Mr. Mar SelwynChairman
Mr. Mar is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Board. Mr. Mar graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Mar was a director of Nexia Charles Mar Fan Limited, and is now a consultant. He is also an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Minmetals Land Limited and Man Yue Technology Holdings Limited, and a senior adviser to the board of directors of PanAsialum Holdings Company Limited (“PanAsialum”) (all of the aforesaid companies are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). He was an independent non-executive director and the chairman of the audit committee of PanAsialum. He was also the President of Hong Kong Society of Accountants (now known as Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants) in 1991. Mr. Mar is an Honorary Fellow of the Lingnan University. He joined the Board in September 2004.
Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip
Mr. Fan is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board. Mr. Fan is an independent non-executive director of the following Hong Kong listed public companies, namely Hysan Development Company Limited, First Pacific Company Limited, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited and PFC Device Inc. Mr. Fan was formerly an independent director of Goodman Group, an Australian listed company and a member of the Asian Advisory Committee of AustralianSuper, a pension fund established in Australia until November 2017 and February 2017 respectively. Mr. Fan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from Stanford University and a Master’s Degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the Company in 1997, he was an executive director of CITIC Pacific Limited in charge of industrial projects in China. Mr. Fan joined the Board in November 1997 and was re-designated as a Non-executive Director and an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in January 2010 and December 2012 respectively.
Mr. Zhai Haitao
Mr. Zhai is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board. He is also an independent non-executive director of China Everbright Water Limited (the Company’s subsidiary and the shares of which are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). Mr. Zhai is the President and Partner of Primavera Capital Group. He was formerly a director and the chairman of the audit committee of the board of China Asset Management Co., Ltd., Managing Director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC and Chief Representative of Goldman Sachs Beijing Office. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Zhai worked at the International Department of the People’s Bank of China in Beijing, and was Deputy Representative of the People’s Bank of China Representative Office for the Americas based in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Columbia University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Peking University. He has extensive experience and knowledge in banking, capital market and management. Mr. Zhai joined the Board in January 2011.
The Audit Committee, currently comprising 3 independent non-executive Directors, namely Mr. Mar Selwyn (Chairman), Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip and Mr. Zhai Haitao, is primarily responsible for reviewing and monitoring the Group's financial reporting and relevant matters, risk management and internal control systems, internal and external audit and such other financial and accounting matters of the Group, etc. Under its terms of reference, the Audit Committee is required to oversee the relationship between the Company and Ernst & Young, the external auditor of the Company. The terms of reference of the Audit Committee are available on the websites of the Company and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.