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Friday, 30 November 2018, 10:50 HKT/SGT

Source: The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors Announces Winners of Directors of the Year Awards 2018 at the Institute Annual Dinner

HONG KONG, Nov 30, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong Institute of Directors ("HKIoD") announced the winners of the Directors Of the Year Awards ("DYA") 2018 at its Annual Dinner held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre last night. This year sees the largest number of directors and boards accredited with the Awards. In this era with digital technologies disrupting traditional economic and business operational models, the 20 winners this year have shown their determination to promote and implement good governance and lead their companies or organisations in achieving new milestones. These Awardees are exemplary in demonstrating the award theme "Leadership in Times of Change".

The opening ceremony was hosted by Mr Henry Lai, Chairman of HKIoD, with The Hon James Henry Lau Jr JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, as the Guest of Honour and speaker.

Mr Henry Lai, Chairman of the Council of HKIoD, said, "Having a good governance system can allow a company to develop healthily and sustainably. However, to cope with the ever-changing operating environment, conventional ways of doing things have to change also. Leaders of changes need to have extraordinary vision, openness and courage when exploring new paths in new circumstances. These qualities are found in all the winning directors and boards this year. They dare to venture into new realms and lead their companies in facing rapid changes in the business environment. We hope their success stories can serve as examples and provide the benchmark for enhancing corporate governance to different industries in Hong Kong."

Mr William Lo, Chairman of the Awards Organising Committee, said, "There is the saying 'water is a boon in the desert, but the drowning man curses it', which is a perfect description of what technological development can do to the business world. It can spark the creativity of new generation leaders, create business opportunities and boost profit, but the risks involved should not be slighted. Picking 'Leadership in Times of Changes' as the theme of DYA this year reflects the Organising Committee's objective to honour leaders who stand out in performance amid the dynamic world and recognise their outstanding contribution to the business world."

Dr Carlye Tsui, CEO of HKIoD, said, "For leaders in the corporate world to come up with correct decisions in the ever-changing operating environment, they have to keep learning new knowledge. Always keeping its finger on the pulse of the market and also technological development, HKIoD has designed educational programmes pinpointing the needs of directors, so as to help them maintain strong corporate governance in their organisations seeking to ride the new economic tide and move on to embrace new opportunities."

The winners of the DYA 2018 in the various award categories are listed below.

Listed Companies Categories
Executive Directors
- Ms Chan Yuen Shan Clara MH
Chief Executive Officer, Lee Kee Holdings Limited
- Mr Kong Qingwei
Chairman, China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd
- Mr Lai Ni Hium
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited
- Mr Lam Tak Hing, Vincent
Chairman, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Asiaray Media Group Ltd
- Mr Lee Wai Kwong
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, ASM Pacific Technology Limited
- Ms Wong Ka Ki, Ada FRICS
Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Champion REIT
- Mr Yiu Chiu Fai
Executive Director & Chairman of Board, Henan Jinma Energy Company Limited

Non-Executive Directors
- Mr Zhang Jijing
Chairman and Non-Executive Director, Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited

- Board of Directors, China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd
- Board of Directors, Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited

Non-listed Companies Categories
- Board of Directors, Leo Paper Group (Hong Kong) Limited

Statutory/Non-profit-distributing Organisations Categories
Non-Executive Directors
- Ms Grace Fung Oei
Chairperson, Ronald McDonald House Charities Hong Kong Limited
- Ms Sabrina Chi Wai Ho
Chairman, The Child Development Centre
- Dr Ip Simon Sik On GBS CBE JP
Immediate Past Chairman, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
- Prof John Leong Chi-yan SBS OBE JP
Chairman, Hospital Authority
- Mr James Edward Thompson GBS
Chairman, The Hong Kong Management Association

- Board of Directors, The Australian International School Foundation Limited
In addition: recognition of Excellence in Board Diversity
- Board of Equal Opportunities Commission
In addition: recognition of Excellence in Board Diversity
- Board of Directors, The Hong Kong Management Association
- Executive Committee, The Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care
In addition: recognition of Excellence in Board Diversity

About Directors Of The Year Awards
First launched in 2001, Directors Of The Year Awards were the first ever such Awards organised in Asia. The project has now become an annual project of impact in the community. The objectives are to recognise directors and board of directors for outstanding director practices and corporate governance, to publicise the significance of good corporate governance and to promote awareness of good corporate governance and director professionalism in Hong Kong. Nominations are open to the public. As good corporate governance is vital to all types of organisations, and professional director practices are encouraged from directors in all board roles, the Awards recognise excellence in categories by company types, including listed companies, non-listed companies and statutory/non-profit-distributing organisations, and categories by roles, including Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors and Boards. For more details on the previous years' Awards, please visit http://www.hkiod.com/dya-awardees.html

About The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors is Hong Kong's premier body representing directors to foster the long-term success of companies through advocacy and standards-setting in corporate governance and professional development for directors. A non-profit-distributing organisation with membership consisting of directors from listed and non-listed companies, HKIoD is committed to providing directors with educational programmes and information service and establishing an influential voice in representing directors. With international perspectives and a multi-cultural environment, HKIoD conducts business in biliteracy and trilingualism. Website: http://www.hkiod.com.

Media Enquiries:
Strategic Public Relations Group Limited
Eveline Wan +852 2864 4822/ eveline.wan@sprg.com.hk
Brenda Chan+852 2114 4396/ brenda.chan@sprg.com.hk
Chak Yau +852 2114 4395/ chak.yau@sprg.com.hk

Directors Of The Year Awards 2018 Enquiries:
The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
Odessa So +852 2889 4988/ odessa.so@hkiod.com
Moni Ching +852 2889 1414/ moni.ching@hkiod.com

Topic: Press release summary
Source: The Hong Kong Institute of Directors

Sectors: Daily Finance, Daily News
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