Tan Sri Dato' CHIU, David
, aged 59, is a Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Board, the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He was appointed as Director on 23 January 2007 and is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He is a director of Sumptuous Assets Limited and Ample Bonus Limited, the substantial shareholders of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (the "SFO").
Tan Sri Dato' David Chiu graduated from the University of Sophia in Japan with a double degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics in 1975.
Tan Sri Dato' David Chiu has over 30 years of experience in property development and extensive experience in hotel development. In his business career, he established a number of highly successful business operations through organic growth and acquisitions, covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. He is the chief executive officer, an executive director and the chairman of Far East Consortium International Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the SFO. He has also been the chairman of the board of directors of Agora Hospitality Group Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Tokai Kanko Co., Ltd.), a company listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, since September 1997. He is the chairman and founder of Malaysia Land Properties Sdn. Bhd., which is one of the largest condominium developers in Malaysia.
With regard to Tan Sri Dato' David Chiu's devotion to the community, he is a trustee member of "The Better Hong Kong Foundation" and the former chairman of "the Festival Celebration for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Force" in Hong Kong. He is the counsellor of the China-United States Exchange Foundation. He is also a member of the "Concerted Efforts Resource Centre", a member of "Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce", a member of the "Constitutional Reform Synergy" and a member of "The Real Estate Developers Association of Hong Kong". He is the director and school management committee member of Ju Ching Chu School (Kwai Chung) (Yuen Long) (Tuen Mun) in Hong Kong. He is also the honorary President of Hong Kong Guangdong Chamber of Foreign Investors and a member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
In Malaysia, Tan Sri Dato' David Chiu was conferred an honorary award which carried the title "Dato" and subsequently a more senior honorary title of "Tan Sri" by His Majesty, the King of Malaysia, in 1997 and 2005, respectively.
Tan Sri Dato' David Chiu is the father of Ms. CHIU, Wing Kwan Winnie, an Executive Director and the President of the Company.