Mr. HOONG, Cheong Thard
, aged 44, has been a Non-executive Director since 8 June 2010 and is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Hoong graduated from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London in the United Kingdom in 1989 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Hoong has over 12 years of experience in the corporate finance and investment banking industry in Asia. In 1997, he joined UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch as an associate director in the corporate finance department and was subsequently promoted to director and executive director in 2000 and 2002, respectively. From 2003 to 2006, he worked for Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch as a director. From 2006 to 2008, he was the chief executive officer and an executive director of China LotSynergy Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange"). He is currently a non-executive director of China LotSynergy Holdings Limited. He joined Far East Consortium International Limited ("FECIL"), a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange and a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance, as managing director in September 2008 and has been appointed as an executive director of FECIL with effect from 31 August 2012. He is the president and director 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 27 March 2009, and a non-independent and non-executive director of Land & General Berhad, a company listed on the main market of Bursa Malaysia, since 1 June 2010. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.