Mr. LAI, Wai Keung
, aged 48, has been an Executive Director since 8 June 2010 and the Chief Operating Officer, Hong Kong and China since 1 June 2010. He is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and Executive Committee. He is responsible for the hotel operations of the Group in Hong Kong and China. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Lai graduated from the Bolton Institute of Higher Education (presently known as the University of Bolton) in the United Kingdom in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Lai has more than 10 years of experience in the hotel industry. In 1989, he joined the finance and accounting department 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 Securities and Futures Ordinance, as an accountant and internal auditor. In 2002, he was appointed as financial controller of Kosmopolito Hotels International Services Limited (presently known as Dorsett Hospitality International Services Limited) and was responsible for the overall finance and accounting matters of the company, and in 2006, he became the director of hotel operations, where major duties included managing the group's operations, administration works and developing the business strategy with the general managers of the group's hotels. He was also responsible for the assessment and overall project management of hotel development and redevelopment projects of the group.