Chairman & CEO

Bankee Pak-hoo KWAN

Chairman, MBA, BBA, FFA, MHKSI, CPM(HK), MHKIM, aged 54, joined the Board on 11 August 2000. He is responsible for the overall business strategy of the Group. Mr Kwan has extensive experience in corporate management, strategic planning, marketing management, financial advisory and banking. He graduated from The Murdoch University of Perth, Australia with a Master Degree in Business Administration, and from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Mr Kwan is a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants of the United Kingdom and a member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute. Mr Kwan is also a Certified Professional Marketer (Hong Kong) of Hong Kong Institute of Marketing and a member of Hong Kong Institute of Marketing.

Mr Kwan is a firm believer in youth education and development. He is a John Harvard fellow of the Harvard University, US; a member of the Harvard University Asia Center Advisory Committee; a member of the court of City University of Hong Kong; an honorary university fellow of The Open University of Hong Kong; a trustee of New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; an advisory professor of Nanjing University. Mr Kwan is also an honorary advisor of several higher education institutions, including the Graduate School of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; the LiPACE of The Open University of Hong Kong; and the Academy of Oriental Studies of Peking University. Furthermore, Mr Kwan is appointed as an honorary advisor of the Fong Yun Wah Foundation and the China Charity Federation.

In addition to education, Mr Kwan is also active in serving to requite the community. He is a member of the standing committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Shanghai Committee. Mr Kwan is a member of the Election Committee for the Fourth Term of the Chief Executive Election of the HKSAR. Mr Kwan has also been a member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of the HKSAR. After being the chairman of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association ("Association") for two consecutive terms, Mr Kwan continues to serve the Association as their honorary advisor. Currently, he is also a member of the consumer Council; the Minimum Wage Commission; The Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC), Trade and Industry Department; the Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority; the Corporate Advisory Council of Hong Kong Securities Institute and the Business Facilitation Advisory Committee (BFAC). He is also the Convenor of the Wholesale and Retail Task Force (WRIT) of the BFAC. Mr Kwan is also an honorary advisor of the CEPA Business Opportunities Development Alliance. In December 2009, Mr Kwan was named "Entrepreneur of the Year 2009" in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards organised by Enterprise Asia, which recognised his outstanding entrepreneurial success and significant contributions to economic life and society.

Mr Kwan is a substantial Shareholder and the chairman of CASH. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee, as well as a member of the remuneration committee of CASH.