MBA, BBA, FFA, MHKSI, CPM(HK), MHKIM Mr Kwan, aged 55, joined the Board on 9 March 1998. 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. An MBA graduate from The Murdoch University of Perth, Australia and a BBA graduate from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mr Kwan is also a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants, UK, a member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a Certified Professional Marketer (HK) and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing.
Mr Kwan is a firm believer i n 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 fellow of The Open University of Hong Kong; a trustee of New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and an advisory professor of Nanjing University. Mr Kwan is also an honorary advisor of several higher education institutions, including the LiPACE of The Open University of Hong Kong and the Academy of Oriental Studies of Peking University. Furthermore, Mr Kwan is appointed as anhonorary advisor of the Fong Yun Wah Foundation and the China Charity Federation.
In addition to education, Mr Kwan is also active in serving the community. He is a member of the standing committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Shanghai Committee; a member of the Election Committee for the Fourth Term of the Chief Executive Election of the HKSAR; and the immediate past chairman and honorary advisor of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association. Mr Kwan has also been a member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of the HKSAR. Currently, he is a member of the Minimum Wage Commission; the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee (SMEC), Trade and Industry Department; 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 (WRTF) of the BFAC. Mr Kwan is also an honorary advisor of the CEPA Business Opportunities Development Alliance and The Hong Kong Institute of Education Foundation, and a member of the Organising Committee of the HKMA/TVB awards for Marketing Excellence.
In December 2009, Mr Kwan was named “Entrepreneur of the Year 2009” in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards as organised by Enterprise Asia, which recognised his outstanding entrepreneurial success and significant contributions to economic life and society. Mr Kwan is a substantial Shareholder of the Company and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is also an executive director and chairman of CFSG, as well as a member of the remuneration committee of CFSG.