Chairman & CEO
Bankee KWAN JP
MBA, BBA, FFA, FHKSI, CPM(HK), FHKIM
Mr Kwan 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 and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a Certified Professional Marketer (HK) and a Distinguished Fellow of the 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 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 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 the community. He is a member of the standing committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Shanghai Committee, and a Justice of Peace (JP) of the HKSAR; a member of the Election Committee for the Fourth and the Fifth Term of the Chief Executive Election of the HKSAR; and a board member, 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 non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority, 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. In April 2016, Mr Kwan was named “Man of the Year for Leadership in Asia” by IAIR, the world’s leading financial magazine. The annual IAIR Awards recognize outstanding professionals who actively promote excellences in innovation and sustainability.