People: Wharf Holdings Ltd (0004.HK)
7 Mar 2014
Ch'ien, Kuo Fung
Dr. Raymond Kuo Fung Ch'ien, Ph.D., GBS, CBE, JP, has been Independent Non-Executive Director of The Wharf (Holdings) Limited since July 24, 2002. He is the chairman of MTR Corporation Limited and Hang Seng Bank Limited as well as an INED of China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited and Convenience Retail Asia Limited, all being listed in Hong Kong. He is also a non-executive director of UGL Limited, which is listed in Australia. He serves on the boards of directors of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Swiss Re Ltd which is listed in Switzerland. He was formerly the chairman and a director of China.com Inc. (listed on Growth Enterprise Market) until his resignation on 29 March 2013 and he was formerly also a director of Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Limited until he resigned on 31 March 2013. He formerly served on the boards of directors of two companies which formerly were listed companies, namely, Swiss Reinsurance Company Limited and CDC Corporation. He has been appointed a member of the Economic Development Commission of the HKSAR Government established in January 2013 and is a member of the Standing Committee of the Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He is an honorary president and past chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. From 1992 to 1997, He was a member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, then under British administration. He was appointed a member of the Executive Council of HKSAR on 1 July 1997 and served until June 2002. He received a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978 and became a Trustee of the University in 2006. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1993 and a Commander in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1994. In 1999, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star Medal by the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2008, he was conferred the honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole of France.
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