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Mr.
Yau Chung Ping

CEO and Executive Director

FMBA, C.Mgr

Mr. Yau Chung Ping (邱仲平) (“Mr. Yau”),  is a co-founder of our Group and a Controlling Shareholder. Mr. Yau was appointed as a director of AL Design since its founding in October 1999. He was appointed as a Director on 1 February 2016 then redesignated as an executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of our Company on 25 February 2016.

Mr. Yau currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of our Company. Apart from being responsible for formulating the corporate strategies and meeting the overall business objectives of our Group, Mr. Yau is also involved with client development, new business initiatives and overall design and project management for our Group’s clients.

Mr. Yau has over 25 years of experience in interior design and project management in Hong Kong and China. In 1999, Mr. Yau co-founded AL Design with Ms. Sz. Over the 16 years at AL Design, Mr. Yau has directed his design team through a variety of projects in the field of interior design and project management covering the commercial, residential and retail sectors that reflect the brand and image of their corporate clients. He is committed to serving the community, contributing to numerous charities; and using environmentally friendly practices and materials wherever possible.

Mr. Yau received a Diploma in Interior and Environmental Design from the First Institute of Arts and Design in August 1994 and Fellowship from The Canadian Chartered Institute of Business Administration in 2016.  He has been a professional member of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association since 2004 and International Interior Design Association in 2016.

Mr.
Lam Chung Ho
Alastair

Chairman and Executive Director

Mr. Lam Chung Ho, Alastair (林忠豪) (“Mr. Lam”) was appointed as the Chairman and an executive Director of the Company with effect from 12 July 2017.

Mr. Lam has been the executive director of Synergy Management Limited since 2007, chairman of Synergy Lighting Limited since 2008, chairman of Synergy Resources International Limited since 2011, executive director of State Path Capital Limited since 2016 and director of Bionic Vision Technologies Pty Limited since 2017.

Mr. Lam started his career in his family business between 2002 and 2006 at Qualipak Manufacturing Limited, a then wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualipak International Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK:1332). Mr. Lam was the founder of Synergy Group Holdings International Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (SEHK:1539), where he served as a non-executive director between 14 December 2001 and 19 December 2016 and currently still remains a substantial shareholder. 

Mr. Lam graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, United States with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Administration in August 2001.

Mr.
Wong Kang Man

Non Executive Director

Mr. Wong Kang Man(黃耿文) (“Mr. Wong”),  was appointed as a non-executive Director on 10th March 2017 and has been re-designated from non-executive Director to executive Director from 6th November 2017.

Mr. Wong has 10 years of experience in electrical and manufacturing engineering and interior design. In May 2017, Mr. Wong Kang Man has been appointed as a director of Ace Architectural and Interior Design Limited, a company principally engaged in interior design business in Hong Kong. Since October 2012, Mr. Wong has been the director of sales & marketing at TSBE Design Consultant Limited, an interior design firm in Hong Kong. In August 2007, Mr. Wong joined Myron L Company based in San Diego, California USA, as an electrical engineer where over a period of five years had directed teams of over 150 workers and 10 engineers to work on electrical and product engineering projects. 

Mr. Wong received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego USA, in May 2007.

Ms.
Lee Hau Yan
Hannah

Independent non-executive Director

Ms. Lee Hau Yan, Hannah (李巧恩) (“Ms. Lee”),  was appointed an Independent non-executive Director of our Company on 15 June 2016.  Since April 2017, Ms. Lee has been the Chief Financial Officer of Tink Labs Limited, a company that provides hospitality technology solutions to help hotels better monetise and understand their guests through mobile technology via its flagship smartphone product, handy.

From March 2016 to February 2017, Ms. Lee has been the Chief Financial Officer of NISI (HK) Limited, a company that specialised in non-invasive surgical innovations.  Ms. Lee has two decades of experience in auditing, accounting, investment and financial management, mergers & acquisitions and initial public offerings. As Chief Financial Officer, she successfully took two PRC-based companies public on NASDAQ, namely, The9 Limited (NASDAQ:NCTY) and Global Education & Technology Group Limited (NASDAQ: GEDU). She also spearheaded the successful multi-billion merger of the parent company of the PRC-based Ganji.com with NYSE-listed 58.com Inc. (NYSE:WUBA) as well as the successful US$300 million acquisition of Global Education & Technology Group Limited (NASDAQ:GEDU) by NYSE-listed the Pearson plc (NYSE:PSO).

From September 2011 to February 2016, Ms. Lee was the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Ganji.com, a classified website to over 350 cities in China. Ms. Lee spearheaded and completed the multi-billion merger of the parent company of Ganji.com with 58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA) in August 2015. From November 2009 to September 2011, she was the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Global Education & Technology Group Limited, a NASDAQ- listed company (NASDAQ:GEDU). She successfully took the PRC-based company public on NASDAQ in October 2010 and subsequently led the acquisition of the public company by the Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO) in late 2011 for about US$300 million.

From March 2008 to October 2009, Ms. Lee was the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of United Information Technology Co., Ltd., a provider of networked storage products and services in China. From January 2004 to February 2008, she was the Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, and subsequently Senior Vice President, of The9 Limited, a NASDAQ-listed company (NASDAQ:NCTY). Ms. Lee successfully took the PRC-based company public on NASDAQ in December 2004.

Ms. Lee started her career in 1996 at Smythe LLP (formerly known as “Smythe Ratcliffe”) in Vancouver, Canada, where she worked as an articling student from September 1996 to May 1998. From June 1998 to January 2003, Ms. Lee worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Vancouver, Canada as a Manager in the Audit and Assurance practice. From January 2003 to January 2004, she was a manager in the audit department at KPMG in Shanghai, China. 

Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honors) from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in May 1996. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Canada since July 1999 and a Registered Certified Public Accountant in Illinois, USA.

Mr.
Tse Chi Shing

Independent non-executive Director

Mr. Tse Chi Shing (謝志成) (“Mr. Tse”), was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 12th January 2017.

Mr. Tse has 10 years of experience in accounting and audit.  Since April 2011, he has been the Financial Controller and Company Secretary of Sunrise (China) Technology Group Limited (“Sunrise”), a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK:8226), where he is responsible for financial planning, financial control and accounting operations and also manages a full spectrum of company secretarial work for Sunrise.  Prior to Sunrise, Mr. Tse was with the audit firms of Mazars CPA Limited, HLB Hodgson Impey Cheng, and Choy Ng and Co. CPA.

Mr. Tse received a Bachelor of Arts degree (with Honours) in Accounting from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in July 2006.  He has a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) since January 2011.

Mr.
Daniel Kloeden Dieter

Independent non-executive Director

Mr. Kloeden Daniel Dieter (“Mr. Kloeden”) was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 12 July 2017.

Mr. Kloeden currently serves as President of Bancka Limited, a FinTech start-up focusing on global seamless FX payment solutions. He is responsible for the strategic and operative development ensuring the group’s overall business objective and growth plans.

Mr. Kloeden has more than 15 years of Corporate Management and Strategic Management Consultancy experience serving multinational focused SME’s and Fortune 500 companies within the Automotive, Financial Services and FMCG industry. He specialized in solving Strategic Corporate Development, Sales and Marketing projects on a local, regional and global scale involving multi layers of stakeholder environment.

Mr. Kloeden obtained a bachelor degree in Business from the University of Cooperative Education, Plauen, Germany in 2002 and a master degree in International Business from the Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in February 2006. His studies have been published in September 2008 with the book “Corporate Retail Branding: The Path of Brand positioning of retail brands”.

Mr. Kloeden was elected for Germany’s most prestigious scholarship for Asia-Pacific — Heinz-Nixdorf Scholarship. He spent a year between February 2006 to February 2007 at the LSI — Sinicum — Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, and at the Shandong Economic University Jinan, China, studying Chinese culture and language.

 

 

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