Board of Directors
Mr. Marc TSCHIRNER, aged 49, was appointed as an Executive Director and the Managing Director of the Company in January 2021. He is also a member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee, Corporate Governance and Compliance Committee and Share Repurchase Committee. He graduated from University of Konstanz with a Master Degree in Law in 1998. Mr. TSCHIRNER was admitted to the German Bar in 2002, all Higher German Regional Courts in 2007 and as a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong in 2018. He worked as a director at Roedl & Partner Limited from 2017 until 2019 and most recently as external chief representative. Mr. TSCHIRNER is also a registered foreign lawyer at Lee Law Firm, Hong Kong since July 2020. Before he worked as a registered foreign lawyer at Shum & Co. Solicitors and Roedl & Partner. Previously, Mr. TSCHIRNER also worked for Arthur Andersen in Zurich and Ernst & Young in Zurich with a primary focus in tax law. In addition, between 2004 and 2008, Mr. TSCHIRNER held a position as vice president at Credit Suisse Group, Zurich. Between 2008 and 2015, Mr. TSCHIRNER was an executive director at Bank Julius Baer, Zurich. Between 2016 and 2017, Mr. TSCHIRNER was a director at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Hong Kong. During the period from 21 July 2020 to 8 January 2021, he was an executive director and group chief operating officer of Esprit Holdings Limited (330.HK).
Mr. SAM Hing Cheong, aged 39, was appointed as an Executive Director and the Vice Chairman of the Company in April 2021. He is also a member of the Company’s Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Share Repurchase Committee. Mr. SAM holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Mr. SAM is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, the British Virgin Islands, New Zealand, and also as an attorney in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Mr. SAM is presently a senior registered foreign lawyer at Hauzen LLP, a specialist corporate law firm. Mr. SAM is also a non-executive director of Oshidori International Holdings Limited (622.HK) (“Oshidori”), a company listed on the Stock Exchange which is a substantial shareholder of the Company. Mr. SAM was previously the chairman of Oshidori between 28 January 2019 to 5 June 2020; the acting chairman of Oshidori from 5 April 2017 to 28 January 2019; and the chief executive officer of Oshidori from 27 March 2012 to 6 April 2017. Mr. SAM was re-designated from an executive director and the chairman of Oshidori to a non-executive director on 5 June 2020.
Mr. William GILES, aged 58, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in February 2021. He is also a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee, Corporate Governance and Compliance Committee and Share Repurchase Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) from The University of Sheffield. Mr. GILES was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1987 and in Hong Kong in 1990. Mr. GILES is a partner of Hart Giles, Solicitors & Notaries. Mr. GILES has over thirty years of extensive experience in practising law as a specialist in large-scale commercial litigation, insolvency work, restructuring and regulatory investigations. Mr. GILES has acted in numerous cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal concerning civil fraud, white-collar crime, financial services, employment, commercial contracts and shareholder disputes. Mr. GILES has also acted as liquidator of more than 70 companies. Mr. GILES is currently the independent non-executive director of Esprit Holdings Limited, (330.HK).