Non-executive Directors
 
HO Gilbert Chi Hang, age 46, was appointed as a Non-executive Director on 31st December, 2018. He was appointed as an executive director and the chief operating officer of NWS (together with its subsidiaries, ¡§NWS Group¡¨) on 9th July, 2018 and 1st February, 2022 respectively. He is also a member of the Executive Committee, the Corporate Governance Committee and the Sustainability Committee of NWS. Joining NWS in January 2018, he is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the NWS Group and is responsible for overseeing the business development and mergers and acquisitions affairs, and certain businesses of the NWS Group. Mr. Ho has extensive experience in the area of corporate management, investments, corporate finance, merger and acquisition transactions and international brand and retail management. Prior to joining the NWS Group, Mr. Ho was a director and/or senior executive in several Hong Kong listed public companies. He was the senior investment director of New World Development Company Limited, the substantial shareholder of NWS and a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and an executive director of New World Strategic Investment Limited. He was also a partner of an international law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Mr. Ho is an independent non-executive director of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Kam Hing International Holdings Limited, and a non-executive director of Shoucheng Holdings Limited, all being companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He was an independent non-executive director of Hailiang International Holdings Limited (resigned on 1st September, 2020), which is a listed public company in Hong Kong. Mr. Ho is the Deputy Chairperson of the Greater Bay Area Committee of CPA Australia, a member of the China Committee of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the General Committee of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, a standing committee member of the Youth Federation of Inner Mongolia and the Vice Chairman of Inner Mongolia & Hong Kong Youth Exchange Association. He was a committee member of the Industry Advisory Committee of Insurance Authority from June 2020 to May 2022 and a committee member of the Chinese People¡¦s Political Consultative Conference of Shenyang from December 2007 to December 2021. Mr. Ho holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Sydney, Australia and was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, Australia and England and Wales and as a solicitor and barrister in the High Court of Australia. He is also a fellow member of CPA Australia.