Mr. Yeung Wai(Executive Director, chairman of our Board and chief executive officer)
Mr. Yeung Wai, aged 51, was appointed as our Executive Director on February 24, 2014, the date of incorporation of our Company and concurrently serves as the chairman of our Board and our chief executive officer. Mr. Yeung is one of the founders of our Group. Mr. Yeung is primarily responsible for our Group’s overall corporate strategies, management and business development. Mr. Yeung is also a member of our Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee.
Mr. Yeung founded our Group in 1992 together with Mr. YC Yeung and Mr. YK Yeung, his siblings. Since then, Mr. Yueng has been instrumental in our business expansion and has developed our Group from a small-scale operation of one restaurant in Kowloon, Hong Kong, into a one of the top three full-service restaurant chains in the Chinese restaurant industry in Hong Kong, based on sales revenue in 2013, according to the Frost & Sullivan Report, of more than 50 restaurants throughout Hong Kong. In 2002, Mr. Yeung pioneered the “Sportful Garden” brand in an attempt to diversify our business model and expand our revenue stream.
Mr. Yeung began his career as a restaurant chef in 1980s. Prior to founding our Group, Mr. Yeung had served various positions, including chef and manager, in a number of restaurants in Hong Kong and accumulated extensive experience in the management and day-to-day operations of restaurants.
A restaurant entrepreneur, Mr. Yeung has been recognized within the food and beverage industry in Hong Kong and served several positions within the industry. He was appointed to the Quality Tourism Services Association as a governing council member in 2014 and is the vice president of the Association of Restaurant Managers. Mr. Yeung is also a permanent member of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Yeung is the brother of Mr. YC Yeung and Mr. YK Yeung. Mr. Yeung is also a director of all members of our Group.
Mr. Yeung Yun Chuen(Executive Director and co-chief operating officer)
Mr. YC Yeung, aged 58, is one of the founders of our Group. He was appointed as an Executive Director on June 10, 2014 and concurrently serves as the co-chief operating officer of our Company. Mr. YC Yeung is primarily responsible for the strategic development and management of our restaurants under our “Sportful Garden” main brand.
Mr. YC Yeung founded our Group in 1992 together with Mr. Yeung and Mr. YK Yeung and has stewarded the origin and development of the “Sportful Garden” brand of restaurants, targeting at high-quality food dishes and premium customers.
Mr. YC Yeung has over 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Mr. YC Yeung’s specialties are restaurant operations and quality assurance, based on his extensive experience in the production department of a number of restaurants in Hong Kong and the PRC, including Shangri-La Hotel Beijing, The Garden Hotel Guangzhou, and the group of restaurants owned by Maxim’s Caterers Limited in the 1980s. He has gained substantial experiences in running and managing restaurants with his present and previous positions within the food and beverage industry.
Mr. YC Yeung has earned a number of accolades for works within the industry, including “Elite of China’s Hotel Industry” in 2008 by the Editorial Committee of China Restaurants and Food Service Industry Series and “Top Ten Chinese Restaurant Master” of the year 2007-2008 by China Hotel Annual Awards. In June 2008, he was helmed as a member of Les Amis d’ Escofficer Society, Inc.; an international non-profit organization promoting fine dining. He has been honored as the Honorary President of the third council of Zhuhai Food & Beverage Association in June 2010.
Mr. YC Yeung is the brother of Mr. Yeung and Mr. YK Yeung.
Mr. Yeung Yun Kei(Executive Director and co-chief operating officer)
Mr. YK Yeung, aged 52, has been an Executive Director of our Company since June 10, 2014. Mr. YK Yeung is the co-chief operating officer of our Group together with Mr. YC Yeung. His chief responsibilities are the management and strategic development of our restaurants under our “Fulum” main brand.
Prior to founding our Group in 1992 together with Mr. Yeung and Mr. YC Yeung, Mr. YK Yeung was an experienced practitioner in the food and beverage industry in Hong Kong with over 30 years of extensive experience, serving various positions in a number of restaurants in Hong Kong.
Mr. YK Yeung has been recognized within the food and beverage industry. In the year of 2009 to 2010, he was awarded with a “platinum five-star medal” in the “China Hotel Industry 100 Elites”. His industry recognition also includes his position as a current director of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades. He also received the “gold belt certificate” from, and was elected as a director of, The HK 5-S Association in July 2013.
Mr. YK Yeung is the brother of Mr. Yeung and Mr. YC Yeung.
Mr. Leung Siu Sun(Executive Director and executive chef)
Mr. Leung, aged 54, has been an Executive Director of our Company since June 10, 2014. He is the executive chef of our Group and heads our production and procurement departments, central kitchen and logistics centre. His responsibilities include managing productions, developing new products and quality control.
With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Leung is a seasoned chef with working experience in the food and beverage industry in Hong Kong, the PRC and Japan. His career highlights include his positions at Maxim’s Caterers Limited in Hong Kong in the 1980s, The Garden Hotel, Guangzhou in the PRC, and The Royal Hotel in Aomori, Japan, all held in the 1980s. Mr. Leung joined our production department in July 1995 as a chef and has since been involved in the quality assurance functions. He was promoted to his current position of executive chef in June 2004.
Mr. Leung sought to improve his industry knowledge by completing the “green belt” certificate course organized by The HK 5-S Association in April 2007, and was subsequently advanced to the “black belt” certificate in July 2013. Mr. Leung has also attended an overseas training course on advanced food production and management organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council and was helmed as a member of Les Amis d’ Escofficer Society, Inc., an international non-profit organization promoting fine dining, in February 2005. Mr. Leung received a certificate for food hygiene managers from the Hong Kong Christian Service Kwun Tong Vocational Training Centre in April 2005.
Mr. Fan Chun Wah Andrew
Mr. Fan, aged 37, was appointed as our Independent Non-executive Director on October 28, 2014 and supervises the overall management of our Group.
Mr. Fan has been a practising certified public accountant in Hong Kong since 2006, with over eight years of experience. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration (accounting and finance) from the University of Hong Kong in December 1999 and a bachelor’s degree in laws from the University of London in August 2007. He is a practicing certified public accountant at C.W. Fan & Co. since January 2006 and prior to that, he was a vice president of Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited and a manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong. Mr. Fan been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom since August 2011, and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since September 2006. He has also been a member of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants since January 2003. He is a council member of the Society of Chinese Accountants & Auditors. He is also a committee member of the tenth and eleventh Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of the Zhejiang Province, the fourth and fifth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Shenzhen and the vice chairman of the Hong Kong United Young Association.
Mr. Fan is also an independent non-executive director of Milan Station Holdings Limited (1150), Chuang’s China Investments Limited (298), LT Holdings Limited (112) and Sinomax Group Limited (1418), the shares of all of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Fan was an independent non-executive director of CIG Yangtze Ports PLC (8233), the shares of which are listed on the Growth Enterprises Market of the Stock Exchange, during the period from February 28, 2009 to April 1, 2014 and Far East Holdings International Limited (36), the shares of which listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, during the period from October 9, 2009 to March 1, 2012.
Mr. Wu Kam On Keith
Mr. Wu, aged 40, has been our Independent Non-executive Director since October 28, 2014 and was appointed to our Board to supervise the overall management of our Group.
Mr. Wu is experienced in the food and beverage industry in Hong Kong as evidenced by his work at Tsit Wing International Holdings Ltd (the shares of which was listed on the Singapore Exchange Limited (T26) until October 2013), which supplies coffee, tea and related grocery items to food establishments in Hong Kong, the PRC and Asia. Joined in July 2005, Mr. Wu is currently an executive director, the general manager of group corporate services and group financial controller of Tsit Wing International Holdings Ltd and is responsible to assist its chairman and chief executive officer to formulate corporate strategy for growth and development. Prior to that, he was an accountant of Hong Kong International Terminals Limited which operates a number of ports at the Kwai Chung Terminals, Hong Kong, from April 2001 to June 2004 and practised as a certified public accountant at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from June 1997 to July 2000. These past and present positions have given him over sixteen years of financial and accounting experience.
Mr. Wu received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the City University of Hong Kong in January 1997 and a master’s degree in corporate governance from of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in October 2009. He was admitted as a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in September 2008 and an associate of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries in April 2010. He has also been a fellow of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong since July 2010 and elected associate of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrations in the United Kingdom since April 2010. Mr. Wu’s knowledge and qualification as a Director is also evidenced by his membership in The Hong Kong Institute of Directors since June 2012.
Mr. NG Ngai Man
Mr. Ng, aged 56, has been an independent non-executive Director since 22 September 2017 and supervises the overall management of the Group.
Mr. Ng has over 26 years of experience in the legal industry in Hong Kong. Mr. Ng is currently the partner of Messrs. Fung, Wong, Ng & Lam LLP Solicitors. Prior to his current placement with Messrs. Fung, Wong, Ng & Lam LLP Solicitors, Mr. Ng worked as an executive officer of the Government of Hong Kong from October 1985 to September 1989. Subsequent to his graduation from the University of London in August 1989 and the completion of his articleship in Messrs. C.C. Lee & Co. in September 1992, he was qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in October 1992. Mr. Ng worked as an assistant solicitor in Messrs. Ko & Co from October 1992 to December 1995. In January 1996, Mr. Ng set up Messrs. Chan, Ng & Lam and worked as a partner until March 1999 when the firm changed its name to Messrs. Fung, Wong, Ng & Lam Solicitors & Notaries. From April 1999 to March 2016, he worked as a partner of Messrs. Fung, Wong, Ng & Lam Solicitors & Notaries. On 1 April 2016, Messrs. Fung, Wong, Ng & Lam Solicitors & Notaries changed its names to Messrs. Fung, Wong, Ng & Lam LLP Solicitors and Mr. Ng worked as a partner since then.
Mr. Ng graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree of Bachelor of Social Science in December 1985. He subsequently obtained his degree of Bachelor of Laws from the University of London (external studies) in August 1989. He has been an accredited mediator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre since October 2002 and a civil celebrant of marriages since June 2006. Mr. Ng also has been appointed as a Chinese Attesting Officer by the Ministry of Justice of China since December 2015. Mr. Ng was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit of the Government of Hong Kong in 2012 and has been a SanShui District CPPCC member (佛山市三水區政協委員) of the PRC since November 2016.