Profile of the board Directors


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
TJIA Boen Sien (“Mr. Tjia”), aged 77, is one of the co-founders of the Group. He is the Managing Director and Chairman of the Company. Mr. Tjia is the member of remuneration committee and the member of nomination committee of the Board. Mr. Tjia is well respected and has established connections in the PRC construction industry through his extensive experience. He has over 38 years’ experience in the construction industry in the PRC and Hong Kong. Mr. Tjia is responsible for the overall corporate strategy and the daily operations of the Group, including business development and overall management. 
 
He graduated from chemistry studies at the Huaqiao University (華僑大學) in the PRC in July 1966.  He was admitted as member of The Chartered Institute of Building in November 1996 and is a professional member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since October 2002. Mr. Tjia previously served as the vice chairman and honourable member of Zhan Tian You Civil Engineering Science and Technology Development Fund Management Committee (詹天佑土木工程科學技術發展基金管理委員會)
 
In the past three years, Mr. Tjia was the chairman and non-executive director of Smart City Development Holdings Limited (formerly known as Deson Construction International Holdings Limited) (stock code : 8268), a company listed on the GEM of Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, for a period from 16 December 2014 to 29 July 2019.
 
Mr. Tjia is father of Mr. Tjia Wai Yip, William (Executive Director of the Company) and Ms. Tse Hoi Ying, Irene (Senior Management of the Group)
 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
WANG Jing Ning (“Mr. Wang”), aged 65, is an executive Director of the Company and was appointed as a director of the Company in September 1993.  Mr. Wang is a member of the remuneration committee and a member of the nomination committee of the Board. He is also a director of various main operating subsidiaries of the Group, among others, Deson Ventures (HK) Limited, Winsome Properties Limited and Honour Advance Limited. Mr. Wang has over 41 years’ experience in hotel management and construction engineering in Mainland China and Hong Kong. He is responsible for managing the Group’s projects in Mainland China.




EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
TJIA Wai Yip, William (“Mr. William Tjia”) , aged 45, is an executive Director of the Company since January 2015. Mr. William Tjia joined the Group in February 2000. He is a director of Deson Innovative Limited since July 2005, one of the subsidiaries of the Company.  He has over 21 years of experience in business management. He is responsible for intelligent building and security systems business of the Group the Group’s development including business development and overall management. He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Information Systems in 1998. He is the son of Mr. Tjia Boen Sien, the Managing Director and Chairman of the Group and the younger brother of Ms. Tse Hoi Ying, Irene, the Senior Management of the Group.


 
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
Dr. Ho Chung-Tai, Raymond (“Dr. Ho”), SBS, MBE, S.B. St. J., JP, aged 82, is an independent non-executive Director of the Company and was appointed as a director of the Company in September 1993. 
 
Dr. Ho has 58 years’ experience in the fields of civil, structural, energy, environmental and geotechnical engineering and direct project management of many mega size engineering projects including 48 years in Hong Kong and 10 years in the United Kingdom. He has direct management responsibility in the HK$3.0 billion (cost at the time) project of Electrification and Modernisation of Kowloon-Canton Railway (now called “The East Rail”) from the mid-70’s till early 80’s; and all the government-funded infrastructure works for Shatin New Town and Tseung Kwan O New Town from early 80’s till the end of 1993, experience including construction of tunnels, bridges, flyovers, roads, dockyards, wharves, jetties, hospitals, hotels, incinerators, high-rise commercial/residential buildings, slopes, reclamation, chimneys, Ocean park, environmental studies and environmental protection projects.
 
Dr. Ho holds a doctorate degree in civil engineering from the City University of London, United Kingdom; Honourary Doctor of Business Administration from the City University of Hong Kong; Honourary Doctor of Laws from University of Manchester, United Kingdom; a postgraduate diploma in geotechnical engineering from Manchester University, United Kingdom; and a bachelor degree in civil engineering from the University of Hong Kong; and was awarded Honourary University Fellow of The University of Hong Kong and Honourary University Fellow of The University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom.
 
Dr. Ho was formerly a partner and senior director of Maunsell Consultants Asia Limited from January 1976 to August 1993. Dr. Ho was formerly Hong Kong Deputy to the 10th & 11th terms of National People’s Congress of the PRC, member of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th terms of Legislative Council (Engineering Functional Constituency) (1998-2012), member of the Provisional Legislative Council (1996-1998), President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (1987/1988), Member of the Former Basic Law Consultation Committee, Founding Council Chairman of the City University of Hong Kong, Council Chairman of the former City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Chairman of Hong Kong Technology Committee of the Industry & Technology Development Council (ITDC) and member of ITDC, Chairman of the Transport Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Affairs Adviser, Chairman of the Infrastructure Development Services Advisory Committee of the HKTDC, board member of the Hong Kong Airport Authority (2008 – 2014), member of the Court of the City University of Hong Kong, member of the Chinese Medicine Consultative Committee of the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University, member of Consultative Committee on the New Airport and Related Projects, and member of the Gas Safety Advisory Committee. Currently, Dr. Ho is Honorary Chairman and Past Chairman of Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Plant, LingAo Nuclear Plant Safety Consultative Committee and Professional Advisor (Architecture, Engineering and Surveying) to the Ombudsman of HKSAR.
 
Dr. Ho currently is also a director of the following companies which are listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited:
 
An Independent Non-executive Director
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (stock code: 3800)
ChinLink International Holdings Limited (stock code: 997)
AP Rentals Holdings Limited (stock code: 1496)
Fu Shek Financial Holdings Limited (stock code: 2263)
Superland Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 368)
 
Dr. Ho was an independent non-executive director of China State Construction International Holdings Limited (stock code: 3311) for a period from June 2005 to 3 June 2019, and was the chairman of non-executive director of SCUD Group Limited (stock code: 1399) for a period from 27 September 2018 to 16 June 2020, both are companies listed on the Stock Exchange in the past three years.


 
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 
SIU Man-po (“Ir Siu”), is an independent non-executive Director of the Company since September 2001.  Ir Siu is a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee, and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Board.
 
Ir Siu was awarded the MEDAL OF HONOUR (MH) by the Chief Executive of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) in July 2004 for his dedication and meritorious services to the development of engineering profession in Hong Kong.
 
Ir Siu, aged 83, obtained his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1963 from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, U.S.A.
 
Ir Siu has extensive experience in construction field including the construction of Tsing Yi Power Station in 1966-1977, MTR stations in 1977-1987, and Hong Kong Baptist University campus development in 1989-1999. Ir Siu was the Managing Director of Ho Wang Siu Mak Management Ltd. (an engineering consultancy company) from 2008 to 2019.
 
Ir Siu is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers.


 
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 

SIU Kam Chau (“Mr. Siu”), aged 56, joined the Company in March 2014 as an independent non-executive Director. Mr. Siu is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and member of the Nomination Committee of the Board. Mr. Siu graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (practising) in Hong Kong. Mr. Siu has over 31 years of working experience in auditing, accounting, company secretarial and corporate finance. Mr. Siu was an executive director of Power Financial Group Limited (stock code: 397) from 29 April 2020 to 21 June 2021 and is currently an independent non-executive director of Wang On Group Limited (stock code: 1222) both of which are companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”).