Larry Jewelry appoints Chow Liang Selina Shuk-Yee as chairman
Ms. Shuk-Yee GBS, OBE, JP, graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelors of arts degree, and went on to post-graduate studies of Speech and Drama at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in the United Kingdom. She obtained the Licentiateship for Teacher and Performer of Drama at the Royal College of Music (LRAM), and also qualified as an Associate of the Drama Board there, specializing in Theatrical Production.
Ms. Shuk-Yee worked at Television Broadcasts Limited as a Production Assistant, and elevated through the ranks of Producer, Programme Manager, Assistant General Manager in charge of all programming until 1977. In the next decade she occupied top management positions in Commercial Television Limited and Asia Television Limited. She was appointed as a Member of the Urban Council in 1980, where she served for four years. In 1981 she was appointed as a Member of the Legislative Council until 1995, when she became an elected Legislator for the first time, representing the Wholesale and Retail Sector.
In 1997 Ms. Shuk-Yee was one of the members of the Legislature who was elected to straddle the handover of Hong Kong’s sovereignty from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China. She continued serving as a Functional Constituency Member of the Legislative Council until 2004, when she was elected a representative of the geographical constituency of the New Territories West of Hong Kong, a position in which she served until 2008.
Ms. Shuk-Yee has been a Member of the Central People Political Consultative Conference appointed by the Central Government of the PRC since 2003. She is the Chairman of the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Society, a Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre, and a Director of the Friends of Hong Kong Association. She is also an Honorary Advisor to the Quality Tourism Services Association. Mrs. Chow is the Deputy Chairman of the Liberal Party. Ms. Shuk-Yee was also elected by the Wholesale and Retail Sector as their representative in the Election Committee responsible for the election of the Chief Executive of Hong Kong in March 2012.
Ms. Shuk-Yee's key public appointments in recent years include: Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Member of the Strategic Commission, Member of the Trade Development Council, Member of the Consultative Committee on the Core Arts and Cultural Facilities of the West Kowloon Cultural District and Convenor of its Performing Arts and Tourism Advisory Group, Member of the Aviation Advisory Committee, Member of the Airport Authority, and Member of the Business Council of the Great Pearl River Delta.
The company also announced that Chan Ignatius Tze-Ching has been appointed as an independent non-executive director, the chairman of the audit committee, and a member of the remuneration and nomination committee.
Mr. Tze-Ching BBS, JP, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and the Mongolian Mining Corporation, as well as the chairman of the audit committee of the Mongolian Mining Corporation. From 1980 to 2007, he held various positions with Citigroup, including country treasurer and head of sales and trading, head of corporate banking business for Hong Kong, country officer for Hong Kong, country officer for Taiwan, and head of corporate and investment banking business for Greater China.
In 2008, Mr. Tze-Ching was the deputy chief executive of the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. He was appointed as senior advisor of The Bank of East Asia Limited in March 2009 and of CVC Capital Partners Limited in November 2010. He was appointed as Honorary Advisory Vice President of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers in February 2011. He was appointed as non-executive director of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation in November 2011. Mr. Chan is a member of the board of directors of the Community Chest of Hong Kong (as well as the chairman of the investment sub-committee).
Mr. Tze-Ching is also a member of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council (Convener of Services Industry Development & Human Resources Sub-group), Hong Kong Polytechnic University Council (as well as chairman of the audit committee), Hong Kong Open University Sponsorship and Development Fund Committee, the Hong Kong Red Cross Council (as well as the chairman of the audit committee), and the Executive Committee of Investor Education Centre of the Securities and Futures Commission.
Mr. Tze-Ching was awarded master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Hawaii, United States, and is a Certified Public Accountant with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. ■