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Mr. Gregory Kam Leung SO
GBSGBS
JP
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Gregory Kam Leung SO, GBS, JP, aged 64, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 1 July 2023. He was appointed as the Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the third term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) on 1 June 2008. He was then appointed as the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on 28 June 2011. On 1 July 2012, Mr. So was again appointed as the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the fourth term Government of the HKSAR until 30 June 2017. The Commerce and Economic Development Bureau is responsible for various policy matters including Hong Kong’s external commercial relations, inward investment promotion, intellectual property protection, industry and business support, tourism, consumer protection, competition, information technology, telecommunications, broadcasting, development of innovation and technology (until November 2015), film-related issues, and creative industries.

Mr. So serves as a consultant in So, Lung and Associates, Solicitors, an independent non-executive director, a member of the audit committee and the strategic development committee of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) (Stock Code: 316)), an independent non-executive director, the chairman of the remuneration committee and a member of the audit committee, the nomination committee and the sustainability steering committee of China Overseas Property Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 2669)), an independent non-executive director and a member of the audit committee of Investcorp Holdings B.S.C. (a company listed on the Bahrain Bourse until 12 July 2021). Mr. So previously served as the vice-chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, a Board Member of Hong Kong Hospital Authority, a Council Member of Lingnan University, a Member of Commission on Strategic Development, and a member of the District Council of Wong Tai Sin District. He was also an independent non-executive director, a member of the audit committee and the chairman of the risk committee of Blue Insurance Limited, and an advisor of Superland Group Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 368)).

Mr. So holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Carleton University, Canada, a Bachelor’s degree in Law, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Mr. So is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, Canada, the Law Society of Ontario, the Law Society (England and Wales), and the Hong Kong Law Society. He provided legal services in Canada from 1984 and continued his legal practice upon returning to Hong Kong in 1989. He has over 27 years of practice experience as a lawyer.
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