Ma Huateng, age 45, is an executive director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr Ma has overall responsibilities for strategic planning and positioning and management of the Group. Mr Ma is one of the co-founders and has been employed by the Group since 1999. Prior to his current employment, Mr Ma was in charge of research and development for Internet paging system development at China Motion Telecom Development Limited, a supplier of telecommunications services and products in China. Mr Ma is a deputy to the 12th National People’s Congress. Mr Ma has a Bachelor of Science degree specialising in Computer and its Application obtained in 1993 from Shenzhen University and more than 23 years of experience in the telecommunications and Internet industries. He is a director of Advance Data Services Limited, which has an interest in the shares of the Company which would fall to be disclosed to the Company under the provisions of Divisions 2 and 3 of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. Mr Ma also serves as a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Lau Chi Ping MartinExecutive Director
Lau Chi Ping Martin, age 44, is an executive director and President of the Company. Mr Lau joined the Company in 2005 as the Chief Strategy and Investment Officer and was responsible for corporate strategies, investments, merger and acquisitions and investor relations. In 2006, Mr Lau was promoted as President of the Company to manage the day-to-day operation of the Company. In 2007, he was appointed as an executive director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Lau was an executive director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.’s investment banking division and the Chief Operating Officer of its Telecom, Media and Technology Group. Prior to that, he worked at Mckinsey & Company, Inc. as a management consultant. Mr Lau received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University. On 28 July 2011, Mr Lau was appointed as a non-executive director of Kingsoft Corporation Limited, an Internet based software developer, distributor and software service provider listed in Hong Kong. On 10 March 2014, Mr Lau was appointed as a director of JD.com, Inc., an online direct sales company in China, which has been listed on NASDAQ since May 2014. On 31 March 2014, Mr Lau was appointed as a director of Leju Holdings Limited, an online-to-offline real estate services provider in China, which has been listed on New York Stock Exchange since April 2014. Mr Lau also serves as a director/corporate representative of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Jacobus Petrus (Koos) BekkerNon-executive Director
Jacobus Petrus (Koos) Bekker, age 64, has been a non-executive director since November 2012. Koos led the founding team of the M-Net/MultiChoice
pay-television business in 1985. He was also a founder director of MTN in cellular telephony. Koos headed the MIH group in its international and Internet expansions until 1997, when he became chief executive of Naspers. He serves on the boards of other companies within the group and associates, as well as on public bodies. In April 2015, he succeeded Mr Vosloo as non-executive chair. Academic qualifications include BA Hons and honorary doctorate in commerce (Stellenbosch University), LLB (University of the Witwatersrand) and MBA (Columbia University, New York).
Charles St Leger SearleNon-executive Director
Charles St Leger Searle, age 53, has been a non-executive director since June 2001. Mr Searle is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Naspers Internet Listed Assets. He serves on the board of a number of companies associated with the Naspers Group, including Mail.ru Group Limited that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and MakeMyTrip Limited that is listed on NASDAQ. Prior to joining the Naspers Group, he held positions at Cable & Wireless plc and at Deloitte & Touche in London and Sydney. Mr Searle is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. Mr Searle has more than 23 years of international experience in the telecommunications and Internet industries. Mr Searle also serves as a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Li Dong ShengIndependent Non-executive Director
Li Dong Sheng, age 59, has been an independent non-executive director since April 2004. Mr Li is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TCL Corporation and the Chairman of the Hong Kong listed TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, both of which produce consumer electronic products. Mr Li is a
non-executive director of Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Limited, a leading property developer and property related service provider in China that is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr Li is also an independent director of Legrand, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, shares of which are listed on New York Stock Exchange Euronext. Mr Li graduated from South China University of Technology in 1982 with a Bachelor degree in radio technology and has more than 22 years of experience in the information technology field. Mr Li is the Chairman of TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, which was delisted for privatisation from The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 30 September 2016.
Iain Ferguson BruceIndependent Non-executive Director
Iain Ferguson Bruce, age 76, has been an independent non-executive director since April 2004. Mr Bruce joined KPMG in Hong Kong in 1964 and was elected to its partnership in 1971. He was the Senior Partner of KPMG from 1991 until his retirement in 1996 and served as Chairman of KPMG Asia Pacific from 1993 to 1997. Since 1964, Mr Bruce has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, with over 52 years of international experience in accounting and consulting. He is also a fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (formerly known as Hong Kong Securities Institute). Mr Bruce is an independent non-executive director of Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited and MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr Bruce is currently an independent non-executive director of Goodbaby International Holdings Limited, a manufacturer of durable juvenile products, The 13 Holdings Limited (formerly known as Louis XIII Holdings Limited), a construction, engineering services and hotel development company, and Wing On Company International Limited, a department store operating and real property investment company; all of these companies are publicly listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr Bruce is also an independent
non-executive director of Noble Group Limited, a commodity trading company that is publicly listed on The Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and an independent non-executive director of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a China-based vertically integrated photovoltaic product manufacturer that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr Bruce was an independent non-executive director of Vitasoy International Holdings Limited, a beverage manufacturing company, up to 4 September 2014, and of Sands China Ltd., an operator of integrated resorts and casinos, up to 11 March 2016, both of these companies are publicly listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Ian Charles StoneIndependent Non-executive Director
Ian Charles Stone, age 66, has been an independent non-executive director since April 2004. Mr Stone is currently an independent advisor on Technology, Media and Telecoms after retiring from PCCW in Hong Kong in 2011. His career in the last 27 years has been primarily in leading mobile telecoms businesses, and new wireless and Internet technology, during which time he held senior roles in PCCW, SmarTone, First Pacific, Hong Kong Telecom and CSL, as Chief Executive or at Director level, primarily in Hong Kong, and also in London and Manila. Since 2011, Mr Stone has provided telecoms advisory services to telecom companies and investors in Hong Kong, China, South East Asia and the Middle East. Mr Stone has more than 46 years of experience in the telecom and mobile industries. Mr Stone is a fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Mr Stone also serves as an independent non-executive director of a subsidiary of the Company.
Yang Siu ShunIndependent Non-executive Director
Yang Siu Shun, age 61, has been an independent non-executive director since July 2016. Mr Yang is currently serving as a Member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong, a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, a Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Open University of Hong Kong, a Board Member and the Audit Committee Chairman of the Hang Seng Management College and an independent non-executive director of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited which is publicly listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr Yang retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") on 30 June 2015. Before his retirement, he served as the Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC Hong Kong, the Executive Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC China and Hong Kong, one of the five members of the Global Network Leadership Team of PwC and the PwC Asia Pacific Chairman. Mr Yang graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1978. Mr Yang is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Last update: 17 May 2017