He has taken over starting 18 January.
According to a release posted on the Singapore Exchange website, the board of Directors of Hutchison Whampoa announced that Mr Lee Yeh Kwong, Charles (“Mr Lee”) has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 18 January 2013.
Mr Lee, GBM, GBS, OBE, JP, aged 76, was an Executive Director of the Company from 27 September 1979 to 11 March 1997. He is also a non-executive director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited (a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”)) with effect from 18 January 2013.
Mr Lee is also the chairperson of Hong Kong – Taiwan Economic and Cultural Co-operation and Promotion Council and a board member and campaign committee co-chairman of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. Mr Lee was a member of the Council of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) from 1988 to 1991, and chairman of SEHK from 1992 to 1994.
He was also the chairman of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited from 1999 to April 2006. He held a number of Government appointments, including member of the Executive Council of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from 1997 to 2002 and from October 2005 to June 2012.
Mr Lee is one of the founders of the solicitor’s firm Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo, a major law firm in Hong Kong. He holds a Master’s degree in law and is a qualified solicitor in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the degree of Doctor of Business Administration by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa by The University of Hong Kong and The Open University of Hong Kong respectively. He is also a qualified accountant and a chartered secretary.
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