Mr. Lester Garson HUANG, SBS, JP, aged 62, an Independent Non-executive Director of Guoco Group Limited (“Guoco”) since November 2019.  He is the Chairman of the Board Remuneration Committee and a member of the Board Audit and Risk Management Committee of Guoco.


Mr. Huang is a practicing solicitor and notary public, and is currently the Managing Partner and Co-Chairman of P. C. Woo & Co., a solicitor firm in Hong Kong.  Mr. Huang became a qualified solicitor of Hong Kong in March 1985 and has over 30 years of post-qualification experience.  Mr. Huang graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1982 and a Master of Education degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006.


In 2002, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“the Government of HKSAR”) appointed Mr. Huang as a Justice of the Peace.  In July 2018, the Government of HKSAR awarded him a Silver Bauhinia Star for his contributions to public services.


Mr. Huang’s public roles include serving as the chairman of the Council of City University of Hong Kong and Social Welfare Advisory Committee of the Labour and Welfare Bureau.  He is also a director of Lei Foundation Limited (formerly known as “Faithful Servant Charitable Foundation Limited”), a Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club, a director of The Jockey Club CPS Limited, HKJC Horse Race Betting Limited and HKJC Lotteries Limited.  He is also a director of Pacific Basin Economic Council Limited.


Mr. Huang was admitted to the Roll of Honour of the Law Society of Hong Kong (“Law Society”) in May 2021.  He was the president of the Law Society from 2007 to 2009.  He was also a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“SFC”) and chaired the Investor and Financial Education Council (a subsidiary of the SFC).  Mr. Huang was a member of the Hospital Authority and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s Exchange Fund Advisory Committee as well a non-executive director of the Urban Renewal Authority.  He also served as a member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service and other public positions.


Mr. Huang is an independent non-executive director of Lam Soon (Hong Kong) Limited (a Hong Leong Group subsidiary listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEX”)) and Kidsland International Holdings Limited (listed on HKEX).  He was also an independent non-executive director of Top Glove Corporation Bhd. (listed on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited) until 13 September 2022.

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