Mr Christopher Patrick Langley, aged 66, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director in May 2001. He was formerly an Executive Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd. Mr Langley maintains close ties with the business community in Hong Kong. He is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Winsor Properties Holdings Limited and Dickson Concepts (International) Limited, both listed on the stock exchange of Hong Kong, and a Non-executive Director of Lei Shing Hong Limited which has been delisted from the stock exchange of Hong Kong on 17 March 2008.
Mr Joel Arthur Schleicher, aged 59, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director in 1998. He has 28 years of management experience in the manufacturing and technology/telecom services sectors.
Mr Schleicher is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Presidio, Inc., the foremost professional and managed services companies in North American, at the forefront of Virtualization/Data Center; Collaboration and other advanced IT infrastructure solutions. Since 1989, he has worked with private equity firms as a consultant, advisor, board member and held portfolio management roles including as Chairman and CEO for Interpath Communications, Inc,; CEO of Expanets, Inc. and President and COO for Nextel Communications, Inc. In the past, he has served on the board of directors of various North American domestic and international companies – both public and private.
Mr Manfred Kuhlmann, aged 66, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director in 2004. He was General Manager of Dresdner Bank AG Hong Kong Branch between 1994 and 1998 and General Manager of Dresdner Bank AG Dubai before he retired in August 2004. Mr Kuhlmann is a graduate of the Banking Academy, Hamburg and has extensive experience in the finance and banking industry. Since 2005 he serves as “Hamburg Ambassador” in the UAE, to support the economic ties between Hamburg, Germany and the UAE. Since July 2009 Mr Kuhlmann was a Non-executive Director and member of the Board of Avicenna Pharma Development FZLLC in Dubai, he retired from that position on 31 December 2010.
Mr Peter David Sullivan, aged 63, was appointed as Independent Non-executive Director effective February 1, 2008. He was an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr Sullivan held governance responsibility for franchises of the Standard Chartered Group in Japan, Australia, the Philippines and Bohai Bank in Tianjin, China. He also held a number of other major appointments, including as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks and the British Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Sullivan is the Chairman and Non-executive director of Cenkos Securities plc, a company listed on AIM (a market operated by the London Stock Exchange). He is also a Non-executive director of JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust plc. that is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited that is listed on the Australian and New Zealand stock exchanges. Mr Sullivan was an Independent Non-executive Director of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on the stock exchange of Hong Kong in the last three years.
Mr Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New South Wales.