Our Board

The TTI Board of Directors performs an active leadership role and provides valuable input that contributes actively to the development of long-term strategies for the Group. The Board ensures alignment between the Group's business practices and strategic initiatives to deliver sustained profitable growth and long-term value to shareholders.

The Company is committed to high standard corporate governance to enhance shareholders’ interests and promote sustainable development. A quality board of directors (the “Board”) with balanced skills, experience and diversity of perspectives is vital to the Company for effective risk management, internal controls and leadership, as well as transparency and accountability to all shareholders. The Board reviewed codes of conducts, policies and practices, corporate governance framework and disclosure of this Corporate Governance Report, from time to time, to improve the Company’s corporate governance practices in respect of the latest developments on all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Group Executive Directors

Horst Julius Pudwill
  • Group Executive Director
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operational Development
Mr Horst Julius Pudwill, aged 79, is Chairman of TTI, a position he has held since he jointly founded the Group in 1985. Until 2008, he also served as Chief Executive Officer. As Chairman, Mr Pudwill focuses on the strategic planning and development of the Group and continues to have oversight of the operations, with the Chief Executive Officer reporting directly to him. Mr Pudwill has extensive experience in international trade, business and commerce. Mr Pudwill is also a director of Sunning Inc. which has an interest in the equity of the Company.

Mr Pudwill holds a Master of Science Degree in Engineering and a General Commercial Degree.

Mr Pudwill is the father of Mr Stephan Horst Pudwill, Vice Chairman and Group Executive Director.
Stephan Horst Pudwill
  • Group Executive Director
  • Managing, Improving and Monitoring Internal Operations
  • Strategic Alignment
Mr Stephan Horst Pudwill, aged 47, joined the Group in 2004. Mr Pudwill was appointed as Executive Director in 2006 and subsequently was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Company on October 1, 2016. He is mainly responsible for managing, improving and monitoring internal operations and identifying synergistic business opportunities within the Group.

Prior to joining the Group, Mr Pudwill held managerial positions at Daimler Chrysler AG that included product marketing and strategic planning for the Mercedes-Benz car group.

Mr Pudwill holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia and is Mr Horst Julius Pudwill’s son.
Operations Director_Patrick Kin Wah Chan
Patrick Kin Wah Chan
  • Group Executive Director
  • Group Manufacturing Operations
Mr Patrick Kin Wah Chan, aged 64, joined the Group in 1988 and was appointed as Executive Director in 1990. He is now in charge of the manufacturing operations of the Group.

Mr Chan is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Dongguan City Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, he is also the Vice-Director of Electric Tool Sub-Association of China Electrical Equipment Industrial Association.

Mr Chan is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Group Chief Financial Officer_Frank Chi Chung Chan
Frank Chi Chung Chan
  • Group Executive Director
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Group Financial Management
Mr Frank Chi Chung Chan, aged 70, joined the Group in 1991 and was appointed as Executive Director in 1992. He is now responsible for corporate affairs and financial management of the Group.

Mr Chan is a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and qualified to practise as a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong.

Mr Chan is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Gold Peak Industries (Holdings) Limited which is listed on the stock exchange of Hong Kong.
Camille Jojo
Mr. Camille Jojo, aged 67, was first appointed as a Non-executive Director on October 30, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director with effect from December 1, 2023. Mr. Jojo was appointed as Head of Group Legal, Compliance and Corporate Governance on December 1, 2023. Mr. Jojo has practiced as a lawyer in Hong Kong for a continuous period in excess of 35 years as a specialist in (i) civil litigation in the higher courts of Hong Kong; (ii) arbitration; and (iii) regulatory. He graduated with a LL.B. Hons. degree from the University of Cardiff in 1977 and obtained his Professional Qualifying Examination Certificate from Guildford College of Law in 1978. He was qualified and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1980, as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in 1982 and as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia in 1984. Mr. Jojo was admitted as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in November 1997. He has been a member of the Law Society Insolvency Law Committee since 1996 and was granted Higher Rights of Audience as a solicitor advocate in respect of civil proceedings in the Hong Kong Courts in 2015. Mr. Jojo was awarded the Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 2018 at the 17th Annual Hong Kong Law Awards.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Peter David Sullivan
Mr Peter David Sullivan, aged 75, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on February 1, 2008. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, the largest single franchise in the Standard Chartered Group. Mr Sullivan also held governance responsibility for the franchises in the Standard Chartered Group in Japan, Australia, the Philippines and was vice chairman in Standard Chartered’s minority holding in Bohai Bank in Tianjin, China. He also held a number of other major appointments including the Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Banks and Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Sullivan is currently Chairman of Circle BMI Health, the largest private hospital group in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Audit Committee and is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. He retired as a Non-executive Director of AXA ASIA, AXA China Region Insurance Company Limited, AXA Wealth Management Limited and AXA General Insurance (Hong Kong) Limited in May 2021. He was also a member of the Audit Committee of AXA Asia.

Until retiring, Mr Sullivan was the Lead Independent Director to the boards of the Standard Bank Group and the Standard Bank of South Africa where he held responsibility as Chairman of both the group IT Committee and Remuneration Committee. He was also a member of the Audit Committee and the Capital and Risk Committee.

In addition to his extensive industry experience in Banking, Insurance and Health Care, Mr Sullivan had broad geographic experience having lived and worked in Australia, South Africa, Singapore, the USA, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Mr Sullivan is a keen sportsman and played in 15 internationals for the Australian rugby team. He captained the Wallabies in 1972 and was the leader of the team that toured England and Wales in 1973. Mr Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science (Physical Education) degree from the University of NSW (Wollongong).
Johannes-Gerhard Hesse
Johannes-Gerhard Hesse
Mr Johannes-Gerhard Hesse (commonly known as Hans-Gerd Hesse), aged 64, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from October 1, 2016. Mr Hesse holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and has acquired extensive business management, strategy, leadership and corporate governance experience in Europe and Asia.

Mr Hesse’s professional career turned global in 1988 when joining RJ Reynolds International, a division of RJR Nabisco Inc., where he henceforth held market research and marketing positions in Germany, its regional headquarters in Switzerland and the Czech Republic. In 1996 he was appointed General Manager Hungary and in 1998 Regional Vice President Marketing for the Commonwealth of Independent States & Baltics (i.e. former Soviet Union). In 1999, JT International, a division of Japan Tobacco Inc. (“JTI”), appointed Mr Hesse as General Manager Singapore, Philippines & Australasia. He became Vice President & General Manager China in 2002 and served simultaneously as Vice Chairman on the board of directors of China American Cigarette Co. JV in Xiamen. In 2003 followed his appointment to Vice President Corporate Strategy at JTI’s global headquarters. In 2007, Mr Hesse joined JTI’s Executive Committee as Regional President Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong, holding concurrently governance and board director responsibilities in affiliates of the JTI Group of Companies in Asia. He retired from these positions before the end of 2010. From 2011 onwards, Mr Hesse started to develop his proprietary investment holding and business advisory company.
Robert Hinman Getz
Mr Robert Hinman Getz, aged 61, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from January 1, 2020. Mr Getz has over 30 years of experience as a private equity investor and advisor. He has extensive experience in private and public equity and debt transactions and international mergers and acquisitions. Mr Getz holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations, cum laude, from Boston University.

Mr Getz currently serves as the Founder and Managing Partner of Pecksland Capital, a private investment and advisory firm since 2016. Mr Getz previously served as Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cornerstone Equity Investors, a New York based private equity concern, from 1996 to 2016. Before the formation of Cornerstone in 1996, Mr Getz served as a Managing Director and Partner of Prudential Equity Investors and its predecessor firm Prudential Venture Capital.

Mr Getz has served as a Director of numerous United States and international public and private companies in the technology, manufacturing, finance, and metals and mining sectors. Currently, Mr Getz serves as the Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Haynes International, Inc. (HAYN:NSDQ), a public United States-based integrated developer and producer of specialty alloys primarily for use in the aerospace industry and industrial applications. He also serves as a Non-executive Director of Ero Copper Corp. (ERO:TSE), a public Brazilian copper mining and exploration company. Mr Getz previously served until 2016 as a Non-Executive Director of Newmarket Gold Inc., a public Australian gold mining and exploration company prior to its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold in 2017. Mr Getz is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Virginia Davis Wilmerding
Virginia Davis Wilmerding
Ms Virginia Davis Wilmerding, aged 54, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from April 9, 2021. Ms Wilmerding holds an A.B. degree in East Asian Studies from Princeton University and is an experienced reputational risk advisor, China specialist, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) expert.

Ms Wilmerding is currently a Partner with FGS Global, (formed by the merger of Finsbury Glover Hering and Sard Verbinnen), a global critical issues consultancy advising on the stakeholder economy, splitting her time between New York and Hong Kong. She counsels executives and boards of leading listed Asian, European and U.S. companies on critical issues and complex situations including capital markets transactions, corporate governance and stakeholder activism, U.S.-China geopolitical and regulatory challenges, reputation management and investor engagement. Prior to joining FGS Global, Ms Wilmerding was a Partner at Brunswick Group, where she helped drive dramatic growth in the Asia business from 2010 to 2020.

During Ms Wilmerding’s consultancy career over more than 14 years at both firms, she has led the technology sector business across the Asia-Pacific region and has served as one of the global leads of the sustainability and governance practice. Other corporate experience includes business development and joint venture operational roles for Hutchison Whampoa and Lucent Technologies in Hongkong and Shanghai from 1991 to 1996 and heading corporate affairs for U.S. private equity-backed Internet services companies in Boston. She speaks fluent conversational Mandarin and can read and write Chinese.

Ms Wilmerding is a founding steering committee member of the 30% Club Hong Kong and was a Board Trustee of Princeton in Asia (PiA) from 1997-2021, where she served on the Board’s executive, nominating and development committees. In 2022, Ms Wilmerding earned the CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing and in 2021, she earned the Financial Times Level 7 Non-Executive Director Diploma, a formally accredited, post-graduate qualification for non-executive directors. Ms Wilmerding regularly writes on current affairs and ESG/governance issues, and she published a business advice book for women in 2006 (John Wiley & Sons).
Caroline Christina Kracht
Caroline Christina Kracht
Ms Caroline Christina Kracht, aged 51, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from March 7, 2022. Ms Kracht is an expert adviser to boards and top management teams on business strategy and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital markets. She holds a Master Degree in Management (with distinction), the German university degree of Diplom-Kauffrau and a French Diplôme de Grande Ecole from ESCP Business School. Ms Kracht also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Ms Kracht is a co-founder and partner of MoreThan Capital, a Luxembourg based global investment and advisory firm founded, backed, and powered by a global community of business leaders, focused on investing in and helping companies on the verge of scaling-up enter new markets and transform from start-ups into mature businesses. She is also a sector expert in financial services, energy (oil and gas, power, renewables), industrials, chemicals, and other natural resources with global experience working in Asia (PRC, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Switzerland) and North America (Canada, U.S.).

Ms Kracht was the head of investment banking (Asia-Pacific) and a member of Scotiabank’s Asia-Pacific executive team for Scotiabank from 2016 to 2020. She joined Scotiabank in Hong Kong as managing director responsible for energy investment banking across Asia-Pacific in 2011. Prior to this, Ms Kracht spent 13 years with Morgan Stanley with increasingly senior positions in investment banking and firm management in London, San Francisco, Frankfurt and Hong Kong. During Ms Kracht’s 22-year career at Scotiabank and Morgan Stanley, the executive management expertise she has gained is directly relevant to strategy, audit, risk and compliance, nomination and remuneration, and ethics committees. She speaks fluent English, German and French.

Ms Kracht is a founder and board director of GJWHF Ltd., a Hong Kong non-profit organization on the economic empowerment of women. She was a member of the advisory board of the Mentoring Programme for Women Leaders of The Women’s Foundation (TWF), a Hong Kong non-profit organization dedicated to challenging stereotypes, empowering women in poverty and growing the number of women in leadership positions.
Andrew Philip Roberts
Mr Andrew Philip Roberts, aged 67, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from January 1, 2024. Mr Roberts is a qualified chartered accountant of the Institute of England and Wales who obtained a BA (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Manchester. Following his qualification, Mr Roberts gained extensive experience working as an auditor with the global auditing firm of Deloitte during his formative professional years. From 1993 onwards until 2012, Mr Roberts held senior leadership positions in finance at the Anglo-Dutch conglomerate, Shell Group, which included the following appointments: Executive Vice President of Finance in Shell Trading London, Chair of the Supervisory Board in Shell Asset Management, Executive Vice President of Finance in Shell Gas and Power, Executive Vice President of Finance in Shell Retail, Executive Vice President of Finance in Shell Trading North America, Shell Trading Controller and Compliance Officer. His responsibilities whilst at the Shell Group included strategy, planning, corporate governance, compliance, regulatory, risk management and treasury functions and also overall supervision and management of a large global finance team of 430 officers located in overseas offices. Mr Roberts brought a wealth of experience to these roles, exemplifying a demonstrable ability to strategize, plan and successfully operationalize broad and complex portfolios within a robust risk, control and compliance framework.

In addition, Mr Roberts’ most recent role was Chief Financial Officer at Shelf Drilling in Dubai where he developed the finance, treasury, tax, internal audit function and associated IT systems with operations in multiple countries pre-IPO.