Senior Management


Mr. Bob VAN DEN OORD, is the Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group. He joined the Group in 2004 and managed several of its hotels in succession before taking up a series of corporate roles. These included his previous posts of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President – Sales and Marketing. Prior to this, Mr. van den Oord held various hotel management roles in the United States and the United Kingdom. As CEO, Mr. van den Oord spearheads the Group’s overarching vision, steering strategic initiatives, and ensuring operational excellence across its global portfolio. With a dedicated focus on international expansion, efficiency, and the implementation of cutting-edge guest experiences through digital innovations and strategic partnerships, he is a seasoned leader at the forefront of the hospitality industry. Mr. van den Oord holds a hotel management degree in higher economic education from C.O.O.V.I.

Dr. LING Kwok Lung, Francis

Dr. LING Kwok Lung, Francis, is the Chief Financial Officer of Langham Hospitality Group since 2022. He has a Doctor degree in Hotel and Tourism from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Master of Law (LLM) from The University of Hong Kong, a MBA in Management Information Systems from University of Dallas, Texas and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1987. Dr. Ling is a seasoned finance executive with more than 30 years’ hotel operations experience in different cultural environments including Australia, Mainland China and Hong Kong. He acquired corporate exposure at the Hyatt Asia Pacific office from 1995 to 2008 and had been the Global Finance Head of Marco Polo Hotel Group and Rosewood Hotel Group overseeing over 60 hotels worldwide during 2008 to 2018, where he led the acquisition of Rosewood and Penta hotel group. Before joining Langham Hospitality Group, he held the role of Vice President Finance responsible for assets management and owner’s representative at Sun Hung Kai Real Estate Agency Limited, which owns assets including Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong and Ritz Carlton Hong Kong.

Ms. HAU Shun, Christina

Ms. HAU Shun, Christina, joined the Group in 2022. She is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, which is wholly-owned by the Group and is the Manager of the publicly listed Champion REIT of which the Group has a 69.23% interest (as at 31 December 2023). Ms. Hau is a Registered Architect in Hong Kong with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, covering design, planning, project management and asset management of renowned world-class commercial complexes. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Hau worked at Hong Kong’s leading real estate companies overseeing the group’s key Mainland China Investment Properties. Ms. Hau graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with degrees in Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons). She is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Chapter Board Member of Asia Pacific Real Assets Association (APREA).


Mr. Brett BUTCHER, is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Langham Hospitality Investments Limited and LHIL Manager Limited, the Manager of the publicly listed Langham Hospitality Investments of which the Group has a 70.23% interest (as at 31 December 2023). Mr. Butcher is also the Executive Advisor of the hotel asset management arm of the Group. He rejoined the Group in 2017 and has previously held senior executive positions in Langham Hospitality Group between 2002 and 2014. Mr. Butcher has over 40 years’ extensive hotel business experience in both hotel operations and sales and marketing in Asia, the Pacific and North America. Mr. Butcher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Hospitality Management) from University of Queensland Lawes Campus.

Ms. CHUNG Wing Ki, Vicky

Ms. CHUNG Wing Ki, Vicky, is the Head of Development and Project Management, joined the Group in 2021. As a Registered Architect with over 30 years’ experience in real estate development and project management, she oversees the project portfolio of the Group. Prior to joining the Group, she was the Director (Project Management) of a private equity investor group and has been with one of the largest listed property development companies in Hong Kong for over 16 years. She has extensive experience on development planning, land exchange, town planning and project management. She has led multi-disciplinary teams of professionals to execute projects from inception to handover, and has completed a wide spectrum of development and refurbishment projects. Ms. Chung is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architects and an Authorized Person (under the Buildings Ordinance). She holds a Master’s Degree of Science in Real Estate Development and has attained the APMP qualification of the Association for Project Management.

Mr. FAN Chi Sun, James

Mr. FAN Chi Sun, James, is the Director of Development, joined the Group in 2022. Mr. Fan is responsible for the Group’s property acquisition and development in Hong Kong. He has worked in the real estate industry for over 29 years and is a member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, The Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and The China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Surveying and a PhD degree in Real Estate and Construction both from The University of Hong Kong. Before joining the Group, he was the Head of Business Development (Greater Bay Area) of Swire Properties Limited.

Mr. LU Ning, Michael

Mr. LU Ning, Michael, Managing Director of the Group’s China and Trading Divisions, joined the Group in 2008. He holds dual Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Management Information Systems from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing. Before joining the Group, Mr. Lu worked at premier global business consulting firms with extensive experience in North America, Europe and Asia, emerging markets such as Mainland China and India, and a wide range of industries including consumer goods, food & beverage, hi-tech and telecommunications.

Mr. AU Ngai Ho

Mr. AU Ngai Ho, is the General Manager of Great Eagle (China) Investment Limited. He is responsible for the Group’s real estate investment in the Mainland China. Mr. Au joined the Group in 1977 and has about 40 years’ experience in property development and marketing in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Mr. Au holds a Higher Diploma in Valuation and Property Management.

Mr. CHU Chik Kei, Timothy

Mr. CHU Chik Kei, Timothy, Director and General Manager of Keysen Property Management Services Limited, joined the Group in 2011. Mr. Chu is responsible for the management and technical services of the Group’s property portfolio. He holds a Master’s Degree of Science in Building Services Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering (Honors) in Building Services Engineering. Mr. Chu is a corporate member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in energy and building services disciplines of the Hong Kong Engineers Registration Board, a Chartered Engineer of the U.K. Engineering Council, a Registered Energy Assessor under the Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, and a fellow member of both the Energy Institute and Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society. Mr. Chu is a property management practitioner (Tier 1) registered under the Property Management Services Authority. Mr. Chu has over 28 years’ experience in property management and engineering industries.

Dr. James ZHANG

Dr. James ZHANG, is the Chief Investment Officer, Technologies and Venture Capital. He joined the Group in 2021. Dr. Zhang is also Adjunct Professor of Finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School, where he teaches venture capital and entrepreneurship. Dr. Zhang was a partner of the GRC Fund, founding partner of Formation 8, venture partner of Softbank China, and EIR at Khosla Ventures. Before becoming a venture capitalist, Dr. Zhang was an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and co-founder of several startup companies. Dr. Zhang received his PhD in Genetics from the University of California and has completed post-doctoral and business trainings from Stanford University and Stanford Graduate School of Business, respectively.

Ms. WONG Mei Ling, Marina

Ms. WONG Mei Ling, Marina, the Group Company Secretary and Head of Administration, joined the Group in 2008. Ms. Wong is the Company Secretary of LHIL Manager Limited (Trustee-Manager of the publicly listed Langham Hospitality Investments) and Langham Hospitality Investments Limited. She is also a Non-executive Director and the officer in charge of the corporate secretary of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited (Manager of the publicly listed Champion Real Estate Investment Trust) principally responsible for the governance, compliance and corporate secretarial matters. Prior to joining the Company, she was a senior management of a red chip listed company in Hong Kong and served as the Company Secretary and a member of the Investment Appraisal Committee. With over 30 years of solid working experience, her expertise lies in the development of governance and compliance policies and corporate secretarial and administration. Ms. Wong is a Fellow both of The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland and The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute. She holds a Master Degree in Laws, a Master Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy.

Ms. LAW Yuk Ling, Elaine

Ms. LAW Yuk Ling, Elaine, joined the Group in 2022 as the Head of Human Resources. Her primary focus is on developing a talent development strategy to support the Group’s ongoing business growth. With extensive experience and expertise in the strategic human resources management, Ms. Law excels in implementing organizational changes that align with market demands, designing talent development programs, and attracting personnel who contribute to the success of the organization. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Law held senior global and regional human resources roles for over two decades in reputable multinational companies, including a FTSE 100 company. Her diverse background has equipped her with a deep understanding of the intricacies of HR operations in various business setting. Ms. Law holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Management.

Mr. HO Hon Ching, Barry

Mr. HO Hon Ching, Barry, Group Chief Internal Auditor, joined the Group in 2004. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Hong Kong and a Postgraduate Diploma in IT Forensics. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong, a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. In addition, Mr. Ho has also earned the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the qualification of Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Mr. Ho is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board for Master of Arts in China and Regional Studies of the Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He has extensive experience in accounting, statutory auditing, IT auditing, internal auditing, risk management and corporate governance.

Mr. HUNG Ka Wai

Mr. HUNG Ka Wai, the Head of Legal of the Group, joined the Group in 2011. Mr. Hung holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws and a Master of Laws degree. Besides, he is also a graduate of the Law School of the University of New South Wales with a Master Degree in the Australian law. He is also a holder of the Master Degree in Laws specializing in compliance work from the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong, the Master of Science Degree in real estate from the University College of Estate Management in Reading, United Kingdom, the advanced diploma in data protection law from King’s Inns of Ireland and the diploma in arbitration awarded by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He was admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 1996 with more than 27 years of experience in corporate finance and compliance work in listed companies. He is a member of the Land Use, Planning & Environmental Law Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong. He is a Certified NEC Professional as included in the NEC register of Chartered Institution of the Civil Engineering Surveyors. He is also a member of the Australian Property Institute, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a holder of its corporate finance qualification.