Senior Management

Mr. Brett BUTCHER

Mr. Brett BUTCHER is the Chief Executive Officer of GE Hospitality Asset Management Limited which oversees the Group’s owned hospitality portfolio including hotels, serviced residences and restaurants. He is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Langham Hospitality Investments Limited and LHIL Manager Limited (Manager of the publicly listed Langham Hospitality Investments). He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Langham Hospitality Group providing strategic guidance in the operations of the Group’s global portfolio of hotels, resorts and residences and management contract growth in key destinations. Mr. Butcher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Hospitality Management) and has extensive experience in both hotel operations and sales and marketing. His hotel career now spans 42 years and has covered assignments in Asia, the Pacific and North America.

Mr. LUK Chau Kwong, Eric

Mr. LUK Chau Kwong, Eric is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group’s Hotels Division who rejoined the Group in 2002. He first joined the Group in 1994 and had held previous positions including Vice President – Finance and Group Financial Controller for Langham Hospitality Group and various capacities at hotel properties under the Group. He has more than 30 years’ hotel management experience and works extensively on the management, operations and acquisition of the Group’s hotel projects globally.

Mr. Richard GRANGER

Mr. Richard GRANGER is the Head of Development and Project Management. As a Chartered Surveyor with 36 years of experience in real estate development and private equity investment, he oversees the project portfolio of the Group. Prior to joining in 2020, he was Head of Project & Business Development for Yoma Strategic Holdings, a Singapore-listed property developer involved with luxury hotels and high-rise condominium projects in Myanmar. He moved to Hong Kong in 2003 with EC Harris (now Arcadis) as Regional Managing Partner for Asia, to advise leading private equity funds and developers throughout Asia-Pacific. Notable clients include HSBC, HKAA, LaSalle Investment Management, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. His 25-year international career with EC Harris initially took Mr. Granger to Central Europe where he advised Fortune 500 clients across all property sectors including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Tesco. He graduated from the University of Reading with a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying.

Mr. LU Ning, Michael

Mr. LU Ning, Michael, Managing Director of the Group’s China and Trading Divisions, joined the Group in May 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, China. Before joining the Group, Mr. Lu worked at premier global business consulting firms with extensive experience in North America, Europe and Asia, and emerging markets such as China and India.

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 PRC. 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 has over 26 years’ experience in property management and engineering industries.

Dr. James ZHANG

Dr. James ZHANG is the Chief Investment Officer of 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 is the Group Company Secretary and the Head of Administration. 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 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 and The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute. Ms. Wong received a Master Degree in Laws from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wales and the University of Manchester jointly and a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy from City University of Hong Kong.

Mr. HO Hon Ching, Barry

Mr. HO Hon Ching, Barry is the 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). 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 December 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 advanced diploma in data protection law from of King’s Inns of Ireland and also 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 25 years of experience in corporate finance and compliance work in listed companies. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.