Board of Directors


Board Members


The Board currently comprises seven directors, one is non-executive director and three are independent non-executive directors. The executive, non-executive and independent non-executive directors together have the range of skills and experience to enable them to effectively govern our business. The current board members are: Dr KWOK Siu Ming Simon (who presides as the chairman), Dr KWOK LAW Kwai Chun Eleanor, Dr LOOK Guy, Ms LEE Yun Chun Marie-Christine, Ms TAM Wai Chu Maria, Ms KI Man Fung Leonie and Mr TAN Wee Seng. 
 

List of all directors


Executive Directors

Dr KWOK Siu Ming Simon, SBS, JP (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer)
Dr KWOK LAW Kwai Chun Eleanor, BBS, JP (Vice-chairman)
Dr LOOK Guy (Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director)

Non-Executive Director

Ms LEE Yun Chun Marie-Christine

​Independent Non-Executive Directors

Ms TAM Wai Chu Maria, GBM, GBS, JP
Ms KI Man Fung Leonie, GBS, JP
Mr TAN Wee Seng

List of directors and their roles and function

Biography of all directors


Executive Directors

Dr KWOK Siu Ming Simon, SBS, JP (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer) 

Aged 64. Dr Kwok is the Chief Executive Officer, an executive director of the Company, the Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of both the Executive Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Company. Dr Kwok together with his wife, Dr KWOK LAW Kwai Chun Eleanor, has overseen Sa Sa’s operations since the Group’s earliest days and successfully listed the Company on the Stock Exchange in June 1997. Over the past 39 years, Dr Kwok has played a leading role in transforming Sa Sa into a leading market player with a regional network of operations in Asia. Dr Kwok is currently a committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Hubei Province, a member of the Electoral Conference for the election of Hong Kong Deputies to the Twelfth National People’s Congress of PRC, Executive Committee of the Liberal Party and Central Committee of the Liberal Party, a member of the Election Committee in the Wholesale and Retail subsector, the Honorable Life President and Councilor of the Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong, the Honorary Founding President of the Professional Validation Centre of Hong Kong Business Sector, and the Honorary Life President of the Hong Kong Brands Protection Alliance, the Chairman of the Quality Tourism Services Association and the Honorary President of the Immigration Service Officers Association. He is also an elected member of the Board of Trustees of New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr Kwok received the “Best IR by Chairman/CEO” (Small-cap category) from Hong Kong Investor Relations Association in 2016 and 2017 and was selected for the “CAPITAL Leaders of Excellence 2014” by CAPITAL Magazine in 2015. In 2014, he received the “Global Outstanding Chinese Award” from the “Global Outstanding Chinese Association” and was selected for the “Who’s Who Leadership Award Scheme” by the Asian College of Knowledge Management. In 2012, he received the “China Cosmetic Retail Industry Special Contribution Award” from the Circulation Industry Promotion Centre of Chinese Ministry of Commerce and the China Beauty Expo Organising Committee. Dr Kwok was an awardee in The Directors of the Year Awards 2011 in the Listed Companies (SEHK – Non Hang Seng Index Constituents) category organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a winner of the “Owner-Operator Award” at the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2007 and a winner in the Retail Category in the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards China 2006”. Dr Kwok was elected University Fellow by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012, received the degree of Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa from the Open University of Hong Kong in 2011, and an honoris causa doctorate degree in Business Administration from Lingnan University in 2008.

Dr Kwok is an active participant in the work of charities. He is the Second Vice President (2011-14 and 2016-17) of the Community Chest of Hong Kong as well as Campaign Committee Co-Chairman (2007-11, 2015-16), a member (2009-15 and 2016-17) and the First Vice President (2014-15) of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee Chairman (2014- 15), an Honorary President of New Territories Region of Scout Association of Hong Kong (2016-17), a Committee Member of Heifer International (since 2009), an Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Youth and Professional Network (2015-17), a Board Member of Concerted Efforts Resource Centre (since 2009), Vice-chairman of The Second Board of Hongkong Kowloon Charitable Foundation Association Limited (2014-19), an Executive Board Member of the Hong Kong AIDS Foundation (since 2006), an Honorary Advisor and member (since 2006) and the Co-chairman for the Organizing Committee (2006 & 2009) of The Hong Kong Committee for the China AIDS Initiative.

Dr Kwok is a director and shareholder of Sunrise Height Incorporated and Green Ravine Limited, the respective controlling and substantial shareholders of the Company. Both Dr Simon Kwok and Dr Eleanor Kwok have a 50% shareholdings in each of the two companies, in addition, Dr Kwok is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Details of his interest in the shares and underlying shares in the Company are set out in the “Report of the Directors”. Save as aforesaid, Dr Simon Kwok does not hold any directorship in other listed companies in the past three years.

Dr Kwok is the brother-in-law of Mr LAW Kin Ming Peter, Senior Vice President of Category Management and Product Development of the Company, and Mr YUNG Leung Wai Tony, Senior Vice President of e-Commerce of the Company.


Dr KWOK LAW Kwai Chun Eleanor, BBS, JP (Vice-chairman)

Aged 63. One of the founders of the Group, an executive director of the Company and the Vice-chairman of the Board. She is a member of the Executive Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company. Dr Kwok has more than 40 years of experience in the sales and marketing of beauty products. With extensive professional knowledge and many years of experience in cosmetics retailing, she pioneered the unique operational concept of open-shelf display of beauty products, making shopping a more enjoyable experience. Dr Kwok plays a leading role in the marketing, operations, human resources and staff training functions of the Group. She is currently the Honorable President of the Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong, the Senator of The Hong Kong Federation of Women (“HKFW”) and a member of The HKFW Entrepreneurs Committee.

Dr Kwok was honoured “Asian Social Caring Leadership Award” by Social Enterprise Research Institute this year. She received “Most Successful Women Awards”by Jessica Magazine in 2016. She was named “2013 Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2013 Hong Kong by Enterprise Asia and received “The Excellent Award in Hong Kong Beauty Industry 2012/13” from the International CICA Association of Esthetic-CIDESCO Section China in 2012. Dr Kwok won the “Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs” award of the Hong Kong Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association in 2008, and received the “World Outstanding Chinese” award from the World Outstanding Chinese Association and World Chinese Business Investment Foundation. She was conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Management by Morrison University, USA, and an Honorary Fellowship by the Professional Validation Centre of Hong Kong Business Sector

Dr Kwok is actively involved in charity activities. She is the President of Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund (since 2013), the Vice President of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (since 2012), the Vice President of New Territories Region of Scout Association of Hong Kong (2016-2017), Senator of the Hong Kong Federation of Women (2015-19), the Honorary President of the Hong Kong Federation of Women (since 2005), Committee Member of Hong Kong Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Committee (since 2004), Major Sports Events Committee (since 2015) and was a patron of Caritas Fund Raising Campaign (since 2006). Dr Kwok was also the Chairman (April 2016-March 2017), the Vice-chairman (April 2012-March 2016) of the Board of Directors of Po Leung Kuk, a member of the Board of Directors of Po Leung Kuk (2006-12), one of the Originators of “Making Life Beautiful” Beauty Ambassador Training Programme of Po Leung Kuk together with Sa Sa (2008 and 2009).

She is a director and shareholder of Sunrise Height Incorporated and Green Ravine Limited, the respective controlling and substantial shareholders of the Company. Both Dr Eleanor Kwok and Dr Simon Kwok have a 50% shareholdings in each of the two companies. Details of her interest in the shares and underlying shares in the Company are set out in the “Report of the Directors”. Dr Kwok is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Save as aforesaid, Dr Eleanor Kwok does not hold any directorship in other listed companies in the past three years.

Dr Kwok is the wife of Dr KWOK Siu Ming Simon, and the sister of Mr LAW Kin Ming Peter, Senior Vice President of Category Management and Product Development of the Company.


Dr LOOK Guy (Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director)

Aged 61. Dr LOOK is the Chief Financial Officer and executive director of the Company, and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Dr LOOK has over 35 years of experience in local and overseas financial and general management. Prior to joining Sa Sa in March 2002, he was the Chief Financial Officer and an executive director of Tom.com Limited (renamed TOM Group Ltd.). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and received a degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa from the University of Birmingham, England. Dr LOOK is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”). Dr Look is a member of the Executive Committee and the Membership Sub-Committee (formerly known as Membership and Fundraisings Sub-committee), and the Chairman of the e-Commerce Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, a member of the Energy Advisory Committee of the Government of the HKSAR, a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council, a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel and a fellow member and a member of the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association.

Dr Look is a cousin of Ms LEE Yun Chun Marie-Christine, a non-executive director of the Company. Details of his interest in the shares and underlying shares in the Company are set out in the “Report of the Directors”. Dr Look was an independent non-executive director of Café de Coral Holdings Limited, a company listed in Hong Kong, until his retirement on 11 September 2012. Dr Look does not hold any other directorship in other listed companies in the past three years.

Non-Executive Director

Ms LEE Yun Chun Marie-Christine

Aged 57. Appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 26 February 2013. Ms Lee has a proven leadership position in retailing, branding and marketing, with more than 17 years of experience. Ms Lee was an ambassador of Harry Winston (Hong Kong) Limited, focusing on sales, branding and marketing, and successfully launched its debut shop in Hong Kong, from 2009 to 2016. Harry Winston is a world famous jeweller specialising in luxurious jewellery and jewellery watches. She is currently the director of Or-Tea, an international premium specialty tea brand created in Hong Kong and produced in Germany. Ms Lee is a founder of Sport Max HK Co Limited and Hope Sport Association, providing the highest standard of qualified and professional coaching in sports. She is also an advisory board member of Phoenix Property Investors (H.K.) Limited, a private equity real estate investment group focusing on first tier pan-Asian markets.

Previously, Ms Lee was a product manager of Shiatos Limited, an agent managing and distributing various prestigious European and international brands in Hong Kong, like Hermes, Van Cleef & Arpels, Lalique, Baccarat, Bernardaud, Christofle, etc. She was responsible for retailing and marketing, and successfully launched world famous high fashions in Hong Kong. She also worked for Citicorp International/Citibank NA as an investment advisor manager for high net worth individuals, and marketed loans for multinational corporations.

Ms Lee is committed to community work. She is a lifetime founding benefactor of The Nature Conservancy, USA, and is a founder of a non-profit charitable organisation, Sports for Hope Foundation, providing funding to highly-talented young underprivileged athletes who lack financial means to further their passion. Ms Lee obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Nutritional Sciences from Simmons College, Boston, United States and was conferred an Honorary Fellowship by King’s College, London for the cancer research programme at the Guy’s Hospital. She is a cousin of Dr LOOK Guy, the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Company, and a daughter of Mrs LEE LOOK Ngan Kwan Christina, a non-executive director of the Company who retired in August 2012.


Independent Non-Executive Directors

Ms TAM Wai Chu Maria, GBM, GBS, JP

Aged 71. Appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in June 2004 and is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Ms TAM is currently an independent non-executive director of Minmetals Land Limited, Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, Sinopec Kantons Holdings Limited, Tong Ren Tang Technologies Company Limited, Wing On Company International Limited, Macau Legend Development Limited and China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, all the shares of which are listed on the Stock Exchange. Ms TAM was educated at London University. She qualified as a barrister-at-law at Gray’s Inn, London, and practised in Hong Kong. She was a member of the Preparatory Committee for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (PRC) and Hong Kong Affairs Advisor (PRC). She is a deputy to the National People’s Congress of The People’s Republic of China and a member of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee. She is the Chairman of the Operations Review Committee, the ex-officio member of the Advisory Committee on Corruption and a member of the Panel of the Witness Protection Review Board of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (effective from January 2015). She is also a member of various community services organisations.


Ms KI Man Fung Leonie, GBS, JP 

Aged 70. Appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in December 2006. She is a Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. Ms Ki is an executive director of New World Development Company Limited and an independent non-executive director of Clear Media Limited. Ms Ki has more than 40 years of experience in integrated communication and marketing services. She was the founder, partner and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Grey Hong Kong Advertising Limited and Grey China Advertising Limited. Ms Ki is committed to community and public services. She was the first Chief Executive of The Better Hong Kong Foundation. She is currently the Honorary Secretary of Wu Zhi Qiao (Bridge to China) Charitable Foundation, ExCo member of Youth Outreach, Vice Chairman of Musicus Society, a Director of PMQ and Council member of The University of Hong Kong and a member of the Asian Advisory Board of Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute, Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario, Canada) and Advisory Board member of The Chinese University of Hong Kong/EMBA Programme. She has been a CPPCC member of Yunnan Province since 2002 and was appointed as National CPPCC member in 2013.


Mr TAN Wee Seng

Aged 62. Appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 11 March 2010 and was re-designated from a nonexecutive director to an independent non-executive director on 26 June 2012. Mr Tan was appointed as the Chairman of Audit committee of the Company on 1 January 2017. Mr Tan is a professional in value and business management consultancy. He is an independent director and Chairman of Audit Committee of ReneSola Ltd whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, an independent non-executive director and Chairman of Audit Committee of Xtep International Holdings Limited, an independent non-executive director and Chairman of Remuneration Committee of Biostime International Holdings Limited and an independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd. and CIFI Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd., all the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He is also a board member and Chairman of the Finance and Operation Committee of Beijing City International School. Mr Tan was an independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of 7 Days Group Holdings Limited whose shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange between November 2009 and July 2013 until it was privatised. He was the Chairman of the Special Committee for Privatization of 7 Days Group Holdings Limited from October 2012 to July 2013. Mr Tan has 37 years of financial, operation and business strategy as well as management experience and has also held various senior management positions in a number of multinational and Chinese corporations. From 2003 to 2008, he was an executive director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Li Ning Company Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. From 1999 to 2002, he was the Senior Vice President of Reuters for the China, Mongolia and North Korea regions, and the Chief Representative of Reuters in China. Mr Tan is a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom, and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.