Board of Directors


Board Members


The Board currently comprises eight 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 KWOK Sze Wai Melody, Ms LEE Yun Chun Marie-Christine, Ms KI Man Fung Leonie, Mr TAN Wee Seng and Mr CHAN Hiu Fung Nicholas. 
 

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)
Ms KWOK Sze Wai Melody
 

Non-Executive Director

Ms LEE Yun Chun Marie-Christine

​Independent Non-Executive Directors

Ms KI Man Fung Leonie, GBS, SBS, JP
Mr TAN Wee Seng
Mr CHAN Hiu Fung Nicholas, MH

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) 

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 42 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 member of the Electoral Conference for Electing Deputies of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to the 13th National People’s Congress, a member of the Election Committee in the Wholesale and Retail subsector, the Honorable Life President 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, a council member of China overseas Friendship Association, and a member and a Deputy Director of Economic Affairs Committee of the 8th board of Directors of Friends of Hong Kong Association. Dr Kwok was also a committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Hubei Province (2008 – 2017), Chairman of Quality tourism Services Association (Dec 2013 – Dec 2017), the Honorary President of the immigration Service officers Association (2014 – 2016), the Adviser of Quality tourism Services Association (Dec 2017 – Dec 2019), and a member of Quality Tourism Services Committee and the Chairman of Quality Tourism Services Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Tourism Board (2016 – 2019). He is also an elected member of the Board of Trustees of New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr Kwok was named “Business Person of the Year” at the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2018. He also received the “Best IR by Chairman/CEO” (small-cap category) from Hong Kong Investor Relations Association for fourth consecutive years from 2016 to 2019 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 – 2014 and 2016-2020) of the Community Chest of Hong Kong as well as Campaign Committee Chairman (2011-14 and 2016-2022), a member of the board of Directors (2009-2015 and 2016-2022) and Vice Patron (since 2015). Dr Kwok is also a Vice-chairman of the Second & Third Board of Hongkong Kowloon Charitable Foundation Association Limited (2014-2019), a Committee Member of Heifer International (since 2009), a Board Member of Concerted Efforts Resource Centre (since 2009), an Executive Board Member of the Hong Kong AIDS Foundation (since 2006), and an Honorary Advisor and member (since 2006) 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 father of Ms Kwok Sze Wai Melody, brother-in-law of Mr Law Kin Ming Peter. He is 67 years old.


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

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.

Dr Kwok was awarded the “Women of Hope 2019 Entrepreneur Award” by Hong Kong Adventist Hospital Foundation in 2019. She was honoured the “Excellent Businesswomen” by Hong Kong Commercial Daily, the “Asian outstanding Leaders Awards for Women” by Asian College of Knowledge Management and the ”Asian Social Caring Leadership Award” by Social Enterprise Research Institute in 2017. Dr Kwok 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 in 2005. 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 chamber of commerce and charity activities. She is currently the Honorable President of the Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong (since 2009), President of Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund (since 2013), the Vice President of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (since 2012), Senator of the Hong Kong Federation of Women (2015-2021), the Honorary President of the Hong Kong Federation of Women (since 2005), Committee Member of Hong Kong Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Committee (since 2004) and was a patron of Caritas Fund Raising Campaign (since 2006). Dr Kwok was also the Adviser (April 2017 – March 2018), Chairman (April 2016-March 2017), the Vice-chairman (April 2012-March 2016), Director (2006-2012) of Po Leung Kuk, initiating the ”Making Life beautiful” Beauty Ambassador Training Programme (2008 and 2009) and ”Sa Sa Eternal beauty ”Charitable Programme (2018-2019) of Po Leung Kuk together with Sa Sa. She was also the Committee Member of the Major Sports Events Committee (2015-2018).

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, mother of Ms Kwok Sze Wai Melody, and the sister of Mr Law Kin Ming Peter. She is 66 years old.


Dr LOOK Guy (Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director)

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 Education & Training Sub-Committee and the Chairman of the e-Commerce Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council 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. 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. He is 63 years old.

Ms KWOK Sze Wai Melody

Ms Kwok is an executive director of the Company and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Ms Kwok joined the Group in 2005 as management trainee and have held various positions within the Group over the years. She was promoted to Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development in April 2018, with oversight over business development strategy, marketing, brand management and product development.

Ms Kwok is a member of the Guangzhou Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. With extensive experience in cosmetic retailing, she has been President of the Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong since 2017, diligently promoting solidarity and safeguarding the interests of the Hong Kong cosmetic industry. She is also an executive director of the Hong Kong Federation of Guangzhou Associations (since 2015), Council Member of the Council of Guangzhou Overseas Friendship-Liaison Association (since 2013), Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong Island Women’s Association (since 2018), Founding Honorary Advisor of the Hong Kong O2O E-commerce Federation (since 2017) and Honorary President of International Beauty Professionals Validation Association (2014-2020). Ms Kwok was also a Council Member of the Hong Kong Health Food Association (2016-2019).

Actively involved in community service and philanthropic activities, Ms Kwok has been Chairman (2010-2016) and President (since 2016) of the Southern District Association and Honorary Vice-President of the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association (since 2013). She also supported the establishment of Sa Sa’s first charity foundation “Sa Sa Making Life Beautiful Charity Fund” and acts as its Vice-chairman, working closely with numerous influential non-profit organisations. in 2020, Ms Kwok received the “Distinguished Service Award” by the Hong Kong Girl Guides Association. in 2019, she was named “CMO Marketer of the Year” by Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (HKIM), in recognition of her outstanding achievement and contribution in marketing strategy development. She was awarded the “Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Award” by the Golden Bauhinia Women Entrepreneur Association in 2016 and “Junior Chamber International City Lady Award” in 2014, in recognition of her contribution to society as well as art and culture.

Ms Kwok graduated from RMIT university, Australia, in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Degree. She obtained a Master’s degree in International Business from Monash University, Australia, in 2004. She was conferred an Honorary Fellowship by the Professional Validation Centre of Hong Kong Business Sector in 2019.

Ms Kwok Sze Wai Melody is the daughter of Dr Kwok Siu Ming Simon and Dr Kwok Law Kwai Chun Eleanor, and the niece of Mr Law Kin Ming Peter. She is 42 years old.

Non-Executive Director

Ms LEE Yun Chun Marie-Christine

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. She is 60 years old.


Independent Non-Executive Directors

Ms KI Man Fung Leonie, GBS, SBS, JP 

Appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in December 2006. Ms Ki is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. She is currently an non-executive director of New World Development Company Limited which is a listed company in Hong Kong. She 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 a Director of PMQ Management Company Limited, Founder and Honorable President of Wu Zhi Qiao Charitable Foundation, a member of the Asian Advisory board of Cheng Yu Tung Management Institute, Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario, Canada), a member of the Advisory board of the EMBA Programme of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, an honorable member of Youth Outreach, and the Musicus Society, and also a member of Hong Kong Institute of Construction Management Board. Ms. Ki is a recipient of Honorary University Fellowship from The Open University of Hong Kong and The University of Hong Kong. She has been awarded the honour of Beta Gamma Sigma by the Faculty of Business Administration of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Justice of the Peace, Silver Bauhinia Star and Gold Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. She also has been appointed as a member of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee in 2013 and a member of the 10th, 11th & 12th CPPCC Yunnan Provincial Committee. She is 73 years old.


Mr TAN Wee Seng

Appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 11 March 2010 and was re-designated from a non-executive director to an independent non-executive director on 26 June 2012. Mr Tan is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. 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, Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd. and CIFI Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd., an independent non-executive director and Chairman of Remuneration Committee of Health and Happiness (H&H) International Holdings Limited and an independent non-executive director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of Shineroad International Holdings Limited, 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. He is 64 years old.

Mr CHAN Hiu Fung Nicholas, MH

Appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 2 September 2019. Mr Chan is a member of the Audit Committee and the remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr Chan is a partner of an international law firm Squire Patton Boggs. He graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1997 with a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree, and has been a solicitor in Hong Kong since May 1999. He was also admitted to the roll of solicitors in the following jurisdictions (but now non-practising): Australia Capital Territory (June 1997), State of Victoria in Australia (october 2000), and England and Wales (october 2007). He is also a China Appointed Attesting Officer.

Mr Chan is an independent non-executive director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Audit Committee, member of the Nomination Committee and member of the Risk Management Committee of QP Group Holdings Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Mr Chan is a member of the 13th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (April 2019 – around March 2023), and a Chairman, adjudicator or panel member of a number of appeal boards or advisory committee in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, including: member of the Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration (August 2018 – March 2021), member of the Innovation and Technology Commission “Innovation and Technology Venture Fund” Advisory Committee (June 2017 – June 2021), member of the Legal Aid Services Council (September 2018 – August 2020), Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings) (December 2012 – December 2020), and substantive member of the Human Organ Transplant Board (February 2018 – February 2021).

Mr Chan is currently Vice-Chairman of the Innotech Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong, Chairman of eBRAM International Online Dispute Resolution Centre Limited (since 2018), Council Member of Fu Hong Society (since November 2018), Council Member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (since April 2016), member of the PCLL Academic Board of the University of Hong Kong, member of the PCLL Academic Board of the City University of Hong Kong, member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Entrepreneurial Programmes Management Committee, Hospital Governing Committee Member of Castle Peak Hospital and Siu Lam Hospital, Independent Member of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong Appeal Board, and member of the Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Programme Committee, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China.

Mr Chan is also the Honorary Legal Advisor of some charities and trade associations including the Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing (HKAIM), Hong Kong Creative Industries Association (HKCIA), e-Learning Consortium, Hong Kong General Chamber of Cross-border E-Commerce (HKGCCE), Hong Kong information technology Federation (HKITF), Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA), Hong Kong O2O E-Commerce Federation, and International Federation of Creativity and Technology (IFOCAT).

Mr Chan was a Council member of the Law Society of Hong Kong (December 2014 – 30 May 2019), member of HKSAR Passports Appeal Board (October 2011 – October 2017), adjudicator of the Immigration Tribunal (October 2013 – October 2019) and member of Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (September 2010 – September 2016). He is 47 years old.