Chairman and Independent non-executive Director
Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, was appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company on 7 February 2018. Mr. Zeman has been a Director of the Company since its inception and a non-executive Director of the Company since 16 September 2009 and was the Vice Chairman of the Company before the appointment as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company. Effective from 29 March 2014, Dr. Zeman became an independent non-executive Director of the Company. He was also a non-executive director of Wynn Resorts, Limited, from October 2002 to December 2012. Dr. Zeman founded The Colby International Group in 1975 to source and export fashion apparel to North America. In late 2000, The Colby International Group merged with Li & Fung Limited. Dr. Zeman is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Holdings Limited. He is also the owner of Paradise Properties Group, a property developer in Thailand. Dr. Zeman was also Chairman of Ocean Park, a major theme park in Hong Kong, from July 2003 to June 2014.
Dr. Zeman is Vice Patron of Hong Kong Community Chest, and serves as a director of the “Star” Ferry Company, Limited. Dr. Zeman also serves as an independent non-executive director of Pacific Century Premium Developments Limited, Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) and Global Brands Group Holding Limited, all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Having lived in Hong Kong for over 40 years, Dr. Zeman has been very involved in government services as well as community activities. Besides having been the Chairman of Hong Kong Ocean Park from July 2003 to June 2014, he is also a member of the General Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and Hong Kong China’s representative to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (“ABAC HK Members”). Dr. Zeman also serves as a Member of the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and the chairman of its Performing Arts Committee. He is also the member of the Economic Development Commission Working Group on Convention and Exhibition Industries and Tourism of the Government of Hong Kong. In June 2015, Dr. Zeman was appointed as a Board Member of the Airport Authority of Hong Kong. In November 2015, Dr. Zeman was appointed to the board of directors of The Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund launched by Alibaba Group. In September 2014, Dr. Zeman was invited by former HKSAR Chief Executive Mr. CH Tung, to be a Special Advisor to his Our Hong Kong Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the long-term and overall interests of Hong Kong.
In 2001, Dr. Zeman was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong. He was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2004 and the Grand Bauhinia Medal in 2011. In 2012, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees of Business Administration from City University of Hong Kong and University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong.