Lee, Irene Yun-Lien

Chairman (chairing N)

Ms. Lee leads the Group in her executive Chairman role.

Ms. Lee is the independent non-executive chairman of Hang Seng Bank Limited. She is an independent non-executive director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. She is also an independent director of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. She is a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. She has held senior positions in investment banking and fund management in a number of renowned international financial institutions.

Previously, Ms. Lee was an executive director of Citicorp Investment Bank Limited in New York, London and Sydney, and head of corporate finance at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and chief executive officer of Sealcorp Holdings Limited, both based in Sydney. She was also the non-executive chairman of Keybridge Capital Limited (listed on the Australian Stock Exchange), a non-executive director of ING Bank (Australia) Limited, QBE Insurance Group Limited and The Myer Family Company Pty Limited, an independent non-executive director of Noble Group Limited (listed on Singapore Exchange Limited), CLP Holdings Limited, Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and HSBC Holdings plc, and a member of the Advisory Council of JP Morgan Australia. She was also formerly a member of the Australian Government Takeovers Panel.

Ms. Lee is a member of the founding Lee family, sister of Mr. Lee Anthony Hsien Pin (a Non-Executive Director of the Company) and his alternate on the Board of the Company.

Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College, the United States of America, and is a Barrister-at-Law in England and Wales and a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, the United Kingdom. She was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2011, the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company in May 2011 and the executive Chairman of the Company in March 2012. She also serves as a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. She is aged 69.