The Bank of East Asia

About BEA

Mr. Brian David LI Man-bun






JP, MA (Cantab), MBA, FCA

Co-Chief Executive and Member of the Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee


Mr. Li, aged 47, was appointed an Executive Director in 2014. He first joined the Bank Group in 2002. He was General Manager & Head of Wealth Management Division of the Bank from July 2004 to March 2009. He was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in April 2009 and Co-Chief Executive in July 2019. He is responsible for the overall management and control of the Bank Group with a particular focus on its China and international businesses. He serves on the boards of several Bank Group members as Chairman or as a Member.

Mr. Li is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Towngas China Company Limited (listed in Hong Kong), Shenzhen Investment Holdings Bay Area Development Company Limited (listed in Hong Kong), China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (listed in Hong Kong) and Guangdong Investment Limited (listed in Hong Kong).

Mr. Li holds a number of public and honorary positions, including being a Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a Member of the Chief Executive's Council of Advisers on Innovation & Strategic Development of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a Council Member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a Director of the Financial Services Development Council, a Member of the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, and Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of St. James’ Settlement.

He is a Member of the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council, a Member of the Hongkong-Japan Business Co-operation Committee, and a Vice Chairman of the Asian Financial Cooperation Association.

Mr. Li is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance and a Full Member of the Treasury Markets Association.  He holds an MBA degree from Stanford University as well as a BA degree from the University of Cambridge.

Mr. Li is the son of Dr. the Hon. Sir David LI Kwok-po, the nephew of Professor Arthur LI Kwok-cheung, Mr. Aubrey LI Kwok-sing and Mr. Stephen Charles LI Kwok-sze, and the brother of Mr. Adrian David LI Man-kiu.