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Dr. the Hon. Rita FAN HSU Lai-tai







Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee


Dr. Fan, aged 77, was appointed a Director in 2016. She is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (listed in Hong Kong). She was an Independent Non-executive Director of China Overseas Land & Investment Limited (listed in Hong Kong).

Dr. Fan is one of Hong Kong’s best-known public figures and has an outstanding track record of community service. Dr. Fan was appointed to the Legislative Council from 1983 to 1992 and was a Member of the Executive Council from 1989 to 1992. She became the President of the Provisional Legislative Council in 1997, and has since been re-elected as the President of the First, Second and Third Legislative Council until 30th September, 2008. Dr. Fan served as President of the legislature of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) for 11 years.

In the lead-up to Hong Kong’s reunification with China, Dr. Fan played a valuable role as a Member of the Preliminary Working Committee for the Preparatory Committee for the HKSAR from 1993 to 1995 and of the Preparatory Committee for the HKSAR from 1995 to 1997. She was elected as a Hong Kong Deputy to the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th sessions of the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) during 1998 to 2018, and was concurrently a Member of the Standing Committee of the 11th and 12th sessions of the NPC from 2008 to 2018. Dr. Fan is a Non-official Member of the Candidate Eligibility Review Committee of the HKSAR. She is also serving as the Chairman of Board of Management of the Endeavour Education Centre Limited and the Endeavour Education Trust and a Member of Hong Kong Laureate Forum Council.

After graduating from St. Stephen’s Girls’ College, Dr. Fan studied at the University of Hong Kong, and was awarded a Bachelor degree in Science and a Master degree in Social Science. She was awarded Honorary Doctorate degrees in Social Science by the University of Hong Kong, the City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Education University of Hong Kong; and an Honorary Doctorate in Law from the China University of Political Science and Law of the People’s Republic of China. Her record of public service was acknowledged by the HKSAR Government through the award of the Gold Bauhinia Star in 1998 and Hong Kong’s top award, the Grand Bauhinia Medal, in 2007.