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Our Management

Mr. Bi Mingqiang

Mr. Bi Mingqiang

Appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank on 28 September 2018. Mr. Bi has more than 20 years of multifaceted expertise in the finance industry with about half of that gained while serving various management positions in Canada, the US, and the UK, covering a wide range of banking businesses. He started his banking career with The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (“ICBC”) and progressed through different assignments in project financing, corporate lending, credit risk management, sales management, global markets, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Mr. Bi has extensive experience in overseas operations setup and management, new business development, commercial banking management, cross-cultural people engagement, team effectiveness building, and corporate governance. Over the years, he has held various important positions including business heads, CEO, and chairmanship of several Mainland and overseas organizations including Head of Credit Management of ICBC group, Country Head of ICBC’s US operations, CEO and President of ICBC Canada and Chairman of ICBC Standard Bank Plc headquartered in London. Prior to coming to Hong Kong, he was Managing Director of CICC Capital Management Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China International Capital Corporation Limited. Mr. Bi obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Tsinghua University and subsequently a PhD in Finance from Renmin University of China.

Mrs. Helen Kan

Mrs. Helen Kan

Appointed Director and Alternate Chief Executive Officer of the Bank on 15 March 2013. Mrs. Kan is also Group Head of Personal & Business Banking of the Bank, and Director of various subsidiaries of the Bank, including CITIC Bank International (China) Limited, CITIC Insurance Brokers Limited, CKWB-SN Limited and Viewcon Hong Kong Limited. She is also a Director of Nova Credit Limited. Mrs. Kan has 32 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. Over the years, Mrs. Kan had held various senior positions across a broad spectrum of banking and finance exposures in Hong Kong, Mainland China, UK and other global markets. Mrs. Kan’s rich experience covers strategic transformation, new business set up and expansion, diversified consumer banking businesses, global and multi-cultural management, people development, quality management and internal audit. Prior to joining the Bank, she was Standard Chartered Bank’s Global Head of Distribution in charge of the strategic development and performance of distribution channels. Mrs. Kan holds an Honours Degree in Management and Economics, and a Master’s Degree in Laws from The University of Hong Kong. She was appointed Council Member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in August 2017.

Mr. Jeffery Bai

Mr. Bai Lijun

Appointed Director of the Bank on 20 August 2018. Mr. Bai is currently the Bank’s Executive Director, Alternate Chief Executive Officer, and Group Head of Wholesale Banking and Treasury & Global Markets. Mr. Bai’s scope of responsibilities encompasses the overall management of the Bank’s Treasury & Markets Group with a view to strengthening funding and liquidity management, in addition to fortifying wholesale banking products and business controls while driving CNCB and CITIC Group-related collaboration for enhanced business development for the Bank. He is also Chairman or Director of various subsidiaries of the Bank, including CITIC Bank International (China) Limited, CNCBI Investment Holdings Limited, CNCBI Asset Management Limited and CNCBI Financial Consultant Limited. Mr. Bai joined China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited’s Financial Markets Department from Bank of Beijing in 2006. In 2009, he took up an additional role at the Chairman Office of CITIC Group, assisting the Group’s Chairman with corporate governance, group projects and business affairs. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Bai was CNCB’s Deputy General Manager of the Office of the Board of Directors and Supervisors. Mr. Bai holds a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the School of Economics at Nankai University in Tianjin, and a Master of Finance Degree from the School of Finance at Renmin University of China in Beijing.

Mr. Tang Nai-pan

Mr. Tang Nai-pan

Joined the Bank in August 2019 as Chief Risk Officer responsible for the overall management of the Bank’s risk function. Mr. Tang has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Tang was Deputy Chief Executive, Alternate Chief Executive and Chief Risk Officer of Shanghai Commercial Bank Limited. Over the years, he has accumulated a wealth of experience in treasury, compliance and risk management from banking institutions including Chong Hing Bank, Hang Seng Bank, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, DBS Bank Singapore and Citibank (Hong Kong). Mr. Tang received his education in the US. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Statistics from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a Master of Science Degree in Statistics from University of Chicago. Mr. Tang is also a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Finance at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Mr. Elton Tam

Mr. Elton Tam

Joined the Bank in December 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tam also serves as Group Chief Financial Officer of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Tam has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and financial management. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Tam was General Manager and Group Financial Controller of Dah Sing Bank, Limited. Before that, he had held various senior finance positions at Standard Chartered Bank Group across different business areas such as consumer banking, treasury and wholesale banking in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan. Mr. Tam graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Social Science Degree, The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Master of Science Degree in Finance, City University of Hong Kong with a Doctor of Business Administration Degree and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a Doctorate Degree in Economics. He is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK, and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He is also a qualified member of Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants of China, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada.

Ms. Sylvia Choi

Ms. Sylvia Choi

Joined the Bank in June 2014 as Head of Policy and Compensation. Ms. Choi is currently Chief Human Resources Officer of the Bank and Head of Group Human Resources of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited. Ms. Choi has over 20 years of experience in human resources management. She started her career with the graduate trainee programme at MTR Corporation Limited and subsequently held a number of HR positions at several large and international financial services organisations including Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Macquarie Bank and KPMG. Prior to joining the Bank, she was Regional Compensation and Benefits Director of VF Corporation Limited. Ms. Choi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Mr. Ji Jinxiang

Mr. Ji Jinxiang

Joined the Bank in September 2019 as Chief Information Officer and is responsible for managing the Bank’s information technology functions.
Mr. Ji has over 20 years of experience in managing the full spectrum of IT functions with expertise particularly in IT architecture and IT applications development. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Ji was Chief Information Officer for Meizhou Hakka Bank Company Limited for which he played a key role in the start-up of its business. Before that, Mr. Ji had held various senior positions in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited where he led IT teams to achieve various digital transformation projects which helped to drive its FinTech business growth. Mr Ji holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from Hangzhou Dianzi University and a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from Jilin University.

Ms. Christina Pong

Ms. Christina Pong

Joined the Bank in September 2013 as General Manager, Operational Risk Management and is currently Chief Operations Officer responsible for managing the Bank’s operations towards enhanced service quality and operational efficiency. Ms. Pong has over 30 years of experience in operations management from various international organisations including Standard Chartered Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and has participated in the formation of China Bohai Bank. Before joining the Bank, Ms. Pong was Head of New Initiatives and System Delivery, Standard Chartered Bank. Ms. Pong holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Ms. Zoe Lau

Ms. Zoe Lau

Joined the Bank in August 2007 as Senior Vice President and Head of Wealth Management & Strategic Planning. Ms. Lau is currently Director of CEO Office of the Bank and is responsible for coordinating various corporate initiatives and activities for the Chief Executive Officer, as well as overseeing the Bank's brand management, corporate communications and investor relations. Ms. Lau has close to 30 years of experience in the areas of cards, payment services, wealth management and strategic planning with major multinational banks in Hong Kong. Ms. Lau had also worked extensively in the advertising and marketing industry in Canada and Hong Kong. Before joining the Bank, Ms. Lau was Head of Marketing, Greater China, American Express Hong Kong. Ms. Lau holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences from The University of Hong Kong.

Ms. Christine Yau

Ms. Christine Yau

Joined the Bank in January 2019 as Chief Controls & Compliance Officer. Ms. Yau is responsible for managing the Bank’s general compliance, anti-money laundering and legal functions. She also serves as Group Chief Controls & Compliance Officer of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited. Ms. Yau has over 20 years of experience in internal control, internal audit, risk management and governance in the financial services industry across Asia. She has worked in various banks and professional firms including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, National Australia Bank (Hong Kong), Hang Seng Bank Limited, KPMG and Ernst & Young. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. Yau was Managing Director & Head of Operational Risk, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Asia Pacific. Ms. Yau holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Telly Chan

Mr. Telly Chan

Joined the Bank in October 2017 and is currently Chief Auditor of the Bank and Head of Group Audit of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited. Mr. Chan has about 30 years of experience in the banking industry specialising in internal audit, treasury and global markets. Before joining the Bank, he was Programme Director, Financial Crime Risk Mitigation Programme of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Prior to that, he had held various senior management positions in Standard Chartered including Head of Audit and Regional Head of Audit in different geographic locations including Hong Kong and mainland China. Mr. Chan holds a Master of Science Degree from the University of Salford, a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Macquarie University, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of New England in Australia. He is a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CPA Australia.

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