The HKIRA Buddies Program is a unique membership benefit to match participating HKIRA members (“Buddies”) with senior investor relations officers (“Buddies Leaders”) to provide an invaluable opportunity for the Buddies to
- become more acquainted with other HKIRA members through HKIRA events, and
- broaden horizons and mindsets in the field of IR via advocacy by the HKIRA Buddies Leaders
- create lasting friendships with like-minded IR professionals
- learn from IR fellows with extensive experience in IR best practice
- expand your connection in the IR community
- participate in exclusive HKIRA events with your buddies cohort and buddies leader
- build new skills that you might not have otherwise learned before
The Buddies Program will run for 12 months from July 2020 to June 2021. Either Buddies Leader or Buddy can cease their participation in the HKIRA Buddies Program at any time by notifying HKIRA via email.
Typical Activities for Buddies / Buddies Leaders
In addition to the luncheon, seminars and conferences regularly held by HKIRA during the year, there will also be exclusive Buddies / Buddies Leaders group activities organized by the HKIRA executive office. These include an inauguration briefing session, Buddies / Buddies Leaders exclusive sharing events, and an end of the year Buddies / Buddies Leaders gathering. Buddies Leaders will take the lead to invite their Buddies to attend these functions.
On individual-level between Buddies and Buddies Leaders, activities may include casual office visits, lunches, afternoon tea breaks, happy hour drinks, dinners, sports or other activities, depending on the interests of the Buddies Leaders and Buddies. HKIRA encourages Buddies to take the lead in initiating contacts with their Buddies Leaders and be innovative.
Eligibility to Join
HKIRA members who currently work at listed companies (or in the past 12 months) are eligible to join for free.
Priority will be given to members who have newly joined HKIRA in May 2020.
The maximum number of Buddies for the Program is 55.
Acceptance to the Program is on a first-come-first-served basis.
List of Buddies Leaders
Dr. Chan is the Head of Investor Relations of C C Land Holdings Limited (stock code: 1224). She has more than 25 years of experience and was the CFOs and company secretaries of various listed companies in Hong Kong. She is mainly responsible for formulating the IR strategies for the company and conducting meetings with investors and fund managers all over the world. She also leads in a number of corporate finance exercises and corporate restructuring activities.
Dr. Chan is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Capital Environment Holdings Limited (stock code: 3989) and is appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Accounting and Finance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dr. Chan graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. She then received her MBA degree from the University of Nottingham. She also obtained a DBA degree from the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. She is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association, a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Ms. Fan is the Head of Investor Relations at Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB; stock code: 511.HK). She has extensive investor relations and audit experience. Prior to joining TVB, she held senior investor relations positions in State-Owned Enterprises listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a Chinese company listed on Nasdaq. Before pursuing her career in investor relations, she worked at the Audit and Learning and Development Departments of KPMG Hong Kong. She is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She presently serves an Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and the Chairman of its marketing and promotion committee. She is also a Council Member and the External Secretary of The Association of Women Accountants Hong Kong.
Mr. Randy Hung is currently the Director of Investor Relations of China Shineway Pharmaceutical Group Limited (stock code: 2877). He is a HKIRA fellow member and a holder of Certificate in Investor Relations issued by the UK Investor Relations Society.
Mr. Hung has served as an executive director, independent non-executive director, and senior management of listed companies for more than 20 years. He is a fellow certified public accountant of Hong Kong, and a licensed certified public accountant of the State of California in the USA. Mr. Hung holds a MBA degree from the University of London, a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a certificate of programming and data processing from the University of Southern California, a certificate of China Accounting, Finance, Taxation and Law from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Hong Kong Securities Institute Specialist Certificate in corporate finance. He is also serving as a council member and the Chairman of Training Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.
Ms. Ku leads the investor relations team of the Bank of East Asia, Limited (BEA). In this role, she develops and maintains the investor relations programme for the company. She drives the collection, analysis, and presentation of feedback to the executive management team of the views of the investment community
Prior to joining BEA, Ms Ku was an investment banking correspondent for Thomson Reuters, where she worked with virtual teams across Europe, Middle East and Africa to generate analysis on equity capital markets, debt capital markets as well as merger and acquisitions. Ms Ku holds an executive MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management and the HKUST Business School.
Ms. Lai has extensive experience in investor communications, public relations as well as advertising and marketing. In her current role as the Director of Investor Relations of China Telecom Corporation Limited (HKEx: 728, NYSE: CHA). She formulates investor relations strategies for the company and leads a team to execute the plans to enhance investor communications, corporate transparency and disclosure. She is also responsible for media relations of the company. Ms. Lai graduated from the University of Hong Kong with Bachelor of Finance and holds Master of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a CFA charterholder and a Fellow member of HKIRA.
Ms. Lam joined China Resources Cement Holdings Limited as General Manager of Investor Relations Department in 2013. She was also appointed as Deputy General Manager of International Department in 2017. She is in-charge of investor communication and co-overseeing international business opportunities of the Group. Prior to joining CR Cement, Ms. Lam has been working in various roles of investment banking at The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Citibank, which were mainly responsible for equity research of infrastructure and building materials sectors in Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland. She also has media experience of financial press in Hong Kong. Ms. Lam holds a Bachelor’s degree of Finance and a Master of Business Administration of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She has more than 18 years of working experience in listed companies and financial institutions in Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland. Ms. Lam is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association.
Mr. Lee is the Deputy General Manager, Hong Kong, of Redsun Properties Group (1996.HK), one of the leading property developers in the Jiangsu Province duly headquartered in Shanghai and Nanjing. Derek is responsible for managing overseas capital market for the company, including corporate finance, private equity investment, fixed income investment, investor relations and financial media relations. Mr. Lee has more than 15 years of capital market experience founded on proven expertise in corporate finance and investor relations. He is also involved in corporate restructuring activities, as well as project investment and disposal.
Prior to joining Redsun Properties Group, Mr. Lee was with Logan Property (3380.HK) and Shanghai Industrial Urban Development (563.HK), where he spearheaded investor relations program and offshore USD bond issuance. Mr. Lee is an industry veteran in the China property development sector. He was responsible for issuing more than 14 tranches of USD bonds amounted to USD4 billion, raising a total of USD420 million acquisition loans or syndicated loans, and soliciting initial research coverage from a significant number of international and Chinese investment banks throughout his career. He had also managed IPO, reverse takeover and corporate takeover.
Aged 63, Dr. Look is the Chief Financial Officer and executive director of the Company, and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Dr. Look has over 35 years of experience in local and overseas financial and general management. Prior to joining Sa Sa in March 2002, he was the Chief Financial Officer and an executive director of Tom.com Limited (renamed TOM Group Ltd.). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and received a degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa from the University of Birmingham, England. Dr. Look is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”). Dr. Look is a member of the Executive Committee and the Education & Training Sub-Committee and the Chairman of the e-Commerce Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, a member of the CNBC Global CFO Council and a fellow member and a member of the Advisory Board of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association.
Aged 59, joined TVB as CFO and Company Secretary in November 2004. Mr. Mak holds directorships in a number of the subsidiaries of the Company. Prior to his current pos itions, Mr. Mak was CFO of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, between 2001 and 2003, and CFO of CyberCity Holdings Limited between 2000 and 2001. Between 1 992 and 2000, Mr. Mak served as an associate director in the Corporate Finance Division at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Between 1983 and 1992, Mr. Mak worked at various offices of KPMG (Hong Kong, London and Birmingham offices). He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Age 54, Mr. Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut and completed a Master of Philosophy course on Slavonic and East European Studies at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. He spent several years as a financial journalist, opening and leading Bloomberg’s Moscow bureau for five years in the early 1990s and later joining Dow Jones as Bureau Chief over the period 1998–2004 in Moscow and Hong Kong. Mr. Ryan subsequently served as Head of Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific for HSBC’s wholesale bank. He joined First Pacific in 2010. Prior to his appointment as Associate Director in April 2019, Mr. Ryan was Group Chief Investor Relations and Sustainability Officer, and Executive Vice President of Group Corporate Communications. He is currently a Commissioner of PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk.
Mr. Tang is a qualified finance and accounting professional with extensive business experience. He has over 20 years of experience in auditing, accounting, corporate governance, investor relations, and corporate finance.
Mr. Tang is currently the chairman of audit committee and independent non-executive director of various listed companies in Hong Kong. He is also the financial controller, company secretary and authorised representative of Universal Technologies Holdings Limited (stock code: 1026.HK). Mr. Tang is the honorary president of North Kwai Chung District Scout Council of Scout Association of Hong Kong.
Mr. Tang is a practising Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Certified Internal Auditor of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a Certified Tax Adviser of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and a holder of the Practitioner’s Endorsement from the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.
Mr. Tang is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He is also a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Supports from HKIRA
HKIRA is committed to the ongoing improvement of the program. At any time, Buddies and Buddies Leaders are welcome to contact HKIRA, which is to provide support, identify opportunities and troubleshoot issues and work with Buddies and Buddies Leaders to make ongoing adjustments to keep the HKIRA Buddies Program thriving. Buddies and Buddies Leaders are encouraged to provide suggestions and feedbacks to HKIRA at any time with an intention to address any key issues.