(Chairman and Chief Executive Officer)
(President and Managing Director)
Independent Non-executive Directors
Mr. HO, Lawrence Yau Lung
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lawrence Ho is the Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO) and Melco International Development Limited (HKEx: 200). He oversees the companies’ 21st century vision and strategy, forging the way ahead in global gaming and entertainment.
Taking over Melco International in 2001, Lawrence commenced a decade-long transformation of the business into a truly pioneering leisure and entertainment group. He started leading Melco Resorts & Entertainment in 2004, with a clear vision to create a brand new style of Integrated Resorts.
Initially, Melco Resorts launched Altira, a boutique hotel and casino that focused on delivering its guests enhanced Forbes 5-star experiences. He followed this with City of Dreams, a truly integrated resort that sets new world standards in lifestyle and entertainment. City of Dreams quickly became home to numerous Michelin starred restaurants and gained global recognition for its extraordinary water show, The House of Dancing Water. In recent years, Lawrence has focused on expanding the Melco brand beyond Asia, introducing its destination concepts to fast-growing consumer segments around the world. In 2015, he launched Studio City, a Hollywood-inspired resort that delivers unique and exciting guest experiences, and that same year the company opened City of Dreams Manila, raising the bar radically in terms of quality and excitement in the Philippines region. The year 2017 saw Cyprus award Melco its first and only casino license.
Today, Melco destinations are internationally recognized for their singular focus on delivering imaginative and high-quality entertainment experiences and lead the industry’s shift towards truly diversified entertainment. Lawrence’s keen eye for design and contemporary culture will once again be evident in the new phase of City of Dreams which opened in mid-2018. At the heart of this new development is Morpheus, a 770-room hotel and architectural masterpiece by the late Dame Zaha Hadid, which is set to raise the bar once again in Macau.
Lawrence is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce.
Mr. WINKLER, Evan Andrew
President and Managing Director
Mr. Evan Andrew Winkler was appointed as our non-executive director on August 3, 2016. Mr. Winkler served as managing director of Melco International since August 2016 and was appointed as director of various subsidiaries of Melco International. In May 2018, Mr. Winkler assumed the role of president and managing director of Melco International.
Before joining Melco International, Mr. Winkler served as a managing director at Moelis & Company, a global investment bank. Prior to that, he was a managing director and co-head of technology, media and telecommunications M&A at UBS Investment Bank. Mr. Winkler has extensive experience in providing senior level advisory services on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate finance initiatives, having spent nearly two decades working on Wall Street. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Mr. CHUNG Yuk Man, Clarence
Mr. Chung has been an Executive Director of the Company since May 2006. He is also a member of the executive committee and finance committee of the Company and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He is currently a non-executive director of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (formerly known as Melco Crown Entertainment Limited), a company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market in the United States and the chairman and president of Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (formerly known as Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation), a company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange. Mr. Chung has more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry in various capacities as a chief financial officer, an investment banker and a merger and acquisition specialist. He was named one of the “Asian Gaming 50” by Inside Asian Gaming magazine for multiple years.
Mr. Chung obtained a master degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and a bachelor degree in business administration from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr. TSUI Che Yin, Frank
Mr. Tsui has been re-designated as Non-executive Director in July 2017. Before his re-designation, he served as an Executive Director from November 2001 to June 2017. He is currently a director of Mountain China Resorts (Holding) Limited, a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange of Canada, an independent non-executive director of Jinhui Holdings Company Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and a non-executive director of Jinhui Shipping and Transportation Limited, a company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. He was previously the chairman and non-executive director of MelcoLot Limited (now known as Loto Interactive Limited), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Tsui has more than 30 years of experience in investment and banking industries and held senior management positions at various international financial institutions. Mr. Tsui was formerly the President of China Assets Investment Management Limited which is the investment manager of China Assets (Holdings) Limited.
Mr. NG Ching Wo
Mr. Ng has been a Non-executive Director of the Company since September 2004. He is also the chairman of the corporate governance committee and a member of the audit committee, nomination committee and remuneration committee of the Company. Mr. Ng is a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons. Mr. Ng received his L.L.B. from the University of Alberta in Canada and was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in Alberta in 1981. He is qualified as a solicitor in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Mr. Ng’s practice focused primarily in the area of cross-border corporate and commercial work and he has experience in mergers and acquisitions, take-overs of private and listed companies, cross-border initial public offerings, tax planning, large-scale international joint ventures and technology transfer.
Mr. CHOW Kwong Fai, Edward, J.P.
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Chow has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since June 2015. He is also a member of the nomination committee of the Company. Mr. Chow is currently an independent non-executive director of Wing Lung Bank Limited and chairman of its audit and risk management committee. He is also an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Redco Properties Group Limited and China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He was previously the chairman of CIG Yangtze Ports PLC and an independent non-executive director of COSCO Pacific Limited and China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd., all of which are companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Mr. Chow holds an honours bachelor’s degree in business studies from Middlesex University in the United Kingdom and is a fellow and former council member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, former chairman of its Commercial Board and a past president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”). Before elected president, he chaired the HKICPA’s Corporate Governance Committee and Professional Accountants in Business Committee. He was a Deputy Chairman of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, the Chairman of the Professional Accountants in Business Committee of the International Federation of Accountants, an expert advisor of the Accounting Standards Committee of the Ministry of Finance, the People’s Republic of China and a member of the Standing Committee of the Eleventh Zhejiang Province Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Mr. Chow is currently a core member of the OECD/World Bank Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable, an advisor of the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong, a non-executive director of the Urban Renewal Authority and chairman of its finance committee and a court and council member of The University of Hong Kong and chairman of its audit committee. Prior to entering the commercial sector, Mr. Chow spent 11 years working for two major accounting firms, Deloitte Haskins & Sells and Price Waterhouse (as they were then known), respectively in London and Hong Kong.
Dr. TYEN Kan Hee, Anthony
Independent Non-executive Director
Dr. Tyen has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since June 2010. He is also the chairman of the audit committee and nomination committee and a member of the remuneration committee and corporate governance committee of the Company. Dr. Tyen is currently also an independent non-executive director of Summit Ascent Holdings Limited, China Baofeng (International) Limited (formerly known as Mastercraft International Holdings Limited) and Ourgame International Holdings Limited, companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He was previously an independent non-executive director of three Hong Kong listed companies, namely, Value Convergence Holdings Limited, Recruit Holdings Limited and ASR Logistics Holdings Limited. He was also an independent director of the Company’s subsidiary, Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc., a company delisted and removed from trading on the NASDAQ Capital Market in the United States in June 2017 (resigned in July 2017), as well as Alpha Peak Leisure Inc., a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada (resigned in November 2017).
Dr. Tyen holds a Doctoral degree in Philosophy and a Master degree in Business Administration, both from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. Dr. Tyen is also a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He is currently a practicing certified public accountant in Hong Kong and has over 40 years’ experience in auditing, accounting, management and company secretarial practice.
Ms. Karuna Evelyne Shinsho
Independent Non-executive Director
Ms. Shinsho has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since August 2018. Ms. Shinsho has extensive experience in the media industry in Japan, USA, Singapore and Hong Kong. From 1989 to 2001, she worked for NHK Television, Japan and New York, Asia Business News, Singapore and CNN International, Hong Kong, then in 2004 for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Singapore, as an anchor and/or reporter. She was named “Highly Commended News Presenter/Anchor” at the Asian TV Awards in 1999. Ms. Shinsho’s extensive media experience will contribute positively to the future development of the Company in different markets worldwide.
Ms. Shinsho obtained a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs with a regional concentration in East Asia from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) in Political Science from the Institute of Comparative Culture, Sophia University in Japan.