Directors & Senior Management
Mr. Chan, age 38, has been involved in various aspects of the Group’s operations since joining the Group in 2010, and has served as president of the Company’s U.S. subsidiary since 2017. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Chan was part of KKR’s Private Equity team in Menlo Park, California, where he was actively involved in a number of transactions as well as portfolio company management. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Chan worked at Citigroup in New York City, where he was a member of the Consumer Retail Investment Banking team. Mr. Chan graduated from Yale University with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and History.
Ms. Chan, aged 43, appointed as an executive director of the Company on 19 May 2023. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She subsequently worked in New York City as a consultant with one of the leading financial consulting firms for two years. She then obtained her Masters of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance at the Wharton School of Business in 2005.
After graduating business school, Ms. Chan pursued a career in retail with one of the largest global luxury retailers. She joined the company as a Merchandising Senior Analyst in their New York headquarters. Her responsibilities increased over time as she rotated through various teams in the organization. She was then transferred to Hong Kong in 2009 to assist with the regionalization initiative of the company. She was promoted to Director of Asia Merchandising in 2011, where she was responsible for spearheading the merchandising needs of the region.
Mr. Chan, aged 35, was appointed a director of the Company in May 2017. He has been a Vice President for Overseas Investments for a fellow subsidiary of the Group since 2014. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Chan worked as a Management Trainee and a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager for an international banking corporation from 2009 until 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in Britain in 2009. He is also an executive director of the board of Playmates Holdings Limited. Mr. Chan is a brother of Mr. Chan Kwong Fai, Michael and Ms. Chan, Helen.
Mr. Ip, aged 72, has 40 years of experience in business management and has held a number of key management positions in various multi-national corporations.
Mr. Lam, aged 69, was appointed an independent non-executive director of the Company in August 2019. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England.
Mr. Lam has over 30 years of experience in merchant banking, investment banking and corporate advisory services and has served in senior management roles in a number of major international banking institutions.
Mr. Lam is currently an executive director of China Tonghai International Financial Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director of Far East Consortium International Limited and Pacific On Line Limited. All of the said companies are listed on the Stock Exchange. On June 2, 2020, he resigned as an independent non-executive director of China Agri-Industries Holdings Limited, which was a listed company on the Stock Exchange until the listing of its shares thereon was withdrawn voluntarily on 23 March 2020. On 18 January 2022, he resigned as an independent non-executive director of Genting Hong Kong Limited.
Mr. Tran, aged 53, joined the Group in 2010 and was appointed a director of the Company in August 2019. He is responsible for overseeing the international market management function and product development of the Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the toy industry with more than 3 years in the OEM manufacturing sector. Mr. Tran graduated from McGill University (Canada) in 1993 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting and MIS.
Mr. Yu, aged 74, was appointed a director of the Company in May 2021. He is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a partner of an international accounting firm with extensive experience in corporate finance. He is an independent non-executive director of various listed companies in Hong Kong including MS Group Holdings Limited, China Resources Gas Group Limited, Keck Seng Investments (Hong Kong) Limited and One Media Group Limited. All these companies are listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also a non-executive director of Haier Smart Home Co., Limited, the shares of which are listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In the last three years, he was an independent non-executive director of Haier Electronics Group Co., Limited, Media Chinese International Limited, Playmates Holdings Limited, China Renewable Energy Investment Limited and New Century Asset Management Limited, the Manager of New Century Real Estate Investment Trust, all currently or previously listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Updated on July 1, 2023