Henry Ying Chew Cheong - Executive Director and Deputy Chairman

Mr Cheong holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) degree from Chelsea College, University of London and a Master of Science (Operational Research and Management) degree from Imperial College, University of London.

Mr Cheong has over 35 years of experience in the securities industry. Mr Cheong and The Mitsubishi Bank in Japan (now known as The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd) founded the Worldsec Group in 1991. In late 2002, Worldsec Group sold certain securities businesses to UOB Kay Hian and following that Mr Cheong became the Chief Executive Officer of UOB Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd until early 2005. Prior to the formation of the Worldsec Group, Mr Cheong was a director of James Capel (Far East) Ltd for five years with overall responsibility for Far East Sales. His earlier professional experience includes 11 years with Vickers da Costa Limited in Hong Kong latterly as Managing Director. 

Mr Cheong is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited, CNNC International Limited, Creative Energy Solutions Holdings Limited, Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited (formerly known as SPG Land (Holdings) Limited), Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, New World Department Store China Limited, Skyworth Digital Holdings Limited and TOM Group Limited, all being listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr Cheong is also an Independent Director of BTS Group Holdings Public Company Limited, being listed in Thailand. Mr Cheong was an Independent Non-executive Director of Hong Kong Jewellery Holding Limited (formerly known as Excel Technology International Holdings Limited), a company listed in Hong Kong (resigned on 3 July 2012).

Mr Cheong is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission and also a member of the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal in Hong Kong.  Mr Cheong was previously a member of Disciplinary Panel A of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (from 2005-2011), a member of the Corporate Advisory Council of the Hong Kong Securities Institute (from 2002-2009), a member of the Advisory Committee (from 1993-1999) to the Securities and Futures Commission ("SFC"), a member of the Board of Director of the Hong Kong Future Exchange Limited (from 1994-2000), a member of GEM Listing Committee and Main Board Listing Committee of Hong Kong Exchange and Clearing Limited ("HKEX") (from May 2002-May 2006), a member of Derivatives Market Consultative Panel of HKEX (from April 2000-May 2006), a member of the Process Review Panel for the SFC (from November 2000-October 2006) and a member of the Committee on Real Estate Investment Trust of the SFC (from September 2003-August 2006).