AMTD International Inc. (“AMTD International” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HKIB; SGX: HKB), a NYSE and SGX-ST dual-listed company, a subsidiary of AMTD Group Company Limited (“AMTD Group” or the “Group”), which is a leading comprehensive financial services conglomerate with headquarters in Hong Kong, today announces that it has internally promoted (i) Mr. Xavier Zee as the new Chief Financial Officer, (ii) Mr. Jason Chiu as the Co-Chief Financial Officer; and (iii) Mr. Bert Tsang as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company effective immediately. Such promotions are part of the Company’s overall efforts to develop and groom the second generation of management team as the Company marches into AMTD 2.0 new age. As part of such overall plan, a number of management members and executives have been promoted within the Company and / or uprisen to the Group level.
Mr. Xavier Zee is the chief financial officer of AMTD Group since joining AMTD Group in November 2020. He was admitted to the partnership of PricewaterhouseCoopers in July 2008 and has over 24 years’ of experience in providing assurance, business advisory, and capital market services to companies, especially in the financial service industry, in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Mr. Zee obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration with first class honors in The Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 1996. Mr. Zee is currently a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Mr. Jason Chiu specialises in financial reporting with more than five years’ of financial management experience for public companies and nine years’ of external auditing experience focusing on financial institutions including investment banks, securities brokerage companies and asset management companies. Mr. Chiu joined AMTD Group in January 2020 and was previously the finance director of our Company. Prior to joining AMTD Group, Mr. Chiu worked as financial controller and company secretary for several listed companies in Hong Kong from July 2015 to January 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Chiu worked as an audit manager at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from September 2006 to July 2015. Mr. Chiu is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Chiu received a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Hong Kong in 2006.
Mr. Bert Tsang specialises in financial reporting with six years’ of external auditing experience in property agency, retailing, securities dealings, investment advisory, asset management and corporate finance industries. Mr. Tsang joined AMTD Group in July 2016 and was previously the finance director of our Company. Prior to joining AMTD Group, Mr. Tsang worked as an audit professional at RSM Hong Kong from November 2011 to July 2016. Mr. Tsang is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Tsang received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting with first class honors from the City University of Hong Kong in July 2010.
“We are delighted to have promoted Xavier as the Chief Financial Officer, Jason as the Co-Chief Financial Officer, and Bert as the Chief Accounting Officer as part of our overall efforts to groom and promote the second generation of management persons” said Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, chairman of the board of directors of the Company and chairman of the audit committee. “With their extensive financial reporting experience and extraordinary industry expertise, as well as in depth experience working with listed companies, we are confident that the Company would greatly benefit from their combined leadership as we move into the next stage of growth.” Dr. Hamdullahpur added.
About AMTD International Inc.
AMTD International Inc. (NYSE: HKIB; SGX: HKB) is a premier Hong Kong-headquartered financial institution group connecting companies and investors from Asia, including China and Hong Kong as well as the ASEAN markets with global capital markets. Its comprehensive one-stop financial service solutions strategy addresses different clients’ diverse and inter-connected financial needs across all phases of their life cycles. Leveraging its deep roots in Asia and its unique eco-system — the “AMTD SpiderNet” — the Company is uniquely positioned as an active super-connector between clients, business partners, investee companies, and investors, connecting the East and the West. For more information, please visit www.amtdinc.com or follow us on Twitter at “@AMTDGroup.” For the Company’s announcements, please visit http://ir.amtdinc.com/News.
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