Kester Ng

Kester Ng - Chairman & Executive Director

Mr. Ng Shing Joe Kester (吳繩祖), aged 50, is one of the founders of the Group, a controlling shareholder, the chairman, and Executive Director. He joined the Group in July 2013. Mr. Ng is mainly responsible for the overall strategic development and planning of the Group. Mr. Ng started investing in food and beverage and entertainment business since 2005 and is familiar with industry trends, market behavior, customer and supplier impact and dealing with competitions and other operational challenges. He has assumed a leading role in the management and is responsible for formulating direction. He has actively involved in the handling of finance and investment-related issues of the Group since establishment. He has over 20 years of experience in the investment and financing industry. Mr. Ng worked at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited (principally engaged in the provision of capital market, advisory and wealth management services before it was acquired by Bank of America Corporation in January 2009) and left in the position of managing director and head of China and Hong Kong equity capital markets and financing (being mainly responsible for business management and development) from February 1995 to August 2006. He then worked at J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited (principally engaged in the provision of investment banking and financial services) with his last position being the managing director in equities capital markets of global investment banking department and chairman of Asia Pacific equity capital and derivatives markets (being mainly responsible for business management and development) from August 2006 to April 2013. Mr. Ng has been chief executive officer (being mainly responsible for the overall strategic directions of the company) of GRE Investment Advisors Limited (a company licensed under the SFC (Type 4 (advising on securities) and Type 9 (asset management) licences) and principally engaged in the provision of investment advisory and asset management services) since August 2014. Mr. Ng obtained a bachelor’s degree in medical sciences from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom in July 1990.

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