Mr. Steven Ong Kay Eng, Chairman

Mr. Steven Ong Kay Eng, aged 74, an Independent Non-Executive Director since July 2005. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Sino Land Company Limited and Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited. He is a Director of Altrade Investments Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. He is also a Non-Executive Independent Director of EnGro Corporation Limited and a substantial shareholder of Hwa Hong Corporation Limited, both of which are listed on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange. Mr. Ong has been a veteran banker with extensive experience in banking and finance over 43 years. He was the General Manager and Country Head for American Express Bank in Singapore for nearly 10 years and also the Chief Representative and Country Manager in China for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. for 16 years. Mr. Ong remained as the bank’s advisor and consultant for 2 years after he left China in 2006 having resided in the country for over 16 years. He was the Chairman of Foreign Bankers’ Association in Beijing, PRC from 1999 to 2000.