SO Tak Young
aged 52, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 23 May 2022.
Mr. So has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, investment and private equity businesses with global financial institutions and asset management companies.
He started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young, Hong Kong from February 1993 to December 1994. Mr. So has served as a managing partner of FastLane Group since July 2012. He is currently serving as an independent non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Shanghai Henlius Biotech, Inc. (HKEX: 2696) since September 2019 and CARsgen Therapeutics Holdings Limited (HKEX: 2171) since June 2021.
Mr. So has previously served various positions, including vice president of global capital market/Asia treasury and vice president of financial controls of Bank of America, Hong Kong from January 1998 to March 2002, head of finance and operations of consumer and commercial banking in Hong Kong, head of asset and liability management of Greater China and chief financial officer of private client banking in Hong Kong of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Hong Kong from March 2002 to January 2005, chief financial officer of Hamon Asset Management Limited, an affiliate of Bank of NewYork Mellon from February 2005 to August 2007, chief financial officer of Asia Pacific of asset management division for Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong from August 2007 to November 2011, and chief financial officer of PAG Capital from November 2011 to April 2012.
Mr. So received his bachelor of business degree and his master of business administration degree from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia in April 1994 and September 1998, respectively. He is a fellow member of Certified Practicing Accounting Australia since August 2011.
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