Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute Appointed New Board Directors, Mr. Craig Blaser Lindsay Elected as Chairman

The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute was held on Wednesday, 5 December 2012, during which the new Board for 2013 was formed.

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., December 12, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Board Directors elected by members:

Prof Michael Arthur Firth: Hong Kong Economic Journal Chair Professor of Finance (Lingnan University)

Mr John Martin MacGuire: Head of Corporate Finance (REORIENT Financial Markets Limited)

Mr Colin Stuart Shaftesley: Partner, Financial Services Practice (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong)

Mr Tsang Chi Suen Trini: Wocom Holdings Limited (Director and General Manager)

Board Directors appointed by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC):

Mr Chiu Kwok Keung Ringo: Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (CITIC Securities International Company Limited)

Mr Shek Chi Fai Derek : Director of Licensing (SFC)

Mr Wong Ying Kwan Stephen: Chief Executive Officer (HSBC Broking Services (Asia) Limited)

In addition, the following eight directors remain on the Board:
Mr Craig Blaser Lindsay (Chairman)
Mr Chan Ping Keung Bryan
Ms Ho Shuk Yee Samantha
Dr Lam Kit Lan Cynthia
Mr Philip Andrew Tye
Ms Wong Wai Kwan Anna
Mr Wong Shiu Hoi Peter
Mrs Edith Ngan CHAN (Chief Executive)

Mr Craig Blaser Lindsay was elected as the new Chairman at the first meeting of the Board held immediately after the AGM. Mr Lindsay has over thirty years industry experience working in major financial centres including New York, London, Tokyo, and now in Hong Kong. He has worked in prestigious companies like Goldman Sachs and Tokai Asia and is currently the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of CITIC Securities International Investment Management (HK) Limited as well as the Chairman of China New Economy Fund Limited.

Mr Lindsay appreciates the effort of the previous Board Directors: “We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the outgoing Chairman, Mr Anthony Muh, and the entire Board of 2012 for their invaluable contributions to the HKSI over the years.”

“This year, the HKSI celebrated its 15th anniversary and rebranded the name of the Institute to ‘Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute’ with a new logo to highlight our positioning in both sectors,” Mr Lindsay added. Notable achievements included:

- Brought first internationally recognised private wealth management qualification, CIWM (Certified International Wealth Manager), to HK and Asia
- Developed and completed Licensing Examination (LE) for Credit Rating Agencies (LE Paper 4 and Paper 10)
- Extended offering of LE to Taiwan such that LE is available for the whole Greater China area

Chief Executive of the HKSI, Mrs Edith Ngan Chan, congratulates the new Board Directors and welcomes Mr Lindsay’s appointment. She said, “Mr Lindsay has been a HKSI member since 1997 and he was inducted as a HKSI Fellow in 2007. In the past fifteen years, he has served as a HKSI Board Director (2005-10; 2011-now), members in HKSI Executive Committee and Examinations Committee, and has also chaired the Membership Committee, Editorial Committee, Audit Committee, and E-Committee. Mr Lindsay provides important links from our past achievements to the bright future.”

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Mr Se Fong Kao, Corporate Communications Manager (+852-3120-6159 / sfkao@hksi.org)

About the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute
The Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute is a professional membership organisation established in 1997 for the securities and investment industry in the region.

Our vision is 'To be the leading organisation in Greater China in promoting the standard of financial services by offering the highest quality professional examinations and training, and most valued and respected membership in the securities and investment industry.'

Our mission is to:
* set standards of professional excellence and integrity for members and market participants, and to provide the means of attaining them;
* contribute to Hong Kong's role as a leading international finance centre; and
* broaden the membership of professionals and enhance the capabilities and reputation of members.
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