Aged 57. Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur. A Bachelor of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mr Kwok joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, in February 2002 as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited, an Honorary Advisor of the Financial Reporting Council, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Management Association, a Board member of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong, and a Council Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council. He previously served on the Board of Swire Pacific Limited, as well as on the Stock Exchange Listing Committee, the Takeovers and Mergers Panel, the Harbourfront Commission, and the Interpretations Committee of the International Accounting Standards Board.