HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AMTD International Inc. (“the Company”, NYSE: HKIB / SGX: HKB), a NYSE and SGX-ST dual listed company, a subsidiary of AMTD Group Company Limited (“AMTD Group”), a leading comprehensive financial services conglomerate, today concluded and announced new composition of the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors, effective August 17, 2020, in order to embrace international best practices and enhance the diversity of its board committees. Mr. Calvin Choi, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of AMTD International retired from the Audit Committee, and a new female member has been appointed to join the Audit Committee.
Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, an independent director of the Company has been appointed as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. In addition, Prof. Annie Koh, also an independent director of the Company joins the Audit Committee. Mr. Yu Gao, another independent director of the Company, remains on the Audit Committee.
Mr. Calvin Choi said, “Under the leadership of Dr. Hamdullahpur, together with Prof. Koh as a new female member, and Mr. Gao’s continuing as a member, we have formed a strong Audit Committee with a diverse background and experience in academia, investment and talent cultivation areas to cover North America, South East Asia and China. The Audit Committee will assist the board to oversee the financial reporting and auditing matters, further strengthen our internal control, corporate governance and compliance framework.”
Dr. Hamdullahpur is the current president and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Koh is a vice president of business development, V3 group professor of family entrepreneurship, and professor of finance (practice) at the Singapore Management University (SMU).
Mr. Yu Gao is currently a managing director and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA) and Head of China investment operations.
About AMTD International Inc.
AMTD International Inc. (NYSE: HKIB; SGX: HKB) is a premier Hong Kong-headquartered financial institution group connecting companies and investors from Asia, including China and Hong Kong as well as the ASEAN markets with global capital markets. Its comprehensive one-stop financial service solutions strategy addresses different clients’ diverse and inter-connected financial needs across all phases of their life cycles. Leveraging its deep roots in Asia and its unique eco-system — the “AMTD SpiderNet” — the Company is uniquely positioned as an active super-connector between clients, business partners, investee companies, and investors, connecting the East and the West. For more information, please visit www.amtdinc.com or follow us on Twitter at “@AMTDGroup.”
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