George Kwok Lung Hongchoy WG'91
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
The Link Management Limited
Hong Kong

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Mr. George Kwok Lung HONGCHOY will succeed Mr. Ian David Murray ROBINS as Chief Executive Officer of the Manager.  Mr. Hongchoy joined the Manager of The Link REIT and was appointed as its Chief Financial Officer on 16 January 2009 and Executive Director on 26 February 2009. Mr. Hongchoy is a member of the Finance & Investment Committee of the Manager and is also a Director of The Link Holdings Limited, The Link Properties Limited and The Link Finance Limited, being the principal subsidiaries of The Link REIT.

Mr. Hongchoy holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Canterbury and a MBA degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Accountant under the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("HKICPA") and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. He has over 22 years of experience in the investment banking, financial consulting and accounting sectors.

Mr. Hongchoy is a Director of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and Hong Kong CyberPort Management Company Limited. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Human Resources Development in the Financial Sector of The Government of the HKSAR and a member of the Asia Executive Board of The Wharton School. He was a Council Member of HKICPA and Chairman of its Corporate Finance Committee in 2008.

Prior to joining the Manager, he was the Managing Director and Head of DBS Asia Capital Limited from 2004 until 31 December 2008. He was Director, Head of Diversified Industries of N.M. Rothschild & Sons (Hong Kong) Limited from 2003 to 2004 and Managing Director of Investment Banking of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited from 1992 to 2002.