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Martin Sabine

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited and Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Sabine is responsible for overseeing our business development, cultivating long-term client relationship, introducing new clients and projects, monitoring industry developments and liaising with team heads and members on specific transactions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oxford in July 1969. He was awarded a Thouron Scholarship to attend the Wharton Graduate School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania in that year. He received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton Graduate School of Business and was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honour society in April 1971.

After graduation, Mr. Sabine worked in the financial field in London before coming to Hong Kong in 1977. After working in the corporate finance department of Wardley Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited until 1983, latterly as a director, he set up Somerley International Limited in 1983. Since that time, Somerley International Limited and now Somerley Capital Limited have developed into one of the most active firms in the corporate finance advisory field in Hong Kong. Mr. Sabine is chairman of the Board of Directors of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited and Somerley Capital Limited and is their ultimate controlling shareholder.

Mr. Sabine has written a book on corporate finance (which is called Corporate Finance: Flotations, Equity Issues and Acquisitions), which has been translated into Chinese, Italian and Spanish. Mr. Sabine is a member of the Takeovers Panel and a fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.

Jamie Cheung

Executive Director of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited and Vice President of Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Cheung joined Somerley International Limited in March 1996 as assistant manager. He has served as vice president of Somerley Capital Limited since July 2014, responsible for formulating business and corporate strategies and project origination.

Mr. Cheung obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales in April 1993 and obtained from the Australian Graduate School of Management the degree of Master of Business Administration in July 2004. Mr. Cheung has been a member of CPA Australia since April 1996.

Prior to joining Somerley International Limited, Mr. Cheung worked in the audit department of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, an international accounting firm, as an accountant between January 1993 and March 1996. During the period between September 2003 and May 2005, Mr. Cheung left Somerley International Limited and worked in Cazenove Asia Limited in the corporate finance department, involved in its corporate finance advisory services, before rejoining Somerley International Limited in May 2005.

Kenneth Chow

Executive Director of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited and Managing Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Chow joined Somerley International Limited in May 2006 as director, and has served as managing director since February 2010, responsible for supervising and leading execution of corporate finance projects.

Mr. Chow graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting in April 1993. He has been a fellow member of the HKICPA since May 2016 and was qualified as a member of CPA Australia and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in March 1996 and March 1997 respectively.

Prior to joining Somerley International Limited, Mr. Chow worked in Haitong International Capital Limited (formerly known as Taifook Capital Limited) for over six years between November 1999 and April 2006, with the last position as director. Mr. Chow also worked in the Listing Division from 1997 to 1999 and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from 1993 to 1996.

Erik Cheng

Independent Non-executive Director of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited

Mr. Cheng is currently the proprietor of Erik Cheng & Co., a certified public accountant practice in Hong Kong. Mr. Cheng obtained a Master of Science (Economics) degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics in August 1984, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting from the University of Kent in July 1983. He has been a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the HKICPA since August 1998 and January 1999 respectively, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada since November 1990.

Mr. Cheng had worked at Coopers and Lybrand (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd.) in London between 1984 and 1987 and Swiss Bank Corporation (now known as UBS AG) in Toronto between 1989 and 1992, and held senior management positions in a number of Hong Kong listed companies. Mr. Cheng is an independent non-executive director of a number of listed companies on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

Stephen Law

Independent Non-executive Director of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited

Mr. Law is currently the managing director of ANS Capital Limited, an investment holding company. He is also currently an independent non-executive director of China Everbright Limited (stock code: HK165), a member of the board of directors of SOW (Asia) Foundation and a council member of Hong Kong Business Accountants Association.

Mr. Law served as the finance director and a member of the executive directorate of MTR Corporation Limited (stock code: HK66) (“MTR”) from July 2013 to July 2016. Prior to joining MTR, he was the chief financial officer of Guoco Group Limited (stock code: HK53). Prior to that, Mr. Law had served as the managing director of TPG Growth Capital (Asia) Limited and had also held various senior positions in the Morningside Group and the Wheelock Group. He was also previously, from March 2011 to September 2012, a non-executive director of China NT Pharma Group Company Limited (stock code: HK1011), from June 2010 to September 2012, an alternate director in MIE Holdings Corporation (stock code: HK1555) and, from July 2016 to September 2018, an independent non-executive director of AAG Energy Holdings Limited (stock code: HK2686). He was a council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants from 2010 to 2017 and also served as an adjunct professor of Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2015 to 2017. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Besides, Mr. Law has been appointed by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China (the “MOF”) as an expert consultant to provide advice on finance and management accounting to the MOF. Mr. Law holds a Bachelor ’s degree in Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom and also received a Master ’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Hull, the United Kingdom.

Francis Yuen

Independent Non-executive Director of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited

Mr. Yuen is currently a director of Saning Consultants Limited, a consultancy company. He was the managing director of Union Registrars Limited from 2004 to 2014. Prior to this, he had been a director and company secretary of South China Holdings Limited, the businesses of which included diversified financial services in securities and commodities brokerage, manufacturing, media and travel services, from 1989 to 2003. He had also served in Sun Hung Kai Securities Limited, a leading Hong Kong securities brokerage and financial service company, from 1979 to 1989, where he headed the secretarial and share registration departments. He has been a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, the United Kingdom since August 1994 and April 1989 respectively.

Danny Cheng (BBA, CFA, CPA, ACCA)

Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Cheng joined Somerley International Limited as assistant manager in May 2005. He has served as a director of Somerley Capital Limited since February 2014. He is responsible for supervising and leading execution of corporate finance projects.

Mr. Cheng graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2000. He has been an associate member of the HKICPA since December 2003 and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since January 2005. He has also been a Chartered Financial Analyst of the CFA Institute since September 2005.

From September 2000 to June 2002, Mr. Cheng worked in Arthur Andersen & Co, which was principally engaged in assurance and business advisory services, with last position as staff accountant and the main role of performing auditing of companies. From July 2002 to June 2004, he worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd., which was principally engaged in assurance and business advisory services, with last position as senior associate and the main role of in charge of group audits. From June 2004 to April 2005, he worked in Platinum Management Services Limited, which was principally engaged in corporate finance business, with last position as manager and the main role of execution of corporate finance projects.

Stephanie Chow (BComm, CPA (Aust.), CPA)

Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Ms. Chow joined Somerley International Limited as manager in September 2007. She has acted as a director of Somerley Capital Limited since October 2015. She is responsible for supervising and leading execution of corporate finance projects.

Ms. Chow graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Degree of Bachelor of Commerce in September 1998. She has been a Certified Practising Accountant of CPA Australia since February 2002 and an associate member of the HKICPA since April 2004.

From October 2002 to July 2006, Ms. Chow worked in Alvarez & Marsal Asia Limited, an international corporate advisory firm, with last position as senior accountant.

Jenny Leung (BA)

Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Ms. Leung joined Somerley International Limited as director in March 2010. She has been a director of Somerley Capital Limited since October 2013. She is responsible for supervising and leading execution of corporate finance projects.

Ms. Leung graduated from University of Birmingham with a Bachelor degree in Social Science in July 1992.

In the past, she held senior positions with a number of corporate finance advisory firms and brokerage house including Piper Jaffray Asia Ltd. (from 2006 to 2008 with last position as a principal) and Dao Heng Securities Limited (from 2000 to 2006 with last position as director of corporate finance). She handled various IPOs, M&A transactions and fund raising exercises.

Charles Ng (BSc, MSc (MBA))

Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Ng joined Somerley International Limited as a director in September 2007 and was appointed as a director of Somerley Capital Limited in October 2013. He is responsible for supervising and leading the execution of corporate finance projects.

Mr. Ng obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University in England in June 1972 and a Master of Science degree in Business Studies from London Graduate School of Business Studies (University of London) in England in July 1974.

Mr. Ng is a fellow member of both the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Mr. Ng is also a non-executive director of Goldlion Holdings Limited (stock code: 533), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, and acts as a member of each of its audit, remuneration and nomination committees. Mr. Ng has extensive experience in corporate finance and management and he has had extensive experience in reviewing and analysing in depth financial statements of public companies.

Lyan Tam (BBA, LLB)

Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Ms. Tam joined Somerley International Limited as senior manager in June 2007. She has served as director of Somerley Capital Limited since October 2013. She is responsible for supervising and leading execution of corporate finance projects.

Ms. Tam graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Integrated Business Administration in December 1999. Ms. Tam also obtained a Bachelor of Laws of University of London, United Kingdom, through long-distance learning in August 2007.

Ms. Tam has worked in various financial institutions involving in corporate finance. Prior to joining Somerley International Limited, Ms. Tam worked in RexCapital (Hong Kong) Limited from October 2004 to May 2007, with last position as senior manager – corporate finance.

John Wong (BBA, CFA, CPA)

Managing Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Wong joined Somerley International Limited as manager in October 2007. He has acted as a director of Somerley Capital Limited since February 2014. He is responsible for supervising and leading execution of corporate finance projects.

Mr. Wong graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree of Business Administration in December 2002. He has been a member of the HKICPA since September 2007, and a Chartered Financial Analyst of the CFA Institute since September 2009.

From September 2002 to July 2007, Mr. Wong worked in the audit and assurance division of KPMG, an international accounting firm, with last position as assistant manager.

Jakob Hesse (BSc, MSc)

Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Hesse started his career at J.P. Morgan in London, before moving to the renewable energy investment banking group at Jefferies. He joined Somerley in 2011. Mr. Hesse has successfully advised shareholders, company boards and independent directors on numerous public and private transactions. His extensive corporate finance advisory experience covers IPOs, capital raises, fairness opinions and cross-border situations. He holds a Bachelor degree from Munich University of Technology and a Master degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Felix Chau (BA)

Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Chau joined Somerley International Limited as assistant manager in June 2010. He has acted as a director of Somerley Capital Limited since April 2019. He is responsible for supervising Hong Kong IPO sponsorship projects. Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Chau worked in the corporate finance department of Innoform Ashfield Capital Limited. His extensive corporate finance advisory experience covers IPOs, capital raises and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong.

Clifford Cheng (BBA, CPA)

Director of Somerley Capital Limited

Mr. Cheng joined Somerley International Limited in May 2010.  He has served as a director of Somerley Capital Limited since April 2019.  He is responsible for supervising and leading execution of corporate finance projects. Mr. Cheng obtained a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Professional Accountancy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005.  He has been a member of HKICPA since September 2009.  Mr. Cheng worked in the audit and assurance division of KPMG from August 2005 to April 2010.

Louise Lu (BComm, Master of Finance)

Senior Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Ms. Lu worked in the corporate advisory team of CCB International and the Listing Department of HKEx. Ms. Lu holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce (Liberal Studies) from the University of Sydney and a Master degree in Finance from the University of New South Wales.

Shellaam Suen (BBA, CPA)

Senior Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Ms. Suen worked in the audit division of KPMG. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Professional Accountancy, and is a member of HKICPA.

Joanne Lo (BBA, CPA)

Senior Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Ms. Lo worked in the audit division of KPMG. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Professional Accountancy, and is a member of HKICPA.

Andrew Wong (BBA, CPA)

Senior Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Wong worked in the audit division of KPMG. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (International Business and Global Management), and is a member of HKICPA.

Eric Wong (BBA, CPA)

Senior Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Wong worked in the audit division of Ernst & Young. He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Accountancy, and is a member of HKICPA.

Angie Lau (BBA, CPA)

Senior Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Ms. Lau worked in the corporate finance division of Titan Financial Services Limited and the audit division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. She graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Professional Accounting and Management of Organizations, and is a member of HKICPA.

Barton Chan (BA)

Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Chan worked in the corporate finance department of Platinum Securities Company Limited. He graduated from the University of Bath with a degree of Economics.

Ryan Kwong (BA, CPA)

Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Kwong worked in the deal advisory division of KPMG.  He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong and is a member of HKICPA.

Ming Loong Yeung (BA)

Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Yeung worked in the corporate finance department of HeungKong Capital Limited and RHB Capital Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Yeung graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Economics and East Asian Studies.

Michael Yei (BBA, CPA)

Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Yei worked in the corporate finance division of Opus Capital Limited and the tax & business advisory division of Deloitte. He graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Finance and Economics, and is a member of HKICPA.

Anson Chan (BA, CPA)

Assistant Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Chan worked in the audit division of PwC. He graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in Translation and Interpretation and is a member of HKICPA.

Chris Tam (BComm, CPA)

Assistant Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Tam worked as an analyst in deal advisory division of KPMG. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is a member of HKICPA.

Joseph Chan (BBA, CPA)

Assistant Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Chan worked in the audit division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration in Economics and Finance, and is a member of HKICPA.

Oscar Wong (BSB, CPA, AICPA)

Assistant Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Wong worked in the audit division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He graduated from the Indiana University with a Bachelor degree in Business (Distinction) in Accounting and Finance. He is a member of the HKICPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Wendy Li (BBA, CPA)

Assistant Manager

Prior to joining Somerley, Ms. Li worked in the management consulting division of KPMG. She graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (General Finance and Management of International Business), and is a member of HKICPA.

Amelia Liu (BA, MSc)

Executive

Ms. Liu joined Somerley in 2017. She holds a Bachelor degree with Honours in Finance, Accounting and Management from the University of Nottingham and double Master degrees in Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science and in International Management from CEMS.

Mick Adams (CEng, MICE, MA, MBA)

Director of Somerley Capital (Beijing) Limited

Mr. Adams has nearly 40 years of business experience in the development and financing of major projects and new business initiatives, predominantly in Greater China where he has resided for most of his career. He joined Somerley in 2009, having previously worked for several multinational corporations and advisory firms.  A Chartered Engineer, Mr. Adams is a past Chairman of the Shanghai Chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and holds a master’s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Gia Kuang (BA, MSc, CFA, FRM)

Director/General Manager of Somerley Capital (Beijing) Limited

Mr. Kuang joined Somerley in April, 2019. Mr. Kuang graduated from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick with a Master degree of Economics and Finance in 2006, and from School of Finance, Renmin University of China with a Bachelor degree of Economics in 2005. He has been a Chartered Financial Analyst of the CFA Institute and a Financial Risk Manager of the Global Association of Risk Professionals since 2014. Prior to joining Somerley, Mr. Kuang worked in audit department of KPMG, Anglo Chinese Corporate Finance and Pioneer Capital & Solutions, with last position as Director.

 

Henry Wu (MBA)

Senior Manager

Mr. Wu joined Somerley in 2005 and has more than 15-years’ experience in M&A and fund-raising activities. He worked previously as a project director for a China-based venture fund. He holds an MBA in Finance from University of La Verne.

Yu Luo (BSc, MSc)

Assistant Manager

Mr. Luo joined Somerley in 2018 with 2-years of prior experience in cross-border M&A. He holds a master’s degree in Management Science in Project Management from Northeastern University, Boston and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Beijing Information Science & Technology University.

Toey Yi (BA, MID, LLM)

Analyst

Ms. Yi joined Somerley in 2019 with prior experience of conducting due diligence research. She holds a master’s degree in International Development from University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in International Law from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a bachelor’s degree in Business English from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

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