Mr Lee Ka Shing, a Committee Member of the 13th Beijing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, has been an Executive Director of the Company since 1993 and was the Vice Chairman of the Company from 2005 to May 2019. On 28 May 2019, he was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director, and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. He was educated in Canada. Mr Lee is the vice chairman of Henderson Development Limited. He is also the chairman and managing director of Henderson Investment Limited, the chairman and chief executive officer of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company, Limited as well as the chairman of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, all of which are listed companies. He was appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2017. He is a member of the Court of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the son of Dr Lee Shau Kee, the brother of Ms Lee Pui Man, Margaret and Dr Lee Ka Kit, the brother-in-law of Mr Li Ning and the relative of Mr Lee Tat Man and Madam Fung Lee Woon King.
He was the 4th world richest person in world before the handover of HK in 1997. Since 2006, Lee has accrued substantial profits from his holdings of Mainland-controlled stocks. This return on investment has earned him nicknames including "Hong Kong's Buffett" (香港巴菲特) and "Asia's Master of Stock" (亞洲股神). He is also affectionately known as "Uncle Four", one of the very few fourth-born children in the world to have become a multi-billionaire.
Henderson Land Development Co. Ltd. (SEHK: 0012, OTC Pink: HLDCY) (Chinese:恒基兆業地產有限公司) is a listed property company and a constituent of the Hang Seng Index. The company's principal activities are property development and investment, project management, construction, hotel operation, department store operation, finance, investment holding and infrastructure. It is the third largest Hong Kong real estate developer by market capitalisation.