Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang, 63, was appointed as Non-executive Chairman since 1 January 2016. He joined the Board as an independent non-executive Director in July 2013 and was re-designated as a non-executive Director since 30 November 2015. Professor Ma has extensive experience in banking and the financial sector. He is currently an independent non-executive director and the chairman of the audit committee of Agricultural Bank of China Limited, an independent non-executive director of FWD Group, a director of Husky Energy Inc., and a non-executive director of COFCO Corporation and China Mobile Communications Corporation. Professor Ma was an independent non-executive director and the chairman of the audit committee of Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (until 29 December 2015) and an independent non-executive director of Hutchison Port Holdings Management Pte. Limited (until 1 December 2015). He was previously the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the HKSAR Government and a Non-executive Director of the Company from 2002 to 2007. Professor Ma held the position of the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government from 2007 to July 2008. He was appointed as a member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation in July 2009. In January 2013, Professor Ma was appointed as a member of the Global Advisory Council of the Bank of America. He was appointed as an Honorary Professor of the School of Economics and Finance at The University of Hong Kong in October 2008, a Professor of Finance Practice of the Institute of Advanced Executive Education at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in July 2012 and an Honorary Professor of Business Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in August 2013. Professor Ma holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree majoring in economics and history from The University of Hong Kong. He was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences by Lingnan University in October 2014. Professor Ma was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2009 and was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2010.
MTR Corporation is regarded as one of the world’s leading railway operators for safety, reliability, customer service and cost efficiency. In its home base of Hong Kong, the Corporation operates nine commuter railway lines, a Light Rail network and a high-speed Airport Express link on which more than 5.4 million passenger trips are made on a normal week day with the passenger-journeys-on-time performance maintained at the high level of 99.9%.
Another 4.9 million passenger trips are made on the rail services it operates outside Hong Kong in the Mainland of China, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Australia. In addition, the Corporation is involved in a range of railway construction projects as well as railway consultancy and contracting services around the world. Leveraging on its railway expertise, the Corporation is involved in the development of transit-related residential and commercial property projects, property management, shopping malls leasing and management, advertising media and telecommunication services.
For more information about MTR Corporation, please visit www.mtr.com.hk.