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Dah Sing Financial Holdings appoints Paul Franz Winkelmann as director

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Christian Fernsby | Hong Kong, China | May 25, 2019
Dah SingDah Sing Financial Holdings Limited announces that Paul Franz Winkelmann will be appointed as an independent non-executive director and a member of the audit committee.
Mr. Winkelmann joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) in 1984 and was admitted to partnership in 1990 to become a member of the first group of partners to set up PwC’s financial services practice in Hong Kong.

Mr. Winkelmann specialized in the audits of financial institutions, both local and international.

He was partner-in-charge of PwC’s risk and compliance matters for Greater China for 14 years up to June 2014.

Mr. Winkelmann was also the leader of PwC’s Greater China Risk and Quality function overseeing auditing and ethical standards within PwC.

In 2001, Mr. Winkelmann joined the governance Board of Partners of PwC in Hong Kong and subsequently was appointed to the Management Board of PwC China and Hong Kong.

Following his retirement from PwC Hong Kong in June 2014, Mr. Winkelmann was engaged as a senior advisor of PwC in Hong Kong on risk and quality matters during the period from 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2015.

He is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and a Non-Industry Member of the General Committee of the Insurance Complaints Bureau and is a member of the disciplinary panel of The Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers.

Mr. Winkelmann was Chairman of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the HKICPA from 2004 to 2009 and was President of HKICPA in 2009.

In 2005, he was appointed to the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform and served for a period of six years.

Mr. Winkelmann was the Chief Executive Officer of Financial Reporting Council of Hong Kong from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019.

He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”).

Mr. Winkelmann holds a Bachelor of Arts (Business) Degree from the Trinity College, Dublin.


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