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Johnson Electric appoints independent non-executive director

Staff writer | Hong Kong, China | September 8, 2010
Johnson ElectricSeptember 8, 2010, Hong Kong, China - Johnson Electric Holdings Limited announces that Yam Chi Kwong Joseph has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the company, effective September 30.
Mr. Yam Chi Kwong Joseph, GBM, GBS, CBE, JP graduated from the University of Hong Kong with first class honours in Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in 1970. He also received his post-graduate diploma in Statistics and National Accounting from the Institute of Social Studies of the Hague, the Netherlands in 1974. Over the years, he has received a number of honorary doctorate degrees and professorships from Universities in Hong Kong and overseas.

Mr. Yam was awarded the highest honour of the Grand Bauhinia Medal by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2009 and the Gold Bauhinia Star in 2001, and was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1995. Mr. Yam was Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority from 1993 to September 2009 and Director of the Office of the Exchange Fund of Hong Kong from 1991 to 1993.

He held a number of positions in the Hong Kong Government from 1971 to 1991. He is Executive Vice President of the China Society for Finance and Banking, a society managed by the People’s Bank of China, Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Global Economics and Finance at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chairman of Macroprudential Consultancy Limited, Member of the International Advisory Council of China Investment Corporation, and Fellow and Honorary Advisory President of The Hong Kong Institute of bankers.

He is also an independent non-executive director of China Construction Bank Corporation and a member of the advisory committees of a number of academic and private institutions focusing in finance.