Chan Bernard Charnwut

Independent Non-executive Director

Chan Bernard Charnwut

Member of Sustainability Committee

Aged 59
Appointed on 18 October 2022


  • Board / board committees leadership
  • CLP market experience
  • Company executive
  • Global market experience
  • Other industries
  • Other listed board roles
  • Public administration
  • Related industry experience (Infrastructure)
  • Risk & compliance

Titles, Qualifications and Education

  • Grand Bauhinia Medal
  • Gold Bauhinia Star
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Pomona College, California, USA

Other Major Offices

  • Asia Financial Holdings Ltd.# (Chairman & President, Executive Director, Chairman of Executive Committee, member of Compliance Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee, Risk Committee and Investment Committee)
  • Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd.# (Independent Non-executive Director, member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee)
  • China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Ltd.# (Independent Non-executive Director, member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee)
  • Chen Hsong Holdings Ltd.# (Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of Remuneration Committee, member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Corporate Governance Committee)
  • Yau Lee Holdings Ltd.# (Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of Remuneration Committee and Corporate Governance Committee, member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee)
  • Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company Ltd.# (Director, member of Investment Committee)
  • Bank Consortium Holding Ltd. (Director)
  • Bangkok Bank (China) Company Ltd. (Advisor)

Public Service

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club (Steward)
  • Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council (Chairman)
  • Independent Commission Against Corruption (Chairman of Operations Review Committee and ex-officio member of Advisory Committee on Corruption)
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority (Committee member of The Financial Infrastructure and Market Development Sub-Committee, The Exchange Fund Advisory Committee and The Governance Sub-Committee)
  • M+ Museum (Chairman)
  • The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (Chairperson)
  • Hong Kong Chronicles Institute (Chairman of Council)
  • Our Hong Kong Foundation (Chairman of Board of Governors)
  • West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (Vice-Chairman)
  • The Jockey Club CPS Ltd. (Director)
  • Tai Kwun Culture & Arts Co. Ltd. (Chairman)
  • Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund Hong Kong (Governing Board Member)
  • Pomona College (Trustee Emeritus)

Past Experience

Mr Chan has over 20 years of experience working with the Hong Kong Government and has extensive experience in the insurance and financial markets in Asia.  He was, until 30 June 2022, the immediate past Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council of the previous Administration of the HKSAR (since 1 July 2017).


#The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).


Latest update: 26 February 2024

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