Board of Directors

Mr Christopher James Williams

Mr. Christopher James Williams was appointed a Non-Executive Director on 19 July 2006 and became Deputy Chairman of the Board with effect from 9 March 2010. He currently serves as a member of the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He was last re-elected as a Director at the Annual General Meeting held on 30 April 2015.

Mr. Williams is a founding partner of Howse Williams Bowers, Hong Kong and was previously a partner of Richards Butler, Hong Kong from May 1994 to December 2007, a partner of Richards Butler in Association with Reed Smith from January 2008 to December 2010, and a partner of Reed Smith Richards Butler from January 2011 to December 2011. He was the non-executive chairman of Food Junction Holdings Limited from November 2009 to December 2013. He was appointed as the chairman and non-executive non-independent director of OUE Hospitality REIT Management Pte. Ltd. and OUE Hospitality Trust Management Pte. Ltd. on 19 April 2013 as well as the chairman and non-executive non-independent director of OUE Commercial REIT Management Pte. Ltd. in October 2013. He was also appointed as a director of OUB Centre Limited in January 2014, and OUE Lippo Limited in December 2014.

Mr. Williams specialises in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, direct investment and corporate restructurings and reorganisations. He also advises on corporate governance and compliance. His practice encompasses Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region, particularly Indonesia and Singapore. He has been named in the Guide to the World’s Leading Merger and Acquisitions Lawyers, published by Euromoney Publications plc, and the International Who’s Who of Merger and Acquisition Lawyers, published by Law Business Research, as one of the world’s top mergers and acquisitions lawyers.

Mr. Williams qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1986 and was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in International Relations and Economics from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.