Irene Lee Yun-Lien

Executive Chairman at Hysan Development Co., Ltd.

Irene Lee Yun-Lien

Irene Lee Yun-Lien

Executive Chairman at Hysan Development Co., Ltd.

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Citicorp Investment Bank Ltd.
Hysan Development Co., Ltd.
Sealcorp Holdings Co. Ltd.

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Deputy Chairman & Chief Executive, the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited at HSBC Holdings Plc

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Trustee at Princeton University

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Chief Executive Officer at Hysan Development Co., Ltd.

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Adviser at Asiya Capital Investments Co.

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Vice President at The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers

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Executive Director at The HongKong & Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd.

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Managing Director, Independent Director at Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd.

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Senior International Advisor at Foundation Asset Management (FAM)

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Director at The Saudi British Bank

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Former Managing Director & Deputy Chief Executive Director at Hang Seng Bank

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Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1974

Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged with their students' intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages each student to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service, across all spectrums of endeavor, allow Smith students to observe different models of achievement, then set their own course with conviction.

Career History
Head, Corporate Finance
1993 - 1998

Commonwealth Bank of Australia engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Banking Services; Business and Private Banking; Institutional Banking and Markets; Wealth Management; New Zealand; and International Financial Services and Corporate Other. The Retail Banking Services segment provides home loan, consumer finance, and retail deposit products and servicing to all retail bank customers and non-relationship managed small business customers. The Business and Private Banking segment offers specialized banking services to relationship managed business and Agribusiness customers, private banking to high net worth individuals, and margin lending and trading through CommSec. The Institutional Banking and Markets segment serves the firm's major corporate, institutional, and government clients using a relationship management model based on industry expertise and insights. The Wealth Management segment includes the global asset management, platform administration, and financial advice and life and general insurance businesses of the Australian operations. The New Zealand segment comprises of banking, funds management, and insurance businesses operating in New Zealand. The International Financial Services segment incorporates the Asian retail and business banking operations; associate investments in Chinese and Vietnamese; the life insurance operations in Indonesia; and a financial services technology business in South Africa. The corporate Other segment includes support functions such as investor relations, group marketing and strategy, group governance, and group treasury. The company was founded in 1911 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Chief Executive Officer

Sealcorp is a private company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. The firm provides financial planning services.

Chief Executive Officer
1998 - 1999
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Independent Non-Executive Director
2015 - Current

HSBC Holdings Plc engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, Global Private Banking, and Corporate Centre. The Retail Banking and Wealth Management segment consists of retail banking, wealth management, asset management, and insurance. The Commercial Banking segment offers banking products and services. The Global Banking and Markets segment includes transaction banking, financing, advisory, capital markets, and risk management services. The Global Private Banking offers transaction banking, financing, advisory, capital markets and risk management services to high net worth individuals and families. The Corporate Centre segment is comprises of central treasury, including balance sheet management, other legacy businesses, interests in associates and joint ventures, central stewardship costs and the UK bank levy. The company was founded on January 1, 1959 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2014 - Current

Hang Seng Bank Ltd. provides commercial banking and related financial services. It operates through the following business segments: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Other. The Retail Banking and Wealth Management segment offers a range of products and services to meet the personal banking, consumer lending, and wealth management needs of individual customers. The Commercial Banking segment provides products and services to corporate, commercial, and small-to-medium sized enterprises customers. The Global Banking and Markets segment gives tailored financial solutions to major corporate and institutional clients. The Other segment represents the holdings of premises, investment properties, equity shares and subordinated debt funding as well as central support, and functional costs with associated recoveries. The company was founded by Sin Hang Ho in 1933 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Chairman of the Board
2011 - Current

Hysan Development Co., Ltd. engages in property investment, management, and development. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Office, Residential, and Property Development. The Retail segment focuses on the leasing of space and related facilities to a variety of retail and leisure operators. The Office segment deals with leasing of office space and related facilities. The Residential segment leases luxury residential properties and related facilities. The Property Development segment refers to the development and sale of properties. The company was founded on May 25, 1905 and is headquartered in Hong Kong.

Vice President, Board of Directors

Art Gallery of New South Wales operates as an art museum. The company was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.


Sydney Symphony Orchestra Holdings Pty Ltd. provides access to social media channels, including via the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube platforms. It organizes studio orchestra and musical concerts. The company was founded in 1932 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Member, Exchange Fund Advisory Committee

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is the government authority in Hong Kong which was established in 1993 by merging the Office of the Exchange Fund with the Office of the Commissioner of Banking. The HKMA reports to the Financial Secretary and is responsible for maintaining Hong Kong's monetary and banking stability.Based in Hong Kong, the Authority aims to keep the Hong Kong dollar stable by managing the Exchange Fund (Hong Kong's official reserves) in a sound and effective way, to promote the safety of Hong Kong's banking system and to develop Hong Kong's financial infrastructure to enable money to flow smoothly, freely and without obstruction.The Exchange Fund's statutory roles include affecting the exchange value of the currency of Hong Kong and maintaining the stability and integrity of the monetary and financial systems, with a view to maintaining Hong Kong as an international financial center.The HKMA manages the Exchange Fund, ensuring that the fund meets its statutory roles and actively managing the fund's assets, mainly held in the form of foreign denominated interest-bearing instruments and equities. To meet the operational needs of the Government, part of the Exchange Fund is also held in Hong Kong dollar denominated securities.The Exchange Fund is managed as two distinct portfolios. The first is a Backing Portfolio to ensure that the monetary base related to the Currency Board operations is fully backed by highly liquid, short-term U.S. dollar denominated interest-bearing securities. The second is an Investment Portfolio to preserve the fund's value for future generations in Hong Kong.

Awards & Honors
Rank #25
Forbes Asia - Hong Kong's 50 Richest
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