Profile of Chairman
Dr. Tai Tak Fung, Stephen, GBM GBS, SBS ,JP
The founder and chairman of the Group
Virtue is its own reward, lending contentment to self and giving forth happiness and long life. ── Stephen Tai
“To achieve happiness and live a flourishing life, we must cultivate ourselves no matter how much pain or discomfort it may cause. Every time when we encounter a difficult situation, if we could try our best to overcome it by looking at it from a wider perspective, stay calm, think clearly, be more observant while keeping an open and creative mind, at the same time know how to get help from our true friends, wisdom and virtue will naturally come to you and your life will flourish.”
Mr. the Honourable TAI Tak Fung, Stephen, GBM, GBS, SBS, Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays from the Government of Japan, JP, PhD (honoris causa), Standing Committee Member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”) and Standing Committee Member of the Guangdong Provincial CPPCC, has been an executive director of the Company since June 1993. Mr. Tai is the founder and chairman of the Group, in charge of corporate and policy planning. He holds the Visiting Professor of South China Normal University and South China Agricultural University, member of the Board of Trustees of Jinan University. Mr. Tai holds several public positions, including the president of Friends of Hong Kong Association, the president of the Hong Kong Foodstuffs Association, the founding chairman of the Hong Kong CPPCC (Provincial) Members Association, and the chairman of the Hong Kong Guangdong Chamber of Foreign Investors. He received a number of awards and accolades, including the Minister’s Award for Overseas Promotion of Japanese Food from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, the 30th Food Industry Distinguished Service Award, Asian Chinese Leader Award, Certificate of Honor for Business Lifetime Achievement for Producing Quality Food Products, Asian Social Caring Leadership Award, “Special Achievement Award” of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, the Worldwide Prominent Chiu Chow Business Leader Award 2012-2013, the World Outstanding Chinese Award, the Philanthropist Award of the Grand Charity Ceremony 2011, the Outstanding Contribution Award of the China National Food Industry, the China Food Safety Annual Conference Award of Distinguished Management Entrepreneur, the Social Responsibility Contribution Award, “Honourable Citizen of Shantou City”, “Honourable Citizen of Guangzhou City” and “Honourable Citizen of Jilin City” in Mainland China. He is also the chairman and an executive director of Hong Kong Food Investment Holdings Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company and the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.