Dr Silas YANG Siu-shun, JP
Dr Silas Yang Siu-shun is a Chartered Accountant with more than 37 years of experiences in the field of Audit and Accounting. Dr Yang graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1978 and has served a number of positions for one of the “Big Four” auditing firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), including as Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC Hong Kong, the Executive Chairman and Senior Partner of PwC China and Hong Kong, one of the five members of the Global Network Leadership Team of PwC and the PwC Asia Pacific Chairman. He retired from PwC in 2015. Dr Yang is currently serving as an Independent Non-Executive Director for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and Tencent Holdings Limited.
Dr Yang has also been actively involved in the community. He is a Member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a Justice of the Peace in Hong Kong, a Vice Patron of The Community Chest, a Member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Monetary Authority and a Steward of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He has previously served as a Board Member and the Audit Committee Chairman of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (previously the Hang Seng Management College), and was the Deputy Council Chairman of The Open University of Hong Kong.
Dr Yang is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He was awarded Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa from The Open University of Hong Kong in November 2019.