iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited (“iClick” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ICLK), an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, today announces the addition of Mr. Philip Kan to its Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective January 1, 2021. Mr. Kan will chair the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of the Company.
In his more than 40 years of career, Mr. Kan has gained extensive experience across various areas, including management, finance, banking, capital markets, information technology, risk management, and corporate governance and development. He has been the responsible officer, director, and senior management of a number of financial institutions regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong since 2003. Currently, he is the Resident Advisor at Donvex Asia Capital Ltd. and the Responsible Officer at Donvex Capital Ltd, where he is focused on business development. Prior to these, he also held other similar positions at First Capital International Finance Ltd and Kaiser KT Capital Ltd.
“The addition of Philip to the Board will help bring additional guidance and leadership for iClick at the stage of our continued growth,” commented Jian “T.J.” Tang, iClick’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder. “Philip brings tremendous business experience, much of it in management and leadership roles in the financial sector in Hong Kong and mainland China that will be highly relevant and additive to us as we continue to grow our integrated data-driven solutions offerings both internally and through M&A opportunities. We look forward to leveraging his insights to achieve our corporate goals.”
In 2000, Mr. Kan co-founded LP Lammas International Ltd., a boutique corporate financial institution providing services in co-sponsoring IPOs, share placements, M&A, asset management, and financial advisory services, which was subsequently acquired by Galileo Capital Group Ltd. (now known as Sun International Group Limited, HKEx: 8029) in 2003. He later served as Director and Resident Officer at Galileo Capital Group Ltd.
Prior to co-founding LP Lammas International Ltd., Mr. Kan held senior positions in a number of prominent companies in Hong Kong, including roles as a Senior Vice President for First Pacific Bank Limited overseeing the centralized banking services units and the IT division, Manager of Systems & Operations at HSBC, and various management positions at AIG Finance (HK) Ltd, General Electric, and Bank of America earlier in his career.
Mr. Kan obtained his MBA degree from the Henley Management College at Brunel University in the U.K. He also held a Fellow Membership of the Chartered Institute of Management (FCIM) and a Fellow Membership of the Institute of Management Services (FMS) in the U.K. Mr. Kan is currently a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
The appointment of Mr. Kan to the Company’s Board of Directors took effect on January 1, 2021, following the departures of Mr. James Kim and Ms. Honnus Cheung from the Board, effective December 31, 2020. Departures of Mr. James Kim and Ms. Honnus Cheung from the Board were not due to any disagreement with the Company.
“I would like to thank Mr. James Kim and Ms. Honnus Cheung for their years of service and guidance on the Company’s development. We certainly wish them every success in their future endeavors,” said T.J.