Dicky Yip has been appointed as an Independent Director of the Board of Directors and also a Member of the Audit Committee since April 2013. In April 2014, he was appointed to be Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Dicky is an Independent Non-Executive Director of a number of listed companies, including Sun Hung Kai Properties, Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd and South China Holdings Ltd. He was the Chief Representative of IIF (Institute of International Finance) for Asia Pacific from 2012 to 2015.
He joined HSBC in 1965 with working experience in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA and China. He was appointed Chief Executive China Business based in Shanghai from 2003 to 2005, later a General Manager of HSBC and Executive Vice President of Bank of Communications from 2005 till June, 2012 when he retired from the HSBC Group after 47 years of service.
Dicky was born in Shanghai and was educated in Hong Kong, graduated with an MBA from the University of Hong Kong. He is an elected associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, London. He also holds a number of financial services certificates and licenses in Hong Kong, including the CFP issued by the Institute of Financial Planners. Dicky received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award for his contribution to the banking industry and the community. He was awarded the MBE (Military) by the British Government in 1984 and the Bronze Bauhinmia Star by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2000.