16 Aug 2021

Link Appoints Independent Non-Executive Director


The Board of Directors (the Board) of Link Asset Management Limited (Link), the manager of Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Link REIT; Hong Kong stock code: 823), announced today (Monday) that Jenny Gu Jialin will be appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of Link effective from 17 August 2021.

Ms Gu, aged 52, is a chartered certified accountant. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer, China of the luxury group Richemont. Prior to Richemont, Ms Gu held leadership positions in PPG Consulting Company Limited, TPG Capital, L.P. and Nike, Inc.

Ms Gu is qualified as a chartered certified accountant in the United Kingdom in 1998 and is a Council Member (Global) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She was also the first female from Mainland China to hold the role of ACCA President.

Ms Gu holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and both Bachelor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy degrees from Fudan University.

Link Chairman Nicholas Allen is very pleased to welcome Ms Gu to join the Board. Mr Allen said, “Ms Gu’s wealth of experience in multi-national business, consulting and investment, as well as expertise in on and off-line retail, strategy and transformation, will be immensely valuable to Link’s future development as the group expands and diversifies its investment portfolios.”

Ms Gu’s biography is provided in the directorate change announcement published by Link on the HKEXnews website today.

A picture of Ms Gu can be downloaded here.

About Link

Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Hong Kong stock code: 823), managed by Link Asset Management Limited, is a leading retail-focused REIT in the world. Listed in 2005 as the first REIT in Hong Kong, Link has been 100% held by public and institutional investors and is a Hang Seng Index constituent stock. From its home in Hong Kong, Link manages a diversified portfolio including retail facilities, car parks and offices spanning Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, London and Sydney. Link seeks to extend its portfolio growth trajectory and grasp expansion opportunities in different markets in pursuit of our medium-term target Vision 2025. For details, please visit https://www.linkreit.com/.

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