Mr Adi Lau joined the Company in 1982 and had held various management positions related to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of the Company’s railway system in Hong Kong and the Company’s rail businesses in the Mainland of China. He has been the Operations Director and a Member of the Executive Directorate since 1 May 2016. Before his appointment as Operations Director, Mr Lau took up the position of Chief of Operating in October 2011 and was appointed as the Deputy Director – Operating between August 2013 and April 2016. He was also the Chairman of Ngong Ping 360 Limited between January 2012 and December 2017. Mr Lau is responsible for overseeing the Company’s railway operations in Hong Kong. Mr Lau is the president of the China Hong Kong Railway Institution, vice president of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Asia-Pacific Committee and the former chairman of the UITP Asia-Pacific Urban Rail Platform. Mr Lau is a Chartered Engineer, a Corporate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the United Kingdom and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is also a Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong. Mr Lau holds a Bachelor of Science (Honour) degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in the United States of America.