Asia Executive Committee
Our Asia Executive Committee ensures we have a cohesive and integrated management structure and approach, allowing us to capture and cascade best practices across our Asia network.
Chief Executive Officer - Asia Pacific
Robert McKellar was appointed Chief Executive, Asia Pacific, in March 2005 and is responsible for overseeing Savills’ regional operations across 40 cities in the region comprising some 14,500 staff.
Robert joined Savills in December 1988 as Financial Controller and then Managing and Financial Director for Savills Commercial Ltd., before being appointed Finance Director for Savills plc in July 2000.
Prior to working for Savills Robert worked for BP Minerals Ltd. and Babcock Power in London, and British Steel Corporation in Scotland.
A Glasgow University Business Finance graduate, Robert qualified in the UK with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in February 1986.
CEO Greater China
Raymond graduated in Business Studies from Hong Kong Polytechnic. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and holds an honorary fellowship at the Quangxi Academy of Social Science.
Raymond joined Savills in 1989 and was directly responsible for major sole sales agency projects, providing both marketing and consultancy advice. Under his leadership and active involvement the Investment Department became a dominant market leader in recent years in Hong Kong with sales amounting to HK$10 Billion in 2009. Savills also led the field for the major transaction of at least HK$1 Billion, with a 60% market share in local market.
The Investment team works for mortgagees, receivers, and the courts as well as private owners, developers and investors. Property disposal services include Private Treaty Sale, Tender (public or private) and Public Auction. Comprehensive market coverage and dominant market share allow the team to gain detail insight and investment analysis of the market trend.
CEO South East Asia
Having arrived in Asia in 1990, Chris has lived in both Hong Kong and Singapore and covered most markets and disciplines in the Asia Pacific Region. Presently as CEO for South East Asia, Chris oversees the firm's activity and expansion plans in the region, in addition to overseeing the firm's leasing business in Hong Kong.
Alongside his operational responsibilities he sits on the Asia Pacific Executive Committee which determines strategic direction for the business in the region. During his time he has played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Singapore operations in 1995, and subsequently restructured the business in 2004. In addition, he has been involved in, and led numerous corporate acquisitions and strategic relationships for the group.
Chris has acted for many investors, developers, occupiers and end-users in many aspects of their real estate needs. Specialties include advising major occupiers on strategic premises issues, negotiation tactics and the execution of such plans in the Asia Pacific region.
Head & Managing Director of China
Head of China Investment & Sales
Albert Lau is Head & Managing Director of Savills China and he is responsible to manage performance throughout its 12 offices as well as oversee the development and implementation of strategies and policies within these cities.
Albert has been responsible for growing and developing the Savills China business, which now offers the full range of integrated property services to serve the needs of both local and international clients, including consultancy, sales, leasing, investment and management services of commercial, residential, retail and mixed-use development. Albert is also the Head of the China Investment & Sales Team and seated as a member of the Savills Asia and China Executive Board.
With over 18 years of real estate experience in China, Albert is a highly regarded professional in the industry with experience in mixed-use development, commercial & retail consultancy and property investment.
Prior to joining Savills, Albert was Managing Director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Shanghai operation. He was responsible for its China business development and management from 1994 to 2002.
He is also a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) since 1989.
Managing Director, Savills Professional Services Greater China
Charles Chan was appointed Managing Director for Savills Valuation and Professional Services Limited in January 2006 and is responsible for overseeing a professional team of over 50 staff offering a full line of services including valuation; feasibility studies; government lease modification; rating appeal; litigation valuation and a range of other property consultancy services.
Charles has over 20 years of high-level strategic professional services expertise and is recognized as a distinguished and acknowledged expert amongst the Hong Kong real estate community. Currently he provides regular professional advice to many major developers in Hong Kong and China.
Charles holds an Advanced Higher Diploma in General Practice Surveying from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an MSc in Property Development & Investment from the University of Greenwich.
Johnnie Chan, JP
CEO, Savills Services Group
Johnnie Chan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Savills Services Group, Hong Kong in January 2012 prior to his 35 years of service with leading property developers, including Hutchison Whampoa Property Group and Hongkong Land Company Limited.
He was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Guangxi Nanning, is an Honorary Fellow of the Guangxi Academy of Social Science and a Senior Adviser for the Shenzhen Property Management Association, all appointments by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
Johnnie is a Registered Professional Housing Manager, a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Housing, the Hong Kong Institute of Housing and the Hong Kong Institute of Real Estate Administrators, and a holder of a PhD in Business (Honolulu University, USA), a Master Degree in Housing Management and a Diploma in Housing Management, both from The University of Hong Kong.
He has extensive working experience in the development and management of property projects in Hong Kong, and major cities in mainland China, the UK and the Bahamas.
Over the years, he has served on over 30 government boards and committees, including the Hong Kong Housing Authority Commercial Properties Committee and the ICAC Corruption Prevention Advisory Committee. Johnnie was received a Governor’s commendation in 1993 and was appointed Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in 2008.
Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific
George Liu joined Savills as Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific in April 2011. He is a qualified member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
George came to Hong Kong in 1997 after receiving his MBA from Cornell University, USA. Subsequently, he worked for Hutchison, China Everbright, and a Swedish company, Envac. Prior to his years in the US, George worked for ICBC after he graduated from Shenzhen University, China in 1991.
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