Age 62: Mr Chang is responsible for the leadership and effective functioning of the board, ensuring that key issues are addressed by the board. He provides the strategic direction for the Company. From 2000 to 2005 he served as an executive director, from 2006 as a non-executive director, and since 2009 as the chairman of the Company. Mr Chang is the chairman of the executive committee, the nomination committee and the strategic committee. He is also the chairman of CITIC Group Corporation and CITIC Corporation Limited, and the vice chairman of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited. He has been appointed as the chairman of the board and a non-executive director of Frontier Services Group Limited with effect from 6 December 2018. He was formerly the vice chairman and president of China Construction Bank, a non-executive director and deputy chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, a non-executive director of China CITIC Bank International Limited, the chairman of the board and a non-executive director of China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited and the chairman of CITIC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited.
Age 59: an executive director, vice chairman and president of the Company since 2014. Mr Wang is a vice chairman of the executive committee, a member of the nomination committee and the strategic committee and the chairman of the strategy and investment management committee. He is currently the vice chairman and president of CITIC Group Corporation and CITIC Corporation Limited. He was formerly deputy general manager of CITIC Shanghai Co., Ltd; general manager and chairman of CITIC Shanghai (Group) Co., Ltd; chairman and general manager of CITIC East China (Group) Co., Ltd; assistant president of China International Trust & Investment Corporation; and executive director and vice president of CITIC Group. Mr Wang has a background of more than 20 years in finance and industry, with extensive knowledge and experience particularly in corporate strategy planning, operating management, investment financing, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring. He graduated from Shanghai University of Finance & Economics with a Master’s degree in economics.
Age 56: an executive director of the Company since 2015. Ms Li is the vice president of the Company and a member of the executive committee. She is currently executive director and vice president of CITIC Group Corporation, executive director and vice president of CITIC Corporation Limited, and chairperson and executive director of China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited. She was formerly president of China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited, general manager of the International Department of Agricultural Bank of China, general manager of Guangxi Branch, and director of the Retail Business Department. Ms Li is a senior economist with over 30 years’ experience in the banking industry, with particular emphasis on international business and retail business. She graduated from Nankai University in International Finance Programme with a Master’s degree in Economics.
Age 55: a non-executive director of the Company since 2016. Mr Song is a member of the strategic committee. He worked with several posts in Ministry of Finance as staff member, senior staff member, principal staff member, deputy director, consultant at director level, associate counsel, deputy director general and counsel at director general level in various departments, such as Department of Human Resource Development, Department of External Financing, Department of External Affairs, Department of Enterprise and Department of Asset Management. He graduated from School of Public Finance and Taxation of Liaoning Institute of Finance and Economics (now known as Dongbei University of Finance and Economics) with a Bachelor’s degree in public finance and China Europe International Business School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is a Postgraduate degree holder.
Age 58: a non-executive director of the Company since 2016. Ms Yan is a member of the nomination committee and the strategic committee. She worked with several posts in Ministry of Finance as staff member, senior staff member, principal staff member, deputy director, director, assistant inspector, deputy inspector and chief inspector in Jiangxi Supervision & Inspection Office and Ningbo Supervision & Inspection Office. She graduated from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics with a Bachelor’s degree in economics. She is a certified public accountant.
Age 57: a non-executive director of the Company since 2017. Mr Liu is a member of the remuneration committee. He worked with several posts in Ministry of Finance as senior staff member, principal staff member, deputy director and director at Department of Industry, Transportation and Finance, director at Economic Trade Department of Ministry of Finance, deputy inspector at Beijing Supervision & Inspection Office, deputy director at State Equity & Corporate Finance Department and director general at Network Information Center, director general of Department of Treasury and Treasury Payment Center of Ministry of Finance. Mr Liu graduated from Hubei Institute of Finance and Economics (now known as Zhongnan University of Economics and Law). He is a senior accountant and also a Certified Public Accountant.
Age 56: a non-executive director of the Company since 2018. Mr Peng is a member of the audit and risk management committee. Mr Peng is currently non-executive director of CITIC Group Corporation. He worked with several posts in the Ministry of Finance as assistant engineer, engineer, deputy director, senior engineer, director of Computing Center, deputy chief engineer (director level), deputy director general, director general of Network Information Center. He graduated from Beijing Institute of Technology. He is a senior engineer. He worked and studied at TKC Corp. in Japan from February 1987 to February 1988 and acquired bookkeeping qualification.
Age 49: a non-executive director of the Company since 2014. Mr Liu is currently director-general of Equity & Fixed-Income Investment Department of the National Council for Social Security Fund. He was formerly an officer and division chief of the General Office and General Planning and Trial Department, National Economic System Reform Commission; division chief and deputy director of the Secretary and Administration Department, Economic System Reform Office of the State Council; deputy director and director of the Secretariat Office of the National Council for Social Security Fund; director and deputy director-general of the Equity Management Department of the National Council for Social Security Fund; deputy director-general of the Equity Management Department (Private Equity Investment Department) of the National Council for Social Security Fund; director-general of the Overseas Investment Department of the National Council for Social Security Fund. Mr Liu has a Doctorate degree in economics from the School of Economics at Renmin University of China.
Age 55: a non-executive director of the Company since 2015. Mr Yang is a member of the audit and risk management committee and the strategic committee. He is currently the senior vice chairman of the Charoen Pokphand Group, an executive director and the vice chairman of C.P. Lotus Corporation, CEO of CT Bright Holdings Limited, a non-executive director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd., Tianjin Binhai Teda Logistics (Group) Corporation Limited and Honma Golf Limited. He has been appointed as co-chairman of the board of China Minsheng Investment Group with effect from 11 February 2019. Mr Yang previously acted as the manager of Nichiyo Co., Ltd. for China Division and the chief representative of Nichiyo Co., Ltd., Beijing Office. Mr Yang was a member of The Twelfth National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He is also the vice president of the China Institute for Rural Studies of Tsinghua University, the associate dean of Institute of Global Development of Tsinghua University, the chairman of Related Party Transaction Committee of the board of directors - China Minsheng Investment (Group) Corp., Ltd.. Mr Yang holds a Bachelor’s degree from Jiangxi Institute of Technology and has experience of studying in Japan.
Age 64: an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2011. Mr Siu is the chairman of the audit and risk management committee and a member of the remuneration committee, the nomination committee and the special committee. He is an independent non-executive director of GuocoLand Limited, China Communications Services Corporation Limited, CGN Power Co., Ltd., China International Capital Corporation Limited and Beijing Gao Hua Securities Company Limited. He is also the chairman and independent non-executive director of BHG Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd.. He joined KPMG Manchester, UK in 1979 and returned to Hong Kong in 1986 and became a partner of KPMG Hong Kong in 1993. From 2000 to 2002, he was a senior partner of KPMG Shanghai Office. From 2002 to March 2010, he was a senior partner of KPMG Beijing Office, and a senior partner of Northern Region, KPMG China.
Age 69: an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2012. Dr Xu is a member of the audit and risk management committee, the remuneration committee and the nomination committee. He is the vice president of The Chinese Society for Metals (中國金屬學會) and the chairman of the Metallurgical Equipment Committee of The Chinese Society for Metals (中國金屬學會冶金設備分會). He was appointed as the president of University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2004 and retired in 2013. He served as an independent director of Ningbo Donly Transmission Equipment Co., Ltd. from January 2006 to January 2012 and Xinyu Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. from April 2006 to April 2009.
Age 72: an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2014. Mr Neoh is the chairman of the remuneration committee, and a member of the audit and risk management committee, the nomination committee and the strategic committee. He has until October 2016, been a member of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”). He also previously served as chief advisor to the CSRC, a member of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Basic Law Committee under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, a member of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Council and its Listing Committee, and chaired its Disciplinary Committee and Debt Securities Group, and Deputy Judge of the Hong Kong High Court. From 1996 to 1998, he was chairman of the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel (now retitled as Senior Counsel) in Hong Kong in 1990. Mr Neoh graduated from the University of London with a degree in Law in 1976. He is a barrister of England and Wales and admitted to the State Bar of California. In 2003, he was conferred the Degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was formerly elected Honorary Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and Academician of the International Euro-Asian Academy of Sciences in 2009. In 2013, he was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa, by the Open University of Hong Kong and in 2016, he was also awarded the Degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa, by Lingnan University. Mr Neoh is an independent non-executive director of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited and New China Life Insurance Company Ltd.. He has been appointed as the chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council for a term of two years with effect from 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2020. He was formerly a non-executive director of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited. He also served as an independent non-executive director of Link Asset Management Limited (manager of Link Real Estate Investment Trust), China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, Bank of China Limited and China Life Insurance Company Limited.
Age 72: an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2016. Mr Chow is a member of the remuneration committee. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director of China Mobile Limited, Julius Baer Group Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer Co. Ltd.. He has also assumed the membership of the remuneration committee and chairman of the nomination committee of China Mobile Limited in May 2016. Mr Chow was an executive director and chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited from May 2003 to January 2010. He served as the chief executive, Asia Pacific Region (ex-Japan) of HSBC Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited from 1997 to 2003. He retired as the chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited on 4 June 2016 after completing 6 years of services as well as a member of the Asian Advisory Committee of AustralianSuper Pty. Ltd. on 28 February 2017 after completing 4 years of services. He retired from the office as a member of Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR Government”) on 31 March 2017. He also retired from the office as independent non-executive director, chairman of the personnel and remuneration committee, member of the audit committee, member of the risk policy committee and member of the connected transactions control committee of Bank of China Limited (the “Bank”) with effect from 18 August 2016 after serving the Bank for 6 years. Mr Chow was awarded the title of Justice of the Peace, the Silver Bauhinia Star and the Gold Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government in 2003, 2005 and 2010 respectively. As Mr Chow is retiring, he will not stand for re-election after his retirement by rotation at the forthcoming annual general meeting of the Company to be held on 5 June 2019 (“2019 AGM”) pursuant to Article 104(A) of the articles of association of the Company. Accordingly, he will retire as an independent non-executive director of the Company and will cease to be a member of the remuneration committee of the Company, both to be effective from the conclusion of the 2019 AGM.
Age 61: an independent non-executive director of the Company and a member of the strategic committee since 2018. Mr Harada is currently a chief executive partner at Sengokuyama Partners Accounting Office. He also serves on the Audit & Supervisory Board for The Nation Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Association (ZEN-NOH). He has been appointed as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kasumigaseki Capital Co., Ltd. (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on 28 November 2018) in April 2018. Mr Harada joined Tetsuzo Ota & Co. (later became Ernst & Young ShinNihon, LLC) in October 1984, where he performed audit engagements of major banks and real estate companies. From July 1993 to August 1997, he was seconded to the Ernst & Young London office. Mr Harada became a partner of Ernst & Young ShinNihon, LLC in May 1999 and a senior partner in May 2004. From September 2012 to February 2016, he was an executive partner of Ernst & Young ShinNihon, LLC and has served as the Advisory Japan Leader and Real Estate Sector Japan Leader. He retired from Ernst & Young ShinNihon, LLC in June 2017. He set up Sengokuyama Partners Accounting Office in July 2018 and started his new career. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Japan. As an accounting professional, Mr Harada has extensive experience in real estate securitization, fund business, and advisory. Mr Harada graduated from Chuo University with a Bachelor degree in Commerce in March 1980.
Age 70: an independent non-executive director and a member of the nomination committee of the Company with effect from 28 March 2019. Mr Curl joined Temasek International as president on 1 September 2010, following his retirement from Bank of America (“BAC”) in March 2010. He brings with him a banking career of over 30 years. During his time with BAC, Mr Curl served in a number of senior executive capacities including vice chairman of corporate development, and last held the position of chief risk officer. He is also a director of Post Holdings, Inc. (listed on the New York Stock Exchange). Mr Curl was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in May 2011 and was re-designated as a non-executive director in August 2014 by reason of a shareholding interest held by Temasek group in a subsidiary of CITIC Pacific Limited (further details of which are set out in the Company’s announcement dated 25 August 2014). Such shareholding interest has since been disposed. Mr Curl held such position until September 2014. He was also a director of the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation, The Enstar Group, Inc., Grupo Financiero Santander Serfin, and a non-executive director of China Construction Bank Corporation. Mr Curl received a Bachelor degree in Political Science from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master degree in Government from the University of Virginia. He was named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in 1970 and was a Philip Dupont Scholar and a Mclntire Fellow at the University of Virginia.
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