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EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
  • Chang Zhenming Chairman

    Age 61: 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 resigned as the chairman of CITIC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited on 20 June 2017. He also previously served as the chairman of the board of China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited (“China CITIC Bank”) and resigned as non-executive director of China CITIC Bank with effect from 5 January 2018. He was also formerly the vice chairman and president of China Construction Bank, a non-executive director and deputy chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and a non-executive director of China CITIC Bank International Limited.

  • Wang Jiong Vice Chairman and President

    Age 58: an executive director, vice chairman and president of the Company since 2014. Mr Wang is a vice chairman of the executive committee and a member of the nomination committee and the strategic 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.

  • Li Qingping

    Age 55: an executive director of the Company since 2015. Ms Li is the vice president and a member of the executive committee of the Company. 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. She was formerly president of China CITIC Bank, 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.

  • Pu Jian

    Age 59: an executive director of the Company since 2015. Mr Pu is the vice president and a member of the executive committee of the Company. Mr Pu is currently executive director and vice president of CITIC Group Corporation, executive director and vice president of CITIC Corporation Limited. He has been appointed as a non-executive director of Digital Domain Holdings Limited since 5 July 2017. He was formerly vice president of CITIC Securities Co., Ltd; vice chairman of China Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd; president of CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd; director of CITIC Group; president and chairman of CITIC Trust Co., Ltd. He has held management positions in the financial industry and the general aviation industry for many years, and has over 20 years' experience in financial institutions, particularly in the securities and trust fields. Mr Pu is a researcher and a graduate of Fordham University with a Master's degree in business administration.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
  • Song Kangle

    Age 54: a non-executive director of the Company since 2016. Mr Song is a member of the strategic committee. He worked with several posts in MOF 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.

  • Yan Shuqin

    Age 57: 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 MOF 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.

  • Liu Zhuyu

    Age 56: a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 7 August 2017. Mr Liu is a member of the remuneration committee. He worked with several posts in MOF as senior staff member, principal staff member, deputy director and director at Department of Industry, Transportation and Finance, director at Economic Trade Department of MOF, 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 MOF. 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.

  • Peng Yanxiang

    Age 55: a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 24 May 2018. Mr Peng is a member of the audit and risk management committee. Mr Peng 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. He has been appointed as a non-executive director of CITIC Group Corporation with effect from 18 April 2018.


  • Liu Zhongyuan

    Age 48: 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.

  • Yang Xiaoping

    Age 54: 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 CP 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. and a non-executive director of Tianjin Binhai Teda Logistics (Group) Corporation Limited. 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.

  • Wu Youguang

    Age 56: a non-executive director of the Company with effect from 20 March 2018. Mr. Wu is currently vice president and CFO of Youngor Group Co., Ltd, president of Ningbo Youngor Investment Management Co., Ltd. He served as deputy manager and manager of the Financial Department of Ningbo Youngor Garment Processing Co., Ltd, director of CITIC Securities Co., Ltd., director of Ningbo Yak Technology Industrial Co., Ltd and director of Guangbo Group Stock Co., Ltd. Mr. Wu has engaged in industries for more than thirty years and has accumulated rich experience in financial management. He has expertise in enterprise operation and management, financial planning and budget management, investment and financing, and merger and acquisition, etc. Mr. Wu graduated from Zhejiang Open University and holds an Associate degree.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
  • Francis Siu Wai Keung

    Age 63: 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 was formerly an independent non-executive director of Hua Xia Bank Co., Limited, Beijing Hualian Hypermarket Co., Ltd., Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited, Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited, and China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited. 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.

  • Xu Jinwu (Dr.-Ing.)

    Age 68: 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.

  • Anthony Francis Neoh

    Age 71: 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 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.

  • Lee Boo Jin

    Age 47: an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2014. Ms Lee is a member of the nomination committee. She is currently the president and chief executive officer of Hotel Shilla Co., Ltd.. She was formerly the president of Corporate Strategy for Cheil Industries and an advisor to Samsung C&T Corporation from December 2010 to December 2015, with the two companies merging to become Samsung C&T Corporation in September 2015. All these companies herein-before are affiliates of the Samsung Group. Ms Lee graduated from Yonsei University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1994.

  • Paul Chow Man Yiu

    Age 71: 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.

  • Shohei Harada

    Age 60: an independent non-executive director of the Company with effect from 18 April 2018. Mr Harada is a member of the strategic committee. He is currently a senior advisor at Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office. He also serves on the Audit & Supervisory Board for The Nation Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Association (ZEN-NOH). 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 and started a new career at Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office. 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.

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