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Mr. Zhang Mingao

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman

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Mr. Tang Chi Chun

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

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Dr. Yang Haishan

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

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Mr. Chia Seng Hee, Jack

Lead Independent Director

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Mr. Tan Sek Khee

Independent Director

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Mr. Chen Guo Dong

Independent Director

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Mdm Ma Jieyu

Independent Director

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Mr. Zhang Mingao

Mr. Zhang Mingao was appointed to the Board in November 2019. Mr. Zhang is the Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman and a Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board of the Group. Mr. Zhang is an Executive Director and the President of China Everbright Limited, a public company listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also the Chairman of Everbright Jiabao Co., Ltd., a public company listed in Shanghai Stock Exchange.

He was the General Manager of Asset Management Department of China Everbright Bank Company Limited("Everbright Bank"). Since Mr. Zhang joined Everbright Bank in 1999, he had served as the Risk Director of Everbright Bank (Suzhou Branch), the Risk Director of SME Department of Everbright Bank (Headquarter) and the President of Everbright Bank (Wuxi Branch). Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor of Economics degree in Rural Financial Professional from the College of Economics and Trade of Nanjing Agricultural University. He has over 30 years of industry and management experience in the financial industry.

Mr. Tang Chi Chun

Mr. Tang Chi Chun, Richard was appointed as a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of the Company in June 2019. He is an Executive Director and the Vice President of China Everbright Limited. Mr. Tang is a Non-Executive Director of China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited, a public company listed on SEHK. He was a Director of Everbright Securities Company Limited from February 2008 to January 2011. Mr. Tang is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of the Accountancy Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as Hong Kong Polytechnic University). He is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Founding Member of Hong Kong Business Accountants Association. He has over 30 years of experience in audit, investment, accounting and finance. Since 1990, Mr. Tang had been engaged as head of the financial and operational functions of various international financial institutions.

Dr. Yang Haishan

Dr. Yang Haishan was appointed to the Board in June 2020. Dr. Yang is the Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of the Group. Dr. Yang Haishan is a Managing Director of Asset Allocation and Investment Management Centre at China Everbright Limited, a public company listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Before joining China Everbright Limited, he was a Deputy General Manager with Beijing Lichun Asset Management. Prior to that, he served as a General Manager of Equity Investment at Dacheng Innovative Capital Management and an Investment Management Director at China Investment & Development.

Dr. Yang has over 20 years of cross-border experience in real estate portfolio strategy, fund and investment management of private real estate and private equity in real estate. Dr. Yang received his B.E. in Engineering from Chongqing University in China, his Ph.D. in Real Estate Finance from National University of Singapore.

Mr. Chia Seng Hee, Jack

Mr. Chia Seng Hee, Jack was appointed as the Lead Independent Director of the Company in July 2018. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee.

Mr. Chia graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Accountancy, from the International University of Japan with a Masters degree in International Relations and is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He also attended the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

After some twenty years in various capacities with Arthur Andersen, Singapore Technologies and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), he was appointed a role in government as Senior Director (China Operations) at the Enterprise Singapore Board, based at the Consulate General of Singapore in Shanghai, as Consul (Commercial).

Mr. Chia is currently a professional director, specialising in corporate governance. His present directorships in other listed companies include Combine Will International Holdings Ltd, Debao Property Development Ltd., Dukang Distillers Holdings Ltd, mm2 Asia Ltd and CDW Holding Limited.

Mr. Chia brings to the Group significant experience in corporate governance and risk management.

Mr. Tan Sek Khee

Mr. Tan Sek Khee is an Independent Director of the Company. He is also currently an Independent Director of SGX-listed ASL Marine Holdings Limited. Mr. Tan also serves as shareholding partner & director of several private companies located in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and China. Mr. Tan brings to the Group extensive experience in general management, business development, marketing, procurement and logistics. He has more than 30 years of corporate and business experience in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and China.

Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Commerce from Nanyang University in 1979. He is also a registered member of Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr. Chen Guo Dong

Mr. Chen Guodong was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company in June 2019. He graduated from University of Science and Technology of China with a Bachelor’s degree of Management in 1987. In 1990, he graduated from Renmin University of China with a Master’s degree of Economics and Management, and subsequently held a teaching post for 4 years at Renmin University of China. Mr. Chen joined Lenovo Group in 1994 and served successively as General Manager of Lenovo Industrial Co., Ltd., Vice President of Lenovo Group, Executive Vice President of Legend Capital, Vice President of Legend Holdings and President of Rong Ke Zhi Di Real Estate Co., Ltd. Mr. Chen is now a partner at Zhongguancun M&A Fund (also known as Z-Park Fund).

Mdm Ma Jieyu

Mdm Ma Jieyu was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company in May 2021. Mdm Ma has accumulated several years of professional experience and knowledge working in various financial institutions. From February 2017 to March 2020, she was the Chief Supervisor of China Construction Bank Pension Management Co., Ltd. From October 2014 to February 2017, she was Deputy General Manager - Headquarters (Institutional Business Department) of China Construction Bank. And from December 2007 to October 2014, she was Vice President of CCB Financial Leasing Corporation Limited. Mdm Ma holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Chongqing Normal University.