Mr. Lai Fulin, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in October 2009 and retired from the Board in May 2017 but continued to sit on the senior management team of the Group thereafter. Mr. Lai rejoined the Board as an Executive Director of the Company on 27 November 2017 and the Chairman of the Board, the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company with effect from 30 March 2018. Mr. Lai is also the Head of Production & Purchasing of the Group and holds directorships in certain subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Lai has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector, investment management and general management of companies in China. Mr. Lai worked in the Bank of China in Shenzhen from 1986 to 2001. From 1995 to 2001, he was the deputy general manager of a subsidiary of Bank of China dealing with businesses in the securities industry. During the period from 2002 to 2008, Mr. Lai was the general manager of 深圳市華奧冠力科技實業有限公司 (Shenzhen Huaao Guanli Technologies Company Limited). Mr. Lai holds a certificate of graduation in Chinese Language from深圳教育學院 (Shenzhen Institute of Education).
Mr. Lai is the younger brother of Mr. Lai Guanglin, the controlling shareholder of the Company, and the former Executive Director and Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Yu Ben Ansheng, was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in May 2009. Mr. Yu is responsible for managing overall daily operations of the Group. Mr. Yu has over 20 years of experience in investment management, investment banking and general management of listed companies. Mr. Yu began his career at Mackenzie Financial Corporation in Toronto, Canada as an investment analyst in 1989 and since then, he has served several major financial corporations including J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank and CITIC Capital. In addition to his vast investment banking and management experience, Mr. Yu has also managed listed companies such as New World Cyberbase Limited and Asia Logistics Holdings Limited in Hong Kong. During his past career, Mr. Yu has focused on direct investment and mergers and acquisitions activities in sectors including construction materials, infrastructure, energy, technologies, media and financial services.
Mr. Yu has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the Beijing Foreign Studies University, a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Yu is a director of King Jade Holdings Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company which has an interest in the shares of the Company that is required to be disclosed under Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.
Independent Non-executive Directors
Mr. Wong Yee Shuen, Wilson, was appointed as Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in February 2009. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Wong is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and member of Australia CPA and Australian Institute of Banking and Finance. He holds a master of commerce degree, specializing in banking and finance from the University of New South Wales. With more than 20 years of experience in PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst and Young, Mr. Wong specializes in the area of auditing banks and listed companies. Mr. Wong is currently the chief financial officer of China Animation Characters Company Limited (Stock code: 1566, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited “HKSE”) and an independent non-executive director of Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Limited (Stock code: 231, a company listed on HKSE). Mr. Wong had served as an independent non-executive director of PanAsialum Holdings Company Limited (Stock code: 2078, a company listed on HKSE) from 18 January 2013 to 4 July 2014.
Mr. Chen Wei Wen, was appointed as Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in April 2010. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University, Australia. Mr. Chen worked as a general manager of Guangzhou Futian Trading Company Ltd（廣州市富添貿易有限公司） from 1997 to 2005. Since November 2004, Mr. Chen was appointed as chief operating officer of Guangzhou Kanxin Polymer Technology Co., Ltd（廣州市康心高分子科技有限公司） which is an affiliated company of Guangzhou Futian Trading Company Ltd（廣州市富添貿易有限公司）. Mr. Chen was also appointed as director and general manager of Fuda Enterprises Limited（富而達企業有限公司）since February 1998.
Mr. Guan Zhiqiang, was appointed as Independent Non-executive Director of the Company on 1 September 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, a member of Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Guan holds a bachelor of Agronomy from Huazhong Agricultural University and a master degree in business administration from Southwestern University of Finance. During the period from 1984 to 1996, Mr. Guan had successively worked in the Ministry of Agriculture of the People's Republic of China and the State Planning Commission. He subsequently joined the Agricultural Development Bank of China and held various senior management positions and was granted a qualification of senior economist from the bank. From February 2002 to March 2003, Mr. Guan served as the general manager in New China Life Insurance Company Ltd, Jinan branch. From March 2003 to November 2005, he worked in Yeland Group Co. Ltd. (now known as Hna Investment Group Co., Ltd), a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and was appointed as the chairman of its group’s real estate company. Since 2005, Mr. Guan has established an investment advisory firm and invested in a number of enterprises which engaged in various fields including mining, energy and biotechnology, etc., and acted as a director in those enterprises. Mr. Guan is currently the vice chairman of 浙江宜葆生物科技有限公司 (Zhejiang Ecopro Biotech Company, Ltd.*) and a director of 霍爾果斯聚視互娛文化産業有限公司 (Huoerguosi Poly Entertainment Culture Industry Co., Ltd*). He has extensive experience in finance, investment and corporate management.
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