Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors comprises nine Directors, including one executive Director, four non-executive Directors and four independent non-executive Directors. Our Directors are elected to serve a term of three years, which is renewable upon re-election.

 

The Board delegates certain responsibilities to its various committees. In accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, Articles of Association and A+H Listing Rules, our Company has formed six Board committees, namely the Strategy and ESG Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, the Audit Committee, the Risk Management Committee and the Related-Party Transaction Control Committee.

Board Members

Shen Rujun

Mr. Shen Rujun (沈如军), born in February 1964, has been appointed as the Chairman of our Company since August 2019, and serves as the Executive Director and Executive Vice President of China Investment Corporation as well as the Vice Chairman, Executive Director and President of Huijin Company. Mr. Shen successively served as the Deputy Section Chief, Section Chief, and Deputy Director of the Accounting Division, as well as Deputy Director (in charge of the work) and Director of the Planning Division of Jiangsu Branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (hereinafter referred to as “ICBC”), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601398) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 01398), from December 1984 to December 1998. He served as the Vice General Manager of the Planning and Finance Department of ICBC from December 1998 to November 2003; Vice President of ICBC Beijing Branch from November 2003 to July 2008; General Manager of the Finance and Accounting Department of ICBC from July 2008 to November 2013; and President of ICBC Shandong Branch from November 2013 to March 2015. Mr. Shen served as the Vice President of Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Bank of Communications”), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601328) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 03328), from March 2015 to June 2018; and Vice President and Executive Director of Bank of Communications from June 2018 to October 2018. Mr. Shen obtained his doctoral degree from School of Technology and Economics of Hohai University in 2001.

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Huang Zhaohui

Mr. Huang Zhaohui (黄朝晖), born in January 1964, has been appointed as a Director of the Company since February 2020, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Committee of our Company since December 2019. He joined the Group in February 1998 and held several positions, including the Head, Deputy Head and Co-Head of the Investment Banking Department. He also served as a member of the Management Committee of the Company from April 2015 to December 2019. Prior to joining our Group, he joined China Construction Bank Corporation, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00939) and Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601939), and served as a clerk of the Ningbo branch office, an assistant research officer of the department of investment research, a senior economist of the department of real estate financing, deputy director of the department of international business and director of the secretariat of the general administration office from July 1988 to January 1998. He currently serves as a director of CICC Wealth Management, CICC HK Securities and Jinteng Technology. Mr. Huang obtained a bachelor’s degree in physics from Wuhan University (武汉大学) in July 1985 and a master’s degree in economics from Renmin University of China in July 1988. 

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Zhu Hailin

Mr. Zhu Hailin (朱海林), born in October 1965, an expert with special grants by the PRC government, a certified public accountant in China (a non-practicing member), an associate research fellow and a doctoral supervisor, has been appointed as a Director of the Company since September 2021. Mr. Zhu now serves as the chairman of the Risk and Internal Control Committee of Huijin. Mr. Zhu joined Huijin in August 2017, and successively worked at Banking Institutions Department I, Equity Management Department I and Equity Management Department II. Mr. Zhu served as a director of China Construction Bank Corporation, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601939) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00939), from July 2017 to June 2020, a director of Agricultural Bank of China Limited, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601288) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 01288), from June 2020 to September 2021. From August 1992 to August 2017, Mr. Zhu successively served as directors of First Division of Standards, Comprehensive Division and Accounting Personnel Management Division of the Accounting Regulatory Department, and deputy director (deputy director general level) of the National Accountant Assessment & Certification Centre of the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Zhu obtained a master's degree in economics from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in July 1992 and a doctoral degree in economics from the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences in March 2000.

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Tan Lixia

Ms. Tan Lixia (谭丽霞), born in September 1970, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, has been appointed as a Director of the Company since February 2020. Ms. Tan joined Haier in August 1992, and successively served as the director of Department of Overseas Market Development of Haier Group, Chief Financial Officer of Haier Group, and Senior Vice President of Haier Group. Ms. Tan currently serves as the Board Vice Chairwoman and Executive Vice President of Haier Group, Chairwoman of Haier Group (Qingdao) Jinying Holding Co., Ltd., a non-executive director of Bank of Qingdao Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 002948) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 03866), Chairwoman of Qingdao Haier Biomedical Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 688139) and Chairwoman of INKON Life Technology Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 300143). Ms. Tan once served as a non-executive director of Haier Electronics Group Co., Ltd. and Vice Chairwoman of Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 600690) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 06690). Ms. Tan currently serves as a standing member of the 12th session of All-China Women’s Federation, Vice President of China Women Entrepreneurs Association, the Chairman of Shandong Women Entrepreneurs Association and the Vice Chairman of the 13th session of Qingdao Women’s Federation. Ms. Tan graduated from Central University of Finance and Economics majoring in public finance in June 1992 and obtained an EMBA degree from the China Europe International Business School in July 2009 and a doctoral degree in Advanced Professional Research in Applied Finance from the University of Geneva in Switzerland in January 2022.

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Duan Wenwu

Mr. Duan Wenwu (段文务), born in June 1969, a senior accountant, has been appointed as a Director of the Company since February 2020. Mr. Duan has served as the Chairman of I&G (NEEQ: 834777) from May 2020. Mr. Duan served as an assistant to the director of Finance and Accounting Department of State Development & Investment Corporation (later renamed as State Development & Investment Corp., Ltd.) from May 2008 to November 2008, Deputy General Manager of SDIC Finance Co., Ltd. from November 2008 to August 2010, Deputy Director of Finance and Accounting Department of State Development & Investment Corporation from August 2010 to August 2014, Director and Deputy General Manager of China National Complete Plant Import and Export Group Corporation Limited from March 2013 to August 2014, Director of Finance and Accounting Department of State Development& Investment Corporation(renamed as Finance Department in August 2016) from August 2014 to May 2017, General Manager of SDIC Essence Co., Ltd. (renamed as SDIC Capital Co., Ltd. in December 2017), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 600061), from May 2017 to March 2018, Director of Essence Securities Co., Ltd. from December 2017 to January 2019, Chairman of SDIC Finance Co., Ltd. from March 2018 to April 2019, and General Manager of I&G from April 2019 to November 2021. Mr. Duan obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from Xiamen University in July 1990, and a master’s degree in business administration from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in January 2003.

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Liu Li

Mr. Liu Li (刘力), born in September 1955, has been appointed as a Director of our Company since June 2016. He currently holds positions such as a Finance Professor in Guanghua School of Management of Peking University and Deputy Head and Doctoral Supervisor in Finance and Securities Research Center of Peking University. Mr. Liu has been teaching in Guanghua School of Management (formerly known as Economic Management Department of School of Economics) of Peking University since January 1986, and taught in Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel from September 1984 to December 1985. Mr. Liu has served as an independent director of CNPC Capital Company Limited, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 000617), since June 2017. Mr. Liu also served as an independent non-executive director of China Machinery Engineering Corporation, from January 2011 to November 2021, an independent non-executive director of Bank of Communications, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601328) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 03328), from September 2014 to November 2020, and an independent director of Success Electronics Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 002289), from January 2016 to October 2020. Mr. Liu obtained a master’s degree in physics from Peking University in July 1984 and MBA from Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium in July 1989.

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Siu Wai Keung

Mr. Siu Wai Keung (萧伟强) (former name: Francis Siu Wai Keung), born in April 1954, has been appointed as a Director of our Company since May 2015. He served for KPMG for approximately 30 years, where he provided professional services to clients from various industries. He joined KPMG Manchester, England in 1979 and was transferred to Hong Kong in May 1986 and became a partner of KPMG Hong Kong in July 1993. From October 2000 to March 2002, he was a senior partner of KPMG Huazhen LLP Shanghai Office. Prior to his retirement in March 2010, he was a senior partner of KPMG Huazhen LLP Beijing Office and North China. He has extensive experience in providing audit services for PRC and overseas companies, and has a sound knowledge of advising on foreign direct investment in the PRC. Mr. Siu currently serves as an independent non-executive director of CITIC Limited, a company listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00267), since May 2011, an independent non-executive director of China Communications Services Corporation Limited, a company listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00552), since June 2012, and an independent non-executive director of BHG Retail Trust Management Pte. Ltd., since November 2015. Mr. Siu also served as an independent director of Beijing Gao Hua Securities Company Limited from June 2015 to October 2021, an independent non-executive director of Guoco Land Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange (Stock Code: F17), from December 2010 to October 2020, and an independent non-executive director of CGN Power Co., Ltd., a company listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 01816) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 003816), from March 2014 to August 2020. Mr. Siu has been a fellow member of the ICAEW and the HKICPA since July 1994 and September 1993. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting and financial management from The University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom, in July 1979. 

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Ben Shenglin

Mr. Ben Shenglin (贲圣林), born in January 1966, has been appointed as a Director of our Company since May 2015. He held several leadership positions in ABN Amro in China and London, HSBC, and JP Morgan Chase from 1994 to 2014. Mr. Ben currently serves as an independent director of Wuchan Zhongda Group Co., Ltd. (物产中大集团股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 600704), since February 2016, an independent director of Sansure Biotech Inc., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 688289), since July 2019, a supervisor of China Construction Bank Corporation, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601939) and Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00939), since June 2020, an independent director of Zhejiang Orient Financial Holdings Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 600120), since October 2020, and an independent director of Industrial Bank Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601166), since July 2021. Mr. Ben has also served as an independent director of Bank of Ningbo Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 002142), from September 2014 to February 2020, and an independent non-executive director of Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 600600) and Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 00168), from June 2014 to June 2020. Mr. Ben joined Zhejiang University since May 2014 and currently serves as a full-time professor and doctoral advisor. He is also the dean of Academy of Internet Finance since April 2015, and the dean of the International Business School since October 2018. He also currently serves as an executive director of the International Monetary Institute in Renmin University of China since January 2014 and the co-director thereof since July 2018, a counsellor of the Zhejiang People’s Government since August 2014, a member of Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political and Consultative Conference and Vice Commissioner of Economic Policy Committee since January 2018, and the Joint Chairman of Zhejiang Association of FinTech since September 2015. Mr. Ben obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Tsinghua University in July 1987, a master’s degree in economics specializing in industrial enterprise management from Renmin University of China in March 1990 and a doctoral degree in economics from Purdue University, the United States, in August 1994.

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Peter Hugh Nolan

Mr. Peter Hugh Nolan, born in April 1949, recipient of the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, has been appointed as a Director of the Company since February 2020. He has served as an independent non-executive director of China Everbright Group since January 2019 and the director of China Centre, Jesus College at University of Cambridge since 2017. He has also served as the Director of the China Executive Leadership Programme (CELP) since 2005. Professor Nolan was a lecturer of Faculty of Economics and Politics at University of Cambridge from 1979 to 1997 and Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Cambridge Judge Business School at University of Cambridge from 1997 to 2012. He was the founding director and Chong Hua Professor of Chinese Development in the Centre of Development Studies at University of Cambridge from 2012 to 2016 and Chong Hua Professor of Chinese Development (Emeritus) since 2016. Professor Nolan also served as an independent non-executive director of Bank of Communications (a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601328) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 03328)) from November 2010 to November 2017. Professor Nolan obtained his Doctoral degree in Economics from University of London in 1981. 

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