ABOUT US

Board of Directors

Zhang Jingguo

Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zhang Jingguo, is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a member of each of the nomination committee and remuneration committee of the Company. Mr. Zhang is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He was appointed to the Board on 6 July 2015 following the change of controlling shareholder of the Company on 29 June 2015.

Mr. Zhang has approximately 26 years of experience in the real estate development industry in China. From July 1983 to April 1995, Mr. Zhang held various positions at the then Light Industry Bureau of Henan Province, the governmental authority in charge of the light industry in Henan Province, and its associated collectively- owned enterprises, including division chief, engineer and vice manager, where he was responsible for administrative management. From April 1995 to April 2001, he worked at Xingye Real Estate as general manager, where he was responsible for its overall operations. Mr. Zhang and Ms. Huang Yanping (“Ms. Huang”) cofounded a real estate company which has become one of the top 100 property development companies in China. Mr. Zhang has served as the Chairman and chief executive officer of this top 100 real estate company since 2001. Mr. Zhang is responsible for the overall strategic planning and general management of our Group and is instrumental to our growth and business expansion. Mr. Zhang is the spouse of Ms. Huang.

Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in radio science from Zhengzhou University in July 1983, an Executive MBA degree from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in July 2013 and an Executive MBA degree from PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University in July 2018. Mr. Zhang currently serves as senior consultant of Henan Real Estate Chamber of Commerce, vice-president of Industry & Commerce Association of Henan Province, graduate tutor of Zhengzhou University. During the years of 2016, 2017 and 2018, Mr. Zhang was named “Outstanding Real Estate Developer of Henan Province by Real Estate Association of Henan Province. Mr. Zhang received his senior engineer qualification from the People’s Government of Henan Province in May 2012, he received his first class construction engineer qualification from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. Mr. Zhang is also currently a delegate of the 13th Henan Provincial People’s Congress since January 2018.

Huang Yanping

Non-Executive
Director

Ms. Huang Yanping, is the Non-Executive Director of the Company.. Ms. Huang has over 19 years’ experiences in the property development and investment industry in the PRC. Ms. Huang has been involved in the development of not less than 36 property development projects in Henan Province, Shandong and Hainan Province in the PRC with a total gross floor area of not less than 14 million sq.m.. She is one of the founders of a real estate company which has become one of the top 100 property development companies in the PRC.


Zhang Guoqiang

Executive Director

Mr. Zhang Guoqiang, is an Executive Director of the Company. Between August 1983 to October 1997, Mr. Zhang Guoqiang worked as a tutor at the Communication Command Academy of PLA, now known as the National Defence Information Academy of PLA. Between October 1997 to March 2003, Mr. Zhang Guoqiang served as the director of the marketing department of Wuhan Research Institute of Post & Telecommunications, also known as FiberHome Technologies Group, a product and solution provider in the field of information and telecommunications, where he was responsible for marketing. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Zhang Guoqiang worked as a general manager at Nanjing North Road Technologies Co., Ltd., a coal analysis equipment manufacturer, from May 2003 to November 2005, where he was responsible for general management. Mr. Zhang Guoqiang joined the real estate company co-founded by Mr. Zhang and Ms. Huang in 2006 and is responsible for the management of marketing centre and tendering and procurement centre. Mr. Zhang Guoqiang received a bachelor’s degree in radio science from Zhengzhou University in July 1983. In 1988, Mr. Zhang Guoqiang received his lecturer qualification from the National Defence Information Academy of PLA and received his engineer qualification from Wuhan Research Institute of Post of Telecommunications.


Mr. Liu Da

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Liu Da, graduated from the University of International Business and Economics with a major in international business administration and obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics. Mr. Liu is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in China. Mr. Liu served as an audit manager and a senior audit manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”) Guangzhou Office from 1998 to 2009 and Chicago Office from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Liu provided audit and consulting services to a number of global top 500 enterprises and overseas listed Chinese companies during his tenure of office in PwC. Mr. Liu was appointed as an executive director and the chief financial officer of the Landsea Green Properties Co., Ltd., a listed company on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 106) from 31 July 2013 to 5 January 2015 and was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Long Ji Tai He Holding Limited, a listed company on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1281) from 26 February 2015 to 16 October 2015. Currently, Mr. Liu is the managing partner of Key Wealth Capital Company Limited, providing financing and overseas mergers and acquisition services to Chinese enterprises.


Liu Qiao

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Liu Qiao,, is Professor of Finance and Dean at the Guanghua School of Management. He is a leading authority in the area of finance in the PRC, and is recognised for his academic works in corporate finance, financial markets, and the Chinese economy.

Dr. Liu is the winner of Outstanding Youth Award of the National Science Foundation (2013), and was awarded “Li Yining Outstanding Service Award”, the highest award in the Guanghua School of Management in 2013. He is also the Ministry of Education “ChangJiang Scholar” Special Term Professor. Before he joined the Guanghua School of Management in late 2010, Dr. Liu taught in the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong, and was tenured at University of Hong Kong. Dr. Liu also worked at McKinsey & Company’s Asia-Pacific Corporate Finance and Strategy Practice from 2001 to 2003, where he advised various multinational corporations (MNCs) and leading Asian companies on issues related to corporate finance and strategies. Dr. Liu holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economics from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) (2000), an Master of Arts in International Finance from the Graduate School of People’s Bank of China (1993), and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics from the Renmin University of China (1991).

Dr. Liu’s primary academic research interests are in corporate finance, empirical asset pricing models, financial markets, and Chinese economy. He has published dozens of articles at leading academic journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Economic Journal, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Financial Analysts Journal, etc. He has co-edited a book on the Asian debt capital markets – “Asia’s debt capital markets: prospects and strategies for development” (Springer, 2006). His co- authored book titled “Finance in Asia: Institutions, Regulation and Policy” (with Paul Lejot and Douglas Arner) was released by Routledge in March 2013. Dr. Liu is the author of the Chinese bestseller “Big to Brilliant: the Second Long March of Corporate China.” and “Big to Brilliant 2.0: Reconstructing the underpinnings of China’s High-Quality Development” Dr. Liu is also the author of “Corporate China 2.0: The Great Shakeup” which was published by end of 2016. And his new book “The Finance We Love: Reconstruct China’s Finance in the New Era” has been published in 2019. Besides academic research, Dr. Liu also writes articles for leading business newspapers and magazines. His articles and views appear in the The Economist, Financial Times, CFO Magazine, 21st Century Business Herald, Caijing Magazine, New Fortune, The Asian Wall Street Journal and South China Morning Post.

Dr. Liu has extensive business experiences. Over the past ten years, he has conducted numerous consulting projects for leading Chinese firms and MNCs including PetroChina, Minsheng Bank, Mercedes Benz (China), Shenzhen Stock Exchange, among many others. Dr. Liu is the founder of “Huaxinhui”, a platform focusing on advising China’s local governments on financing issues. He pioneers the practice of compiling balance sheets of local governments, and providing China’s local governments with market-based credit ratings. He is a strong advocate of including local government credit rating as one major key performance indicator to cope with China’s fast growing local government debts.

Ma Yuntao

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ma Yuntao has been serving at Jia Yuan Law Firm as a registered partner from July 2010 up to now, and became the managing partner and senior partner of China Overseas Financing Department (中國海外融資部門) in early 2014. He served at Commerce & Finance Law Offices from July 2002 to June 2010, engaging in securities business as to PRC laws. He acquired qualifications as a practicing solicitor in 2006 and registered as a partner at Commerce & Finance Law Offices in early 2010.

Mr. Ma ran projects including the secondary listing project of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 9901) which is principally engaged in the private educational services, the privatisation and delisting project of AVIC International Holdings Limited, a company formerly listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 0161) which was principally engaged in electronic high-tech, retail and consumer products, international engineering and trade logistics businesses, the initial public offering (“IPO”) project of China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 3320) which is principally engaged in the research and development, manufacturing, distribution and retail of a broad range of pharmaceutical and healthcare products, privatisation and delisting project of Hunan Nonferrous Metals Company Limited, a company formerly listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 2626) which was principally engaged in nonferrous metallic mineral resources mining business, IPO project of Poly Culture Group Corporation Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 3636) which is principally engaged in culture industry involving theatre management, artwork auction and investment, IPO project of Kerry Logistics Network Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 0636) which is principally engaged in logistics, IPO project of eprint Group Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1884) which is principally engaged in internet printing, spin-off listing in respect of Tonly Electronics Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1249) which is principally engaged in production of electronics products of TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1070) which is principally engaged in production of electronics products, very substantial acquisition project of China Taiping Insurance Holdings Company Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 0966) which is principally engaged in insurance, and IPO (both A share and H share) project of China Aluminum International Engineering Corporation Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 2068) and Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601068) which is principally engaged in nonferrous engineering design and construction.

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