Mr. Zhang Xiaobin (Chairman)
Mr. Zhang was appointed as the chairman and an executive director of the Company on 22 September 2015. He has over 30 years of experience in the investment and financial service fields. From 2010 through 2015, he was the Managing Director and the China Senior Advisor for J.P. Morgan. He worked closely with senior management in driving J.P. Morgan’s franchise expansion in China with his profound understanding and knowledge of China’s capital markets. Between 2012 and 2015, he acted as the Chairman of the Supervision Committee of China United SME Financial Guarantee Corporation (a joint venture of J.P. Morgan with the Export-Import Bank of China and other global institutions), the largest credit guarantee company in China. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan China as the Managing Director and China Senior Advisor in 2010, Mr. Zhang led a storied career, including one of the founders of Chinese Stock Exchange system, Secretary General of Stock Exchange Executive Council, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Venturetech Investment Corporation. Mr. Zhang graduated from Xian Jiaotong University (西安交通大學) in 1977 with a major in mechanical engineering. He was a UNESCO Scholar from 1981 to 1982 and a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 1983 and was then selected as a Eisenhower Fellow in 1987. In 1994, he studied in Advanced Management Program (“AMP”) at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Gao Feng (Vice-Chairman)
Mr. Gao was appointed as an executive director and vice-chairman of the Company on 15 June 2009. He has extensive management experience in particular for PRC businesses for over 20 years, and has served various important roles in a couple of listed companies and sizable financial institutions. From February 2008 to May 2009, Mr. Gao was the executive director of China Infrastructure Investment Limited, a company whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange with a stock code of 600, in which he was responsible for fund management and investors relationship. From February 2006 to May 2007, he was also an executive director of Premium Land Limited, a company whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange with a stock code of 164. Besides, Mr. Gao was the former president of North America for I.N.&C. Financial Organization Ltd. and the former president of Asia-Pacific for Morgan Funding Organization. Mr. Gao holds a master’s degree in business administration from Keuka College in New York.
Mr. Chiu Sui Keung (CEO)
Mr. Chiu was appointed as the chief executive officer and an executive director of the Company on 20 April 2009. Mr. Chiu has over 21 years’ experience in the financial industry and accounting field. He has possessed extensive experience in corporate finance including initial public offerings, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, fund raising and corporate advisory. Mr. Chiu graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne, Australia and has obtained a Master’s Degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He has also obtained a Diploma on Practices in Chinese Laws and Regulations Affecting Foreign Businesses jointly organized by Southwest University of Political Science and Law, the PRC and The Hong Kong Management Association. At present Mr. Chiu is an independent non-executive director of King Stone Energy Group Limited (stock code: 0663).
Mr. Sun Qiang (CTO)
Mr. Sun has been appointed as an Executive Director and Group Chief Technology Officer with effect from 8 January 2018. Mr. Sun has 12 years of work experience on research and development in the area of big data system and machine learning technologies. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Zhuhai Esmart Technology Co., Ltd. (珠海惠付通科技有限公司) (“Zhuhai Esmart”) and Project Technical Officer of Esmart Holdings Limited (惠付通控股有限公司) (“Esmart Holdings”). Each of Zhuhai Esmart and Esmart Holdings is an indirect subsidiary of the Company. He was the Senior Data Scientist of Alexa Internet, Inc (a subsidiary of Amazon.com) from 2013 to 2017 and the Technical Project Manager thereof from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Sun obtained his Doctoral Degree in Computer Science from the University ofIllinois at Urbana-Champaign Illinois in 2005. He obtained his Master Degree in Molecular Biology from the Wesleyan University, Connecticut and Bachelor Degree in Biochemistry from Peking University, Beijing, China in 1998 and 1996, respectively.
Mr. Zhang Yi Chun (Non-executive Director & Vice-Chairman)
Mr. Zhang is the founder and chairman of Huimin. He has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and IT sectors and has strong technical background, business resources and network. He holds a Master Degree in Project Management from Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Mr. Zhang founded Huimin in May 2013. Huimin provides O2O community services platform covering the whole nation for the distribution and supply chain logistics among the suppliers, the convenience stores and the customers in the PRC. Its website, www.huimin.cn (惠民網), is the largest community O2O network service platform in the PRC.
Ms. Xu Ying (Non-executive Director)
Ms. Xu was appointed as Non-executive director of the Company on 16 December 2016. She has over 30 years’ experience in the securities industry. She was the general manager and then the chairperson of the board of directors of Great Wall Securities Company Limited (長城證券有限責任公司) between 1995 and 2003. Ms. Xu was the chairperson of the board of directors of Invesco Great Wall Fund Management Co. Ltd. (景順長城基金管理有限公司) and a director of the Securities Association of China (中國證券業協會) from 2003 to December 2009. She was the vice chairperson and an executive director of New China Asset Management Corporation Limited (新華 資產管理股份有限公司) from 2010 to December 2016. Ms. Xu graduated from Beijing College of Finance and Commerce (北京財貿學院) (now known as Capital University of Economics and Business (首都經濟貿易大學)) in 1982 and received her bachelor degree in economics. She was a lecturer of the same college where she graduated during the period between 1982 and 1989.