Mr. Zhang Xiaobin (Chairman)
Mr. ZHANG Xiaobin, aged 65, 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. Zhang was a non-executive director of China Financial Services Holdings Limited (stock code: 0605) for the period from 30 September 2015 to 13 July 2017.
Mr. Gao Feng (Vice-Chairman)
Mr. GAO Feng, aged 48, was appointed as the vice-chairman and an executive director of the Company on 18 June 2009. He has extensive management experience in particular for PRC businesses for over 15 years, and has served various important roles in a couple of listed companies and sizable financial institutions. 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 Sui Keung, aged 51, was appointed as the chief executive officer and an executive director of the Company on 20 April 2009. Mr. Chiu has over 22 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 in 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 Qiang, aged 46, was appointed as an executive director and Group chief technology officer with effect from 8 January 2018. He has over 12 years of work experience on research and development in the area of big data system and machine learning technologies. 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 of Illinois 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 Yichun, aged 44, was appointed as the vice-chairman and the non-executive director of the Company on 17 October 2016. He 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. Before founding Huimin in May 2013, Mr. Zhang served as engineer, department head, secretarygeneral, general manager, chairman and other positions of various companies in telecommunications and IT sectors.
Ms. Xu Ying (Non-executive Director)
Ms. XU Ying, aged 64, was appointed as the 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.