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Mr. Zhang Mingao

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman

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Mr. Pan Ying

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Deputy Chairman

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Mr. Hu Bing

Executive Director

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Mr. Chen Hong Fei

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

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Mr. Tang Chi Chun

Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director

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Mr Jack Chia

Lead Independent Director

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Mr. Tan Sek Khee

Independent Director

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Mr. Xiao Zu Xiu

Independent Director

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Mr. Chen Guo Dong

Independent Director

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Mr. Zhang Mingao

Mr. Zhang Mingao was appointed to the Board in November 2019. Mr. Zhang is the Non-Executive and Non-Independent Chairman and a Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board of the Group. Mr. Zhang is an Executive Director and the Chief Investment Officer of China Everbright Limited, a public company listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also a director of Everbright Jiabao Co., Ltd., a public company listed in Shanghai Stock Exchange.

He was the General Manager of Asset Management Department of China Everbright Bank Company Limited("Everbright Bank"). Since Mr. Zhang joined Everbright Bank in 1999, he had served as the Risk Director of Everbright Bank (Suzhou Branch), the Risk Director of SME Department of Everbright Bank (Headquarter) and the President of Everbright Bank (Wuxi Branch). Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor of Economics degree in Rural Financial Professional from the College of Economics and Trade of Nanjing Agricultural University. He has over 29 years of industry and management experience in the financial industry.

Mr. Pan Ying

Mr. Pan was appointed to the Board in September 2014. He is the Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Management Decision Committee of China Everbright Limited ("CEL"). He is responsible for the real estate fund, institutional sales and financing business of CEL. Mr. Pan is also a Non-Executive Independent Director of Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation.

Prior to joining CEL, he worked for the Foreign Exchange Reserve Department of SAFE (China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange), and established SAFE Investment Company Ltd., a Hong Kong-based wholly-owned subsidiary of the People's Bank of China which had AUM of more than HKD20 billion. Mr. Pan joined Seagate, an asset management company in Los Angeles in 1998. In 2004, he co-founded SeaBright, where he acted as CEO, with China Everbright. At SeaBright, he set up two funds that focused on investment opportunities in China, which invested more than USD150 million. Mr. Pan has more than 17 years of experience in private equity and investment. He received a BA in Economics from the Management School of Xi'an Jiaotong University in China.

Mr. Hu Bing

Mr. Hu Bing was appointed as an Executive Director of the Group in August 2017 and was further appointed as the Group Chief Executive Officer in June 2019. With over 15 years of experience in investment and portfolio management of real estate and financial assets, Mr. Hu is responsible for the formulation and execution of business strategies as well as optimisation of internal systems and processes of the Group. Prior to joining the Group, he was the President of EBA (Beijing) Asset Management Co., Ltd and held stints in Lenovo Holdings and Lenovo Raycom Investment.

Mr. Hu graduated from Peking University's Guanghua School of Management and holds a MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Mr. Chen Hong Fei

Mr.Chen Hong Fei is an Executive Director and the President of Everbright Jiabao Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, where he is in charge of the company's overall operations and management. Mr. Chen is also the Chairman and CEO of EBA Investments (Advisory) Limited. Prior to that, he served as the General Manager of Everbright Prestige Capital, the Chief Investment Officer of Tishman China Fund, and the Investment Director of Lehman Brothers’ subsidiary asset management company. Mr. Chen has over 15 years of experience in real estate investment, asset management and capital market. Mr. Chen holds a Master of Real Estate Degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Tsinghua University.

Mr. Tang Chi Chun

Mr. Tang Chi Chun, Richard was appointed to the Board in June 2019. Mr. Tang is an Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of the Group. He is an Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer of China Everbright Limited(“CEL”), which is a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Tang is a Non-Executive Director of China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited. He was a Director of Everbright Securities Company Limited from February 2008 to January 2011. Mr. Tang is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of the Accountancy Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as Hong Kong Polytechnic University). He is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Founding Member of Hong Kong Business Accountants Association. He has over 30 years of experience in audit, investment, accounting and finance. Since 1990, Mr. Tang had been engaged as head of the financial and operational functions of various international financial institutions.

Mr Jack Chia

Mr. Chia Seng Hee, Jack was appointed the Lead Independent Director of the Company on 27 July 2018. He is the Chairman of Audit Committee and Nominating Committee.

Mr. Chia graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Accountancy, from the International University of Japan with a Masters degree in International Relations and is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He also attended the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

After some twenty years in various capacities with Arthur Andersen, Singapore Technologies and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), he was appointed a role in government as Senior Director (China Operations) at the Enterprise Singapore Board, based at the Consulate General of Singapore in Shanghai, as Consul (Commercial).

Mr. Chia is currently a professional director, specialising in corporate governance. His present directorships in other listed companies include Combine Will International Holdings Ltd, Debao Property Development Ltd., Dukang Distillers Holdings Ltd and mm2 Asia Ltd.

Mr. Chia brings to the Group significant experience in corporate governance and risk management.

Mr. Tan Sek Khee

Mr. Tan Sek Khee is an Independent Director of the Group. He is also currently an Independent Director of SGX-listed Europtronic Group Ltd and ASL Marine Holdings Limited. Mr. Tan also serves as Executive Director of several private companies located in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and China. Mr. Tan brings to the Group extensive experience in general management, business development, marketing, procurement and logistics. He has more than 30 years of corporate and business experience in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and China.

Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Commerce from Nanyang University in 1979. He is also a registered member of Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr. Xiao Zu Xiu

Mr. Xiao Zu Xiu is an Independent Director of the Group. He has been the Chairman of the Chinese Nation Cultural Promotion Association since 1995. He was also Chairman of the Chongqing Veteran's Sports Association from 1997 to 2003 and the Chairman of the Association of Researching the System of the People's Congress from 2003 to 2009. He has been serving successively as the Vice Chairman and the Chairman of the Committee for Care of the Next Generation since 2004. Mr. Xiao has also been the Director-General of Chongqing Education Development Foundation since 2010. Mr. Xiao was elected as a representative to the Chongqing Municipal People's Congress and chosen as the Vice Chairman of the Chongqing Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee in 1997. Prior to that, he was elected as Executive Deputy Mayor of Chongqing in 1993, mainly overseeing the financial, taxation, auditing, educational and monitoring aspects. Mr. Xiao was with the Agricultural Economy Department of Southwest Agricultural University for 23 years before he was appointed as Director of the Committee for Peasants and Workers in 1985, a post he held till 1988.

Mr. Xiao studied Agricultural Economics in the Southwest College of Agriculture and the Beijing Agricultural University and graduated in 1960 and 1963 respectively.

Mr. Chen Guo Dong

Mr. Chen Guo Dong graduated from University of Science and Technology of China with a Bachelor's degree of Management in 1987. In 1990, he graduated from Renmin University of China with a Master's degree of Economics and Management, and then held a teaching post for 4 years at Renmin University of China. Mr. Chen joined Lenovo Group in 1994 and served successively as General Manager of Lenovo Industrial Co., Ltd., Vice President of Lenovo Group, Executive Vice President of Legend Capital, Vice President of Legend Holdings and President of Rong Ke Zhi Di Real Estate Co., Ltd. Mr. Chen is now a partner at Zhongguancun M&A Fund (also known as Z-Park Fund).