Directors

 

Executive Director and Co-chairman

Mr. Peng Chi (彭池), aged 56, has over 20 years of experience in real estate development and management of large-scale infrastructure constructions in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”). Mr. Peng obtained a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature from Hubei University in July 1984 and a doctoral degree in History from Wuhan University in 2014. Mr. Peng served as a general manager of Hubei Jingdong Highway Construction and Development Co., Ltd. (湖北荊東高速公路建設開發有限公司) from May 2004 to December 2006. He has served as a chairman of Ramada Hotel Xiamen Co., Ltd. (廈門華美達長升大酒店有限公司) since May 1999; Wuhan Tianshi Property Development Co., Ltd. (武漢市天時物業發展有限責任公司) since May 2004; and Hubei E’dong Yangtze River Highway Bridge Co., Ltd. (湖北鄂東長江公路大橋有限公司) since January 2008. Mr. Peng had been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Zall Smart Commerce Group Ltd. (stock code: 2098) from June 2011 to April 2016 and was re-designated as an executive director from April 2016 to July 2018, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

 

Non-executive Director and Co-chairman

Mr. Yan Zhi (閻志), aged 46, was appointed as a non-executive Director and the Chairman of the Company. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s overall business and investment strategies, as well as supervising its project planning, business and operation management. Mr. Yan Zhi has extensive experience in the logistic industry as well as investment and corporate management experience in various industries including commercial property, wholesale market, finance, real estate, commerce and aviation. Mr. Yan Zhi is an executive director, co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of Zall Smart Commerce Group Ltd. (formerly known as Zall Group Ltd., stock code: 2098), shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Yan Zhi serves as a non-executive director and chairman of Wuhan Hanshang Group Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600774), shares of which are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr. Yan Zhi has been appointed as a director of LightInTheBox, shares of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 30 March 2016, and has been appointed as the chairman of the board since 28 June 2018. Mr. Yan Zhi is the representative of the 13th National People’s Congress of the PRC and was elected as the chairman of the Wuhan Federation of Industry and Commerce and the chairman of the Wuhan Chamber of Commerce in August 2017. Mr. Yan Zhi received a master’s degree in business administration for senior executives from Wuhan University (武漢大學) in February 2008, an executive master of business administration degree at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Management (長江商學院)in September 2013 and a doctorate in Chinese history from Wuhan University (武漢大學) in June 2018.

 

Non-executive Directors

Mr. Xia Yu (夏禹), aged 59, worked in various positions at the finance department of a state-operated organisation from 1981 to 1997. He was the head of the commerce committee, financial controller and general party branch secretary from 1997 to 2000 of a state-operated organisation, and was the chairman of the board of Hubei Xuelong Group Co., Limited*(湖北雪龍集團股份有限公司) from 2000 to 2003. Since 2004, Mr. Xia has been a director of Zall Holdings Company Limited, a company held under the controlling shareholder of the Company, incorporated in the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Xia had been the non-executive Director from 27 October 2016 to 12 December 2018. Mr. Xia obtained a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics from the Correspondence Academy of Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in 1997, and holds the qualification of senior accountant.

 

Executive Directors

Mr. Xie Bingmu (謝炳木), aged 56, was appointed as an executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, an authorised representative and the Compliance Officer of the Company in March 2014. He has been the general manager of WIT since November 2003 and a director of WIT since January 2004. He completed the professional studies in business administration at Fujian Broadcasting University (福建廣播電視大學) in 1986 and completed a postgraduate course conducted by Xiamen University in 2001. He is an accountant in the PRC. Mr. Xie has over 30 years’ experience in port and container terminal business in the PRC. Mr. Xie joined the Group in March 2001. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Xie had worked in an international port company and container terminal company in the PRC for the years between 1997 and 2001.


Mr. Zhang Jiwei (張際偉), aged 56, was appointed as an executive Director in October 2016. Mr. Zhang was the head of the City Design Bureau of Huang Gang City from 1982 to 1997, the head of the Huang Gang City Planning Bureau from 1997 to 2012, and held other positions in the Huang Gang City government from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Zhang obtained a bachelor’s degree in industrial and civil engineering from Wuhan University of Technology (武漢理工大學) in 1982 and a master degree in managerial economics from Nanyang Technological University in 2009.

 

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Lee Kang Bor, Thomas (李鏡波), aged 65, took office as an independent non-executive Director in September 2005. He has been a member and the chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee since September 2005 and is a member of the Nomination Committee of the Group. He graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly Hong Kong Polytechnic) with a higher diploma in accountancy in 1976. He received his bachelor and master of laws degrees from the University of London in 1988 and 1990 respectively. Mr. Lee is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and was called to the Bar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 1990. Mr. Lee is a past president of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and a past president and honorary advisor of Asia Oceania Tax Consultants’ Association. Mr. Lee is the chairman of Thomas Lee & Partners Limited, Certified Tax Advisers. Mr. Lee is an independent non-executive director of Sparkle Roll Group Limited (stock code: 0970), the shares of both these companies are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Lee had been an independent non-executive director of Camsing International Holding Limited (formerly known as Fittec International Group Limited, stock code: 2662), the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, since 21 January 2016 and had been the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the remuneration committee of such company since 4 February 2016, until he resigned from such positions on 31 May 2016.


Dr. Mao Zhenhua (毛振華), aged 55, took office as an independent non-executive Director in January 2016. He has been a member of the Nomination Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company since January 2016. Dr. Mao graduated from Wuhan University with a Doctorate Degree in Economics. Dr. Mao had carried out economic analysis and policies research for the Statistics Bureau of Hubei Province, Hubei Provincial Policy Research Office, Hainan Provincial Government Research Office and the Research Office of the State Council. Dr. Mao is the founder and the chairman of China Chengxin Group and the chief economist of China Chengxin International Credit Rating Co., Ltd. Dr. Mao also serves as the co-director of Institute of Economic Research of Renmin University of China and the dean, professor and doctoral supervisor of Dong Fureng Economic & Social Development School of Wuhan University. He is also a member of each of the National Medical Reform Leadership Group and National Big Data Development Expert Committee, and an adjunct professor of Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He has been a part-time professor of Renmin University of China and Nankai University, as well as the associate director of the Institute of Economic Research in Renmin University of China. Since October 2005, Dr. Mao has been a non-executive director, a member of audit committee and the chairman of strategy committee of U-Home Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 2327), shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.


Mr. Wong Wai Keung, Frederick (黃煒強), aged 63, took office as an independent non-executive Director in April 2014. He has been a member of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company since April 2014 and chairman of the Nomination Committee since October 2015. He has been a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1993 and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1991, and holds a master’s degree in electronic commerce from Edith Cowen University, Western Australia. Mr. Wong has over 35 years of accounting, finance, audit, tax and corporate finance experience and has worked at an international certified public accountants firm and listed companies in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Thailand. Mr. Wong is currently an executive director of Changfeng Energy Inc. (stock code: CFY), the shares of which are listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V), an independent non-executive director, chairman of the audit committee and a member of the remuneration committee of Perfect Group International Holdings Limited (stock code: 3326), the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, and an independent non-executive director, chairman of the audit committee and the risk management committee and member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee of Wah Sun Handbags International Holdings Limited (stock code: 2683), the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Wong had been the chief financial officer of Asia Investment Finance Group Limited (stock code: 0033), the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, since 18 September 2017 and also acted as the company secretary and authorised representative of the company since September 2017 until he resigned from such positions in November 2017. Mr. Wong had been the chief financial officer of APAC Resources Limited (stock code: 1104), the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, since January 2011 and also acted as the company secretary of the company between April 2011 and December 2011 and since February 2013 until he resigned from such positions in July 2016 and served as a consultant to the company between August 2016 and October 2016. Prior to joining APAC Resources Limited, Mr. Wong was the chief financial officer, company secretary and authorised representative of the Company from January 2001 to January 2011. He was also an executive director of Hwa Kay Thai Holdings Limited (now known as China Solar Energy Holdings Limited) (stock code: 0155) from 1996 to 1999, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange.

 

 

Committees

 

Audit committee members
Mr. Lee Kang Bor, Thomas, LLM, FCCA, FCPA (chairman)
Mr. Xia Yu
Dr. Mao Zhenhua
Mr. Wong Wai Keung, Frederick FCA, FCPA


Remuneration committee members

Mr. Lee Kang Bor, Thomas, LLM, FCCA, FCPA (chairman)
Mr. Xia Yu
Dr. Mao Zhenhua
Mr. Wong Wai Keung, Frederick FCA, FCPA


Nomination committee members

Mr. Wong Wai Keung, Frederick FCA, FCPA (chairman)
Mr. Xia Yu
Mr. Lee Kang Bor, Thomas, LLM, FCCA, FCPA
Dr. Mao Zhenhua