INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Mr. Cheuk Wa Pang, aged 58, was appointed as an independent non-executive director since 20 March2007. Mr. Cheuk is currently the chief financial officer and the qualified accountants of Lee KeeHoldings Limited (stock code: 637), the shares of which are listed on the main board of The StockExchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Cheuk has extensive experience in accounting and auditingMr. Cheuk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, aMaster degree in Applied Finance and a Master degree in Business Administration from MacquarieUniversity in Australia. Mr. Cheuk is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered CertifiedAccountants and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also amember of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.
Professor Hua Min, aged 72, was appointed as an independent non-executive director since 20 March2007. He is a professor and doctoral candidates adviser and has taught and conducted research inworld economics, China economics and international economics at Fudan University and the chief othe Academic Committee of School of Economics of Fudan University since 1990. He has extensiveexperience in economics. Professor Hua graduated from Fudan University with a Bachelor degree inPolitical Economics in 1982 and obtained a Doctoral degree in Economics from Fudan University in1993. From March 2008 to February 2010, he was the Specially Appointed Policy-Making AdvisoryExpert of the People's Government of Shanghai City. Since 2004, Professor Hua has also been anindependent non-executive director and a member of the audit committee of Shanghai InternationalShanghai Growth Investment Limited (stock code: 770), the shares of which are listed on the MarBoard of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Mr. Hu Xuefa, aged 60, was appointed as an independent non-executive director since 30 Ma2018. He has been a qualified senior engineer (professor level) in Shanghai, the People's Republic ofChina (“PRC”) since February 2013. He obtained a master's degree in Executive Master of BusinessAdministration from China Europe International Business School in 2011. In 2008 and 2003, Mr.Huobtained a doctorate degree in Engineering and a master's degree in Mechanical Engineeringrespectively,from Northeastern University, the PRC.
Mr. Hu has extensive experience in the steel industry. From April to November 2017, he was thegeneral manager of Rizhao Steel Holdings Group Company Ltd. From April 2014 to March 2017. hewas an executive director and the general manager of Baosteel Stainless Steel Co.. Ltd. From March2011 to April 2014, Mr.Hu was the assistant general manager and general manager of Planning andDevelopment Department of Baosteel Group Limited. Mr. Hu worked as an assistant general manageiof Baosteel Company Limited between April 2010 and March 2011 and the general manager of BaosteelPlate Company between April 2008 and April 2010. From August 1999 to April 2008. Mr. Hu was thedeputy general manager of Baosteel Group Pu Steel Company
Prof. ChenXin, aged 47, wasappointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 16 December2021. He graduated from 華中理工大學 (which iscurrently known as 華中科技大學 (Huazhong University of Science andTechnology)), the People’s Republic of China, in July 1996 witha bachelor’sdegree of economics specializing in international trade. He obtained the degreeof doctorof philosophy at the University of Minnesota, the UnitedStates, in August 2005.
Prof. Chen hasextensive teaching experience in relation to accounting. He worked as anassociate professor inaccounting at Antai College of Economics and Management of the Shanghai JiaoTong University fromJanuary 2006 to December 2016. He has then been working as an associateprofessor,and now as aprofessor, in accounting at the Shanghai Advanced Institution of Finance ofShanghai Jiao TongUniversity since January 2017.
Prof. Chen is amember of The 12th Session Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s PoliticalConsultative Conference. He is currently an external director of YunnanProvince Investment Holdings GroupLimited (the “Yunnan Investment Group”) and its group company, namely Yunnan Province AssetManagement Limited. Yunnan Investment Group principally engages in management of capital forinfrastructure construction at provincial level and is owned by the State-ownedAssets SupervisionManagement Committee of Yunnan People’s Government and the Department ofFinance of YunnanProvince. He is also the chairman of the board and an external director ofYunnan Province CreditImprovement Limited. Prof. Chen is an independent director of Jiangxi FinancialLeasing Co.,Ltd.
Prof. Chen iscurrently an independent director of Xiamen Bank Co., Ltd. (stock code:601187.SH) since July 2021and Zhejiang Supcon Technology Co., Ltd. (stock code: 688777.SH) since January 2021, the sharesof both companies are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. He also acted asan independentdirector of Cubic Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (a company whose shares arelisted on the Shenzhen StockExchange with stock code: 300344) from June 2020 to May 2021.
Mr. Leung Mam Fai, aged 58, joined the Group in 2007 as the chief financial officer and companysecretary of the Group. Mr. Leung has extensive experience in accounting and finance. Before joiningthe Group. Mr. Leung served as a financial controller and company secretary of a private companyduring 2003 to 2006. From 1996 to 2003, he served various roles including financial controllercompany secretary and finance manager in several listed companies within the ITC Corporationcurrently known as PT International Development Corporation Limited, stock code: 372), the sharesof which are listed on main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He also worked as asenior accountant during 1992 to 1996 in Hopewell Holdings Limited, which was delisted from the mainboard of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 3 May 2019. Mr. Leung received a Bachelorof Arts degree in Accountancy from the City University of Hong Kong. He is a fellow member otthe Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Association ofChartered Certified Accountants.