Mr. NG Ong Nee (Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and a Member of the Remuneration Committee)
Mr. NG Ong Nee, joined the Board on 3 March 2014 as an Executive Director and was appointed as the Chairman of the Board on 4 August 2015. He is also a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. He has over 30 years of commercial and managerial experience in a variety of businesses and industries, in particular, strategic management, biological business and capital markets. Before joining the Company, he worked as a chief executive officer for a number of companies with multi-national businesses and investments. He has been responsible for leading, developing and the execution of the overall strategy and the day to day operations. He has been an Executive Committee member of the Chinese Enterprises Investment Association since 2013 and he was the vice president of the Hong Kong Australia Investment Association between 2007 and 2012. He was also a past president of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Business Association between 2006 and 2009.
Mr. NG Hoi Yue (Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director)
Mr. NG Hoi Yue, joined the Board on 15 March 2013 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and was re-designated as an Executive Director on 4 August 2015. He is also a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. He is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a fellow member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in England. He has been practising as a certified public accountant in Hong Kong since 1989. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Ulferts International Limited (stock code: 1711), the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “HKEx”). He was an independent non-executive director of Imperial Pacific International Holdings Limited (Stock code: 1076), the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the HKEx, from 21 November 2013 to 11 March 2022.
Mr. James Francis BITTL (Non-Executive Director)
Mr. James Francis BITTL, joined the Board on 16 June 2021. He is currently a candidate of the Executive MBA program at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received his Master of Arts from New York University in January 2011 and his Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College in May 2008. He has ample experience in corporate planning and management. He is currently the managing director of World Force Trading Limited, a company principally engaged in property investment and general trading.
Mr. LIU Ruiqiang (Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee)
Mr. LIU Ruiqiang, joined the Board on 10 June 2021. He graduated from Sun Yat-sen University with major in economics administration in July 1985. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of tax, accounting, auditing and finance. He is currently a certified public accountant of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a senior member of Shenzhen Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a registered tax agent in the PRC. He is also a partner of Shenzhen Yidashanhe Certified Tax Agents Co., Ltd.* ( 深 圳 市 義 達 山 河 稅 務 師 事 務 所 有 限 公 司 ) and a partner and director of Shenzhen Yida Certified Public Accountants Co., Ltd.* ( 深 圳 市 義 達 會 計 師 事 務 所 有 限 責 任 公 司 ).
Mr. LAI Zheng (Independent Non-Executive Director, a Member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee)
Mr. LAI Zheng, joined the Board on 29 March 2022. He has ample experience in corporate financing and management. He has been the managing partner of LQ Pacific Partners Group since 2018, a company principally engaging in private equity financing and advisory services globally, including merger and acquisition, fund raising and initial public offering advisory services. He obtained a bachelor's degree in 測控技術與儀器 (electronic science and technology*) from the Beijing Institute of Technologu in the PRC in 2006.
Mr. WANG Tianshi (Independent Non-Executive Director, a Member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee)
Mr. WANG Tianshi, joined the Board on 29 March 2022. He is experienced in investment and business management. He is currently the managing partner of Hony Ventures, principally engaging in venture capital investments in consumer and technology. He obtained a master's degree in business administration from the Harvard University in 2012.
Ms. LIU Jie (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Ms. LIU Jie, joined the Board on 11 July 2022. She has been in the banking industry for over 14 years before joining Mingya Insurance Brokers Co. Ltd* ( 明 亞 保 險 經 紀 股 份 有 限 公 司 ) (“Mingya”) in 2019. Mingya is a company principally engaged in insurance brokerage services in the PRC and Ms. Liu is currently the senior partner of Mingya. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Hunan University in the PRC in 2003 and further obtained a master’s degree in business administration from Southwest University in the PRC in 2012.
* For identification purpoes only