Mr. Lu Changqing, aged 41, is the Chairman and President of the Group. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s strategic planning and operation and management. He has 20 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. Before joining our Group in November 2007, Mr. Lu was an executive Director and joint company secretary of China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited, a listed company on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Mr. Lu has a bachelor’s degree in economics. He was appointed as a Director and vice president on 3 April 2008, and was appointed as president on 22 March 2016, and was appointed as the chairman of our Group in November 2017. Mr. Lu is also a chairman of J.K. Life Insurance Corporation.
Ms. MA Qingmei, aged 40, an executive director of our Group and the chairman of Tianjin Zhongwang, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, is principally responsible for the planning, operation and management of Tianjin Zhongwang. After joining Liaoning Zhongwang in 2007, Ms. Ma worked with the smelting and casting mill of Liaoning Zhongwang. She has been appointed as a deputy general manager of Liaoning Zhongwang since January 2011 and was responsible for extrusion technology and quality management system of Liaoning Zhongwang for the period from April 2016 to September 2017. Ms. Ma was appointed as the chairman of Tianjin Zhongwang in September 2017，and was appointed as the executive director of our Group in November 2017. Ms. Ma has held the position of deputy president of China Nonferrous Metal Industry Association since June 2017. Ms. Ma achieved a master degree in Physical Chemistry of Metallurgy from Northeastern University in March 2007 and is studying a doctoral degree in materials processing engineering at Northeastern University.
Mr. CHEN Yan, aged 38, is a Non-executive Director and a Vice President of our Group. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s internal auditing. He is also a member of the board of directors of 20 subsidiaries including Liaoning Zhongwang and Tianjin Zhongwang. He has 16 years of experience in aluminium processing industry. Mr. Chen has held various positions in financial and operation management since he joined our Group in August 2001. Mr. Chen received a diploma in accounting computerisation from Liaoning Taxation College (辽宁税务高等专科学校), China in 2001 and a certificate for intermediate-level accountant from the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China (中华人民共和国财政部) in 2005. He was appointed as an Executive Director on 3 April 2008 and re-designated as non-executive Director on 19 August 2016.
Mr. LIU Zhisheng, aged 43, a non-executive director of our Group and a director and deputy general manager of Liaoning Zhongwang, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, is principally responsible for the financial matters of Liaoning Zhongwang. He has 17 years of experience in aluminum-processing industry. After joining Liaoning Zhongwang in August 2000, Mr. Liu Zhisheng held a number of managerial positions in finance and operation. Mr. Liu Zhisheng received a diploma in computerised accounting from Liaoning Provincial College of Finance in China in July 2000, and obtained an intermediate accountant certificate from the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China in September 2003. He has been appointed as a deputy general manager of Liaoning Zhongwang since March 2006, and he was appointed as a non-executive director of our Group in November 2017.
Mr. ZHANG Hui, aged 39, a non-executive director of our Group and the chairman and general manager of Yingkou Zhongwang Aluminium Company Limited (“Yingkou Zhongwang”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, is principally responsible for the planning, operation and management of Yingkou Zhongwang. He is also a member of the board of directors of 14 subsidiaries including Tianjin Zhongwang. After joining Liaoning Zhongwang in 1997, Mr. Zhang has been responsible for the production and sale of aluminium extrusion. He was appointed as a deputy general manager of Liaoning Zhongwang since December 2011 and the chairman and general manager of Yingkou Zhongwang in October 2016, and was appointed as a non-executive director of our Group in November 2017. Mr. Zhang achieved a professional certificate of Machinery Electric at Shenyang University of Technology in April 2003.
Mr. WONG Chun Wa, aged 43, is an Independent Non-executive Director. He established ACT Business Consultants Limited and RIW C.P.A. Limited in December 2006 and April 2008, respectively, and has been a director of each of these entities since then. He worked at KPMG from 1999 to 2001 and Ernst & Young from 2001 to 2004. He acted as an Independent Non-executive Director and the Chairman of the audit committee of Maanshan Iron & Steel Company Limited, a company listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai between August 2005 and August 2011. He has been a supervisor of Maanshan Iron & Steel Company Limited since August 2011. He has been serving as an independent non-executive director of the Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed Chongqing Iron & Steel Company Limited since June 2015. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong in 1996. Mr. Wong Chun Wa is a certified public accountant in Hong Kong and a fellow member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He was appointed as a Director on 1 August 2008.
Mr. WEN Xianjun, aged 54, is an Independent Non-executive Director. Since April 2008, Mr. Wen has been a member of the party committee (常委) and the vice chairman (副会长) of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (中国有色金属工业协会). He has over 30 years’ experience in the nonferrous metals industry. Mr. Wen served as an independent director of Henan Zhongfu Industrial Co., Ltd., a Shanghai listed company (October 2009 to November 2014), and an independent director of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd. (April 2011 to October 2014), Suzhou Lopsking Aluminium Co. Ltd. (October 2013 to October 2014) and Jiaozuo Wanfang Aluminium Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (July 2013 to February 2016), these are Shenzhen listed companies. Mr. Wen was the vice president and general secretary of the aluminium branch of, and the director of the aluminium department of, China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association from 2006 to 2008. He was the director of the Industry Administration Department of the State Nonferrous Metals Industry Administration of China (中国国家有色金属工业局工业管理司) from 1998 to 2000. He served as an engineer in the technology bureau, and deputy director of the investment and operation department, of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Corporation (中国有色金属工业总公司) from 1990 to 1992 and from 1996 to 1998, respectively. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Wen was a deputy director of the Development and Exchange Centre of China Nonferrous Metals Industry Technology (中国有色金属技术开发交流中心). He served as an assistant engineer in Beijing General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (北京有色金属研究总院) from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Wen received a bachelor’s degree in metallic materials from Central South University (中南大学) (formerly known as Central South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (中南矿冶学院)), China in 1984 and a master’s degree in metallic materials from Beijing General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (北京有色金属研究总院), China in 1990. He received the title of professor-level senior engineer (教授级高级工程师) from China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association in 2007. He was appointed as a Director on 1 August 2008.
Mr. SHI Ketong, aged 48, is an Independent Non-executive Director. Mr. Shi is a senior partner of the Beijing office of Jincheng & Tongda Law Offices (金诚同达律师事务所)where he has been a full-time lawyer since 2001 and he gained 16 years of experience in practicing corporate and securities law in the People's Republic of China and in advising clients in matters related to merger and acquisition transactions and corporate restructuring. He has been serving as an independent Director of Shenzhen-listed Kee Ever Bright Decorative Technology Co., Ltd, since June 2015. Prior to joining Jincheng & Tongda Law Offices, he practised law at King & Capital Law Firm in Beijing (北京京都律师事务所) from 2 000 to 2001 and at Shandong Luzhong Law Offices (山东鲁中律师事务所) from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Shi received a bachelor’s degree in economic law from China University of Political Science and Law (中国政法大学),, China in 1992. He was appointed as a Director on 12 August 2008.
Mr. LO Wa Kei, Roy, aged 46, is an Independent Non-executive Director. Mr. Lo has 24 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and finance. Mr. Lo is the Managing Partner of Shinewing (HK) CPA Limited. He has been serving as an independent Non-Executive Director of Sun Hing Vision Group Holdings Limited, Sheen Tai Holdings Group Company Limited, China Oceanwide Holdings Limited (previously known as Hutchison Harbour Ring Limited) and Xinming China Holdings Limited, all of which are Hong Kong listed companies, since 1999, 2012, 2014 and 2015, respectively. He also served as an independent Non-Executive Director of United Photovoltaics Group Limited (previously known as Time Infrastructure Holdings Limited) and North Mining Shares Company Limited (previously known as “Sun Man Tai Holdings Company Limited”). Mr. Lo received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hong Kong in 1993 and a master’s degree in professional accounting from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2000. He is a certified public accountant, a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of CPA Australia and an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Lo is also the founding Executive Vice-President and council member of the Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Director Association. He was appointed as a Director on 11 February 2009.
Mr. KOT Man Tat, aged 45, is the Chief Financial Officer of our Company. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s finance and accounting. Mr. Kot has 21 years’ experience in accounting and financial management. Mr. Kot graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996 with the degree of bachelor in business administration. He had worked with KPMG and Ernst & Young auditing division, and served as head of corporate finance with Zhongsheng Group Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange). Prior to joining the Group, he served as senior vice president with a private equity firm. Mr. Kot was appointed as a chief financial officer of our Company on 28 June 2016.
Mr. CUI Weiye, aged 39, is a Vice President and Joint Company Secretary of the Company. He is primarily responsible for the capital market operations of the Company. He also serves on the board of Zhongwang Aluminium Company Limited and Hongkong Zhongwang Investment Limited, the indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Cui worked for China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited before joining the Company. After joining the Company in December 2007, Mr. Cui served as director of capital market department. Mr. Cui has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Shandong University and an MBA degree from Capital University of Economics and Business. He was appointed as a joint company secretary of our Company on 28 June 2016 and appointed as a vice president of our Company on 5 July 2016. Mr. Cui became a director of June Life Insurance Company Limited on 24 February 2017, as approved by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.
Ms. LI Beibei, aged 37, is Vice President of the Company in charge of global public relations and brand management.Ms. LI has double bachelor’s degrees in Management and English.Prior to joining the Company, Ms. LI worked for Burson-Marsteller, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and UPS. She has extensive experience in public relations, government affairs as well as corporate social responsibility.Ms LI joined the Company in July 2009 and was formerly Director of Public Relations. She has been responsible for the Company’s day-to-day public relations, brand management, issues management, media relations, corporate social responsibility, investor relations, etc.In January 2016, she was appointed as Vice President of the Company.
Mr. TANG Yanjie, aged 47, is the Director of the International Business Development Department of the Company. He is primarily responsible for the development of the Company’s overseas businesses and overseas mergers and acquisitions. Before joining the Company, Mr. Tang worked successively at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Beijing Foreign Studies University, and Encore International, Inc. (Beijing). After joining the Company in July 2010, Mr. Tang served as Director of investor relations. Mr. Tang has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University and a master degree in media and communication regulation from London School of Economics and Political Science. On 5 July 2016, he was appointed as Vice President of the Company.
Mr. DENG Jun, aged 49, is the Global Legal Director of the Company. He is primarily responsible for the global legal affairs of the Company. Mr. Deng worked at the Hong Kong office of Morrison & Foerster as senior legal counsel, and worked respectively as senior legal counsel at Avenue Capital Group and Chinadotcom during different periods. He joined the Company in January 2017. Mr. Deng has a bachelor’s degree in international law from Wuhan University, a master degree in international politics from Villanova University, the United States and an LLM from the Law School of Capital University, the United States.
Mr. LI Pengwei, aged 34, is a deputy general manager of Liaoning Zhongwang. He is primarily responsible for Liaoning Zhongwang’s research and development. He also serves on the board of Liaoning Zhongwang Science & Technology Company Limited, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. After joining Liaoning Zhongwang in 2007, Mr. Li has been working at its research and development centre and was appointed as a deputy general manager of Liaoning Zhongwang in March 2012. Mr. Li has been serving as a deputy managing director of China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association and managing director of the Strategic Alliance for Aluminium Fabrication Industry Technology Innovation of Liaoning Province since 2014 and 2015 respectively. Mr. Li has a bachelor’s degree in metal materials engineering from Heilongjiang University of Science and Technology and a master’s degree in materials process engineering from the School of Metallurgy, Northeastern University.