Leadership

Age 58

Mr. Zhu has been the Chairman of the Board of the Company since March 2020, the Managing Director of the Company since January 2018 and the Executive Director of the Company since August 2016. He also had been the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company from August 2016 to March 2020. Mr. Zhu is chairman of Corporate Governance Committee, Strategic Development Committee, Risk Management Committee, member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Zhu leads overall management and operation, strategic development and human resources management of the Company. He is also director, chairman and president of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder) and vice-chariman and non-executive director of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (listed in Athens) and the director of Hainan Harbor & Shipping Holding Co., Ltd. He had been the manager of China Ocean Shipping Agency Nantong (Penavico Nantong), the deputy general manager of China Ocean Shipping Agency (Shanghai), the deputy general manager of China Ocean Shipping Agency head office, the deputy general manager of COSCO Logistics Co., Ltd., the general manager of China Ocean Shipping Tally Company and the general manager of Dalian Ocean Shipping Company. Mr. Zhu possesses extensive professional knowledge in ocean shipping and logistics management and also has rich experience in corporate operation and management. He graduated from Shanghai Maritime College and obtained a Master’s degree. He is a senior economist.

Age 58

Mr. Ma has been the Non-executive Director of the Company since October 2018 and re-designated as Executive Director of the Company in May 2020, and the member of Strategic Development Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company. He is also Deputy General Manager of the Company and director and vice president of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder). Mr. Ma was the non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong). He was also the deputy head of the human resources and labor department and the research officer of the Ministry of Transport of the PRC, the deputy party secretary and the leader of the discipline inspection team of Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration, the deputy director of the general office and the deputy secretary of Chongqing municipality of the PRC, the party secretary and the deputy general manager of COSCO Logistics Co., Ltd., the party secretary and the deputy general manager of COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited, the supervisor, party secretary and deputy general manager of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd.. Mr. Ma has extensive experience in transportation and logistics management, human resources management and modern corporate governance, etc.. Mr. Ma graduated from the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China majoring in economics and management and is a senior engineer.

Age 51

Mr. Feng has been the Non-executive Director and member of Strategic Development Committee of the Company since January 2018. He is also director of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder), executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong), executive director and chairman of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (listed in Hong Kong), executive director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (listed in Hong Kong), non-executive director of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (listed in Athens) and Qingdao Port International Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong), and director of COSCO SHIPPING Investment Holdings Co., Limited (formerly known as COSCO SHIPPING Financial Holdings Co., Limited) and Hainan Harbor & Shipping Holding Co., Ltd. He was the supervisor of the Strategic Management Implementation Office of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company and COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd., the manager of the Commercial Section of the Trade Protection Division of COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd., the general manager of COSCO (Cayman) Mercury Co., Ltd., the general manager of the Management and Administration Department of COSCO Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., the general manager of COSCO International Freight (Wuhan) Co., Ltd., and the general manager of the Strategy and Corporate Management Division of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited (the ultimate Shareholder). He was also non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong), COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong) and COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong), and also director of COSCO SHIPPING Bulk Co., Ltd.. Mr. Feng has over 20 years of work experience in the shipping industry and has extensive experience in port management and operation, corporate strategy management, business management and container shipping management. He graduated from Wuhan Institute of Water Transportation Engineering, major in Transportation Administrative Engineering and from The University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in Business Administration and is an economist.

Age 46

Mr. Chen has been the Non-executive Director and member of Risk Management Committee of the Company since January 2018. He is also general manager of Finance and Accounting Division of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited (the ultimate Shareholder), director of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder) and non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (listed in Hong Kong), and director of COSCO SHIPPING Specialized Carriers Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai), COSCO SHIPPING Bulk Co., Ltd. and COSCO SHIPPING Investment Holdings Co., Limited (formerly known as COSCO SHIPPING Financial Holdings Co., Limited). Mr. Chen was the deputy head of Risk Control Section under the Planning and Finance Department, the deputy head of the Finance Section under Planning and Finance Department and senior manager of the Finance and Taxation Management Office, the assistant to the general manager of the Finance Department and the deputy general manager of the Finance Department of China Shipping (Group) Company. He was the non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong) and non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong). Mr. Chen has over 20 years of working experience in shipping enterprises and has extensive experience in risks control, taxation management and finance. Mr. Chen obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and is a senior accountant.

Age 71

Mr. Tsui has been the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since February 2004 and is chairman of Nomination Committee, member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. Mr. Tsui is director of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited and also independent non-executive director of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong, namely, Pacific Online Limited, Hua Medicine and Brii Biosciences Limited as well as two companies listed overseas including independent director of ATA Creativity Global (formerly known as ATA Inc.) (listed on NASDAQ) and independent non-executive director of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (listed on NASDAQ). Mr. Tsui graduated from the University of Tennessee, the United States and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering and had completed the Program for Senior Managers in Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the United States. He was the chairman of Hong Kong Securities Institute from 2001 to 2004 and the chief operating officer of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited in 2000 and the adviser and council member of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange from July 2001 to June 2002. He has numerous years of experience in finance and administration, corporate and strategic planning, information technology and human resources management. Mr. Tsui was the chairman and director of WAG Worldsec Corporate Finance Limited and previously served as the independent non-executive director of the listed companies in Hong Kong, namely, Summit Ascent Holdings Limited until his resignation in September 2018, Kangda International Environmental Company Limited until his resignation in April 2019, DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited until his retirement in May 2020 and Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (listed in the Republic of Philippines in December 2012 and delisted in June 2019) until his resignation in November 2020.

Age 67

Mr. Jiang has been the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since April 2007 and is chairman of Remuneration Committee, member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. He is an independent non-executive director of PetroChina Company Limited (listed in Hong Kong, Shanghai and New York) and chairman of Cyber City International Limited. Mr. Jiang is also a director of China Foundation for Disabled Persons and a senior associate at the Judge Business School of Cambridge University of England. He is currently a member of the United Nations Investments Committee. Mr. Jiang received his Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University, Master’s degree from Australian National University and Doctorate’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University of England. Mr. Jiang was the deputy chief of United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund Investment Management Service, a trustee of Cambridge China Development Trust, a director of Zi Corporation, the advisory board member of Capital International Inc. of United States and Rothschild Investment Bank of England and a member of the 11th and 12th Sessions of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the independent non-executive director of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong) until his retirement in May 2018. He has experience in fund management.

Age 71

Mr. Kwong has been the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since July 2020 and is chairman of Audit Committee, member of Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. Mr. Kwong is also independent non-executive director of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong, namely, Agile Group Holdings Limited,  Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, FSE Lifestyle Services Limited (formerly known as FSE Services Group Limited), Henderson Investment Limited, Henderson Land Development Company Limited and NWS Holdings Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (listed in Athens), a fellow subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Kwong was the managing director of the Company from 1998 to 2001. He was an independent non-executive director of OP Financial Limited until his retirement in August 2019, an independent non-executive director of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited until his retirement in May 2020 and an independent non-executive director of China Power International Development Limited until his retirement in June 2021. Mr. Kwong graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1972 and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants respectively. Mr. Kwong was a partner of an international big four accounting firm from 1984 to 1998 and an independent member of the Council of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 1992 to 1997, during which he had also acted as the convener of both the listing committee and the compliance committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He has over 40 years of experience in accounting and auditing.

Senior Management

Age 48

Mr. Liu has been the Deputy General Manager of the Company since April 2018. He is also vice president of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder). Mr. Liu had been the deputy manager of Secretariat of Executive Division, the deputy manager of Secretarial Office of Executive Division, the deputy director and director of Executive Division, the director of Office of Board of Directors/General Manager’s Office of 中國遠洋運輸(集團)總公司 (China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company), the deputy director and director of General Manager’s Office, the director of Office of Board of Directors/General Manager’s Office of China COSCO Holdings Company Limited and the executive director and managing director of the Company. Mr. Liu is familiar with the operation of listed companies and has extensive experience in auditing and corporate management. Mr. Liu obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Nankai University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from China Europe International Business School, and is an accountant.

Age 49

Mr. Wang has been the Deputy General Manager of the Company since April 2018. He is also vice president of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder). Mr. Wang had been the deputy manager of Executives Management Department of Organisation Division/Human Resources Division, the manager of Executives Management Department of Organisation Division/Human Resources Division and the deputy general manager of Organisation Division/Human Resources Division of 中國遠洋運輸(集團)總公司 (China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company), the deputy general manager of Organisation Division/Human Resources Division, general manager of Organisation Division/Human Resources Division of China COSCO Holdings Company Limited, the director of COSCO (Hong Kong) Group Limited, the director of COSCO Shipping Co., Ltd. and the non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (formerly known as COSCO Pacific Limited) and the non-executive director of the Company. Mr. Wang is familiar with the operation of listed companies and has extensive experience in human resources management. Mr. Wang graduated from Renmin University of China, major in Human Resources Management.

Age 59

Mr. Zhou has been the Deputy General Manager of the Company since April 2018. He is also vice president of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder). He had been the deputy division chief of Safety Supervision Bureau of Ministry of Transport of the PRC; the vice consultant, the consultant of the General Office of Ministry of Transport of the PRC; deputy general manager of COSCO International Freight Co., Ltd; deputy general manager of COSCO Logistics Co., Ltd; general manager of COSCO West Asia FZE and general manager of COSRACO L.L.C.. Mr. Zhou has extensive experience in corporate management, strategic operation and logistics, also in transportation management and traffic infrastructure construction aspects. He obtained a Master’s degree in Dalian Maritime University.

Age 58

Mr. Wang has been the Deputy General Manager of the Company since April 2020. He is also vice president of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder). Mr. Wang was the general manager of 天遠國際勞務合作公司 (Tianyuan International Cooperation Company), the general manager of ship management department of 中遠散貨運輸有限公司 (COSCO Bulk Carrier Co., Ltd.), the deputy general manager of 中遠散貨運輸有限公司 (COSCO Bulk Carrier Co., Ltd.) and the general manager of 中遠散貨運輸有限公司 (COSCO Bulk Carrier Co., Ltd.) and the chairman of COSCO SHIPPING (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.. Mr. Wang has extensive experience in the operation and management of bulk carrier, international shipping and corporate management. He holds an Executive Master degree of Business Administration (EMBA) of Nankai University and is a senior engineer.

Age 54

Ms. Chiu has been the Company Secretary of the Company since October 2005. She is also the secretary of six Board Committees of the Company and the company secretary of various subsidiaries of the Company. Ms. Chiu is in charge of corporate governance, legal, company secretarial, investor relations and related matters of the Company. Ms. Chiu obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Wolverhampton in 1996 and completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at the City University of Hong Kong in 1998. Ms. Chiu was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2000. Besides being a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong, she is also a fellow of both The Chartered Governance Institute and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, holding Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional dual designations. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Chiu had worked for various entities including accounting firms, legal firm and listed companies. She is well conversant with business law and company law and has extensive experience and solid knowledge in dealing with the company secretarial, corporate governance and legal matters for private and listed companies.

Age 58

Mr. Zhu has been the Chairman of the Board of the Company since March 2020, the Managing Director of the Company since January 2018 and the Executive Director of the Company since August 2016. He also had been the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company from August 2016 to March 2020. Mr. Zhu is chairman of Corporate Governance Committee, Strategic Development Committee, Risk Management Committee, member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Zhu leads overall management and operation, strategic development and human resources management of the Company. He is also director, chairman and president of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder) and vice-chariman and non-executive director of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (listed in Athens) and the director of Hainan Harbor & Shipping Holding Co., Ltd. He had been the manager of China Ocean Shipping Agency Nantong (Penavico Nantong), the deputy general manager of China Ocean Shipping Agency (Shanghai), the deputy general manager of China Ocean Shipping Agency head office, the deputy general manager of COSCO Logistics Co., Ltd., the general manager of China Ocean Shipping Tally Company and the general manager of Dalian Ocean Shipping Company. Mr. Zhu possesses extensive professional knowledge in ocean shipping and logistics management and also has rich experience in corporate operation and management. He graduated from Shanghai Maritime College and obtained a Master’s degree. He is a senior economist.

Age 58

Mr. Ma has been the Non-executive Director of the Company since October 2018 and re-designated as Executive Director of the Company in May 2020, and the member of Strategic Development Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company. He is also Deputy General Manager of the Company and director and vice president of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder). Mr. Ma was the non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong). He was also the deputy head of the human resources and labor department and the research officer of the Ministry of Transport of the PRC, the deputy party secretary and the leader of the discipline inspection team of Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration, the deputy director of the general office and the deputy secretary of Chongqing municipality of the PRC, the party secretary and the deputy general manager of COSCO Logistics Co., Ltd., the party secretary and the deputy general manager of COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited, the supervisor, party secretary and deputy general manager of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd.. Mr. Ma has extensive experience in transportation and logistics management, human resources management and modern corporate governance, etc.. Mr. Ma graduated from the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China majoring in economics and management and is a senior engineer.

Age 51

Mr. Feng has been the Non-executive Director and member of Strategic Development Committee of the Company since January 2018. He is also director of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder), executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong), executive director and chairman of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (listed in Hong Kong), executive director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (listed in Hong Kong), non-executive director of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (listed in Athens) and Qingdao Port International Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong), and director of COSCO SHIPPING Investment Holdings Co., Limited (formerly known as COSCO SHIPPING Financial Holdings Co., Limited) and Hainan Harbor & Shipping Holding Co., Ltd. He was the supervisor of the Strategic Management Implementation Office of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company and COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd., the manager of the Commercial Section of the Trade Protection Division of COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd., the general manager of COSCO (Cayman) Mercury Co., Ltd., the general manager of the Management and Administration Department of COSCO Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., the general manager of COSCO International Freight (Wuhan) Co., Ltd., and the general manager of the Strategy and Corporate Management Division of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited (the ultimate Shareholder). He was also non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong), COSCO SHIPPING Energy Transportation Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong) and COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong), and also director of COSCO SHIPPING Bulk Co., Ltd.. Mr. Feng has over 20 years of work experience in the shipping industry and has extensive experience in port management and operation, corporate strategy management, business management and container shipping management. He graduated from Wuhan Institute of Water Transportation Engineering, major in Transportation Administrative Engineering and from The University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in Business Administration and is an economist.

Age 46

Mr. Chen has been the Non-executive Director and member of Risk Management Committee of the Company since January 2018. He is also general manager of Finance and Accounting Division of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited (the ultimate Shareholder), director of COSCO SHIPPING (Hong Kong) Co., Limited (direct controlling Shareholder) and non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited (listed in Hong Kong), and director of COSCO SHIPPING Specialized Carriers Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai), COSCO SHIPPING Bulk Co., Ltd. and COSCO SHIPPING Investment Holdings Co., Limited (formerly known as COSCO SHIPPING Financial Holdings Co., Limited). Mr. Chen was the deputy head of Risk Control Section under the Planning and Finance Department, the deputy head of the Finance Section under Planning and Finance Department and senior manager of the Finance and Taxation Management Office, the assistant to the general manager of the Finance Department and the deputy general manager of the Finance Department of China Shipping (Group) Company. He was the non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong) and non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong). Mr. Chen has over 20 years of working experience in shipping enterprises and has extensive experience in risks control, taxation management and finance. Mr. Chen obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and is a senior accountant.

Age 71

Mr. Tsui has been the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since February 2004 and is chairman of Nomination Committee, member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. Mr. Tsui is director of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited and also independent non-executive director of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong, namely, Pacific Online Limited, Hua Medicine and Brii Biosciences Limited as well as two companies listed overseas including independent director of ATA Creativity Global (formerly known as ATA Inc.) (listed on NASDAQ) and independent non-executive director of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (listed on NASDAQ). Mr. Tsui graduated from the University of Tennessee, the United States and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering and had completed the Program for Senior Managers in Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, the United States. He was the chairman of Hong Kong Securities Institute from 2001 to 2004 and the chief operating officer of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited in 2000 and the adviser and council member of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange from July 2001 to June 2002. He has numerous years of experience in finance and administration, corporate and strategic planning, information technology and human resources management. Mr. Tsui was the chairman and director of WAG Worldsec Corporate Finance Limited and previously served as the independent non-executive director of the listed companies in Hong Kong, namely, Summit Ascent Holdings Limited until his resignation in September 2018, Kangda International Environmental Company Limited until his resignation in April 2019, DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited until his retirement in May 2020 and Melco Resorts and Entertainment (Philippines) Corporation (listed in the Republic of Philippines in December 2012 and delisted in June 2019) until his resignation in November 2020.

Age 67

Mr. Jiang has been the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since April 2007 and is chairman of Remuneration Committee, member of Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. He is an independent non-executive director of PetroChina Company Limited (listed in Hong Kong, Shanghai and New York) and chairman of Cyber City International Limited. Mr. Jiang is also a director of China Foundation for Disabled Persons and a senior associate at the Judge Business School of Cambridge University of England. He is currently a member of the United Nations Investments Committee. Mr. Jiang received his Bachelor’s degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University, Master’s degree from Australian National University and Doctorate’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University of England. Mr. Jiang was the deputy chief of United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund Investment Management Service, a trustee of Cambridge China Development Trust, a director of Zi Corporation, the advisory board member of Capital International Inc. of United States and Rothschild Investment Bank of England and a member of the 11th and 12th Sessions of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and the independent non-executive director of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (listed in Shanghai and Hong Kong) until his retirement in May 2018. He has experience in fund management.

Age 71

Mr. Kwong has been the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since July 2020 and is chairman of Audit Committee, member of Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company. Mr. Kwong is also independent non-executive director of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong, namely, Agile Group Holdings Limited,  Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited, FSE Lifestyle Services Limited (formerly known as FSE Services Group Limited), Henderson Investment Limited, Henderson Land Development Company Limited and NWS Holdings Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (listed in Athens), a fellow subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Kwong was the managing director of the Company from 1998 to 2001. He was an independent non-executive director of OP Financial Limited until his retirement in August 2019, an independent non-executive director of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited until his retirement in May 2020 and an independent non-executive director of China Power International Development Limited until his retirement in June 2021. Mr. Kwong graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1972 and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants respectively. Mr. Kwong was a partner of an international big four accounting firm from 1984 to 1998 and an independent member of the Council of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 1992 to 1997, during which he had also acted as the convener of both the listing committee and the compliance committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He has over 40 years of experience in accounting and auditing.