ZHANG Ruigang, Chairman, aged 55, was appointed as an executive Director and chairman of the Board on 22 April 2016. Mr. Zhang holds postgraduate qualification and doctorate degree in economics, is a certified public accountant (non-practising) and is designated the qualification as a senior economist. In the period between March 1992 and March 2016, Mr. Zhang had served as deputy chief of general office, chief of general office, assistant to director and deputy director of Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (天津經濟技術開發區) (“TEDA”) Audit Bureau, deputy manager and manager of Planning and Finance Department of TEDA Corporation, the director of TEDA Financial Bureau and the director of TEDA State-owned Assets Administration Bureau, deputy director of TEDA Administrative Committee (天津經濟技術開發區管理委員會), deputy director of Tianjin Binhai New Area (“TBNA”) Administrative Committee (天津市濱海新區管理委員會) and first deputy head of the People’s Government of TBNA. Mr. Zhang has been appointed as the chairman of Tianjin Port Group in March 2016.
LI Quanyong, Managing Director, aged 55, was appointed as an executive Director and the managing director of the Company on 8 April 2010. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Li holds a master’s degree in engineering and senior economist qualification, and has over 20 years of experience in operation management and capital operation in listed companies. Mr. Li was the company secretary and deputy general manager of Tianjin Port Co from March 1992 to July 1998. He was a director, company secretary and the general manager of the securities department of Tianjin Port Co from August 1998 to January 2004. Mr. Li was appointed as a director and deputy chief executive officer of Tianjin Port Co in January 2004, the chief executive officer of Tianjin Port Co from February 2007 to April 2010 and the vice chairman of Tianjin Port Co from April 2010 to November 2017. Mr. Li acts as the chief economist of Tianjin Port Group from January 2009 to January 2018. Mr. Li has been appointed as the deputy chief executive officer of Tianjin Port Group in January 2018.
WANG Rui, Deputy General Manager, aged 55, was appointed as an executive Director and deputy general manager of the Company on 28 March 2011. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Wang holds senior engineer qualification. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Tianjin University of Technology and Education (天津職業技術師範學院) in 1987, completed the professional course in Administration Management in Tianjin University in 2000, and holds a postgraduate and master’s degree from Dalian Maritime University (大連海事大學) in Transportation Planning and Management in 2009. Mr. Wang has extensive experience in port management. Mr. Wang joined Tianjin Port Group in 1983; he was the lecturer and the head of department in the Tianjin Water Transport Technical School (天津水運技校) and Tianjin Port Training Centre (天津港培訓中心). He was the deputy general manager, the general manager of Tianjin Port Holdings Co., Ltd. Storage & Transportation Branch (天津港股份有限公司儲運分公司) from 1996 to 2006. Mr. Wang was also the general manager of Tianjin Port International Logistics Development Co., Ltd. (天津港國際物流發展有限公司) from 2006 to 2010.
YU Houxin, aged 53, was appointed as an executive Director on 9 December 2015. Mr. Yu holds a master’s degree in management and senior engineer qualification. Mr. Yu joined Tianjin Port Group in August 1985 and was division head and deputy head of the planning and construction department, head of the corporate development department of Tianjin Port Group; general manager of Tianjin Lingang Chanye Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. (天津臨港產業投資控股有限公司). Mr. Yu has extensive experience in management of construction projects and was the team leader of the preparatory teams for Tianjin Port 300,000-tonne crude oil terminal and LNG terminal. Mr. Yu is currently the head of the planning and construction department of Tianjin Port Group.
SHI Jing, aged 47, was appointed as an executive Director on 16 September 2014. Ms. Shi graduated from the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1992 and a master’s degree in economics in 1995. She has been in corporate finance (domestic and foreign) and financial management for many years. Ms. Shi joined Tianjin Development Holdings Limited (Stock code: 00882) (“Tianjin Development”) since 2005 and has served in various roles including manager of finance department of Tianjin Development Assets Management Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tianjin Development, and general manager of audit and legal affairs department of Tianjin Development. Prior to joining Tianjin Development, she was a commissioner of finance of Ting Hsin International Group (頂新國際集團), vice president of Fengyuan Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (豐元諮詢 (上海) 有限公司) and senior associate of finance department of Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. Ms. Shi is currently the assistant to general manager of Tianjin Development, a director of Tsinlien Group Company Limited (“Tsinlien”) and the assistant to general manager of Tianjin Tsinlien Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. (天津津聯投資控股有限公司), both being the controlling shareholders of Tianjin Development, a director of Leadport Holdings Limited, as well as a director of certain subsidiaries of Tianjin Development and Tsinlien. She is also a non-executive director of Dynasty Fine Wines Group Limited (Stock Code: 00828) and Binhai Investment Company Limited (Stock Code: 02886), companies whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, and a director of Tianjin Lisheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (天津力生製藥股份有限公司) (Stock Code: 002393), a company whose shares are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Japhet Sebastian LAW, aged 66, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 8 September 2005. He is also the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Prof. Law obtained his doctorate degree of Philosophy in mechanical/industrial engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976. He was a Professor in the Department of Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1986 until 2012, the Associate Dean and subsequently the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 1993 until 2002. Prior to returning to Hong Kong, Prof. Law was the director of Operations Research at the Cullen College of Engineering and director of Graduate Studies in Industrial Engineering at the University of Houston, and was also involved with the U.S. Space Program in his career with McDonnell Douglas and Ford Aerospace in the United States. Prof. Law has acted as a consultant for various corporations in Hong Kong and overseas. He is active in public services, having served as a member of the Provisional Regional Council of The Government of the HKSAR and various other government advisory committees, and is also active in serving on the boards of profit, non-profit, and charitable organisations in Hong Kong and overseas. Prof. Law is currently an independent non-executive director of Beijing Capital International Airport Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 00694), Binhai Investment Company Limited (Stock Code: 02886), Regal Hotels International Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 00078) and Shougang Fushan Resources Group Limited (Stock Code: 00639), companies whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 08271) and Tianjin Binhai Teda Logistics (Group) Corporation Limited (Stock Code: 08348), companies whose shares are listed on the GEM of the Stock Exchange.
CHENG Chi Pang, Leslie, aged 60, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 8 September 2005. He is also the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Cheng obtained his master’s degree in Laws (Chinese and Comparative Law) from City University of Hong Kong in July 2009, and a master’s degree in business administration from Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom in 1997. He also obtained his bachelor’s degree in business from Curtin University of Technology, Australia in 1992. Mr. Cheng is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Mr. Cheng is a Certified Public Accountant practising in Hong Kong and has over 30 years of experience in auditing, business advisory and financial management. Mr. Cheng is currently a senior partner of Leslie Cheng & Co. Certified Public Accountants and the chief executive officer of L&E Consultants Limited. Mr. Cheng is currently an independent non-executive director of China Ting Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 03398) and Fortune Sun (China) Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 00352), companies whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Cheng was the chief executive and group financial controller of NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 00659), a company whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, from February 2003 to March 2005 and a director of over 70 subsidiaries and associated companies of NWS Holdings Limited and New World Development Company Limited (Stock Code: 00017), a company whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, from March 1992 to March 2005.
ZHANG Weidong, aged 53, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 28 June 2012. He is also the chairman of the Nomination Committee, a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee. Mr. Zhang holds a master’s degree from Renmin University in Economics, a diploma of Programme for Management Development of Harvard Business School, and held a fellowship from Columbia University in New York. Mr. Zhang is currently the executive director and the deputy chief executive officer of OP Financial Investments Limited (Stock Code: 01140), a company whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He is also the general manager of Jin Dou Development Fund, L.P., a joint venture investee of China Investment Corporation (CIC) and OP Financial Investments Limited, and a partner of Oriental Patron Financial Group primarily responsible for private equity investments. Mr. Zhang has over 13 years of experience in the operation and management of commercial banking, during which he worked in the international business department of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”) with final position level as deputy general manager of department, including 3 years in ICBC Almaty Branch, where he was in charge of treasury, credit lending and office operations. Moreover, Mr. Zhang has 11 years of investment banking experience, served as executive director of ICEA Finance Group (the investment banking arm of ICBC) and managing director of Alpha Alliance Finance Holdings, responsible for corporate finance and sales department respectively. Mr. Zhang is currently an independent non-executive director of ZZ Capital International Limited (Stock Code: 08295), a company whose shares are listed on the GEM of the Stock Exchange.
SUN Bin, aged 40, was appointed as deputy general manager of the Company on 15 December 2017. Mr. Sun obtained a bachelor’s degree in international economic law from Shanghai Maritime Institute (上海海運學院) in 2000 and a master’s degree in international commercial law and European Law from the University of Sheffield in the U.K. in 2003. Since joining Tianjin Port Group in 2010, Mr. Sun had held a number of positions from November 2010 to November 2017, including assistant to head, deputy head and head of the corporate development department of Tianjin Port Group, and chief of the corporate legal advisory office and the secretary to the board of Tianjin Port Group. Before joining Tianjin Port Group, Mr. Sun was head of the business department of Tianjin Lingang Chanye Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. (天津臨港產業投資控股有限公司). Prior to that, Mr. Sun has been working for Sinochem Group (中國中化集團公司) and Sinochem Tianjin Port Petrochemical Warehousing Co., Ltd. (中化天津港石化倉儲有限公司) in legal, compliance control, business preparation and relevant areas.
MA Suqin, Susan, aged 45, was appointed as a deputy general manager of the Company on 28 March 2012. Ms. Ma obtained her master’s degree in Economics from Fudan University in 1999 and subsequently went to the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting scholar in 2008. She is also a CFA charterholder. Ms. Ma is a seasoned investment banker with over 12 years of investment banking experience in Hong Kong and mainland China. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Ma was the Chief Representative of Beijing Representative Office of RBS Asia Corporate Finance Limited. Before that, Ms. Ma was engaged in overseas and mainland China investment banking businesses at Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited, China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Ltd., Everbright Securities Co., Ltd. and China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd.
CHAN Yeuk Kwan, Winnie, aged 49, was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the Company on 1 May 2011. Ms. Chan holds bachelor’s degrees in administrative studies and statistics, and is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Chan joined the Company in September 2007 as finance manager, responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions and corporate regulatory and compliance affairs. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Chan worked at a listed company in Hong Kong and was responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions. Ms. Chan has extensive experience in accounting and financial management.