Mr Erik D. Prince
Mr Ko Chun Shun, Johnson
Mr Luo Ning
Dr Hua Dongyi
Mr Hu Qinggang
Mr Yap Fat Suan, Henry
Professor Lee Hau Leung
Dr Harold O. Demuren
Mr Charles H. Thompson
Mr Chan Kam Kwan, Jason
Mr Fung Man Yin, Sammy
Mr Erik D. Prince aged 46, has been appointed as an executive director and the Chairman of the Company since 10 January 2014. He is also a director of a subsidiary of the Company and the chairman of the Nomination Committee and a committee member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Prince is a US-born entrepreneur, philanthropist, military veteran and private equity investor with business interests in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America in the fields of logistics, aviation services, manufacturing, natural resources development and energy. He is the founder and chairman of Frontier Resource Group, a private equity firm active across the African continent in areas such as exploration, mining and energy development. Mr. Prince is the founder of Blackwater, a global private security company, which he sold in 2010 after successfully growing the company over the course of more than a decade into the premier provider of global security and logistics solutions to the United States Government and others. In addition, Mr. Prince purchased Presidential Airways in 2003 and grew it from a one-plane operation into a global logistics and aviation business with over 70 fixed and rotary wing aircraft operating in Africa, the Middle East and North America; he sold the company in 2010. Mr. Prince was educated at Hillsdale College. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy, where he served as a Navy SEAL officer until 1996.
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Mr Ko Chun Shun, Johnson aged 64, has been an executive director of the Company since 1998 and was re-designated from the Chairman of the Company to a Deputy Chairman of the Company on 10 January 2014. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company and is a committee member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Ko is a non-executive director and an executive director of REORIENT GROUP LIMITED and KuangChi Science Limited, respectively, both of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange"). Mr. Ko has extensive experience in direct investment, merger and acquisition, TMT (Telecommunications, Media and Technology), advertising, electronic manufacturing service, financial service and property investment.
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Mr Luo Ning aged 57, has been an executive director of the Company since October 2006 and was appointed as a Deputy Chairman of the Company on 10 January 2014. Mr. Luo is currently an assistant president of CITIC Group Corporation (a substantial shareholder of the Company), a deputy-chairman of CITIC Guoan Group, the chairman and general manager of CITIC Networks Co., Ltd, and the chairman of CITIC Guoan Information Industry Company Limited (a public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the People's Republic of China ("PRC")). He is also a non-executive director of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited and an executive director of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, both of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, and a non-executive director of Lajin Entertainment Network Group Limited, which is listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange. He also holds directorships in several other subsidiaries of CITIC Group Corporation. Mr. Luo has extensive experience in telecommunication business and holds a bachelor degree in Communication Speciality from The Wuhan People's Liberation Army Institute of Communication Command in the PRC.
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Dr Hua Dongyi aged 52, graduated from Chengdu University of Technology (formerly Chengdu College of Geology) with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in 1984, and also received his Master's Degree and Doctoral Degree in Engineering from China University of Geosciences in 1990 and 1996, respectively.
Dr. Hua has over 20 years' experience in international engineering project bidding, international contract management of consulting projects, project management, project evaluation, cost and risk management and planning, organizing, implementing, operating of major infrastructure project and constructing and developing of large mining projects. Dr. Hua is an executive director of VDM Group Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. He is also a non-executive independent director of Bank of China (New Zealand) Limited in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Mr Hu Qinggang aged 41, has been an executive director of the Company since October 2006. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He has extensive experience in the finance field and had worked in the Finance Department of CITIC Group Corporation (a substantial shareholder of the Company) as the deputy director of the Finance and Planning Division. Mr. Hu holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Beijing University of Technology and a master degree in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in the PRC.
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INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Mr Yap Fat Suan, Henry aged 70, has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2004. He is also the chairman of the Audit Committee and a committee member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Yap holds a master degree in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in the United Kingdom. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has extensive experience in finance and accounting. He retired as the managing director of Johnson Matthey Hong Kong Limited in June 2007 and prior to that appointment he was the general manager of Sun Hung Kai Development (China) Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director of Concord New Energy Group Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, and Brockman Mining Limited, which is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange.
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Professor Lee Hau Leung aged 63, has served as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 24 March 2014. He is also the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a committee member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company. Professor Lee is the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His areas of specialisation include supply chain management, information technology, global logistics system design, inventory planning, and manufacturing strategy. He is the founding and current co-director of the Stanford Value Chain Innovation Initiative. He was elected a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering in 2010. He obtained his Bachelor of Social Science degree in Economics and Statistics from The University of Hong Kong in 1974, his Master of Science degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics in 1975, and his Master of Science and PhD degrees in Operations Research from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006 and an Honorary Doctorate from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in 2008. Professor Lee is an independent non-executive director of 1010 Printing Group Limited and Global Brands Group Holding Limited, both of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He is also an independent external director of Synnex Corporation, a public company listed on The New York Stock Exchange in the United States, and an independent non-executive director of Esquel Enterprises Limited, a private company based in Hong Kong.
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Dr Harold O. Demuren aged 70, has served as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 8 April 2014. Dr. Demuren is an aeronautical engineer and the chief executive officer of Harold Demuren Consulting. With over 40 years of experience in both the public and private sectors of the aviation industry, Dr. Demuren has been a strong proponent of aviation safety and security, especially advocating and spreading safety regulatory oversight on the African continent. He was the chief executive officer of Afrijet Airlines, a successful cargo airline, which had strategic alliances with foreign partners servicing Africa, Europe and the Americas from 1998 to 2005. He is the founder of Evergreen Apple Nigeria, the first fully integrated fixed based operations and maintenance facility hangar in Nigeria. He was appointed as the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority from 2005 to 2013 and was the first to provide vital information to the public on the failed attempt of the "Christmas Day Bomber" in 2009. He successfully attained US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Category One Certification for Nigeria and was the first African to be elected as the President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) General Assembly in Montreal in 2010. For his contribution to aviation safety globally, Dr. Demuren has received numerous awards including the 2010 Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award and the 2014 FSF-Boeing Aviation Safety Lifetime Achievement Award from Flight Safety Foundation. Dr. Demuren holds a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Kiev Institute of Aeronautical Engineers in the former Soviet Union and a Doctor of Science degree in the field of gas turbines, specialising in aircraft jet engines, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Mr Charles H. Thompson aged 44, has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since April 2014. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. Before joining the Group, he was a partner and the executive vice president of Hawke Aerospace Group, a rotary-wing aviation services business, and a managing director and shareholder of Edgeview Partners, a leading U.S. middle market investment banking advisory firm, now part of Piper Jaffray & Co. Mr. Thompson has more than 20 years of industry experience in transportation and aviation through his tenure in operations, principal investing, investment banking and consulting. His network of relationships includes high-level contacts in New York, Washington, D.C., London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Johannesburg and Nairobi. He graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University in New York City.
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Mr Chan Kam Kwan, Jason aged 42, has been the Company Secretary of the Company since 2006. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in Canada with a bachelor degree in Commerce and holds a certificate of Certified Public Accountant issued by the Washington State Board of Accountancy in the United States. He has extensive experience in accounting and corporate finance.
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Mr Fung Man Yin, Sammy aged 56, is the Group Financial Controller of the Company and a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Fung holds a bachelor degree in Economics and Accounting from the Newcastle University, England. Before joining the Company in October 2006, he worked with several international accounting firms and listed companies in England and Hong Kong for over 20 years.
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updated 21st November, 2016
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