Executive Directors

 

Yang Peng (楊鵬)    Chairman, Executive Director and President
Mr. Yang Peng (楊鵬), is our Chairman, executive Director and president of our Group. Mr. Yang has substantial experience in the automobile dealership industry. He is the founder of our Group and has been the president of our Group since March 1998. Mr. Yang is responsible for our Group’s overall business development and strategic planning. Prior to establishing our Group, from January 1998 to October 2001, he served as the deputy general manager of Jiangsu Hangao Information Industry Co., Ltd. (江蘇漢高信息產業股份有限公司). The Hangao Food website of this company (www.hangaofood.com) is the first ‘‘Pilot Urban E-Commerce Project’’ in the PRC and a significant technological breakthrough project under the ‘‘Ninth Five-Year Plan’’. Mr. Yang Peng also worked at the finance department of Xuzhou Transportation Bureau (徐州市交通局財務科) from September 1990 to September 1992. Mr. Yang obtained an EMBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in October 2009.

 

Liu Dongli (柳東靂)     Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Liu Dongli (柳東靂), is an executive Director and vice Chairman of the Board. He has extensive experience in the automobile industry. Mr. Liu joined our Group as vice chairman of the board of the directors in October 2013. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Liu was the executive director of Dongjian Investment Consulting (Shanghai) Company Limited (東堅投資諮詢(上海)有限公司) from June 2012 to September 2013. He also acted as the executive director and the chief investment officer in China ZhengTong Auto Services Holdings Limited (‘‘China ZhengTong’’) (HK stock code: 1728) from August 2010 to May 2012. From August 2009 to July 2010, Mr. Liu was the vice president of Hubei Shengze Industrial Company Limited (湖北聖澤實業有限公司). Prior to this, Mr. Liu worked for China Grand Automotive Service Co., Ltd. (廣匯汽車服務股份有限公司), an automobile dealership group in China, holding the positions of chief operating officer, acting chief executive officer and chief dealership network officer, from October 2007 to July 2009. From October 1999 to September 2007, Mr. Liu held various positions at Shanghai Shenhua Holdings Co., Ltd. (上海申華控股股份有限公司) (Shanghai stock code: 600653), a listed subsidiary of Brilliance Auto Group Co., Ltd. (華晨汽車集團控股有限公司), including the deputy manager of the investment department from 1999 to 2002, secretary of the board of directors and the head of investment department from 2002 to 2003, vice president from May 2002 to October 2007, director of the board from December 2005 to October 2007. Mr. Liu obtained an MBA degree from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in June 2000. Mr. Liu is also currently the vice chairman of the China Auto Dealers Chambers of Commerce and an executive member of China Automobile Dealers Association .

 

Zhao Zhongjie (趙忠階)    Executive Director and Executive President
Mr. Zhao Zhongjie (趙忠階), is an executive Director and executive president responsible for overseeing the business operation and daily administration of our Group since November 2013. Mr. Zhao joined our Group in July 2004 and has held various positions within our Group including secretary of the board of our Group from July 2004 to December 2007, the vice general manager of our Group from January 2007 to October 2010, deputy general manager of the management company in Xuzhou area and the director responsible for investment and development of our Group from October 2010 to March 2012 and deputy chief president responsible for investment and development of our Group from March 2012 to March 2013. He was the executive vice president of our Group from March 2013 and was promoted as the executive president of our Group in November 2013. Mr. Zhao has almost ten years of experience in the automobile dealership industry and his past experiences include overseeing various investments and network development, human resources, financial accounting, business operations of our Group. Mr. Zhao obtained an MBA degree from China Europe International Business School in September 2009.

 

Liu Jian (劉健)    Executive Director and Vice President
Mr. Liu Jian (劉健), is an executive Director and vice president of our Group. Mr. Liu joined our Group in October 2002 and has held various positions within our Group since then. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Liu was the the chief operating officer and the chief marketing officer of our Group. Thereafter, Mr. Liu served as the deputy general manager of Xuzhou Rundong, the general manager of Xuzhou Rundong Zhitian and Xuzhou Rundong Zhicheng since 2006, the assistant general manager of our Group from 2007 to 2008 and the deputy general manager of our Group from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining our Group, he was the secretary of the board of directors and head of the human resources department of Jiangsu Hangao Information Industry Co., Ltd. (江蘇漢高信息產業股份有限公司) from October 1999 to September 2002. Mr. Liu obtained an MBA degree from the School of Business of Nanjing University in June 2010.

 

 

Non-executive Directors

 

Yan Sujian (燕蘇建)    Non-executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Board

Mr. Yan Sujian (燕蘇建), is a non-executive Director and vice chairman of the Board. Mr. Yan joined our Group in March 2003. From March 2003 to May 2010, Mr. Yan was the general manager of our Group. Since then, he has served as the vice chairman of the board of our Group. Prior to joining our Group, he was a deputy general manager of Jiangsu Local Products Company (江蘇省土產公司) from January 1985 to December 1990. From December 1990 to May 1997, he was the committee secretary of the Communist Party of China’s branch in Xuzhou Supply and Sales Company (徐州供銷大廈) and the general manager of that company. He then worked as the deputy head of the standing committee of the Communist Party of China’s branch in Xuzhou Supply and Sales Head Office (徐州供銷總社) from June 1997 to December 1997. Mr. Yan graduated from Nanjing University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Economic Management in July 1995.

 

Independent Non-executive Directors

 

Peng Zhenhuai (彭真懷)    Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Peng Zhenhuai (彭真懷), is an independent non-executive Director. Mr. Peng is a professor in the School of Public Administration and Policy of Renmin University of China, the chief strategic research fellow of China Urban Development Research Institute (中國城市發展研究院) and adistinguished visiting professor of Shih Chien University in Taiwan. He is also an appraiser of bachelor’s thesis in Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (中國農業科學院) and a reviewer of doctoral dissertation in China University of Political Science and Law. Mr. Peng obtained an academic certification that he has the same educational level as a doctoral candidate in economics from Beijing Normal University in February 2010.

 

Mei Jianping    Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Mei Jianping, is an independent non-executive Director. Mr. Mei is currently the deputy dean of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and has been a professor of finance there since 2006. He has been an independent non-executive director of Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Limited (HK stock code: 1238) since June 2008. Mr. Mei received a doctorate degree in economics (finance) from Princeton University in January 1990.

 

Lee Conway Kong Wai (李港衛)    Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Lee Conway Kong Wai (李港衛), is an independent non-executive Director. Mr. Lee has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and auditing, corporate finance, merger and acquisition and initial public offerings. From September 1980 to September 2009, Mr. Lee served as a partner of Ernst & Young and held key leadership positions in the development of Ernst & Young in China. Mr. Lee is currently an independent non-executive director of West China Cement Limited (HK stock code: 2233), Chaowei Power Holdings Limited (HK stock code: 951), GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited (HK stock code: 493), Tibet 5100 Water Resources Holdings Ltd (HK stock code: 1115) and NVC Lighting Holding Limited (HK stock code: 2222), China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd. (HK stock code: 1117), Yashili International Holdings Ltd (HK stock code: 1230) and CITIC Securities Company Limited (HK stock code: 6030, Shanghai stock code: 600030). Mr. Lee also acted as an independent non-executive director of China Taiping Insurance Holdings Company Limited (HK stock code: 966) from October 2009 to August 2013. Mr. Lee has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since October 2007, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia since December 1996, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since September 1983, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since March 1984 and the Macau Society of Certified Practising Accountants since July 1995. Since 2008, Mr. Lee has been a member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Hunan Province. Mr. Lee obtained his post graduate diploma in business at Curtin University of Technology in Australia in February 1988.

 

Xiao Zhengsan (肖政三)    Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Xiao Zhengsan (肖政三), is an independent non-executive Director. Mr. Xiao has been a director of the exhibition department and deputy secretary general of CADA since August 2008. He served as a supervisor of Baocheng Investment Co., Ltd. (寶誠投資股份有限公司) (Shanghai stock code: 600892) from July 2003 to June 2008. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Xiao held various positions in China Huaxing Automobiles Trade (Group) Company Limited (中國華星汽車貿易(集團)有限公司), including the manager, the assistant general manager and the deputy general manager of finance department. Prior to that, Mr. Xiao worked at the Mechanical Electrical Equipment Department of National Trade Ministry of China (國內貿易部機電設備司) as the deputy chief of the machinery division (機械處) from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Xiao obtained a bachelor’s degree in financial accounting from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in July 1984 .

 

 

JOINT COMPANY SECRETARIES

 

Zhou Jian (周健)    Joint Company Secretary
Mr. Zhou Jian (周健), is a joint company secretary of our Company since January 2014. He joined our Group as the secretary of the board of our Group in November 2012. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Zhou was a partner and senior consultant of Beijing GOS Enterprise Management Consulting Company Limited (北京盛高企業管理諮詢公司) from April 2007 to October 2012. Mr. Zhou obtained an MBA degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in October 2005.

 

Ho Siu Pik (何小碧)    Joint Company Secretary
Ms. Ho Siu Pik (何小碧), is a joint company secretary of our Company and was appointed on January 2014. Ms Ho is a director of Corporate Services Division of Tricor Services Limited and a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Ms. Ho has over 20 years of experience in the company secretarial area. Ms. Ho is currently the joint company secretary of China Molybdenum Company Limited (HK stock code: 3993), SITC International Holdings Company Limited (HK stock code: 1308)and Yashili International Holdings Limited (HK stock code: 1230), and the company secretary of China Polymetallic Mining Limited (HK stock code: 2133), Natural Beauty Bio-Technology Limited (HK stock code: 0157) and Sun Art Retail Group Limited (HK stock code: 6808).


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