Mr. ZHAO Yong, aged 56, joined the Company as an executive Director and the chairman of the Board in April 2013. Mr. Zhao is the chairman and director both Sichuan Changhong Electronics Holding Group Company Limited (“Sichuan Changhong Holding”, and collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Sichuan Changhong Electric Group”) and Sichuan Changhong Electric Co., Limited (“Sichuan Changhong”) and also served as the deputy mayor of Mianyang, Sichuan Province, the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) from June 2001 to June 2004. He is also the chairman and director of the Company’s subsidiaries of Changhong IT Information Products Company Limited (“Changhong IT”), Changhong IT Digital Technology Co., Ltd. (“Changhong IT Digital”), Beijing Changhong IT Intelligence System Co., Ltd. (“Changhong IT Intelligence”) and Sichuan Changhong IT Duolayouhuo E-Commerce Co., Ltd. (“Duolayouhuo”). He holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Doctoral Degree in Engineering and Thermal Dynamics Engineering from Tsinghua University（清華大學）in the PRC and has more than 26 years of experience in general management.
Mr. ZHU Jianqiu, aged 57, joined the Company as an executive Director and the president of the Company in April 2013. Mr. Zhu is responsible for the overall operation and management of the Group (to be defined below). Mr. Zhu is also the director and chief executive officer of each of the following subsidiaries of Changhong IT, Changhong IT Digital, Changhong IT Intelligence, Changhong IT (Hong Kong) Information Products Co., Ltd. (“Changhong IT Information”) and Duolayouhuo, and the executive director of Changhong (Hong Kong) Enterprises Limited. He obtained a Doctoral Degree in Economics from Renmin University and a Bachelor Degree in 1984 from Northeast University in the PRC and has more than 21 years of experience in information technology (“IT”) industry management.
Mr. YANG Jun, aged 49, joined the Company as an executive Director in May 2007. Mr. Yang is primarily responsible for the capital operation of the Group. He is a director both Sichuan Changhong Holding and Sichuan Changhong, and is also the duty general manager of Sichuan Changhong Holding. He serves in various positions within the Sichuan Changhong Electronics Group. He is also the director each of the following subsidiaries of Changhong IT, Changhiong IT Digital, Changhong IT Intelligence, Changhong IT Information and Duolayouhuo. He graduated from Chengdu Technological University（成都工業學院）in June 1991 and completed a master degree programme on business administration at the Business School of Sichuan University（四川工商管理學院）in July 2005. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate investment and corporate governance.
Mr. LUO Yongping, aged 44, joined the Company as an executive Director in January 2019. Mr. Luo is principally responsible for the investment and business merger of the Group. He holds a management position in Sichuan Provincial Investment Group Co., Ltd. (“Sichuan Provincial Investment Group”) and serves as directors in certain subsidiaries of Sichuan Provincial Investment Group (such as Sichuan Investment Management Co., Ltd.). Mr. Luo obtained a bachelor’s degree in Archival science from Sichuan University in July 1997 and a master’s degree in history from Sichuan University in July 2000 and has over 10 years experience in corporate management.
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECTIVE DIRECTORS
Mr. Jonathan CHAN Ming Sun, aged 47, joined the Company as an independent nonexecutive Director in February 2007. Mr. Chan was appointed as the chairman of each of the Audit Committee and remuneration committee of the Company, and a member of the nomination committee of the Company. He is an Investment Manager of Sprint Asset Management Limited. He is also acting as the independent non-executive director of each of the following listed companies on the Stock Exchange, namely Shenyang Public Utility Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 747), China Dredging Environment Protection Holdings Limited (stock code: 871), Hao Tian Development Group Limited (stock code: 474), Up Energy Development Group Limited (stock code: 307)(Note) and Fujian Nuoqi Co., Ltd. (stock code: 1353). He was the independent non-executive director of each of the following listed companies on the Stock Exchange, namely Far East Holdings International Limited (stock code: 36), during 14 November 2014 to 18 July 2017, L&A International Holdings Limited (stock code: 8195), during 25 September 2014 to 3 March 2017, Focus Media Network Limited (stock code: 8112), during 21 April 2015 to 27 November 2015, and Dining Concepts Holdings Limited (stock code: 8056), during 27 July 2016 to 12 December 2018. He obtained his Bachelor Degree of Commerce in Accounting and Computer Information System from University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and CPA, Australia. He has over 20 years of experience in investment and corporate finance.
Mr. GAO Xudong, aged 53, has over 28 years of experience in economics and corporate governance research. He has been an independent director of Gridsum Holding Inc. (a company listed on NASDAQ, stock code: GSUM) since 2006. Mr. Gao obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1988, a master’s degree in economics from Renmin University of China in 1991, and a doctor’s degree in management from Sloan School of Management in Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003. Mr. Gao is a vice director of Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University, a chair professor at Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University and a professor at School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. He has been a member of the Expert Committee for Telecommunication Economy of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology since January 2010.
Mr. MENG Qingbin, aged 39, has over 15 years of experience in investment and financial theory study and practice. Mr. Meng obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a bachelor’s degree in science from Tianjin University in 2003, a master’s degree in science from Nankai University in 2006, and a doctor’s degree in finance from Nankai University in 2009. Mr. Meng is an associate professor and an instructor of doctorate students at the School of Business of Renmin University of China. He serves as independent director of Puhui Wealth Investment Management Co. Ltd. (a company listed on NASDAQ, stock code: PHCF), Bank of Tangshan and China Bohai Bank.