INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Mr. Ho Chi Kin
Mr. Ho Chi Kin, aged 50, is an executive Director, the chief executive officer and a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company with effect from 16 December 2019 and holds directorship of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Ho has extensive experience in charge of operation and development of online social platform, online advertising service business and launch of mobile online games in mainland China. In addition, he has over 20 years of experience in wealth management services in the United States of America, Hong Kong and mainland China, providing independent financial consulting services for high-end customers, focusing on corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and assisting domestic clients with managing assets in their overseas listings. Mr. Ho has been an executive director, the chief financial officer and a member of the executive committee of the board of Daohe Global Group Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 915), since 2018. He was also the company secretary and authorised representative of Daohe Global Group Limited from 2018 to 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Ho began his career as an accountant at Tang & Wong CPAs in Hawaii in 1993. From the year of 2000 to 2005, he was a partner of CCP C.P.A. Limited where he handled a variety of portfolios in auditing and assurance service in the fields of properties, manufacturing, construction, trading and retailing business, hotels and financial institutions. From the year of 2005 to 2016, Mr. Ho was a founder and managing director of TAKA International Corporation, which is a professional firm for provision of corporate restructuring, company secretarial and accounting services in mainland China. TAKA International Corporation was acquired by Vistra Group in 2014. Mr. Ho holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Hawaii Pacific University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Ho is a qualified accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Yang Xin Min
Mr. Yang Xin Min, aged 69, senior economist, is the founding chairman and substantial shareholder of the Company. Mr. Yang graduated from the Beijing Economics Correspondence College. Since August 1977, Mr. Yang has been the general manager of all predecessor entities of the Group. Mr. Yang has over 30 years’ experience in the research, production management and international market development of zirconium chemicals.
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Dr. Cheng Faat Ting Gary
Dr. Cheng Faat Ting Gary, aged 51, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in November 2001. He is the chairman of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Dr. Cheng is currently an independent non-executive director of Niche-Tech Group Limited (stock code: 8490) since May 2018. In 2011, Dr. Cheng graduated with a Doctor of Business Administration from the City University of Hong Kong with research area in “Independent Non-Executive Director (“INED”) and Corporate Governance”. He is one of few practicing CPA in Hong Kong with DBA degree of research area concentrated in INED study. Dr. Cheng is a Fellow Certified Public Accountant in both Hong Kong and the United States of America (“USA”) and a Certified Tax Advisor of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. Dr. Cheng received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Honours) and Master’s degree of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, USA, in 1992 and 1994 respectively. Dr. Cheng had worked at the audit division of the international accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and has over 24 years of experience in financial reporting, business advisory, auditing, accounting, tax investigation and liquidation. Dr. Cheng is currently the managing director of Gary Cheng CPA Limited. For public services, Dr. Cheng currently serves as chairman of CityU Eminence Society, charter president of the Lion Club of Huaxia Hong Kong and committee member of Social Welfare Advisory Committee of HKSAR.
Mr. Poon Lai Yin Michael
Mr. Poon Lai Yin, Michael, aged 47, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company in January 2010. Mr. Poon had acted as the chief financial officer in two companies listed on the GEM of the Stock Exchange since 2002, and was mainly responsible for the overall financial management, internal control function and accounting function. Mr. Poon has over 20 years of experience in financial reporting, business advisory, auditing, taxation, accounting, merger and acquisition. Mr. Poon is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of CPA Australia and a practicing member of Asset Management Association of China. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies with York University in Canada and a Master’s degree in Practicing Accounting with Monash University in Australia. Mr. Poon had been working for an international accounting firm and was responsible for providing business advisory and assurance services for some listed clients. Mr. Poon is currently an independent non-executive director of China Uptown Group Company Limited (stock code: 2330) since November 2006, an independent non-executive director of a Singapore listed company, CityNeon Holdings Limited (stock code: 5HJ) since August 2017 and an independent non-executive director of Teamway International Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 1239) since March 2019. Mr. Poon is also an executive director and the chief financial officer of Huakang Biomedical Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 8622) since August 2017. Mr. Poon was the alternate to Mr. Amir Gal-Or, a non-executive director of Vincent Medical Holdings Limited (stock code: 1612) during the period from February 2016 to July 2017. Mr. Poon was also the chief executive officer, authorised representative and the company secretary of Anxin-China Holdings Limited (stock code: 1149) during the period from February 2017 to May 2017. Mr. Poon was the independent non-executive director of Sun International Resources Limited (stock code: 8029) during the period from September 2008 to August 2011. Mr. Poon was the executive director and non-executive director of Celebrate International Holdings Limited (previously known as Hong Kong Life Group Holdings Limited, stock code: 8212) during the period from October 2010 to July 2011 and from July 2011 to December 2011, respectively.
Mr. Peng Bobo
Mr. Peng Bobo, aged 32, was appointed as an independent non-executive director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company on 27 December 2018. Mr. Peng joined the Microelectronics Research Institute of ZTE Corporation as the senior engineer since December 2015 and has been subsequently promoted and appointed as the expert engineer since June 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Peng had been appointed as the engineer and the senior engineer of Advantest Semiconductor Technology Company Limited for the period from August 2012 to August 2014 and for the period from August 2014 to August 2015 respectively. Mr. Peng is a veteran with extensive experience in semiconductor related fields. Mr. Peng obtained a bachelor degree and a master degree in microelectronics from East China Normal University in 2009 and 2012 respectively. Mr. Peng is the joint-inventor for certain invention patents in semiconductor related fields.
Mr. Tsui Francis King Chung
Mr. Tsui Francis King Chung, aged 58, is an independent non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company with effect from 16 December 2019.
Mr. Tsui has extensive experiences in financial advisory services, investor relations, corporate restructuring, direct investment and business development consultancy. Mr. Tsui is an independent non-executive director of Delta-Asia Financial Group in Hong Kong and Macau since 2018. Mr. Tsui was an independent non-executive director of listed entities including Affluent Partners Holdings Limited (formerly Man Sang Jewellery Holdings Limited) which was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 1466), from 2014 to 2016; China MetroRural Holdings Limited which was listed on the NYSE MKT (ticker symbol: CNR) and the successor of Man Sang Holdings Inc. pursuant to a reorganisation in 2009, from 2009 to 2014; and Man Sang Holdings Inc which was listed on the American Stock Exchange, from 2006 to 2009. Since 2000, Mr. Tsui has founded and served as the President and Director of DMC Investment Co. Ltd., a private investment company in Hong Kong active in direct investment. From 2007 to 2011, he was the International President of Asian Outreach International. Currently, he serves on the Board of AsiaCMS Berhad headquartered at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and also the Board of Asian Access of the U.S. Mr. Tsui holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy from the University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Tang Yat Ming Edward
Mr. Tang Yat Ming Edward, aged 55, is an independent non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company with effect from 16 December 2019.
Mr. Tang is currently the chief financial officer of SBE International Limited since 2017. Mr. Tang was an executive director, chief financial officer, company secretary and authorised representative of National Arts Entertainment and Culture Group Limited (formerly National Arts Holdings Limited) which was listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 8228), from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Tang has over 20 years of extensive experience in financial reporting, business advisory, auditing, accounting, merger and acquisitions. Mr. Tang holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Mr. Tang is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a chartered financial analyst of Association for Investment Management and Research.
Mr. Lu Qinglu
Mr. Lu Qinglu, aged 46, is currently the director and general manager of LCE Group. Mr. Lu graduated from East China Normal University with a master’s degree in business administration. Mr. Lu established Lucky Creation Enterprise (Shanghai) Limited and Jianyi Information Technology (Shanghai) Limited, being a director and general manager since July 2010 and is also an executive partner of 上海尚象投資管理合夥企業（有限合夥）since March 2016. Mr. Lu has been active in the investment and consultancy management of the internet sector in the PRC and Hong Kong.
Mr. Kwan Che Hang Jason
Mr. Kwan Che Hang Jason, aged 51, was appointed as an executive director of the Company in December 2013 to May 2018. Mr. Kwan was the founder and chief executive officer of Smartac Group. He graduated in 1991 from the University of British Columbia, Canada with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and in 2010 from the EMBA program of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. During the period of his university studies, Mr. Kwan was the first chinese marketing executive working for the Vancouver Board of Trade, as well as a part-time writer for the financial section of a local magazine. After graduation, Mr. Kwan joined the Jardines Group and was assigned to work in the IT division of the Jardines Group. In 1995, Mr. Kwan was assigned as the regional manager in Vietnam, and a year later he was assigned to work in the Shanghai subsidiary. In 1998, Mr. Kwan was promoted as the general manager of Eastern China region where he worked until 1999.
In 2000, Mr. Kwan founded the Smartac Group and had opened 9 branch offices in China focusing on IT system integration business. In 2002, Mr. Kwan was a member of the executive committee and the chairman of the IT Committee of the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai). In 2007, the Suzhou subsidiary of Smartac Group was selected as one of the key developing enterprises in the Suzhou Industrial Park (“SIP”) and had been granted the right to construct an office block in the SIP which is now used as the PRC headquarter of Smartac Group. Mr. Kwan is highly experienced in providing services in mobile internet technology, O2O solutions and retail big data service operation.
Mr. Kwan Che Ho Jacky
Mr. Kwan Che Ho Jacky, aged 46, joined the Group’s non-wholly owned subsidiary — Smartac Solutions (Suzhou) Limited (“Smartac Solutions”) in December 2014 as retail business general manager. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master degree of Engineering in 1997. He joined the Hong Kong GEM listed company — Proactive Technology Holdings Limited in 1999, engaged in business communication services and specialised in VoIP communications and call center operations. In 2001, he joined Smartac Group which was acquired by the Group as a non-wholly owned subsidiary in 2013 as sales and marketing general manager. Over these years, he provided application solutions, established and maintained communications and call center systems for various companies in logistics, retail and foreign financial industries such as UPS, TNT, IKEA in China, Hang Lung Properties, UBS, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank.
Mr. Zhang Fang
Mr. Zhang Fang, aged 39, software development general manager of Smartac Solutions, was responsible for developing online to offline software solutions, SCRM system and processing massive software data distribution and analysis. Mr. Zhang joined Smartac Solutions in 2006 and had worked as senior software develop engineer, project manager, CRM department manager and developer director during the period from 2006 to August 2014. He was promoted to software development general manager in August 2014. Mr. Zhang graduated from Shanghai East China Normal University and joined the direct marketing company — Shanghai Mecox Lane International Mailorder Company Limited to develop invoicing and workflow systems. He had also involved in the development of customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, management information systems, call center software and was responsible for software projects and database management.
Ms. Yeung Wai Ling
Ms. Yeung Wai Ling, aged 38, is the financial controller and company secretary of the Group. Ms. Yeung graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University and received a bachelor degree in Business Administration (Accounting). She is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before joining the Group in 2015, she has worked in international accounting firm and Singapore listed company. She has extensive experience in auditing and financial reporting.