Mr. Yang Xiaohu was appointed as an Executive Director and general manager on 27 October 2017. He graduated in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, majoring in vessel and marine engineering, and EMBA of China Europe International Business School. Mr. Yang joined CIMC as an officer of the quality control department of Shanghai CIMC Reefer Containers Co., Ltd. from 1997 to 1999, and was a sales manager of CIMC Group’s container operation department from 2000 to 2009. He was a deputy general manager of the Company’s sales and marketing department from April 2009 to April 2012, was an assistant to general manager of the Company from May 2012 to March 2015. He served as general manager from April 2015 to January 2018 and is currently the chairman of the board of CIMC Safeway Technologies Co., Ltd* (formerly known as Nantong CIMC Tank Storage and Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a wholly-owed subsidiary of the Company). Mr. Yang was a deputy general manager of the Company from April 2015 to October 2017. He has been the vice president of China Container Industry Association since 2019. He holds directorships in certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Gao Xiang joined the Group as the General Manager in January 2009, was appointed as an Executive Director in September 2009, was re-designated to be the Chairman of the Board from the General Manger in April 2015, and was re-designated to be a Non-executive Director of the Company in January 2021. He graduated from the Tianjin University, majoring in marine and vessel engineering, and is a senior engineer. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Gao was the general manager of Tianjin CIMC North Ocean Containers Co., Ltd., Tianjin CIMC Containers Co., Ltd., Tianjin CIMC Logistics Equipment Co., Ltd., Tianjin CIMC Vehicles Sales and Service Center and Tianjin CIMC Special Vehicles Co., Ltd., respectively. Mr. Gao was an assistant to the president of CIMC from 2004 to 2008, was a vice president of CIMC from 2015 to May 2018, was an executive vice president of CIMC from May 2018 to August 2020 and was a director of CIMC from October 2020 to March 2021. He is currently the president of CIMC. He also holds directorships in certain subsidiaries of CIMC and the Company.
Mr. Yu Yuqun joined the Group as an Executive Director in September 2007 and was re-designated to be a Non-executive Director on 5 September 2016. He obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics, both from the Peking University. Mr. Yu joined CIMC in 1992, he is currently the vice president of CIMC, and responsible for capital market and financial leasing business. Mr. Yu was a company secretary of CIMC from October 2012 to March 2021. He is currently an independent non-executive director of IMEIK Technology Development Co., Ltd. (shares of which are listed on ChiNext Market of Shenzhen Stock Exchange). He holds directorships in certain subsidiaries of CIMC and the Company.
Mr. Wang Yu was appointed as a Non-executive Director on 5 September 2016. He graduated from Dalian Maritime University with Bachelor of Engineering (Transportation Management) in 1993 and Master of Laws (International Economic Law) in 1996. He worked in the legal affair department of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company from 1996 to 2000 and America International Data Group’s branch in China from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Wang joined CIMC in 2003, and has been the general manager of the legal department of CIMC since 2007. Mr. Wang is currently a non-executive director of CIMC Vehicles (Group) Co., Ltd. (shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange). He holds a number of directorships in certain subsidiaries of CIMC. Mr. Wang was admitted as a lawyer in the People’s Republic of China in 1997 and is currently a non-practising lawyer. Mr. Wang is also an arbitrator of South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (also known as Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) and China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.
Mr. Zeng Han was appointed as a Non-executive Director on 18 May 2018. He graduated from Hangzhou Institute of Electronic Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in July 1996, and later graduated from Jiangsu University of Science and Technology with a master’s degree in management in June 1999. He joined CIMC in 1999 and has successively served as manager of the accounting division of the financial management department, assistant to the general manager, deputy general manager and executive general manager of financial management department. Mr. Zeng is currently the general manager of the financial management department and the chairman of the financial informationization decision-making committee of CIMC. He also held a concurrent post as manager of the financial department of the Company from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Zeng is a certified public accountant in China. He holds directorships in certain subsidiaries of CIMC and the Company.
Ms. Yien Yu Yu, Catherine was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on 15 October 2018. She graduated from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine of University of London in England with a Joint Honours Degree in Mathematics with Management (BSc Hons). Ms. Yien was an independent non-executive director of ENN Energy Holdings Limited (shares of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) from September 2004 to May 2016, and has been re-appointed as independent non-executive director of ENN Energy Holdings Limited on 30 November 2018. Ms. Yien Yu Yu, Catherine served as a member from July 2015 to July 2019 and a deputy chairman from July 2019 to July 2021 of the Listing Committee of the Main Board and GEM of the Stock Exchange and is currently a member of the Advisory Committee, and a managing director of Rothschild & Co Hong Kong Limited. Ms. Yien is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute and The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. She has extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance, capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Tsui Kei Pang was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on 11 November 2009. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in law (Honours) and a master’s degree in law from The University of Hong Kong. He is a solicitor of Hong Kong, a China Appointed Attesting Officer and a Civil Celebrant of Marriages. Mr. Tsui has been a Hong Kong practising solicitor for more than 25 years and is now a partner of Messrs. Anthony Siu & Co. He specialises in Hong Kong and China cross-border commercial legal services. He is also vice president of Association of China- Appointed Attesting Officers Limited and an honorary legal adviser of The Hong Kong Real Estate Association.
Mr. Wang Caiyong was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 October 2018. He graduated from Fudan University, majoring in finance (correspondence course) in 1996 and completed the postgraduate study in finance at Beijing Technology and Business University in 2002. He is a registered accountant in the People’s Republic of China (senior accountant). Mr. Wang was the deputy chief of the financial department of Dalian Maritime University from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Wang joined the head office of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (now known as China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited) in 1995 and served as deputy general manager of supervisory department and head of auditing department; served as chief accountant of the head office of China Ocean Shipping Agency from 2000 to 2001; and served as chief accountant of Cosco Dalian Ocean Shipping Company from 2002, and retired in 2011. He was seconded to the supervisory board of the State Council from December 2001 for one year. Mr. Wang was also the deputy general secretary of China Institute of Internal Audit Transportation Branch from September 2011 to October 2014. He is currently the managing director of China Institute of Internal Audit and president of China Institute of Internal Audit Transportation Branch. Mr. Wang has won the 2006 China Excellent CFO Award.
Mr. YANG Lei, aged 48, graduated from Northwest University (西北大學) with a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Geology in 1995, and obtained a Master’s degree in Sedimentology from the Department of Geology of Northwest University in 1998 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mineral Survey and Exploration from China University of Petroleum (Beijing) (中國石油大學（北京）) in 2002. Mr. Yang is currently the Vice President and a research professor of the Institute of Energy of Peking University (北京大學能源研究院), and the Chairman of the Coordination Committee of the International Gas Union (國際燃氣聯盟協調委員會). Mr. Yang had held various positions at the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration from July 2002 to April 2016. Mr. Yang had served as the first Senior Advisor from China to the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency from May 2016 to May 2019. Mr. Yang has nearly 25 years of extensive experience in strategic research and practical experience in the energy industry, and has dedicated himself to promote clean energy transition, market-oriented energy reform and global energy governance research. The Institute of Energy of Peking University, which was co-founded by Mr. Yang, has played a significant role in promoting energy transition and carbon neutrality domestically and abroad.