Directors and Senior Management

Mr. LAN Runing 

(Chairman and Executive Director)

 

Mr. LAN Runing, aged 53, has been appointed as the Chairman, an Executive Director and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company in September 2021. He graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, PRC and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy. He also obtained a Master's degree in Business Management from South China University of Technology, PRC. From 1996 to 2008, he held a number of positions at the General Office of Communist Party of China ("CPC") Guangdong Provincial Committee. Between 2008 and 2014, he worked as the director of Personnel Affairs (4th Division) of CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee's Organisation Department. Mr. Lan was appointed a deputy general manager of 廣東粤海控股集團有限公司 (Guangdong Holdings Limited) ("Guangdong Holdings") and GDH Limited ("GDH") in April 2014 and June 2019, respectively. He acted as an executive director of GDH from May 2014 to June 2019. Mr. Lan was appointed as a non-executive director of Guangdong Investment Limited ("GDI") in January 2015. Guangdong Holdings and GDH are the ultimate controlling shareholder and the immediate controlling shareholder of GDI, respectively, which in turn is the immediate controlling shareholder of the Company. GDI is a listed company in Hong Kong. He is also the chairman of a subsidiary of the Company.

Mr. KUANG Hu 

(Vice Chairman and Executive Director)

 

Mr. KUANG Hu, aged 44, has been appointed as the Vice Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company in February 2022. He was graduated from the Department of International Economics and Trading of Beijing Normal University, the PRC. He obtained a Master's degree in World Economics and a Doctoral degree in Finance from Sun Yat-Sen University, the PRC. In July 2003, Mr. Kuang joined Guangdong Holdings, and worked in the Strategic Development Department. From November 2012 to June 2015, he was appointed as a deputy general manager of the Strategic Development Department of both Guangdong Holdings and GDH. He was appointed as a general manager of the Operation Department of Guangdong Holdings and GDH for the period from July 2015 to August 2019 and the deputy chief financial officer of Guangdong Holdings and GDH for the period from September 2019 to December 2021. Mr. Kuang is currently a non-executive director of Guangdong Tannery Limited ("Guangdong Tannery"), and was the chairman and an executive director of such company for the period from September 2019 to December 2021. Guangdong Tannery is a Hong Kong listed company. He is also the vice chairman of a subsidiary of the Company.

Mr. LI Yonggang

(Executive Director and Managing Director)

Mr. LI Yonggang, aged 50, has been appointed as an Executive Director and the Managing Director of the Company in February 2020. He graduated from Hydraulic Architecture speciality of Wuhan University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. He also holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from Peking University. Mr. Li held various positions in 東深供水工程管理局 (Dongjiang-Shenzhen Water Supply Engineering Administration Bureau) for the period from 1994 to 2000, and acted as deputy director of financial planning division and production technology division respectively. He joined a subsidiary of Guangdong Holdings in October 2000 and acted as a chief engineer. He was a deputy general manager of the Company (formerly known as Kingway Brewery Holdings Limited) from March 2004 to January 2009 and also served as deputy executive director of various construction projects. He acted as a deputy general manager of engineering management department of Guangdong Holdings and a deputy executive general manager of 廣東粤港投資開發有限公司 (Guangdong Yuegang Investment Development Co., Ltd.)# successively during the period from January 2009 to January 2014. Mr. Li has been a director and general manager of 廣東粤港投資開發有限公司 (Guangdong Yuegang Investment  Development Co., Ltd.)# and GDH Real Estates (China) Limited# since January 2014, and was subsequently appointed as the chairman of 廣東粤港投資開發有限公司 (Guangdong Yuegang Investment Development Co., Ltd.)# in July 2020. Before he was promoted to the Managing Director, he acted as a deputy executive general manager of the Company since August 2016. He is also the chairman of certain subsidiaries of Guangdong Holdings and GDH, and a director of a subsidiary of the Company.

# These companies are subsidiaries of Guangdong Holdings

Mr. WU Mingchang

(Executive Director)

Mr. WU Mingchang, aged 57, was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2016 and has been then re-designated as an Executive Director of the Company in June 2016. Mr. Wu holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Laws degree in International Law from Sun Yat-Sen University, the PRC, a Master's degree in Human Geography from Sun Yat-Sen University, the PRC, and a Doctor's degree in Civil and Commercial Law from the School of Law of Wuhan University, the PRC. He served as the deputy division chief, division chief and deputy director of the Guangzhou Urban Planning Bureau, the deputy chief executive of the Haizhu District Government of Guangzhou City, and the director and party secretary of the Legislative Affairs Office of Guangzhou Municipal Government. Mr. Wu was an executive director of GDH and is currently the general counsel of Guangdong Holdings and GDH. He is also a director of a subsidiary of the Company.

Ms. ZHU Guang

(Executive Director)

Ms. ZHU Guang, aged 41, has been appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in October 2019. She has over 19 years of extensive experience in financial management, auditing and accounting. Ms. Zhu was graduated from Faculty of Accountancy of Jinan University (Certified Public Accountant) and holds a Bachelor's degree in Management. She is an intermediate accountant, a non-practising member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an affiliate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Ms. Zhu joined Guangdong Holdings in October 2014 and was the strategic management manager and senior manager of its strategic development department. She was also a director of 廣東粤海資產經營有限公司 (Guangdong Assets Management Co., Ltd.) (formerly known as 廣東粤港資產經營有限公司 (Guangdong Yuegang Assets Management Co., Ltd.))#. Ms. Zhu is currently the deputy general manager of the investment and capital operations department of Guangdong Holdings and GDH. She is also a director of certain subsidiaries of Guangdong Holdings and GDH and a director of a subsidiary of the Company.

# This company is a subsidiary of Guangdong Holdings
 

Mr. JIAO Li

(Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer)

Mr. JIAO Li, aged 50, has been appointed as an Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company in September 2021. He graduated from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (major in Auditing) and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He is an intermediate accountant. He held various positions in Accounting and Finance Division and Audit Division of 深圳市東深供水局 (Shenzhen Dongshen Water Supply Bureau) for the period from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Jiao joined a subsidiary of Guangdong Holdings in September 2000 and acted as a general manager of the Finance Department of 深圳市東深投資控股有限公司 (Shenzhen Dongshen Investment Holding Company Limited)# from 2000 to 2002 and served as a director and chief financial officer of 東莞東深經濟發展有限公司 (Dongguan Dongshen Financial Development Company Limited) (formerly known as 東莞市東深經濟發展總公司 (Dongguan Dongshen Financial Development Corporation))# from 2002 to 2004. He acted as chief financial officer of the engineering headquarter of 天河城塔樓 (Teem Tower) construction, the engineering headquarter of expansion construction for 中山粤海能源有限公司 (Zhongshan GDH Energy Co., Ltd.) (formerly known as 中山火力發電有限公司 (Zhongshan Thermal Power Co., Ltd.))* and 廣東粤海天河城(集團)股份有限公司 (GDH Teem (Holdings) Limited)* successively during the period from 2004 to 2021. He was chief financial officer of 粤海置業投資(國 際)有限公司 (Yuehai Property Investment (International) Limited)# from January to August 2021. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of Guangdong Holdings and GDH and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.

# These companies are subsidiaries of Guangdong Holdings
* These companies are subsidiaries of GDI

Mr. Alan Howard SMITH

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Alan Howard SMITH, JP, aged 78, has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in January 1999. He is a member of each of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company respectively.

Mr. Smith was the vice chairman, Pacific Region, of Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB"), a leading global investment bank from 1997 until he retired in December 2001. Prior to joining CSFB, he was chief executive of the Jardine Fleming group from 1983 to 1994 and was chairman of the Jardine Fleming group from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Smith has over 27 years of investment banking experience in Asia. He was elected a council member of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Hong Kong Stock Exchange") on two occasions. He was a member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the Government of HKSAR, and had for ten years been a member of the Hong Kong Government's Standing Committee on Company Law Reform. He was a trustee of the Hospital Authority Provident Fund Scheme from 2002 to 2014.

Mr. Smith is an independent non-executive director of ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management Co., Ltd and a member of the advisory council of Wheelock and Company Limited. He was an independent non-executive director of Wheelock and Company Limited from July 2012 to July 2020 (the shares of which were listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and were delisted in July 2020) and an independent non-executive director of Genting Hong Kong Limited from August 2000 to January 2022 (the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).

Mr. Smith graduated with an LLB (Honours) degree from Bristol University, England in 1964, and was admitted a solicitor in England in 1967 and in Hong Kong in 1970.

Mr. Felix FONG Wo

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Felix FONG Wo, BBS, JP, aged 71, has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in January 2007. He is the chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of each of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company respectively.

Mr. Fong  is a founding partner of Arculli Fong & Ng (now renamed as King & Wood Mallesons) and is a consultant of King & Wood Mallesons. Mr. Fong has practised law for over 30 years, eight of which in Toronto. Mr. Fong undertook a number of community and social roles, such as the former chairman of the Chinese Canadian Association of Hong Kong, the Liquor Licensing Board and the Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene. Mr. Fong is a member of Guangdong Provincial Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (9th and 10th Sessions), a director of China Overseas Friendship Association and a director of Hong Kong Basic Law Institute Limited. Mr. Fong is a Justice of Peace and has been awarded a Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong SAR in recognition of his public service. In the area of education, Mr. Fong is a founding member and the first director of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, and an advisor to the Faculty of Business of University of Victoria in Canada. Mr. Fong is the honorary legal counsels of a number of nonprofit organisations in Hong Kong such as Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers Ltd. and The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong.

Mr. Fong is an independent non-executive director of a number of listed companies, namely Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited, Television Broadcasts Limited and Vesync Co., Ltd, the shares of the above three companies are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also an independent non-executive director of Bank of Shanghai (Hong Kong) Limited. He was an independent non-executive director of Evergreen International Holdings Limited from October 2010 to March 2020, Sheen Tai Holdings Group Company Limited from June 2012 to May 2020, WuXi Biologics (Cayman) Inc. from May 2017 to June 2020 and Xinming China Holdings Limited from June 2015 to October 2021, the shares of these companies are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Mr. Fong received his engineering degree in Canada in 1974 and his juris doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 1978. Mr. Fong is a member of the law societies of Hong Kong, Upper Canada and England, and one of the China-appointed attesting officers in Hong Kong appointed by the Ministry of Justice of China.

Mr. Vincent Marshall LEE Kwan Ho

(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Vincent Marshall LEE Kwan Ho, Deputy of the National People’s Congress of PRC, BBS, Officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium), aged 65, has been appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2009. He is the chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of each of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Company respectively.

Mr. Lee is the chairman of Tung Tai Group of Companies. He is an independent non-executive director of HK Asia Holdings Limited whose shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Lee was an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited between April 2000 and April 2017 and was a non-executive director of Lerthai Group Limited between March 2013 and June 2017, the shares of the above two companies are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Lee has over 36 years of experience in the securities and futures industry and has extensive experience in banking, corporate finance and investment. He worked for Coopers and Lybrand, Los Angeles & Boston from 1978 to 1981, and for HSBC group, Hong Kong & Vancouver from 1981 to 1990.

He has undertaken a number of public service and community activities. Mr. Lee is at present a deputy of the National People's Congress of PRC, and vice-chairman of Standing Committee of the Hong Kong Association for the Promotion of Peaceful Reunification of China. He is also the chairman of Correctional Services Children's Education Trust Investment Advisory Board, and a member of the Council of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He was the chairman of the Sir Murray MacLehose Trust Fund Investment Advisory Committee between December 2012 and November 2018, a non-official member of Financial Services Development Council from 2013 to January 2019, and the chairman of Hong Kong Guangxi CPPCC Members Friendship Association Limited from 2016 to 2018. He was also a part-time member of Central Policy Unit of the Government of the HKSAR from 2007 to 2008, a member of Academic and Accreditation Advisory Committee of Securities and Futures Commission from 2002 to 2006, a member of Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal from 2003 to 2009, and the chairman of the Institute of Securities Dealers Limited from 2005 to February 2009. He is a founding member of Canadian International School of Hong Kong Limited since 1990 and acted as its chairman from 2006 to 2008.

Mr. Lee graduated Magna Cum Laude in Accounting and International Finance from the University of Southern California, USA and received a Master of Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London, UK. He is a certified public accountant in State of California, USA and a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

 

Senior Management

The senior management of the Group comprises the six Executive Directors above, namely, Mr. LAN Runing, Mr. KUANG HU, Mr. LI Yonggang, Mr. WU Mingchang, Ms. ZHU Guang and Mr. JIAO Li.


The English names of the PRC entities are translations of their Chinese names, and are included herein for identification purposes only. In the event of any inconsistency, the Chinese names shall prevail.