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OP Financial Ltd (1140.HK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gaobo Zhang

53 2018 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Zhiwei Liu

2018 President

Wei Zhang

47 Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Kai Wai Leung

36 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Weidong Zhang

52 2017 Executive Director

Soon P Yeap

52 2010 Head - Energy & Resources

Tao Zhou

46 2016 Company Secretary

Yuming Chen

55 2018 Non-Executive Director

Weigang Fu

40 2018 Non-Executive Director

Jia He

63 2003 Independent Non-Executive Director

Che Keung Kwong

69 2003 Independent Non-Executive Director

Xiaojun Wang

63 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Makay Fan

Investor relations officer

Biographies

Name Description

Gaobo Zhang

Mr. Zhang Gaobo is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of OP Financial Investments Limited. He has been serving as a member of the nomination committee and corporate governance committee since January 2012. Mr. Zhang is responsible for formulating the investment strategies, monitoring the investment performance and approving investment decisions. Mr. Zhang founded Oriental Patron Financial Group with founding partners in 1993 and held the position as chief executive since then. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Science from Henan University in 1985 and later graduated from the Peking University with a master’s degree in Economics in 1988. From 1988 to 1991, Mr. Zhang worked in Hainan Provincial Government and PBOC Hainan Branch and as the chairman of Hainan Stock Exchange Centre. Mr. Zhang is also an independent non-executive director of Beijing Enterprises Water Group Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) and a non-executive director of Vimetco N.V., a company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Zhiwei Liu

Dr. Liu Zhiwei serves as President of the Company. He was Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Liu has served as a non-executive Director of the Company since 1 December 2015. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management Engineering from Zhe Jiang University in 1989. He furthered his studies in Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China between 1989 and 1992 and obtained his master’s degree in international finance. In 2007, he obtained a doctoral degree in Economics & Law from Hunan University. Dr. Liu completed a professional programme in Finance CEO from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2010. Dr. Liu has over 20 years of experience in financing, securities investment and capital market. He is an entrepreneur and is currently the chairmen of Shanghai Chunda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Dr. Liu served as a non-executive director of Shanghai Zendai Property Limited (stock code: 755), whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“Stock Exchange”) for the period from 2 February 2010 to 12 December 2012. He was the vice-chairman of Xi’an International Trust Co., Ltd from 2008 to 2011. Dr. Liu served as a supervisor of Xin Jiang Hui-tong (Group) Co., Ltd (stock code: 415) from December 2005 to December 2008, whose shares are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. He also served as a general manager of the merger and acquisition department of Guosen Securities Co., Ltd from 1997 to 1998.

Wei Zhang

Mr. Zhang Wei Dong is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of OP Financial Investments Limited. He is the general manager of Jin Dou Development Fund, L.P., and the Partner and Deputy CEO of Oriental Patron Financial Group, primarily responsible for private equity investments. Mr. Zhang has over 13 years’ experience in the operation and management of commercial banking, during which he worked in the International Business Department of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”) with final position as Deputy General Manager of the department, including 3 years in ICBC Almaty Branch, where he was in charge of treasury, credit lending and office operations. Moreover, Mr. Zhang has 11 years of investment banking experience, served as Executive Director of ICEA Finance Group (the investment banking arm of ICBC) and managing director of Alpha Alliance Finance Holdings, responsible for corporate finance and sales department respectively. Mr. Zhang holds a master degree from Renmin University in Economics, a diploma of Programme for Management Development of Harvard Business School, and held a fellowship from Columbia University in New York.

Kai Wai Leung

Mr. Leung Kai Wai is Chief Financial Officer of OP Financial Investments Limited. He has joined the Company since 2010 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Leung has more than 13 years of experience in accounting, auditing and finance and has held several financial positions in both public companies in Hong Kong and reputable international accounting firm. Mr. Leung holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Weidong Zhang

Mr. Zhang Weidong is an Executive Director of the Company. He holds a master degree in Economics from Renmin University, a diploma of Programme for Management Development of Harvard Business School and held a fellowship from Columbia University in New York. Mr. Zhang has joined the Company as the deputy chief executive officer of the Company since January 2008. He is currently one of the members of the investment committee of the Company and a director of Kazakhstan Development Limited, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. He is also the general manager of Jin Dou Development Fund, L.P., a joint venture investee of China Investment Corporation and the Company. Mr. Zhang has over 13 years’ experience in the operation and management of commercial banking, during which he worked in the international business department of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”) with final position level as deputy general manager of department, including 3 years in ICBC Almaty Branch, where he was in charge of treasury, credit lending and office operations. Moreover, Mr. Zhang has 11 years of investment banking experience, served as executive director of ICEA Finance Group (the investment banking arm of ICBC) and managing director of Alpha Alliance Finance Holdings, responsible for corporate finance and sales department respectively.

Soon P Yeap

Mr. Yeap Soon P (Jonathan) is Head of Energy & Resources of OP Financial Investments Limited. He was appointed as the Partner and Head of Energy & Resources of the Company in November 2010, has responsibility for the origination and development of the Company’s energy and resources businesses. He has over 25 years’ experience in energy and natural resources industries. Before joining the Company, Mr. Yeap was the chief executive officer of Kaisun Energy Group Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, he was from 1997 to 2001 a chief executive officer of the China region and the managing director of the Asia Pacific region of Enron Corporation, a global energy group. Moreover, Mr. Yeap served as a chief executive officer of a subsidiary of a large oil, gas, coal and power company in the United States from 1993 to 1996. He also worked as a project director of a large United States power generating company assigned to the PRC from 1992 to 1993. During this period, Mr. Yeap was a lead developer for a foreign-invested integrated coal mine, power plant, DC transmission line project transporting translator’s enquiry electricity from Shanxi province, the PRC to Jiangsu province/Shanghai, the PRC. Mr. Yeap held various engineering and financial positions with a Canadian company specializing in development, construction and operation of independent power plants worldwide between 1983 and 1992. He holds a bachelor degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta.

Tao Zhou

Mr. Zhou Tao is the Company Secretary of the Company. He joined the Company in September 2016. He is a solicitor in Hong Kong, and has more than twelve years of experience in legal and compliance matters in financial institutions in Hong Kong. Mr.Zhou holds the lawyer qualification in China,a LLB degree from Xiamen University and a LLB degree from Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an arbitrator of South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

Yuming Chen

Mr. Chen Yuming is Non-Executive Director of the company. He obtained a bachelor degree and a master degree from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in 1983 and 1999 respectively. He also obtained an EMBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2010. Mr. Chen has more than 30 years of experience in banking, securities, fund management and auditing. He is currently Chairman of Shenzhen Leaguer Financial Holdings Company Limited, Chairman of Shanghai Leaguer Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., and Assistant to Dean of Shen Zhen Research Institute of Tsinghua University. Prior to that, Mr. Chen had served in Bank of East Asia (China) Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2011 in various positions including President of its Shenzhen Branch and Vice President of its head office. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Chen had worked in the Shenzhen Commercial Bank, where he had first served as Vice President, and later as President and Vice Chairman. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Chen had held various positions in the head office of Shenzhen Urban Cooperative Bank, including Assistant to President, General Manager of Credit Department and Director of Business Department. He had served as Deputy Director of Jiangsu Provincial Auditing Department from 1989 to 1992. He had also served as Deputy Director and Division Chief of Jiangxi Provincial Auditing Department from 1983 to 1989.

Weigang Fu

Dr. Fu Weigang is Non-Executive Director of the company. He is currently the executive president of the Sifl Institute. Dr. Fu has served in the Sifl Institute since 2003 in various positions including Assistant President and Vice President. Dr. Fu is a provocative commentator and a leading authority on domestic issues such as urbanization, the internet and government regulation. Dr. Fu is also a column writer for many financial media such as Caijing, Caixin and FT Chinese. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SHUFE), Shanghai Normal University and other universities, a vice director of the Legal Committee of the Zhejiang Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, and a member of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIA) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Committee. Besides this, he served as an independent director of Changan Fund Management Co., Ltd. and an independent director of Shanghai Shifang Landscape and Ecology Co., Ltd. Dr. Fu obtained a bachelor of Law degree from Xi’an University of Technology in 2000 and a PhD degree from Zhejiang University in 2009.

Jia He

Professor. He Jia is Independent Non-Executive Director of OP Financial Investments Limited. He has been an independent nonexecutive director and serving as a member of the audit committee of the Company since February 2003 and a member of the remuneration committee of the Company since April 2005. Since January 2012, Prof. He has been appointed as the chairman of the corporate governance committee and serving as a member of the nomination committee of the Company. He is a professor of Department of Finance at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a professor at the Tsinghua University. He was a commissioner of the Strategy and Development Committee of CSRC and director of research of Shenzhen Stock Exchange from June 2001 to October 2002. He is an editor of China Financial Economics Review, and is serving as a member of editorial boards of a number of journals, including China Accounting and Finance Review and Research in Banking and Finance. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Finance from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, the United States.

Che Keung Kwong

Mr. Kwong Che Keung (Gordon), CPA., is Independent Non-Executive Director of OP Financial Investments Limited., since February 2003. Mr. Kwong has also been serving as a member of the remuneration committee of the Company since April 2005, a member of the nomination committee and corporate governance committee of the Company since January 2012. He is also an independent non-executive director of a number of companies listed on the Stock Exchange, namely NWS Holdings Limited, China Chengtong Development Group Limited, Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited, Quam Limited, China Power International Development Limited, Henderson Land Development Company Limited, Henderson Investment Limited, Agile Property Holdings Limited, CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, China COSCO Holdings Company Limited and Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited. He was also an independent non-executive director of Tianjin Development Holdings Limited, China Oilfield Services Limited, Frasers Property (China) Limited, COSCO International Holdings Limited, Beijing Capital International Airport Company Limited until 26 May 2010, 28 May 2010, 17 January 2011, 9 June 2011 and 15 June 2011 the respective dates of the annual general meeting of these five companies wherein he did not offer himself for re-election. From 1984 to 1998, Mr. Kwong was a partner of Pricewaterhouse and was a council member of the Stock Exchange from 1992 to 1997. He has a Bachelor of Social Science degree from the University of Hong Kong and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Xiaojun Wang

Mr. Wang Xiaojun is Independent Non-Executive Director of OP Financial Investments Limited., since August 2004. He is a member of the audit committee of the Company. Mr. Wang has also been serving as the chairman of the remuneration committee of the Company since April 2005, and a member of the nomination committee and corporate governance committee of the Company since January 2012. Mr. Wang is a partner of Jun He Law Offices and was admitted lawyer and solicitor in the PRC, Hong Kong and England and Wales in 1988, 1995 and 1996 respectively. Mr. Wang has worked as a member of the legal expert group in the Stock Exchange and solicitor in Richards Bulter and has worked as an investment banker in Peregrine and ING Barings. He graduated from the People’s University of China and the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Science and holds a bachelor degree in Laws and a master degree in Laws. Mr. Wang is currently an independent non-executive director of Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited, China Aerospace International Holdings Limited, companies listed on the Stock Exchange, and (NORINCO International Cooperation Limited), a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. He was also an independent non-executive director of Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Limited until 31 May 2011, the date of the annual general meeting of this Company wherein he did not offer himself for re-election. He was previously an independent non-executive director of Zijin Group Mining Co. Ltd until 24 October 2013.

Makay Fan