Board of Directors

Dr Diao Weicheng

Dr Diao Weicheng

Executive Chairman

Dr Diao Weicheng (刁伟程) is our Executive Chairman. He was first appointed to our Board on 11 November 2010 and was re-designated from Non-Executive Chairman to Executive Chairman on 2 April 2012. From 20 June 2012 to 17 January 2014, he was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company before a new CEO was appointed. Dr Diao was most recently re-elected to our Board as Executive Chairman on 29 April 2015. Dr Diao is a member of the Nominating Committee.

Since 1 March 2012, Dr Diao has been the Executive Vice President of AVIC International Holding Corporation ("AVIC INT'L"), where he assumes lead responsibility in the ship and logistics related business within AVIC INT’L. Dr Diao is presently a director of several entities within the AVIC Group.

Dr Diao was the director of Shennan Circuit Co., Ltd. and Chairman of FIYTA Holdings Ltd. and Rainbow Department Store Co., Ltd, both of which are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, until March 2017. Dr Diao was the President of AVIC International Beijing Co., Ltd. (“AVIC INT’L Beijing”) from March 2008 to January of 2014, and was responsible for the overall management of AVIC INT’L Beijing’s business. Prior to joining AVIC INT’L Beijing, he was the Vice President of AVIC INT’L from August 2004 to February 2008 and was in charge of strategic planning, ship-trading and shipbuilding business.

From 2002 to 2004, Dr Diao was the vice president-cum-director of Shenzhen Pengji Group Limited (“Shenzhen Pengji”), a company involved in property development, management and other industrial investment activities. In Shenzhen Pengji, he was in charge of the overall management of the company’s industrial investment and certain property business. From 1995 to 2002, he was the Vice President of Shenzhen Investment Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and was involved in property development and investment, and in charge of the overall investment management of the company’s business. From 1990 to 1995, Dr Diao was the director of the administration department of AVIC International Shenzhen Co., Ltd.. Prior to joining the AVIC Group, Dr Diao was a lecturer in business management and economics related courses in Beijing Administrative College from 1987 to 1990.

Dr Diao is a certified Senior Engineer accredited by the Shenzhen city government. He graduated from Zhongshan University with a Bachelor of Science in 1985, and obtained a Master of Business Administration and PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Tongji University in 1996 and 2002 respectively. From 2005 to 2006, Dr Diao was engaged in postdoctoral research on strategic studies in politics at Peking University.

Mr Sun Yan

Mr Sun Yan

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr Sun Yan (孙燕) is our CEO and Executive Director. He was first appointed to our Board as Non-Executive Director on 28 May 2013 and was re-elected to our Board on 29 April 2014. He was re-designated as an Executive Director and appointed as the CEO of the Company on 17 January 2014. Since November 2012, Mr Sun has been appointed as the General Manager of AVIC International Ship Development (China). Ltd., a subsidiary of our Company.

Presently, Mr Sun sits on the board of companies such as AVIC International Shanghai Co., Ltd ("AVIC INT'L Shanghai"), AVIC International Ship Development (China). Ltd., Hong Kong AVIC International Shanghai Company Limited, AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., AVIC Weihai Shipyard Co., Ltd., AVIC International Offshore Pte. Ltd., AVIC International Marine Engineering Pte. Ltd. and Deltamarin Ltd..

Mr Sun was appointed as the President of AVIC INT’L Shanghai in November 2011 and was the Executive Vice President of the same company from April 2010 to November 2011. Prior to such role, he was the Vice President of AVIC International Beijing Co.,Ltd. (“AVIC INT’L Beijing”) from January 2000 to April 2010. From 1997 to 2000, Mr Sun was an Assistant to the President of AVIC INT’L Beijing. From 1996 to 1997, he worked as Manager of the Import Department in AVIC INT’L Beijing. From 1993 to 1996, Mr Sun served as Manager in the Enterprise Department in AVIC INT’L Beijing.

Mr Sun began his career in China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (“CATIC”) as an Assistant Manager in 1985, and subsequently took on the role as Project Manager in CATIC’s Western Europe Trade Centre from 1987 to 1990. He was a Manager in the Civilian Goods Department in CATIC from 1990 to 1993.

Mr Sun graduated from Beihang (formerly known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics) University with a Bachelor Degree in 1985. In 2008, he took up shipping-related courses in Galbraith, one of the world’s longest established and respected shipbroking houses in the world. He also participated in managerial courses in Zhonghang University in 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2000, Mr Sun was accredited as a Senior Engineer by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

Mr Li MeiJin

Executive Director

Mr Li Meijin (李美进) is our Executive Director in charge of the Group's administrative and operational matters. Mr Li was first appointed to our Board on 31 March 2014 and he was most recently re-elected to our Board on 29 April 2015.

Presently, Mr Li also sits on the board of AVIC International Marine Engineering Pte. Ltd., AVIC International Offshore Pte. Ltd., AVIC International Ship Engineering Pte. Ltd. (In Liquidation), AVIC International Ship Development Pte. Ltd. (In Liquidation), Kaixin Industrial Pte. Ltd. (In Liquidation), Deltamarin Floating Construction Pte. Ltd., AVIC Tidestar Fast Offshore Pte. Ltd. (In Liquidation), AVIC Zhenjiang Shipyard Marine Pte. Ltd. and Deltamarin Ltd.

From 2004 to August 2013, Mr Li was the Deputy General Manager at AVIC International Xiamen Co., Ltd. (“AVIC INT’L Xiamen”).

From 2001 to 2004, Mr Li first served as Deputy Manager, Manager, and thereafter as Assistant to General Manager of AVIC INT’L Xiamen.

Mr Li began his career in Xiamen South-East Aluminium Co., Ltd. where he has risen through the ranks, beginning as a technician in 1985 and left as a Factory Director in 2001.

Mr Li graduated from Northwestern Polytechnical University with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1985. In 2000, he was accredited as a Senior Engineer by Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

Mr Teng Cheong Kwee

Mr Teng Cheong Kwee

Lead Independent Director

Mr Teng Cheong Kwee was first appointed as the Lead Independent Director to our Board on 18 April 2011 and was last re-elected to our Board as an Independent Director on 29 April 2014. Mr Teng chairs our Nominating Committee and is also a member of both the Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee.

Mr Teng is also currently serving as an independent director of several listed companies, namely, Techcomp (Holdings) Ltd, Memtech International Ltd, First Resources Ltd and AEI Corporation Ltd. He is also a Director of the following unlisted companies: Pheim Asset Management (Asia) Pte Ltd., Pheim Sicav-SIF, T3Z Advisory & Consultancy Pte. Ltd. and Kaixin Industrial Pte. Ltd. (In Liquidation).

Mr Teng was previously the Executive Vice President and Head, Risk Management & Regulatory Division of the Singapore Exchange Ltd. from 1999 to 2000. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President at the Stock Exchange of Singapore, and was responsible for listings, inspection and investigations from 1989 to 1999. From 1982 to 1989, Mr Teng was appointed Secretary of the Securities Industry Council. From 1985 to 1989, he concurrently served as Assistant Director, and later Deputy Director, in the Banking and Financial Institutions Department of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Mr Teng graduated from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia in 1977 in Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial) (First Class Honours) and in Bachelor of Commerce.

Mr Chong Teck Sin

Mr Chong Teck Sin

Independent Director

Mr Chong Teck Sin was first appointed as an Independent Director to our Board on 18 April 2011 and was most recently re-elected to our Board as an Independent Director on 29 April 2015. Mr Chong sits as the chair of our Audit Committee and is a member of both our Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Mr Chong is also currently serving as an independent director of HKSE-listed Changan Minsheng APLL Logistics Co., Ltd., SGX-listed Civmec Ltd. and InnoTek Limited. Mr Chong is also an independent director on the board of Accordia Golf Trust Management Pte. Ltd., the trusteemanager of the SGX-listed Accordia Golf Trust.

Between April 2004 and March 2010, Mr Chong was a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore. Between October 2008 and July 2010, he was also a board member of The National Kidney Foundation of Singapore. Prior to that from 1999 to 2004, he was the Group Managing Director (Commercial) of Seksun Corporation Ltd, a company listed on the SGX-ST. He joined Glaxo Wellcome Asia Pacific Pte Ltd as its strategic development director for the People’s Republic of China from 1997 to 1999. From 1994 to 1997, Mr Chong was the general manager (Marketing/Commercial) and subsequently senior general manager (Marketing, Singapore operations and Singapore branch) of China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park Development Co., Ltd., the developer of the China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park in the People’s Republic of China. Before that, he held positions at Standard Chartered Bank from 1989 to 1994, the Economic Development Board from 1986 to 1989 and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, an international ship classification society, from 1981 to 1986.

Mr Chong graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) from the University of Tokyo in 1981 on a Singapore government scholarship and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the National University of Singapore in 1987.

Mr Zhong Sijun

Independent Director

Mr Zhong Sijun ((钟思均) is our Non-Executive Director. He was first appointed to our Board on 2 July 2015 and was last re-elected to our Board as Non-Executive Director on 28 April 2016.

Mr. Zhong is currently the Company Secretary of AVIC International Holdings Limited since June 2015. He is currently a director of Shennan Circuits Co., Ltd., Rainbow Department Store Co., Ltd, Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd, AVIC Real Estate Co., Ltd. and FIYTA Holdings Ltd..

From June 2009 to April 2015, Mr Zhong was the Deputy Manager of the Operations Department of AVIC International Holdings Limited. Prior to that, he was the Secretary to the Board of Shanghai Tianma Micro-electronics Co., Ltd. from June 2006 to June 2009.

Mr Zhong graduated from Northwestern Polytechnical University with a Bachelor of Aircraft Design Engineering in 1999 and a Master of Management Science and Engineering in 2002 from the same university.

Mr Wang Puqu

Mr Wang Puqu

Independent Director

Mr Wang Puqu (王浦劬) was appointed to our Board as an Independent Director on 28 May 2013 and was re-elected to the same position on 28 April 2016.

Mr Wang lectured at Peking University since 1988 and rose through its ranks to become one of its academic professors in 1995.

His research expertise includes the theory and methods of politics as well as government economics. Some of his published research papers include “The Foundation of Politics”, “Research for Government Procurement of Public Services from Social Organisations”, and “Through Democratic Governance to Achieve Social and Livelihood”.

Mr Wang obtained a PhD in Law from Peking University in 1988. He also holds a Bachelor and a Master of Laws from the same university.

Ms Alice Lai Kuen Kan

Ms Alice Lai Kuen Kan

Independent Director

Ms Alice Lai Kuen Kan was first appointed to our Board as an Independent Director on 18 April 2011, and was most recently re-elected to the same position on 29 April 2015. Ms Kan also sits as the chair of our Remuneration Committee and is a member of both our Audit Committee and Nominating Committee.

Ms Kan is the controlling shareholder, the responsible officer and the managing director of Asia Investment Management Limited, a corporate advisory company, which is a corporation licensed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (“SFC”). She is also serving as an independent director of several listed companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, namely, China Energine International (Holdings) Limited, Cosmopolitan International Holdings Limited, Regal Hotels International Holdings Limited, Shimao Property Holdings Limited and Shougang Concord International Enterprises Company Limited.

Until 2016, Ms Kan was the controlling shareholder, the responsible officer and managing director of Asia Investment Research Limited, a research company, which is a corporation licensed by the SFC. From 2005 to 1 April 2015, Ms Kan was a responsible officer at Lotus Asset Management Limited, which is principally involved in investment management. From 1997 to 2002, Ms Kan was the Managing Director of Asia Financial Capital Limited, where she was involved in corporate finance related advisory and investment management business in Hong Kong and China. Between 1995 and 1997, she was an Executive Director at Creditanstalt Capital Limited and Assistant General Manager at Creditanstalt-Bankverein’s Hong Kong office. Both of these companies were involved in merchant banking and corporate finance activities. From 1992 to 1995, Ms Kan was an executive director at ING Capital Markets (Hong Kong) Limited, and was principally involved in merchant banking and corporate finance activities.

She was an associate director at Sun Hung Kai International Limited, a company involved in corporate finance activities, from 1986 to 1992. Prior to this, she was the group accountant of a trading and investment holding company, G.S.Yuill & Company Pty. Ltd., from 1984 to 1986, and was in charge of the overall accounting and financial control and management of the company. Between 1981 and 1984, Ms Kan was the financial controller of Sun Hey Investment Company Limited, an investment holding company. She was the financial controller of Hip Yick Company Limited, a company which was involved in the manufacturing of garments, from 1980 to 1981 and the financial controller of the Gulfeast Group, which was principally involved in the shipping business, between 1979 and 1980. From 1977 to 1979, Ms Kan was the financial controller of a trading company, Mauri Brother and Thompsons Pty. Company Limited. Ms Kan was an assistant assessor at the Inland Revenue Department of the Hong Kong Government from 1975 to 1977.

Ms Kan is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, and an associate member of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants. She is also a licensed responsible officer under the Securities and Futures Ordinance with the SFC.

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Executive Directors / Non-Executive Directors/ Independent Directors are listed chronologically in order of their appointment.