Board of Directors
Mr. So Loi Fat (“Mr. So”), aged 58, was appointed as an executive Director and the chairman of the Group on 7 January 2014. Mr. So is the father of Mr. Su Minzhi, an executive Director. Mr. So is responsible for formulating the overall business plan and the corporate strategies of the Group. Mr. So has over 30 years of experience in textile, mining and real estate development businesses in the PRC. Before his appointment as an executive Director and the chairman of the Group, Mr. So was the general manager of a textile manufacturing company in the PRC and instrumental in promoting the company to become one of the well-known enterprises in Fujian Province, the PRC. In relation to Mr. So’s previous career history, he was the managing director of a company engaged in mining industry in the PRC where his responsibility was to oversee the development, layout and management of a goldmine and a coalmine located in Jiuquan district of Gansu Province, the PRC. In addition, Mr. So was also employed as the managing director of a company engaged in real estate development in the PRC and was responsible for overseeing the real estate projects in Beijing. Currently, Mr. So is a honorary life-chairman of the Association of Hong Kong Quanzhou Charity Promotion Limited and a honorary chairman of Chamber of Commerce of Fujian Gansu Province.
Mr. Su Minzhi (“Mr. Su”), aged 32, was appointed as an executive Director on 8 April 2015 and is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Su is the son of Mr. So Loi Fat, the chairman of the Group. Mr. Su has been an assistant to director of a property development company in the PRC since 2004. Mr. Su is responsible for financial management and investment analysis. Mr. Su has also involved in various property development projects and his major responsibilities in those projects were construction management, sales management and project controlling and supervising. Mr. Su has over 10 years’ experience in property development business in the PRC. In addition, Mr. Su assisted the property development company to acquire a mining company in the PRC in 2012. The mining company owns two mines in Gansu Province. Mr. Su has worked as assistant general manager of that mining company since September 2012 and he is responsible for business management and development.
Mr. Chen Dongquan (“Mr. Chen”), aged 39, was appointed as an executive Director on 29 January 2016 and is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Chen is a holder of Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore. Before joining the Company, Mr. Chen has worked in various financial institutions in Singapore and Hong Kong for over 15 years. During recent years, from 2010 to 2013, Mr. Chen was a Senior Vice President, Private Finance China, FICC of Macquarie Group in Hong Kong. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Chen was a director of Venture Markit International Capital Management Ltd. He has extensive experience in corporate finance advisory services especially equity and debt financing.
Independent non-executive Directors
Mr. Chiu Wai Piu (“Mr. Chiu”), aged 69, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 30 July 2010. Mr. Chiu is a very experienced and reputable journalist and has over 40 years of experience in journalism. He has been a reporter, an editor, the main news assignment editor, a local news assignment editor, the managing editor and the editorial writer in newspapers and a senior research officer in “One Country Two Systems Research Institute”. Mr. Chiu has been the founding treasurer and the second-session chairman of the “Hong Kong Federation of Journalists”. In 2006, he was elected as the Vice Secretary – General & Treasurer in the new session of re-election of committee members of the “Hong Kong Federation of Journalists”; and he was also elected as the Director- General in 2009. Mr. Chiu has, for many years, devoted himself wholeheartedly in boosting cooperation among local journalists, enhancing professional conduct of journalists and developing the relationship and advocating the interchange of knowledge between journalists in Hong Kong and Mainland China. His contribution in this field is highly praised and recognised. Mr. Chiu served as an independent nonexecutive director of Jiwa Bio-Pharm Holdings Limited (now known as U-Home Group Holdings Limited) (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 2327) from September 2008 to September 2013. Mr. Chiu currently serves as the independent non-executive director of Global Strategic Group Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 8007), PetroAsian Energy Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 850) and Addchance Hodlings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 3344), all of which are companies listed on the Stock Exchange.
Mr. Miu Hon Kit (“Mr. Miu”), aged 48, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 1 March 2016. Mr. Miu is a qualified practising accountant with over 20 years of professional experience in auditing, accounting, compliance, corporate finance and private equity investment. Mr. Miu is currently a partner of Tawau Capital Partners Limited, a company principally engaged in private equity/ venture capital investments, management consultancy and financial advisory. Furthermore, he is also a director of LMN Certified Public Accountants Limited since March 2015 and executive director of FM China Fund Limited since January 2016. He is also an independent non-executive director of Kong Sun Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 295) since July 2014. Mr. Miu has been appointed as an adjunct professor of the Department of Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2013.
Mr. Miu has extensive corporate finance and private equity/venture capital investment experience and formerly held senior investment roles in the private equity/principal investment department of Daiwa Capital Markets (Hong Kong) and direct investment arm of State Street Global Advisors. He has also worked at Rothschild Asset Management and KPMG Hong Kong.
Mr. Miu is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). He is also admitted to the membership of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr. Miu received a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy with Honours from City University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration in Management from Imperial College London.
Mr. Li Shiu Ki, Ernest (“Mr. Li”), aged 49, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 1 March 2016. Mr. Li is a practising solicitor in Hong Kong. Mr. Li graduated with a degree of Laws from the University of Hong Kong and was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in 1995. He is currently the principal of Ernest Li & Co., Solicitors.