Leadership

Zhang Huaqiao

Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company

Zhang Huaqiao, aged 55, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since March 2012.

 

As at the end of the Reporting Period, Mr. Zhang has also been a non-executive director and chairman of board of China Smartpay Group Holdings Limited (stock code 08325), a non-executive director of Boer Power Holdings Limited (stock code 01685), an independent non-executive director of Zhong An Real Estate Limited (stock code 00672), China Huirong Financial Holdings Limited (stock code 01290), Logan Property Holdings Company Limited (stock code 03380) and Luye Pharma Group Ltd. (stock code 02186), all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, an independent non-executive director of China Rapid Finance Limited (listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock code XRF). From July 1986 to January 1989, Mr. Zhang was employed at the People’s Bank of China in Beijing and from June 1999 to April 2006, Mr. Zhang worked at the Equities Department of UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch at which he first served as the head of the China research team and later became the co-head of the China research team.

 

Mr. Zhang was the chief operating officer from March 2006 to September 2008 and executive director from May 2006 to September 2008 of Shenzhen Investment Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code 00604). From September 2008 to June 2011, he was deputy head of China Investment Banking at UBS Securities Asia Limited.

 

Mr. Zhang was an executive director and CEO of Man Sang International Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code 00938) from September 2011 to April 2012, a director of Nanjing Central Emporium (Group) Stocks Co., Ltd. (listed on the SSE with stock code 600280) from February 2013 to June 2015, an independent non-executive director of Yancoal Australia Ltd. (listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with stock code YAL) from April 2014 to January 2018, Wanda Hotel Development Company Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code 00169) from September 2014 to May 2018 and Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation (listed on the SSE with stock code 600871 and on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code 01033) from February 2015 to June 2018.

 

Mr. Zhang graduated from the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China with a master’s degree in economics in 1986; and from the Australian National University with a master’s degree in economics in 1991.