Mr. Ho King Fung, Eric, aged 45, joined the Company as an executive Director and the Co-Chairman of the Board on 1 November 2016. He was re-designated as the Chairman of the Board and was appointed as the chairman of the nomination committee (the “Nomination Committee”) and investment committee (the “Investment Committee”) of the Board with effect from 24 November 2017. Mr. Ho has ceased to act as the chairman of the nomination committee of the Board and remains as a member of the Nomination Committee with effect from 13 January 2022.
He has extensive experience in investment banking origination, capital markets and legal practice. He was an analyst at JP Morgan in 2000. He is a solicitor of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He worked at Linklaters between 2003 and 2006 and his last position with Linklaters was associate solicitor. Between 2007 and 2010, he worked at Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch and his last position held was vice president and the head of Hong Kong and Macau Origination. He is a committee member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Beijing, a role which he has held since 2008. He is also the president of the Macau Money Exchangers’ Association. He was awarded the Chinese Economics Elite Award in 2009.
He has served as an independent non-executive director of Nature Home Holding Company Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) (stock code: 2083), since May 2011. He was appointed as a non-executive director of EPI (Holdings) Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 689), in April 2013 and was re-designated as a non-executive chairman in July 2013, and he resigned from both positions in October 2016. He also served as a non-executive director of AGTech Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 8279), from May 2013 to August 2016. He is currently the chairman of P&W Money Changer Limited and Jing Yang Company Limited.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (majoring in Finance) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New South Wales in Australia.
Mr. Joseph Lee, aged 44, joined the Company as an Executive Director and the Vice Chairman of the Board on 13 January 2022. He has also been appointed as the Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Investment Committee of the Board. Mr. Lee has over 15 years of international experience in private equity, capital markets and investment banking. Prior to joining the Company, his major experience includes serving as a senior partner at a renowned private equity firm in PRC, as an investment professional at one of the largest global private equity firms, and as a seasoned investment banking professional at multiple prestigious international investment banks. Mr. Lee obtained a master’s degree in business administration majoring in finance and economics from Columbia University in the United States in May 2006, and a bachelor’s degree in management from Binghamton University in the United States in May 2000.
Mr. Zhenggang Marcus Qi, 48, has been appointed General Manager of AFMG, effective since 14 February 2022, and later an Executive Director, a member of each of the Investment Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, effective 1 April 2022. Marcus is bringing to AFMG nearly 24 years of experience in the automobile industry in China. His industry expertise is both deep and diverse, with high-level experience in automobile engineering and product development while having accumulated extensive connections with other industry peers. He is ready to work with the AFMG team to strengthen the Group’s new energy vehicles (“NEV(s)”) development and engineering service outsourcing (“ESO”) business and expand them further in China. In his most recent capacity, Marcus served as Executive General Manager of a joint venture between Voyager/Didi and GAC, where he was responsible for setting up the joint venture and launching China’s first mass-production of L4 Robotaxi, including driverless mobility service in the country. Marcus had served in major auto giants including GAC-NIO, WM Motor, Fiat, BorgWarner and Volkswagen, etc. He has helped two major automobile start-up enterprises to walk through their entrepreneurial stages from zero to one. He led the development of Model HYCAN 007 for GAC-NIO in his capacity as Vice President for R&D; and Model EX5 for WM Motor in a PMO Director capacity. He drove China’s first dual-clutch transmission project for Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp during his service at Gesellschaft für Industrieforschung mbH in the mid-2000s. Marcus has rich experiences in the areas of product development, manufacturing, quality assurances, logistics and project management for both internal combustion engine (“ICE(s)”) and NEVs. Marcus was graduated in Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Bachelor of Engineering degree major in Power Machinery and minor in Technology Economics. He later earned a Master of Engineering degree in Internal Combustion Engine from the same institution.
Mr. Mirko Konta, aged 55, was appointed as an Executive Director and a member of the Investment Committee of the Board with effect from 1 April 2021. He is a founder and has been a member of the executive board and the chief executive officer of Ideenion Automobil AG (‘‘Ideenion Automobil’’) since 2008, in which the Company completed the acquisition of the entire equity interest on 10 February 2021. Mr. Konta is also a member of the supervisory board of Ideenion Design AG and the executive board of Ideenion Electronic AG, both being subsidiaries of Ideenion Automobil. Ideenion Automobil and its subsidiaries (collectively the ‘‘Ideenion Group’’) are principally engaged in (i) the design, development and prototyping of vehicle components and accessories for vehicles; (ii) the styling and design of vehicles and the development of software for vehicles; and (iii) the research and development of electronics and software for vehicles and the design, development and manufacturing of prototype electronic systems and components for vehicles.
Mr. Konta has extensive experience in the automotive and technology industry with focus on engineering, innovation and business development. Prior to forming Ideenion Automobil, he was the managing director of a German-based company which focused on, among others, the provision of innovative automobile solutions to automobile manufacturers worldwide.
Mr. Freeman Hui Shen, aged 52, was appointed by the Board as a non-executive Director, the Co-Chairman of the Board, the chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Investment Committee, of the Board with effect from 13 January 2022. He was appointed as a member of each of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Board with effect from 1 April 2022.
Mr. Shen founded WM Motor and groomed it into one of the leaders in China’s mainstream smart electric vehicle market. He has extensive experience in the automotive and technology industry and was previously a board member and group vice president of one of the largest car groups in China, where he took the lead in the acquisition of a renowned Swedish luxury car company in 2010.
Mr. Shen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering mechanics from South China University of Technology and obtained a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota.
Mr. Wilfried Porth, was appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 May 2022. Aged 63, Mr. Porth has over 36 years of experience in automotive industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Porth had been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG (‘‘Mercedes-Benz’’) for 13 years. He had extensive international management experience in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, with wide-ranging functional experience in production, research and development, sales and human resources. During his celebrated career at Mercedes-Benz, Mr. Porth held numerous senior executive positions, which include serving as Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, Executive Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Transporter, and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Corporation. In addition to serving on the Board of Management at Daimler AG from 2009 to 2021, Mr. Porth has also been a member of the boards of several corporations, syndicates and tariff commissions and various organisations and foundations. Mr. Porth obtained a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in Studies of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart in 1985.
Mr. Teoh Chun Ming, aged 51, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director with effect from 24 November 2017. He also serves as the chairman of each of the audit committee of the Board (the “Audit Committee”) and the Remuneration Committee, and a member of each of the Nomination Committee, Investment Committee and Corporate Governance Committee with effect from 1 April 2022.
He has over 28 years of accounting and finance experience. He obtained a Master of Professional Accounting degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005. He has been a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 2005, a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 2010 and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 2015.
He has served as a non-executive director of Nature Home Holding Company Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 2083), since July 2012, upon the end of his term as its chief financial officer and company secretary commencing in September 2008 and March 2009 respectively. He previously served as an independent non-executive director of EPI (Holdings) Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 689), from January 2014 to October 2016. He has also served as the chief financial officer and company secretary of Joyer Auto HK Company Limited since July 2012.
Mr. Peter Edward Jackson, aged 73, was appointed as an independent non-executive Directors with effect from 23 April 2018 and was appointed as a member of the Audit committee, Remuneration committee, Nomination committee and Corporate Governance Committee with effect from 17 December 2018.
He has over 40 years’ international experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry. He was a non-executive director of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1135), (“AsiaSat”) from January 2012 to August 2018 and he is a non-executive director of SpeedCast International Limited, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was also a consultant to CITIC Group Corporation and worked with several private equity and venture capital firms in board or advisory positions from January 2012 to July 2018.
Previously, he was an executive director of AsiaSat from May 1996 to July 2011. He was also the chief executive officer and the executive chairman of AsiaSat from May 1996 to July 2010 and from August 2010 to July 2011 respectively. Prior to joining AsiaSat in July 1993 as its chief executive officer before its listing on the Stock Exchange, he held engineering, marketing and management positions at Cable & Wireless plc (“Cable & Wireless”) and the last position he held at Cable & Wireless was Regional Director, Asia Pacific. During his time at Cable & Wireless, he worked on ventures in the Caribbean, the Middle East, Macau and the People’s Republic of China. He had also worked with British Telecom.
Mr. Charles Matthew Pecot III, aged 61, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director and as a member of the Audit committee, Remuneration committee, Nomination committee and Corporate Governance Committee with effect from 1 June 2019.
Mr. Pecot has been working in the finance industry and international capital markets worldwide since 1994 and has extensive management experience. He is currently serving as the Head of Equities at Barclays Capital Asia Limited, a position which he has held since May 2018, and is responsible for leading the equities franchise in Asia Pacific. Previously, he was the Head of Prime Services and Head of Equities Distribution in Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited for the period from July 2009 to June 2017. Mr. Pecot was also the Head of Prime Services and Prime Brokerage Services in Asia Pacific at UBS Securities Asia Limited for the period from April 2004 to February 2007.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and obtained a master’s degree major in science in operations research and minor in applied statistics at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio, the United States of America.
Ms. Hau Yan Hannah Lee, was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of each of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Board with effect from 1 April 2022. Ms. Lee, aged 48, has more than 25 years of experience in auditing, accounting, mergers and acquisitions and initial public offerings.
Ms. Lee currently works as a consultant for start-up companies in Hong Kong. Previously, Ms. Lee served as the chief financial officer at various multibillion dollar companies in Hong Kong and China, including Ganji.com, Global Education & Technology Group and The9 Limited. Between 2016 and 2017, Ms. Lee also served as an independent non-executive director of AL Group Limited (Stock Code: 8360), a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the ‘‘Stock Exchange’’).
Ms. Lee received her bachelor’s degree with honors in Accounting from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Lee is also a Certified Public Accountant in the United States of America and a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada.
Mr. Moy Yee Wo, Matthew, aged 43, is the chief financial officer and company secretary of the Company. Mr. Moy joined our Company in 2019 and is responsible for our Group’s strategic planning, corporate finance activities, oversight of financial reporting procedures, company secretary matters, internal controls and compliance with the requirements under the Listing Rules. Before joining the Company, Mr. Moy served as the chief financial officer, the company secretary and an authorised representative of China Silver Group Limited, a company listed on the the Stock Exchange (stock code: 815), from August 2012 to January 2019. Mr. Moy has been an independent non-executive director of Chi Ho Development Holdings Limited (stock code: 8423) and Reach New Holdings Limited (stock code: 8471), both being companies listed on the Stock Exchange, since 22 February and 24 June 2017 respectively. Mr. Moy has over 15 years of experience in the financial industry and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Moy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting and obtained a master’s degree in business administration at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.