Mr. Zhou Minfeng is the chairman of our Board, executive Director and chief executive officer of our Company. He was appointed as an executive Director of our Company on 3 December 2010. Mr. Zhou is also a member of the remuneration committee and the chairman of the nomination committee of our Board. Mr. Zhou has over 18 years of experience in the automobile body parts industry and is primarily responsible for the overall corporate strategic planning and business development of our Group. Mr. Zhou is the founder of our Group and is also a director of all the subsidiaries of our Company. Mr. Zhou assumes several social positions, such as the vice chairman of the Ningbo Enterprise Federation, Ningbo Entrepreneurs Association and Ningbo Federation of Industrial Economy since 2009. Mr. Zhou is also a representative of the 12th and 13th Standing Committee of Ningbo Municipal People’s Congress.
Mr. Liu Genyu, was an executive director, chief executive officer, and a member of the Executive Committee of China Power New Energy Development Company Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”), stock code: 735) for the period from 2007 to 2012. Mr. Liu is a senior engineer. He graduated from Tsinghua University with a degree of Executive Master of Business and Administration (EMBA). Mr. Liu had also served in positions including the vice president of Chongqing Jiulong Electric Power Co., Ltd. and a lecturer in Harbin Power Vocational Technology College.
Mr. Chang Jingzhou is an executive Director of our Company. He was appointed as an executive Director of our Company on 7 December 2011. Mr. Chang has over 11 years of experience in the automobile body parts industry and is primarily responsible for overall production management, technology quality assurance and project management of our Group. Mr. Chang worked for the People’s Liberation Army of PRC from January 1980 to December 1982. Mr. Chang also served various positions in Xi’an Airport Industry Wei Yuan Company, including head of technical department and general engineer.
Ms. Lai Cairong is a non-executive Director of our Company. She was appointed as an non-executive Director of our Company on 7 December 2011. Ms. Lai served as a director of Ningbo Huazhong Plastics since September 1999. Since August 2008, Ms Lai also served as the chairperson of the board of Xiangshan Huangxiang International Hotel.
Mr. Wang Yuming is a non-executive Director of our Company. He was appointed an non-executive Director of our Company on 7 December 2011. Mr. Wang served as the general manager of First Automobile Work Sihuan Group Company since 2007. Mr. Wang also served as the director of Changchun Faway Automobile Components Co., Ltd. since December 2007.
Mr. He Jifeng has served successively as a lecturer, associate professor, professor and dean at East China Normal University (華東師範大學) since February 1965. Mr. He was elected as an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (中國科學院) in November 2005. He was also among the first to promote the internet of vehicles (汽車移動物聯網) in China. He is a member of the presidium and an executive director of Joint Construction Commission of New Generation National Traffic Control Network (the “Commission”) (新一代國家交通控制網聯合建設委員會). The Commission was jointly founded by ten big state-owned enterprises and ten distinguished universities in China, whose objective is to design and develop the new generation of national traffic control network (新一代國家交通控制網). Mr. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fudan University (復旦大學) in 1965.
Mr. Guan Xin has been the head of the Institute of Automotive Research of Jilin University (吉林大學汽車研究院) since May 2010 and the director of the State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control of Jilin University (吉林大學汽車仿真與控制國家重點實驗室) since March 1998. Mr. Guan is also a professor specializing in automotive design and manufacture. From December 2004 to December 2012, Mr. Guan was the dean of the College of Automotive Engineering of Jilin University (吉林大學汽車工程學院). From June 1993 to March 1998, he was the executive deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Automotive Dynamic Simulation of Jilin University of Technology (吉林工業大學汽車動態模擬國家重點實驗室). From February 1989 to June 1993, he was a lecturer and associate professor at Jilin University of Technology. Mr. Guan obtained a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in engineering from Jilin University of Technology (吉林工業大學) in 1982, 1985 and 1990 respectively.
Mr. Wong Luen Cheung Andrew is the Vice-chairman of the Board and Independent Non-executive Director, joined the Company since 8 April 2015 as an independent non-executive Director, is currently an independent non-executive director of CITIC Bank, the chairman of its nomination and remuneration committees and a member of its audit and related party transactions control committee, an independent director of CANADIAN SOLAR INC and an independent non-executive director of ACE Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Mr. Wong is also an external director of Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co., Ltd., and a director of China Overseas Friendship Association. Since January 2013, he has been a member of the eleventh Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Shaanxi Provincial Committee, Xian, China. Mr. Wong held various senior positions at the Royal Bank of Canada, including the assistant representative for China operations, representative of southern China, the branch manager of the Shanghai branch. He also held various positions at the Union Bank of Switzerland, including head of China desk and an executive director of debt capital markets. Mr. Wong previously also served as a director of China Citicorp International Limited, a merchant banking arm of Citibank. Further, Mr. Wong was the head of Greater China business of Hang Seng Bank Limited and the managing director of corporate and investment banking — Greater China of DBS Bank Limited, Hong Kong.
Mr. Wong was awarded is the Vice-chairman of the Board and Independent Non-executive Director. Mr. Wong was the National Excellent Independent Director by the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2010. Mr. Wong also received the Medal of Honour (Hong Kong SAR) from the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2011.
Mr. Wong was an independent non-executive director of China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd., a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, from July 2006 to May 2012, and was also a member of its audit committee, risk management committee and nomination committee and the chairman of its compensation and remuneration committee. Mr. Wong was also a non-executive director of Intime Department Store (Group) Company Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange from 31 May 2013 to 5 September 2014.
Mr. Yu Shuli was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company on 7 December 2011. Mr. Yu is also the chairman of the remuneration committee and nomination committee of our Board. Mr. Yu served as the head of financial department, vice general accountant, general accountant and head of the factory of Aerospace Shanghai Xinxin Machine Factory. Mr. Yu then joined Shanghai Delphi Automotive Air Conditioning Systems Co., Ltd. and worked as a general manager. Subsequently, Mr. Yu served as the head of the Shanghai Automotive Air Conditioner Factory. Mr. Yu currently serves as the director of Zhejiang Sanhua Co., Ltd.
Mr. Tian Yushi was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company on 7 December 2011. Mr. Tian is also a member of the remuneration committee and nomination committee of our Board. Mr. Tian served various positions in China First Automobile Group (formerly known as CPC First Automobile Factory), a state-owned enterprise which is principally engaged in automobile manufacturing, including department head of the party committee, director for production and dispatching, general director for dispatching, assistant general manager and director for coordination and supporting. Mr. Tian was then designated as the general manager of Fawer Automotive Parts Company Ltd., a subsidiary of China First Automobile Group in January 2000. Mr. Tian also served as the chairman of more than 12 subsidiaries of First Automobile Works. Mr. Tian is also a senior consultant of China Auto Parts & Accessories Corp.
Mr. Xu Jiali has been the Head of the Institute of Law of Beijing Academy of Social Sciences (北京市社會科學院法學研究所) since April 2013, the Associate Dean of the Lawyer College of Renmin University of China (中國人民大學律師學院) since 2012 and a director and tutor of PhD students of the Center for Intellectual Property Rights Studies of China University of Political Science and Law (中國政法大學知識產權研究中心) since 2007. Mr. Xu obtained a bachelor's degree in laws from Peking University (北京大學) in 1983 and further obtained his master's degree and doctoral degree in laws from China University of Political Science and Law (中國政法大學) in 1986 and 2000 respectively. He is a practicing lawyer in the People’s Republic of China and is a founding partner of Longan Law Firm (隆安律師事務所). Mr. Xu was the Dean of the Law School of Guizhou Normal University (貴州師範大學法學院) from 2004 to 2007. He served as a director and the executive vice-president of the Beijing Lawyers Association (北京律師協會) from 1995 to 2005 and a prosecutor of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China (中華人民共和國最高人民檢察院) from 1986 to 1992.