Director and senior management
Mr. Zhu Yongjun (Chairman)
Mr. Zhu Yongjun, aged 50, was appointed as the Chairman of the Board and an executive Director of the Company on 24 May 2016. He is also a member of the nomination committee of the Board.
Mr. Zhu was an executive director of EverChina Int’l Holdings Company Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”)) (Stock Code: 202) from May 2008 to February 2013. He was also the chairman of the board of Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment Company Limited (a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange) (Stock Code: 600187), from January 2009 to May 2015. He is currently the chairman of the board of Josab International AB, a company incorporated under the laws of Sweden, whose shares are listed on the AktieTorget, a stock exchange in Sweden. Mr. Zhu obtained his undergraduate from Hunan University in 1989, and a Master’s degree of business administration in Peking University in the People’s Republic of China in 2005. He started his environmental protection career in 2001.
Ms. Qin Shulan
Ms. Qin Shulan, aged 54, was appointed as an executive Director of the Company on 24 May 2016 and subsequently appointed as the Chief Executive Officer on 27 February 2017. She is the senior engineer of Northern China Municipal Engineering Design and Research Institute. She was the legal representative and supervisor of water treatment new technology commercialisation centre (Tianjin Free Trade Zone Water Treatment New Technology Commercialisation Centre) under the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China from 2006 to 2015. She was the person in charge of the commercialisation of biologically reinforced filler and its carrier and auxiliary device for municipal sewage treatment plant, which is a key water body pollution control and restoration technology project in China’s 12th Five-Year Plan. She was also the general manager and vice chairperson of Capital Aihua Municipal & Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd. from 2009 to November 2015. She obtained her Master’s degree in business administration from Tianjin University. She has over 30 years of experience in investment, constructions, development and operations of environmental protection-related business.
Mr. Cai Jianwen
Mr. Cai Jianwen, aged 43, was appointed as an executive Director of the Company on 23 September 2015 and is also a member of the remuneration committee of the Board. He was a general manager of Interchina Water Treatment Hong Kong Company Limited (國中水務香港有限公司) from April 2014 to March 2016. From May 2011 to April 2014, he was also the Chief Financial Officer of Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment Company Limited whose shares are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600187).
He received a Master of Business Administration degree from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in March 2008. Mr. Cai was a fellow member of China Institute of Certified Public Accountant. Since 2015, Mr. Cai is also a director of Josab International AB, which shares are listed on AktieTorget, a stock exchange in Sweden.
Independent Non-executive Directors
Dr. Tong Ka Lok
Dr. Tong Ka Lok, aged 54, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of the Company on 26 August 2014. He is the chairman of the audit committee of the Board and a member of each of the nomination committee and remuneration committee of the Board.
Dr. Tong was awarded a Doctor of Public Health degree (epidemiology and biostatistics) from the Macau University of Science and Technology in August 2013. Dr. Tong is a founder and partner of Baker Tilly Macao Certified Public Accountants which was established in October 2000. He is an auditor registered at the Committee for the Registry of Auditors and Accountants in Macau in January 2006. Besides his business establishment, Dr. Tong was appointed as a member of the Nanjing Committee of CPPCC* (中國人民政治協商會議南京市委員會), and Vice President of the Macau University of Science and Technology in 2012, and a University Council Member in 2013. Dr. Tong has over 25 years of accountancy experience up to the date of this report.
Mr. Choy Wai Shek, Raymond, MH, JP
Mr. Choy holds a Diploma in Chinese Law awarded from the University of East Asia (now known as the University of Macau) in October 1987 and a Diploma in Political Science from the International Affairs College, Hong Kong in July 1988.
He was the Chairman of the Sham Shui Po District Board from April 1991 to September 1994, a Hong Kong affairs adviser appointed by the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council and the Xinhua News Agency from 1994 to 1997, the vice-chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Council of the Labour and Welfare Bureau from 2004 to 2010, a member of the Energy Advisory Committee of the Environment Bureau from 2006 to 2012 and a member of the Consumer Council of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau from 2005 to 2011.
He was a member of the Guangzhou Committee of the CPPCC* (Term Ninth to Twelfth) (中國人民政治協商會議 廣州市委員會). He was also appointed as a vice president of GMC Hong Kong Members Association in February 2012, and as an elected committee member and also the chairman of member service committee of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Lo Chun Chiu, Adrian
Mr. Lo Chun Chiu, Adrian, aged 61, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of the Company on 26 August 2014. He is the chairman of the nomination committee of the Board and a member of each of the audit committee and remuneration committee of the Board.
Mr. Lo was awarded a Bachelor of Laws degree by the University of London in August 1988. He is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong and has been a practicing solicitor in Hong Kong since November 1991 in general legal practice. From December 1993 to the date of this annual report, Mr. Lo has been a partner of Joseph C.T. Lee & Co., Solicitors, and engaged in various fields of legal practice involving commercial and conveyancing litigation, acquisition and sale of business and/or companies, company liquidation, charity foundation works, formation of religious organisations, family law, immigration law and employment law.
Dr. Zhang Lihui
Dr. Zhang Lihui, aged 46, is a partner of Tsing Capital. Dr. Zhang has been focusing on the investment related to environmental protection, clean energy, high technology and precious materials in China since joining Tsing Capital. He is also the chairman of the supervising committee of Fujian Haiyuan Automatic Equipments Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 002529).
Dr. Zhang received a master’s degree in Laws and a bachelor’s degree in Technology English in PLA University of Foreign Language, subsequently obtained his Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics. Dr. Zhang also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 2009.
Mr. Chu Kingston Chun Ho
Mr. Chu Kingston Chun Ho, aged 32, is an executive director of each of Kingston Financial Group Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1031)) , Sincere Watch (Hong Kong) Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 444)) (“Sincere HK”) and Synergis Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 2340)) (“Synergis”). Mr. Chu is a licensed person under the SFO for type 1 (dealing in securities) and type 6 (advising on corporate finance) regulated activities for Kingston Securities Limited and Kingston Corporate Finance Limited, respectively. Mr. Chu is also the chairman of Synergis and a director of Sincere Watch Limited, the immediate holding company of Sincere HK. Mr. Chu is a member of Guangxi Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, member of General Committee of the Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, vice president of Hong Kong CPPCC Youth Association, Youth Committee vice director of HKCPPCC (Provincial) Members Association, vice president of Federation of HK Guangxi Community Organisations, honorary chairman of Hong Kong Guangxi Youth Organisations, vice chairman of Hong Kong Guangdong Youth Association, Youth Committee Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Dongguan Associations and director of Hong Kong Securities Association. Mr. Chu holds a bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in the United States of America.