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Board of DirectorsExecutive Director

Mr. Che Baozhen

Chief Executive Officer | Executive Director

Mr. Che Baozhen (車寶臻先生), aged 38, was appointed as our Director on May 22, 2015. He was also appointed as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He has also been the General Manager of one of our subsidiaries, Prinx (Shandong) Tire since April 2017. Mr. Che joined our Group in December 2005. He is a director of all of our subsidiaries except Prinx Chengshan (Qingdao) Industrial Research & Design Company Limited* (浦林成山(青島)工業研究設計有限公司, “Prinx (Qingdao)”), Shenzhen Zhianda Tire Technology Service Co., Ltd., Shanghai Zhianda Rubber Technology Co., Ltd., Prinx Chengshan Europe GmbH (“Prinx (Europe)”) and Prinx Chengshan Tire North America Inc.* (浦林成山輪胎北美公司). Mr. Che is also our chief executive officer. He has over 15 years of experience in automotive tire industry and is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations, management, administration and strategic planning of our Group. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Che was a staff in Chengshan Group Company Limited* (成山集團有限公司, “Chengshan Group”) from December 2003 to May 2010. He was responsible for handling external relations with external parties and asset management. In June 2010, Mr. Che was appointed as the assistant of general manager in Shandong Haizhibao Ocean Technology Company Limited* (山東海之寶海洋科 技有限公司). In December 2010, Mr. Che was appointed as the chairman of Rongcheng Chengshan Construction Property Limited Company (榮成成山建設置業有限公司).

Mr. Che obtained undergraduate bachelor degree in computer sciences and technology from the University of Science and Technology Beijing (北京科技大學) in Beijing, the PRC in July 2003. He further obtained a master degree in business administration from Bond University, Queensland, Australia in October 2015.

Mr. Che is the son of Mr. Che Hongzhi, who is our Chairman of the Board and non-executive Director.

Mr. Shi Futao

Chief Financial Officer | Executive Director

Mr. Shi Futao (石富濤先生), aged 51, was appointed as our Director on October 28, 2015. Mr. Shi joined our Group in December 2005 as a financial director and was promoted to a director in November 2014 and vice-general manager of Prinx (Shandong) Tire in September 2015. He is a director of our subsidiaries including Prinx Investment Holding Limited (“Prinx Investment”), Prinx Chengshan (Hong Kong) Tire Limited (“Prinx Hong Kong Tire”), Prinx (Hong Kong) Rubber Co., Limited (“Prinx Rubber”), Jinan Zhianda Tire Service Co., Ltd., Prinx Chengshan Tire North America, Inc. and Prinx Thailand. He has over 30 years of experience in accounting and financial management in the PRC. Mr. Shi is responsible for the overall financial management of our Group.

Mr. Shi obtained a master degree in company finance from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom in December 2002. He was admitted as a nonpracticing certified accountant by the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“CICPA”) in 1995. Mr. Shi was recognized as a Senior International Finance Manager (“SIFM”) by the International Financial Management Association in December 2011. He was awarded with the first stage of Shandong high-end accounting personnel training engineering enterprises certificate (山東省高端會計人才培養工程企業一期證書) by Shandong Provincial Party Committee Organization Department, the Shandong Province Finance Bureau and the Shanghai National Accounting Institute (山東省委組織部、山東財政廳和上海國家會計學院) in April 2014. Since January 2016, Mr. Shi has been a fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”) in the United Kingdom and a Chartered Global Management Accountant of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in the United States, respectively.

Ms. Cao Xueyu

Executive Director

Ms. Cao Xueyu (曹雪玉女士), aged 50, was appointed as Director on March 5, 2018. Ms. Cao was also appointed as a joint company secretary of the Company on March 29, 2019. She joined the Group as a director of Prinx Hong Kong Tire on July 1, 2016. Ms. Cao is responsible for the overall management, administration and strategic planning of the Group. She is a director of Prinx Rubber and Prinx Investment, subsidiaries of the Company. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Cao was a cost accountant and sales accounting supervisor in Nestle Qingdao Limited from June 1994 to January 1997. She was responsible for the internal reportorial documentations relating to sales. In September 2000, she joined the Best Western International Inc. as an account clerk in its national office in New Zealand, and worked as the assistant accountant in April 2001 until May 2004. In September 2004, Ms. Cao was the finance manager of Wistar Enterprises Limited. She was responsible for supervising the finance team of the company to provide financial and management accounting support to the subsidiaries of the company.

Ms. Cao was awarded with the New Zealand Diploma in Business by the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, in April 2003. She was recognized as the Associate Chartered Management Accountant by the CIMA since November 2015. In October 2016, Ms. Cao was admitted as a certified accountant by the Certified Public Accountant Australia (“CPAA”).

Board of DirectorsNon-Executive Director

Mr. Che Hongzhi

Chairman of Board | Non-Executive Director

Mr. Che Hongzhi (車宏志先生), aged 64, was appointed as Director on May 22, 2015. He was re- designated as non-executive Director on March 5, 2018. He was also appointed as the chairman of the Board and the chairman of the Development Strategy and Risk Management Committee. He is the founder of the Group. Mr. Che is a director of all of the Company’s subsidiaries except Prinx (Europe), Qingdao Zhianda and Prinx Chengshan Tire North America Inc.* (浦林成山輪胎北美公司). He is also the legal representative of two of the Company’s subsidiaries in the PRC. Mr. Che is responsible for providing professional opinion and strategic direction to the Group. Since December 2003, he has been the chairman and executive director of Chengshan Group. He has approximately 20 years of experience in tire production industry. Prior to establishing the Group, Mr. Che was the chairman of Shandong Chengshan Tires Company Limited from October 2000 to May 2010.

Mr. Che obtained a professional certificate in chemistry from Yantai Education College (煙台教育學 院), in July 1987. He was awarded as a national model worker (全國勞動模範) by the State Council of the PRC in April 2005. He was further credited as an outstanding provincial party member (省 優秀黨 員) by Shandong Provincial Party Committee, the PRC in June 2016.

Mr. Che is the father of Mr. Che Baozhen, who is executive Director.

Mr. Wang Lei

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Wang Lei (王雷先生), aged 42, has been appointed as Director since April 20, 2017. He was re- designated as non-executive Director on March 5, 2018. Mr. Wang has also been a director of Prinx (Shandong) Tire since April 20, 2017. On December 28, 2014, he joined the Group as a director of Prinx (Shandong) Tire until October 15, 2015. Mr. Wang is responsible for providing professional opinion and judgment to the Group. Prior to joining the Group, he was employed as vice section chief of the reception section of the general manager office by Shandong Chengshan Tires Company Limited (山東成山輪胎股份有限公司) in December 2001. In October 2007, he acted as the deputy head of general office of Chengshan Group; in December 2009, as the ead of general office of Chengshan Group; and in March 2014, as the deputy general manager of administrative center in Chengshan Group. In February 2017, he was appointed as the general manager of the administrative centre of Chengshan Group. Mr. Wang was responsible for the administrative management of the company. Mr. Wang is an executive director of Chengshan Group.

Mr. Wang obtained an associate degree in financial accounting from Shandong TV University (山東 廣播電視大學), Shandong, the PRC in July 1998. He further obtained an undergraduate degree in economic management from the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee Party School (山東省委黨校), Shandong, the PRC in December 2001. Mr. Wang was honoured as a 2012 new Long March Raiders of Weihai City (2012年度威海市新長征突擊手) by Weihai Communist Youth League in December 2013.

Mr. Shao Quanfeng

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Shao Quanfeng (邵全峰先生), aged 37, was appointed as a non-executive Director on February 24, 2020. In July 2007, Mr. Shao served as a general accountant of group finance department of China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd.* (中國重型汽車集團有限公司). In May and November 2012, Mr. Shao served as a trainee assistant of the general manager of sales department of China Heavy Truck Group Ji’ning Commercial Truck Co., Ltd.* (中國重汽集團濟寧商用車有限公 司) and a trainee assistant of the general manager of specialized vehicles segment of China Heavy Truck Group, respectively. In July 2014, he was appointed as the finance manager of Sinotruk (Hong Kong) Capital Holding Limited. In August 2018, he became the first level business supervisor of finance department of China Heavy Truck Group International Co., Ltd.* (中國重汽集團國際有限公 司). In December 2018, he served as the managing director of Sinotruk (Hong Kong) International Investment Limited.

Mr. Shao obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Shandong University in the PRC in July 2007 and was granted intermediate accountant certificate in August 2011.

Board of DirectorsIndependent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Zhang Xuehuo

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Zhang Xuehuo (張學伙先 生), aged 58, was appointed as our independent non-executive Director and the chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, a member of each of the Audit Committee and Development Strategy and Risk Management Committee with effect from September 10, 2018. Mr. Zhang has been the chairman of China Mineral Ventures Limited (中國礦業投資有限公司) (“China Mineral Ventures”) since 1997. He was the founder of China Mineral Ventures. Mr. Zhang founded China Gold Development Group (H.K.) Limited (“China Gold”) (中國 黃金開發集團(香港)有限公司), a subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd., the shares of which were listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 2899) in 1999. He was its chairman from 2003 to 2006. Since 2006, Mr. Zhang has been a director of China Gold. Mr. Zhang was the chairman of Shandong Guoda Gold Company Limited* (“Shandong Guoda Gold”) (山東國大黃金股份有限公 司) from 2003 to 2011. Mr. Zhang is currently a director of Shandong Guoda Gold. Mr. Zhang has engaged in investment industry for nearly 30 years, and has extensive experience in overseas mining resources, energy, real estate, biomedical, and health industries.

Mr. Zhang obtained a bachelor’s degree in international trade from the School of International Trade, Xiamen University, the PRC in 1985.

Mr. Choi Tze Kit Sammy

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Choi Tze Kit Sammy (蔡子傑先 生), aged 58, was appointed as our independent non- executive Director and the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee with effect from September 10, 2018. Mr. Choi has about 35 years of experience in finance and auditing. Mr. Choi has been an independent non-executive director of Minshang Creative Technology Holdings Limited (formerly known as Food Wise Holdings Limited 膳 源控股有限公司), the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1632), since July 6, 2018. From October 2016 to August 2017, Mr. Choi was an independent non- executive director of Ernest Borel Holdings Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1856). From January 2007 to November 2015, Mr. Choi was an independent non-executive director of Fufeng Group Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 546) and from February 2016 to February 2017, he was an independent non-executive director of PanAsialum Holdings Company Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 2078).

Mr. Choi graduated from Hong Kong Shue Yan College (currently known as Hong Kong Shue Yan University) in 1985. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a fellow Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Mr. Choi is now a committee member of Professional Conduct Committee, and a member of Investigation Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has also been a council member of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Merchants Mutual Assistance Society Limited since October 2013. He was a council member of the Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors from 2010 to 2015. He has been elected as an honorary financial advisor of Hong Kong and Kowloon Rattan Ware Merchants Association (Wing Hing Tong) in 2018.

Mr. Wang Chuansheng

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Wang Chuansheng (汪傳生先生), aged 61, was appointed as our independent non-executive Director and a member of each the Audit Committee and Development Strategy and Risk Management Committee with effect from September 10, 2018. Mr. Wang has been the director of Academic Division of Engineering in Qingdao University of Science & Technology (青島科技大學) since December 2016. In November 2015, Mr. Wang was appointed as the distinguished expert by Taishan Scholars. Mr. Wang was a teacher of the mechanical faculty in Shandong Institute of Chemical Engineering from July 1982 to September 1984. Mr. Wang has been working at Qingdao University of Science & Technology (previously known as Qingdao Institute of Chemical Technology) (the “University”) since September 1984. From September 1984 to November 1984, Mr. Wang was a teacher in mechanical engineering faculty at the University. During the period between November 1984 and June 1995, he was the vice office manager of the chemical machinery faculty at the University. From June 1995 to December 1995, he acted as the vice-manager of the mechanical engineering faculty. Mr. Wang was promoted to the position of vice-principal of the machinery engineering faculty in December 1995, In March 2002, he was further promoted to the vice-principal of the electromechanical engineering faculty of the University. From April 2004 to December 2016, Mr. Wang was the head of the electromechanical engineering faculty of the University before he was promoted to the current position.

Mr. Wang obtained a doctor degree in chemical process mechatronic engineering from School of Electromechanical Engineering of Beijing University of Chemical Technology, the PRC in June 2000. He was recognized as the professor of Qingdao University of Science & Technology by Shandong Province Higher Education Teacher Position Advanced Review Committee (山東省高等學校教師職務高級評審委員會) in December 1999.

Mr. Wang was awarded with the Second-Class National Science and Technology Progress Award — Synchronous Rotor Mixer Technology (國家科學技術進步二等獎 — 同步轉子密煉機的技術) by the State Council of the PRC in December 2001. He was further awarded with the Second-Class National Science and Technology Progress Award — Industrialisation of waste rubber and waste plastics pyrolysis of resources utilisation of complete sets of technology and equipment (國家科學技 術進步二等獎 — 工業連續化廢橡膠廢塑料低溫裂解資源化利用成套技術及裝備) by the State Council of the PRC in December 2011. In October 2013, Mr. Wang was recognized as the National Oil and Chemical Outstanding Science and Technology Worker (全國石油和化工優秀科技工作者) by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (中國石油和化學工業聯合會). In August 2020, Mr. Wang was granted the title of the “Doctor of the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC)” by the CIESC. In September 2019, he was granted the medal in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the PRC by China’s Central Military Commission.

 

Mr. Qu Xuexin

Vice General Manager

Mr. Qu Xuexin (曲學新先生), aged 58, has been a vice-general manager in Prinx (Shandong) Tire since April 2017. Mr. Qu joined our Group in March 2006 as the assistant engineering director. He is responsible for the overall management of the manufacturing centre, equipment productivity centre (including equipment engineering system) of our Group. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Qu was the Chief of the equipment & power branch in Rongcheng Rubber Factory (榮成縣橡膠廠) in February 1987. Mr. Qu was one of the preparation leadership team members of Rongcheng Second Rubber Plant and Chemical Plant (榮成市第二橡膠廠和化工總廠) in July 1990. In April 1996, he acted as the director of the energy saving metering department of Chengshan Group; in August 1998, as the director of production plan department of Chengshan Group; and in September 2007, as the director of the equipment department of Cooper Chengshan.

Mr. Qu obtained undergraduate bachelor degree in rubber machinery engineering from the chemical machinery faculty of Shandong Chemical Engineering Institute (山東化工學院) in Shandong, the PRC in July 1983. Mr. Qu was recognized as an engineer by Engineering Technical Services Mid- tier Review Committee of Weihai City (威海市工程技術職務中級評審委員會) in May 1994. He was recognized as a senior engineer by Human Resources and Social Security Department of Shandong Province (山東省人事廳) in December 2000. In December 2014, he was awarded as an industrial technology application researcher (工業技術應用研究員) by Engineering and Technical Services Senior Review Committee of Shandong Province (山東省工程技術服務高級評審委員會).

In February 2014, Mr. Qu obtained the Science Technology Award in Shandong Province (山東省科學技術獎) from the People’s Government of Shandong Province (山東省人民政府). In November 2014, he was further awarded with the Second-class Technical Innovation of Workers Achievements Award in Weihai City (威海市職工技術創新成果二等獎) by the General Union of Weihai City (威海市總工會). Mr. Qu obtained the Era Elite Award of Rubber Machinery Industry in the PRC from China Petroleum & Chemical Survey and Design Association R&P Professional Committee (中國石油和化工勘察設計協會 橡膠塑料設備專業委員會), National Machinery Information Centre of R&P Industry (全國橡塑機械信息中心), Rubber & Plastics Energy-saving and Environmental Protection Centre (石油和化工橡塑節能環保中心) and China Rubber & Plastics Technology and Equipment Magazine House 《(橡塑技術與裝備》雜誌社) in October 2016. In March 2015, he was recognized as the Gold Worker by General Union of Weihai City.

Mr. Jiang Xizhou

Vice General Manager

Mr. Jiang Xizhou (姜錫洲先生), aged 49, has been our Company’s vice-general manager since January 2020. He joined our Company in August 2019 as the assistant of general manager. Mr. Jiang is responsible for the overall management of research and development center, manufacturing center, equipment productivity center, and QEHS center. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Jiang held various technical and management positions at Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd. from July 1995 to May 2013. During the period between June 2013 and June 2015, he served as the general manager of Giti Tire (Fujian) Co., Ltd. and Giti Tire Corporation, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. From July 2015 to August 2017, he was the general manager of Giti Tire (Anhui) Company Ltd. Mr. Jiang served as the manufacturing director of Giti Tire (China) Investment Company Ltd. from September 2017 to July 2019.

Mr. Jiang graduated from Hefei University of Technology with a major in polymer materials and obtained his bachelor degree in July 1995.

Mr. Yu Hang

Vice General Manager

Mr. Yu Hang (于航先生), aged 44, joined the Company in October 2020 as the Company’s deputy general manager, responsible for sales management and marketing. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Yu served as the product development manager, regional sales manager (Brittany, France) and technology manager (Shanghai) of global environmental competition at the headquarters of Michelin Group (Clermont-Ferrand, France) from July 2000 to December 2004; from January 2005 to July 2009, he served as the director of government relations, standards and regulations of Michelin in Greater China; from August 2009 to December 2011, he served as the global customer director of original tire business in Michelin Group (Paris, France); from January 2012 to September 2020, he served as the vice president of Michelin Group in Greater China, and concurrently served as the general manager of the original tire business unit, the general manager of the B2C Tyreplus retail network and the general manager of the B2B business in succession.

Mr. Yu was recommended for admission to Xidian University for the bachelor degree in communications engineering in September 1995; from July 1998 to June 2000, he studied information science at the Institut National Polytechique de Lorraine in France and obtained a master’s degree; from August 2007 to July 2009, he studied Executive Business Administration (EMBA) at the China Europe International Business School, and obtained a master’s degree.

Mr. Ju Xunning

Vice General Manager

Mr. Ju Xunning (鞠訓寧先生), aged 54, has been our Company’s vice-general manager since February 2018. Mr. Ju has also been the general manager of the semi-steel affairs department of Prinx (Chengshan) Tires (浦林(成山)輪胎) since July 2017. He joined our Group in March 2006 as the assistant to the quality systems director in Prinx (Shandong) Tire (浦林(山東)輪胎). Mr. Ju was promoted to the position of vice-chief officer of the manufacturing process improvement department in November 2010. Mr. Ju was appointed as the chief technology officer for all-steel products in January 2012, and in August 2013, he became the production director and continued to hold the office of vice-chief officer of the manufacturing process improvement department. In March 2014, Mr. Ju was promoted to our chief technology officer for semi-steel products. Mr. Ju was further promoted as the chief quality officer in Prinx (Shandong) Tire in December 2016 before Mr. Ju was appointed to the current position, and he was appointed as the chief technology officer for semi-steel products of the Group in July 2017. Mr. Ju was responsible for the overall operation and management of the semi-steel business department of our Group. He joined Rongcheng Rubber Factory as a trainee in July 1988, and was promoted to the position of the chief of the phase I engineering formula design department for radial tires in Rongcheng Guotai (榮成國泰) in July 1995. He was the director of division I of the department of technology in November 1997. In January 2004, Mr. Ju acted as the chief engineer of Shandong Chengshan Group Co., Ltd. (山東成山集團有限公司).

Mr. Ju was awarded with a professional diploma in rubber engineering by Qingdao University of Science & Technology in July 1988. Mr. Ju was recognized as a senior engineer by the Engineering and Technical Services Review Committee of Shandong Province (山東省工程技術服務評審委員會) in December 2001. In October 1998, Mr. Ju was awarded with the First-class Provincial Science Technology Progress Award-300,000 sets/year Radial Tire Industrial Production Technology (一等 省科學技術進步獎 — 30萬套/年子午線輪胎工業性生產技術) by Shandong Province Science and Technology Progress Award Review Committee (山東省科學技術進步獎評審委員會). In December 1999, Mr. Ju was awarded with the Second-class National Science and Technology Progress Award — 300,000 sets/year Radial Tire Industrial Production Technology (國家科技術進步二等獎 — 30萬套/ 年子午線輪胎工業性生產技術) by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC. In April 2000, he was recognized as the Top 10 Youth Talent by the Communist Youth League of China in Rongcheng City, Rongcheng Broadcasting Bureau and Rongcheng Daily Newspaper. In December 2013, he was awarded with the First-class Hundred Technical Innovation of Workers Achievements Award in Weihai City (威海市職工百項技術創新成果一等獎) by the Weihai City Labour Competition Committee (威海市 勞動競賽委員會).

Mr. Wang Yu

Commercial Vehicle Tire Replacement Center General Manager

Mr. Wang Yu (王璵先生), aged 47, has been the commercial vehicle replacement center general manager of the Company since July 2017. He joined the Group in February 2004 as a regional manager of Prinx (Shandong) Tire and was promoted to the position of sales manager in North China in June 2009 and vice-sales market department officer in April 2010, respectively. In March 2014, Mr. Wang was further promoted to the chief sales and market department officer position. Mr. Wang was responsible for the overall sales of commercial vehicle tire replacement of the Group. Prior to joining the Group, he joined Shandong Chengshan Tires Company Limited in August 2001 as a sales consultant.

Mr. Che Jing

Original Equipment Tire Sales Center General Manager

Mr. Che Jing (車晶先生), aged 50, has been the original equipment tire sales center general manager of the Company since July 2017 when he first joined the Group. Mr. Che is responsible for the domestic sales of the original equipment products, development, management and maintenance of sales channels of the Company. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Che was a vice-general manager in Rongcheng City Modern Decoration Company Limited (榮成市現代裝飾有限公司) in October 1998. He was responsible for the overall transactional works of the company. In November 2005, Mr. Che was the general manager of Rongcheng City Xin Da Storage and Logistics Company Limited (榮成市鑫達 倉儲物流有限公司), being responsible for the overall works done by the company. Mr. Che obtained a bachelor degree in corporate management from Yantai University (煙台大學), the PRC in July 1997.

Mr. Chu Xiaohua

International Sales Center General Manager

Mr. Chu Xiaohua (初曉華先生), aged 37, has been the international sales center general manager of the Company since November 2018. He has been the Qingdao international sales center general manager of the Company in May 2017 when he first joined the Group. Mr. Chu is responsible for the overall international sales of the Group. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Chu was a salesman when he first joined Qingdao Crowntyre International Trade Company Limited (青島科昂國際貿易有限公司) in May 2008. Mr. Chu was then promoted to work as a vice manager of its sales department in January 2013. He was responsible for the business development and maintenance in the markets in Southeast Asia, Oceania and Russia. In May 2013, Mr. Chu was appointed by the company to work in its branch in Singapore as manager. He was responsible for cooperating with headquarter of the company to manage in its branch in Singapore. In December 2013, he was responsible for the establishment of the company’s branch in Dubai. Mr. Chu was a partner of American Tire and Wheel Centers Inc. in July 2015. He is responsible for the overall business operations, and coordination of sales, marketing and logistics of the Company.

Mr. Chu obtained a bachelor degree in international economics and trade from Qingdao University of Technology in July 2007.

Mr. Liu Changbo

Research and Development Center General Manager

Mr. Liu Changbo (劉昌波先生), aged 56, was appointed as the research and development center general manager of the Company in July 2017. Mr. Liu has also been a manager and the general manager of Prinx (Qingdao) and Prinx (R&D) since January 2017 and September 2017, respectively. He is also a director of Prinx (R&D). Mr. Liu served as an intern at Rongcheng Rubber Factory in July 1989, and joined the Group in August 1990 as an assistant engineer. In May 2001, he was promoted to the head of technology center office of Prinx (Shandong) Tire, and in May 2004, he was appointed as the manager of the second technological R&D division of the Group’s technology center. Mr. Liu was promoted to the chief semi-steel technology officer of the Company in March 2014. He is responsible for the development of new products, products improvement, and overall technology management of the Company and the formulation of technological standard of the Group.

Mr. Liu obtained a bachelor degree in rubber engineering from Qingdao University of Science and Technology (青島化工學院) in July 1989. He has been recognized as a senior engineer by Shandong Province Engineering Technology Position Senior Review Committee (山東省工程技術職務高級評審 委員會) since November 2002. In October 1998, Mr. Liu was awarded with the First-class Shandong Province Science and Technology Progress Award — 300,000 sets/year Radial Tire Industrial Production Technology (山東省科學技術進步一等獎 — 30萬套/年子午線輪胎工業性生產技術) by Shandong Province Science and Technology Progress Award Review Committee (山東省科學技術進 步獎評審委員會). He was further awarded with the Second-class National Science and Technology Progress Award — 300,000 sets/year Radial Tire Industrial Production Technology (國家科學技術 進 步二等獎 — 30萬套/年子午線輪胎工業性生產技術) by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC in December 1999. In November 2006, Mr. Liu obtained a Second-class award of Science and Technology Progress Prize (科技進步二等獎) from China Petroleum and Chemistry Industry Association (中國和石油化學工業協會).