Mr. Che Baozhen, aged 39, was appointed as a Director on May 22, 2015 and was appointed as a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He has also been the general manager of Prinx (Shandong) Tire Co., Ltd. (“Prinx (Shandong) Tire”), one of the subsidiaries of the Company, from April 2017 to January 2021. Mr. Che joined our Group in December 2005. He is all subsidiaries of the Company (excluding Prinx Chengshan (Qingdao) Industrial Research and Design Co., Ltd. (“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 LLC. 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 of Chengshan Group from December 2003 to May 2010, where he was responsible for handling external relations and asset management with external parties. In June 2010, Mr. Che was appointed as the assistant of general manager in Shandong Haizhibao Ocean Technology Company Limited. In December 2010, Mr. Che was appointed as the chairman of Rongcheng Chengshan Construction Property Limited Company.
Mr. Che obtained undergraduate bachelor degree in computer sciences and technology from the University of Science and Technology 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, the chairman of the Board and a non-executive Director.
Mr. Shi Futao, aged 52, was appointed as a Director on October 28, 2015. Mr. Shi joined our Group in December 2005 as a financial controller and was promoted to a director of Prinx (Shandong) Tire in November 2014 and a deputy general manager in September 2015. He is a director of Prinx Investment Holding Limited (“Prinx Investment”), Prinx Chengshan (Hong Kong) Tire Limited (“Prinx Hong Kong Tire”), Prinx (Hong Kong) Rubber Company Limited (“Prinx Rubber”), Jinan Zhianda Tire Service Co., Ltd., Zhianda (Shanghai) Tire Service Co., Ltd., Prinx Chengshan Tire North America Inc. and Prinx Thailand, all being subsidiaries of the Company. 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 non-practicing 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 high-end accounting personnel training engineering enterprises certificate by Shandong Provincial Party Committee Organization Department, the Shandong Province Finance Bureau and the Shanghai National Accounting Institute 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, aged 51, was appointed as a 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 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants since November 2015. In October 2016, Ms. Cao was admitted as a certified accountant by the Certified Public Accountant Australia (“CPA (Aust.)”).
Mr. Che Hongzhi, aged 65, was appointed as a 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 subsidiaries of the Company (excluding Prinx (Europe), Qingdao Zhianda Investment Co., Ltd. and Prinx Chengshan Tire North America Inc.). He is also the legal representative of two PRC subsidiaries of the Company. 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 21 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, in July 1987. He was awarded as a national model worker by the State Council of the PRC in April 2005. He was further being credited as an outstanding provincial party member by Shandong Provincial Party Committee, the PRC in June 2016.
Mr. Che is the father of Mr. Che Baozhen, the Executive Director.
Mr. Wang Lei, aged 43, was appointed as a Director with effect from April 20, 2017. He was redesignated 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 in December 2001. In October 2007, he acted as the deputy head of general office of Chengshan Group; in December 2009, as the head 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, Shandong, the PRC in July 1998. He further obtained an undergraduate degree in economic management from the CPC Shandong Provincial Committee Party School, 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, aged 38, was appointed as a non-executive Director on February 24, 2020. In July 2007, Mr. Shao served as the general accountant of the group finance department of China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd.; in May 2012, he served as the trainee assistant to the general manager of the sales department of CNHTC Ji’ ning Commercial Truck Co., Ltd.; in November 2012, he served as the trainee assistant to the general manager of the special vehicle business department of CNHTC; in July 2014, he served as the trainee assistant to the general manager of CNHTC Finance Manager of Investment Holdings Limited; In August 2018, he served as the first-level business director of the finance department of Sinotruk International Co., Ltd.; he has been the managing director of Sinotruk (Hong Kong) International Capital Limited since December 2018.
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.
Mr. Zhang Xuehuo, aged 59, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director, the chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of each of the Audit Committee and the Development Strategy and Risk Management Committee with effect from September 10, 2018. Mr. Zhang has been the chairman of China Mineral Ventures Limited (“China Mineral Ventures”) since 1997. He was the founder of China Mineral Ventures. Mr. Zhang founded China National Gold Development Group (Hong Kong) Limited (“China National Gold”), a subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. (the shares of which were listed on the Stock Exchange in 1999, stock code: 2899). 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 Guoda Gold Company Limited (“Shandong Guoda Gold”) from 2003 to 2011. Mr. Zhang is currently a director of Shandong Guoda Gold. Mr. Zhang has been engaging in the investment industry for nearly 30 years and has extensive experience in overseas mining resources, energy, real estate, biomedical and health industries.
Mr. Zhang has been an independent non-executive director of Doumob (stock code: 1917), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, since December 29, 2021.
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, aged 59, has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director, the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee since September 10, 2018. Mr. Choi has about 36 years of experience in finance and auditing. Since July 6, 2018, Mr. Choi has been an independent non-executive director of Minshang Creative Technology Holdings Limited (formerly known as Food Wise Holdings Limited) (stock code: 1632), a company whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. From October 2016 to August 2017, Mr. Choi was an independent non-executive director of Ernest Borel Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1856). Mr. Choi was an independent non-executive director of Fufeng Group Limited (stock code: 546), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, from January 2007 to November 2015 and PanAsialum Holdings Company Limited (Stock Code: 2078), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, from February 2016 to February 2017.
Mr. Choi graduated from Hong Kong Shue Yan College (currently known as Hong Kong Shue Yan University) in 1985. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales(“ICAEW”), a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a fellow member 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 currently a member of the Professional Conduct Committee, the Professional Development Committee and the 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. In 2018, he was elected as the Honorary Financial Adviser of the Hong Kong-Kowloon Yung Shing Tong’s Friend Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Wang Chuansheng, aged 62, 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 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 doctorate degree in chemical process machinery from the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 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 in December 1999.
Mr. Wang was awarded with the Second-Class National Science and Technology Progress Award-Synchronous Rotor Mixer Technology 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 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 by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation. 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 Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, the State Council and China’s Central Military Commission.