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 (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 (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”).
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 (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 (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.
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 (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 (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.