Director and senior management

Executive Directors

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    Mr. Zhu Yongjun (Chairman)

    Mr. Zhu Yongjun, aged 54, 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 is the Chairman and an executive director of China Water Industry Group Limited (a company listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) (the “Stock Exchange”) (Stock Code: 1129). He was an executive director of EverChina Int’l Holdings Company Limited (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange) (Stock Code: 202) from May 2008 to February 2013 and the chairman of the board of Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment Co., Limited* (“Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment”) (a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange) (Stock Code: 600187), from January 2009 to May 2015. 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.

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    Mr. Pan Yimin

    Mr. Pan Yimin, aged 45, was appointed as an executive director of the Company on 24 March 2021. He was the president of Tianjin Dongfang Mingrui Investment Management Co., Ltd* since 2013 prior to joining the Company. Mr. Pan was the vice president of Interchina (Tianjin) Water Treatment Co., Ltd.* from April 2011 to March 2013, and a deputy manager of Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment from April 2009 to March 2011. Mr. Pan obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1998 from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics.

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    Mr. Lee Tsi Fun Nicholas

    Mr. Lee Tsi Fun Nicholas, aged 43, was appointed as an executive director of the Company on 31 August 2018. He joined the Company in November 2015 and was appointed as the Company’s company secretary on 24 May 2016. Since year 2016, he is also the company secretary and director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Lee is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He graduated from the University of Oregon in the United States of America with a Bachelor of Science degree in year 1999.

Independent Non-executive Directors

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    Mr. Lo Chun Chiu, Adrian

    Mr. Lo Chun Chiu, Adrian, aged 65, 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. 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. He is an independent nonexecutive director of Huarchi Global Group Holdings Limited (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange) (Stock Code: 2296) since November 2019.

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    Dr. Tong Ka Lok

    Dr. Tong Ka Lok, aged 58, was appointed as an independent nonexecutive 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.

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    Mr. Choy Wai Shek, Raymond, MH, JP

    Mr. Choy Wai Shek, Raymond, MH, JP, aged 72, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 26 August 2014. He is the chairman of our the remuneration committee of the Board and a member of each of the nomination committee and audit committee of the Board.

    Mr. Choy joined the Group in January 2013 as a director of New Concepts Foundation Limited (“NC Foundation”). Mr. Choy has been carrying out an independent non-executive role in NC Foundation, mainly responsible for advising on corporate governance of NC Foundation. Mr. Choy also acts as an independent non- executive director of Far East Hotels and Entertainment Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 37), AB Builders Group Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1615)) and WAC Holdings Limited (a company listed on GEM (stock code: 8619)).

    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 Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”)* (Term Ninth to Twelfth) (中國人民政治協商會議廣州市委員會). He was also elected as a vice president of GMC Hong Kong Members Association in February 2012. He is the Honorary Committee Member of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong (“CGCC”) and was also the Chairman of Member’s Service Committee of CGCC.

Non-executive Directors

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    Mr. Sui Guangyi (Honorary chairman)

    Mr. Sui Guangyi, aged 59, was appointed as a non-executive director and the honorary chairman of the Company on 15 October 2021. Mr. Sui was the non-executive director of China Investment Fund Company Limited (stock code: 612) (formerly known as China Ding Yi Feng Holdings Limited) (‘‘CIV’’), a company whose shares are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from September 2015, and the chairman of CIV from October 2015. He resigned from the said positions in CIV in January 2020. Mr. Sui obtained a bachelor’s degree from Yunnan Technology College* 雲南經濟技術專修學院 in 1990.

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    Dr. Ge Xiaolin

    Dr. Ge Xiaolin, aged 56, was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 2 July 2020. Dr. Ge is the chairman of Tianjin SOFIT Building Materials Co., Ltd. Dr. Ge received a master’s degree in 1990 and a bachelor’s degree in 1988 in Hunan University, subsequently obtained his Ph.D. degree in Beijing University in 2013, and postdoctoral researcher in Applied Economics in Hunan University in 2010. Dr. Ge was the (Term Ninth to Tenth) member of All-China Youth Association. Prior to founding his own company, Dr. Ge worked in China Pinghe Import & Export Co., Ltd. (as general manager), and Goalmark International Group (as vice general manager and subsequent as general manager).

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    Dr. Zhang Lihui

    Dr. Zhang Lihui, aged 50, was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 8 September 2016. Dr. Zhang is a managing 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.

    Dr. Zhang received a master’s degree in Laws and a bachelor’s degree in Technology English in PLA University of Foreign Languages, 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.