Ms. Cheung Yan
Ms. Cheung Yan, JP, has been the Chairlady of the Company since 2006. She is a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. She is one of the founders of the Group and is in charge of the Company's overall corporate development and the Group's strategic planning. Ms. Cheung has over 22 years of experience in paper manufacturing and over 32 years of experience in recovered paper recycling and international trade. Ms. Cheung was a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. She is currently executive vice chairman of the China Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs Association, vice president of China Paper Association, vice president of China Paper Industry Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Life President of the Guangdong Overseas Chinese Enterprises Associations, vice chairman of Guangdong Federation of Industry and Commerce, executive vice president of the Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce, Honorary President of World Dongguan Entrepreneurs, Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Overseas Chinese Associations and President of New Home Association. Ms. Cheung is an honorary citizen of the City of Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. In 2007, Ms. Cheung was awarded the "Entrepreneur of the Year in China 2007" by Ernst & Young and in 2008, she was accredited as a "Leader Figure" ("領袖人物獎") in "China Cailun Award" ("中華蔡倫獎") by China Paper Industry Chamber of Commerce and was awarded "China Charity Award 2008" ("2008年中華慈善獎") by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC. In May 2009, Ms. Cheung was awarded "Outstanding Entrepreneur in Pulp aNine Dragons Paper Manufacturing Industry in China" ("全國製漿造紙行業優秀企業家") by China Paper Association. She was awarded "Chinese Chamber of Commerce Contributions Award" ("華商貢獻獎") in the city of Chongqing in January 2010, the title of "Outstanding Person on Energy Saving and Emission Reduction in China 2009" ("2009中國節能減排功勳人物") by All-China Environment Federation in May 2010, "Outstanding Contribution Award on Poverty Alleviation and Benefiting the Community by a Businessman in the Private Sector in Guangdong Province" ("廣東省非公有制經濟人士扶貧濟困回報社會突出貢獻獎") in July 2010. Ms. Cheung was also awarded "Outstanding Entrepreneur in China" ("全國優秀企業家") by China Enterprise Association in May 2014, "Asian CEO of the Year" ("亞洲最佳CEO獎") by RISI and "Outstanding Contribution Award in Paper Industry in China" ("全國造紙行業傑出貢獻獎") by China Paper Association in June 2014. Ms. Cheung was appointed by the Government of the HKSAR as a Justice of the Peace (JP) in July 2016.
Mr. Liu Ming Chung
Mr. Liu Ming Chung has been the Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2006. He is a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He is one of the founders of the Group and is responsible for the overall corporate management and planning, the development of new manufacturing technologies, the procurement of production equipment and human resources management of the Group. Mr. Liu has over 27 years of experience in international trade and over 19 years of experience in corporate management. Mr. Liu graduated with a bachelor degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Santo Amaro in 1983. Mr. Liu is an honorary citizen of the City of Dongguan, Guangdong Province, China. In 2000, Mr. Liu was appointed as a member of the Ninth Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Guangzhou of Guangdong province and a consultant of the Committee for Affairs of Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan Compatriots and Overseas Chinese. In 2001, Mr. Liu was awarded a member of All-China Youth Federation.
Mr. Zhang Cheng Fei
Mr. Zhang Cheng Fei has been an Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 2006 and was re-designated as an Executive Director, Deputy Chairman and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company since June 2018. He is a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He is one of the founders and is responsible for the overall management of the operations and business of the Group including marketing, finance, procurement, sales and IT departments. Mr. Zhang has over 24 years of experience in procurement, marketing and distribution and is a member of the Third Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Chongqing.
Mr. Lau Chun Shun
Mr. Lau Chun Shun joined the Company as a Non-executive Director in 2006 and was re-designated as an Executive Director of the Company in August 2009. He is a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He is responsible for the management and operation of the Group including marketing and distribution, procurement and sales departments. Mr. Lau has over 9 years experience in procurement, marketing and distribution, sales and corporate management. Mr. Lau holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis and a master degree in Industrial Engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Lau is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Dongguan, Vice Chairman of Dongguan Federation of Industry and Commerce and Vice President of New Home Association.
Mr. Ken Liu
Mr. Ken Liu has been the Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Company since 2018. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He is also the Chief Executive Officer (North America) of a subsidiary of the Company in charge of business in North America. Mr. Ken Liu graduated cum laude in Government from Harvard University. He was previously a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in U.S. where he advised technology, telecom, and banking companies for approximately two years. Since March 2016, Mr. Ken Liu has been the vice chairman of ACN, one of the largest recovered paper suppliers to the Group, where he was responsible for overseeing its corporate development, marketing strategy and general management.
Mr. Zhang Lianpeng
Mr. Zhang Lianpeng joined the Company as a Non-executive Director in 2017 and was re-designated as an Executive Director of the Company in August 2018. Mr. Zhang graduated from The New York University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He previously worked in the U.S. and has experience in administration, project management, accounting and corporate financing.
Mr. Zhang Yuanfu
Mr. Zhang Yuanfu has been an Executive Director of the Company since 2008. He is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. He also serves as the Group's Chief Financial Officer in charge of financial matters and investor relations. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Zhang served as the chief financial officer, qualified accountant and company secretary of Weichai Power Co., Ltd. for more than 5 years and also worked in a number of Hong Kong listed companies in charge of accounting and financial management. He has more than 32 years of experience in auditing, accounting and corporate finance. Mr. Zhang holds a bachelor degree in Economics. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom and an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Independent Non-executive Directors
Ms. Tam Wai Chu, Maria
Ms. Tam Wai Chu, Maria, GBM, JP , has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2006. She serves as an independent non-executive director of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, Sinopec Kantons Holdings Limited, Wing On Company International Limited, Macau Legend Development Limited and China Shenhua Energy Company Limited, all are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Ms. Tam was a deputy to the National People's Congress of The People's Republic of China. She is the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong Basic Law Committee. She is qualified as a barrister-at-law at Gray's Inn, London and has practice experience in Hong Kong.
Mr. Ng Leung Sing
Mr. Ng Leung Sing, SBS, JP, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since March 2013. Mr. Ng is the chairman of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Trustees Limited and a director of BOCHK Charitable Foundation Limited. Mr. Ng is a Hong Kong Deputy to the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th National People's Congress, People's Republic of China. He is also an independent non-executive director of SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited, Hanhua Financial Holding Company Limited and Grand Brilliance Group Holdings Limited, all are listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr. Ng was a member of The Court of The Lingnan University from 1999 to 2011, the General Manager of Bank-wide Operation Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited from August 2005 to July 2009, the executive director and general manager of The China and South Sea Bank Limited, Hong Kong from 1990 to 1998. He was previously a member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, an independent non-executive director of MTR Corporation Limited and a member of the managing board of The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, Hong Kong. Mr. Ng is a graduate of University of East Asia, Graduate College, Macau and holds a diploma in Chinese Law.
Mr. Lam Yiu Kin
Mr. Lam Yiu Kin has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2016. Mr. Lam is a fellow member of each of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("HKICPA"). He graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a higher diploma in Accountancy in 1975. He was conferred an Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2002. Mr. Lam was previously a member of the Listing Committee and the Financial Reporting Advisory Panel of the Stock Exchange from 1997 to 2003, a committee member of HKICPA from 1994 to 2009, and a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1993 to 2013. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Lam was an independent non-executive director of Royal Century Resources Holdings Limited (formerly known as Kate China Holdings Limited), a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange and from 2015 to 2017, Mr Lam was an independent non-executive director of Mason Group Holdings Limited (formerly known as Mason Financial Holdings Limited). In all, Mr. Lam has over 40 years of extensive experience in accounting, auditing and business consulting. Mr. Lam is currently an independent non-executive director of each of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited; Spring Asset Management Limited as the manager of Spring Real Estate Investment Trust; Vital Mobile Holdings Limited; Shanghai Fudan-Zhangjiang Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Shougang Concord Century Holdings Limited; COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited; WWPKG Holdings Company Limited; CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited and Bestway Global Holding Inc.
Mr. Chen Kefu
Mr. Chen Kefu has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since 2018. He graduated from the Mathematics Department of Fudan University majoring in Mechanics in 1967. He was promoted to Professor by Tianjin Municipal Science and Technology Commission in 1991 and was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2003. Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering is the highest academic title in engineering technology established in the PRC, which is a lifelong honor. Mr. Chen has served South China University of Technology in PRC since December 1992, and is currently the Director of the Academic Committee of the State Key Laboratory of Pulp aNine Dragons Paper Engineering of South China University of Technology and Professor of School of Light Industry and Engineering. Mr. Chen has devoted himself to the research and teaching of light industry, pulp aNine Dragons Paper engineering for a long time, won various national science and technology awards, and has made contribution to the paper industry.