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Mr. Guo Hong Xin

Executive Chairman

Mr. Guo Hong Xin was appointed as an Executive Director and Chairman of the Board in May 2004 and was last re-elected on 25 April 2014. Mr. Guo is responsible for the overall management and strategic plan for the development of the Group. Mr. Guo obtained his bachelors degree in 1983; in 2010 he obtained his Ph.D in Geotechnical Engineering from Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences; in 2014 he obtained his EMBA (Executive Master of Business Administration) degree in Tsinghua University. He began his career as a Lab Director in Heat Pipe Research Centre of Nanjing Chemical Institute. In 1985, Mr. Guo left to join Nanjing Heat Pipe Technology Development Centre as a Business Development Manager. From 1993 to 1997, he worked in Shengnuo Group as a Director and Deputy General Manager and was responsible for sales and marketing. In 1994, he was awarded first prize in technological progress by Ministry of Education of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). Between 1995 and 1997, he worked as a Vice Dean of Heat Pipe Technology Development Institute of Nanjing University of Technology and a Deputy Director of National Science and Technology Ministry Heat Pipe Technology Promotion Centre. In 1998, he joined Jiangsu Sunpower Petrochemical Engineering Co., Ltd. He has also been a part-time professor of Changzhou University (Originally named Jiangsu Polytechnic University) since 2003. In 2006, Mr. Guo was recognized as Great Contributor to Nanjing Science and Technology by Nanjing Government. In 2008, he was appointed as the Team Leader of the National Standardization Technical Committee for heat pipes. In 2009, Mr. Guo was awarded second prize in technological progress by National Federation of Industry & Commerce and Jiangsu Province. In 2010, he was awarded second prize in technological progress by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, and was engaged as a part-time instructor of MBA Education Center of Nanjing University. In 2011, Mr. Guo was awarded as Jiangsu Top 10 Outstanding Entrepreneurs and Jiangsu Province Innovative and Entrepreneurial talents. Mr. Guo is also engaged as the first batch of industry professor in Jiangsu Province. He was also elected as the expert of level 2 of 333 High Level Talents Training Programme by the Peoples Government of Jiangsu Province. In 2012, Mr. Guo was awarded the special government allowance by the Central Peoples Government of the PRC for his outstanding contributions. In 2015, Mr. Guo was recognised as scientific and technological innovation and entrepreneurial talent (known as Ten Thousand Talents Plan) by Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC. Mr. Guo also serves as independent nonexecutive director of Genscript Biotech Corporation, a company listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Mr. Ma Ming

Executive Director

Mr. Ma Ming was appointed as an Executive Director in May 2004 and was last re-elected on 29 April 2015. Mr. Ma is responsible for the management of the financial affairs and external investment of the Group. Mr. Ma graduated from Nanjing Chemical Engineering Senior College (majoring in chemical engineering instruments) in July 1983. He graduated with a Master of Engineering Management degree from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in March 2007. From 1983 to 1992, he worked as an engineer in Nanjing Chemical Industrial Company. In 1992, he left to join Hainan Lida Industrial Co., Ltd. as a Manager responsible for sales and marketing. In 1997, Mr. Ma joined Sunpower Petrochemical as a Deputy General Manager until he joined the Group in 2004. Between 2008 to 2010, Mr. Ma was entrusted by the Chairman of the Board to perform, on his behalf, all the responsibilities as General Manager of Jiangsu Sunpower Technology Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Sunpower Machinery Manufacture Co., Ltd. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Ma Ming was formally appointed as General Manager of the two companies. He was also General Manager of Sunpower Technology (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. between 2014 to 2015.

Mr. Jiang Ning

Lead Independent Director

Mr. Jiang Ning was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in February 2005 and was last re-elected on 29 April 2015. In February 2014, he was appointed as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jiang graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982 from Anhui Normal University. He graduated from Nanjing University and received his Master of Economics in July 1992. Since September 1992, Mr. Jiang held various positions with Nanjing University such as lecturer, associate professor and professor; Vice Dean of Yangtze Delta Economic Social Development Research Centre of Nanjing University and Dean of Investment and Finance Research Centre of Nanjing University. His teaching curriculum includes: money and banking, investment and financial research, corporate mergers and acquisitions, capital market and corporate development. Mr. Jiang also serves as an independent director in the following companies: Jiangsu Broadcasting Cable Information Network Co., Ltd., Chinasun Specialty Products Co., Ltd. and Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Mr. Lau Ping Sum Pearce

Independent Director

Mr. Lau Ping Sum Pearce was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in February 2005 and was last reelected on 26 April 2013. Mr. Lau graduated from the Australian National University with a Degree in Economics and also holds a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Singapore. Mr. Lau was a Member of Parliament for Yio Chu Kang Constituency from 1980 to 1991 and a Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency from 1991 to 1996. He served as a Director of Ang Mo Kio Community Hospital from 1993 to 1999 and Chairman of the Medifund Committee of the hospital from 2001 to 2005. He was Head of Computer Services in a statutory board and two local banks from 1973 to 1996. Between 1997 and 2000, he was the General Manager of NTUC Link Pte Ltd. He was the Executive Director of Peoples Action Party/PAP Community Foundation from 2001 to 2012. He is currently an Independent Director of two other listed companies in Singapore and a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Mr. Chin Sek Peng

Independent Director

Mr. Chin Sek Peng was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in February 2005 and was

last re-elected on 25 April 2014. Mr. Chin is the cofounding Director of PKF-CAP Advisory Partners Pte Ltd, a company engaged in the provision of consultancy and business advisory services. He is also the Deputy Managing Partner responsible for running, managing and developing the assurance business of PKF-CAP LLP, a firm of chartered accountants in Singapore. Mr. Chin started his accountancy and audit training in Casson Beckman, a medium sized firm of chartered accountants in London. After qualifying as a chartered accountant, he joined legacy Price Waterhouse and worked in UK, Europe and Singapore from 1983 to 1994. In 1994, he joined the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) as the first Practice Review Director, heading, running and regulating the compliance of work standards for all audit practices in Singapore. In 1999, Mr. Chin joined legacy Arthur Andersen as a partner in its Assurance and Business Advisory Division and in 2002 he left the firm to set up his own audit and consultancy practices together with another partner. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, as well as a Fellow (practising) Chartered Accountant of Singapore. Mr. Chin also serves as Independent Director mainly in the capacity as Audit Committee Chairman to three other public companies listed on the Singapore Exchange and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Singapore and a council member of ISCA. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Public Accounting Practice Committee of ISCA and a member of the Audit Committee of the Council of Private Education which is the regulatory body for private school operators in Singapore.


Source: Annual Report FY2015