Mr. Wang TianyiChairman
Mr. Wang is the Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and the Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board, and a director of several subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Wang is the non-executive director and the chairman of China Everbright Water Limited (the Company’s subsidiary and the shares of which are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”)). He is also the non-executive director and the chairman of the board of directors of China Everbright Greentech Limited (the Company’s subsidiary and the shares of which are listed on the Stock Exchange). Prior to joining the Group, he was the Dean of Shandong Academy of Sciences. He was formerly the Deputy Mayor of Jinan City of Shandong Province. He had been the Vice President, and the Dean and Professor of the School of Economics and Management of Yantai University of Shandong Province.
He is currently a part-time professor of Tsinghua University and a Co-Director of the Center for PPP of Tsinghua University. He is also a member of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, a member of International Coalition for Green Development on the Belt and Road Advisory Board, a vice chairman of China Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association, a vice chairman of All-China Environment Federation, a vice chairman of Industrial and Academic Union of Ecological Environment of the China Association for Science and Technology, a member of the UNECE PPP Business Advisory Board, and a member of China Business Research Centre Advisory Council of the National University of Singapore. He holds a doctorate degree in economics, a master’s degree in management and a bachelor’s degree in electronics from Tsinghua University. He had pursued advanced studies at Harvard University and University of California in the United States. Mr. Wang joined the Board in February 2010, and was re-designated as the Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company in January 2018 and was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of the Company in September 2020. Mr. Wang was no longer the Chief Executive Officer of the Company with effect from June 2021 and remains as the Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip
Mr. Fan is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board. Mr. Fan is an independent non-executive director of the following Hong Kong listed public companies, namely Hysan Development Company Limited, First Pacific Company Limited, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited and PFC Device Inc. Mr. Fan was formerly an independent director of Goodman Group, an Australian listed company and a member of the Asian Advisory Committee of AustralianSuper, a pension fund established in Australia until November 2017 and February 2017 respectively. Mr. Fan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from Stanford University and a Master’s Degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the Company in 1997, he was an executive director of CITIC Pacific Limited in charge of industrial projects in China. Mr. Fan joined the Board in November 1997 and was re-designated as a Non-executive Director and an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in January 2010 and December 2012 respectively.
Mr. Mar Selwyn
Mr. Mar is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Board. Mr. Mar graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Mar was a director of Nexia Charles Mar Fan Limited, and is now a consultant. He is also an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Minmetals Land Limited and Man Yue Technology Holdings Limited, and a senior adviser to the board of directors of PanAsialum Holdings Company Limited (“PanAsialum”) (all of the aforesaid companies are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). He was an independent non-executive director and the chairman of the audit committee of PanAsialum. He was also the President of Hong Kong Society of Accountants (now known as Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants) in 1991. Mr. Mar is an Honorary Fellow of the Lingnan University. He joined the Board in September 2004.
Mr. Zhai Haitao
Mr. Zhai is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Board, and the Member of each of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee of the Board. He is also an independent non-executive director of China Everbright Water Limited (the Company’s subsidiary and the shares of which are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). Mr. Zhai is the President and Partner of Primavera Capital Group. He was formerly a director and the chairman of the audit committee of the board of China Asset Management Co., Ltd., Managing Director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC and Chief Representative of Goldman Sachs Beijing Office. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Zhai worked at the International Department of the People’s Bank of China in Beijing, and was Deputy Representative of the People’s Bank of China Representative Office for the Americas based in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Columbia University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Peking University. He has extensive experience and knowledge in banking, capital market and management. Mr. Zhai joined the Board in January 2011.
Mr. Suo Xuquan
Mr. Suo is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, and the Member of each of the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Risk Management Committee of the Board. Mr. Suo is an independent director of CITIC Bank International (China) Limited, Bank of Zhangjiakou Co., Ltd.* (張家口銀行股份有限公司) and Northking Information Technology Co., Ltd.* (京北方信息技術股份有限公司) (the shares of which are listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange). Mr. Suo is a part-time professor of Business School of China University of Political Science and Law. Mr. Suo was an independent director of China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd.* (中國衛通集團股份有限公司) (the shares of which are listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange). He was the general manager of Credit Extension Approval Department of Head Office of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”, the shares of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Shanghai Stock Exchange) prior to his retirement from the ICBC group after 33 years of services. He also worked in the Shaanxi Branch of the People’s Bank of China before joining the ICBC Group. Mr. Suo graduated from on-job postgraduate class of Economics and Management in the Correspondence College of Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, and he is a senior economist and expert entitled to special allowance of the State Council. Mr. Suo has over 37 years of relevant banking experience and has extensive experience in bank credit management and bank credit risk management. He has expertise in business operation and financial analysis. Mr. Suo joined the Board in August 2018.* For identification purpose only.
The Nomination Committee currently comprises Mr. Wang Tianyi (Chairman), the executive Director and the Chairman of the Board, and all the 4 independent non-executive Directors, namely Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip, Mr. Mar Selwyn, Mr. Zhai Haitao and Mr. Suo Xuquan. Its primary responsibilities include but not limited to reviewing annually the structure, size and composition (including the skills, knowledge and experience) of the Board, reviewing and reporting the Board diversity to the Board, assessing the independence of the independent non-executive Directors, making recommendations to the Board, by taking into account the Board Diversity Policy and the Nomination Policy, on appointment or re-appointment or re-designation of Directors, and the appointment or re-appointment of the senior management, and assessing the qualifications and competencies of the candidates, so as to ensure that all nominations are fair and transparent. The terms of reference of the Nomination Committee are available on the websites of the Company and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.