BOARD – EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Ms. Di Duan, joined the Group in May 2016 as Chairman and Executive Director of ZZ Capital International Limited. She is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Ms. Duan is also a director of Dragon Legend Investments Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ZZCI.
Ms. Duan has, since 2011, worked at Zhongzhi Capital Management Company Limited (“Zhongzhi Capital Management”) and now serves as an Executive Director. She is also the partner’s appointed representative at Shenzhen Qianhai Zhongzhi Jinhui Investment Management Partnership Enterprise (Limited Partnership) (“Shenzhen Zhongzhi”) and a director of each of Zhongzhi Capital (HK) Company Limited (“Zhongzhi Capital (HK)”) and Jinhui Capital Company Limited (“Jinhui”). Jinhui, Zhongzhi Capital (HK), Shenzhen Zhongzhi and Zhongzhi Capital Management are the current controlling shareholders of ZZCI. She obtained a bachelor of commerce degree in finance and accounting in 2008 and a master of commerce degree in finance and marketing in 2009 from the University of Sydney, Australia respectively.
Ms. Rhym Yun Zhang, joined the Group in June 2016 as Executive Director of ZZ Capital International and has been appointed as CEO since Feb 2018. She has worked at Zhongzhi since 2012 and appointed as its chief executive officer since 2015. Prior to that, Rhym served as the deputy director of risk management department in Chongqing Liangjiang Financial Development Co., Ltd and as a lawyer in Beijing Guofeng Kevin law firm. Rhym has nearly 10 years of experience in law and investment management. She is experienced in capital market transactions and cross-border M&A.
Rhym is also the legal representative and director of both 常州京江资本管理有限公司 (Changzhou Jingjiang Capital Management Company Limited*) (“Changzhou Jingjiang”) and Kang Bang Qi Hui (HK) Company Limited (“Kang Bang”) and a legal representative of 常州康邦齐辉投资中心 (有限合伙) (Changzhou Kangbang Qihui Investment Center (Limited Partner)*) (”Changzhou Kangbang”). She is currently the director of Jiangsu Fasten Co. Ltd. (stock code: 000890, a company whose shares are listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange). Kang Bang and Changzhou Kangbang are substantial shareholders of ZZCI, and Changzhou Jingjiang and Zhongzhi Capital are controlling shareholders of the Company. Rhym graduated with Master of Law in City University of Hong Kong and holds the Chinese Certificate of Legal Professional Qualification.
* For identification purpose only
BOARD – NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Fu Chi King Johnson, joined ZZCI in March 2019 as a non-executive director.
Mr. Fu was an independent non-executive director of Sunfonda Group Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 01771) from January 2014 to July 2017. Mr. Fu was the chief executive officer of Kingold Group Companies Ltd in Guangzhou, China from 2013 to 2014 and Kingold has investments in real estate, hotels, resorts, media, education and IT. He was also an independent non-executive director of China Hanking Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 03788) from February 2011 to May 2015. From 2011 to 2013, he had served as CEO China for Rabobank Netherland. Mr. Fu had also served as a director and the chief executive officer of ChemChina Finance Co., Ltd. (中國化工財務有限公司), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned China National Chemical Corporation Ltd. (中國化工集團有限公司), where he was fully responsible for managing the cashflow and investment of ChemChina Finance Co., Ltd. From 2005 to 2009, he worked for Hang Seng Bank Limited, Hong Kong (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 00011) and held the position of an executive director and the chief executive officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, Hang Seng Bank (China) Limited (恒生銀行（中國）有限公司). Mr. Fu held various management positions in a number of financial institutions and other companies. Mr. Fu obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University (羅耀拉大學) in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States in 1975 and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley (加州大學柏克萊分校) in Berkeley, California in the United States in 1976.
BOARD – INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Mr. Stephen Markscheid, joined ZZCI in June 2016 as an independent non-executive director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee.
Mr. Markscheid is a partner at Wilton Partners, a Shanghai based boutique investment bank. He currently serves as a non-executive director of ChinaCast Education Corporation and as an independent director of CNinsure Inc., Jinko Solar Inc. and. ChinaCast Education trades Over-The-Counter and CNinsure is listed on NASDAQ , while Jinko Solar and China Ming Yang Wind Power are both NYSE-listed. He also served as independent director of China Integrated Energy Corporation between 2011-2014 (a company previously listed on NASDAQ) and China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (a company previously listed on NYSE). He is also a trustee of Princeton-in-Asia. From 1998-2006, Mr. Markscheid worked for GE Capital (“GE”). During his time with GE, Mr. Markscheid led GE's business development activities in China and Asia Pacific, primarily acquisitions and direct investments. Prior to GE, Mr. Markscheid worked with the Boston Consulting Group throughout Asia. He was a commercial banker for ten years in London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing with Chase Manhattan Bank and First National Bank of Chicago and has years of professional experience in the financial services industries. He obtained a BA from Princeton University in 1976, an MA in international affairs from Johns Hopkins University in 1980, and an MBA from Columbia University in 1991, where he was class valedictorian.
Mr. Weidong Zhang, joined the group in July 2016 as an independent non-executive director of ZZ Capital International Limited, and is a member of each of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Zhang is currently executive director of OP Financial Investments Limited (Stock Code: 01140), a company whose shares are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (the “Stock Exchange”). He is also the general manager of Jin Dou Development Fund, L.P., a joint venture investee of China Investment Corporation and OP Financial Investments Limited, and a partner of Oriental Patron Financial Group primarily responsible for private equity investments. Mr. Zhang has over 13 years of experience in the operation and management of commercial banking, during which he worked in the international business department of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”) with his final position as deputy general manager of department, including 3 years in ICBC’s Almaty Branch, where he was in charge of treasury, credit lending and office operations. Furthermore, Mr. Zhang has 11 years of investment banking experience, having served as executive director of ICEA Finance Group (the investment banking arm of ICBC) and managing director of Alpha Alliance Finance Holdings, responsible for corporate finance and the sales department. He is also an independent non-executive Director of Tianjin Port Development Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 03382) whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Zhang holds a Master’s degree from Renmin University in Economics, a Programme for Management Development diploma from Harvard Business School and held a fellowship at Columbia University in New York.
Mr. Longgen Zhang, joined the Group in January 2018 as an independent non-executive director of ZZ Capital International. He is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr. Zhang is currently a director of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (stock code: JKS), a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (‘‘NYSE’’). Before that, from September 2008 to September 2014, he was the chief financial officer and director of JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. From February 2006 to August 2008, he worked in Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (stock code: XIN), a company listed on NYSE as the chief financial officer and director. Mr. Zhang has extensive financial expertise and financial management experience. He has served as an independent director in various listed companies, including, among others, China Ming Yang Wind Power Group Limited (a company listed on the NYSE, stock code: MY), China Fordoo Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 02399) and CCS Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, stock code: 600180). Mr. Zhang holds a master’s degree in professional accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from West Texas A&M University. He was qualified as a certified public accountant and was granted such certificate by the State Board of Public Accounting of the State of Texas in the United States in August 1995. He obtained his membership from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in July 2002.
Ms. Juanna Chan, joined the Group in 2016 as company secretary of ZZ Capital International. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a Company Secretary of companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. She obtained a Higher Certificate in Company Secretaryship and Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an MBA from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. Ms. Chan is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators respectively.