Mr. Fong Sou Lam, is the founder of the Group and the Chairman Emeritus of the Company. Mr. Fong established the dyeing and finishing machine manufacturing business in 1963 and has over 50 years of business experience in that industry.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman and Executive Director
Ms. He Fengxian, graduated from 華東化工學院 (East China Institute of Chemical Technology), now re-named as 華東理工大學 (East China University of Science and Technology) majoring in organic chemistry in 1977. Ms. He had worked in 國家紡織工業部計劃司和辦公廳 (the Planning Department and General Office of the Ministry of Textile Industry), had been the deputy director of 中國紡織總會辦公廳及規劃發展部 (the General Office and the Planning and Development Department of China General Committee of Textile), the deputy director of 國家紡織工業局企業改革司 (the Department of Enterprise Restructuring of State Bureau of Textile Industry), the deputy general manager, general manager and president of 中國紡織機械和技術進出口有限公司 (China Textile Machinery and Technology Import and Export Corporation), the deputy general manager and general manager of 中國紡織工業對外經濟技術合作公司 (China Textile Industries Corporation for Foreign Economic and Technical Cooperation) and the vice-president of 中國恒天集團有限公司 (China Hi-Tech Group Corporation). Ms. He is currently a director of China Hi-Tech Holding Company Limited and the president of 中國紡織機械和技術進出口有限公司 (China Textile Machinery and Technology Import and Export Corporation). Ms. He has extensive experience in business management and in particular, is familiar with the development situation of the textile industry, has experience in managing overseas sales of textile machines as well as extensive experience in managing conglomerates. Ms. He has been appointed as an Executive Director and the Chairman of the Company with effect from 9 June 2011. She is also the chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Ms. He is responsible for formulating the overall directions, corporate strategies and policies of the Group. She also keeps a close relationship with all Directors to ensure steady exchanges of information with them in the course of operations and decision-making.
Vice-Chairman and Non-executive Director
Mr. Ye Maoxin, holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in machinery manufacturing from 西安交通大學 (Xian Jiaotong University) and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from 北京大學光華管理學院 (Guanghua School of Management, Beijing University). He has about 30 years of experience in business management in the textile machinery industry and is one of the influential figures in the industry. Mr. Ye is currently the deputy general manager of 中國紡織機械（集團）有限公司 (China Textile Machinery (Group) Company Limited), the president of China Hi-Tech Holding Company Limited and the vice-president of 中國恒天集團有限公司 (China Hi-Tech Group Corporation). Mr. Ye is also the Chairman of 經緯紡織機械股份有限公司(Jingwei Textile Machinery Company Limited (a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, H-share stock code: 00350 and on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, A-share stock code: 00666). Mr. Ye has been appointed as a Non-executive Director and the Vice-Chairman of the Company with effect from 9 June 2011. Mr. Ye is in possession of solid experience in the business of the textile machinery industry and can provide valuable advice and contribution to the development of the Company.
Other Executive Directors
Mr. Ji Xin, Mr. Ji has been appointed as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 15 March 2012, and is the Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 January 2013. Mr.Ji is also a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Ji received his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Designs from 天津工業大學 (Tianjin Polytechnic University) in 1991 and Executive Master of Business Administration from the School of Economics and Management of 清華大學 (Tsinghua University) in 2008. He is a senior engineer and has been appointed as a visiting professor by 天津工業大學 (Tianjin Polytechnic University) since 2008. Mr. Ji has been holding positions as the chairman of 青島紡織機械股份有限公司 (Qingdao Textile Machinery Co., Ltd.) and as the chairman of 青島宏大紡織機械有限責任公司 (Qingdao Hongda Textile Machinery Co. Ltd.), being corporations affiliated with 中國恒天集團有限公司 (China Hi-Tech Group Corporation). In addition, Mr. Ji is currently a director of 中國紡織工業聯合會 (China Textile Industry Association), the vice-president of 中國紡織機械器材工業協會 (China Textile Machinery Association) and the vice-president of 中國產業用紡纖品行業協會 (China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association). Mr. Ji was accredited as 青島市優秀企業家 (Qingdao City Excellent Entrepreneur), 青島市勞動模範 (Qingdao City Labour Model), 全國紡織工業勞動模範 (Labour Model in China Textile Industry) and 2007 年中國紡織行業十大創新人物 (Top Ten Innovative Figure in China Textile Industry in 2007). Mr. Ji has rich experience in areas ranging from operation management, sales and marketing, capital operations and strategic planning.
Mr. Wan Wai Yung, is mainly responsible for the overall management of Monforts Fong’s Textile Machinery Co. Limited and the recently acquired German Monforts Group of companies (德國門富士集團公司), which are engaged in the manufacture and sale of textile finishing machines. Mr. Wan first joined the Group in 1978 and has over 30 years of experience with excellent customer relationships in the textile and dyeing industry.
Mr. Fong Kwok Leung, Kevin, is the eldest son of Mr. Fong Sou Lam, he joined the Group in 1986. Mr. Kevin Fong has been involved in the business of stainless steel trading since 1988 and is currently responsible for overseeing the stainless steel trading and stainless steel casting businesses of the Group. Mr. Kevin Fong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Independent Non-Executive Directors
Mr. Zhou Yucheng, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 9 June 2011. Mr. Zhou is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Zhou graduated from 合肥工業大學 (Hefei University of Technology) majoring in mechanical engineering. Mr. Zhou was the deputy director of 中國安徽省紡織工業廳 (the General Office of Textile Industry, Anhui Province, China), the director of 國家紡織工業部政策法規司 (the Department of Policies and Regulations of Ministry of Textile Industry), the chief executive officer and president of 中國華源集團有限公司 (China Huayuan Group Limited) and the president of 上海醫藥（集團）有限公司 (Shanghai Pharmaceutical (Group) Co., Ltd.). Mr. Zhou had been the vice-president of 中國集團公司促進會 (the China Group Companies Promotion Association), 中國上海市工業經濟聯合會 (the Federation of Industrial Economy, Shanghai, China), 中國上海市貿促會 (Trade Promotion Committee, Shanghai, China) and 中國上海市國際商會 (the Chamber of International Commerce, Shanghai, China), the president of 中華全國工商業聯合會醫藥業商會 (Pharmaceutical Chamber of All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce) and the representative of 中國上海市第十一屆及第十二屆人民代表大會 (the 11th and 12th Shanghai People’s Congress). Mr. Zhou has extensive experience in business management, capital operations and broad industry management in conglomerates.
Mr. Ying Wei, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 1 September 2011. Mr. Ying is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Ying holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree of Economics from 浙江工商大學 (the Zhejiang Gongshang University) (formerly known as 杭州商學院 (Hangzhou Institute of Commerce)) and is a non-practising member of 中國註冊會計師協會 (the China Institute of Certified Public Accountants). Mr. Ying had worked for 華潤紡織（集團）有限公司 (China Resources Textiles (Holdings) Company Limited) as executive director and vice-president for 18 years during the period from 1989 to 2007. Mr. Ying had also worked for China Water Affairs Group Limited (a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 855) as vice-president during the period from 2007 to 2009, and had worked for China Botanic Development Holdings Limited (now re-named as China Water Property Group Limited) (a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 2349) as an executive director and president during the period from 21 July 2008 to 30 July 2009. Mr. Ying has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of China Public Procurement Limited (a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 1094) as from 28 December 2012. Currently, Mr. Ying is the operating partner of CDH Investments.
Dr. Yuen Ming Fai, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 1 September 2004. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Dr. Yuen is currently a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Dr. Yuen holds a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol, the United Kingdom and is a fellow member of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Dr. Yuen is also an independent non-executive director of UDL Holdings Limited (a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Stock Code: 620).
Dr. Keung Wing Ching, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director with effect from 1 June 2006. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Dr. Keung holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham (the United Kingdom). Dr. Keung is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a professional member and chartered engineer of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (United Kingdom). Dr. Keung has served and presently still serves on various public and community bodies including Permanent Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Diecasting and Foundry Association, Committee Member of the Hong Kong Q Mark Council and Member of Shandong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Dr. Keung is currently the Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ka Shui International Holdings Limited (a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 822) engaged in the manufacture of diecasting parts and has over 25 years of business experience in the field of metal forming, critical components manufacturing, new materials properties and related applications and maintains a close working relationship with the Hong Kong manufacturing industries.
Mr. Zhao Chuancong, joined China Hi-Tech Group Corporation in 2000. He is at present the deputy general manager and the secretary of the board of directors of China Hi-Tech Holding Company Limited. Mr. Zhao holds a Bachelor’s degree of economics in international enterprises management from 中國安徽大學 (China Anhui University) and a Master of Engineering in software engineering from 北京航空航天大學 (Beihang University). He also completed the part-time master degree studies in respect of the course in investment project management at 中國社會科學院 (the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), the CFO training course at the School of Economics of 北京大學 (Peking University) and a part-time doctorate degree course in finance at 中國社會科學院 (the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences). Mr. Zhao joined the Group on 19 May 2011. Currently, Mr. Zhao is a vice-president of the Company and his major responsibilities in the Group are to manage the investment and strategic development division of the Group, as well as the water treatment business.
Mr. Du Qianyi, is the Chief Financial Officer of the Group. Mr. Du had attended onthe-job postgraduate courses for engineering management at 湖南大學 (Hunan University) and on-the-job postgraduate courses for economic management at 吉林大學 (Jilin University). He is currently studying for an Executive Master of Business Administration degree course at 東華大學 (Donghua University). Mr. Du has been working for corporations affiliated with 中國恒天集團有限公司 (China Hi-Tech Group Corporation) since 1986 and had held positions as finance director, chief accountant and financial controller of 邵陽紡織機械有限責任公司 (Shaoyang Textile Machinery Co., Ltd.) during period from 1997 to 2003. He has also held the positions as deputy finance director and finance director of 中國紡織機械（集團）有限公司 (China Textile Machinery (Group) Co., Ltd.) since 2003 and as the finance director of 中國恒天集團有限公司 (China Hi-Tech Group Corporation) since 2006. Mr. Du had achieved excellent scores in 全國首屆財會知識大賽 (the First National Financial and Accounting Knowledge Competition) and 全國首屆稅法知識大賽 (the First National Taxation Knowledge Competition). Mr. Du has been working in the textile machinery industry for a prolonged period, knowing the traits in the markets and operations of the textile machinery industry, having extensive experience in corporate management as well as solid theoretical foundation and rich practical experience in the areas of capital operations, operation management and financial management. Mr. Du joined the Group on 15 March 2012.
Dr. Tsui Tak Ming, William, is a vice-president of the Company. Dr. Tsui is a chartered engineer and chartered I.T. professional, and he is in charge of the research & development team of the Group. Dr. Tsui holds a bachelor of science degree and a doctorate of philosophy degree in Aeronautical Engineering and is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the United Kingdom, a corporate member of the British Royal Aeronautical Society, the Hong Kong Computer Society and the British Computer Society. Dr. Tsui is an expert in Physics, Computing, Automation Control and Management issues. Dr. Tsui joined the Group in 1989 and has over 30 years of experience in research and development on mechanical engineering and information technology Dr. Tsui is the inventor of 28 inventions of the Group with patent applied. He has been a member of the advisory committee in various universities including the University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Yang Xiaojian, is a director of Fong’s Group Management Limited (a wholly-owned Subsidiary of the Group) and is responsible for the Group’s human resources, administration and external affairs. Mr. Yang graduated from Santa Monica College in the USA with an Associate Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He studied business administration courses in California State University in the USA and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Suffield University in the USA. Mr. Yang joined the Group in January 2011.
Mr. Leung Sheung Wai, Walter, is a sales director of Fong’s National Engineering Company, Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group) and is responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing activities of the dyeing and finishing machine business of the Group in the overseas market. Mr. Leung graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (which was subsequently renamed the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) with a Higher Diploma in Textile Chemistry. He is also a Chartered Member of the Textile Institute and a Fellow of the Society of Dyers and Colourists. Mr. Leung joined the Group in 1997.
Mr. Thomas Archner, is a Joint Managing Director of Fong’s Europe GmbH (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group). Mr. Archner graduated from the University of Hamburg with a Diploma in Economics. He has more than 20 years’ senior and executive management experience in industrial companies, including in the textile machinery business. Mr. Archner joined the Group in January 2008.
Mr. Wong Ching Chuen, Patrick, is a sales director of Fong’s National Engineering Company, Limited (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group) and is responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing activities of the dyeing and finishing machine business of the Group in the woven market in China. Mr. Wong has been educated in the Hong Kong Polytechnic (which was subsequently renamed the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) for Mechanical Engineering and Griffith University in Australia for law respectively. Mr. Wong has over 15 years’ experience in China trade for industrial equipment supplies and engineering work. Mr. Wong joined the Group in July 2000.
Mr. Heinz Scheungraber, is the Chief Financial Officer of Fong’s Europe GmbH (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Group). Mr. Scheungraber graduated from the Academy of Business and Administration in Stuttgart, Germany with a Diploma in Business Administration and has over 20 years’ experience in finance and controlling management of manufacturing and machinery building companies. Mr. Scheungraber joined the Group in April 2006.
Mr. Roland Hampel, is the Joint Managing Director of A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Mr. Hampel graduated from Aachen Technical High School with a Diploma in Engineering. He is an engineer with more than 30 years’ experience as an executive manager in the design of textile machines especially driers and thermo treatment machines. Mr. Hampel joined the group in 1999 and since 2007 has been heading all administrative, technical and financial issues of the company including the manufacturing company “Montex Maschinenfabrik Ges. m. b. H” in Austria. Mr. Hampel is a board member of Monforts Fong’s and of the technical advisory committee of the German machine builder’s guild VDMA (German Engineering Federation).
Mr. Lee Che Keung
, is the company secretary of the Company. Mr. Lee graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (which was subsequently renamed the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) with a Professional Diploma in Company Secretaryship and Administration and is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. Mr. Lee is responsible for the overall corporate secretarial matters of the Group. Mr. Lee joined the Group in February 1990.