Mr. Fong Sou Lam, born in December 1934, 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 the industry.
Mr. Guan Youping, born in May 1967, joined the Group on 18 October 2019 and is currently an Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Guan is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Guan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Machinery Manufacturing Technology and Equipment from Tianjin Institute of Textile Science and Technology (currently known as Tianjin Polytechnic University) and a Master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, and he is a senior engineer. Mr. Guan has over 30 years’ working experience in the textile industry and in-depth knowledge in product, market and operation of textile machinery industry. Mr. Guan also has extensive practical experience in corporate lean production, technology research and development, marketing and operations management.
Mr. Chen Peng, born in October 1972, joined the Group on 4 March 2022 and is currently an Executive Director and the General Manager of the Company. Mr. Chen is also a member of Nomination Committee and Remuneration Commitee of the Company. Mr. Chen is primarily responsible for overseeing the overall operations of the Group. Before joining the Group, Mr. Chen had served various positions at Changde Textile Machinery Company Limited (常德紡織機械有限公司), a corporation affiliated with China Hi-Tech Group Corporation (中國恒天集團有限公司) since 1992, with general manager as his last position.
Mr. Fong Kwok Leung, Kevin, born in December 1961, is the eldest son of Mr. Fong Sou Lam who is the founder of the Group as well as the Chairman Emeritus and a substantial shareholder of the Company. Mr. Fong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Simon Fraser University, Canada. Mr. Fong joined the Group in 1986 and was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 25 July 1990. Mr. Fong had been responsible for overseeing the stainless steel trading and stainless steel casting businesses of the Group for a long period. With effect from 1 October 2016, Mr. Fong has been re-designated from an Executive Director to a Non-executive Director of the Company due to his desire to devote more time to his own family business.
Mr. Tong Wing Chi, born in March 1982, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 1 March 2022. Mr. Tong is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Tong obtained a degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Accountancy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2004 and has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since September 2008. Mr. Tong has over 15 years of experience in auditing, accounting and financial reporting. Mr. Tong started his career in Deloitte Touche Tomatsu from September 2004 to February 2010 with his last position as an audit senior. He then worked in DTZ Debenham Tie Leung as a senior accountant from March 2010 to October 2011. Mr. Tong returned to Deloitte Touche Tomatsu in October 2011 as an audit manager and his last held position was a manager of CXO advisory service when he left the company in February 2014. Mr. Tong has been a managing director of Victory Success Consulting Limited since July 2018 and a managing partner of Edward and Stan Global Advisory Limited since November 2019. Mr. Tong had been an independent non-executive director of Trendzon Holdings Group Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 1865) during the period from 21 September 2020 to 31 March 2022 and has been an independent non-executive director of PF Group Holdings Limited (a company listed on GEM of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 8221) since 6 October 2021 and an independent non-executive of Greater Bay Area Dynamic Growth Holding Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, stock code: 1189) since 19 September 2022.
Dr. Jiang Gaoming, born in March 1962, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 1 March 2022. He is also a member of the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Dr. Jiang obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Textiles from Wuxi Institute of Light Industry ( 無錫輕工業學院) in 1983, a Master’s degree in Textiles from the School of Textiles and Clothing at Wuxi University of Light Industry ( 無錫輕工大學) in 1998 and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Textiles from the School of Textiles at Donghua University ( 東華大學) in 2007. He is currently a professor in the School of Textile Science and Engineering at Jiangnan University ( 江南大學), the director of the Engineering Research Center of the Department of Education for Knitting Technology at Jiangnan University, and the director of the Institute of Knitting Technology at Jiangnan University, and has long been engaged in the research on textile equipment intelligence and new textile structural materials. From May 2015 to May 2021, Dr. Jiang had served as an independent director of Zhejiang Huafon Spandex Co., Ltd. (a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 002064).
Mr. Li Jianxin, born in November 1953, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 1 July 2014. Mr. Li is also the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Li graduated from Inner Mongolia Engineering College ( 內蒙古工學院) (currently known as Inner Mongolia University of Technology ( 內蒙古工業大學)) specialising in chemical machinery and obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Mr. Li completed his study of the postgraduate course on Chinese Culture and Modernisation ( 中國文化與現代化) at Tsinghua University ( 清華大學) in 2003. Over the period between 1985 until his retirement in 2013, Mr. Li had been working for a large Chinese state-owned commercial bank and held positions as the assistant general manager of Credit and Investment Approval Department, a commission member of Investment Commission and a member of the Credit Policy Committee at the Main Office focusing on approval of corporate finance. Mr. Li has been an independent non-executive director of CHTC Helon Co., Ltd. ( 恒天海龍股份有限公司) (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, A-share stock code: 000677) since 23 May 2014. Mr. Li holds the title of Senior Economist having many years of experience in financial affairs and in-depth knowledge of the business operations of a wide range of industries and has accumulated extensive experience in financial analysis, project finance, investment management and risk control.
Mr. Lei Haohui, born in July 1978, is a Deputy General Manager of the Company and is primarily responsible for supervising the Human Resources and Administration Department of the Group. Mr. Lei graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Zhongyuan University of Technology majoring in Machinery Manufacturing Technology and Equipment and is an engineer. Since December 2004, Mr. Lei had held position as deputy head of Assembly Workshop and deputy general manager of Tianjin Hongda Textile Machinery Co. Ltd. ( 天津宏大紡織機械有限公司), general manager assistant, deputy general manager, general manager and chairman of Tianjin Textile Machinery Co. Ltd. ( 天津紡織機械有限責任公司) as well as deputy general manager and director of Tianjin Hongda Textile Technology Co. Ltd. ( 天津宏大紡織科技有限公司). Mr. Lei has many years of experience in the textile machinery industry and has in-depth knowledge in its product characteristics, he has also extensive practical experience in production and operation, sales and marketing and management enhancement. Mr. Lei joined the Group in November 2019.
Mr. Wang Zihao, born in April 1968, is a Deputy General Manager of the Company and is primarily responsible for supervising the worldwide sales and technical services of the Group’s dyeing and finishing machinery business. Mr. Wang graduated from National University of Defense Technology ( 國防科技大學) majoring in precision mechanics and apparatus manufacturing and obtained his bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1991, he also obtained his EMBA from Tsinghua University ( 清華大學) in 2006. Since 1991, Mr. Wang had been working for Hi-Tech Heavy Industry Company, Limited ( 恒天重工股份有限公司) where he had served different positions, including but not limited to technician of the research institute, engineer, sales director, deputy general manager and chief economist, with extensive experience in business operation, production safety and lean management. Mr. Wang joined the Group on 1 June 2021.
Mr. Du Qianyi, born in November 1965, has been employed as a Deputy General Manager of the Company as from 1 March 2022, primarily responsible for the operations of the stainless steel casting and stainless steel trading businesses of the Group. Mr. Du first joined the Group on 15 March 2012 and served as an executive director of the Company and the chief financial officer from 15 March 2012 to 31 December 2012 and from18 April 2016 to 31 December 2019, respectively. From January 2020 to February 2022, Mr. Du worked at Hengtian Assets Management Limited (恒天資產管理有限公司) with general manager as his last position. 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, operational management and financial management.
Mr. Liu Jie, born in April 1989, joined the Company on 10 October 2022 and has been appointed as the Financial Controller of the Company with effect from 1 November 2022. Mr. Liu graduated from International College of Qingdao University (青島大學國際學院), majoring in accounting, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in management in July 2011.Mr. Liu has also obtained the professional qualification as a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (中國註冊會計師協會). From July 2011 to September 2022, Mr. Liu had been working for Qinadao Hongda Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. and involved in financial management affairs during the last eight years with the last position as the Head of Finance Department.
Mr. Gunnar Meyer, born in October 1961, has been appointed as the Managing Director of A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG (“German Monforts”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, as from 1 January 2023. Mr. Meyer is mainly responsible for supervising the commercial operations of German Monforts including administration, sales and all kinds of technical services. Mr. Meyer graduated as industrial clerk and successfully took part in the Malik General Management Education. From 1985 to 2010, he had already worked for German Monforts in various roles relating to sales and commercial issues, e.g. General Sales Director. During the period of 2011 to 2018, he had held the position as Area Sales Director for Asian Markets for other well-known German textile machine manufacturers in the field of non-wovens and extended his experience in the field of technical textiles.
Mr. Lee Che Keung, born in April 1961, 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 Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries) and The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) in England. Mr. Lee is responsible for the investor relations of the Company and the overall corporate secretarial matters of the Group. Mr. Lee joined the Group in February 1990.