Board of Directors
Executive Directors

Mr. Cao Zhong

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chen Yanping

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Jaime Che

Senior Vice President

Mr. Cao is the Chairman, executive director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was appointed as a non-executive director and Chairman of the Company on 11 March 2014 and re-designated as an executive director of the Company on 15 April 2014. On 28 May 2014, Mr. Cao was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is also the chairman of the Nomination Committee and Executive Committee of the Company and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Risk Committee of the Company. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Cao graduated from Zhejiang University and the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with a bachelor degree in engineering and a master degree in economics, respectively. Since 1988, Mr. Cao had served in various institutions, including the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China, Guangdong Province Huizhou Municipal People’s Government, Beijing International Trust and Investment Company Limited, Shougang Corporation and the Development Research Centre of the State Council of China. Mr. Cao is currently an executive director and the chairman of China Resources and Transportation Group Limited (Stock Code: 269) and an executive director and the chairman of FDG Kinetic Limited (Stock Code: 378, a subsidiary of the Company), companies whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Cao was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 11 March 2014.

Dr. Chen is an executive director and Chief Technical Officer of the Company. He was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company on 28 May 2014 and re-designated as Chief Technical Officer of the Company on 15 February 2017. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Company and holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Company. Dr. Chen has over 30 years’ vast experience in automobile design, development and manufacturing and is the special automobile technology expert of the China International Engineering Consulting Corporation of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC, respectively. Dr. Chen obtained a bachelor degree in engineering from Hefei University of Technology in 1983, a master degree in automobile engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2002 and a doctorate degree in management science from Wuhan University of Technology in 2010. He was awarded with the second prize in Beijing science and technology award in 2003 and the third prize in the PRC automobile science technology award in 2004, and was a young technology expert receiving special subsidies from the State Council of the PRC. Dr. Chen had worked as an officer for the technical centre of the China National Heavy Duty Truck Group and a dean of the research institute and deputy technical general manager of Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd. of BAIC Group. He had also received training and studies at major international automobile brands including Steyr, Mercedes Benz and Volvo. He was a non-executive director of FDG Kinetic Limited (Stock Code: 378, a subsidiary of the Company) from July 2015 to August 2018, a company whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Dr. Chen was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 28 May 2014.

Mr. Che is an executive director of the Company and a member of the Executive Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Committee of the Company. He has been appointed as an authorised representative of the Company required under rule 3.05 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) with effect from 15 April 2011. Mr. Che holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Company. He joined the Company in June 2010 and is the Senior Vice President of the Company responsible for strategic planning, investor relationship, corporate transaction and corporate finance work of the Company. Mr. Che is currently an executive director of FDG Kinetic Limited (Stock Code: 378, a subsidiary of the Company), a company whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. He is also a director of Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Cayman) Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Taipei Exchange (Stock Code: 5227). Mr. Che has extensive experience in investor relations and corporate finance. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Assistant to Managing Director/Investor Relations Manager of Fushan International Energy Group Limited (Stock Code: 639, now renamed as Shougang Fushan Resources Group Limited), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, from November 2009 to June 2010, and was the Investment & Corporate Manager of APAC Resources Limited (Stock Code: 1104), another company listed on the Stock Exchange, from June 2007 to October 2009. He studied commerce at the University of New South Wales. Mr. Che was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 8 March 2011.

Mr. Cao Zhong

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chen Yanping

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Jaime Che

Senior Vice President

Mr. Cao is the Chairman, executive director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was appointed as a non-executive director and Chairman of the Company on 11 March 2014 and re-designated as an executive director of the Company on 15 April 2014. On 28 May 2014, Mr. Cao was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is also the chairman of the Nomination Committee and Executive Committee of the Company and a member of the Remuneration Committee and Risk Committee of the Company. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Cao graduated from Zhejiang University and the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with a bachelor degree in engineering and a master degree in economics, respectively. Since 1988, Mr. Cao had served in various institutions, including the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China, Guangdong Province Huizhou Municipal People’s Government, Beijing International Trust and Investment Company Limited, Shougang Corporation and the Development Research Centre of the State Council of China. Mr. Cao is currently an executive director and the chairman of China Resources and Transportation Group Limited (Stock Code: 269) and an executive director and the chairman of FDG Kinetic Limited (Stock Code: 378, a subsidiary of the Company), companies whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Cao was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 11 March 2014.

Dr. Chen is an executive director and Chief Technical Officer of the Company. He was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company on 28 May 2014 and re-designated as Chief Technical Officer of the Company on 15 February 2017. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Company and holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Company. Dr. Chen has over 30 years’ vast experience in automobile design, development and manufacturing and is the special automobile technology expert of the China International Engineering Consulting Corporation of the National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC, respectively. Dr. Chen obtained a bachelor degree in engineering from Hefei University of Technology in 1983, a master degree in automobile engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2002 and a doctorate degree in management science from Wuhan University of Technology in 2010. He was awarded with the second prize in Beijing science and technology award in 2003 and the third prize in the PRC automobile science technology award in 2004, and was a young technology expert receiving special subsidies from the State Council of the PRC. Dr. Chen had worked as an officer for the technical centre of the China National Heavy Duty Truck Group and a dean of the research institute and deputy technical general manager of Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd. of BAIC Group. He had also received training and studies at major international automobile brands including Steyr, Mercedes Benz and Volvo. He was a non-executive director of FDG Kinetic Limited (Stock Code: 378, a subsidiary of the Company) from July 2015 to August 2018, a company whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Dr. Chen was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 28 May 2014.

Mr. Che is an executive director of the Company and a member of the Executive Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Committee of the Company. He has been appointed as an authorised representative of the Company required under rule 3.05 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) with effect from 15 April 2011. Mr. Che holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Company. He joined the Company in June 2010 and is the Senior Vice President of the Company responsible for strategic planning, investor relationship, corporate transaction and corporate finance work of the Company. Mr. Che is currently an executive director of FDG Kinetic Limited (Stock Code: 378, a subsidiary of the Company), a company whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. He is also a director of Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Cayman) Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Taipei Exchange (Stock Code: 5227). Mr. Che has extensive experience in investor relations and corporate finance. Prior to joining the Company, he was the Assistant to Managing Director/Investor Relations Manager of Fushan International Energy Group Limited (Stock Code: 639, now renamed as Shougang Fushan Resources Group Limited), a company listed on the Stock Exchange, from November 2009 to June 2010, and was the Investment & Corporate Manager of APAC Resources Limited (Stock Code: 1104), another company listed on the Stock Exchange, from June 2007 to October 2009. He studied commerce at the University of New South Wales. Mr. Che was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 8 March 2011.

Non-executive Director

Mr. Lo Wing Yat

Mr. Lo is a non-executive director of the Company. He was appointed as an executive director of the Company on 22 November 2006 and re-designated as a non-executive director of the Company on 22 November 2018. Mr. Lo also holds directorship in a subsidiary of the Company. He is currently an independent non-executive director of China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Co. Limited (Stock Code: 570), a company whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”). He is also a director and the chief executive officer of CITIC International Assets Management Limited and a director and the chief executive officer of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited. He was an executive director of FDG Kinetic Limited (Stock Code: 378, a subsidiary of the Company) from April 2008 to March 2016, a company whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Lo graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Laws. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong (as it was then known) in 1984 and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1989. He served as an in-house counsel of Bank of China Hong Kong-Macau Regional Office and was a partner of Linklaters. Mr. Lo was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 22 November 2006.

Mr. Lo Wing Yat

Mr. Lo is a non-executive director of the Company. He was appointed as an executive director of the Company on 22 November 2006 and re-designated as a non-executive director of the Company on 22 November 2018. Mr. Lo also holds directorship in a subsidiary of the Company. He is currently an independent non-executive director of China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Co. Limited (Stock Code: 570), a company whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”). He is also a director and the chief executive officer of CITIC International Assets Management Limited and a director and the chief executive officer of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited. He was an executive director of FDG Kinetic Limited (Stock Code: 378, a subsidiary of the Company) from April 2008 to March 2016, a company whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Lo graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Laws. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong (as it was then known) in 1984 and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1989. He served as an in-house counsel of Bank of China Hong Kong-Macau Regional Office and was a partner of Linklaters. Mr. Lo was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 22 November 2006.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Chan Yuk Tong

Mr. Fei Tai Hung

Mr. Tse Kam Fow

Mr. Chan is an independent non-executive director of the Company. He is also the chairman of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company and a member of the Nomination Committee and Risk Committee of the Company. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Ground International Development Limited (Stock Code: 989) and Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 811, the shares of which are also listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601811)), all being companies whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”). He was an independent non-executive director of each of Global Sweeteners Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 3889) from June 2008 to December 2015 and Kam Hing International Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 2307) from March 2004 to December 2016, all being companies whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Chan obtained a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle in Australia and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined Ernst & Young in 1988 and was appointed as an audit principal in 1994. Mr. Chan is a practising fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of CPA Australia. He has over 30 years of experience in auditing, accounting, management consultancy and financial advisory services. Mr. Chan was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 22 November 2006.

Mr. Fei is an independent non-executive director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Committee of the Company. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the Queen’s University in Canada and a master’s degree from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom. Mr. Fei started his banking career at the Royal Bank of Canada in 1980. He has also worked for Bankers Trust Company and Credit Agricole Indosuez. Mr. Fei is also a co-founder of United Capital Ltd., a company specialising in providing financial advisory services to clients in both Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”). Mr. Fei has been appointed as a director of Vision Credit Limited, a privately-held company registered in Hong Kong and engaging in consumer financing business in the PRC. He has over 30 years of experience in investment and finance. Mr. Fei was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 22 June 2007.

Mr. Tse is an independent non-executive director of the Company. He is also the chairman of the Risk Committee of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Tse graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. He is a certified public accountant and certified tax advisor practising in Hong Kong with wide experience in most areas of accounting, taxation and audit. Mr. Tse’s practice also includes corporate consulting and investment advisory work, specialising in management consulting, business restructuring, corporate mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, direct investments and joint ventures and advising on projects throughout the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. He was an executive director of Grand Ocean Advanced Resources Company Limited (Stock Code: 65) from February 2015 to February 2016, a company whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Tse has worked at senior positions for over 10 years in several Hong Kong-listed companies and was mainly responsible for the overall corporate management and control and the strategic formulation and implementation of corporate development and financing plan. Mr. Tse was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 22 June 2007.

Mr. Chan Yuk Tong

Mr. Fei Tai Hung

Mr. Tse Kam Fow

Mr. Chan is an independent non-executive director of the Company. He is also the chairman of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company and a member of the Nomination Committee and Risk Committee of the Company. He is currently an independent non-executive director of Ground International Development Limited (Stock Code: 989) and Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd. (Stock Code: 811, the shares of which are also listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601811)), all being companies whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”). He was an independent non-executive director of each of Global Sweeteners Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 3889) from June 2008 to December 2015 and Kam Hing International Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 2307) from March 2004 to December 2016, all being companies whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Chan obtained a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Newcastle in Australia and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He joined Ernst & Young in 1988 and was appointed as an audit principal in 1994. Mr. Chan is a practising fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of CPA Australia. He has over 30 years of experience in auditing, accounting, management consultancy and financial advisory services. Mr. Chan was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 22 November 2006.

Mr. Fei is an independent non-executive director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Nomination Committee and Risk Committee of the Company. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the Queen’s University in Canada and a master’s degree from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom. Mr. Fei started his banking career at the Royal Bank of Canada in 1980. He has also worked for Bankers Trust Company and Credit Agricole Indosuez. Mr. Fei is also a co-founder of United Capital Ltd., a company specialising in providing financial advisory services to clients in both Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”). Mr. Fei has been appointed as a director of Vision Credit Limited, a privately-held company registered in Hong Kong and engaging in consumer financing business in the PRC. He has over 30 years of experience in investment and finance. Mr. Fei was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 22 June 2007.

Mr. Tse is an independent non-executive director of the Company. He is also the chairman of the Risk Committee of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Tse graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. He is a certified public accountant and certified tax advisor practising in Hong Kong with wide experience in most areas of accounting, taxation and audit. Mr. Tse’s practice also includes corporate consulting and investment advisory work, specialising in management consulting, business restructuring, corporate mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, direct investments and joint ventures and advising on projects throughout the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. He was an executive director of Grand Ocean Advanced Resources Company Limited (Stock Code: 65) from February 2015 to February 2016, a company whose shares are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Tse has worked at senior positions for over 10 years in several Hong Kong-listed companies and was mainly responsible for the overall corporate management and control and the strategic formulation and implementation of corporate development and financing plan. Mr. Tse was appointed to the board of directors of the Company on 22 June 2007.