Independent Non-executive Directors
 
WONG Man Chung, Francis, age 55, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company in August 2004. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company in April 2005, as well as a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company in February 2012. Mr. Wong holds a Master Degree in Management conferred by Guangzhou Jinan University of China. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Practising) and has over 25 years of experience in the profession of accounting. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and the Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors, Hong Kong as well as a certified tax adviser of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. Mr. Wong is an non-executive Chairman of Union Alpha CPA Limited and a non-executive director of Union Alpha CAAP Certified Public Accountants Limited, which are professional accounting firms, and a founding director and member of Francis M. C. Wong Charitable Foundation Limited, a charitable institution. Prior to that, he worked for an international accounting firm for 6 years and The Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited for 2 years. Mr. Wong is currently an independent non-executive director, the Chairman of the audit committee and a member or the Chairman of the nomination committee and/or remuneration committee of China Oriental Group Company Limited, Digital China Holdings Limited, Greenheart Group Limited, Hilong Holding Limited, Integrated Waste Solutions Group Holdings Limited, IntelliCentrics Global Holdings Ltd., Qeeka Home (Cayman) Inc. and Shanghai Dongzheng Automotive Finance Co., Ltd., all of whose shares are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director and a member of the strategy and investment committee of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited, whose shares are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He was an independent non-executive director of China New Higher Education Group Limited (resigned on 6th December, 2019) and Kunming Dianchi Water Treatment Co., Ltd. (resigned on 17th August, 2018), whose shares are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.