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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

 

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mr. SUN Yu (孙煜)

Chairman, Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Sun has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since February 2019.

Mr. Sun Yu has been the Executive Vice President of Bank of China since February 2019. He has also been serving as the General Manager of BOC, Beijing Branch since December 2019 and the President of BOC’s Shanghai RMB Trading Unit since November 2019. Mr. Sun joined Bank of China in 1998. He served as the Chief Overseas Business Officer of Bank of China from September 2018 to February 2019. From March 2015 to November 2018, he served as General Manager of Bank of China, London Branch, CEO of Bank of China (UK) Limited, and concurrently served as General Manager of London Trading Center of Bank of China from December 2015 to November 2018. Mr. Sun previously served as Director of Global Financial Markets Department, Director of Financial Markets Unit (Client Business), and Director of Financial Markets Unit (Securities Investment) of Bank of China, Deputy General Manager of Bank of China, Shanghai Branch and General Manager of Global Markets Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr. Sun has served as Director of Bank of China (UK) Limited since March 2015, Chairman of Bank of China (UK) Limited since December 2018, and a non-executive Director of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited and Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited since March 2020. He graduated from Nankai University with a Master’s degree in Economics in 1998.

 

Vice Chairman and Executive Director

Mdm. Zhang Xiaolu (张晓路)

Deputy Managing Director, Vice Chairman, Executive Director and a member of the Strategy and Budget Committee.

Mdm. Zhang has been serving as Deputy Managing Director, Vice Chairman, Executive Director and a member of the Strategy and Budget Committee since January 2020. Mdm. Zhang joined Bank of China in July 1990. She held various positions, including serving as Deputy CEO and COO at Bank of China (Suisse) S.A. from November 2008 to September 2012. From October 2012 to April 2014, she was the Executive Director and Special Advisor of Bank Julius Baer Head Office in Zurich. Prior to joining the Company, Mdm. Zhang was the Deputy General Manager of Bank of China Luxembourg Branch and Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A. from April 2014 to December 2019.

Mdm. Zhang graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Leasing and Foreign Trade Accounting from Beijing Union University in 1990, a Bachelor’s degree in English Language from Beijing Foreign Study University in 2006 and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in 2000.


 

Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mr. Robert James MARTIN

Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and a member of the Strategy and Budget Committee.

Mr. Martin was appointed as a Director and the Managing Director in 1998. Mr. Martin joined the Company in 1998 and has more than 30 years of experience in the aircraft and leasing business, with Bank of America, The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan and HSBC Investment Bank (Asia) Ltd.

Mr. Martin graduated from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom with a Master of Arts degree in Economics.

 

 

Non-executive Directors

Mr. LI Mang (李芒)

Non-executive Director and a member of the Risk Committee and the Strategy and Budget Committee. Mr. Li was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in December 2015.

Mr. Li joined BOC in July 1990 and he is currently the General Manager of Global Transaction Banking Department of BOC. Mr. Li graduated from Central University of Finance and Economics in the PRC in June 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He received a Master’s degree in Economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in the PRC in July 2002.



Mr. LIU Chenggang (刘承钢)

Non-executive Director, Chairman of Strategy and Budget Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Liu was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in September 2016.

Mr. Liu joined Bank of China in July 1994 and is currently the General Manager of Equity Investment and Comprehensive Operation Management Department of BOC. Mr. Liu is also a director of BOC International Holdings Limited, Bank of China Group Insurance Company Limited and BOC Wealth Management Co. Ltd. From January 2017 to December 2018, Mr. Liu was the General Manager of Financial Management Department of BOC. Mr. Liu graduated from Renmin University of China in July 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He then obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from the People’s Bank of China Research Institute of Finance in April 1999, and was awarded a Master’s degree in Applied Finance by Macquarie University in November 2003. Mr. Liu is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mr. WANG Zhiheng (王志恒)

Non-executive Director, a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Wang was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in October 2018.

Mr. Wang is currently an Employee Supervisor and the General Manager of the Human Resources Department of BOC. Mr. Wang is also a director of Bank of China Group Insurance Company Limited and BOC International Holdings Limited. Mr. Wang joined BOC in 1999. From October 2007 to September 2018, Mr. Wang successively held the positions as the Deputy General Manager of Human Resources Department of BOC, Deputy General Manager of BOC Guangdong Branch and as General Manager of BOC Qinghai Branch.

Mr. Wang graduated from Nankai University of China with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance in 1996 and a master’s degree in Finance in 1999.


Mdm. ZHU Lin (朱林)

Non-executive Director, a member of Audit Committee and the Risk Committee. Mdm. Zhu was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in January 2014.

Mdm. Zhu joined BOC in July 1997 and is currently the Chief Manager, Deputy General Manager and Chief Risk Officer of BOC Beijing Branch. Mdm. Zhu graduated from Peking University in the PRC in July 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and received a Master’s degree in Economics from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in July 1997. Mdm. Zhu has been a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants since July 1997.

 

Independent Non-executive Directors



Dr. DAI Deming (戴德明)

Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. Dr. Dai was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director in May 2016.

Dr. Dai is an independent non-executive director of China Zheshang Bank Co., Ltd. which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 02016), Qingdao Haier Co. Ltd. which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600690), CSC Financial Co. Ltd. which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 6066), Power Construction Corporation of China, Ltd which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601669) and Poly Developments and Holdings which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600048).


Mr. Dai was an independent non-executive director of CSR Corporation Limited (which merged with China CNR Corporation Limited in 2015 to form CRRC Corporation Limited and is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601766) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 01766)) and chairman of its audit and risk management committee from August 2008 to June 2014. Mr. Dai was also an independent director of Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 000825) from May 2011 to October 2016, Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology Group Co., Ltd. which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600485) from September 2014 to August 2016 and Beijing Capital Development Co. Ltd. which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600376) from September 2015 to May 2018.


Mr. Dai has served as the dean of the Accounting Department of the School of Business of Renmin University of China from October 2001 to September 2010, professor of the Accounting Department at that university since July 1996 and associate professor of the Accounting Department of that university from July 1993 to June 1996. Mr. Dai graduated from Hunan College of Finance & Economics in the PRC with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a major in Industrial Financial Accounting in July 1983, graduated with an Accounting major in July 1986 and obtained a Master’s degree in Economics in October 1986 from Zhongnan University of Finance & Economics in the PRC, and obtained a Doctorate degree in Economics with a major in Accounting at Renmin University of China in June 1991.
 

Mr. FU Shula (付舒拉)

Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. Mr. Fu was appointed as an independent Director in February 2011 and redesignated as an Independent Non-Executive Director in March 2016.

From 1984 to 2015, Mr. Fu held various senior positions in Aviation Industry Corporation of China (“AVIC”), including President of China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation, President of AVIC International Holding Corporation, Deputy Chief Economist of AVIC, Chairman of the Board of AVIC International Holding Corporation, Chairman of the Board of AVIC Aero-Engine Holding Corporation and Chairman of the Board of AVIC Economy & Technology Research Institute. Mr. Fu is currently an independent non-executive director of Besunyen Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 00926), which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Fu graduated with a Master’s degree in Aero Engine Design from Northwestern Polytechnical University in the PRC in July 1984.



Mr. Antony Nigel TYLER

Independent Non-executive Director, Chairman of the Risk Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and the Strategy and Budget Committee. Mr. Tyler was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director in May 2016.

Mr. Tyler had been the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the International Air Transport Association (“IATA”) from 1 July 2011 to September 2016. Prior to joining IATA, Mr. Tyler was an executive director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 00293) from December 1996 to March 2011 and the Chief Executive from July 2007 to March 2011. He was a non-executive director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (stock code: 00044) from December 1996 to September 2008 and an executive director of Swire Pacific Limited (stock code: 00019) from January 2008 to March 2011, both of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Tyler was also a member of the Board of Governors of IATA and served as its Chairman from June 2009 to June 2010. Mr. Tyler is currently an independent non-executive director of Bombardier Inc., Trans Maldivian Airways and Qantas Airways Limited. Mr. Tyler graduated with a degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University in the United Kingdom in July 1977.

 

Dr. YEUNG Yin Bernard (杨贤博士)

Independent Non-executive Director, a member of the Nomination Committee and the Strategy and Budget Committee. Dr. Yeung was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director in December 2016.

Dr. Yeung is Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor in Finance and Strategic Management at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School. He is also the President of the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research. He was Dean of the NUS Business School from June 2008 to May 2019. Before joining NUS, he was the Abraham Krasnoff Professor in Global Business, Economics, and Management at New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business and the Director of the NYU China House. From 1988 to 1999, he taught at the University of Michigan and at the University of Alberta from 1983 to 1988.

Dr. Yeung has published widely in top tier academic journals covering topics in Finance, Economics, and Strategy; his writing also appears in important media publications such as The People’s Daily, The Financial Times, Economist, and The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Yeung has various major public appointments. He was a member of the Economic Strategies Committee in Singapore (2009), a member of the Social Science Research Council in Singapore (2016-2018) and a member of the Financial Research Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (2010-2013). Dr. Yeung sits on the 3rd Advisory Board of the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Advisory Council of the Economics and Management School of Wuhan University and the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica.

Dr. Yeung graduated from University of Western Ontario in 1979 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Mathematics. He then was awarded a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy by The University of Chicago in December 1981 and 1984 respectively.
 

 

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