Board of Directors
Mun Wah (Lewis) Wan
Chairman of Board of Directors
Mr. Wan was appointed a member of our board of directors on April 18, 2019 and Chairman of our Board of Directors on May 10, 2019. Since February 2007, Mr. Wan has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of HKFAEx Group Limited, one of our principal shareholders, which is licensed by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission to carry on the regulated activities of dealing in securities, advising on securities and asset management. Since December 2012, Mr. Wan has served as a Visiting Professor of Beijing University of International Business & Economics. Since February 2013, Mr. Wan has served as Committee Member of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Since 2008, Mr. Wan has serviced as the Vice President and Chairman of China Investment Committee of the China Hong Kong International Economic Trading Association. From August 2004 to February 2007, Mr. Wan was the Director and Chief Investment Officer of Marco Polo Investments Group Limited. From September 1997 to August 2004, Mr. Wan worked at the Financial Services Division of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Wan received his Bachelor Degree of Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in November 1997. Mr. Wan is a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. The Board believes that Mr. Wan’s extensive experience and leadership in the investment, business and corporate management will benefit the Company’s operations and qualifies him to serve as the chairman of our board of directors.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Shao was appointed a member of our Board on April 17, 2019 and as our Chief Executive Officer on May 10, 2019. Since October 2018 to March, 2019, Mr. Shao served as the General Manager of Jiangsu Yanggu Culture Development Co., Ltd.. From October 2017 to September 2018, Mr. Shao served as the Deputy General manager of Jiangsu Dahe Live Network Technology Co., Ltd. From October 2015 to October 2017, Mr. Shao worked as a Project Manager at Nanjing Cultural and Art Property Exchange Limited. From June 2013 to October 2015, Mr. Shao worked as a Software Developer at Marvell Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Shao received his Bachelor Degree of Electronic Information Science and Technology from Nanjing University in 2010 and his Master Degree of Biomedical Engineering from Nanjing University in 2013. The Board believes that Mr. Shaos extensive experience in art industry, market development and corporate management will benefit the Company’s operations and management and make him an important member of the Board and its committees.
Mr. Liu was appointed a member of our Board on May 10, 2019. Since April, 2006, Mr. Liu has been a Professor at Nanjing Tech University School of Law. Since September, 2012, Mr. Liu has served as an Independent Director of the Board of Nanjing Baotai Special Materials Co., Ltd. Since May, 2016, Mr. Liu has served as an Independent Director of the Board of GPRO Titanium Industry Co., Ltd. Mr. Liu received his Bachelor of Law degree from East China University of Political Science and Law (“ECUPL”) in 1983 and his Master’s Degree of Legal History from ECUPL in 1986. Mr. Liu received his Doctor’s Degree of Constitution and Administrative Laws from Wuhan University in 2007. Mr. Liu holds a public company independent director qualification certificate from Shanghai Stock Exchange since November 2011. The Board believes that Mr. Liu’s legal expertise and knowledge will benefit the Company’s business and operations and make him a valuable member of the Board and its committees.
Mr. Chen was appointed a member of our Board of directors on December 16, 2021. Since January 2020, Mr. Chen has served as Chairman and President of Nanjing Shuoming Investment Management Co., Ltd., a private equity fund management company. From February 2019 to December 2019, Mr.Chen was the fund manager for Shanghai Rongru Assets Management Co., Ltd.From May 2014 to February 2019, Mr. Chen served as an industry analyst and then deputy general manager of market making department of Debang Securities Co., Ltd. From May 2001 to April 2014, Mr. Chen served as a researcher and then a senior researcher for Huatai Securities Co, Ltd. Mr. Chen received his master degree of Engineering Management from Business School of Hohai University in Nanjing in 2000 and his Ph.D degree in Economics from Business School of Nanjing University in 2009. Mr. Chen has passed securities practitioner and fund practitioner qualification tests in China.
Mr. Wong was appointed a member of our Board of directors on December 16, 2021. With more than 30 years of leadership experience in corporate investment and business management, Mr. Wong began his career in Hong Kong as a property negotiator at Gerald Hook Chartered Surveyors in 1986 and has grown nonstop ever since. A respected professional with an extensive background in real estate and cross border investment, Mr. Wong joined the Vigers Group in 1990, a 180-year-old global consultancy of British origins, which he bought out in 1993 to become its Vice Chairman and global CEO. In late 1995, Mr. Wong sold his stake in Vigers to establish the ACN Group (now trading under ACN Worldwide)where he remains as Chairman with a total commitment to investment in China and other emerging markets. A true believer in globalisation and practitioner in cross-border investment, Mr. Wong was one of the pioneering investment professionals from Asia to have participated in many of the important transactions since the 1990s.
In addition to his daily management responsibilities of ACN Worldwide as Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Wong is an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Recon Technology Ltd., a NASDAQ-listed company. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF), a global NGO in the global power industry. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Wong is Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Centre for RimPac Strategic and International Studies (China), a regular writer and speaker of the Valdai Discussion Club (Russia), and an Academic Council Member of Gallup International Association (Switzerland), an influential worldwide organisation of social surveys.
Mr Wong was a graduate with honours from the PLA Institute of International Relations (Nanjing) in 1983 with a Bachelors degree in English language and literature, and was a college teacher on the Chinese mainland for three years before immigrating to Hong Kong in 1986 to pursue a career in business.