EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

MR. DING SHUI PO

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Ding Shui Po (丁水波), aged 46, is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the Group. He has over 28 years of experience in the sportswear industry and is primarily responsible for the overall corporate strategies, planning and business development of the Group. Mr. Ding founded the Group in 1999 and is currently also the chairman of the Board of Directors and president of various subsidiaries of the Group.

Mr. Ding personally obtained the following awards:

Year
Award
2002
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur in Quanzhou
2003
Top 100 Individuals in PRC’s Economic Development
2004
Top 10 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in China
2005
Fujian Young Entrepreneurs Achievement Award
2007
Fujian Province May 4th Youth Medal
2008
CAPITAL Leaders of Excellence in China 2008
2008
Fujian Province May 4th Youth Medal
2008
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur in Fujian
2009
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year China 2009
2009
May 1st Labor Medal
2009
Top Ten Eminent Young Entrepreneurs of Fujian
2010
Chinese Brands Awards – People of the Year
2010
Chinese Textile and Apparel Industry – Top 10 People of the Year
2011
The "Seeding of Hope, Contribution to Brightness" medal, presented by All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese
2011
Most Innovative Entrepreneur of Quanzhou City
2013
Quanzhou Top Talent
2013
Outstanding Contribution Award on Community Donation by a Businessman in the Private Sector in Fujian Province
2013
Outstanding Contribution Award on Western Taiwan Straits Economic Zone Construction
2013
Top Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Quanzhou
2015
2nd China Footwear Industry Ceremony - Annual Leading Figure of 2015
2016
Top Ten Teaching Entrepreneurs in China 2016 presented by Enterprise Education Top 100 in China Committee
2016
Outstanding Entrepreneur in China 2015–2016 presented by China Enterprise Confederation

Mr. Ding held the following public offices:

Year
Public Office
2003
Committee Member of the 9th Fujian Provincial Committee of the Political Consultative Conference
2006
Chairman of the 3rd Executive Committee Quanzhou Footwear Chamber
2008
Committee Member of the 10th Fujian Provincial Committee of the Political Consultative Conference
2009
Honorary Chairman of the Fujian Footwear Industry Association
2009
Honored Executive Director of Red Cross Society of China Fujian Branch
2010
Chairman of the 5th Board of China Young Entrepreneurs Association – Young Chamber of Commerce in Quanzhou
2010
Committee Member of National Youth Committee
2011
Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong China Chamber of Commerce
2013
Committee Member of the 11th Fujian Provincial Committee of the Political Consultative Conference
2013
Executive Vice President of the 4th Congress of the China Federation of Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs
2014
Chairman of the 2nd World Quanzhou Youth Friendship Association
2015
Committee Member of Marathon Committee of China Athletic Association
2016
Chief Expert in the Sportswear Industry, for the Sports Economy Research Center of the Research Institute of Sports Science of the General Administration of Sport of China

Mr. Ding participated in entrepreneurship programs offered by Peking University (北京大學) and Tsinghua University (清華大學) in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and studied in the China CEO/Finance CEO Program offered by Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (長江商學院) in 2011. He also completed the CEO Program of the China Europe International Business School (中歐國際工商學院) and the EMBA program offered by Xiamen University (廈門大學) in 2014. He started attending China Europe International Business School’s Sport and Leisure Management Program in 2015, and Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance CEO Program in 2016. He is the father of Ms. Ding Lizhi (one of our controlling shareholders), a brother of Ms. Ding Mei Qing and Mr. Ding Ming Zhong and a brother-in-law of Mr. Lin Zhang Li.

MS. DING MEI QING
Executive Director & Vice President
MR. DING MING ZHONG
Executive Director & Vice President
MS. DING MEI QING
Executive Director & Vice President

Ms. Ding Mei Qing (丁美清), aged 44, is our executive Director and a vice president of the Company. Ms. Ding has over 18 years of experience in the sportswear industry and is primarily responsible for the management of the footwear operation of the Group. She is also responsible for the design and technology development of the Group and has led our design team in creating a number of special collections of footwear under our XTEP that successfully appeal to the trendy and youthful mass market segment. Ms. Ding joined the Group in 1999 and is currently also a deputy general manager, a director and a vice president of various subsidiaries of the Group. Ms. Ding participated in an entrepreneurship program offered by Tsinghua University (清華大學) in 2006. She is the daughter of Mr. Ding Jin Chao, the sister of Mr. Ding Shui Po and Mr. Ding Ming Zhong and the wife of Mr. Lin Zhang Li.

MR. DING MING ZHONG
Executive Director & Vice President

Mr. Ding Ming Zhong (丁明忠), aged 40, is our executive Director and a vice president of the Company. He has over 18 years of experience in the sportswear industry and is primarily responsible for the management of the accessories business of the Group. Mr. Ding joined the Group in 1999 and is currently also a deputy general manager and a vice president of various subsidiaries of the Group. He participated in entrepreneurship programs offered by Peking University (北京 大學) and Tsinghua University (清華大學) in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He is the son of Mr. Ding Jin Chao, a brother of Mr. Ding Shui Po and Ms. Ding Mei Qing and a brother-in-law of Mr. Lin Zhang Li.

Non-executive Director

MR. HO YUI POK, ELEUTHERIUS
Non-executive Director
MR. HO YUI POK, ELEUTHERIUS
Non-executive Director
Mr. Ho Yui Pok, Eleutherius (何睿博), aged 51, joined the Group in 2007 as the chief financial officer, company secretary and authorized representative of the Company, and was later appointed as an executive Director of the Company on 29 March 2010. He was redesignated as a non-executive Director of the Company on 1 September 2017. He has over 27 years of experience in auditing, accounting and financial management and was primarily responsible for the Group’s overall financial and accounting affairs. Mr. Ho graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1987 and a master’s degree in management science in 1989. Prior to joining the Group, he was a chief financial officer, company secretary and authorized representative of GST Holdings Limited from 2005 to 2007, and a financial controller of EC-Founder (Holdings) Co., Ltd. from 2000 to 2005, a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In addition, he worked for an international accounting firm as a manager from 1994 to 1996. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Independent non-executive Directors

MR. TAN WEE SENG
Independent non-executive Director
DR. GAO XIAN FENG
Independent non-executive Director
DR. BAO MINGXIAO
Independent non-executive Director
MR. TAN WEE SENG
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Tan Wee Seng (陳偉成), aged 61, was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company on 29 March 2010. Mr. Tan is a professional in value and business management consultancy. He is an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Sa Sa International Holdings Limited, an independent non-executive director and chairman of the remuneration committee of Biostime International Holdings Limited and an independent non-executive director and chairman of audit committee of Sinopharm Group Company Limited, and an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of CIFI Holdings (Group) Company Limited, all of these companies are listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of ReneSola Ltd. whose shares are listed on the NYSE, and a board member of Beijing City International School, an academic institution in Beijing. Mr. Tan has been an independent director and chairman of audit committee for 7 Days Group Holdings Limited listed in the NYSE from November 2009 to July 2013 on which it was privatized. Mr. Tan was also the chairman of special committee for privatization of the 7 Days Group Holdings Limited from October 2012 to July 2013.
 
 
Mr. Tan has over 37 years of experience in financial management, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, business management and strategy development. He has also held various management and senior management positions in a number of multi-national and Chinese corporations. From 2003 to 2008, he was an executive director, chief financial officer and company secretary of Li Ning Company Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange. From 1999 to 2002, he was the senior vice president of Reuters for China, Mongolia and North Korea regions, and the chief representative of Reuters in China. Prior to that, he had served as the managing director of AFE Computer Services Limited, a Reuters subsidiary in Hong Kong mainly engaged in domestic equity and financial information services, and as the director of Infocast Pty Limited, a Reuters subsidiary in Australia and as the regional finance manager of Reuters East Asia. Mr. Tan is a professional accountant and a fellow member of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

 

DR. GAO XIAN FENG
Independent non-executive Director

Dr. Gao Xian Feng (高賢峰), aged 54, was appointed as our independent non-executive Director on 24 January 2008. Dr. Gao is currently the executive officer of the Human Resources Management Research Centre at Peking University (北京大學人力資源管理研究中心), and a guest professor of entrepreneurship programs at Peking University (北京大學), Tsinghua University (清華大學), Party School of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China (中央黨校) and Fudan University (復旦大學). Dr. Gao previously served as an associate professor at Shandong Economic University (山東經濟學院). He holds a bachelor’s degree in enterprise management from Shandong Economic University (山東經濟學院) and a doctor of law degree from the Peking University (北京大學).

DR. BAO MINGXIAO
Independent non-executive Director

Dr. Bao Ming Xiao (鮑明曉), aged 54, was appointed as our independent non-executive Director on 21 December 2012. Dr. Bao has over 24 years of experience in physical education. Dr. Bao was a professor of physical education theory at the Capital Institute of Physical Education from 1998 to 2000. He has been a researcher and the chairman of the Research Center of Physical Education Sociology and Science at the Research Institute of Physical Education and Science (體育科學研究所體育社會科學研究中心) of the General Administration of Sport of China (國家體育總局) since 2001. In 2011, Dr. Bao was appointed as deputy chairman of the Second Sport Committee of China Sport Science Society (中國體育科學學會). Dr. Bao graduated from Anhui Normal University (安徽師範大學) with a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1983. Dr. Bao then obtained a master’s degree in education and a doctorial degree in education from Shanghai University of Sport (上海體育學院) in 1988 and 2005, respectively. In 2016, Dr. Bao was appointed as director of the China Sports Economy Research Center.

Company Secretary

Mr. Yeung Lo Bun
Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, and Authorized Representative
Mr. Yeung Lo Bun
Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, and Authorized Representative

Mr. Yeung Lo Bun (楊鷺彬先生), age 40, joined the Group on 20 September 2010 as a Group’s financial controller and is promoted to Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1 September 2017. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Yeung worked in DaChan Food (Asia) Limited (stock code: 3999), a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from 2003 to 2010 and his last position was senior finance manager. Mr. Yeung also worked for an international audit firm from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Yeung graduated from University of Melbourne with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce in 2000. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.