Yao Liang

Group Executive Chairman, Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Mr Yao joined the Company as Group Executive Chairman and Executive Director on 7 November 2019. On 15 May 2020, Mr Yao was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for overseeing the overall business development and general management of the Group, and formulating the Group’s strategic directions and expansion plans.

Mr Yao has previously held leadership positions in various financial institutions in Singapore and the People’s Republic of China. He possesses over 20 years of experience across a broad spectrum within the financial sector such as fund management, real estate investment, equity investment and corporate finance. 

He graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Art and Literature Studies, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication from Nanjing University, China.

 

Yao Yilun

Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director

Mr Yao joined the Company as Non-executive Non-Independent Director on 7 November 2019.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr Yao has many years working experience in the managing and marketing field in different businesses in Canada and China. He was part of the team which provided strategic stakeholder relations, counsel and expertise in support of the development of business relationships in Asia, specifically, but not limited to, China. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Waterloo.

 

Sun Shu

Non-Executive, Lead Independent Director

Mr Sun joined the Company as Non-Executive Independent Director on 22 January 2020. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating Committee. He is also the Lead Independent Director.

From September 1985 to December 2012, Mr Sun held various positions in the Bank of China before retiring in January 2013. He held the position of General Manager in two different departments in the Anhui Provincial Branch of the Bank of China from September 1985 to August 2002, and was the Secretary of the Disciplinary Examination Committee of the Communist Party of China for the Guangdong Provincial Branch of the Bank of China from August 2002 to December 2012, where he was responsible for building and managing the internal control system for the bank. He is currently the Independent Director of Dasin Retail Trust.

Mr Sun graduated with an English Major from Hefei Normal College, People’s Republic of China, in July 1980. He also has a Masters in Law from the Central China Normal University in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China, in September 1985.

 

Zhan Shu

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr Zhan joined the Company as Non-Executive Independent Director on 3 February 2020. He is the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Zhan possesses over 35 years of world wide experience in exploration geology and technical consultancy in mineral and petroleum industries. He has been conducting professional practices in Australasia, Asia, Africa and South America engaging in the exploration and project management for various commodities including gold, copper, cobalt, lead, zinc, nickel and iron ore. Mr Zhan’s professional areas cover mineral exploration, petroleum exploration, exploration management, mining merger and acquisition, joint venture management, technical due diligence, contract management, technical and business consulting. He is currently Director of TSXV-listed Bankers Cobalt Corporation.

Mr Zhan holds a MSc degree in Mining Geology from The University of Queensland. He is also a Member of Australian Institute of Geoscientists and is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo) of Australia. 

 

Jeffrey Pang Kee Chai

Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Pang joined the Company as Non-Executive Independent Director on 26 August 2020. He is a member of the Nominating Committee, the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Pang is currently the chief executive officer and executive director of CWX Global Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”) where he is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of the group’s operations and the corporate developments of the group. He has also held several key finance positions across a wide spectrum of industries where his key responsibilities include overseeing accounting and finance functions, tax, compliance and reporting matters. Mr. Pang has also served as an external auditor at Deloitte & Touche.

Mr. Pang, who has more than 19 years of audit and commercial experience, is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.