Board of Directors
Mr. Fang Ming, Executive Chairman
Mr. Fang Ming（方明）is the Group's Chairman and the President of Chongqing Yingli Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. He is responsible for the overall management since its inception in 1994. With more than 20 years of extensive experience in the property development industry, Mr. Fang has been instrumental in introducing international designs and quality standards into the real estate sector in Chongqing, gaining recognition from city and state governments. Under his leadership, the Group has developed a number of award winning buildings in Chongqing's core CBD areas and established good long-term relationships with the local government authorities and business partners.
Prior to establishing Chongqing Yingli, Mr. Fang held senior position in Chongqing Yunji Company. Mr. Fang is also a member of the Chongqing Committee of CPPCC, Vice President of Chongqing General Chamber of Commerce, President of the Real Estate Chamber of the Chongqing Federation of Industry and Commerce and the Vice President of the Yuzhong District Federation of Industry and Commerce.
Mr. Fang graduated from Chongqing Broadcasting University School of Management and has a MBA from the Chongqing Technology and Business University.
Mr. Ko Kheng Hwa, Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ko Kheng Hwa（许庆和）was appointed Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer on 1 March 2013. Mr. Ko was CEO of Singbridge International Singapore Pte Ltd. Singbridge, which is wholly-owned by Temasek Holdings, invests in and master-develops large scale integrated townships, mainly in China; an example of which is the 123-sqkm Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City project. Mr. Ko's previous appointments include: CEO of Sustainable Development & Living Business Division of Keppel Corporation Ltd, Managing Director of Economic Development Board, CEO of JTC Corporation (a major developer of industrial and business parks and properties), Chief Executive of the former National Computer Board, Chairman of the former NASDAQ-listed Pacific Internet Ltd, Chairman of Ascendas Land (Singapore) Pte Ltd (formerly Arcasia Land) and Board Executive Committee Chairman of Bangalore IT Park Ltd (India).
Currently, Mr. Ko is Senior Advisor, Singbridge Corporate Pte Ltd, advising the company on the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city projects. He also serves as Board Director of the China-incorporated joint venture companies developing these two projects.
Mr. Ko attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, graduated with Masters in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and B.A. (Honours) in Civil Engineering from Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Singapore. He was awarded the President's Scholarship and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) by the Singapore Government.
Ms. Yang Xiao Yu, Executive Director
Ms. Yang Xiao Yu（杨晓榆）is our Executive Director and in charge of Human Resources and Administration Department. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Yang held various senior appointments in government offices. Ms. Yang is a postgraduate from the Psychology Department of Southwest Normal University.
Mr. Christopher Chong Meng Tak, Co-Lead Independent Director
Mr. Christopher Chong Meng Tak（张明德）was first appointed to the Board in 2007 and is our Lead Independent Director and Chairman of our Audit Committee. He brings to the Group significant experience of corporate strategy, capital markets, securities law and corporate governance. Mr. Chong is a partner of ACH Investments Pte Ltd, a corporate advisory firm, since 1998. Prior to this, and for some 12 years, he was with the HongkongBank Group where he held the positions of CEO of HSBC Securities (Singapore), Executive Director of Kay Hian James Capel (now known as UOB Kay Hian) and was an award-winning analyst. Prior to joining the HongkongBank Group, Mr. Chong trained with Ernst & Young, London. Chris is a director of several public companies, listed on the Stock Exchanges of Australia and Singapore.
Mr. Chong is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a Fellow of: the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; the Australian Institute of CPAs; the Singapore Institute of Directors; and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Senior Stockbroker of the Securities & Derivates Industry Association. He has a BSc. Econ (1st Hon) from the University College of Wales and a MBA from the London Business School.
Mr. Tan Sek Khee, Independent Director
Mr. Tan Sek Khee (陈植奇) was appointed an Independent Director of the Group in April 2013. Mr. Tan is currently an Independent Director of Europtronic Group and previously appointed Independent Director of China Printing and Dyeing Holding Limited in 2007. Mr. Tan is currently an Executive Director of several private companies in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and China. Mr. Tan brings to the group extensive experience in general corporate management, business development, marketing, procurement and logistics. He has more than 30 years of corporate and business experience in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and China.
Mr. Tan graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Commerce from Nanyang University in 1979, he is also a registered member of Singapore Institute of Directors.
Mr. Xiao Zu Xiu, Independent Director
Mr. Xiao Zu Xiu（肖祖修）is an Independent Director of the Group and serves as the Co-Chairman of our Remuneration Committee and Co-Chairmen of the Nominating Committee. Mr. Xiao has been the Chairman of the Chinese Nation Cultural Promotion Association since 1995 and Chairman of the Association of Researching the System of the People's Congress since 2003. He was also Chairman of the Chongqing Veteran's Sports Association from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Xiao was elected as a representative to the Chongqing Municipal People's Congress and chosen as the Vice Chairman of the Chongqing Municipal People's Congress Standing Committee in 1997. Prior to that, he was elected as Executive Deputy Mayor of Chongqing in 1993, mainly overseeing the financial, taxation, auditing, educational and monitoring aspects. Mr. Xiao was with the Agricultural Economy Department of Southwest Agricultural University for 23 years before he was appointed as Director of the Committee for Peasants and Workers in 1985, a post he held till 1988. Mr. Xiao studied Agricultural Economics in the Southwest College of Agriculture and the Beijing Agricultural University and graduated in 1960 and 1963 respectively.
Mr. He Zhao Ju @ Danny Ho, Non-Executive Director
Mr. He Zhao Ju @ Danny Ho（何家驹）is a Non-Executive Director of the Group and serves as the Co- Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. He is a senior partner of Zana Capital. Prior to joining Zana Capital, he was the Vice-President of GIC Special Investments from 2000 to 2006, and was working in corporate finance and advisory roles for four years before that. Mr. He started his career as an Investment Analyst at Brierley Investments. Mr. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research. He graduated from Otago University, New Zealand with a Bachelor of Commerce (double majors in Finance and Economics) in 1994.
Mr. Ho Sheng, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Ho Sheng (何森) has more than 25 years' experience in the financial services industry. He was Senior Vice President, Investments at Smith Barney, Citigroup Global Markets. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Ho was a Shareholder, Executive Director and Board Member of the stockbroking unit of UBS Warburg. Mr. Ho has extensive experience in market cycles and exposure to regional equity markets and was active in promoting trading of companies listed on SESDAQ at its inception. He now runs his own investing consulting firm and is currently Lead Independent Director of SGX listed Cordlife Group Limited and Strategic Advisor and Member of the International Advisory Board of Mumbai Stock Exchange listed HCL Technololgies, a global IT company with 2012 revenues of more than USD 6 billion and 93,000 employees worldwide.
Mr. Ho holds a Master of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University, Sydney. As well, he is a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK)
Mr. Tan Kim Seng, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Tan Kim Seng (陈金城) has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Group since April 2013. Mr. Tan is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Kim Seng Holdings Pte Ltd. He has more than 30 years of experience in corporate strategies and business management. He was the founder and former Chairman of KS Energy Ltd from 1974 till mid-2006. He had been instrumental in spearheading the growth of KS Energy Group from the industrial hardware business into an integrated business group specializing in rig refurbishment, oil and gas equipment, hydraulic equipment, related spares and instrumentation.
Mr. Tan is currently the Patron of Hong Kah North Citizen's Consultative Committee as well as a Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (the "SCCCI"). He is also currently the Chairman of the International Affairs Committee in the SCCCI. He graduated from the Nanyang University with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) in 1974.