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China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd (1848.HK)

1848.HK on Hong Kong Stock

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wei Zhao

47 2019 Chairman of the Board, Executive Director

Ho Man Poon

46 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Chung Tat Mok

60 2015 Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Wanting Liu

37 2016 Executive Director, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer

Yu Ping Tang

49 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Jens Dunker

50 2019 Senior Vice President - Portfolio Trading

Kit Yan Cheung

44 2018 Chief Risk Officer

Niel Liebenberg

2019 General Counsel

Matt Corley

2019 Regional Head of Americas

Christopher Dennis-Meyer

2019 Regional Head of Sales & Marketing – EMEA

Nita Tai

2014 Company Secretary

Chi Chun Tang

57 2013 Non-Executive Director

Saychuan Cheok

69 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kwong Fai Chow

66 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Yan Hok Fan

69 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Van Jin Nien

71 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Wei Zhao

Dr. Wei Zhao is Chairman of the Board, Executive Director of the company. joined the board of China Everbright Limited (stock code: 165.HK) (“CEL”, together with its subsidiaries, collectively “CEL Group”) in May 2019 and is currently an executive director of CEL and the Chief Executive Officer of CEL Group. Dr. ZHAO is also a non-executive director of China Everbright Bank Company Limited (stock code: 601818.SH, 6818.HK). Prior to joining CEL Group, Dr. ZHAO was the Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (stock code: 1508.HK) and a director of Asian Reinsurance Corporation. Dr. ZHAO used to serve in China Life Insurance (Group) Company and China Life Asset Management Company Limited, and also used to serve as the General Manager of China Life Asset Management (Hong Kong) Corporation Limited, the President of China Life Franklin Asset Management Co., Limited and the Vice President of New China Asset Management Corporation Limited. He also used to be the General Manager and the Vice Chairman of China Re Asset Management Company Ltd., the Chairman of China Re Asset Management (Hong Kong) Company Limited and the Chairman of China ReCapital Management Company Limited, and served as a non-executive director of Beijing Jingneng Clean Energy Co., Limited (stock code: 579.HK) from December 2016 to January 2019.

Ho Man Poon

Mr. Poon Ho Man is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company re-appointed on 19 January 2017. Mr. POON is also a member of the Strategy Committee of the Company, and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He is responsible for formulating the Group’s overall strategic planning and managing overall business operations. Mr. POON has over 23 years of experience in direct investment, structured financing and aviation financing, of which over 12 years has been spent focusing on aircraft leasing. Mr. POON founded China Aircraft Leasing Group (“CALC Group”), which has been developed into an aircraft full life-cycle solutions provider under his leadership. As at the date of this report, Mr. POON indirectly holds approximately 29.2% interest in the Company. Mr. POON also oversaw the founding of ARI (which is beneficially owned by Mr. POON as to 18%), which is the first in Asia to provide solutions for mid-to-end of life aftermarket aircraft. Mr. POON serves as the chief executive officer and a director of ARI. Mr. POON is also the founder and Chairman of Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Limited (“FPAM”), a substantial shareholder of the Group. FPAM has been developed into an investment holding company with a focus on creating value along the aviation industry value chain. He was also behind the establishment of China Airport Synergy Investment Limited (“CASIL”) in 2014, which is primarily engaged in investments in and operations of airports around the world. CASIL is a shareholder of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, the fourth largest airport in France. Mr. POON obtained the degree of bachelor of engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1995, and obtained the degree of executive master of business administration from Tsinghua University in 2005. Mr. POON has been a CFA® charterholder of the Association for Investment Management and Research (now known as the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute).

Chung Tat Mok

Mr. Mok Chung Tat, Barry is Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He joined the Group in June 2015. Mr. MOK assists in formulating the Group’s overall strategic planning and implementation, also oversees accounting, corporate and project finance and other corporate functions. Mr. MOK is a director of a subsidiary of the Company and ARI. Mr. MOK has over 30 years of extensive corporate and banking experience, and has arranged around HK$500 billion debt capital market facilities. Mr. MOK is a member of the HKIoD. Mr. MOK was previously Executive Director of Hopewell Holdings Limited (stock code: 54) and Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited (stock code: 737), both listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. MOK worked for BOCI Capital Limited as Chief Executive, and during 1987 to 2004, he was responsible for the syndicated loans and debt capital market businesses of the Bank of China group in Hong Kong. Mr. MOK obtained his bachelor degree in economics/accounting from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. He was the founding board member of the Asian Pacific Loan Market Association.

Wanting Liu

Ms. Liu Wanting, is Executive Director, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. She is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company and a member of its Strategy Committee. Ms. LIU is responsible for the Group’s overall strategic planning and implementation, as well as managing overall commercial operations, including business development, aircraft leasing, financing and aircraft procurement. Ms. LIU joined the Group in June 2006. She has established extensive network with airlines, banks, financial institutions, governments and manufacturers. Ms. LIU is a senior adviser to the Foreign Investment Office of Tianjian Municipal People’s Government, a founding member of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong and a member of the HKIoD. Ms. LIU was the vice chairman of the Aviation Safety magazine of the Aviation Safety Office under the Civil Aviation Administration of China, with a term from July 2014 to 2016. Ms. LIU was our representative in the Leasing Committee of China Association Enterprise with Foreign Investment from April 2010 to April 2011. Ms. LIU holds a master’s degree in communication management from Hong Kong Baptist University and an EMBA at the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University in China. Ms. LIU has given speeches in various conferences and forums on leasing. Ms. LIU is also actively engaged in social contribution activities. She is a permanent member of Yes We Do Foundation and an active participant of Orbis’ charity events.

Yu Ping Tang

Mr. Tang Yu Ping, CPA., is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He oversees all aspects of transaction-related functions and is responsible for transaction planning and closing, business analysis and pricing, deal structure and tax planning, structured finance as well as special corporate projects. Mr. TANG joined the Group on 7 November 2011 as financial controller who was responsible for financial management and accounting as well as listing preparation and pre-IPO investment management. Mr. TANG is also the alternate director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. TANG held senior financial positions in various companies listed in Hong Kong. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate development, financial management and consulting for various industries including aircraft leasing, aviation logistics, manufacturing, corporate finance advisory and e-media. By profession, Mr. TANG is a certified public accountant in Hong Kong and a chartered accountant in England and Wales. He is also a fellow member of the HKICPA, the ACCA and the ICAEW. Mr. TANG graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts in economic and social studies from the University of Manchester, and obtained the degree of master of science in operational research and information systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.

Jens Dunker

Mr. Jens Christian Dunker is Senior Vice President - Portfolio Trading of the company. he was Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Asia (Ex-China) of the Company. He joined the Group in June 2011 and currently acts as Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing – Asia (ex-China), leading the Group’s aircraft sales and procurement as well as its global marketing activities. Mr. DUNKER worked for Deutsche Lufthansa AG from 1994 to 1998, as project manager and later as aircraft purchasing manager. He worked for Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH, a regional aircraft manufacturer, from 1998 to 1999. As sales engineering manager, he was responsible for the sales support of the Dornier 728JET new aircraft project. From 2000 to 2007, as the head of aircraft finance of TUI AG, Mr. DUNKER was responsible for the financing and asset management of a fleet of up to 130 aircraft. Since then, Mr. DUNKER has been acting as an independent consultant for various airlines and investors. Mr. DUNKER has over 20 years of experience in the aircraft industry with a focus on aircraft purchase, operating leasing and financing. During his career, Mr. DUNKER has been managing aircraft sales, leases and acquisitions with a total transaction value in excess of US$15 billion. He obtained a master’s degree in air transport management from the College of Aeronautics of the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom in 1993. In 1994, he completed the degree course in aerospace engineering at Technische Universität Berlin.

Kit Yan Cheung

Ms. Cheung Kit Yan, Hatty is Chief Risk Officer of the Company since February 2018 as the Chief Risk Officer. Ms. CHEUNG is responsible for the risk management and internal controls of the Group. With over 20 years of broad international exposure, Ms. CHEUNG has in-depth understanding of enterprise risk management, with wide-ranging experience in auditing, internal controls, process re-engineering, corporate governance, and financial planning and analysis with best-in-class Fortune 500 multinational companies and world leaders in their respective industries, including The Dairy Farm Group, PepsiCo Inc., The Coca-Cola Company and IBM Ltd. Ms. CHEUNG holds a degree of master of business administration in financing and marketing from Wichita State University, the United States. She is a Certified Internal Auditor of the Institute of Internal Auditors IIA and a Certified Management Accountant of the Institute of Management Accountants in the United States.

Niel Liebenberg

Mr. Niel Liebenberg is General Counsel of the company. he was Acting General Counsel of the Company. He is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in structuring, negotiation and transaction management of global aircraft cross border finance, sales and leasing transactions in international law firms and leasing companies. He is also a qualified English solicitor and South African advocate.

Matt Corley

Mr. Matt Corley is Regional Head of Americas of the company. he was Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, North and South America of the Company. His possesses more than three decades of experience in direct airline leasing and marketing, aircraft trading, fleet management and aircraft securitizations. Mr. CORLEY is responsible for aircraft sales and marketing in the Americas, with a key focus on leasing of aircraft in the region. Based out of Seattle, USA, he works with the management team to develop the Group’s international marketing strategy and manage the Group’s relationships with airlines and other aviation partners globally. Mr. CORLEY joins CALC from Metric AirFinance, where he was Managing Partner and oversaw all aspects of aircraft sales, marketing, management and consulting for the boutique firm. Before that, he developed asset management infrastructure and protocols for a new aviation fund on behalf of RPK Capital LLC in his role as Managing Director and General Partner.

Christopher Dennis-Meyer

Mr. Christopher Dennis-Meyer is Regional Head of Sales & Marketing – EMEA of the company. he was Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing (Europe, Middle East & Africa) of the company. He is responsible for boosting aircraft sales and running marketing campaigns in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on leasing aircraft in the regions. He will help to design and shape CALC’s global marketing strategy and will look to build strong relationships with airlines and lessors worldwide. Mr. DENNIS-MEYER joined the group with an impressive leasing and marketing track record that covers Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia/ CIS. He was the Managing Director and Partner at Wings Capital Partners. Prior to that, He was the SVP Sales & Marketing with Intrepid Aviation covering the Western Hemisphere, placing new A330 aircraft. Previously, he was the Vice President of Marketing at Aviation Capital Group and was responsible for all sales and marketing activities in North America, Africa and Russia/ CIS.

Nita Tai

Ms. Nita Tai is Company Secretary of the Company. She joined CALC in 2014. Ms. TAI is an associate member of both The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of the United Kingdom. She has extensive experience in company secretarial field and corporate governance practices with listed companies.

Chi Chun Tang

Mr. Richard Tang Chi Chun is Non-Executive Director of the Company since 12 August 2013 and is also a member of the Strategy Committee of the Company. Mr. TANG is responsible for advising the business development and financial related operations of the Group. Mr. TANG is also a director of ARI. Mr. TANG is an executive director and the chief financial officer of China Everbright Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 165). Mr. TANG was a director of Everbright Securities Company Limited, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: SH 601788) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 6178), from February 2008 to January 2011. Mr. TANG is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of the Accountancy Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as Hong Kong Polytechnic University). He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the HKIoD. He is also a founding member of Hong Kong Business Accountants Association. He has over 30 years of experience in audit, investment, accounting and finance. Since 1990, Mr. TANG had been engaged as head of the financial and operational functions of various international financial institutions.

Saychuan Cheok

Mr. Cheok Albert Saychuan is Non-Executive Independent Director of China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited since 8 May 2015. Mr. CHEOK is also the chairman of Nomination Committee and a member of each of Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. CHEOK graduated from the University of Adelaide, Australia with First Class Honours in economics. Mr. CHEOK is a fellow of CPA Australia. He is a banker with over 40 years of experience in banking and business consultancy in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. CHEOK is also the vice president of the board of governors of the Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance. Between May 1979 and February 1982, Mr. CHEOK was an advisor to the Australian Government Inquiry into the Australian Financial System which introduced comprehensive reforms to the Australian banking system. He was the chief manager at the Reserve Bank of Australia from October 1988 to September 1989 before becoming the deputy commissioner of Banking of Hong Kong for about three and a half years. He was subsequently appointed as an executive director in charge of banking supervision at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority from April 1993 to May 1995. Mr. CHEOK was the chairman of Bangkok Bank Berhad in Malaysia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bangkok Bank of Thailand, from September 1995 to November 2005. Mr. CHEOK was formerly the vice chairman of Export and Industry Bank, Inc., which is listed on The Philippine Stock Exchange, from February 2006 to April 2012. Mr. CHEOK was also an independent non-executive director of (i) Adavale Resources Limited, listed in Australia from 20 December 2012 to 27 April 2017; and (ii) Hongkong Chinese Limited, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from 17 January 2002 to 31 December 2017. Mr. CHEOK was also the independent non-executive chairman of (i) AcrossAsia Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 8061) and was privatized on 13 June 2017 (retired on 26 August 2016).

Kwong Fai Chow

Mr. Chow Kwong Fai Edward is J.P., is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 19 July 2016. He is also a member of each of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. CHOW holds 19 July 2016. Mr. CHOW is also the chairman of Audit Committee, a member of each of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. CHOW holds an honours bachelor’s degree in business studies from Middlesex Polytechnic (now Middlesex University) in the United Kingdom and is a fellow and council member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) and chairman of its Hong Kong Chapter. He also chaired its Commercial Board. He is a past president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant (“HKICPA”) and chaired its Corporate Governance Committee and Professional Accountants in Business Committee. He also served as a Deputy Chairman of the HKIoD, of which he is a fellow member, chaired the Professional Accountants in Business Committee of the International Federation of Accountants, served as an expert advisor of the Accounting Standards Committee of the Ministry of Finance, the People’s Republic of China and was a Standing Committee member and a convenor of the Eleventh Zhejiang Province Committee of the CPPCC, and a member of the Election Committee of HKSAR. Mr. CHOW was appointed a Justice of Peace by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in July 2008 and was an awardee of the Directors of the Year Award 2010 in the non-executive director of listed companies (SEHK – Hang Seng Index Constituents) category, awarded by the HKIoD. Mr. CHOW is currently a core member of the OECD/World Bank Asian Corporate Governance Roundtable, an adviser of the Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong, a non-executive director of the Urban Renewal Authority and a member of Council and Court of The University of Hong Kong.

Yan Hok Fan

Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 11 September 2013. Mr. FAN is also the chairman of Remuneration Committee and a member of each of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. FAN obtained the degree of bachelor of science in 1973 and the degree of master of science in the same year from Stanford University in the United States and the degree of master of science in management in 1976 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.

Van Jin Nien

Mr. Nien Van Jin, Robert is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company since 27 August 2014. Mr. NIEN is also a member of each of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. NIEN was an executive director of Hopewell Holdings Limited (“Hopewell”), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 54), during 1980 to 2010, and then became a principal consultant during 2010 to 2011. He retired from Hopewell in July 2011. Before joining Hopewell in 1976, Mr. NIEN worked with a renowned multi-national bank during 1972 to 1976. Mr. NIEN holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the HKIoD. Mr. NIEN has over 40 years’ extensive financing experience in property in Hong Kong and infrastructure projects in PRC Pearl River Delta area, particularly in power plant and highway. He also has experience in the areas of corporate governance and corporate public relations.