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Li Ning Co Ltd (2331.HK)

2331.HK on Hong Kong Stock

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20 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ning Li

57 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board, Joint Chief Executive Officer

Takeshi Kosaka

49 2019 Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Wah-Fung Tsang

58 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Yu Ru Hong

54 2016 Vice President

Bin Liao

45 2016 Vice President

Hai Wei Yang

47 2016 Vice President

Ye Feng

40 2016 General Manager - E-commerce Division

Can Yu He

50 2016 General Manager - Apparel R&D and Production Division

Nan Hu

54 2015 General Manager, LI-NING YOUNG

Jian Guang Xu

51 2016 General Manager - Footwear R&D and Production Division

Xiang Du Zhang

64 2016 General Manager - Brand Project Management Center

Qilin Li

33 2018 Executive Director

Kar Lei Tai

2013 Company Secretary

Chung Bun Chan

62 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Fook Sun Koo

63 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jing Shyh Su

67 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ya Fei Wang

64 2004 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ning Li

Mr. Ning Li serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Li served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 18 March 2015 to 1 September 2019, and has been re-designated as the Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Company with effect from 2 September 2019 with his focus on the overall control and strategic planning of the Group. Mr. Li is one of the most outstanding athletes in the 20th century. In the 6th World Cup Gymnastics Competition in 1982, Mr. Li unprecedentedly won six gold medals in men’s artistic gymnastics events and was named the “Prince of Gymnastics” (????) in the PRC. In the 23rd Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984, Mr. Li won three gold, two silver and one bronze medals, making him the athlete winning the most medals of that Olympic Games. In 1987, Mr. Li became the Asian member of the Athlete’s Commission of the International Olympic Committee. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Li served as a member of the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee of the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique. He is currently an honorary member of the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique. In 1999, Mr. Li was voted one of the “World’s Most Excellent Athletes in the 20th Century” by the World Sports Correspondent Association. After retiring from his athlete career in 1989, Mr. Li initiated the idea of LI-NING brand with the goal of creating the first national sports goods brand in the PRC. He has dedicated the past over 20 years to the development of the Group’s business, making great contribution to the development of the sporting goods industry in China. Mr. Li also serves as chairman, chief executive officer and executive director of Viva China Holdings Limited, a company which is listed on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Takeshi Kosaka

Mr. Takeshi Kosaka serves as Joint Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He is a Japanese-Chinese whose former Chinese name was Qian Wei graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. Prior to joining the Company, he was the chief executive officer of South Korea Uniqlo. Mr. Kosaka joined Fast Retailing Co., Limited (“Fast Retailing”) in 1996 and worked in various divisions and Asian regions gaining extensive experience in supply chain, products and merchandising as well as retail management. Fast Retailing is the holding company of Uniqlo and its securities are secondary listed as depositary receipts on the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 6288). He served as the vice general manager and the chief operating officer of the PRC Uniqlo in 2001 and 2005 respectively. Mr. Kosaka has over 15 years’ experience in the development and management of the PRC market.

Wah-Fung Tsang

Mr. Wah-Fung (Terence) Tsang serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Tsang has over 28 years of experience in the apparel industry. His previous employment included that for Guess Inc, Ashworth Inc and Levi Strauss Company. Mr. Tsang had held various management roles including as chief financial officer, chief operation officer, Asia president and senior vice president for business unit throughout his career. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Tsang holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from State University of New York.

Yu Ru Hong

Mr. Yu Ru Hong serves as Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Hong has 9 years of experience of being a professional badminton athlete. After joining the Group, he has been responsible for the Company’s regional retailing business in Shanghai; setting up the Company’s first division, accessory division; responsible for the strategic collaborations of Beijing Olympics and businesses such as basketball, badminton and international business division.

Bin Liao

Mr. Bin Liao serves as Vice President of the Company. Mr. Liao has over 16 years of experience in the sportswear and apparel industry. Between 2003 and 2012, he worked at the Company. In his career, Mr. Liao held senior human resources management positions in a number of companies. Mr. Liao holds a bachelor degree and a master degree from Renmin University of China.

Hai Wei Yang

Mr. Hai Wei Yang serves as Vice President of the Company. Mr. Yang has over 24 years of sales working experience. He worked at a well-known retail group and held various positions such as the Company’s channel officer, retail operation officer and regional general manager. Mr. Yang holds a bachelor degree in management engineering from Beijing Wuzi University.

Ye Feng

Mr. Ye Feng serves as General Manager - E-commerce Division of the Company. Mr. Fung has over 16 years of experience in the areas of Internet and e-commerce. He worked at a number of well-known internet companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic information engineering from Shanghai Maritime College (now known as Shanghai Maritime University).

Can Yu He

Mr. Can Yu He serves as General Manager - Apparel R&D and Production Division of the Company. Mr. He has over 26 years of experience in the area of supply chain for sports goods. He worked at internationally renowned sportswear manufacturers. Mr. He graduated from Central South Forestry University with a bachelor’s degree in forestry.

Nan Hu

Mr. Nan Hu serves as General Manager, LI-NING YOUNG of the Company. He joined the Group in April 2015, and is responsible for the retail operation, channel operation, product planning and marketing of LI-NING YOUNG of the Group. Mr. Hu has over 26 years of experience in the sportswear and apparel industry. Between 1993 and 2010, he worked at the Company. In his career, Mr. Hu held senior management positions in a number of companies. Mr. Hu holds a master degree from Central China Normal University.

Jian Guang Xu

Mr. Jian Guang Xu serves as General Manager - Footwear R&D and Production Division of the Company. He joined the Group in March 1998, and is responsible for businesses such as the R&D, production and procurement of footwear goods. Mr. Xu has over 26 years of experience in footwear industry. He worked at internationally renowned sportswear manufacturers. Mr. Xu holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Nanchang University and a MBA Degree from Renmin University of China.

Xiang Du Zhang

Mr. Xiang Du Zhang serves as General Manager - Brand Project Management Center of the Company. He joined the Group in November 1991, and is responsible for the PR, media management, market research and medal teams’ sports marketing. Mr. Zhang has over 37 years of experience in the apparel industry and was the deputy manager of Beijing Dahua Shirt Factory. Mr. Zhang served as the manager of Li Ning Shirt Company Limited, general manager of Li Ning Apparel Company Limited, deputy general manager of Beijing Li Ning Company Limited, special assistant of chairman and acting chief marketing officer of the Group. Mr. Zhang holds a bachelor’s degree in politics and administration from Beijing Open University and a bachelor’s degree in economic management from Beijing Open University.

Qilin Li

Mr. Qilin Li serves as Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Li joined the Group in December 2017 as a non-executive Director and re-designated as an executive Director with effect from 19 June 2018. He has considerable experience in financial services industry and was an analyst of Persistent Asset Management Limited during the period from January 2010 to July 2013. Mr. Li serves as an executive director and a member of the executive committee of Viva China Holdings Limited, a company which is listed on the GEM of Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Kar Lei Tai

Ms. Kar Lei Tai serves as Company Secretary of the Company. She has over 20 years of company secretarial experience and is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Chung Bun Chan

Mr. Chung Bun (Bunny) Chan serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has more than 33 years of experience in the garment industry and is currently the chairman of Prospectful Holdings Ltd. Dr. Chan serves as an independent non-executive director of Great Harvest Maeta Group Holdings Limited, Speedy Global Holdings Limited and Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited, all of which are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dr. Chan is active in community affairs in Hong Kong. He was appointed as member of the Council for Sustainable Development from 1 March 2015. He is a member of the Court of the Open University of Hong Kong from 2012. Dr. Chan was appointed as Justice of Peace in 2002 and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star medal in 2004, Silver Bauhinia Star medal in 2009 and Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2014 by the Hong Kong Government. In December 2013, Dr. Chan was conferred Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by the Open University of Hong Kong.

Fook Sun Koo

Mr. Fook Sun (Louis) Koo serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Koo served as the managing director and the head of corporate finance department of a major international bank, and a director and chief executive officer of a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Koo serves as an independent non-executive director of Good Friend International Holdings Inc., Xingda International Holdings Limited and Winfull Group Holdings Limited, all of which are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and served as an independent non-executive director of Midland Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from 2004 to 2017. Mr. Koo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley in the United States and is a certified public accountant.

Jing Shyh Su

Mr. Jing Shyh (Samuel) Su serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Su joined the Group in July 2012, he has retired from Yum! Brands, Inc. (“Yum!”), a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, in 2016. He was the chairman and chief executive officer of the China Division of Yum! as well as the vice chairman and an executive director of board of directors of Yum!. Mr. Su earned his undergraduate degree at the National Taiwan University, a M.Sc. degree of Chemical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University and an MBA at the Wharton School. Before joining Yum!, Mr. Su worked with Procter & Gamble in Germany and Taiwan. Mr. Su started his career with Yum! in 1989 as KFC International’s director of marketing for the North Pacific region. In 1993, he became vice president of North Asia for both KFC and Pizza Hut. Mr. Su was named president of Greater China for Tricon Global Restaurants International upon Pepsi’s spin-off of the restaurant business in 1997. Yum!’s China Division today leads the development of the KFC, Pizza Hut Dine-in Restaurants, Pizza Hut Home Service, East Dawning and Little Sheep brands in mainland China. Mr. Su was a non-executive director of Little Sheep Group Limited from June 2009 to February 2012, which was delisted from the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in February 2012.

Ya Fei Wang

Ms. Ya Fei (Jane) Wang serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. She served as an independent director of Xueda Education Group, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from 1996 to 2016, and was the director and deputy general manager of Beijing Investment Consultants Inc. from 1996 to September 2011, and was a professor and dean assistant in Guanghua School of Management of Peking University (??????????) from 1995 to September 2011. Ms. Wang holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Fudan University (????) in Shanghai and was an exchange scholar in Maryland University, College Park in the United States. Ms. Wang also holds a M.B.A. degree from University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.

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