Mr. Zhai HaitaoChairman
Mr. Zhai is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company. He is the President and Partner of Primavera Capital Group. He is also an independent director of China Everbright Water Limited (the Company's subsidiary and the shares of which are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited). He was formerly Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Asia LLC and Chief Representative of Goldman Sachs Beijing Office. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Zhai worked at the International Department of the People's Bank of China in Beijing, and was Deputy Representative of the People's Bank of China Representative Office for the Americas based in New York. He holds a Master's Degree in International Relations from Columbia University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Peking University. He has extensive experience and knowledge in banking, capital market and management. Mr. Zhai joined the Board in January 2011.
Mr. Cai Yunge
Mr. Cai is the Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Cai is the Deputy General Manager of China Everbright Group Ltd., the Vice-chairman and General Manager of China Everbright Holdings Company Limited, and Executive Director and Chairman of the board of directors of China Everbright Limited (the shares of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "HKEx")), and a non-executive director of China Everbright Bank Company Limited ("Everbright Bank") (the shares of which are listed on HKEx and Shanghai Stock Exchange). Currently he is the vice chairman of The Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association. He holds a master degree in Business Administration from The University of Warwick, UK and a doctoral degree in Economics from the Financial Research Institute of the People's Bank of China. He holds the title of Senior Economist. Before joining the Company, Mr. Cai has served as the Secretary to the board and General Manager of Executive Office of Everbright Bank, Deputy Chief of the Development and Reform Commission of Guangdong Province, and Division Chief of the General Office and Deputy Division Chief of Banking Supervisory Department II of the China Banking Regulatory Commission. He joined the Board in November 2016, and was re-designated as the Chairman of the Board in December 2016.
Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip
Mr. Fan is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company. Mr. Fan is an independent non-executive director of the following Hong Kong listed public companies, namely Hysan Development Company Limited, First Pacific Company Limited, China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited and PFC Device Inc. He was formerly an independent director of Zhuhai Zhongfu Enterprise Co., Ltd., a Shenzhen listed company and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (under official liquidation) until June 2013 and December 2013 respectively. He was also formerly an independent non-executive director of HKC (Holdings) Limited and Guolian Securities Co., Ltd, both are Hong Kong listed companies, until December 2014 and July 2016 respectively. Mr. Fan was also formerly an independent director of Goodman Group, an Australian listed company and a member of the Asian Advisory Committee of AustralianSuper, a pension fund established in Australia, until November 2017 and February 2017 respectively. Mr. Fan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering, a Master's Degree in Operations Research from Stanford University and a Master's Degree in Management Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining the Company in 1997, he was an executive director of CITIC Pacific Limited in charge of industrial projects in China. He joined the Board in November 1997 and was re-designated as the Non-executive Director and Independent Non-executive Director of the Company in January 2010 and December 2012 respectively.
Mr. Mar Selwyn
Mr. Mar is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company. Mr. Mar graduated from the London School of Economics, University of London. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a director of Nexia Charles Mar Fan Limited. He is also an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Minmetals Land Limited and Man Yue Technology Holdings Limited as well as an independent non-executive director of PanAsialum Holdings Company Limited. He was formerly an independent non-executive director of China Kingstone Mining Holdings Limited until December 2015. He was the President of Hong Kong Society of Accountants (now known as Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants) in 1991. Mr. Mar is an Honorary Fellow of the Lingnan University. He joined the Board in September 2004.
Mr. Suo Xuquan
Mr. Suo is the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company. He is also an independent director of China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd.* (中國衛通集團股份有限公司). Mr. Suo is a part-time professor of Business School of China University of Political Science and Law. Mr. Suo was the general manager of Credit Extension Approval Department of Head Office of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (“ICBC”, the shares of which are listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and Shanghai Stock Exchange) prior to his retirement from the ICBC group after 33 years of services. He also worked in the Shaanxi Branch of the People’s Bank of China before joining the ICBC Group. Mr. Suo graduated from on-job postgraduate class of Economics and Management in the Correspondence College of Central Party School of the Communist Party of China, and he is a senior economist and expert entitled to special allowance of the State Council. Mr. Suo has over 37 years of relevant banking experience and has extensive experience in bank credit management and bank credit risk management. He has expertise in business operation and financial analysis. Mr. Suo joined the Board in August 2018.* For identification purpose only.
The Remuneration Committee currently comprises Mr. Zhai Haitao (Chairman), an independent non-executive Director, Mr. Cai Yunge, an executive Director and the Chairman of the Board, and 3 other independent non-executive Directors, namely Mr. Fan Yan Hok, Philip, Mr. Mar Selwyn and Mr. Suo Xuquan. The terms of reference of the Remuneration Committee, which are available on the websites of the Company and HKEx, set out the duties of the Remuneration Committee, including but not limited to determining, with delegated responsibilities by the Board, the remuneration packages of the individual executive Directors and senior management.