Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mr. Zhang Xu, aged 55, was appointed an Executive Director of Vanke Property (Overseas) Limited (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) in July 2012 and Chairman in February 2019. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Zhang joined China Vanke Co., Ltd. (“China Vanke”), a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) (stock code: 2202) and a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (the “SFO”), in November 2002, and was further appointed as an Executive Director of China Vanke on 30 June 2017. He is currently an Executive Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of China Vanke as well as a director of Vanke Property (Hong Kong) Company Limited (“Vanke HK”), an intermediate holding company of the Company, and a non-executive non-independent director of Banyan Tree Holdings Limited, a company listed on Singapore Stock Exchange Limited (“SGX”) (stock code: B58.SG). Mr. Zhang has approximately 20 years of experience in real estate business. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Civil Construction from Hefei University of Technology in the PRC in August 1984 and a part-time Professional Master of Business Administration from the Troy State University, United States in June 2001. Before joining China Vanke, he has worked at China Overseas Group.

Ms. Que Dongwu, aged 52, was appointed an Executive Director of the Company in July 2012 and Chief Executive Officer in February 2019. She is also a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Group. Ms. Que joined China Vanke, a company listed on SEHK (stock code: 2202) and a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the SFO, in May 1993 and is currently a Vice President of China Vanke and the General Manager of Overseas Business Department of China Vanke responsible for managing China Vanke’s overseas investment and development platforms. She is also a director of Vanke HK. Ms. Que has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and real estate investment. She graduated from Fudan University, PRC in July 1999 with a Master of Economics.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mr. Chan Chi Yu, aged 64, was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company in July 2012. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Mr. Chan was a director of China Vanke, a company listed on SEHK (stock code: 2202) and a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of the Part XV of the SFO, from May 1997 to April 2008 and a consultant of China Vanke from April 2008 to April 2016. Mr. Chan is also a director of certain subsidiaries and affiliates of China Vanke. Mr. Chan has received various training in accounting, business administration, corporate governance and security brokerage. He is a fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a full member of The Hong Kong Management Association and also an affiliated member of The Association of International Accountants.

Mr. Lee Kai-Yan, aged 41, was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company in October 2018. Mr. Lee joined Vanke Holdings (USA) LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Vanke Co., Ltd. and a fellow subsidiary of the Company, in 2013 as its managing director to lead its establishment, expansion, and operations. Mr. Lee has more than 14 years of professional experience in real estate and financial markets, including through his prior work at the World Economic Forum LLC between 2010 and 2013, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston between 2007 and 2010, and San Joaquin Council of Governments from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Lee previously was appointed as the Redevelopment Commissioner of the Redevelopment Commission of the City of Stockton, California between 2002 and 2004. He is currently on the Executive Director Board of the China General Chamber of Commerce (USA) and on the Executive Committee of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE). Mr. Lee obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2000, and his master degrees from Harvard University in public policy and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in city planning, both in 2007.

Ms. Lin Lily, aged 40, was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company in October 2018. Ms. Lin joined Vanke Holdings (UK) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Vanke Co., Ltd. and a fellow subsidiary of the Company, in January 2015 as its managing director. She is responsible for the overall management of the company’s investments in the United Kingdom. Previously Ms. Lin worked at UBS AG in London between 2007 and 2015. Prior to that Ms. Lin worked on the investment team at Ascendas in Shanghai, between 2003 and 2005. Ms. Lin graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2000, and a Bachelor of Arts in French in 2001. She obtained a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in France in 2006.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Mr. Chan Wai Hei, William, aged 61, was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in September 2012. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Chan has over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. He worked for Messrs. Li, Tang, Chen & Co., Certified Public Accountants (Practicing) since June 1980 and was admitted as a partner from April 1989 until 2018. He is currently working for Roger K.C. Tou & Co. as a senior consultant. Mr. Chan graduated from Hong Kong Shue Yan College (currently known as Hong Kong Shue Yan University) in July 1980 with a Diploma in Accounting. Mr. Chan was the President of The Hong Kong Institute of Accredited Accounting Technicians Limited (which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants) from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Chan is currently a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of The Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors of Hong Kong, a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a fellow member of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and a fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Ms. Law Chi Yin, Cynthia, aged 53, was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in May 2015. She is also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. Ms. Law has over 27 years of experience in banking and finance. Ms. Law joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (“HSBC”) in 1987 and worked there until her retirement as the Managing Director and Deputy Head of Global Banking of HSBC, China in August 2014. Ms. Law is a veteran banker possessing banking, capital markets and management experience across HSBC’s key global businesses including retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking, global trade and receivable finance and had, since 1996, been specialised in global banking and markets in Mainland China. She is currently an adviser to JL Capital Pte. Ltd., a fund management company licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, in relation to their China related investments. Ms. Law graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major degree in Computer Science for Data Management and Commerce. She is a chartered financial analyst.

Mr. Zhang Anzhi, aged 47, was appointed Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2019. He is also the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Zhang has extensive experience in investment banking, corporate finance, investment and general management. Mr. Zhang worked at Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft from 2009 to 2018, during which period he served in various management positions and his last position was managing director and vice chairman of Greater China Corporate Finance. Prior to that, he worked at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited from 2004 to 2009 and his last position was director and Head of Corporate Finance China. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Zhang worked at J.P. Morgan plc and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited as an investment banker. Mr. Zhang currently serves as chairman of Tempus Investment Holding Hongkong Limited.

 

Last updated: March 2019