Ko Chun Shun Johnson
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Ko Chun Shun Johnson, aged 65, has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company, chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of our Company with effect from Listing. From December 2006 to June 19, 2015, he served as an executive director of Concord New Energy Group Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0182). He served as an executive director of Sheng Yuan Holdings Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0851) from 2007 to June 4, 2009. He served as an executive director of Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0419) from June 2002 to January 2008.
Over the past three years, Mr. Ko has held directorships in the following listed companies:
Varitronix International Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0710) as an executive director from June 2005 to April 2016
KuangChi Science Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0439) as an executive director since August 2014
ReOrient Group Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0376) as an executive director from August 2011 to April 2016 and as non-executive director since April 2016
Frontier Services Group Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0500) as an executive director since February 1999; and
Concord New Energy Group Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0182) as an executive director from December 2006 to June 2015.
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Zhou Hao, aged 40, has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company, chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nomination Committee of our Company with effect from Listing. Mr. Zhou is our Director with appropriate professional accounting or related financial management expertise for the purpose of Rule 3.10(2) of the Listing Rules through his experience listed below. Mr. Zhou received his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University in July 1998. Mr. Zhou joined General Electric (China) Co., Ltd. in January 2007 as a financial manager. From May 2009 to September 2010, Mr. Zhou was the vice president of finance and the chief financial officer at Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc., (NYSE: WX). In September 2010, Mr. Zhou joined CITIC Pharmaceutical Co Ltd., a pharmaceutical service provider that supplies medicine and related consumables to hospitals as chief financial officer. Since May 2011, Mr. Zhou has served as the chief financial officer of 58.com Inc., (NYSE: WUBA), a company that operates online marketplace serving local merchants and consumers in China.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Professor Zhang, aged 55, is a professor of physics at Stanford University, a fellow of the American National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received a bachelor's degree from the Free University of Berlin in Germany in 1983 and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony
Brook in 1987.
Professor Zhang was a postdoctoral fellow of the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University
of California, Santa Barbara, in the United States from 1987 to 1989, a senior fellow of the IBM
Almaden Research Center from 1989 to 1993, and was employed by the Stanford University
Department of Physics in 1993. His main research area was condensed matter physics, the focus of
which was on topological insulators. He had made a large number of international first-class original
innovations in the research direction of high-temperature superconductivity, quantum Hall effect,
spintronics, strong associated electronic systems, etc..
For his groundbreaking research on quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators, he has won
the Europhysics Prize in 2010, the Oliver Buckley Prize by the American Physical Society in 2012,
the Dirac Medal by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics under the auspices of UNESCO
in 2012, and the Physics Frontier Prize in 2013 (which was presented on the same stage with the
famous physicist Stephen Hawking). In 2015, Professor Zhang was awarded the Benjamin Franklin
Medal (one of the most prestigious science prizes in the world), the historical recipients of which
included scientific giants such as Albert Einstein, Madame Curie, Stephen Hawking, Yang Zhenning,
116 Nobel laureates, as well as inventors such as Thomas Edison (electric light inventor), Nikola
Tesla (AC Grid inventor), Alexander Bell (telephone inventor) and Orville Wright (inventor of
Professor Zhang was an angel investor in Stanford University’s startup company VMWare, which
was a cloud computing industry leader previously having reached a market value of US$48 billion.
For many years, Professor Zhang has strived hard in promoting scientific and technological
exchanges between China and the United States of America. Professor Zhang founded DHVC
(Danhua Capital) in 2013 and took the position of founding chairman, primarily investing in
innovative companies that originated from the Stanford University / Silicon Valley region with
investment focus in areas such as artificial intelligence, big data, augmented/virtual reality, gene
therapy and other industries.
Professor Zhang has been a keynote speaker in many conferences and summits on the area of blockchain technology, including but not limited to the ‘Blockchain Technology Evolution in US and China Summit’ organized by Blockchain Connect Conference in San Francisco on January 26, 2018.