Mr. GUO Wei, aged 59, is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Group and is responsible for the strategic development and the overall business management of the Group. Mr. Guo had been the Vice Chairman, the President and the Chief Executive Officer of the Group since February 2001 and was appointed as the Chairman of the Group in December 2007. In June 2018, Mr. Guo was re-appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries and associates of the Company. Mr. Guo obtained a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Science (formerly known as Graduate School of the University of Science and Technology of China) in 1988. He joined the Legend group in 1988 and was once an Executive Director and Senior Vice President. Mr. Guo was awarded such major prizes included China’s Top Ten Outstanding Youths (2002), 求是傑出青年成果轉化獎 (Practical and Outstanding Youth of Achievement) (2002) by the China Association for Science and Technology, China’s Top Ten Outstanding Youths in Technology Innovation (1998), Future Economic Leader of China (2003), and the First Annual China Young Entrepreneurs Creative Management Golden Honour (2005). He was also selected as on of the 50 Most Powerful Business People in China by Fortune Magazine (Chinese version) in 2011 and 2012.
Mr. Guo is currently the Chairman of Digital China Information Service Company Ltd., as well as its Chairman of the Strategic Committee and member of the Nomination Committee. He is also the Chairman and the President and members of the Strategic Committee and the Nomination Committee of Digital China Group Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Shenzhen Shenxin Taifeng Group Co., Ltd.) (all listed on The Shenzhen Stock Exchange). Mr. Guo was appointed as independent non-executive director, member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, chairman of the Remuneration and Assessment Committee and member of the Aviation Safety Committee of China Southern Airlines Company Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, The Shanghai Stock Exchange and The New York Stock Exchange) with effect from 30 April 2021. In addition, he is a Director of Kosalaki Investments Limited which is a substantial shareholder of the Company within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. Mr. Guo was a Nonexecutive Director of HC GROUP INC. (formerly known as HC International, Inc.) (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited), an Independent Director of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. (listed on The Shanghai Stock Exchange), a Director of DigiWin Software Co., Ltd. (listed on the ChiNext of The Shenzhen Stock Exchange). Besides, Mr. Guo is currently a member of the 4th Advisory Committee for State Informatization and Vice Chairman of Digitalized China Industry Development Alliance. He was a Standing Committee Member of the 11th & 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Chairman of Beijing Informatization Association and the Chairman of the 6th Council of China Non-Governmental Science Technology Entrepreneurs Association, the Chairman of China Smart City Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance and other social positions. He has over 34 years of experience in business strategy development and business management.
Mr. LIN Yang, aged 55, is the Vice Chairman and an Executive Director of the Group. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Lin graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Communications from the Xidian University and in 2005 with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He joined the Group in February 2001 and was previously the Executive Vice President and the President of the Group and was also the Chief Executive Officer of the Group from April 2011 to June 2018. Mr. Lin was the Vice Chairman, Director and a member of the Audit Committee of Digital China Information Service Company Ltd. (listed on The Shenzhen Stock Exchange). He joined the Legend group in 1990 and has over 31 years of management experience in IT business. Mr. Lin was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the IT Channel Elite Panel in 2001 and recognised as the Most Influential Figure in IT Distribution of 20 Years in 2005. In 2013, he was also selected as one of the Leaders of the Year 2012 of the China Information Industry and Top-10 Annual Icons of the Year 2012 of Zhongguancun. Besides, Mr. Lin was the Director of IT Channel Profession Council, under the MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology).
Ms. CONG Shan, aged 40, serves as the vice general manager of Guangzhou City Investment Co., Ltd. and a director of Guangzhou New Town Construction Investment Development Co., Ltd, each of which being a subsidiary of Guangzhou City Infrastructure Investment Group Limited (“GZ Infrastructure”). Ms. CONG received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Harbin Normal University in 2006 and a Master's Degree in Engineering from Beihang University in 2013.
Ms. CONG has served several state-owned conglomerates and listed technology companies and has had nearly 16 years' experience in corporate management and large-scale engineering projects since 2006. During this period, she was responsible for chip technology, aerospace engineering, etc. In addition, Ms. CONG has established several companies engaging in asset management, research and development, investment and other businesses. In recent years, she has been focusing on investment projects related to emerging industries.
Mr. ZENG Shuigen, aged 44, has been a Non-executive Director of the Company since 30 June 2020. Mr. Zeng serves as the vice general manager of Guangzhou Smart City Investment Operation Co. Ltd. and the Vice Secretary and General Manager of party branch and Director of Guangzhou Urban Planning Technology Development Services Department Co., Ltd. and the legal representative and chairman of Guangzhou City Investment Ziguang Cloud Co., Ltd., and director of Guangzhou Broadband Backbone Network Co. Ltd. He is also a director of several group companies of Guangzhou City Infrastructure Investment Group Limited (“GZ Infrastructure”). Mr. Zeng graduated from Northeast Electric Power University in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in computer application technology. He obtained senior engineer qualification in November 2014, and information system project manager qualification in May 2015.
Mr. Zeng has rich experience in smart city and big data planning and implementation, and participated in the establishment of several big data joint ventures in recent years. He joined GZ Infrastructure group in August 2017 and was the technical director of Guangzhou City Intelligence Technology Investment Co. Ltd. (formerly known as Guangzhou Environment Energy CCI Capital Ltd.), serving the construction of Guangzhou smart city. He was the research and development director of Nanjing big data information group of the Jusfoun Big Data Information Group Co., Ltd. and vice general manager of Anhui Zhongkang big data Co., Ltd. from April 2016 to August 2017, and responsible for the planning, R&D and implementation of multiple big data platforms.
Mr. WONG Man Chung, Francis, aged 57, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 23 August 2006. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management conferred by Guangzhou Jinan University, the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Wong is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and The Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors, and a Certified Tax Advisor of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Practising) and has over 34 years of experience in auditing, taxation, corporate internal control and governance, acquisition and financial advisory, corporate restructuring and liquidation, family trust and wealth management. Previously, Mr. Wong worked for KPMG, an international accounting firm, for 6 years and the Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited for 2 years. Mr. Wong has the appropriate professional qualifications, accounting and related financial management expertise as required under Rule 3.10 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
Mr. Wong is currently an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee as well as a member of the Nomination Committee of China Oriental Group Company Limited and Greenheart Group Limited (all listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited); an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration and Evaluation Committee as well as a member of the Risk Management Committee and the Nomination Committee of Shanghai Dongzheng Automotive Finance Co., Ltd. (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited); an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee of Wai Kee Holdings Limited and Integrated Waste Solutions Group Holdings Limited (all listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited); an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee and the Strategy and Investment Committee of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited); an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of Hilong Holding Limited and IntelliCentrics Global Holdings Ltd. (all listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited); and an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee of Qeeka Home (Cayman) Inc. (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). He was an Independent Non-executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Kunming Dianchi Water Treatment Co., Ltd. (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) and an Independent Non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee of China New Higher Education Group Limited (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). With effect from 3 April 2018, Mr. Wong was re-designated as a Non-executive Chairman of Union Alpha C.P.A. Limited (who was the Managing Director) and a Non-executive Director of Union Alpha CAAP Certified Public Accountants Limited (who was a Director), both being professional accounting firms, in order to devote more time on his role of independent nonexecutive directors of listed companies and charity works. Mr. Wong is a Founding Director and member of Francis M C Wong Charitable Foundation Limited, a charitable institution.
Miss. NI Hong (Hope), aged 49, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 29 September 2010. Miss. Ni received her J.D. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Economics and Business Management from Cornell University. Currently, Miss. Ni is an Independent Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee of ATA Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company (NASDAQ: ATAI) and an Independent Director of Zhihu Inc, a NASDAQ-listed company (NASDAQ: ZH) and Ucloundlink Group Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company (NASDAQ: UCL) and also an Independent Non-executive Director, member of Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of Acotec Scientific Holdings Limited (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited), and re-designated as a Non-executive Director (before re-designation, she was an Executive Director and the Chief Investment Officer) of Cogobuy Group (listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited). Previously, Miss Ni worked as a Practicing Attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Hong Kong, specializing in corporate finance. Prior to that, Miss Ni worked at Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division in New York.
Dr. LIU Yun, John, aged 58, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 25 March 2014. Dr. Liu is the board member of the Board of Directors of dormakaba Holdings AG (whose shares are listed in the SIX Swiss Exchange) since October 2020. He was the CEO of Shenzhen Afiniti Technology Co. Ltd., the board member of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of VOSS (an international bottled water brand) and the Chief Advisor of Reignwood Holdings Pte Ltd. (Singapore). He was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Wanda Internet Technology Group from March 2017 to May 2018, an Independent Non-Executive Director of ARM Holdings Plc. (listed on the London Stock Exchange) from December 2014 to September 2016 and a Senior Vice President of Greater China Field Division of Conservation International from June 2016 to September 2016. He was also the Chief Business Officer of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. from January 2014 to August 2015. Prior to that, he held senior positions in various renowned companies in the communication or networking or software arena as follows: Corporate Vice President and Head of Greater China of Google Inc. from 2008 to 2013; Chief Executive Officer, China Operations of SK Telecom Co., Ltd. from 2002 to 2007; General Manager, Greater China of FreeMarkets Inc. from 2000 to 2002; Chief Executive Officer, China Operations of SITA Communication from 1999 to 2000; General Manager, Telecommunication Group of The Lion Group from 1997 to 1999 and Country Director, Greater China of Singapore Telecommunications Limited from 1994 to 1997.
Dr. Liu graduated from Beijing Normal University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics in 1983 and obtained his Ph.D in Telecommunications Network Management from Technical University of Denmark in 1997. In 2011, Dr. Liu undertook a Senior Executive Program of Harvard Business School.
Mr. KING William, aged 55, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 29 June 2018. Mr.King was the Managing Director of Russell Reynolds Associates, Hong Kong from October 2018 to December 2019 and a partner at Egon Zehnder International (Shanghai) Company Limited, a leading executive search firm, from January 2007 to May 2016. Prior to that, Mr. King held several leadership roles with some of the global technology companies as follows: Chief Operating Officer at eBay China from April 2005 to November 2006, General Manager of AT&T Greater China from August 2002 to April 2005, Director of Telecommunications and Media at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), Hong Kong from September 2001 to April 2002, Head of Corporate Planning and Development at Hong Kong Telecom and PCCW from September 1999 to September 2001; Senior Associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton from 1995 to September 1999 and Senior Systems Consultant with IBM Corporation in the US from February 1988 to July 1993.
Mr. King received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan and MBA with Finance major from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. CHEN Timothy Yung-cheng, aged 65, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 16 July 2021. Mr. Chen has accumulated more than three decades of experiences in telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) and corporate management in multinational corporations. Mr. Chen has been an independent non-executive director (currently also a member of Audit Committee and Nomination Committee) of CCID Consulting Company Limited* (賽迪顧問股份有限公司), a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 02176) since May 2019; the vice Chairman of Suirui Technology Limited* (隨銳科技股份有限公司) (a company delisted from the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (stock code: 835990) on 16 June 2021) since February 2019; An independent non-executive director (currently also a member of the Compensation Committee and Commercial and Medical Affairs Advisory Committee) of BeiGene, Ltd., a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 06160) since February 2016. Previously, Mr. Chen held various senior positions at various corporations, including the Chairman of Motorola Solutions (China) Co., Ltd. (摩托羅拉系統（中國）有限公司), the CEO of Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited (阿里健康信息技術有限公司), formerly known as 21CN CyberNet Corporation Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 0241), the CEO of Greater China Region of Microsoft, and NBA China, a partner of GL Capital Group and chairman of CSL Holding Limited. In addition, Mr. Chen served as the independent director of Guiyang Longmaster Information & Technology Company Limited (貴陽朗瑪信息技術股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300288) from October 2010 to October 2013; The president of Telstra International Group from November 2012 to December 2015; Chairman of Autohome Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (stock code: ATHM) from 2012 to May 2016; An independent director of Qingdao Haier Company Limited* (青島海爾股份有限公司, currently known as Haier Smart Home Company Limited, 海爾智傢股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600690) from September 2014 to 31 May 2016; The general manager of Asia Pacific Telecom Co., Ltd. from August 2016 to January 2018 and the chairman of Foxconn Industrial Internet Co., Ltd. (富士康工業互聯網股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601138) from January 2018 to October 2018; A non-executive director of Asia Pacific Telecom Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 3682) since August 2016 to July 2021. Mr. Chen obtained a bachelor’s degree from National Chiao Tung University in June 1978 and an EMBA degree from the University of Chicago in June 1991.