Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. YUAN Zhigang is an independent non-executive Director of the Company.He is also a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of the Company.Mr. Yuan graduated from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in France in 1993 with a Doctorate degree in Economics. Mr. Yuan currently works as a professor at School of Economics of Fudan University, and is a specially engaged professor of “Changjiang Scholars” launched by the Ministry of Education. He has been long serving as an expert member of the decision-making advisory committees of Shanghai, Fujian, Guangxi and some other local governments. Mr. Yuan has in-depth study and a significant influence over hotspot macroeconomic research on issues covering macroeconomic operation, financial system reform, internationalization of Renminbi and real estate of China. Mr. Yuan currently serves as an independent director in JIC Trust Co., Ltd., an independent director in Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd., whose shares are listed on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600000), and an external supervisor in Bank of Shanghai Co., Ltd. (“Bank of Shanghai”), whose shares are listed on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601229). From 2004 to 2015, he served as the Dean of School of Economics of Fudan University; from May 2010 to April 2017, he served as an independent director in Bank of Shanghai; from April 2011 to April 2017, he served as an independent director in Ningbo Fuda Co., Ltd., whose shares are listed on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600724), and from January 2012 to October 2018, he served as an independent non-executive director in Bank of Communications Schroder Fund Management Co., Ltd. Mr. Yuan has been an independent non-executive Director of the Company since 22 October 2020.