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Executive Directors

Mr. Han Jingyuan (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Han is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and also serves as chairman of the board of Hebei Jinxi Iron and Steel Group Company Limited ("Jinxi Limited"), Foshan Jinxi Jin Lan Cold Rolled Sheet Company Limited ("Jinxi Jinlan"), Tangshan Fengrun Qu Zhengda Iron and Steel Company Limited ("Zhengda Iron and Steel") and Oriental Fullhero Leasing Company Limited ("Shenzhen Leasing"). Mr. Han graduated from the People's University in 1994 with a degree in management. Mr. Han began his career in Metallurgy in 1984 when he was employed as a deputy mine manager of Han'erzhuang Iron Mine. Mr. Han has in-depth industry knowledge and 25 years of extensive operational and managerial experience in the iron and steel industry. Mr. Han was awarded the honorary title of "Hebei Metallurgy Top Ten Man", "Outstanding Entrepreneur of Hebei Province", "Excellent Privately-owned Enterprises Entrepreneur in Hebei Province", "Chinese Brands Top Ten Outstanding Meritorious Man", "The Most Attention-grabbing Chinese Entrepreneur", "Best Founding Entrepreneur in China", "Top Ten Celebrities for China Reform Programme in the New Century", "Economic Top Ten Men of Honesty and Credibility in China", etc. Mr. Han is the Vice Chairman of the Metallurgy Chamber of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. Mr. Han is the director and the controlling shareholder of Wellbeing Holdings Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Group.

Mr. Zhu Jun
Mr. Zhu is an Executive Director of the Company, also serves as chief engineer of Jinxi Limited. Mr. Zhu graduated in 2001 from a graduate programme of the Communist Party School in Hebei Province with a diploma in management. Prior to working in the steel industry, Mr. Zhu worked for 10 years as deputy director of Qianxi County Chemical Fertilizer Factory which was based in Qianxi County. Mr. Zhu joined Jinxi Iron Factory in 1992 and later served as deputy director. He was named as the "Model Worker of the National Steel Industry" by China Iron and Steel Association in February 2009. Mr. Zhu has had 16 years of working experience in the iron and steel industry.

Mr. Shen Xiaoling
Mr. Shen Xiaoling, aged 59, is an Executive Director (appointed on 1 July 2005) of the Company and the chairman of the supervisory board of Jinxi Limited and he also serves as a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He obtained a diploma in management from the Hebei Province Communist Party School in 2001. Before joining the Group, Mr. Shen was the head of China Construction Bank Luanxian Sub-branch. Mr. Shen also had 5 years of experience acting as the head of China Construction Bank Qianxi Sub-branch and more than 6 years of experience as the deputy head of Bank of China Qianxi Sub-branch. Mr. Shen was the deputy general manager of Jinxi Limited during the period of January 2002 to October 2015. Mr. Shen was redesignated as the chairman of the Supervisory Board of Jinxi Limited since October 2015. Mr. Shen is a director and minority shareholder of Wellbeing Holdings Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company.

Mr. Han Li (Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. Han Li, aged 32, is an Executive Director (appointed on 7 February 2012) and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and also served as an executive vice president of Jinxi Limited. Mr. Han joined the Group in 2009 as the assistant to the Financial Controller of the Company. He was the executive assistant to Chief Executive Officer of the Company and also currently serves as a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He also assists the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Company managing the daily operations of the Group. Mr. Han was the 12th and 13th representative of the People’s Congress of Hebei Province, PRC, the vice chairman of the 11th Committee of Hebei Youth Federation and 17th representative of the People’s Congress of the Communist Youth League of China. He was awarded Enterprise Brand Special Contribution Character (「企業品牌建設特殊貢獻人物」) and The Harmonious China 2012 Influential People’s Award in Energy Saving (「和諧中國2012年度影響力人物 — 中國節能環保領域十大創新標兵」). Mr. Han is the son of Mr. Han Jingyuan, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, as well as the substantial shareholders (within the meaning of Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance) (holding approximately 36.33% of the issued shares of the Company as at 31 December 2019) of the Company.

Mr. Sanjay Sharma
Mr. Sharma is an Executive Director of the Company, he is the Vice President of ArcelorMittal and serves ArcelorMittal as chief executive officer for China and India.  Mr. Sharma joined ArcelorMittal in 2001 and was part of the first team on the ground to build ArcelorMittal’s China operations from its early stages.  Mr. Sharma served in multiple leadership roles in the China joint ventures of ArcelorMittal, including the chief executive officer for Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co., Ltd. from March 2013 to September 2015, the chief operation officer at Hunan Valin Iron and Steel Company Limited (listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 000932, “Valin Steel”) from October 2011 to September 2016 and a director of Valin Steel from December 2014 to September 2016.  Prior to his roles in Valin Steel, he was the General Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions in the ArcelorMittal Corporate team.  Mr. Sharma has worked earlier with McKinsey & Company and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).  Mr. Sharma holds an MBA from INSEAD in France and a B. Tech. (Honours), Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.  He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advance Management Programme.

Non-executive Directors

Mr. Zhu Hao
Mr. Zhu is an Executive Director of the Company and graduated at Tianjin Nankai University and obtained his master degree in accounting from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Mr. Zhu is a senior economist in China. Mr. Zhu was a non-executive director of Jinxi Limited from December 2002 to early 2004.

Mr. Ondra Otradovec
Mr. Otradovec, graduated from State University of New York in Stony Brook with a Bachelor degree in Finance. Mr. Otradovec is the Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at ArcelorMittal (a substantial shareholder of the Company). Since 2003, Mr. Otradovec has been responsible for M&A at ArcelorMittal and has closely been involved in a large number of acquisitions, mergers and divestments undertaken by the company. Mr. Otradovec was also involved in the acquisition of Hunan Valin Steel Tube & Wire Company and since 18 November 2005 has served as a director of Hunan Valin Iron and Steel Company Limited (a company listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange). Previously, he worked at HSBC Investment Bank, and was responsible for corporate finance work in emerging markets. During this period, he worked with Mittal Steel on the acquisition of Nova Hut in Czech Republic and other steel companies. Mr. Otradovec acted as a Non-executive Director of the Company from 2 January 2009 to 15 July 2013.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Wong Man Chung, Francis
Mr. Wong is a Certified Public Accountant (Practising) and has over 21 years of experience in auditing, taxation, management and financial advisory. Mr. Wong is currently an independent non-executive director of Digital China Holdings Limited, eForce Holdings Limited and Wai Kee Holdings Limited whose shares are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. He was once the independent non-executive director of Sys Solutions Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Stock Exchange, the independent nonexecutive director of Yardway Group Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange and the independent nonexecutive director of Lightscape Technologies Inc., a company with its shares listed and traded in the OTC Bulletin Board of the United States of America. Mr. Wong is a director of both Union Alpha C.P.A. Limited and Union Alpha CAAP Certified Public Accountants Limited, both are professional accounting firms. He is also a founding director and member of Francis M.C. Wong Charitable Foundation Limited, a charitable institution. 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 is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and Association of Chartered Certified Accountant of the United Kingdom. Mr. Wong is also an associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Society of Chinese Accountants & Auditors, Hong Kong. Mr. Wong holds a Master Degree in Management conferred by Guangzhou Jinan University.

Mr. Wang Tianyi
Mr. Wang is currently the executive vice president of The Chinese Society For Metals. Mr. Wang has over 40 years of extensive experience in the steel industry. Mr. Wang studied metallurgical machinery in 北京鋼鐵學院 (Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Engineering) (now known as 北京科技大學 University of Science and Technology of Beijing) from 1965 and graduated in 1970. He then worked at 邯鄲鋼鐵集團有限責任公司(Handan Iron and Steel Group Company Limited) (「邯鋼集團」or “Handan IS Group”) from 1970 to 1995 and held various management and professional positions, included the position of a technician, deputy factory manager and executive deputy general manager. From 1995 to 2008, Mr. Wang re-designated and worked at 唐山鋼鐵集團有限責任公司(Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Company Limited) (「唐鋼集團」or “Tangshan IS Group”) as the chairman and managing director. From 2005 to 2011, he was also the deputy chairman and managing director of 首鋼京唐鋼鐵聯合有限責任公司(Shougang Jingtang Iron and Steel Company Limited). From July 2008 to August 2011, he acted as the vice chairman of 河北鋼鐵集團有限責任公司(Hebei Iron and Steel Group Company Limited) (「河北鋼鐵集團」or “HBIS Group”). HBIS Group was established after the merger of Tangshan IS Group and Handan IS Group on 30 June 2008.

Mr. Wang Bing
Mr. Wang Bing graduated from Peking University with a Bachelor degree in Law in 1986 and obtained a Doctor degree in International Law from the Research Institute of Hiroshima University in 1995. Mr. Wang has over 21 years of experience in practicing law. In 1986, Mr. Wang joined Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China, then worked for the Policy Research Office . He worked at Zhong Lun Law Firm from July 1995 to May 1998. Mr. Wang joined Beijing W&H Law Firm since May 1998 and currently, he is the Senior Partner of Beijing W&H Law Firm.

Dr. Tse Cho Che, Edward
Dr. Tse Cho Che, Edward is an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, he holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the United States, and a master of business administration as well as a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, the United States. Dr. Tse has been an independent non-executive director of China Travel International Investment Hong Kong Limited (listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange with stock code of 00308) since October 2018 and was an independent non-executive director of Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd. (listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange with stock code of 02607 and 601607 respectively) from June 2013 to June 2019.  Dr. Tse has engaged in management consultancy and corporate senior management for over 30 years, with extensive experience and expertise in definition and implementation of corporate transformation, establishment of organizations, business strategy and overseas expansion. He holds the position of Chairman in Gao Feng Advisory Company since April 2014. He was the chairman in Greater China region of Booz & Company, an independent director of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (listed on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange with stock code 600019) from May 2006 to April 2012, outside director of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (Group), executive vice president of corporate planning and development division and managing director of Greater China region of Cable & Wireless HKT Limited, a non-official member of the Strategy Development Commission and a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and managing partner of Greater China region of the Boston Consulting Group, etc..