• Zhang Zhifeng
    Founder, Chairman of the Board, executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee

    Responsible for the overall management and strategic development of the Group

    Managing private university and vocational school for over 30 years

    Mr. Zhang founded and has been acting as the chairman of the board of (i) Guangdong Province Huali Technician College (廣東省華立技師學院) and its predecessor Guangdong Huali Technician School (廣東省華立技工學校) since May 2000, (ii) Guangzhou Huali College (廣州華立學院) (formerly known as Huali College GuangdongUniversity of Technology (廣東工業大學華立學院)) since April 2001 and (iii) Guangzhou Huali Science and Technology Vocational College (廣州華立科技職業學院) and its predecessor Guangzhou Huali Technology Institution (廣州華立科技專修學院) since April 2005. Mr. Zhang is also the founder of Huali Investment and has been acting as the chairman of the board and general manager since June 1999.

  • Zhang Yude
    Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer

    Responsible for the overall operation of the Group

    Joining the Group in 2015

    Mr. Zhang was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company on December 18, 2017 and re-designated from a non-executive Director to an executive Director and appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company on November 19, 2021. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Zhang served as a financial analyst at Mandarin Investment Group in California from May 2014 to December 2015.

    Mr. Zhang received his bachelor degree in Arts in Economics from the University of California, Irvine in September 2014.

  • Ye Yaming
    Executive Director, and a member of the Remuneration Committee

    Responsible for the internal control and compliance management of business, and business development

    Serving in the Group for more than 23 years

    Mr. Ye first joined our Group in May 2000 and successively took the role of principal, standing vice-principal and vice-principal at Huali Technician College and its predecessor Guangdong Huali Technician School from May 2000 to June 2005, and was responsible for the overall management of the education, personnel administration, student management, recruitment and career guidance-related matters. Mr. Ye also acted as the associate dean of Huali Vocational College from July 2005 to January 2006, where he was responsible for the overall management of the education, personnel administration, finance and other units of the college. Mr. Ye was also the director of (i) Guangzhou Huali Technology Institution, the predecessor of Huali Vocational College, from August 2004 to June 2005, (ii) Huali Vocational College from July 2005 to January 2008 and (iii) Huali Technician College from July 2007 to May 2009. He was redesignated and has been acting as the director of Huali Vocational College and Huali Technician College since November 2009 respectively.

    Mr. Ye obtained a college diploma in physics and graduated from ShaoGuan Normal Institute in June 1981.

  • Zou Kang
    Executive Director

    Responsible for the daily operation and management of Huali technician college, and guiding the vocational and skill training business of the Group

    Joining the Group in 2018.

    More than 30 years of experience in technician education, and professional training management and study

    Mr.Zou has been the President and the Secretary of Party Committee of Guangdong Province Huali Technician College (廣東省華立技師學院) since September 2018. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Zou successively served as the faculty member, the deputy director of Academic & Student Affairs Department, the director of President’s Office, the President Assistant, the Deputy President, the President, and the Secretary of Party General Branch of Jiangmen Technician College (江門市技師學院) (previously known as 江門市高級技工學校), from December 1992 to August 2018.

    Mr. Zou was selected as the national supervisor of technician colleges by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the PRC in 2009 Awarded as the Prominent President of Guangdong Technician Colleges in 2011.

    Mr. Zou obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the Jiangxi Normal University (江西師範大學) in the PRC in July 1988 and obtained the Training Course Certificate of Graduate Students from the South China Normal University (華南師範大學) in the PRC in May 1996. He obtained the Senior Lecturer Professional Title in Mathematics in 1999.

  • CHIU Lai Kuen Susanna , M.H., J.P.
    Independent non-executive Director and the Chairperson of the Audit Committee

    Responsible for supervising the compliance and corporate governance matters of our Group and providing independent opinions and advice to the Board

    Ms. Chiu has been serving as an independent non-executive director of Nanyang Commercial Bank since May 2018; an independent non-executive director of Kato (Hong Kong) Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange (stock code: 2189), since May 2019; an independent nonexecutive director of Huijing Holdings Company Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange (stock code: 9968), since December 2019; and an independent director of Songz Automobile Air Conditioning Co. Ltd. ( 上海加冷松芝汽車空調股份有限公司 ), a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 002454), since May 2020; an independent nonexecutive director of China Oilfield Services Limited, a company both listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601808) and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange (stock code: 2883), since June 2021.

    Ms. Chiu is currently a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Shanghai, the council treasurer of the Education University of Hong Kong, and a member of the Women’s Commission.

    Ms. Chiu was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Hong Kong Government in 2013 for her achievement and dedication in public services, especially in relation to the accounting profession.

    Ms. Chiu was also awarded the “Outstanding Business Women Award” by Hong Kong Commercial Daily in 2017

    Ms. Chiu graduated with Class One Honours in Economics from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom in 1982 and obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong in 1997.

  • Yang Ying
    Independent non-executive Director, the chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee

    Responsible for supervising the compliance and corporate governance matters of our Group and providing independent opinions and advice to the Board

    Mr. Yang is a professor of the School of Economics and the dean of Investment Economics Department at Jinan University. Mr. Yang joined Jinan University in April 1988, at which he was successively a teaching assistant, lecturer and associate professor at the School of Economics before his current position. Prior to joining Jinan University, Mr. Yang was a teaching assistant in finance at Guangdong Institute for Nationalities from September 1987 to April 1988

    Apart from his teaching career, Mr. Yang has played an active role in civic engagements. He was a member of the Standing Committee of the 11th and 12th People’s Congress of Guangdong Province and is the vice president of Council of the 1st Think Tank Association for the Promotion of Economic and Scientific Development of Guangdong Province.

    Mr. Yang obtained a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Guangzhou Normal College in January 1984. He was conferred with a professorial qualification in economics by Jinan University in December 2003.

  • Ding Yi
    Independent non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee

    Responsible for supervising the compliance and corporate governance matters of the Group and providing independent opinions and advice to the Board.

    Mr. Ding has been a teacher at South China Normal University since July 2001 and has been serving as a professor at the School of Music of the university since September 2006. Previously, Mr. Ding was a solo artist of Guangdong Song & Dance Ensemble from September 1989 to September 2001.

    Mr. Ding has been a standing committee member of the 11th Guangdong Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference since January 2013.

    Mr. Ding obtained a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Folk Music in July 1989 from Shenyang Conservatory of Music. Mr. Ding also obtained a professional qualification in vocal music awarded by the Department of Personnel of Guangdong Province in February 2006.

  • Zhang Yiyu
    Chief Financial Officer

    Responsible for the financial management and overall governance of the Group

    Joining the Group in 2016

    Mr. Zhang served as a senior associate in PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP, Guangzhou Branch from December 2018 to October 2022, mainly responsible for providing audit and assurance services for the manufacturing and real estate industries. From September 2016 to November 2018, Mr. Zhang was appointed at the assistant of the Chief Financial Officer of China Vocational Educational Holdings Limited, mainly responsible for the preparation of listing. From January 2015 to May 2016, Mr. Zhang volunteered for federal income tax filing at the US Internal Revenue Service.

    Mr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting in the University of the Incarnate Word in May 2016.

    Mr. Zhang was awarded top 15% of graduating student in business school by the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, Theta Gamma Chapter at University of the Incarnate Word.

    Mr. Zhang was awarded top 10% of graduating student in Catholic school by  National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, Kappa Gamma Pi, in 2016.

    Mr. Zhang obtained the Certified Public Accountant by the Washington Institute of Certified Public Accountants in February 2019, and the Certified Public Accountant by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants in September 2022.

  • Mr. Kenneth Ke
    Chief Development Officer

    Responsible for new business development on top of the Group’s core higher education business as well as corporate strategy and capital operation matters, investor relations

    Joining the Group in 2023

    Kenneth Ke has been the founder and chief executive officer of Shenzhen Bamboo Intelligence Technology Co., Ltd. (深圳聞竹智慧科技有限公司) since June 2021 before being appointed as the chief development officer of the Company on January 3, 2023. Mr. Ke graduated from De La Salle University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Ke successively served as an analyst, investment manager and special assistant to the president of ARC China Inc. (美國宏弧資本) (a US dollar private equity fund), where he participated in the completion of over US$100 million of equity investments in consumer sector. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Ke co-founded “FansTang (粉絲堂)”, a Hollywood and NBA celebrity agency, where he led the completion of the company’s angel, series A and series B rounds of financing and exits via mergers and acquisitions by Remark Holdings Inc. (a company listed on the Nasdaq, stock code: MARK.US). He served as the deputy director of Investor Relations Department of Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited (天鴿互動控股有限公司) (a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”), stock code: 1980) from 2014 to 2016, and subsequently served as the head of Investor Relations Department of IMAX CHINA (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1970) from 2016 to 2017. From August 2017 to November 2017, Mr. Ke was the head of Investor Relations Department of Tencent Music Entertainment Group (騰訊音樂娛樂集團) (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, stock code: TME.US). From November 2017 to January 2020, he served as the managing director of China New Higher Education Group (中國新高教集團) (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 2001). Mr. Ke was the chief investment officer of Renrui Human Resources Technology Group (人瑞人才科技集團) (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 6919) from February 2020 to May 2021. When working in the above companies, Mr. Ke was mainly responsible for initial public offerings, compliance of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Stock Exchange, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), investments, mergers and acquisitions, follow-on placements, convertible bonds, syndicated loans, strategic development, new business incubation and cooperation with public welfare institutions.

    Mr. Ke received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from De La Salle University in June 2006.

  • Jiao Jianpeng
    Vice President

    Responsible for the adult academic education business, civil servant training business and postgraduate entrance examination training business of the Group

    Joining the Group in 2008

    Since July 2008, Mr. Jiao successively served as the secretary of the chairman’s office and a deputy director of the procurement management centre of Huali Investment. From July 2008 to October 2017, Mr. Jiao also served as a teacher in the Division of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of Guangzhou Huali College. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Jiao worked as an assistant engineer in Guangdong Light Industry Machinery Co., Ltd. from August 2007 to July 2008

    Mr. Jiao received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation from Guangdong University of Technology in June 2007.

    Mr. Jiao was awarded the qualification of teaching assistant in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and Automation from the Department of Personnel of Guangdong Province in March 2011.

  • Lin Zhixiang
    Vice President

    responsible forthe Group’s business of academic qualification improvement , and vocational skills training

    Joining the Group in 2021

    Mr. Lin has been the assistant to the chairman of Huali Investment since March 2021. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Lin served as a sales manager of Mitsui Products (Guangdong) Trading Limited from July 2009 to June 2012, mainly responsible for domestic and foreign trade of non-ferrous metals. From July 2012 to November 2014, Mr. Lin served as an account manager of Guangzhou Zengcheng Sub-branch of China Merchants Bank, responsible for corporate business marketing. From December 2014 to August 2016, Mr. Lin served as the head of the business department of Guangzhou Zengcheng Sub-branch of China Merchants Bank, mainly responsible for the corporate business of such sub-branch. Subsequently from August 2016 to June 2020, he served as the assistant to the president of the Guangzhou Zengcheng Sub-branch of Industrial Bank, mainly responsible for assisting the president in managing the corporate financial team, developing external customers, and providing financial services.

    Mr. Lin obtained the Cambridge Business English Qualification Certificate In May 2008, and obtained his bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Trade from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (廣東外語外貿大學) in June 2009.

  • Lei Yingran
    Joint company secretary

    Responsible for the internal controland compliance management of listed company of the Group

    Joining the Group in 2015

    Ms. Lei was appointed as a joint company secretary of the Company on May 17, 2021. Ms. Lei has been a deputy director of the office of the Board since December 2019. From March 2016 to November 2019, Ms. Lei served as the administrative secretary of Huali Investment responsible for the listing matters of the Company such as legal due diligence, verification of prospectus and administrative archive keeping. From August 2015 to February 2016, Ms. Lei served as an English teacher in Huali Vocational College.

    Ms. Lei obtained her bachelor’s degree in English from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (廣東外語外貿大學) in July 2015.

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