Directors and Management
Board of Directors
Mr. Ding WuhaoExecutive Director
Mr. Ding Wuhao, aged 52, joined the Group in June 2003 and was appointed as an executive Director in August 2008 and is the president of the Company. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s overall strategies, planning and business development. He has over 20 years of experience in the PRC sportswear industry. Since December 2006, he has been a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”) Fujian Province Jinjiang City Committee (中國人民政治協商會議福建省晉江市委員會). In October 2008, he received the award of the “2008 Most Socially Responsible Entrepreneur in China” (2008年度中國最具社會責任企業家) by the Annual Selection Organising Committee of China Human Resources Management (中國人力資源管理年度評選組委會). In May 2009, he received the “Contribution Award for China TV Sports Programmes” (中國體育電視貢獻獎) by CCTV Sports Channel (中央電視台體育頻道). In 2010, he was awarded “Top Ten Chinese Entrepreneur of Integrity of the Year (創業中國年度十大誠信人物獎)” by “Example for China (《榜樣中國》)”, “Outstanding Contribution Award for Asian Games (亞運突出貢獻獎)” by 16th Asian Games Organizing Committee (第十六屆亞運會組委會), and “Outstanding Contribution Award of Asian Games (亞洲體育傑出貢獻獎)” by Olympic Council of Asia (亞洲奧林匹克理事會). In 2011, he was awarded “The Most Caring Chinese Entrepreneur on Staff’s Development (中國最關注員工發展企業家)” at the eighth session of China Human Resource Management Innovation Summit (第八屆中國人力資源管理創新高峰會) and “Top Ten Youth Business Leader in Asia (亞洲十大青年商業領袖)” by Forbes. He completed a CEO in China’s Enterprise/Finance program at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in August 2012. Mr. Ding is the brother- in-law of Mr. Ding Huihuang and Mr. Ding Huirong, both of whom are executive Directors. Mr. Ding is the sole director and sole shareholder of Dings International Company Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company.
Mr. Ding HuihuangChairman and Executive Director
Mr. Ding Huihuang, aged 52, joined the Group in June 2003 and was appointed as an executive Director in August 2008 and is the chairman of the Company. He is primarily responsible for overall strategies, operation planning and footwear production. He has over 15 years of experience in the PRC sportswear industry. He was awarded the “Top Ten Outstanding Youths in China Industrial Economy” (中國工業經濟十大傑出青年) by the Organising Committee of China Industry Forum (中國工業論壇組委會) in January 2008 and the “Top Ten Outstanding Youth Entrepreneurs of Quanzhou City” (泉州市十大傑出青年企業家) jointly issued by 18 governmental and commercial institutions in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, the PRC in February 2007. He has been a standing member of the third committee of Quanzhou City Shoe Commercial Association (泉州市鞋業商會) and a vice chairman of Fujian Province Shoe Industry Association (福建省鞋業行業協會) since January 2006 and January 2007 respectively. Mr. Ding is the elder brother of Mr. Ding Huirong and the brother-in-law of Mr. Ding Wuhao, both of whom are executive Directors. Mr. Ding is the sole director and sole shareholder of Ming Rong International Company Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company.
Mr. Ding HuirongExecutive Director
Mr. Ding Huirong, aged 46, joined the Group in June 2003 and was appointed as an executive Director in August 2008 and is a vice president of the Company. He is primarily responsible for financial management and infrastructure construction management of the Company, more specifically the construction of the new production facility and warehouse of the Group at the Wuli Industrial Park. He has over 15 years of experience in financial management. Mr. Ding is the younger brother of Mr. Ding Huihuang and the brother-in-law of Mr. Ding Wuhao, both executive Directors. Mr. Ding is the sole director and sole shareholder of Hui Rong International Company Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company.
Mr. Wang JiabiExecutive Director
Mr. Wang Jiabi, aged 60, joined the Group in June 2003 and was appointed as an executive Director in August 2008 and is a vice president of the Company. He is primarily responsible for the human resources and external public relationship. Mr. Wang has over 15 years of experience in the PRC sportswear industry. He has completed an EMBA programme offered by Peking University (北京大學) in January 2010. Mr. Wang is the sole director and sole shareholder of Jia Wei International Co., Ltd., a substantial shareholder of the Company.
Mr. Tsui Yung KwokIndependent non-executive Director
Mr. Tsui Yung Kwok, aged 49, joined the Group in September 2012 and is an independent non-executive Director. Mr. Tsui has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. He was awarded a bachelor degree in Business (Accounting) from Curtin University of Technology, Australia and a master degree in Corporate Governance from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently the chief financial officer, the company secretary and an executive director of Ju Teng International Holdings Limited (Stock code: 03336). He is also an independent non-executive director of Shenguan Holdings (Group) Limited (Stock code: 00829), SITC International Holdings Limited (Stock code: 01308) and Cabbeen Fashion Limited (Stock code: 02030). Mr. Tsui is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a certified public accountant of the HKICPA.
Dr. Liao JianwenIndependent non-executive Director
Dr. Liao Jianwen, aged 50, joined the Group in June 2014 and is an independent non-executive Director. Dr. Liao is the Chief Strategy Officer of the JD Group (京东集团). His professional experience spans across North America and Asia. He was the Associate Dean, Academic Director of Innovation Center, and Professor of Managerial Practice in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. He was also a tenured associate professor at the Stuart School of business, Illinois Institute of Technology during 2006 to 2012. Additionally, he held various visiting professor positions at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China European International Business School (the “CEIBS”) and Peking University. Dr. Liao is primarily engaged in cross disciplinary research in strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, and in particular the area of business transformation through digital technologies. He has won several awards for his research and teaching, including the research grant awards from the US Small Business Administration in 2007 and 2008 and the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 at Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Liao also serves as an independent director at Colour Life Services Group Co. (Stock code: 01778), Fantasia Group (Stock Code: 01777) and Merchant Shekou (Stock Code: 001979.SZ). Dr. Liao received his Bachelor of Engineering from Northeastern University in July 1988, his Master of Economics from Renmin University of China in February 1991 and his Ph.D of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in August 1996.
Mr. Li Yuen Fai RogerIndependent non-executive Director
Mr. Li Yuen Fai Roger, aged 57, joined the Group in July 2016 and is an independent non-executive Director. Mr. Li has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, auditing, corporate administration and business development. He is currently the sole practitioner for Roger Li & Co, a certified public accountant firm in Hong Kong from 2003. Mr. Li is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Taxation Institution of Hong Kong and was a member of the 7th, 8th and 9th Member of People’s Political and Consultative Congress of Heilongjiang Province in the People’s Republic of China and was appointed as the Economic Advisor of the Government of Chengde City of Hebei Province in the People’s Republic of China in 1995.
Mr. Lu NingExecutive Vice President of the Group
Mr. Lu Ning, aged 50, is the brand president of the Group in charge of the footwear business, apparel business, product centre and operation department of the Group. He has over 20 years experiences in managing international renowned sportswear brands. He joined the Group in March 2013. Mr. Lu received his bachelor’s degree in Economic Investment from the Nanjing University (南京大學) in 1996 and enrolled the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at the China Europe International Business Schoo (中歐國際工商學院) in March 2011.
Mr. Lin Bing HuangGeneral Manager of International Business Department
Mr. Lin Bing Huang, aged 60, is the general manager of International Business Department of the Group and primarily responsible for the development and daily operation of the Group’s overseas business. He has over 30 years experiences in managing international renowned sportswear brands. He joined the Group in August 2013. Mr. Lin received his bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Tunghai University (東海大學) in Taiwan.
Ms. Choi Mun DuenChief Financial Officer
Ms. Choi Mun Duen, aged 49, is the chief financial officer, an authorized representative and the company secretary of the Group and is responsible for the overall financial management and company secretarial functions of the Group. She joined the Group in October 2008. Ms. Choi has over 20 years of experience in auditing, finance and accounting. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from University of Glamorgan in the U.K. She is a certified public accountant of the HKICPA and a fellow member of the ACCA.
Ms. Zhan Xiao XiaoVice President – Investor Relations
Ms. Zhan Xiao Xiao, aged 36, is the vice-president of investor relations and is primarily responsible for the Group’s investor relations programme. She joined the Group in October 2015. Ms. Zhan has over 10 years of experience in corporate finance, investor relations, corporate governance and management from her previous positions in investment banking, communication advisory and Hong Kong Listed Company. She received her bachelor’s degree from Peking University, majoring in International Relations and double majoring in Economics. She received her master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, majoring in International Political Economy.
Mr. Chen Jian CiVice President – Supply Chain Management Center
Mr. Chen Jian Ci, aged 47, is the vice president of supply chain management center and primarily responsible for overall planning in warehouse, logistics and network, integrating data stream and managing enterprise information system deployment of the Group. He has over 15 years of experience in information system related works and has worked in world renowned enterprises. He joined the Group in December 2011. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree in information management from Tamkang University (淡江大學) in Taiwan in 1995.
Mr. James Edward MonahanVice President
Mr. James Edward Monahan, aged 51, is the vice president of one of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Group in the United States, and primarily responsible for directing the introduction and growth of the Group’s brands in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. He has over 25 years of experience in the sporting goods industry with a leading international sports brand, including global roles in both product creation and marketing. He joined the Group in May 2014. Mr. Monahan received his bachelor’s degree in education from Montclair State University in the United States.
Mr. Jurian ElstgeestManaging Director
Mr. Jurian Elstgeest, aged 45, is the managing director of one of the wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Group in Europe, and primarily responsible for managing and establishment of the Group’s brand and business in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in sporting goods retail and with sports brands, managing retail buying, sales, product, brand and business expansion. Mr. Elstgeest joined the Group in June 2016. He received his Bachelor in Fashion Management at the Hogeschool in Amsterdam.