Board of Directors
The board of directors
Our board of directors and has general authority to manage and operate the business of the company. Our board of Directors consists of seven directors, including one executive director, three non-executive directors and three independent non-executive directors. Set out in the table below about our board members on a number of data:

Name Position
Mr. Jin Wenjie Chairman and Non-executive Director
Ms. Ho Wai Chu Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Responsible Officer
Mr. Zhang Guanming Non-executive Director
Angelini Giovanni Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Yu Hon To David Independent non-executive Director
Professor He Jianmin Independent non-executive Director


  • Board of directors
Mr. Jin Wenjie

 Mr. Jin Wenjie(金文杰先生), Chairman and non-executive director, has 28 years of experience in finance and real estate investment and management. Mr. Jin began his career as a research director at Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Company Limited (鎮海煉油化工股份有限公司)( previously listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Hong Kong Stock Exchange”) but now delisted) from July 1990 to January 1997. In February 1997, Mr. Jin joined Seapower Financial Services Group Limited (海裕金融有限公司) as a senior director until June 1998.  Afterwards, he joined Dresdner Kleinwort Benson (China) Limited (德利佳信中国有限公司) as senior manager from July 1998 to March 2001, GC Capital (Asia) Limited (漢宇資本亞洲公司) as a director from May 2001 to September 2003, Goldbond Capital Asia Limited (金榜融資亞洲公司) as managing director from October 2003 to October 2007, and Piper Jaffray Asia Holdings Limited (美國派杰亞洲公司) as director and head of corporate finance in China from November 2007 to June 2008. After leaving Piper Jaffray Asia Holdings Limited, Mr. Jin joined Zhejiang New Century Hotel Management Limited (浙江开元酒店管理有限公司)(“New Century Hotel Management”) from August 2008 to January 2016 as deputy general manager. Mr. Jin has been the chief financial officer of New Century Hotel Group Limited (開元酒店集團有限公司) (“New Century Cayman”), director and vice president of New Century Tourism Group Limited (開元旅業集團有限公司) (“New Century Tourism”) and chairman of New Century Hotel Management since August 2011, February 2016 and January 2017 respectively.

Mr. Jin received a bachelor of engineering degree from the Shanghai Jiaotong University (上海交通大學) in 1990 and a masters in law degree from the Shanghai Tongji University in 2003.  Mr. Jin received a lawyer's qualification certificate issued by the Ministry of Justice of the People's Republic of China.

 

Ms. Ho Wai Chu

Ms. Ho Wai Chu (何慧珠女士), Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Responsible Officer – Ms. Ho has extensive experience in investing and managing real estate portfolio including investment research and recommendation, property investment execution, devising tenant selection plan, implementation of property enhancement projects and other strategic and operational issues with respect to real estate investment. Before joining the REIT manager, Ms. Ho was the financial controller of Willie International Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 273) principally engaged in the business of property investment, investment in securities trading, money lending and investment holding. 

Ms. Ho started her career as an accountant in KPMG and has over 23 years’ experience as the finance manager and chief accountant of several listed companies in Hong Kong.

Mr. Zhang Guanming

Mr. Zhang Guanming (張冠明先生), non-executive Director — Mr. Zhang has over 24 years of experience in hotel operation and management and over 17 years of experience in real estate development. He is also one of the founders of the New Century Group and has been responsible for the administration, human resources management and corporate culture building of the New Century Group. Mr. Zhang holds various key positions in the New Century Group, including his role as a director and a vice president of New Century Tourism since January 2001, a director of Zhejiang New Century Hotel since September 2005 and a director of Hangzhou New Century Real Estate since July 2000. Mr. Zhang obtained his master’s degree in business administration from Europäisches Institut für postgraduale Bildung an der Technischen Universität Dresden e.V. in October 2003.

 

Angelini Giovanni

Mr. Angelini Giovanni, independent non-executive Director — Mr. Angelini is a senior and well-respected professional within the hospitality industry and has a wealth of experience, with over 52 years of experience acquired across three continents and in particular, in Asia, through his offices and directorships with quality hotels and organizations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Mexico, Bermuda and his native country, Italy. Mr. Angelini is presently based in Hong Kong and is an independent consultant in the travel and tourism industry. Prior to this, Mr. Angelini spent more than 16 years with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, where he was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Global Management Group and Executive Director of Shangri-La Asia Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange, for over nine years. Prior to Shangri-La, Mr. Angelini spent 15 years with Westin Hotels and Resorts and held several key positions, including Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific where he supervised the operation of hotels and development of activities within the region.

He has received several lifetime achievement, including the “2006 Corporate Hotelier of the World” by HOTELS, the magazine of the worldwide hotel industry, an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management “Honoris Causa” by the Johnson & Wales University in the USA in 2004 and a knighthood from the Italian government.

 

Mr. Yu Hon To David

Mr. Yu Hon To David (俞漢度先生), independent non-executive Director — Mr. Yu has extensive experience in the fields of corporate finance, auditing and corporate management. Mr. Yu is the vice chairman of MCL Partners Limited, a Hong Kong-based financial advisory and investment firm and was a partner of Coopers & Lybrand (now merged as PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Hong Kong. Mr. Yu is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in social science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director of several companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

 

Professor He Jianmin

Professor He (何建民教授) has more than 27 years' experience in the fields of hospitality and tourism. Professor He began his career in 1982 as a lecturer, assistant professor, deputy director and director of the hotel management department at the Shanghai Institute of Tourism (上海旅遊高等專科學校). Between 1993 and 2002, he took up various appointments at Shanghai International Studies University (上海外國語大學), such as associate professor, professor, director of the International Economics and Commerce department, vice-president and president of the College of International Finance & Commerce. Since 2002, Professor He has been a professor at the School of International Business Administration of Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (上海財經大學) and director of the tourism management department. Professor He was appointed by the State Council Academic Degrees Committee (國務院學位委員會) as a member of the Consultative Committee for Master Education for National Tourism Management and is an expert consultant of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. Professor He has been the leading researcher in many governmental research projects, including the Aim and Path in the Transformation and Development of the Economics of Shanghai Tourism (2011)  (上海旅遊經濟轉型發展的目標與路徑研究(2011)) and the Proposals on the Development and Policies of National Tourism in light of the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone (2014) (上海自由貿易試驗區對我國旅遊產業發展影響及政策建議 (2014)). Professor He's many publications over the years, including the Current State, Trends and Policies of Foreign Investment into Tourism in China (2010) (外資進入中國旅遊業的現狀、趨向及對策研究(2010)), has won numerous awards.

Professor He graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from East China Normal University (華東師範大學) in 1982 and a master's degree in economics from Fudan University (復旦大學) in 1986. He received a Diploma as an Expert in International Tourism from the International Institute of Tourism and Management of Austria in 1991 and obtained a doctorate in economics from School of Management of Fudan University (復旦大學管理學院) in 2001.