Board Of Directors
Mr Ding Liguo
Mr Ding is the Executive Chairman of the Company and is in charge of the overall management and direction of the Delong Group. From 1998 to 2003, Mr Ding was the Chairman of Tangshan Liguo Enterprise Group Co., Ltd and from 1992 to 1998, he was the Chairman of Tangshan Changcheng Rolled Steel Factory. Prior to that, Mr Ding was an employee with Shenzhen Futian District Materials Bureau from 1991 to 1992. Mr Ding received a diploma in Machinery Manufacturing from the Hebei Technological Institute in the People Republic of China ("PRC").
Mr Zuo Shuowen
Mr Zuo is the Executive Director of the Company and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Group. He joined the Group in 2003, and was promoted to General Manager of the Group's principal subsidiary, Delong Steel, in 2007. From 2000 to August 2003, he was an accounts manager of Tangshan Hengan Enterprise Co., Limited, overseeing all financial matters in that company. Mr Zuo received a diploma in Accountancy from the Hebei Hongrun Commercial School in 1988.
Mr Lai Hock Meng
Mr Lai is the Lead Independent Director of the Company and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Remuneration and Nominating Committees. Mr Lai is currently the CEO and executive director of EC World Asset Management Pte Ltd that is the manager of EC World REIT listed on the SGX. In addition, he is an independent director of PureCircle Ltd and a non-executive director of Champ Buyout III Pte Ltd, a private equity firm. Mr Lai has more than 35 years of experience in both public and private financial sectors, including central banking, investment banking, private banking, stockbroking and venture capital. Mr Lai has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Masters of Arts from the University of Cambridge in England, majoring in Economics. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst with the CFA Institute in the USA.
Mr Yuan Weimin
Mr Yuan was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 16 April 2008. He was nominated to the Board by Evraz S.A Group. He is currently a general manager of Shanghai Besteel Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd. Between 1992 and 1994, he was a sales manager with Mannesmann Demag Shanghai Representative Office. Between 1988 and 1991, he was an Assistant Chief Engineer with Shanghai Metallurgical Industry Authority Bureau. Mr Yuan received a Bachelor of Engineering from the Shanghai Industry University in the PRC.
Mr Wang Tianyi
Mr Wang is an Independent Director of the Company and Chairman of Remuneration Committee. He is also a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees. He is currently the Executive Vice President of The Chinese Society For Metals. Mr. Wang has more than 40 years' experience in the steel industry. From 1995 to 2008, he was Chairman and Managing Director of Tangshan Iron and Steel Group Co., Ltd, placed in charge of the overall operations of the company. Between 2005 and 2011, Mr Wang was Vice-Chairman with Shougang Jingtang Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. Mr Wang was Vice-Chairman of Hebei Iron and Steel Group Co., Ltd from 2008 to 2011. Mr Wang received a Bachelor of Metallurgical Machinery from the University of Science and Technology of Beijing (formerly known as Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Engineering).
Mr Wu Geng
Mr Wu is an Independent Director of the Company and Chairman of of Nominating Committee. He is also a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. Mr Wu has more than 17 years of experience in legal practice. He is currently a director of Drew & Napier LLC. Mr Wu is also an independent director of several listed companies. Mr Wu graduated with an LLB from Peking University with a Master Degree from the Law Faculty of National University of Singapore and a second postgraduate degree from University of Delaware, USA.