Mr Cai, our Non-Executive Chairman was appointed to the Board of the Company on 7 April 2010. Mr Cai is a member of the Nominating Committee.
Mr Cai has the in-depth knowledge and experience in the strategic management and operations of both private and state-owned enterprises. Mr Cai was the Chief Executive Officer at Zhong Hua Enterprises Co. in 1986 and progressed on to become the Deputy Director and the Director of the Shanghai Municipal Housing Administration Bureau, the Director of the Shanghai Municipal Housing and Land Administration Bureau and the Director of the Shanghai Municipal Housing, Land and Resources Administration Bureau during the period from 1987 to 2005.
Mr Cai is currently the Executive Director and the President of Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings) Co. Ltd. and the Executive Director, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited since 2005. He holds a Masters Degree in World Economics from the East China Normal University.
Mr Feng is our Executive Director and was appointed to the Board of the Company on 15 December 2009.
Mr Feng started his investment career more than twenty-three years ago when he was with Shanghai International Trust Company in 1987. Since then, he has taken on senior positions with major investment companies such as Shanghai Industrial Investment and Shangshi Management (Shanghai). Mr Feng's experience and extensive knowledge in the capital markets will be of high value to the Group in its future developments.
He has served as a board member of the following companies; Shanghai Industrial Investment, Tien Chu (Hong Kong), SIIC Investment (Shanghai), Shanghai SITICO International Consulting, and Shanghai SITICO Enterprise. Mr Feng holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Wuhan University School of Management, Enterprise Management.
Ms Liu is our Executive Director and was appointed to the Board of the Company on 19 November 2009.
Ms Liu started her career in investment banking and progressed to specialise in corporate management in various industries such as petroleum chemicals, public utilities, infrastructural facilities, communication and multimedia. In 2003, she was the Executive Director and Deputy General Manager of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed gas company where she was responsible for new project investment and financing. In 1993, as the Director and Deputy General Manager of Fotic Capital Ltd, Ms Liu oversaw the operations of the joint venture between AIA Capital and Sinochem.
Ms Liu is also the General Manager of Capital Operation Division of General Water of China. Since 2009, she has been responsible for the corporate strategy, finance and management such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Initial Public Offering and Asset Securitization. Currently, Ms Liu is also on the board of directors of six other environmental resource management companies. Ms Liu holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of International Business and Economic in Beijing China.
Mr Zhou, our Non-Executive Director, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 7 April 2010. Mr Zhou is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Zhou began his career with Guotai Junan Securities Co. as their Project Manager from 1994 to 1996. He is responsible for the general management of SIIC Real Estate Holdings (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. where he was the Deputy General Manager from 1998 to 2000. He progressed to become the Managing Director of Shanghai Cyber Galaxy Investment Corporation Ltd. in 2000. After four years, he joined the Shanghai United Industrial Co. Ltd. as their Deputy General Manager and was responsible for investment and investor relations.
In 2004, Mr Zhou was appointed as the General Manager of the Strategic Investment Dept. and was subsequently promoted to become a Vice President of Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings) Company Limited. He is also an Executive Director and a Deputy CEO of Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited. Mr Zhou holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the Fudan University.
Mr Zhang, our Non-Executive Director, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 7 April 2010.
Mr Zhang is also the Vice Chairman of General Water of China. Currently he sits on the board of CECIC Chongqing Industry, Hi – Tech Optoelectronics, Beijing DQY Argiculture Technology and Hui Neng, and was a Director at Liao Ning Guo Neng (Holdings).
Mr Zhang's expertise lies in the area of law and legal affairs. He started working in the Beijing Bureau of Justice as the Cadres Office's Deputy Director of the Clerks in 1994. Subsequently, he went on to become the Trainee Solicitor with Beijing King & Wood Law firm until 2003. From 2003 to 2006, he was employed at Beijing Guo Lian Law Firm as a Lawyer. Mr Zhang currently advises China Energy Conservation Investment Corporation as their General Counsel, Director of the Office of Legal Affairs and Commission for Discipline Inspection Committee. He holds a Master in Legal Studies from the Renmin University of China.
Mr Zou, our Non-Executive Director, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 7 April 2010.
Mr Zou has more than twenty-five years of experience in the operation and management of water resources development and utilization projects. Currently, he is a Chief Engineer and General Manager of Business Management Department of China Energy Conservation Investment Corporation; and a Chairman of CECIC Bluesky Investment Consulting & Management Corp.
He started out as the Assistant Engineer of the Planning Department with the Northeast Investigation Design and Research Institute in 1984 and gradually took on greater responsibilities in the Ministry of Water Resource as their Chief of Planning Department in the Songliao Water Resource Commission in 1994, and as Vice President of China Water Investment Group Corp in 1998.
In the past five years, he also served as the Board Chairman to energy companies like Beijing River Water Conservancy and Hydropower Technology Development in 2005 and Beijing Wah-fu Energy Investment from 2005 to 2007. Concurrently, Mr Zou is also the Director of the following major energy companies in People's Republic of China; General Water China and Tianjin National Energy Investment. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Beijing Institute of Technology.
Mr Yeo is our Independent Director and was appointed to the Board of the Company on 23 September 2009. Mr Yeo is Chairman of the Nominating Committee and a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Mr Yeo has been a Member of Parliament since January 1997. He has been elected as the President of the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) in 2002. He is also the Alignment Director of NTUC and the Executive Secretary for the Amalgamated Union of Statutory Board Employees. In 2002, he attended the Executive Programme in Strategic Leadership Institute, University of California LA.
Mr Yeo also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Utilities Board, Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Ltd, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore and a few private and listed companies. He was awarded the People's Association Youth Movement Award in 1990 and 1992, and the People's Action Party Youth Award in 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (2nd Upper Honours) from the National University of Singapore, and he also holds a Postgraduate-Diploma in Education (with Merit) from the National Institute of Education. Mr Yeo is married with 2 children.
Mr Tay, our Independent Director, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 7 April 2010. Mr Tay is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee.
Mr Tay has a wide range of experience, from having worked in public accounting firms in the United Kingdom and Singapore, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and companies in commerce, industry and management consulting for a period over 30 years. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Horwath First Trust — a Certified Public Accountants firm and Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of KW Capital Pte Ltd, an approved SGX Continuing Sponsor.
Mr Tay serves as the Senior Advisor to the Government of Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province of the People's Republic of China. Currently, he is also the Vice-President of the Singapore Productivity Association and a sub-committee member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Mr Tay is a recipient of the Service to Education Award and Community Service Medal and was conferred the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (Public Service Medal) by the President of Singapore. Mr Tay, a former member of the Resource Panel of the Government Parliamentary Committees for Home Affairs and Communications, had also sat on several committees under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. Currently, he holds several fellowships in institutes ranging from chartered accountancy to taxation.
Mr Tan, our Independent Director, was appointed to the Board of the Company on 7 April 2010. Mr Tan is a Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
Mr Tan is the Managing Partner of KhattarWong, a firm of advocates and solicitors. He also heads its Corporate and Securities department. He graduated with a Degree and Master's degree in law from National University of Singapore and University of London respectively. He practices as an advocate and solicitor in several countries such as the Supreme Court of Singapore, England, Wales and New South Wales, Australia. He has extensive experience in corporate, banking and project finance law in Singapore and the region, and acted in numerous significant corporate transactions. He has been named a leading practitioner in many reputable professional publications, including Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asia Law Leading Lawyers.
Mr Tan is an adjunct associate professor of the Law Faculty and the Business School at the National University of Singapore, and the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University. He was conferred a Visiting Professorship by the Beijing Normal University. Besides authoring two leading literature on PRC investment laws, he has co-authored several titles corporate governance. Mr Tan is also Chairman of corporate governance committees and director of several public listed companies with operations in Australia, South East Asia, Indochina, Hong Kong and PRC.