Mr. Nie Guoming (Chairman)
Mr. Nie is the Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company. He is responsible for the overall management and strategic development of the Group. Mr. Nie has over 20 years of experience in the card payment industry. He joined Pax Technology Limited (“Pax Technology”) at its founding in March 2000 as the vice president until January 2001 and subsequently as the president prior to his appointment as the chairman in June 2010. Mr. Nie previously worked as an engineer in the Information Technology Department of the Headquarters of China Merchants Bank in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Nie graduated from Tsinghua University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Radio Electronics and obtained a master’s degree in Radio Electronics Engineering from Southeast University in 1991. He was appointed as the Chairman and an Executive Director of the Company in December 2010.
Mr. Lu Jie (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Lu is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Company and a director in a number of subsidiaries of the Company. He joined the Group in August 2001 and is responsible for managing the business development, sales and marketing functions of the Group. Mr. Lu has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in the electronic payment industry and served a number of management positions and executive role at Beijing Order Computer Company (“Beijing Order”), a system integration company, from 1998 to 2001, including general manager of insurance department, general manager of marketing department and vice president. He had also worked as an engineer of the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources of the PRC and the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences from 1986 to 1994 and from 1994 to 1995 respectively. Mr. Lu holds a bachelor’s degree from Chengdu Geology Institute. He obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2010. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Company in May 2013.
Mr. Li Wenjin
Mr. Li is an Executive Director of the Company. He is responsible for the Company’s risk management and treasury management and overseeing operations of Pax Technology, of which he has been serving as a director since April 2000. Mr. Li has over 25 years of experience in investment and administrative affairs. Mr. Li was the director of Hi Sun Information Technology Services Limited (“HSITSL”) from August 1997 to May 2005, a Hong Kong company engaging in general trading and provision of consultancy services. HSITSL provided consultancy services to Pax Technology from 2002 to 2003. Mr. Li is also the managing director of Hi Sun Limited since August 1999 and an executive director of Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited (“Hi Sun”), a controlling shareholder of the Company, since June 2001. He has also been appointed as an executive director of both Hi Sun Limited and Hi Sun and certain of their subsidiaries. Prior to joining Hi Sun Limited in 1999, he worked for several companies in the PRC and Hong Kong, including Beijing Order from 1994 to 1995 where he was responsible for investment and administrative affairs. Mr. Li obtained a master’s degree in laws from the Peking University in 1989. He was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in February 2010.
Independent Non-Executive Directors
Mr. Yip Wai Ming
Mr. Yip was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in December 2010. Mr. Yip is currently an independent non-executive director of Ju Teng International Holdings Limited, Far East Horizon Limited, Poly Culture Group Corporation Limited, Yida China Holdings Limited and Pantronics Holdings Limited, all of which are companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”). Mr. Yip graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences in 1987. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in laws from the University of London. Mr. Yip is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Wu Min
Dr. Wu was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in December 2010. Previously, Dr. Wu was an assistant professor at The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School and The University of Hong Kong School of Business. Dr. Wu has been teaching International Accounting Standards, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Chinese Accounting Standards. Her academic research achievements in identifying US accounting restatements and frauds were reported by various media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, CNN, etc. Dr. Wu used to cooperate with major accounting firms and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (US) in conducting research in the areas of accounting manipulation and frauds by US listed companies. She also provides professional interpretation and analysis services for investment funds on accounting standards and on listed companies’ financial statements. Dr. Wu graduated from Peking University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1994 and obtained a master’s degree in Economics from Tufts University in 1996 and a Ph.D. in Accounting from Stern School of Business, New York University in 2003.
Mr. Man Kwok Kuen, Charles
Mr. Man was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in December 2010. Mr. Man graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in laws in 1981. Mr. Man was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1984 and has practised as a solicitor at Joseph S. C. Chan & Co. (formerly known as Chan and Lo) in Hong Kong since then. He is currently a partner of Joseph S.C. Chan & Co.
Mr. Luo Shaowen
Mr. Luo is the executive vice president and chairman of Pax Technology (Shenzhen). He is responsible for the research and development management of the Company’s smart electronic payment point-of-sale terminals products and supply chain business (procurement production, quality management and information technology) and oversees the finance of the operations in Shenzhen. Mr. Luo graduated from Wuhan University with a bachelor’s degree in economic management. Mr. Luo has over 20 years of experience in the card payment industry and over 15 years of experience in financial administration and supply chain management. He joined Pax Technology (Shenzhen) in December 2004 as the chief financial officer. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Luo served various management positions in the Beijing Order and Beijing Hi Sun Electric Power Information Technology Limited.
Mr. Cheung Shi Yeung, Ethan
Mr. Cheung is the Chief Financial Officer and one of the joint company secretaries of the Company. He joined the Group in October 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the business development, finance, compliance, merger and acquisition, and investor relations of the Group. Mr. Cheung graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has over 10 years of financial and accounting related experience. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Cheung worked for an international public accountancy firm and was involved in a number of audit and assurance, capital market transaction and advisory projects advising corporate clients including listed companies and conglomerates worldwide.