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") since its founding on 20 March 2000. He was the vice president of Pax Technology from 20 March 2000 to 1 January 2001 and the president of Pax Technology from 2 January 2001 to 14 June 2010. He was appointed as the chairman of Pax Technology on 14 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 on 1 December 2010.
Mr. Lu is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the Company and the President of Pax Computer Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. ("Pax Technology (Shenzhen)"). He joined the Group in August 2001 and is responsible for managing all the business development, sales and marketing functions of the Group in the PRC. 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 of the Company. 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 bachelor's a 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 Excutivve Director of the Company on 23 May 2013.
Mr. Li is an Executive Director of the Company. He is responsible for risk management and treasury management. He is also responsible for overseeing operations of Pax Technology of which he has been a Director since 5 April 2000. Mr. Li has over 24 years of experience in investment and administrative affairs. Mr. Li was the Director of Hi Sun Information Technology Services Limited ("HSITSL") from 1 August 1997 to 3 May 2005. HSITSL was a Hong Kong company, which was a representative and purchasing office 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 16 August 1999 and an Executive Director of Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited ("Hi Sun"), a substantial shareholder of the Company, since 7 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 law from the Peking University in 1989. He was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 24 February 2010.
Mr. Yip was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 December 2010. Mr. Yip is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of BBMG Corporation, Ju Teng International Holdings Limited and Far East Horizon Limited, Poly Culture Group Corporation Limited and Yida China 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 was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 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 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. Dr. Wu 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 was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 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. Cheung is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has over 10 years of financial and accounting related experience. 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. He graduated from of The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Luo is the Executive Vice President of Pax Technology (Shenzhen). He is responsible for the procurement and supplies activities, 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 18 years of experience in the card payment industry and over 13 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 including general manager of the Zhuhai Branch of Beijing Order.