Board of Directors

  • HUANG Junlong Chairman and Non-executive Director
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    Mr. Huang, aged 55, was appointed as a Director and the Chairman of the REIT Manager on 11 July 2019. Mr. Huang is a non-executive director of CML and the chief financial officer of CMSK. Prior to that, he served successively as a deputy supervisor of the finance department of China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Company Limited* (招商局蛇口工業區有限公司) (currently known as CMSK), the chief financial officer of Shenzhen China Merchants Petrochemical Co., Ltd.* (深圳招商石化有限公司), the chief financial officer of China Merchants Port Service Co., Ltd.* (招商港務股份有限公司), the chief financial officer of China Merchants Logistics Group Co., Ltd.* (招商局物流集團有限公司) from August 2002 to December 2005, the deputy in charge of the finance department of CMG and the chief financial officer of China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Company Limited* (招商局蛇口工業區有限公司) (currently known as CMSK).

    Mr. Huang obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Changsha Institute of Communications in July 1988, majoring in financial accounting of engineering. He obtained a Master of Business Administration from China Europe International Business School in September 2008. Mr. Huang was appraised and approved as a senior accountant of the PRC in October 1998. He obtained a Qualification Certificate for Secretary of the Board of Directors* (董事會秘書資格證書) issued by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in May 2015.

  • GUO Jin Executive Director
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    Mr. Guo, aged 52, was appointed as a Director on 11 July 2019. He is also one of the Responsible Officers and the Chief Investment and Asset Management Officer of the REIT Manager.

    Mr. Guo has extensive experience in the real estate and financial industry. He used to serve at Savills Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited from June 2014 to January 2019 where he took the position of the Head of Greater China and was also a responsible officer for Type 1, Type 4 and Type 9 regulated activities from August 2017 to January 2019. Prior to that, he worked at ICBC International Holdings Limited (工銀國際控股有限公司) from November 2009 to November 2012, where he took the position of the executive director of the investment management department. He was a licensed representative for Type 1 and Type 4 regulated activities at Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited from August 2007 to September 2009.

    Mr. Guo obtained a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland in September 2003. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and was a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Valuation).

  • LIU Ning Non-executive Director
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    Ms. Liu, aged 52, was appointed as a Director on 11 July 2019. Ms. Liu is a non-executive director of CML. She is also the deputy general manager, the secretary of the board of directors and the general manager of the China Merchants Apartment department of CMSK. She has over 15 years of experience in the securities industry. She was appointed as a representative for securities affairs of China Merchants Property Development Co., Ltd.* (招商局地產控股股份有限公司) (“CMPD”) (a company merged with CMSK in December 2016) in October 2001, a director of the secretariat to the board of directors of CMPD in July 2004 and the secretary to the board of directors of CMPD from 2008 to 2015. Ms. Liu was a member of the listing committee of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange from September 2016 to September 2018. She acted as an expert on pre-listing review of corporate bonds of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange from May 2017 to May 2019. Previously, Ms. Liu also acted as an independent director of Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd.* (深圳市大族激光科技股份有限公司) (stock code: 002008) from June 2017 to December 2018, Shenzhen Fenda Technology Co., Ltd.* (深圳市奮達科技股份有限公司) (stock code: 002681) from March 2015 to February 2019, Shenzhen Sunwin Intelligent Co., Ltd.* (深圳市賽為智能股份有限公司) (stock code: 300044) from September 2017 to February 2019 and Shenzhen Kingsino Technology Co., Ltd.* (深圳市金新農科技股份有限公司) (stock code: 002548) from May 2017 to February 2019, all of which are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

    Ms. Liu completed courses of Master of Business Administration at Nankai University in 2000 and obtained a Master of Business Administration from Macau University of Science and Technology in 2003. Ms. Liu holds a Qualification Certificate for Secretary of the Board of Directors* (董事會秘書資格證書) issued by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in October 2004.

  • YU Zhiliang Non-executive Director
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    Mr. Yu, aged 42, was appointed as a Director on 11 July 2019. Mr. Yu has been an executive director of CML since June 2012. He has also served as the general manager of CML since August 2016. Mr. Yu is responsible for the strategic development and the facilitating and implementation of strategies and business plans of CML and its subsidiaries. Mr. Yu was CML’s chief financial officer from June 2012 to August 2016. Mr. Yu has been a director of Champion Apex Limited (華先有限公司) since January 2013 and a director of Harvest Allied Investments Limited (匯泰投資有限公司) since April 2013.

    Mr. Yu used to serve as the chief financial officer of China Merchants Property (Xiamen) Co. Ltd.* (招商局地產(廈門)有限公司) and Fujian Zhong Lian Sheng Estate Development Ltd.* (福建中聯盛房地產開發有限公司). Mr. Yu is a director of China Merchants Properties Development Ltd. (招商局置業有限公司), Wahsheung Finance Ltd. (華商財務有限公司) and certain major subsidiaries of CML.

    Mr. Yu obtained a Bachelor of Administration (majoring in accounting) from Xiamen University in 2001 and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 2009. Mr. Yu obtained the Qualification Certification of Specialty and Technology for Accountancy issued by the Ministry of Personnel of the PRC in May 2005.

  • LIN Hua Independent Non-executive Director
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    Mr. Lin, aged 45, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 10 December 2019.

    Mr. Lin established Shanghai HeYi Information Technology Limited (上海和逸信息科技服務有限公司) as its controlling shareholder. He was appointed as an independent director and a member of the audit and related transactions control committee of Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.* (興業銀行) (a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601166)) in July 2015, and has accumulated extensive experience in reviewing financial statements of a public company since then as part of his responsibilities pursuant to The Rules Governing the Work of the Audit and Related Transactions Control Committee of Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.* (興業銀行股份有限公司董事會審計與關聯交易控制委員工作規則). Mr. Lin has been an independent non-executive director of Zhenro Properties Group Limited (正榮地產集團有限公司*) (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 6158)) since June 2019, and he is also an independent director of Generali China Asset Management Co., Ltd.* (中意資產管理有限責任公司) and an adviser of King & Wood Mallesons. He used to work at Jin Yuan Capital Management (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.* (金圓資本管理(廈門)有限公司) as general manager and Xiamen Venture Capital Co., Ltd.* (廈門市創業投資有限公司) (a fund of funds of the Xiamen Municipal People’s Government) as director. Mr. Lin obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine in June 2007. Mr. Lin is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • LIN Chen Independent Non-executive Director
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    Mr. Lin, aged 42, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 10 December 2019.

    Mr. Lin has been the Stelux Professor in Finance of The University of Hong Kong since February 2014 and the Chair of Finance, the Director of the Centre for Financial Innovation and Development and the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Currency Board Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee.

    Mr. Lin obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from the South China University of Technology in 2000 and an MBA (2004), M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2006) from University of Florida.

  • LAU Sze Wan, Serena Independent Non-executive Director
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    Ms. Lau, aged 52, was appointed as an independent nonexecutive Director on 10 December 2019.

    Ms. Lau is the managing director of RHL Appraisal Limited. Ms. Lau holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Land Economics from the University of Technology, Sydney, a Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance & Directorship from the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Hong Kong. Ms. Lau is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, a member of the China Institute of Real Estate Appraisers and Agents, an associate of the Australian Property Institute, a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Registered Professional Surveyors (General Practice) in Hong Kong and a Registered Real Estate Appraiser approved by the Ministry of Housing and UrbanRural Development of the PRC* (中華人民共和國住房和城鄉建設部).

    Currently, Ms. Lau serves as a member of the Small and Medium Enterprises Committee, the Youth Development Commission, Advisory Committee on Chinese Medicine Development Fund of the HKSAR Government and the Commercial Properties Committee and the Audit Sub-Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Authority.

    Ms. Lau is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Society and a director of the Board of the Urban Renewal Fund.

Management Team

  • GUO Jin Chief Investment and Asset Management Officer
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    Mr. Guo, aged 52, was appointed as a Director on 11 July 2019. He is also one of the Responsible Officers and the Chief Investment and Asset Management Officer of the REIT Manager.

    Mr. Guo has extensive experience in the real estate and financial industry. He used to serve at Savills Investment Management (Hong Kong) Limited from June 2014 to January 2019 where he took the position of the Head of Greater China and was also a responsible officer for Type 1, Type 4 and Type 9 regulated activities from August 2017 to January 2019. Prior to that, he worked at ICBC International Holdings Limited (工銀國際控股有限公司) from November 2009 to November 2012, where he took the position of the executive director of the investment management department. He was a licensed representative for Type 1 and Type 4 regulated activities at Standard Chartered Securities (Hong Kong) Limited from August 2007 to September 2009.

    Mr. Guo obtained a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Property from the University of Auckland in September 2003. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and was a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Valuation).

  • ZHONG Ning Chief Operating Officer and Head of Information Technology
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    Mr. Zhong is the Chief Operating Officer, Head of Information Technology, Deputy Investment and Asset Management Officer and one of the Responsible Officers of the REIT Manager.

    He is employed by the Onshore Manager Subsidiary. Mr. Zhong was an investment director of CML from February 2017 until October 2019, a portfolio director of China Merchants and SPF Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. (招商局穩石投資基金管理有限公司) from September 2017 until October 2019, an investment director of Grand Synergy Asset Management Co., Ltd. (偉邦資產管理顧問有限公司) from October 2017 until October 2019 and has been a director of Shanghai Bang Xin Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd.* (上海邦欣企業管理咨詢有限公司) since January 2018. Prior to that, he worked as an investment manager at Qianhai Jia’nian Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.* (前海嘉年投資基金管理有限公司) from April 2014 to September 2016, at Deloitte Enterprise Consultant (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.* (德勤企業顧問(深圳)有限公司) from October 2016 to February 2017 where he held the position of assistant manager of the financial consulting department. He also worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants LLP, Shenzhen Branch* (德勤華永會計師事務所(特殊普通合伙)深圳分所) from July 2008 to April 2014 where he took the position of the senior auditor of the audit department.

    Mr. Zhong obtained a Bachelor of Management from Shenzhen University in June 2006 and a Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in November 2017.

  • Choo Chong Yao, Patrick Head of Compliance and Risk Management
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    Mr. Choo is the Head of Compliance and Risk Management of the REIT Manager, and one of the Responsible Officers.

    Mr. Choo was a director and Chief Investment Officer at Swenson Asset Management Limited and Swenson Capital Limited from April 2018 to September 2019, Mr. Choo served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer and acted as the Chief Investment Officer at Kingdom Investment Managers Limited from October 2015 to December 2017. Mr. Choo served as the Chief Investment Officer and one of the Responsible Officers of Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, the manager of Champion REIT, from March 2006 until July 2015, during which he was responsible for the strategic planning and management of Champion REIT and for communicating and liaising with unitholders of Champion REIT. Prior to joining Eagle Asset Management (CP) Limited, Mr. Choo served at Kingsway Fund Management Limited from May 2001 until November 2005, where he took the position of director. Mr. Choo first entered the asset management industry in 1989 when he joined DBS Asset Management in Singapore.

    Mr. Choo graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) in 1989.

  • ZHANG Zhe Chief Financial Officer
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    Mr. Zhang has over ten years of experience in the field of finance and business management. He has worked in China Merchants Shekou since 2012. He held the positions of Deputy Director of Finance of Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai, the Financial Controller of CMSK segment of commercial apartment and hospitality, CMSK industrial park innovation segment, China Merchants-Colisee (招商高利澤養老服務有限公司), Shanghai BangXin Enterprise Management Consulting Limited and Senior Financial Manager of China Merchants Land Limited, and Deputy CFO of China Merchant Land Asset Management Co., Limited, manager of CMC REIT. Prior to these, he served as Senior Manager of the Internal Audit Centre of Excellence UK of Huawei Technologies Ltd. from July 2010 to February 2012, Project Manager of Dezhengxin Asset Appraisal Ltd.(德政信資産評估有限公司) from September 2009 to July 2010, and Senior Auditor of Ernst & Young Shenzhen Branch from February 2007 to September 2009.

    Mr. Zhang graduated from Deakin University in Australia in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Accounting, Economics).

  • CHEN Yan Internal Auditor
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    Ms. Chen is the Internal Auditor of the REIT Manager.

    Ms. Chen is a certified internal auditor designated by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Ms. Chen has served as the financial controller of CML since January 2018. She previously served as the vice-financial controller of CML from May 2017 to January 2018. Prior to joining CML, she was a senior manager of the financial department of CMSK from October 2009 to July 2016, and was appointed as a senior directing finance manager from July 2016 to May 2017.

    Ms. Chen obtained a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Business Studies from Sun Yat-Sen University in 2002. She was qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in the PRC in 2002.