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Senior Management Team

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China First Capital Group Limited

Wilson SEA - Chairman and Executive Director

Mr. Wilson Sea worked first as Assistant to the President, and then as President and Chairman of Minsheng Securities Co., Ltd. from 1997 to 2004. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kaifeng LanWei Highway Development Co., Ltd. Mr. Xi was Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yubei (Xinxiang) Power Steering System Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2011. He then served as a Director of CFCG Fund Management Limited from 2012 to 2013. In 1986, Mr. Sea graduated from Henan University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and subsequently earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from Fudan University in 1992 and 1995, respectively. Subsequently in 1995, he was appointed a professor of Henan University.

Mr. Sea is responsible for the CFCG's overall strategic planning, business integration and coordination, and supervision of the implementation and enforcement of management policies.

ZHAO Zhijun - Co-CEO and Executive Director

Mr. Zhao Zhijun worked in the General Office of the Special Commissioners' Offices (SCOs) in Zhengzhou for the China Securities Regulatory Commission from 1999 to 2002, and was General Manager of the Nanyang Office of Minsheng Securities Co., Ltd. from 2002 to 2005. In 2004, He graduated from the Central South University with an M. Phil. degree.

Mr. Zhao has extensive management experience in the automotive shock absorber industry, and is principally responsible for developing and managing the automotive parts business of the group.

ZHU Huanqiang - Co-CEO

Mr. Zhu Huanqiang is a qualified lawyer in the People’s Republic of China and has substantial experience in capital market. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Zhu held various positions at the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), including Director of Inspection Division II of the Department of Intermediary Supervision of the CSRC and Deputy Director of Heilongjiang Regulatory Bureau of the CSRC. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Zhu served as the Deputy General Manager of China Securities Finance Corporation Limited and a member of Committee of Communist Party of China of CSF.

Mr. Zhu obtained a Master’s degree in Law with a major in Civil Law from Southwest University of Political Science and Law and a Doctorate degree in Law with a major in Civil and Commercial Law from China University of Political Science and Law.

At CFCG, Mr. Zhu is responsible for developing and managing the education operation business and financial service business of the Group

YAN Haiting - Co-President and Executive Director

Mr. Yan Haiting joined the Foreign Investment Division of the People's Bank of China in 1996, and was transferred to the International Department of the People's Bank in 1999. Subsequently, he served as a Deputy Director and then Director of the International Division of the People's Bank from 2003 to 2005. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Yan was the People's Bank chief representative counsellor in Europe. From 2010 to 2013, he was a Vice Chairman and CEO of the Agricultural Bank of China (UK) Limited, responsible for business and marketing operations. In 1988, Mr. Yan graduated from Henan University with a major in English, and in 2001, was awarded a Master's degree in economics from the People's University of China.

At CFCG, Mr. Yan is responsible for the operation and development of financial services, implementation of the overall strategy, and daily operations and management.

Henry HAO - Co-President

Mr. Henry Hao has served as a Deputy Director of Bank of Communications Offshore Centre, a Senior Manager of Bank of Communications' International Department, a Deputy Director and Director of Bank of Communications New York Branch, and the Principal Vice President of Bank of Communications Hong Kong Branch. Having long been engaged in international trade as well as international finance, investment banking, and other financial services, he has gained a wealth of investment and financing management experiences at home and abroad.

Victor HE - Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Victor He worked at New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU), first as Director of Public Relations and Marketing Department, and then Director of International Cooperation Department. Previously, he was a senior sports reporter for the BBC and a lecturer at Shanghai International Studies University. Mr. He received a B.A. in English and American Language and Literature and a B.A. in International Mass Communication Studies from Shanghai International Studies University, before being awarded an M.A. in Political Science by the University of Warwick.

At CFCG, Mr. He is responsible for the global promotion and operation of the group's brand, merger and acquisition of companies/entities engaged in the overseas education industry. Integration of international and domestic resources and brain-gain of international high-end talents in education management field.

Lucy SUN - Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Lucy Sun has extrusive experience in merger and acquisition , corporate investment and financing, investor relations, and research and development at innovative financial product. served as senior manager of Minsheng Securities and an executive director of HKEx-listed Beauforte Investors Corporation Limited (0021.HK) and an investor relations vice president of Zhongyu Gas (8070.HK). She was awarded an MBA from Anglia Polytechnic University.

Ms. Sun is responsible for CFCG’s project investment, research analysis and equity fund establishment in education sector.

HE Yaobin - Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. He Yaobin served as Vice President of a venture capital company and Vice President and Director of a fund management company in China. Mr. He has many years of extensive experience in venture capital and business management, and is familiar with the financial systems, financing platforms, and capital market operations both within China and overseas. He participated in many M&A projects within and outside China as well as investment analyses and decision-making, and is well-versed in project operation, communication, assessment and negotiation. He is also skilled in the provisioning and integration of various resources for the purposes of the Group's management.

At CFCG, Mr. He provides assistance to the President and is in charge of some financial services business of the company.

BAI Zimin - Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of First Capital Education Investment (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Mr. Bai Zimin has approximately 10 years of experience in project management and planning. He worked at the People's Procuratorate of Sichuan Province as the division head of the information technology department and director of the technology service department, before being transferred to Zizhong County, Neijiang, Sichuan Province as standing committee member and vice chief executive, in charge of education, health, development and reform, urban construction, tourism and foreign affairs. Mr. Bai earned a Doctorate degree in Management from Sichuan University.

Mr. Bai is responsible for post-investment management of the Group’s education projects.

Michael ZONG - Deputy CEO

Mr. Michael Zong worked in financial institutions in the UK for a number of years, and assumed senior management positions in finance, consulting, and investment institutions after returning to China. In this capacity he has provided Chinese and foreign multinationals with professional consulting services in financing, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and overseas investment on a long-term basis. Mr. Zong was awarded an EMBA by the City University of Hong Kong.

WANG Hui - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Wang Hui is a non-practicing member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of companies in China and has nearly 10 years of experience in corporate finance, accounting, taxation, and investment. He is well-versed in corporate finance, internal control, and capital operation. Mr. Wang received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and proceeded to obtain a Master’s degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Management from the University's College of Public Economics and Management and College of Accounting, respectively.

LI Minwen - Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Li served as a deputy general manager of the Beijing management headquarter of Shenyin Wanguo Securities Company Limited, the Secretary-General of the Securities Association of Beijing, a deputy general manager of the Securities Brokerage Business Department of Beijing Branch of China Merchants Securities Co., Limited and the Head of Channel Management Department of China Merchants Securities (HK) Co., Limited. Ms. Li obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from People’s Bank of China Research Institute of Finance.

At CFCG, Ms. Li is responsible for integrated management of daily operation matters of the middle and back office of the Group and facilitating collaboration and cooperation among various departments of the Group with the aim of enhancing management standard of various departments of the middle and back office of the Group.

LIU Chang - Chief Operating Officer (PRC)

Ms. Liu Chang worked in senior management positions at a number of companies and financial institutions, and is well-versed in corporate management, human resources, branding, and corporate team building. She has a wealth of experience in corporate operations processes and operating standards with outstanding capabilities in business management and business team leadership.

ZENG Qingan - General Manager of Strategic Planning Department

Mr. Zeng Qingan has over ten years of experience in financial investment, capital operation, strategic consultation, education and high-tech sectors. He served as an engineer at Nokia (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a project manager at Kunwu Jiuding Investment Management Co., Ltd. and industry expert at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Mr. Zeng was awarded a Master of History from Fudan University.

First Capital Fund Management Limited

Michael ZONG - CEO

Mr. Michael Zong worked in financial institutions in the UK for a number of years, and assumed senior management positions in finance, consulting, and investment institutions after returning to China. In this capacity he has provided Chinese and foreign multinationals with professional consulting services in financing, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and overseas investment on a long-term basis. Mr. Zong was awarded an EMBA by the City University of Hong Kong.

Jeff ZHANG - President

Mr. Jeff Zhang worked more than 10 years in CITIC International Asset Management and CITIC YBN Capital, primarily responsible for the establishment and management of funds, investment and financing services, and government project cooperation. He participated in the establishment and management of China's first agricultural industry fund.

Mr. Zhang earned a Master's degree in Fund Management from the University of New South Wales (Australia). He is familiar with Australian financial and capital markets with considerable experience in exploring and creating international financial cooperation. He worked in Australia's AIMS Financial Group and assisted a number of Australian financial groups in their investment business within China.

GUO Ce - Partner

Mr. Guo Ce has spent 18 years working in finance gaining a wealth of experience in project selection, research and post-investment management. He was previously a senior manager at Minsheng Securities and held senior management positions in the manufacturing industry and private equity firms. He is experienced in fund control and management and overseas finance. Mr. Guo graduated from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law with a Bachelor's degree, and was also a graduate student at Henan University.

Erica ZHOU - Partner

MBA, Renmin University of China; Zhou served as President of Business Internet; General Manager of the Early Education Headquarters of Concerned about the Next Generation Working Committee in China; Vice Chairman and President of China National Network Alliance Group; Vice President of Qiaowai Group, and has experience of more than 10 years in the Internet and related fields. She started working in the areas of study abroad and international education in 2010, and has a wealth of experience in group management and control, marketing management, project operations, marketing, brand and public relations.

First Capital Securities Limited

Flora WAN - Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Flora Wan, graduated from the University of Manchester Business School (UK) with an MBA, served as the responsible officer at Telecom Digital Securities Limited and served as Head of Operations at Hua Nan Securities (HK) Limited and Head of the Accounting Department of SinoPac Securities (Asia) Limited. She is a fellow member of both the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

At First Capital Securities, Ms. Wan is in charge of risk control, verifying transactions, operations, and settlement data, and handling SFC compliance issues.

Peter YIP - Vice President

With a Bachelor of Applied Finance degree from Macquarie University School of Management (Australia), Mr. Peter Yip has worked in a number of local and international financial institutions.

In First Capital Securities, Mr. Yip is responsible for daily operations, with a focus on the transactions within its core business.

First Capital Asset Management Limited

Ms. Chan Yim Yim – Head of Asset Management

Ms. Chan Yim Yim has more than 14 years of experience in the financial industry in Greater China.

Prior to joining First Capital Asset Management Limited, Ms. Chan was Director of CMS Asset Management (Hong Kong) Company Limited and CMS Capital (Hong Kong) Company Limited where she led the team to accomplish various business infrastructure; set up and launched private equity funds, hedge funds, and direct investment funds as well as discretionary account business; and established and launched SFC authorised public funds, such as ETFs, RQFII bond funds, RQFII equity funds (CIES Funds), QDII funds, and etc.; and was responsible for overall corporate operations, including fund raising, marketing, investment, and operations.

Before that, she was a senior manager of China Merchants Securities (Hong Kong) Company Limited and a trader of JS Cresvale International Company Limited.

Ms. Chan is a Responsible Officer of SFC Type 9 regulated activities; She was award an MBA from the University of Manchester and BBA from the Hong Kong University.

Mr. Ou Yang Kuo Ruei – Deputy Head of Asset Management

Mr. Ou Yang Kuo Rei has more than 14 years of experience in the financial industry in Greater China.

Prior to joining First Capital Asset Management Limited, Mr. Ou Yang was Head of Asset Management and China Business of Chong Hing Bank Limited and was responsible for RQFII business and China on-shore financial markets business.

Before that, he was Head of Product Development of Core Pacific Yamaichi International (Hong Kong) Limited and was responsible for retail investment products, including funds, bonds, and insurance products. He was responsible for business development and strategy and product management and fund distribution of hedge fund product line when he served as Senior Manager of KGI Wealth Management Limited and Director of KGI Capital Asia Limited. He served as a trader/senior Manager in JS Cresvale International Company Limited.

He is a Responsible Officer of SFC Type 1, 4, and 9 regulated activities. He was awarded an MBA from Baruch College, City University of New York.

Research Department Division

Vivien CHEN - Deputy Head of the Research Department

Ms. Vivien Chen joined China Merchants Securities (HK) as a Vice President in 2015, responsible for the research of logistics and other small-cap companies. Previously, she was working in Taiwan- and Hong Kong-funded brokerage firms with experience covering the automotive OEM and auto dealership industries. Ms. Chen earned two Bachelor's degrees in Marketing and Information Management from the University of Texas (U.S.) before returning to Hong Kong, and subsequently completed her Master of Finance at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Ms. Chen currently is in charge of research and analysis on education-related companies in the primary and the secondary markets.

First Capital International Finance Limited

General Manager and Head of Direct Investment & Investment Banking

Archie Fong

Archie Fong is an experienced investment banker and investor. He has expertise in direct investment, IPOs, M&As, financial advisory, restructuring and equity and debt fund raising with accumulative transaction amounts over US70 billion and assisted BOCI in securing IPO fund-raising ranking No.1 in HK and the world.

Prior to joining First Capital Group, he was formerly the responsible officer and sponsor principal of BOCI Asia Limited (wholly owned investment bank of Bank of China Group). He gained experience from Ernst & Young, HSBC Securities, ICEA Capital, BNP Paribas Peregrine and management role in Hong Kong listed China Zenith Chemical, accumulated over 17 years of experience in investment banking, direct investment, accounting, corporate management and investor relationship areas.

He received a bachelor degree with honour in Actuarial Sciences from The University of Hong Kong and awarded with the Hong Kong Bank Foundation Bursary (HSBC). He is a Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountant and also serves the following posts:

  • Council member for Unleash Foundation
  • Venture Partner of Hai Hong Cultural Industry Fund (expected to be launched in 4Q17)
  • Director and chairman of the resources and fund raising committee for Hong Kong Chief Officer’s Association
  • Mentor of SME Programme of Trade and Industry Department of HKSAR government
  • Honorary advisor of HKUSU Investment Society
  • Part-time lecturer for HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
  • Committee member for Angel Investment Committee and China Committee of British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Executive Director

Linda LIU

Ms. Linda Liu graduated from York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst. She was a licensed responsible officer for HK SFC type 6 regulated activity at Sinolink Securities (Hong Kong) Company Limited as a director of corporate financing prior to joining CFCG in May 2016. She was also an Associate Director of China Everbright Capital Ltd. She worked as a Managing Director of a Wall Street firm Maxim Group LLC in the U.S. while holding FINRA(Financial Industry Regulatory Authority of the US) licenses Series 7, 24, 63 and 79, and providing Chinese companies with services on IPO, PIPE as well as M&A activities.

Mergers & Acquisitions Division

Mon CHIN - Director

Ms. Mon Chin, Director of CFCG International Finance Limited Mergers and Acquisitions Division, graduated from the University of South Australia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She has about 10 years of experience advising on corporate financing. She has worked in industry-related positions in financial institutions with different cultural backgrounds and has been involved in and completed a number of projects in financial advising including advising on an M&A transaction involving controlling interest of a listed company, as well as financing and placement.

First Capital International Holdings Limited

Michael ZONG - Chairman

Mr. Michael Zong worked in financial institutions in the UK for a number of years, and assumed senior management positions in finance, consulting, and investment institutions after returning to China. In this capacity he has provided Chinese and foreign multinationals with professional consulting services in financing, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment and overseas investment on a long-term basis. Mr. Zong was awarded an EMBA by the City University of Hong Kong.

China First Capital International Education New Town Holding Limited

Wan Yunbao - Chairman

Mr. Wan Yunbao has a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and is a senior business planner in China. He was the general manager of CCK China Group Limited, a director of Nanchang Rail Transit Group, an executive of land reserve center and the general manager of a real estate company. He was also a secretary of the Party Committee and directors of various companies including Greenland Holdings, Wanda Group, YiFang Group and a subsidiary of Jinke Group. Mr. Wan was a deputy (Jiangxi Yingtan City) to the Eighth National People’s Congress and has won the awards of the " 2009 Soul of China‧Ten Outstanding Figures", "China's Top 10 Outstanding Real Estate Manager”, one of the "Top 10 most charitable People in Jiangxi", etc. Mr. Wan has a wealth of experience in corporate strategic management and operation.