We are committed to maintaining the highest standard of corporate governance within the Company and its subsidiaries to ensure greater transparency and protection of shareholders’ interests. The Board is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the company and works with Management to achieve this objective.
Xu Cheng Qiu is the Executive Chairman of our Group, responsible for the overall management, formulation and implementation of our business strategies. He has more than 30 years of experience in the rubber chemical industry. He joined our Group in 1977, when the predecessor of our subsidiary, Shanxian Chemical, was first established. In December 1998, Mr. Xu, together with other employees, executed an MBO and he became the Executive Chairman and General Manager of Shanxian Chemical. He was also honoured with numerous awards, amongst them “Outstanding Entrepreneur” award, from the Heze City Economic and Trade Committee and “Excellent Leader in Technological Innovation” by China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA). Mr. Xu is part of a group of Chairpersons spearheading the various committees of CRIA. He is also appointed a representative to both National and Shandong Province People’s Congress, the parliament that has the right to adopt local regulations. He obtained his degree in Rubber Chemical Engineering from Shandong Chemical College in 1966 and became a qualified senior engineer in 1989.
Liu Jing Fu is our Executive Director and was appointed as the Groups Chief Executive Officer in November 2013 to oversee the whole Group’s operations and be responsible for the overall strategic planning of the Group. Prior to this appointment, Mr Liu was the General Manager of the Group’s key subsidiary, Shandong Sunsine Chemical Co., Ltd. Prior to joining our Group in 2006, he was the deputy chairman of Heze Petroleum Chemical Association and the Deputy Chairman of Heze Electrical, Mechanical and Petrochemical Association. He was honoured the “Shandong Province 8th 5-Year Plan Technological Advancement Outstanding Worker” Award in 1995. Mr. Liu obtained his degree in Chemical Engineering from Shandong Chemical College in 1980, and became a qualified senior engineer in 1993.
Xu Jun is our Executive Director and was appointed in November 2013 as the Vice-Chairman of Shandong Sunsine to assist our Chairman, Mr Xu Cheng Qiu, in the strategic planning, direction and overall management of the subsidiary. He joined the Group in 1998 as the head of the management department. In 2003, he was promoted to Assistant to General Manager and subsequently became our Deputy General Manager in 2006. Mr. Xu obtained his diploma in Business Administration from Jining University of Technology in 1992 and the ISO9000 Internal Auditor Qualification in 2002.
Xu Xian Lei was appointed as Executive Director on 19 April. He is in charge of overall management and operations of our China subsidiaries. Prior to that, he was Group’s First Deputy General Manager, assisting the General Manager in the day-to-day operations. Mr Xu has more than 14 year’s experiences in production, finance and management. Mr Xu graduated from Renmin University of China, majored in Business Administration.
Lead Independent Director
Kim Heng Chong Benny is our Lead Independent Director. Mr Lim has been in legal practice for more than 20 years, and is presently a partner at Chris Chong & CT Ho Partnership, where he focuses his practice on fund management and investment advisory matters, financial services regulatory compliance, and the structuring and establishment of Singapore and offshore funds. His other main areas of practice include corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border joint ventures and investments, and regulatory compliance for listed companies and registered charities. Mr Lim holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws, both from the National University of Singapore.
Xu Chun Hua is our Independent Director. She has more than 40 years of experience in the rubber and rubber chemical industry. Ms Xu was the Principal of Qingdao Rubber Tyre EngineeringUniversity. Previously, she was a lecturer in Nanjing Chemical University and she used to work for Beijing Rubber Chemical Research Centre. She is currently serving as Vice President of the China Rubber Industry Association. She has also written various articles for journals and magazines such as Rubber Industry, Synthetic Rubber Industry, as well as compiled handbooks such as the Synthetic Rubber Handbook and Rubber Chemical Practical Handbook. She obtained her degree in High Polymer Chemistry from Fudan University in 1965.
Koh Choon Kong was appointed as our Non-Executive Director in November 2009, and re-designated as Independent Director in December 2012. He has more than 20 years of audit, accounting, corporate finance and business experience, and currently is part of the management team of the largest independent power producer (IPP) in Bangladesh, Summit Power International Pte Ltd. Mr Koh served as Group CFO of several SGX-listed corporations and worked in diverse organisations including Citicorp Investment Bank (Singapore) Limited, EtonHouse International, ICH Capital and Price Waterhouse. He graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy and later obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Director, a Chartered Accountant of Singapore, as well as a CFA charter holder.
Tan Lye Heng Paul is our Independent Director. Mr Paul Tan was an Independent Director of the Company since 2007 and stepped down in April 2016. He was re-appointed as Independent Director on 12 June 2017. He is the managing director of CA TRUST PAC, a firm of Chartered Accountants. He has over 20 years of auditing experience including two years as an internal auditor of a large Singapore public listed company. He is active in academia, giving lectures in finance related topics since 1991. He is also an Independent Director of two other Singapore public listed companies. He holds a Master degree in Business Administration from University of Birmingham, UK. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and a full member of Singapore Institute of Directors (SID). He is also an Accredited Tax Advisor of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP).