Mr. Zhong has been appointed as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a member of each of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company since 15 May 2017 and as Chairman of the Board since 30 June 2017. Then, Mr. Zhong has ceased to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 3 August 2017. Mr. Zhong is also a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Zhong graduated from Hunan University, majoring in Manufacturing Accounting and holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Asia International Open University (Macau).
He has over 15 years of experience in banking, financing and over 18 years of experience in asset management. Mr. Zhong was the executive director and co-president of China Orient Asset Management (International) Holding Limited, a subsidiary of China Orient Asset Management Co., Limited from June 2012 to 15 May 2017. He was also an executive director of Shanghai Zendai Property Limited (stock code: 755) from 8 May 2015 to 25 May 2017 and was the executive director from 11 August 2009 to 27 June 2012 and the chief executive officer from 11 June 2010 to 27 June 2012 of Madex International (Holdings) Limited (now known as Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Limited) (stock code: 231). Mr. Zhong was a non-executive director of Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited (stock code: 59) from 9 October 2013 to 20 July 2017.
Mr. Zhong has been a director of Guangzhou Yucheng Real Estate Development Company Limited, a sino-foreign cooperative joint venture of Skyfame Realty (Holdings) Limited since late 2012. All of the above companies indicated with stock code are listed company in Hong Kong.