Mr. Fang has served as deputy general manager of CITIC Group Corporation Limited, deputy general manager and member of the executive committee of CITIC Limited, and deputy general manager of CITIC Corporation Limited since December 2020, and as a Party committee member of CITIC Group Corporation Limited since November 2020. Mr. Fang is concurrently a director of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited and CITIC Bank International Limited. Mr. Fang served as President of the Bank from March 2019 to April 2023. Prior to that, Mr. Fang was president of the Bank’s Suzhou Branch, president of the Bank’s Hangzhou Branch, and head of the Bank’s financial markets business, vice president and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. Before that, he was a teacher at Zhejiang Banking School, assistant general manager of the credit department of the experimental urban credit cooperative of Zhejiang Banking School. Mr. Fang has 30 years of experience in the Chinese banking industry. He graduated from Hunan College of Finance and Economics (currently Hunan University) and attained with a master’s degree in business administration for senior management member from Peking University. He is a senior economist.
Mr. Cao has served as director and general manager (in charge of finance) of CITIC Financial Holdings since May 2023. Mr. Cao used to be a deputy chief staff member and deputy section chief of the planning and treasury division of the PBOC Shaanxi branch; assistant general manager, deputy general manager and general manager of the planning and treasury department at the Head Office of China Merchants Bank (CMB); general manager of the Budget and Finance Department of the Head Office, assistant president, vice president and chairman of the Board of Supervisors of the Bank; general manager of the Finance Department of CITIC Group Corporation Limited; and chief financial officer of CITIC Limited. Mr. Cao has over 30 years’ experience in the Chinese banking industry. He graduated from Hunan College of Finance and Economics (currently Hunan University) with a bachelor’s degree in monetary banking and obtained his master’s degree in monetary banking from Shaanxi College of Finance and Economics (currently Xi’an Jiaotong University). He is a senior economist.
Mr. Liu is concurrently a director of CITIC International Financial Holdings Limited, CNCB (Hong Kong) Investment Co., Ltd. and Asian Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA). He served as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of the Bank from April 2018 to November 2021, and Executive Vice President of the Bank from January 2022 to August 2023. He used to be a teacher at the Finance Department of the Central College of Finance and Economics (now Central University of Finance and Economics), and had been working in the National Development and Reform Commission and the General Office of the State Council. Mr. Liu has rich experience in development, reform and finance. He graduated from the Finance Department of the Central College of Finance and Economics, and the School of Finance of Renmin University of China. He obtained a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in economics and is a research fellow.
Ms. Huang has served as a director of Zhejiang Xinhu Group Co., Ltd. since August 2013, and vice president and chief financial officer of Zhejiang Xinhu Group Co., Ltd. since July 2011. Previously, Ms. Huang worked at Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) where she successively served as deputy general manager of the international business department at the Zhejiang Provincial Branch business department, deputy general manager (presiding) of Hangzhou Baojiao sub-branch, deputy general manager of the corporate banking unit at the Zhejiang Provincial Branch business department, deputy general manager (presiding) and general manager of the personal finance unit at the Zhejiang Provincial Branch business department; and was vice president and chief financial officer of Xinhu Holdings Limited. Ms. Huang graduated from Zhejiang University with a bachelor’s degree in law. She is an intermediate economist.
Mr. Wang has served as chief of State-owned Assets Management Division of the Financial Management and Supervision Department (Audit Department) of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration since August 2016. Previously, he worked at the Financial Management and Supervision Department (Audit Department) of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration where he successively served as cadre, deputy chief staff member, and chief staff member of the Audit Division; deputy chief of the First Audit Division; deputy chief of the State-owned Assets Management Division; and consultant and deputy chief of the State-owned Assets Management Division. He was once temporarily appointed as the deputy county chief of Yunxi County, Hubei Province. Prior to that, Mr. Wang worked at the Finance Department of Tsinghua University and was assigned by the National Audit Office to the Audit Bureau of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration. Mr. Wang graduated from Renmin University of China with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and obtained a master’s degree in accounting from Beijing Technology and Business University. He is a senior accountant.
Mr. Liu is now an honorary consultant of the Hong Kong Business Accountants Association, and an independent director of Shenzhen WeBank Co., Ltd., Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. and China Vanke Co., Ltd. He used to be an accounting consulting expert of the Ministry of Finance of China and a Hong Kong member of the 14th session of Tianjin Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Mr. Liu had served as a managing partner of audit of KPMG Huazhen LLP China, a managing partner of audit of KPMG Asia Pacific, a chairman of KPMG China and a senior advisor of KPMG Hong Kong. Mr. Liu graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has the chartered accountant qualification in England and Wales as well as the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants senior fellowship.
Mr. Zhou is a IEEE Fellow/CAAI Fellow, and has been a longtenured professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and a professor of Huiyan Symposium of Tsinghua University since May 2022. Previously, he was the President of the Basic Research Institute of Artificial Intelligence at IBM’s headquarters in New York, USA, Chief Scientist of IBM Watson, and IBM Distinguished Engineer from March 2003 to September 2017; Vice President and Senior Vice President of JD.com, Inc., Chairman of Technology Committee of JD.com, Inc., President of JD Cloud & AI, and President of JD AI Research Institute from September 2017 to November 2021; Director of Kingdee International Software Group Co. Ltd. from March 2020 to December 2021; and he founded Beijing Xianyuan Technology Co., Ltd. in December 2021. Graduated from the University of Colorado with a doctorate degree in electronic and computer engineering, Mr. Zhou has been engaged in AI basic theory and cutting-edge technology research for more than 20 years. He has long-time academic research experience in the new generation of information technology represented by artificial intelligence, and accumulated an abundance of hands-on experience in the field of Internet.
Mr. Wang is a professor of the Department of Finance, Business School, Renmin University of China. He is a Ph.D. tutor, one of the first outstanding scholars and “A-class” professors appointed by Renmin University of China, and a state-level master teacher. Currently he serves as the Vice Chairman of China National MPAcc Education Steering Committee, Vice Chairman of the Accounting Society of China, and Vice Chairman of the Cost Research Society of China. He also serves as the independent director of Tongfang Co., Ltd., Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. and Beijing Capital International Airport Co. Ltd. Previously he served as the Associate Head of Accounting Department and Associate Dean of Business School, Renmin University of China. He also served as the independent director of Huatai Securities Co., Ltd., E Fund Management Co., Ltd., China Railway Construction Corporation Limited, BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Hua Xia Bank Co., Ltd., China Great Wall Securities Co., Ltd., etc. Mr. Wang graduated from Renmin University of China with a PhD in Management (Accounting). He has published numerous articles in finance, accounting, etc., and is considered a highly experienced expert in such fields.
Ms. Song is currently deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the School of Economics, professor and doctoral supervisor at the Department of Finance and director of the China Center for Financial Research, Peking University. Ms. Song has been teaching at the School of Economics, Peking University since 2003. She once worked as lecturer, associate professor, Party Committee member of the School of Economics, deputy director of the Department of Finance and assistant to the dean of the School of Economics. From 2006 to 2007, Ms. Song was a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Song graduated from the Department of Finance of the School of Economics, Peking University with a doctoral degree. Her research focuses on monetary theories and policies, international finance and asset pricing. She once published more than 50 academic papers on key journals of economics, books such as Asset Allocation Mechanisms and Interest Rate Liberalization in China’s Transition Economy and Comparison of Currency Internationalization Between China and the United States and a number of translations. She hosted three provincial or ministerial level research subjects in the National Social Science Fund Project and the Beijing Philosophy and Social Science Project and participated in a number of national and provincial level research subjects.