Dr. Cao Guoqi obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics after years of education from the University of Hong Kong, and the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. He has over 20 years of experience, in project financing and invesment, accounting, fund investment and management, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate consultation.
Dr. Cao is the executive director and general manager of Probest Limited and Master Energy Inc. He is also the deputy president of Asian Economics Research Institute at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, an EMBA professor of Hunan University, a MBA supervisor at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, and a research fellow at of Shanghai Institute of Development Strategy.
Previously in his professional career, Dr. Cao was a probationary Economist in the International Currency Department of the Economic and Financial Affairs Councils, European Communities in Brussels (now the European Union), as well as a Project Coordinator of the World Bank in Washington DC. After returning to China, he co-founded Shanghai Jingcheng Internet Consulting Co. Ltd. with Shanghai Jiaotong University, and was elected as Chairman and CEO. In the early 2000s, Dr. Cao acted as the director and CEO of Shanghai Lingang New City Investment and Development Group Co., Ltd., and was in charge of the development of the Yangshan Deep Water Port and Lingang New City. He was also a director of Donghai Bridge Project Construction Co. Ltd., who built Donghai Bridge, the longest cross-sea bridges in the world.
Dr. Cao has authored several books, including “Futures Investment” (used and published by Southwestern University of Finance and Economics”, “Trade and Investment: China Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan”. Dr . Cao has also published over 40 papers.
Mr. Zhang Huaqiao, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Fosun Internaional Limited (stock code: 00656) since March 2012. Mr. Zhang is also a non-executive director of Boer Power Holdings Ltd. (stock code: 01685), an independent non-executive director of Zhong An Real Estate Limited (stock code: 00672), China Huirong Financial Holdings Limited (stock code: 01290), Logan Property Holdings Company Limited (stock code: 03380), Luye Pharma Group Ltd. (stock code: 02186) and Wanda Hotel Development Company Limited (stock code: 00169), all of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, an independent non-executive director of and Sinopec Oilfield Service Corporation (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange with stock code:600871 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code: 01033) and Yancoal Australia Ltd. (listed on the Austrialian Stock Exchange with stock code: YAL). From July 1986 to January 1989, Mr. Zhang was employed at the People’s Bank of China in Beijing and from June 1999 to April 2006, Mr. Zhang worked at the Equities Department of UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch at which he first served as the head of the China research team and later became the co-head of the China research team. Mr. Zhang was the chief operating officer from March 2006 to September 2008 and executive director from May 2006 to September 2008 of Shenzhen Investment Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code: 00604). From September 2008 to June 2011, he was deputy head of China Investment Banking at UBS Securities Asia Limited. Mr. Zhang was an executive director and chief executive officer of Man Sang International Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code: 00938) from September 2011 to April 2012, a director of Nanjing Central Emporium (Group) Stocks Co., Ltd. (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange with stock code: 600280) from February 2013 to June 2015 and an independent non-executive director of Fuguiniao Co., Ltd. (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code: 01819) from May 2013 to June 2014 and Ernest Borel Holdings Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code: 01856) from June 2014 to November 2014. Mr. Zhang graduated from the Graduate School of the People’s Bank of China with a master’s degree in economics in 1986; and from the Australian National University with a master’s degree in economics in 1991.