About AviChina
Board of Directors

Mr. Lin Zuoming  Executive Director

 

59, chairman of the Board. He is a doctorate degree holder and researcher. Mr. Lin is also the chairman of the board of AVIC. He graduated from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1982 majoring in engine design; and received his Ph.D. degree in administrative engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2006. Mr.Lin commenced his career in aviation industry in July 1982, and used to be a staff and deputy director of Human Resource Division, deputy director of Engineering and Technology Division,deputy director-general of Technical Research Institute, deputy chief engineer, vice general manager, general manager and chairman of the board of Chengdu Engine Co., Ltd.; general manager of Shenyang Liming Aero-Engine (Group) Corporation Ltd. since October 1998; vice general manager of AVIC I and chairman and general manager of Shenyang Liming Aero-Engine (Group) Corporation Ltd. in July 2001; general manager of AVIC I since May 2006 and general manager of AVIC since July 2008. Mr. Lin also serves as vice chairman of the board of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. and chairman of the board of Chinese Aeronautical Establishment, Mr. Lin has been appointed as the chairman of the Board and executive director since October 2008.

 

Mr. Lin Zuoming

Mr. Tan Ruisong  Non-Executive Director

 

55, vice chairman of the Board and president of the Company, a doctorate degree holder.He is a researcher level senior engineer. He graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1983 with a bachelor degree majoring in manufacture and design of engines, and received his master degree in shipping and ocean engineering and Ph.D. degree in management science and engineering from Harbin Engineering University in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Mr. Tan commenced his career in aviation industry in July 1983, and used to be deputy chief engineer and deputy general manager of Harbin Dongan Engine Manufacturing Company, the general manager of Harbin Dongan Auto Engine Co., Ltd., member and vice chairman of the board and the general manager of Harbin Dongan Engine (Group) Co., Ltd., the chairman of the board of Harbin Aviation Industry (Group) Co., Ltd, and vice general manager of AVIC II. Mr. Tan is also vice chairman of the board of Chinese Aeronautical Establishment. Mr. Tan has been appointed as a Director of the Company since June 2005, the vice chairman of the Board and executive Director since June 2006 and as the vice chairman of the Board, executive Director and president of the Company since October 2008.

 

Mr. Tan Ruisong

Mr. Gu Huizhong  Non-Executive Director

 

60, a master degree holder and researcher level senior accountant. Mr. Gu is also a vice general manager and the chief accountant of AVIC. He graduated from Zhengzhou Aviation Industry Management Institute in 1981 majoring in financial management, and received his master degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2000 majoring in international finance. Mr. Gu commenced his career in aviation industry in July 1981, and used to be a staff, deputy director and director of Financial Departments of The Third Mechanical and Industrial Department, Aviation Industry Ministry and Aviation and Space Industry Ministry; director of International Affairs Financial Division of Financial Department of Former AVIC since June 1993; general manager of Zhongzhen Accounting Consultative Corporation since August 1994; vice manager of Financial Department of Former AVIC since November 1995; deputy director-general of Financial Department of State Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence since July 1998; vice general manager of AVIC I since June 1999; and hold a concurrent post as chief accountant of AVIC I since February 2005. Mr. Gu also serves as a member of the board and general manager of AVIC Capital Co., Ltd. and chairman of the board of AVIC Capital Co., Ltd. from December 2008 to March 2013. Mr. Gu is also director of Chinese Aeronautical Establishment. Mr. Gu has been appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company since October 2008.

 

Mr. Gu Huizhong

Mr. Gao Jianshe  Non-Executive Director

 

53, a doctorate degree holder and class one senior economist. Mr. Gao is also a vice general manager of AVIC. He graduated from Xiamen University with a bachelor degree in 1985 majoring in philosophy, and completed courses for master degree candidates majoring in educational economy and administration conducted by Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2001. He received his Ph.D. degree in management science and engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2008. Mr. Gao commenced his career in aviation industry in 1985, and used to be a staff, senior staff, deputy director, director of Human Resource and Labor Division of Aviation Industry Ministry, Aviation and Space Industry Ministry and Former AVIC; deputy director-general and director-general of Human Resource Department of AVIC I since July 1999 and vice chairman and vice general manager of Chengdu Aircraft Company concurrently during this period; and vice general manager of AVIC I since August 2006. Mr. Gao is also director of Chinese Aeronautical Establishment. Mr. Gao has been appointed as a Supervisor of the Company since August 2008 and was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company in June 2009.

 

Mr. Gao Jianshe

Kiran Rao  Non-Executive Director

 

Kiran Rao, 54 years old, graduated from City University of London with a bachelor degree in aeronautical engineering in 1985 and a Ph.D in transonic aerodynamics in 1988.

Mr. Kiran Rao began his professional career in the Aerodynamics Department of British Aerospace from 1988 to 1989, working on flight-control systems. Mr. Kiran Rao then joined British Aerospace’s Marketing Group, working on sales campaigns in India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He joined Airbus in December 1992 as Airline Marketing Manager. In August 1994, he was promoted as Director of Airline Marketing for Airbus Industrie of North America; Mr. Kiran Rao was appointed as President of Airbus Industry India in April 1996; then promoted as Vice President of Sales for South Asia and Africa in September 2000. He was the Senior Vice President 38 Marketing & Pricing Policies from October 2004, and the Executive Vice President (“EVP”) Marketing and Contracts from January 2006. Since 1 November 2012, Mr. Kiran Rao has been appointed as EVP Strategy and Future Programmes of Airbus, and maintained his current role of EVP Sales and Marketing. Mr. Kiran Rao has been the non-executive director of the Company since 13 June 2016.

 

Mr. Kiran Rao

Mr. He Zhiping   Non-Executive Director

 

Mr. He, 52 years old, studied at the China Textile University (currently known as Donghua University) in Mechanical Engineering in 1979 and graduated with a master degree in engineering in 1986. Since 1987, Mr. He served as the assistant to the general manager of the United Rail Ltd, Shenzhen Branch of China Nonferrous Metals Company* , the assistant to the general manager and vice general Manager of Hainan Sanya Huaya Enterprise Group Corporation*, a director of China Great Wall Securities, LLC* . Mr. He also serves social functions such as the vice president of the Revolutionary Area Development Association of Jiangxi Province, Executive Vice President of Ganshang General Chamber of Commerce and the Council of Donghua University. 

Mr. He Zhiping

Mr. Lau Chung Man, Louis  Independent Non-Executive Director

 

58, executive director and CFO of Sing Tao News Corporation (“Sing Tao”, a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange). Mr. Lau joined Sing Tao on 23 May 2005. Mr. Lau is a Chartered Accountant and has been granted the Bachelor of Business and Administration in Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Mr. Lau is also a member of New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) and an associate member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). He has experience in corporate management, accounting and finance. He had been an executive director of China Everbright Ltd. (a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange) before he joined Sing Tao in May 2005. Mr. Lau has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since August 2006, as Chairman of Audit Committee since 25 March 2014 and was no longer the Chairman of Remuneration Committee.

 

Mr. Lau Chung Man, Louis

Mr. Liu Renhuai Independent Non-executive Directors  

 

Mr. Liu Renhuai, aged 76, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, graduated from Lanzhou University in 1963. He was elected as academician of the division of mechanical and vehicle technology of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1999 and one of the first academicians of the division of engineering management of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2000. He used to work as the president of Jinan University, director of the guiding committee on education of mechanics for colleges and universities of the Ministry of Education, vice chairman of Chinese Mechanics Society and chairman of Chinese Vibration Engineering Society from 1995 to 2013. He is currently a professor and a board member of Jinan University, director of the institute of applied mechanics, and director of the research center of strategic management of Jinan University. Mr. Liu was appointed as a non executive director of Sino-Tech International Holdings Limited (whose shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) from August 2010 to January 2012. He is currently an independent director of Guangdong Hongda Blasting Co., Ltd. (whose A shares are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange).
 

Mr. Liu Renhuai

Mr. Yang Zhiwei  Non-Executive Director

 

62, a master degree holder. Mr.Yeung was educated at the University of Hong Kong where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in social sciences. Mr. Yeung later graduated from The College of Law, United Kingdom and further obtained a Bachelor’s degree in law and a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Mr. Yeung used to serve at the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong, and law firms in Canada and Hong Kong. Mr. Yeung joined BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited (Stock Code: 2388) as the board secretary in 2001. From 2011 to February 2015, he held the positions as the deputy chief executive and a member of the management committee of BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited. He also concurrently acted as the board secretary of Bank of China Limited (Stock Code: 3988) from 2005 to 2008. Prior to joining BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited, Mr. Yeung was the general counsel and director of China Everbright Limited (Stock Code: 0165), and before that, a partner of Woo, Kwan, Lee & Lo.

 

Mr. Yang Zhiwei