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Summit Ascent Holdings Ltd (0102.HK)

0102.HK on Hong Kong Stock

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20 Nov 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jen Hao Kuo

41 2017 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Peter Ben Wang

54 2013 Deputy Chairman and Executive Director

Eric Landheer

48 2017 Executive Director

Siu Pik Ho

54 2017 Company Secretary

Ieong U Chio

45 2018 Non-Executive Director

Yau Cheung Lau

57 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chak Hung Li

54 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Gerard McMahon

74 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jen Hao Kuo

Mr. Kuo Jen Hao is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is the chairman and the general manager of First Steamship Co., Ltd. (“First Steamship”), a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (“TWSE”) and a substantial shareholder of the Company through its wholly-owned subsidiaries holding approximately 12.67% of the issued share capital of the Company. He is also a director and the chairman of Grand Ocean Retail Group Limited, a company listed on the TWSE and a subsidiary of First Steamship, a director of Taiwan Environment Scientific Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Taipei Exchange, a director of IRC Properties, Inc., a company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange and a non-executive director of Sandmartin International Holdings Limited (“Sandmartin International”), a company incorporated in Bermuda with limited liability with its shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and together with its subsidiaries principally engaged in manufacturing and trading of satellite TV equipment products and other electronic goods and satellite TV broadcasting. Mr. Kuo graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Aletheia University in Taiwan and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Pace University in the United States. He is a certified public accountant of the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy.

Peter Ben Wang

Mr. Wang John Peter Ben is Deputy Chairman and Executive Director of Summit Ascent Holdings Limited. Mr. Wang has been an Executive Director of the Company since March 2011. He was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Company in July 2013 and before that, he was the Chairman of the Company from March 2011 to July 2013. He is a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He is currently a non-executive director of Melco Crown Entertainment Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Global Select Market in the United States. He previously held non-executive directorships in Anxin-China Holdings Limited, MelcoLot Limited, Oriental Ginza Holdings Limited (now renamed Carnival Group International Limited) and China Precious Metal Resources Holdings Co., Ltd, companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Wang was the chief financial officer of Melco International Development Limited (“Melco”), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Melco in 2004, Mr. Wang had over 18 years of professional experience in the securities and investment banking industry. His previous employers include JS Cresvale Securities International Limited, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Securities Hong Kong Limited, Credit Lyonnais Securities (Asia) Limited, Carr Indosuez Asia Limited and Bear Stearns (Hong Kong) Limited. Mr. Wang qualified as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales in 1985.

Eric Landheer

Mr. Eric Daniel Landheer is Executive Director of the Company. He is currently the Director - Corporate Finance and Strategy and a director of a subsidiary of the Company. He is responsible for leading the Company’s fundraising and other capital markets activities, strategic planning and execution, as well as investor and media relations. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial markets. Prior to joining the Company in March 2014, Mr. Landheer was Senior Vice President and Head of Issuer Marketing at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited from 2011 to 2012 and led their efforts to attract international and Chinese listings to Hong Kong as well as the promotion of offshore Renminbi products. Previously, Mr. Landheer was Head of Asia Pacific for the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. for four years based in London and Hong Kong, and was responsible for the NASDAQ’s new listings and retention business as well as media and government relations throughout Asia. Prior to his position as Head of Asia Pacific for the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., he worked as Managing Director in the Corporate Client Group for The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. for three years and was responsible for IPOs in the Western United States. Before that, Mr. Landheer worked for various brokerage and securities houses in the United States in equity finance and institutional brokerage. Mr. Landheer holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with high honors from The University of California, Berkeley in the United States.

Siu Pik Ho

Ms. Ho Siu Pik is Company Secretary of the Company. Ms. Ho is a director of corporate services of Tricor Services Limited, a global professional services provider specializing in integrated business, corporate and investor services. She has over 20 years of experience in the corporate secretarial field and has been providing professional services to certain Hong Kong listed companies. Ms. Ho is currently the company secretary / joint company secretary of Asia Cement (China) Holdings Corporation (stock code: 743), China Greenland Broad Greenstate Group Company Limited (stock code: 1253), China Molybdenum Co., Ltd. (stock code: 3993), China Rundong Auto Group Limited (stock code: 1365), Goodbaby International Holdings Limited (stock code: 1086) and Natural Beauty Bio-Technology Limited (stock code: 157). Ms. Ho is a Chartered Secretary and a Fellow of both The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (“HKICS”) and The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the United Kingdom. She is a holder of the Practitioner’s Endorsement from HKICS. She holds an Honours Diploma in Company Secretaryship & Administrators from Lingnan College (now known as Lingnan University) and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Wales

Ieong U Chio

Dr. U Chio Ieong is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a well-rounded businessman and philanthropist with a wealth of experience and connections in various fields. Dr. U has held management positions in a number of private companies in China, Hong Kong and Macau, in which he has shareholding interests. These companies are mainly engaged in real estate, graphene mining, food and beverage, hotels, finance, travel, rosewood furniture and crafts. Dr. U is a member of the Fuzhou Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Fujian Province, China. He is also a keen supporter of community services and serves as the Standing Member of Fujian Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, the Deputy Chairman of the International Society of Fuqing Clansmen, Permanent Honorary Chairman of the Macau Society of Fuqing Clansmen, the first Director of the Fujian Province Overseas Chinese Charity Foundation, the second Deputy Chairman of Fujian Overseas Chinese Enterprise Development Foundation, Honorary Deputy Chairman of Fujian Women and Children’s Development Foundation, Executive Vice President of Fuzhou Overseas Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Deputy Chairman of Yongtai County Charity Federation, and Fuqing City Overseas Friendship Association. Dr. U is also the Founding Chairman of Benevolence International Charity Association. He was granted the 15th “World Outstanding Chinese Award” by World Chinese Business Investment Foundation. In 2017, Dr. U was granted an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration by Sabi University, which is an accredited international private university located in Paris, France.

Yau Cheung Lau

Mr. Lau Yau Cheung is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Toronto in Canada. Mr. Lau has over 24 years of experience in business strategies and corporate finance and 6 years of experience in the securities trading business. He has served in various senior management positions with both private and public companies in Hong Kong and overseas. Mr. Lau is currently an independent nonexecutive director and chairman of the board of the directors of Sandmartin International Holdings Limited (“Sandmartin”), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. A winding up petition dated 5 July 2017 was filed by a petitioner against Sandmartin (the “Petition”), which was prior to the appointment of Mr. Lau as an independent non-executive director of Sandmartin on 7 August 2017 and chairman of the board of directors of Sandmartin on 18 August 2017. As at the date of this announcement, judgement in respect of the Petition has yet to be delivered by the High Court of Hong Kong (the “Court”) and at the case management hearing held on 25 October 2018, the Court ordered that time for the exchange of the witness statement in reply be extended to 30 November 2018.

Chak Hung Li

Mr. Li Chak Hung is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration. He is a practicing Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ experience in accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management. Mr. Li is currently an independent non-executive director of DreamEast Group Limited, Asiasec Properties Limited and Sandmartin, and he was an independent non-executive director of ChinaVision Media Group Limited (now known as Alibaba Pictures Group Limited) from September 2004 to June 2014, all of them are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. As at the date of this announcement, judgement in respect of the Petition against Sandmartin has yet to be delivered by the Court and at the case management hearing held on 25 October 2018, the Court ordered that time for the exchange of the witness statement in reply be extended to 30 November 2018.

Gerard McMahon

Mr. Gerard Joseph McMahon is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is qualified as a barrister in Hong Kong and New South Wales, Australia. He specialized in Hong Kong company law, securities and banking laws and takeovers and mergers regulations. Mr. McMahon was an executive director and a member of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (the “SFC”) from 1989 to 1996 and the representative of the SFC on the Hong Kong Standing Committee on Company Law Reform. Mr. McMahon has been a director of a number of publicly listed companies in Hong Kong and overseas. Currently, Mr. McMahon is an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Guangnan (Holdings) Limited, a company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is also a non-executive director and the chairman of the board of directors of Tanami Gold NL, a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Mr. McMahon is also a non-executive director and the chairman of the board of directors of Indonesian Investment Fund Limited, a company listed on the Euronext Dublin (formerly known as the Irish Stock Exchange) till 21 May 2018 when it was delisted. Besides, Mr. McMahon was a director of Oriental Technologies Investment Limited (now known as Shine Metals Limited), a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Mr. McMahon is a co-author of Longman’s “The Essential Guide to the Hong Kong Takeovers and Share Repurchases Codes”, first published in 1993. He was also a director of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

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