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Mr. CHEN Shuang, JP - Chairman and Executive Director

Mr. CHEN Shuang, JP, is the Chairman and an Executive Director and is also the chairman of Strategy Committee of the Company. Mr. CHEN is responsible for formulating the Group’s overall strategic planning and directions. Mr. CHEN is also the chairman and a director of Aircraft Recycling International Limited, a commonly held entity of the Company.

Mr. CHEN is an executive director and the chief executive officer, a member of the executive committee and strategy committee of the board, as well as the chairman of management decision committee of China Everbright Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 165). Mr. CHEN is also an executive director and deputy general manager of China Everbright Holdings Company Limited, the chairman of Everbright Jiabao Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: SH 600622), and the chairman and a non-executive director of Kinergy Corporation Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 3302). Mr. CHEN is currently a non-official member of the Financial Services Development Council, the permanent honorary chairman of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong, the chairman of Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association, the visiting professor of East China University of Political Science and Law (華東政法大學), the vice-chairman of China Mergers and Acquisitions Association, the vice-chairman of Chinese Securities Association of Hong Kong, the strategic committee member of France China Foundation and the council member of Chinese Foundation for Lifeline Express.

Mr. CHEN holds a master of laws degree from East China University of Political Science and Law and a diploma in legal studies from the School of Professional and Continuing Education of The University of Hong Kong. He is a qualified lawyer in the PRC and a senior economist. Mr. CHEN was the chief of the legal department of Bank of Communications and has over 25 years of extensive experience in commercial banking and investment banking.

Mr. POON Ho Man - Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. POON Ho Man, is an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer re-appointed on 19 January 2017. Mr. POON is also a member of the Strategy Committee of the Company, and a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company. He is responsible for formulating the Group’s overall strategic planning and managing overall business operations. Mr. POON has over 20 years of experience in direct investment, structured financing and aviation financing, of which over 10 years has been spent focusing on aircraft leasing.

Mr. POON founded China Aircraft Leasing Group (“CALC Group”), which has developed into an aircraft full life-cycle solutions provider under his leadership. Mr. POON also oversaw the founding of Aircraft Recycling International Limited (“ARI”), a commonly held entity of the Company, which is the first in Asia to provide solutions for mid-to-end of life aftermarket aircraft. Mr. POON serves as the chief executive officer and a director of ARI.

Mr. POON is also the founder and Chairman of Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Limited (“FPAM”), a substantial shareholder of the Group. FPAM has developed into an investment holding company with a focus on creating value along the aviation industry value chain. He was also behind the establishment of China Airport Synergy Investment Limited (“CASIL”) in 2014, which is primarily engaged in investments in and operations of airports around the world. CASIL is a shareholder of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, the fifth largest airport in France. Mr. POON is the chief executive officer of CASIL.

Mr. POON obtained the degree of bachelor of engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1995, and obtained the degree of executive master of business administration from Tsinghua University in 2005. Mr. POON has been a CFA® charterholder of the Association for Investment Management and Research (now known as the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute).

Mr. POON is currently a member of Heilongjiang Province Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (“CPPCC”) (中國人民政治協商會黑龍江省委員會成員), the Vice President of the China Group Companies Association (“CGCA”) under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (國務院國有資產監督管理委員會轄下協會中國集團公司促進會副會長) and a member of the Youth Committee of CGCA (屬下青年委員會主任), the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong CPPCC (Provincial) Members Association Foundation Limited (港區省級政協委員聯誼會基金會副主席), the Honorary President of Hong Kong Overseas Chinese Association (香港華僑華人總會榮譽會長), the Vice President of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong (香港中國金融協會副主席), the Vice President of Jiangxi Province Federation of Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurs (江西省僑商聯合會副會長), a member of the Youth Committee of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese (中華全國歸國華僑聯合會青年委員會委員) and the Founding Chief Advisor of Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association (香港飛機租賃和航空融資協會創始首席顧問). Mr. POON also obtained the World Outstanding Chinese Award (世界傑出華人獎) from World Chinese Business Investment Foundation (世界華商投資基金會) in 2006.

Mr. TANG Chi Chun - Non-executive Director

Mr. TANG Chi Chun, is a Non-executive Director appointed on 12 August 2013 and is also a member of Strategy Committee of the Company. Mr. TANG is responsible for advising the business development and financial related operations of the Group. Mr. TANG is also a director of Aircraft Recycling International Limited.

Mr. TANG is an executive director and the chief financial officer of China Everbright Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 165). Mr. TANG is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of the Accountancy Department, Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as Hong Kong Polytechnic University). He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a founding member of Hong Kong Business Accountants Association. He has over 31 years of experience in audit, investment, accounting and finance. Since 1990, Mr. TANG had been engaged as head of the financial and operational functions of various international financial institutions.

Mr. MOK Chung Tat, Barry - Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. MOK Chung Tat, Barry, joined the Group in June 2015. Mr. MOK assists in formulating the Group’s overall strategic planning and implementation, also oversees accounting, corporate and project finance and other corporate functions. Mr. MOK is a director of a subsidiary of the Company and Aircraft Recycling International Limited, a commonly held entity of the Company.
Mr. MOK has over 30 years of extensive corporate and banking experience, and has arranged around HK$500 billion debt capital market facilities. Mr. MOK was previously Executive Director of Hopewell Holdings Limited (stock code: 54) and Hopewell Highway Infrastructure Limited (stock code: 737), both listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. MOK worked for BOCI Capital Limited as Chief Executive, and during 1987 to 2004, he was responsible for the syndicated loans and debt capital market businesses of the Bank of China group in Hong Kong.
Mr. MOK obtained his bachelor degree in economics/accounting from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. He was the founding board member of the Asian Pacific Loan Market Association.

Ms. LIU Wanting, Winnie - Executive Director, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer

Ms. LIU Wanting, is an Executive Director, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer. Within the Group, Ms. LIU is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company and a member of its Strategy Committee. Ms. LIU is responsible for the Group’s overall strategic planning and implementation, as well as managing overall commercial operations, including business development, aircraft leasing, financing and aircraft procurement.

Ms. LIU joined the Group in June 2006 as a founding member. She has established extensive network with airlines, banks, financial institutions, governments and manufacturers.

She spearheaded the placement of over 150 new and used aircraft and closed over US$4 billion worth of aviation financing projects. Under her leadership, CALC structured the first ever aircraft leasing transaction by a foreign owned lessor in the free trade zone in China. Ms. LIU also completed China's first aircraft securitization project and has successfully executed more than US$ 1.5 billion worth of such transactions to date. She is also actively engaged in other key areas along the global aviation value chain, including investment and operation of airport as well as aircraft disassembly and recycling, aiming to provide tailor-made full life-cycle aircraft solutions to global airlines.

Ms. LIU holds an EMBA at the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University in China and a master’s degree in communication management from Hong Kong Baptist University. She completed the IATA’s Aviation Leadership Development Program in partnership with Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) in 2016. Ms. LIU has given speeches in various conferences and forums on leasing. Ms. LIU is also actively engaged in social contribution activities. She is a permanent member of Yes We Do Foundation and an active participant of Orbis’ charity events.

Ms. LIU is a senior adviser to the Foreign Investment Office of Tianjin Municipal People’s Government and a founding member of the Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong. In April 2017, Ms. LIU was appointed as a member of Tianjin Youth Federation.

Mr. TANG Yu Ping, Pitney - Chief Operating Officer

Mr. TANG Yu Ping, is the Chief Operating Officer, oversees all aspects of transaction-related functions and is responsible for transaction planning and closing, business analysis and pricing, portfolio trading, tax planning as well as structured finance. Mr. TANG joined the Group on 7 November 2011 as financial controller who was responsible for financial management and accounting. Mr. TANG is also the alternate director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr. TANG held senior financial positions in various companies listed in Hong Kong. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate development, financial management and consulting for various industries including aircraft leasing, aviation logistics, corporate finance advisory and manufacturing. By profession, Mr. TANG is a certified public accountant in Hong Kong and a chartered accountant in England and Wales. He is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr. TANG graduated with the degree of bachelor of arts in economic and social studies from the University of Manchester, and obtained the degree of master of science in operational research and information systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.

Ms. CHEUNG Kit Yan, Hatty - Chief Risk Officer

Ms. CHEUNG Kit Yan, Hatty, joined the Group in February 2018 as the Chief Risk Officer. Ms. CHEUNG is responsible for the risk management and internal controls of the Group.
With over 20 years of broad international exposure, Ms. CHEUNG has in-depth understanding of enterprise risk management, with wide-ranging experience in auditing, internal controls, process re-engineering, corporate governance, and financial planning and analysis with best-in-class Fortune 500 multinational companies and world leaders in their respective industries, including The Dairy Farm Group, PepsiCo Inc., The Coca-Cola Company and IBM Ltd.
Ms. CHEUNG holds a degree of master of business administration in financing and marketing from Wichita State University, the United States. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors IIA, and Certified Management Accountant, Institute of Management Accountants in the United States.

Mr. Christian MC CORMICK - Managing Director – Finance

Mr. Christian MC CORMICK joined CALC as Managing Director Finance in June 2015. Based in CALC’s Toulouse office, he covers the Group’s international financing initiatives, with primary focus on capital market initiatives on the international markets.
Mr. MC CORMICK is a leading expert in aircraft finance solutions with 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has participated in financings for over 500 aircraft with more than 70 airlines and lessors worldwide, implementing a large variety of financing structures including PDP financings, export credits, finance and operating leases, commercial loans, tax structures and liquidity facilities in EETC structures. Mr. MC CORMICK spent 14 years with French bank Natixis as CEO of Natixis Transport Finance and Global Head of Aviation Finance of the bank. He also held senior roles at Crédit Lyonnais Aviation Group, Aérospatiale, and Société Générale.
Mr. MC CORMICK holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and MIS from the Boston College and a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science and French Literature from Tufts University, the United States of America.

Mr. Matt CORLEY - Regional Head of Sales & Marketing – Americas

Mr. Matt CORLEY possesses more than three decades of experience in direct airline leasing and marketing, aircraft trading, fleet management and aircraft securitizations. Mr. CORLEY is responsible for aircraft sales and marketing in the Americas, with a key focus on leasing of aircraft in the region. Based out of Seattle, USA, he works with the management team to develop the Group’s international marketing strategy and manage the Group’s relationships with airlines and other aviation partners globally.
Mr. CORLEY joins CALC from Metric AirFinance, where he was Managing Partner and oversaw all aspects of aircraft sales, marketing, management and consulting for the boutique firm. Before that, he developed asset management infrastructure and protocols for a new aviation fund on behalf of RPK Capital LLC in his role as Managing Director and General Partner.

Mr. Christopher DENNIS-MEYER – Regional Head of Sales & Marketing – EMEA

Mr. DENNIS-MEYER is responsible for boosting aircraft sales and running marketing campaigns in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on leasing aircraft in the regions. He will help to design and shape CALC’s global marketing strategy and will look to build strong relationships with airlines and lessors worldwide.
Mr. DENNIS-MEYER joined the group with an impressive leasing and marketing track record that covers Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia/ CIS. He was the Managing Director and Partner at Wings Capital Partners. Prior to that, He was the SVP Sales & Marketing with Intrepid Aviation covering the Western Hemisphere, placing new A330 aircraft. Previously, he was the Vice President of Marketing at Aviation Capital Group and was responsible for all sales and marketing activities in North America, Africa and Russia/ CIS.

Mr. Jens DUNKER - SVP Sales and Marketing- APAC & Aircraft Trading

Mr. Jens DUNKER joined the Group in June 2011 and currently acts as SVP Sales and Marketing- APAC & Aircraft Trading, leading the Group’s sales and marketing activities in APAC and aircraft trading.
Mr. DUNKER worked for Deutsche Lufthansa AG from 1994 to 1998, as project manager and later as aircraft purchasing manager. He worked for Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH, a regional aircraft manufacturer, from 1998 to 1999. As sales engineering manager, he was responsible for the sales support of the Dornier 728JET new aircraft project. From 2000 to 2007, as the head of aircraft finance of TUI AG, Mr. DUNKER was responsible for the financing and asset management of a fleet of up to 130 aircraft. Since then, Mr. DUNKER has been acting as an independent consultant for various airlines and investors.
Mr. DUNKER has over 20 years of experience in the aircraft industry with a focus on aircraft purchase, operating leasing and financing. During his career, Mr. DUNKER has been managing aircraft sales, leases and acquisitions with a total transaction value in excess of US$15 billion.
He obtained a master’s degree in air transport management from the College of Aeronautics of the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the United Kingdom in 1993. In 1994, he completed the degree course in aerospace engineering at Technische Universität Berlin.

Mr. Niel LIEBENBERG –General Counsel

Mr. Niel LIEBENBERG is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of experience in structuring, negotiation and transaction management of global aircraft cross border finance, sales and leasing transactions in international law firms and leasing companies. He is also a qualified English solicitor and South African advocate.

Ms. Nita TAI, Company Secretary

Ms. Nita TAI joined CALC in 2014. Ms. TAI is a fellow member of both The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and ICSA: The Governance Institute. She has extensive experience in company secretarial field and corporate governance practices with listed companies.

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