Nexteer Automotive’s Board of Directors is responsible and has general powers for the management and conduct of its business. The Board comprises eight directors, including four non-executive directors, a majority of whom are independent non-executive directors.
Guibin Zhao was appointed chairman and executive director of the Board in June 2013. Zhao has been chief executive officer since June 2012. In his current role, Zhao is responsible for setting Nexteer’s strategic vision, direction and goals, along with the overall execution of company’s strategy.
In addition to his role at Nexteer, Zhao is director of Pacific Century Motors (PCM) Steering and chairman of the Board of Directors for several of PCM’s subsidiaries.
Zhao holds an executive master’s degree in business administration from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.
Mike Richardson is president and executive board director. In his current role, he leads a highly skilled team of over 13,000 people and oversees 22 manufacturing facilities, five technical centers and 11 customer service centers across the globe in 11 countries. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.
Yi Fan was appointed vice president in November 2013. He was previously appointed executive board director in June 2013 and was appointed joint company secretary in January 2013. In his current role, Fan manages the company’s secretarial duties. Fan currently serves as director and secretary of the board of directors for PCM as well as director of several of the company’s subsidiaries. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.
Dean Lu was appointed non-executive director in August 2013. In his current role, Lu is responsible for participating in Nexteer’s strategic and key operational decision making processes and advising on Nexteer’s strategies and policies. Lu currently serves as director and general manager of AVIC Automotive Systems Holding, one of Nexteer’s controlling shareholders. In addition, Lu is director of PCM, one of Nexteer’s controlling shareholders.
Xiaobo Wang was appointed non-executive director in August 2013. In his current role, Wang is responsible for participating in Nexteer’s strategic and key operational decision making processes and advising on Nexteer’s strategies and policies. Wang currently serves as director of PCM, one of Nexteer’s controlling shareholders. He has served as general manager of Beijing E-Town since February 2012.
Hing Lun Tsang was appointed independent non-executive director in June 2013. Tsang has over 30 years of experience in the banking, finance and wealth management sectors. He currently holds independent non-executive directorships in the following listed companies: China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Ltd., Sinotrans Shipping Ltd. and Sino-Ocean Land Holdings Ltd.
Jianjun Liu was appointed independent non-executive director in June 2013. Liu has held legal positions at several law firms as well as at a global shipping and logistics company. He has been a partner at Zhonglun W&D Law Firm, Beijing since June 2007.
Kevin Cheng Wei was appointed independent non-executive director in June 2013. Wei is currently a managing partner of a corporate finance advisory firm. He has previously served as the CFO of IFM Investments Ltd. (NYSE:CTC) from December 2007 to September 2013. He has been a director of IFM Investments Ltd. since November 2008, an independent non-executive director of Tibet 5100 Water Resources Holdings Ltd. since March 2011 and an independent non-executive director of Wisdom Holdings Group since July 2013. Wei is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).