Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Peng has served as chairman of the Board since January 10, 2011 and as chief executive officer since March 25, 2016. Mr. Peng is the chairman of our Compensation Committee and the chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Peng was appointed chairman of the Board due to the Stock Purchase Agreement entered between SPI and LDK on January 5, 2011. Mr. Peng founded LDK in July 2005 and was its chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Prior to LDK, Mr. Peng founded Suzhou Liouxin Co., Ltd., or Suzhou Liouxin, in March 1997 and was its chief executive officer until February 2006. Mr. Peng graduated from Jiangxi Foreign Trade School in 1993 with a Bachelor’s in International Business from Beijing University Guanghua School of Management with an executive MBA degree in 2002.
Hoong Khoeng Cheong
Chief Operation Officer
Mr. Cheong has served as our chief operating officer since May 26, 2014. Mr. Cheong has more than 20 years of engineering and operation experience in the solar and electronics industries. He served in various management positions in LDK from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining the solar industry in 2007, Mr. Cheong spent 16 years in the electronics industry responsible for engineering development and manufacturing of liquid crystal display products and served as the Vice President of Engineering of an affiliate of Flextronics International Ltd. Mr. Cheong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Louisiana and obtained his Master of Science in computer integrated manufacturing from Nanyang Technology University in 1997.
Dr. Maurice Ngai has served as our director since May 9, 2016. Dr. Ngai is a member of the Working Group on Professional Services under the Economic Development Commission of HKSAR, a director of Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services, the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (2015), a General Committee member of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, a member of Qualification and Examination Board of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Adjunct Professor of Law of Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Dr. Ngai obtained a Doctoral Degree in Finance at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, a Master’s Degree in Corporate Finance from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Andrews University of Michigan and a Bachelor’s Degree in Laws at University of Wolverhampton. He is in a selected talent pool of State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration of the State Council (SASAC) and is serving as an independent non-executive director of several reputable listed companies.
Ms. Qing Lu has been appointed by the board of directors of the Company to audit committee, compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee.
Ms. Qing Lu is currently chief operating officer of Wise Public Asset Management Limited, where she manages daily operations, and acts as the special consultant to Peking Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Qing Lu has qualified experience in the finance, accounting, tax and legal fields. She served the head of internal audit of China Regenerative Medicine International Limited (8158 HK) from January 2013 to October 2015. Ms. Qing Lu also served as financial controller of Mainland China at Sing Tao News Corporation Limited (1105 HK) from May 2005 to May 2008. From February 1992 to March 2002, Ms. Lu served as one of the major business partners and vice general manager at Peking Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Lu received bachelor’s degree in economics, major in accounting from Central University of Finance and Economics in June 1993, and a master’s degree in law from Peking University in January 2001. Ms. Lu is also a Certified Tax Agents, Certified Public Valuer, and Certified Public Account in China.
Mr. Zhang has served as a director of Hong Kong Dongying Financial Group since 2012, where he manages the group’s private equity operations. He has also been an independent director of New City Construction Development Group Co., Ltd. and China International Capital Corporation since 2012. He served as a deputy general manager of China Yituo Group Co., Ltd. and a director and chief financial officer of First Tractor Co., Ltd. from 1997 to 2007. Mr. Zhang received the Master degree in Management Engineering from Jiangsu University.