Mr. Kong FanxingChairman/Executive Director/CEO
Mr. Kong Fanxing is Chairman, an Executive Director and CEO of Far East Horizon. Mr. Kong obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in July 1986, a master’s degree in economics from UIBE in June 1991, and an EMBA degree from Peking University in March 2005. Mr. Kong joined the Sinochem Group in August 1991. During his tenure at Sinochem Group, Mr. Kong served as General Manager of Sinochem International Engineering Trading Limited, Deputy General Manager of Sinochem International Industrial Limited, Deputy General Manager and General Manager of Sinochem International Tendering Limited, Deputy Director of the Fertilizer Center, China National Chemicals Import and Export Corporation, and Executive Deputy General Manager of Sinochem International Fertilizer Trading Limited. In April 2001, he joined Far East International Leasing Co., Ltd. and has served as General Manager since then. He started serving as president and CEO of Far East Horizon in September 2009. Currently, Mr. Kong is also Chairman and General Manager of Far East Horizon (Tianjin) Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. and Far East Horizon Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., Chairman of Far East Horizon Inclusive Financial Leasing (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. and Yuanhong Commercial Factoring (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., as well as an executive director and General Manager of Shanghai Donghong Industrial Development Co., Ltd. and Donghong Investment Co., Ltd.
Mr. Kong has more than 25 years of experience in business administration.
Mr. Wang MingzheExecutive Director/Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wang Mingzhe is an Executive Director and CFO of Far East Horizon. Mr. Wang obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from Hangzhou Institute of Electronic Engineering in July 1993 and an MBA degree from Northeastern University in March 2003. He joined Far East International Leasing Co., Ltd. in October 1995 and has been in office since then. During his tenure at Far East International Leasing Co., Ltd., Mr. Wang has served as the head of the Business Development Department, Deputy General Manager of Business Division 1, Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Quality Control Department, and Assistant General Manager of Far East Horizon. He has served as the CFO of Far East Horizon since September 2009. Currently, Mr. Wang also serves as General Manager of the Operation Center of Far East Horizon, and CFO of Far East Horizon (Tianjin) Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. and Far East Horizon Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
Mr. Wang has more than 24 years of experience in financial management.
Mr. Cao JianExecutive Director/Senior Vice President
Mr. Cao Jian now serves as Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the Company. He graduated from Nankai University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance in June 1997, received a master’s degree in Finance from University of International Business and Economics in December 2006, and obtained an MBA from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in June 2008.
Mr. Cao has started to work since 1997. After joining International Far Eastern Leasing Co., Ltd. in September 2002, he successively took up managerial positions including Vice General Manager, Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Healthcare Division and Assistant President and Vice President of the Company, and thus accumulated rich experience in business management. In January 2013, Mr. Cao was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Company. Since December 2021, he has been serving as General Manager of the Company’s Factoring Department, as well as Executive Director and General Manager of Horizon Commercial Factoring (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Mr. Chen ShuminNon-Executive Director/Vice Chairman
Mr. Chen Shumin has been Non-Executive Director of Far East Horizon Limited since February 2023. He now serves as Deputy Chief Accountant and Director of Finance of Sinochem Holdings Corporation Ltd. (Sinochem Holdings), and is employed by Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China as member of the Second Advisory Committee for the Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises. Mr. Chen has a bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting from Beijing Technology and Business University and an MBA from Xiamen University. His professional titles and qualifications include Senior Accountant and Financial Manager.
After graduating from Beijing Technology and Business University, Mr. Chen worked for China International Book Trading Cooperation. Then he joined Sinochem Holdings in April 1989, and served as Chief of Finance Section of the Office of Financial Affairs of the Company’s Finance and Accounting Department, Financial Manager of Sinochem Asia Holdings Co., Ltd., and Deputy Chief Accountant, General Manager of Accounting Management Department, Director of Finance, member of the Party Committee of Finance Division and Vice President of Sinochem Group Co., Ltd. Since June 2021, Mr. Chen has been serving as Deputy Chief Accountant and Director of Finance of Sinochem Holdings.
Ms. Wei MengmengNon-Executive Director
Ms. Wei Mengmeng has been Non-Executive Director of Far East Horizon Limited since February 2023. He now serves as Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and General Manager of China Foreign Economy and Trade Trust Co., Ltd. (FOTIC) under Sinochem Holdings, as well as Vice Chairman of China Trustee Association and member of the Expert Committee for Industry Development and Research of China Trustee Association. Ms. Wei has a bachelor’s degree in International Economy and Trade and a master’s degree in Finance from University of International Business and Economics.
Ms. Wei joined FOTIC after graduation and successively held posts including General Manager of Securities Products Department, General Manager of Securities Trust Division, General Manager of Wealth Management Center, and General Manager Assistant and Deputy General Manager of FOTIC. Since July 2022, Ms. Wei has been serving as General Manager of FOTIC.
Mr. Liu HaifengNon-Executive Director
Mr. Liu Haifeng was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in October 2009. He is Chairman of DCP Capital, and used to be a global partner of KKR, as well as a co-head of KKR Private Equity Investment Asia and CEO of Greater China. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Liu served as the managing director of Morgan Stanley and co-head of Asia Invest. During his 26 years of direct investment, Mr. Liu has created outstanding long-term investment performance. He used to lead a number of successful and groundbreaking direct investment projects in Greater China, such as Mengniu Dairy, China Ping An Insurance, Qingdao Haier, Shengnong Development, Far East Horizon, Nanfu Battery, Modern Farming, China International Capital Corporation (CICC), United Envirotech, China Cord Blood Corporation, Yolo Appliances, Hengan International, COFCO Meat Corporation, Belle International, Yuehai Feeds, Asia Farming, Venus Medtech, etc. Mr. Liu is also a member of the Specialized Committee of Private Equity Investment Fund, Asset Management Association of China, and President of the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. He holds a degree of science in electronic engineering with the highest distinction from Columbia University, USA.
Mr. Liu is a member of Tau Beta Pi, and won the Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award as the most outstanding student majoring in electronic engineering at Columbia University. ‘KKR’ refers to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and its associated companies here. Mr. Liu is also a non-executive director of CICC, a corporation listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, and Sunpower Group, a corporation listed on the mainboard of Singapore Exchange.
Mr. Guo MingjianNon-Executive Director
Mr. Guo Mingjian was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2013. Mr. Guo is currently Chairman of Cathay United Bank, Chairman of Cathay United Bank (China) and a director of Cathay Financial Holding. He served as Vice Chairman, Senior Managing Director and Senior Consultant of the Blackstone Group in Greater China from 2007 to 2018. Before joining the Blackstone Group, he was a partner, Co-Vice Chairman and Managing Director of H&Q Asia Pacific and Head of Greater China. Earlier, he was Head of the Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Chase & Co in Hong Kong, Regional Director and Vice Chairman of the Greater China Operation Committee. He used to be an independent non-executive director of Cathay Financial Holding and Cathay Life Insurance.
Currently, Mr. Guo is an independent non-executive director of Samson Holding Limited, and a director of the Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. and Rongcheng Paper Co., Ltd.
Mr. Guo holds a bachelor’s degree from Fu Jen Catholic University and an MBA degree from the City University of New York.
Mr. Luo QiangNon-Executive Director
Mr. Luo Qiang was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company on October 25th, 2012. Mr. Luo used to work at JPMorgan, serving as Training Supervisor in the Asia-Pacific region, CRO in Greater China and a senior credit officer at the Euro Settlement Department in the Asia-Pacific region. Later, he served as a regional credit officer at the Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Department of Citigroup from August 2000 to November 2003. Before joining the Company, he served as Chief Banking Expert of the Global Financial Markets Department of CICC from March 2004 to September 2012. Currently, Mr. Luo is a non-executive director of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation and an independent non-executive director of Intelli Centrics Global Holdings Ltd.
Mr. Luo holds a master’s degree in business administration (finance) from Indiana University, and has more than 31 years of experience in the financial industry.
Mr. Cai CunqiangIndependent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Cai Cunqiang was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2011. Mr. Cai graduated from Shanghai Maritime University in 1977 and became a teacher at the university. He was hired as an associate professor in 1993 and a professor in 1995. He was appointed Vice President of Shanghai Maritime University in 2001 and started enjoying a special government allowance from the State Council. Currently, Mr. Cai is a part-time lawyer at WINTELL & CO, and a member of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission.
Mr. Cai is a Chinese practicing lawyer that has 42 years of experience in the shipping industry.
Mr. Han XiaojingIndependent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Han Xiaojing was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2011. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Han worked at the China Legal Affairs Center. During this period, he spent three and a half years practicing in the Zimmerman Law Firm, Canada and LIVASIRI & CO Hong Kong. In 1992, he participated in the establishment of the Beijing Tongshang Law Firm and became a partner of the law firm. He is a Chinese practicing lawyer who has worked as a lawyer for 33 years.
Currently, Mr. Han is an independent non-executive director of Sino-Ocean Group Holding Limited and an independent non-executive director of Vital Innovations Holdings Limited. He is also an independent director of Ping An Bank and SJ Environmental Protection.
Mr. Liu JialingIndependent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Liu Jialing was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2011. From 1992 to 2007, Mr. Liu was a member of the Morgan Stanley Management Committee and Asia Executive Council, as well as Managing Director of the Fixed Income Division Hong Kong. In 2008, he founded Shelter Cove Capital Limited (now known as Voras Capital Management (HK) Limited). Mr. Liu has 31 years of experience in the finance and securities industry.
Mr. Liu also serves as an independent non-executive director of Fortunet E-Commerce Group and Managing Director of the Asset Management Department, Cinda International Holdings Limited. He holds a bachelor of science from Peking University and a master of science in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Ye WeimingIndependent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Ye Weiming was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2011. Mr. Ye graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences in November 1987, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of London in August 2001. He joined Ernst & Young in 1987 and resigned as a senior manager in 1996. From 1996 to 2010, he acted as Associate Director of ING Bank, CFO of Fulbond Holdings Limited, Vice President of Hi Sun Technology (China) Limited, CFO of Haier Electronics Group, and Deputy General Manager of Yuzhou Properties. Currently, Mr. Ye is an independent non-executive director of Ju Teng International Holdings Limited, PAX Global Technology Limited, Poly Culture Group Corporation Limited, Yida China Holdings Limited and Huobi Technology Holdings Limited.
Mr. Ye is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a member of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, and a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Ye has more than 29 years of experience in accounting and finance.