Mr. Ye Fan (Chairman)
Mr. Ye Fan, aged 45, is the founder of the Group. He is the younger brother of Mr. Ye Tao, and is the Chairman and an executive Director of the Company. He is primarily responsible for supervising the operations of the Group, planning its business and marketing strategies and overseeing the external relationship with banks, government and other business partners. Mr. Ye Fan was awarded a Bachelor degree in Inorganic Non-metallic Materials from South China University of Technology in July 1993. He is a nonpermanent Hong Kong resident.
As the founder of the Group, Mr. Ye Fan started his career in the automobile sector by joining an automobile distributor in Dongguan, the PRC as general manager from 1995 to 1998. In 1999, he set up Dongguan Jucheng Auto Technical Services Co., Ltd. (a private company based in Dongguan, Guangdong which was principally engaged in the automobile distribution business) with a partner. In April 2003, Mr. Ye Fan set up Dongguan Guanfeng Auto Co., Ltd. (“Dongguan Guanfeng”), which is the first member of the Group. This 4S dealership store was opened in May 2004 and held 4S distributorship for Beijing Hyundai Motor Company vehicles. Before the establishment of Guangdong Dadong Auto Group Co., Ltd. (“Dadong Group”) in 2007, he made investments in a few enterprises (including members of the Group) which were principally engaged in automobile distribution of various brands. Following the establishment of Dadong Group in 2007, which has been solely owned by Mr. Ye Fan, Dadong Group has been making investments in 4S dealership stores of various brands.
Since 2003, Mr. Ye Fan has been acting as a director of Dongguan Guanfeng and various PRC members of the Group and has been responsible for supervising their daily operations and planning their business strategies. Mr. Ye Fan is currently a director of each of the subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. Ye Tao (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Ye Tao, aged 50, is the elder brother of Mr. Ye Fan. He is an executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is primarily responsible for overseeing the daily operations and management of the Group, planning its business and marketing strategies, supervising investor relationship and serving on the Remuneration Committee and the nomination committee of the Company (the “Nomination Committee”). Mr. Ye Tao was awarded a Bachelor degree in Mechanics from Peking University. He also obtained a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in June 1996.
Before he joined the Group, Mr. Ye Tao worked for Objectiva Software Solutions (Beijing) Inc. as the chief executive and legal representative overseeing the overall operations of such company, and in Document Sciences Corporation as the general manager of Asian Operations overseeing the management and operations in the Asia.
In 2008, Mr. Ye Tao was invited by Mr. Ye Fan to work in the Group as the Chief Executive Officer. Since then, he has been working together with Mr. Ye Fan closely in the expansion of the Group’s business.
Ms. Liu Xuehua
Ms. Liu Xuehua, aged 53, is an executive Director and the chief financial officer of the Company. Ms. Liu is the spouse of Mr. Yu Bin, one of the senior management of the Company. She is primarily responsible for general administration of the Group, focusing principally on accounting, treasury, administrative and human resources management of the Group. She is the key person-in-charge of the formulation, implementation and enhancement of the internal control polices of the Group. Ms. Liu obtained a Bachelor degree in Administration Management from Peking University, through long distance learning in July 2002. By profession, she is an accountant, and her qualification was conferred by the Ministry of Finance of the PRC in 1994.
Ms. Liu joined the Group in February 2008 as the Chief Financial Officer and was then in charge of financial and treasury management matters of the Group.
Ms. Liu has over 13 years of working experience in accounting and finance. Between October 2001 and February 2008, before she joined the Group, Ms. Liu worked in Objectiva Software Solutions (Beijing) Inc. as financial controller, and was in charge of financial management of such company.