Board of Directors
Mr. Sun Ho (John), Chairman & CEO
Mr. Sun Ho – Executive Director, Chairman & CEO
Mr. Sun, aged 54, took over the Company in 2006 and gradually transformed the Group into an integrated technology and services group engaged in mobile payment services, internet technology and services and lottery business. Mr. Sun serves as the Company’s executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, leading it in overall strategic direction, business development and corporate management. He is also an authorized representative, the compliance officer and the chairman of each of the nomination committee, the corporate governance committee and the risk management and internal control committee of the Company. Mr. Sun is also Chairman and CEO of Macau Pass S.A., a director of Ant Bank (Macao) Limited, and serves as a director of various subsidiaries of the Company. Currently, under his leadership, AGTech’s strategy is focused on providing more product and content for the payment system, local life service and tourism of Macau and Greater Bay Area to serve more small and medium businesses and customers. At the same time, the Group is eager to take on more social responsibility and continue contributing to the smart city transformation for Macau and the Greater Bay Area.
As the President of the Federation of Card Games, and Vice President of the International Mind Sports Association Executive Committee, Mr. Sun is dedicated to the healthy development of mind sports in China and around the world, with the goal of promoting the many social and intellectual benefits of the discipline and practice of mind sports globally.
Prior to taking over the Company, Mr. Sun held various senior leadership positions in other listed companies, and had extensive experience in strategy, management, auditing and financial management of Chinese and international enterprises. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Sydney in Australia and a master’s degree in Corporate Finance from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Sun is a member of CPA Australia and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Hu Taoye – Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Hu, aged 43, is executive Director, chief financial officer of the Group and a member of the risk management and internal control committee of the Company. Ms. Hu has been appointed as Director since 30 January 2019. She obtained a bachelor degree in Economics from Renmin University of China in the PRC in July 2001. She was admitted as a practising member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants in July 2003 and a non-practising member of such institute since March 2008. In addition, Ms. Hu was also admitted as a member and a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in November 2005 and November 2010 respectively. From 2001 to early 2008, she worked for KPMG and her last position with KPMG was audit manager.
Ms. Hu joined Alibaba Group in February 2008. During February 2008 to May 2014, Ms. Hu served as an internal control director and a financial controller of the B2B and Alibaba Cloud divisions of Alibaba Group. After that, she served as a financial controller of Autonavi and UC Web, under Alibaba Mobile Internet Division of Alibaba Group until June 2016. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Hu was a financial controller of the digital media and entertainment division of Alibaba Group.
Mr. Tung Pen Hung – Non-executive Director
Mr. Tung, aged 53, has been the president of corporate development department of Alibaba Group since May 2023. From January 2016 to April 2023, he was the chief marketing officer of Alibaba Group. He was also president of Alimama from November2017 to November 2018. He was the chief executive officer of VML China, a marketing agency, from October 2010 to January 2016. Prior to joining VML, he was at PepsiCo China from October 2004 to October 2010 where he served as vice president of marketing. Prior to that, Mr. Tung worked at Proctor & Gamble from 1995 to 1998, Gigamedia from 1998 to 2001 and L’Oréal Paris from 2001 to 2003 in various senior management positions. He was also a director of Ruhnn Holding Limited, which was delisted from Nasdaq in 2021. Mr. Tung has been a director of Weibo Corporation, a Chinese social network company listed on Nasdaq (Stock Symbol: WB) and the Main Board of the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 9898), since January 10, 2022. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Taiwan University and a master’s degree in engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the United States.
Ms. Qin Yuehong – Non-executive Director
Ms. Qin, aged 45, joined Alibaba Group in May 2019 as Vice President of Corporate Finance Department. She has been involved in various capital operation projects of Alibaba Group, including the secondary listing of shares of Alibaba Holding on the Stock Exchange, issuance of U.S. dollar bonds, syndicated loans as well as financing work for different business units of Alibaba Group including Local Services Group (本地生活), Cainiao Smart Logistics Group (菜鳥), Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited and other sub-businesses of Alibaba Group. Prior to joining Alibaba Group, Ms. Qin worked for China International Capital Corporation Limited from 2002 to 2019 and her last position was the Managing Director of the Investment Banking Division. Ms. Qin graduated from Tsinghua University, Mainland China with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in accounting in 2000 and 2002 respectively, and passed the certified public accountant examinations in Mainland China and Canada.
Mr. Ji Gang – Non-executive Director
Mr. Ji, aged 48, has been a non-executive Director since 10 August 2016. He joined Ant Group in January 2016. He is currently the Vice President and Head of Strategic Investment of Ant Group. He is responsible for the global strategic investments for Ant Group and has many years of experience in investment and the internet industry. Before joining Ant Group, he served as a Vice President of Alibaba Group and was responsible for strategic investment. He is currently a director of Phoenix Tree Holdings Limited (the American depositary shares ("ADSs") of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DNK). He holds a bachelor degree in international business management from University of International Business and Economics, China.
Mr. Zou Liang – Non-executive Director
Mr. Zou, aged 50, has been a non-executive Director since 10 November 2017. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics technology from Hunan University in the PRC, a master’s degree in Administration Management from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in the PRC and also an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from China Europe International Business School in China. Mr. Zou is currently the general manager of Innovation Division of Intelligent Technology Business Department of Ant Group (formerly a general manager of Strategic Development Department of Alibaba Group). Prior to joining Ant Group in 2015, Mr. Zou was a general manager at Hunan Yuanchen Investment Group* (湖南遠晨投資集團) from February 2010 to March 2015.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chow Siu Lui – Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chow, aged 62, has extensive experience in fund raising and initial public offering activities in Hong Kong as well as accounting and financial fields. Mr. Chow worked in KPMG Hong Kong for about 28 years and was admitted as one of its partners in 1995. He was then mainly responsible for providing advice in group structuring prior to initial public offering and fund raising in local and overseas stock exchanges. He is currently a partner of VMS Investment Group (HK) Limited, who is responsible for private equities investment, including due diligence of all investment projects. Mr. Chow was a previous chairman of the investment strategy task force of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (“HKICS”) (currently known as the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute) and the Mainland Development Strategies Advisory Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”).
Mr. Chow is currently an independent non-executive director for a number of listed companies, including Genertec Universal Medical Group Company Limited (SEHK: 2666), China Everbright Greentech Limited (SEHK: 1257), Futong Technology Development Holdings Limited (SEHK: 465), Shanghai Dazhong Public Utilities (Group) Co., Ltd.* (SEHK: 1635), China Tobacco International (HK) Company Limited (SEHK: 6055), and Global Cord Blood Corporation (New York Stock Exchange: CO), and a non-executive director of Renrui Human Resources Technology Holdings Limited (SEHK: 6919). He was an independent non-executive director for (i) Sinco Pharmaceuticals Holdings Limited (SEHK: 6833) from February 2016 to November 2018, and (ii) Fullshare Holdings Limited (SEHK: 607) from December 2013 to December 2021.
Mr. Chow earned a Professional Diploma in Accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly known as Hong Kong Polytechnic) in November 1983. He became a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in July 1991, The Chartered Governance Institute and HKICS both in October 2009, and HKICPA in December 1993.
Mr. Feng Qing – Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Feng Qing, aged 69, was appointed as the independent non-executive Director and a member of each of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees of the Company on 4 May 2015. Mr. Feng Qing is the chairman of Beijing Yi Xin Tech Corporation. Mr. Feng was the author of the marketing economics book titled "Practical Market Theory (實用市場理論)" which was well received by the market, and became an instrumental reading in learning western economics. In 1983, Mr. Feng commenced study of macroeconomics in Switzerland.
After graduation, Mr. Feng stayed in Switzerland to work at Sulzer International AG, the then one of the biggest machinery manufacturers in Switzerland, for many years. Afterwards, Mr. Feng returned to China and was engaged in satellite communication and investment and finance related work. Mr. Feng graduated from the Precision Instruments faculty (精密儀器系) of Tsinghua University, the PRC, majoring in Machinery Manufacturing Technology and Equipment (機械製造工藝及設備), and was a postgraduate student in macroeconomics of the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
Dr. Gao Jack Qunyao – Independent Non-executive Director
Dr. Gao Jack Qunyao, aged 64, was appointed as the independent non-executive Director and a member of each of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees of the Company on 6 May 2015.
Dr. Gao has extensive experience in information technology ("IT"), media and entertainment, and venture capital. He is currently the adjunct professor of the Business School of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the founding partner and CEO of Beijing Times Digiwork Films Technology Co., Ltd. (Smart Cinema), and the independent non-executive director of AsiaInfo Technologies Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange under stock code: 1675). During 2015-2017, Dr. Gao was the Group Senior Vice President and CEO of International Investments and Business Operation Department of 北京萬達文化產業集團有限公司 (Beijing Wanda Culture Industry Group Co., Ltd.*) and in 2017, Interim CEO of Legendary Entertainment LLC; a director of several Wanda Group companies including Legendary Entertainment LLC, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE: AMC) and Sunseeker International Limited, and the director for the EuropaCity (巴黎歐洲城) project. Dr. Gao was previously the founder and president of Gao Entertainment LLC; an independent director of AirMedia Group Inc. (the American depositary shares ("ADSs") of which are listed on NASDAQ under the symbol: AMCN); and an independent director of 萬通投資控股股份有限公司 (Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd.*); a director of Infront Sports & Media AG, Bona Film Group Limited (the ADSs of which are listed on NASDAQ under the symbol: BONA); and an alternate director of Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange under stock code: 2008).
Previously, Dr. Gao also held various major positions in a number of renowned companies, including senior vice president of News Corporation (a company listed on NASDAQ under the symbol: NWS); chief executive officer of News Corporation China Investments and STAR (China) Limited; chief representative of News Corporation, Beijing representative office; vice president of Autodesk China; general manager of Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.; and general partner, executive vice president and country head (China) of Walden International, a leading venture capital firm in the United States of America. Dr. Gao holds a doctorate degree in Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He is the author of the book titled "體驗微軟 (Experience Microsoft)" which has a wide readership in China IT communities.
Mr. Zhao Hao – Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Zhao, aged 43, is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Company and also holds the position of CTO at Macau Pass S.A.. With over 18 years of experience in the financial industry, Mr. Zhao has extensive experience in both 2C and 2B fields. Prior to joining the Group in July 2022, Mr. Zhao worked at Citicorp Software Technology and Services (Shanghai) Limited and EMC Computer Systems (China) Co., Ltd. consecutively and gained experience in R&D and technical consulting.
Afterwards, Mr. Zhao also worked as senior technical expert at Ant Group and concurrently held the position of CTO at Touch’n Go in Malaysia, the leading e-wallet in Malaysia which is also one of Ant Group’s main strategic partners in Asia. He also served as the technical director for Ant Group’s technical sites in countries including India, Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Bangladesh, responsible for the technical and product strategic development, team building and empowerment, product and technology framework construction, and leading the multinational teams to design core products and technical solutions, incubating the core business scenarios of e-wallets in these countries from 0 to 1, and successfully led the local partners to become the top players in the local digital ecosystems.
Mr. Zhao has extensive experience in managing the operation of internet software companies, and capable of driving systemized structure and promotion for the achievement of company strategy, system building, technical capabilities and financial goals.
Ms. Wang Haiying – Vice President of Human Resources and Administration
Ms. Wang, aged 49, joined the Group in July 2022. Ms. Wang is the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration of the Company and is responsible for the management of human resources and administration. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in computer communication from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications in July 1995, she was certified as a level two psychological consultant in March 2015 and was certified as a nutrition and health consultant by the Chinese Nutrition Society in December 2021.
Ms. Wang joined Alibaba Group in July 2008, and worked in Taobao product management, industry operation, intelligent HR system design, organization development and M&A Companies Governance. Before joining the Group, Ms. Wang was a senior HR expert in merger and acquisition of Alibaba Group.
Mr. Zhang Yan – Vice President
Mr. Zhang, aged 39, is a Vice President of the Company, with over 15 years of domestic and international games, lottery and sports industry experience. Mr. Zhang joined the Group in November 2016 and is presently responsible for executing the Group’s post-investment projects, leading the Company’s ongoing international expansion including spearheading the Group’s entry into the Indian market.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhang held various senior management roles in the design and commission of lottery and sports entertainment products with extensive expertise in managing top-tier multi-channel operators in regulated markets. Mr. Zhang graduated from King’s College London of University of London with Honors degree in Electronic Engineering.
Ms. Lee Wai Yan Vivian – Legal & Compliance Director and Company Secretary
Ms. Lee, aged 43, is the Legal & Compliance Director and company secretary of the Company. Ms. Lee has more than 15 years of experience in the legal industry. She joined Alibaba Group as a senior legal counsel in January 2019 and joined the Group in 2022. She was a senior legal director at Fosun International Limited (Stock Code: 0656) from December 2015 to December 2018. She also worked at the Hong Kong office of various international law firms from 2008 to 2015. Ms. Lee obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia (Canada) and a Graduate Diploma in Law (Common Professional Examination) and qualified to practice law in England and Wales. She was admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong in 2007 and is currently a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong.