Mr. Guoping Yang has served as our independent director since July 2015.Mr. Yang has served as the chairman of the board and the general manager of Dazhong Transportation (Group) Co., Ltd. and the chairman of the board of Shanghai Dazhong Public Utilities (Group) Co., Ltd. from October 1988. Mr. Yang has also served as the chairman of the board of Shanghai Jiao Da Onlly Co., Ltd from May 2011 and Shanghai Dazhong Gas Co., Ltd. from September 2001. He was the vice-chairman of the board from May 2012 to May 2015 and an independent director from May 2014 at Shenzhen Capital Group Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yang is a director at Shanghai Jiaoyun Group Co., Ltd., Everbright Securities Co., Ltd., Nanjing Zhongbei (Group) Co., Ltd., Shanghai Songz Automobile Air Conditioning Co., Ltd., and an independent director at HFT Investment Management Co., Ltd., and Shanghai Shentong Metro Group Co., Ltd.
Mr. Yang received his master’s degree in business administration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1997.