Dr. Gao Yonggang joined the company as a Board of Director on July 20, 2017. He also serves as an Executive Director, the Joint Company Secretary, Strategic Planning Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for SMIC, the major shareholder of the company. Dr. Gao graduated from Nankai University with a Ph.D. in management. Dr. Gao has more than 30 years of experience in the area of financial management and has worked as Chief Financial Officer or the person in charge of finance in various industries, including commercial, industrial, and municipal utilities, and in various types of organizations, including state-owned enterprises, private companies, joint ventures, and government agencies. He has extensive experience in the field of financial investment, and has been involved in a number of key research projects and publications in this area. Dr. Gao is a standing committee member of Accounting Society of China, standing director of Enterprise Financial Management Association of China, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. also a founding member and director of The Hong Kong Independent Non-Executive Director Association.