Mr ZHANG Yadong joined the Company in May 2018. He graduated from Liaoning University (遼寧大學), Dalian Polytechnic University (大連工業大學), and Xiamen University (廈門大學); he has a doctoral degree. Mr ZHANG previously served as assistant to general manager, deputy general manager and general manager of Dalian Great Automobile Enterprise Group (大連大汽企業集團), assistant director and deputy director of Dalian High-tech Zone Management Committee, deputy party chief and mayor of Pulandian Municipal Committee of Liaoning Province, and deputy party chief of party working committee and deputy director of management committee of Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone, party chief and head of Dalian Urban Construction Bureau, secretary of the leading party members’ group and director of Dalian Construction Committee, deputy mayor of Dalian Municipal Government, member of the standing committee and the head of the United Front Work Department of the Dalian Municipal Committee, director and general manager of China Urban and Rural Construction Development Limited (中國城鄉建設發展有限公司) (a wholly owned subsidiary of CCCG). During his tenure as deputy mayor of Dalian Municipal Government, Mr ZHANG was responsible for urban construction and management, including overseeing the Dalian Municipal Land Resources and Housing Bureau, Urban and Rural Construction Committee, Planning Bureau, Urban Construction Administration and other related urban construction departments. Mr ZHANG has extensive experience in urban and rural construction and real estate management. Mr ZHANG was appointed as an executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 1 August 2018 and as Chairman of the Board of the Company on 11 July 2019. Mr ZHANG resigned as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 17 December 2020. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board and executive Director, and is a member of both Nomination Committtee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr ZHANG also serves as a non-executive Director of Greentown Management (9979.HK).