Mr ZHOU Lianying graduated from Guangzhou Marine Engineering School (廣州航務工程學校) in 1985, majoring in port construction engineering and subsequently majored in accounting in Tianjin University of Finance and Economics. Mr ZHOU is a senior economist of professor level. Mr ZHOU has rich experience in corporate management and financial management. From October 2000 to June 2006, he successively held positions as deputy chief of the Finance Office, chief of the Finance Office, assistant to the director and division chief of the Human Resources Office in Tianjin Dredging Co. (天津航道局). From June 2006 to June 2009, he served as deputy general manager and manager of the Human Resources Department in Tianjin Dredging Co., Ltd. (天津航道局有限公司). From June 2009 to August 2014, he acted as deputy general manager, deputy chief accountant and director of Guangzhou Dredging Co., Ltd. (廣州航道局有限公司). From September 2014 to July 2019, Mr ZHOU successively served as general manager of Equipment and Material Procurement Management Center of China Communications Construction Company Limited and executive director, general manager, and secretary of the Party Committee of China Communications Materials & Equipment Co., Ltd. Mr ZHOU was appointed as an executive Director and an Executive President of the Company on 11 July 2019.