Dr. Changli WANG, has been a director of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company since January 2022. Dr. WANG was the founder of Hollysys who had worked for HollySys over 20 years. He was the director of the board and the CEO of the Company from September 2007 to November 2013 and served as Chairman of the board from May 2010 to November 2013. Prior to founding Beijing HollySys in 1993, Dr. Changli Wang worked for the No. 6 Institute of Electronic Industry Department, the predecessor of Beijing HollySys. Dr. Changli Wang also has been the Vice Chairman of the Chinese Automation Association since 2003. Dr. Changli Wang received his Bachelor's degree in Automation from Tianjin University in 1984 and his PhD in Automation from Lancaster University in 1988.
Mr. Chit Nim (Colin) SUNG, has been a deputy Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2022. Mr. Sung served as the Chair of AC from February 2008 to July 2020, a director of the Board since February 2008 to December 2021, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company since July 2020 to December 2021. Mr. Sung served as the Chief Financial Officer for eHi Car Services Limited from April 2013 to August 2019, and member of its Board of Directors from September 2019 to July 2020. Mr. Sung also served as adviser of NeWorld Education Group, Inc. since August 2012 and served as Chief Financial Officer of NeWorld Education Group since August 2011. Prior to joining NeWorld, he was the CFO of Lighting the Box from March 2011. Mr. Sung served as the deputy Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of Linktone Ltd., from 2009 to 2011. From 2008 to 2009, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and President of China Cablecom Holdings, Ltd. From 2005 to 2008, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Linktone Ltd., where he also served as the acting Chief Executive Officer in 2006 and as its director of board from 2007 to 2008. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Sung was the Corporate Controller of UTI, United States, Inc., a subsidiary of International Freight Forwarder (NASDAQ: UTIW), and from 2001 to 2004, was a Vice President of finance and Corporate Controller of USF Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of US Freightways. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Sung was Vice President and Corporate Controller for US Operation of Panalpina Welttransport Holding, (PWTN.SW). Mr. Sung received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from William Paterson University in 1992 and his MBA degree from American InterContinental University in 2004. Mr. Sung is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Mr. Steven WANG, joined the Company in June 2018. He has over 18 years of experience in financial controlling, accounting and budgeting, tax planning and corporate investment in various investment institutions and multinational corporations, with deep familiarity with rules and regulations of US and Chinese capital markets. Prior to joining Hollysys, Mr. Wang served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Xinhua Lian Investment Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of a top 500 company in China. From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Wang worked at various managerial positions at Globe Specialty Metals Inc. and Zhonglian Zhongke Co., Ltd., a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company. Mr. Wang received an MBA degree in Finance from the Wharton School, the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Yue XU is the Chairman of Hollysys Group, who was previously in charge of global railway transportation business. Mr. Xu joined Hollysys in 2000. From 2000 to 2009, he was serving as the president of Beijing Hollysys in charge of R&D management and business operation of railway transportation business, and led numerous key projects for China State Railway Group Co., Ltd. Since 2009, Mr. Xu has been serving as the vice president and president of railway transportation business of Hollysys Group. Mr. Xu is a senior engineer at researcher level. He received 2nd class of National Science Progress Award in 2017. Mr. Xu received his Master degree in computer application from Beijing Jiaotong University.
Mr. Lei FANG is in charge of global industrial automation business. From 1998 to 2011, he was involved in software development and has participated in the development of DCS control system for various industries including nuclear, coal-fire, thermal power and chemical, etc. From 2011 to 2013, he was in charge of the establishment and team building of Xi’an Hollysys, the Company’s research center in Xi’an. Since 2013, he has been in charge of the management of Hangzhou Hollysys, which operates the industrial automation business. Mr. Fang is a senior engineer. He received his Master degree in computer from 6th Research Institute of China Electronics Corporation and Bachelor degree in automatic control from Xidian University.
Mr. Chunming HE is the vice president of Hollysys Group and head of the research institute of Hollysys Group, in charge of research and development, product and quality. Dr. He joined Hollysys in 2000 and has been the leading figure in the research and development of the Company. From 2000 to 2011, Dr. He helped to establish the railway signaling R&D team for the Company, and led the effort in the R&D of comprehensive railway signaling system covering interlock system, on-ground and on-board system, track circuit, etc. From 2011 to 2012, Dr. He led the effort in safety reinforcement of the existing railway signaling system. Since 2016, Dr. He has been leading the effort in R&D of industrial digital transformation covering the area of industry 4.0 and cyber physical systems, etc., as well as prospective technology research, development of technology platform and implementation of IPD (Integrated Product Development) system. Dr. He is a professorate senior engineer. He is also the expert for the talent pool of Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC and Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, and a fellow of IRSE (Institution of Railway Signal Engineers). He received 2nd class of National Science Progress Award in 2017. Dr. He received his Doctoral Degree from school of mechanical engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology.
Mr. Hongyuan SHI is the vice president of Hollysys Group in charge of human resource and information technology. Mr. Shi joined Hollysys in 1997. From 1997 to 2008, he was working in the research and development department and served as associate head of technology center and head of product center. From 2009 to 2015, he was working in the business departments and served as head of subway business and head of industrial automation business. He has been serving as the vice president of Hollysys Group since 2016. Mr. Shi received his Master and Bachelor degree in precision instrument from Tsinghua University.
Mr. Arden XIA is Chief Public Relations Officer of the Company. Mr. Xia joined Hollysys in 2011 and has been working at the Company for over ten years. Prior to the promotion, Mr. Xia served as the Company’s Investor Relations Director and Acting Secretary of the board of directors from 2015. Prior to that, he served as Investor Relations, ERP Internal Consultant and Government Project Planning Manager from 2011 to 2014. Mr. Xia received his Master Degree of Public of Administration of University of Baltimore in 2010 and Bachelor Degree of Computer Science of North East Normal University in 2007.