Mr. Patrick Sun, aged 63, is appointed as an independent non-executive Director on December 21, 2021. He is responsible for giving strategic advice and guidance on the business and operations of our Group and ensuring the interests of all Shareholders, in particular minority Shareholders, are considered. In addition to his position at our Company, Mr. Sun serves as an independent non-executive director of Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd. (stock code: 00460) since October 2010 and Kunlun Energy Company Limited (stock code: 00135) since February 2016, respectively. Mr. Sun was an independent non-executive director of China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation Limited (stock code: 3969) from May 2015 to August 2018, Trinity Limited (in liquidation) (stock code:891) from October 2008 to November 2020, China NT Pharma Group Company Limited (stock code: 1011) from March 2010 to December 2019, all of which are listed on the Stock Exchange; and CRRC Corporation Limited (stock code: 1766) from June 2015 to December 2021 and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (stock code: 1186) from October 2014 to December 2021, both of which are listed on the Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Before that, Mr. Sun was an executive director and chief executive officer of Value Convergence Holdings Limited from 2006 to 2009, an executive director of Sunwah Kingsway Capital Holdings Limited (formerly known as SW Kingsway Capital Holdings Limited) from 2004 to 2006, Senior Country Officer and head of investment banking for Hong Kong of JP Morgan from 2000 to 2002, group executive director and head of investment banking for Greater China at Jardine Fleming Holdings Limited from 1996 to 2000. He was the chairman of The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies from 2013 to 2015, a member of the Takeovers & Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission from 1995 to 1997 and from 1999 to 2001, Deputy Chairman of the Listing Committee of the Stock Exchange from 2000 to 2002 and a council member of the Stock Exchange from 1995 to 2000.
Mr. Sun graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the United States, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1981. Mr. Sun also completed the Stanford Executive Program of Stanford Business School, the United States, in 2000. Mr. Sun is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the United Kingdom, and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.