Tsui-Hui Huang, Chairman, CEO and Executive Director

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Member of Nominating Committee
Date of first appointment as a director: 26 July 1997
Date of last re-election as a director: 16 April 2021

Ms. Tsui-Hui Huang is the Chairman and CEO of the Company and Hotung International Company Ltd.(“HIC”). Ms. Huang started her career in mergers and acquisitions with Bankers Trust Company in 1988. In 1998, she established Hotung Securities (“HSIC”), a subsidiary of Hotung Group. HSIC later merged into Taishin Financial Holding Co. under her guidance. Between 1998 and 2005, she was actively involved in the international securities industry while she was Chairman of the International Business Committee of Taiwan Securities Association. She was also appointed as the Board Director of Taipei Exchange during that period. In June 2005, Ms. Huang was elected as President of HIC, which is the management company of Hotung Group. Ms. Huang became Managing Director of the Company in August 2006 and was elected as Chairman of HIC in April 2009. She was elected as Chairman and CEO of HIHL in July 2010. Ms. Huang served as the Chairman of Taiwan Venture Capital Association from 2014 to 2020 and she has been elected as the Honorary Chairman of the same since August 2020. She was appointed as the Member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women. Ms. Huang was the founding Vice Chairman of Children Charity Association in Taiwan and she is currently a director of Taiwan Women on Boards Association.

Ms. Huang obtained a B.A. degree in Business from National Taiwan University and an M.B.A. degree at Cornell University, U.S.A.

Dr. Ng-Chee Tan, Non-Executive Director

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Non-Executive Director
Chairman of Audit Committee
Member of Nominating Committee
Member of Remuneration Committee
Lead Independent Director
Date of first appointment as a director: 31 August 2009
Date of last re-election as a director: 16 April 2021

Dr. Ng-Chee Tan joined the board in August 2009 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of both the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. Dr. Tan had previously worked at JP Morgan’s offices in New York, London, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Hong Kong where he was the Vice President and Regional Manager in JP Morgan’s trust and investment business in Asia. Dr. Tan returned to Singapore in 1989 and became the Executive Vice President of Singapore’s Overseas Union Bank, responsible for the bank’s treasury division and all its overseas businesses and investments. Concurrently, he was also appointed Chief Executive of International Bank of Singapore Ltd and Chairman of OUB Bullion & Futures Ltd. Until his retirement in March 2018, Dr. Tan had served as an independent director on the board of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Limited (where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee). Previously Dr. Tan had been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore Law School at which he taught a course in Comparative Corporate Governance to final year LL.B. and LL.M. law students, and was an examiner to Ph.D students in Company Law and Corporate Governance. He taught a similar course to postgraduate LL.M. students at the East China University of Politics and Law (formerly St John’s University) in Shanghai, China. Dr. Tan holds a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford, U.K.

Dr. Philip N. Pillai, Non-Executive Director

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Member of Audit Committee
Independent Director
Date of first appointment as a director: 17 April 2018
Date of last re-election as a director: 23 June 2020

Dr. Pillai served as non-executive director of the Company from 1997 to 2009. He was re-elected as non-executive director of the Company on 17 April 2018.

He graduated in law from the National University of Singapore and earned a master’s degree and Doctor of Juridical Science from Harvard Law School. He started his career in law, teaching law at the National University of Singapore, going into private legal practice at Shook Lin & Bok LLP from 1986 to 2009 and serving as a Judicial Commissioner and then Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2009 until he retired in 2012.

He currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of SMRT Corporation Ltd and SMRT Trains Ltd.

Chang-Pang Chang, Non-Executive Director

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Chairman of Nominating Committee
Chairman of Remuneration Committee
Independent Director
Date of first appointment as a director: 23 April 2012
Date of last re-election as a director: 23 June 2020

Mr. Chang-Pang Chang joined the board in April 2012 and is Chairman of both the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee. He is currently the Director of Formosa Petrochemical Corporation and Inventec Corporation, and the President of Global Investment Holdings Co., Ltd (“GIH”). Prior to GIH, Mr. Chang has worked in government for more than 30 years, mostly in financial and economic sectors. Mr. Chang served as Political Vice Minister of Economic Affairs from 1996 to 2000. Before that, he served a year and half as Deputy Secretary General of the Executive Yuan, two years as Administrative Vice Minister of Finance and five years as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. After retiring from the government in 2000, Mr. Chang served as the Chairman of KMT Business Management Committee and was appointed as the Chairman of Fuhwa Financial Holdings. Mr. Chang held an LL.B. degree from Fu−Jen Catholic University and an LL.M. degree from National Chengchi University. He completed advance legal researches at Harvard Law School as a visiting scholar in 1986. Mr. Chang won the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship in 1992 and became the Eisenhower Fellow in 1993.

Andy C.W. Chen, Non-Executive Director

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Member of Audit Committee
Date of first appointment as a director: 26 July 1997
Date of last re-election as a director: 19 April 2022

Mr. Andy C.W. Chen is a Non-Executive Director. In 1992, he joined China Securities Investment Trust and concentrated in Taiwan industrial research, including computer technology and petrochemical sectors. He was the co-founder/Senior Partner of Financial Management Solutions Taipei branch for six years. He provided financial risk consulting services to local financial institutions, and assisted them to measure financial risk factors in order to meet the new Basel Accords. Mr. Chen graduated from Chinese Culture University with Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He also obtained a Master of Science in Finance from University of Illinois.

Kung-Wha Ding, Non-Executive Director

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Member of Remuneration Committee
Independent Director
Date of first appointment as a director: 13 April 2017
Date of last re-election as a director: 19 April 2022

Mr. Ding joined the Board in April 2017. He is currently the Chair Professor of Chihlee University of Technology and the Independent Director of WT Microelectronics Co., Ltd. and Energenesis Biomedical Co., Ltd. Before that, Mr. Ding has worked in government for more than 30 years, mostly in securities and economics. Mr. Ding was formerly the Chairman of the Financial Supervisory Commission, and was also the Chairman of each of the Taipei Exchange, the Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation, the Securities and Futures Institute and the Securities and Futures Commission of the Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Ding graduated from National Chung Hsing University (Department of Finance and Taxation) and National Chengchi University (Graduate Institute of Public Finance).

Kenichi Shimomoto, Non-Executive Director

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Date of first appointment as a director: 13 August 2020
Date of last re-election as a director: 16 April 2021

Mr. Kenichi Shimomoto has a professional background in investment banking, especially in M&A sector over 20 years. Before joining Daiwa Securities Group (“Daiwa”), he had served Kobe Steel Co., Ltd. as in-house legal counsel and M&A Advisory Department of Nikko Securities Co., Ltd., at where, utilizing his background of law and securities business, he accumulated rich experience in corporate matters and in numerous M&A deals. After joining Daiwa, he has originated and executed large number of Japan domestic and cross-border M&A deals by extending his precedent professional knowledge, and has built his far-reaching network of relationship with customers and business partners during his total 15 years of working experiences in Daiwa.

He joined Daiwa Corporate Investment (“DCI”, a venture capital/ private equity investment management subsidiary of Daiwa) in March 2020 and has been managing and supervising its international business and several investment teams. He also took up the responsibility of international investment at Daiwa PI Partners (“DPI”, a principal investment arm of Daiwa in alternative investment space) since April, 2019. He is currently the Director (board member) of both DCI and DPI.

Mr. Shimomoto graduated from University of Tokyo, Japan with Bachelor’s Degree in Law, and LL.M. of College of Law, University of Illinois. He is the Attorney at Law admitted in New York State and a certified Member of Analyst of the Securities Analysts Association of Japan.

Chun-Chen Tsou, Non-Executive Director

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Date of first appointment as a director: 26 July 1997
Date of last re-election as a director: 16 April 2021

Mr. Chun-Chen Tsou is the Chairman of Youngmart Group which includes a leading trading company of General Merchandises as well as Computer Related Goods. The group also owns a factory of Store Fixtures and a Ductile Iron foundry. Mr. Tsou graduated from the National Taiwan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He further obtained a Master’s degree in Trade Management from the Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

Shih-Ping Chen, Non-Executive Director

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Independent Director
Date of first appointment as a director: 28 June 2019
Date of last re-election as a director: 19 April 2022

Ms. Shih-Ping Chen who joined the board as an independent director in June 2019 had worked as an independent director for an aggregate of 13 years at the boards of National Investment Trust Co., Ltd. and SinoPac Securities Corp. respectively. Before her retirement from the Credit Swiss First Boston Taipei Branch as the Managing Director in 2000, she worked as the Managing Director for Carr Indosuez Securities Taipei Branch for 10 years, and as the Vice President of International Investment Trust Co. for 4 years following her 4-year service with the Security Exchange Commission, Ministry of Finance. In the 1990’s, Ms. Chen had been rated as the Best Analyst of the year by the Asiamoney Magazine and awarded by the Taiwan Securities Association to be one of the 10 best securities professionals.

Ms. Chen received her Master degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina, U.S.A. and the Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the National Chengchi University, ROC.

Pi-Tien Chen, Non-Executive Director

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Date of first appointment as a director: 17 February 2022
Date of last re-election as a director: 19 April 2022

Ms. Chen has profound working experience especially in business management, financial and industry analysis. Her precise investment strategy is based on her in-depth evaluating for hundreds variety corporations. Ms. Chen has been working in investment related field for more than 15 years and has been appointed as the Vice President & General Manager of the Investment Department of Mega International Commercial Bank in charge of long-term equity investment business since 2018. In addition, as a director of more than 10 corporations, Ms. Chen also makes efforts to assist them to establish corporate governance system.

The investment of Ms. Chen and her team covers a wide range of areas, including in industrial innovation, high-tech development, recyclable energy, green energy industries, and other businesses that can enhance the efficiency of industries. Ms. Chen also provides financing facilities and tech resources to support those invested companies. Ms. Chen and her team maintain good performance for years.