HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ozner Water International Holding Limited (“Ozner Water” or “the Company”, HKEx stock code: 2014, and its subsidiaries collectively the “Group”) is pleased to announce that, Mr. ZHOU Guanxuan has been appointed as an executive director and Vice Chairman of the Company; Mr. LI Honggao, Mr. WANG Yonghui and Mr. Andrew Yan YAN as an executive director, and Dr. BAO Jiming as an independent non-executive director respectively, with immediate effect.
Mr. ZHOU Guanxuan (周貫煊), aged 58, has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since 26 May 2014. After the re-designation, Mr. Zhou will be responsible for the management of the Group’s supply chain. Mr. Zhou has more than 30 years of experience in household appliances manufacturing and operations management. From 1979 to September 1999, Mr. Zhou worked at the Midea Group Co., Ltd (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 000333), which is engaged in the business of manufacturing of household electrical appliances, and assumed office in the technology and production department before he was promoted as the general manager of Midea Redian Group Co., Ltd, an affiliate of Midea Group Co., Ltd. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Zhou was the president of Foshan Shunde District Beijiao Town Weigao Electronics Industry Company Limited (佛山市順德區北滘鎮偉高電器實業有限公司), a company engaging in the business of research and development, manufacturing and sale of electronic appliances. From 2011 to 2013, he was the director and general manager of Jiangxi Jingdezhen Saide Ceramics Co., Ltd. (江西景德鎮賽德陶瓷有限公司), a company engaging in the business of manufacturing, development and sale of ceramics decoration materials.
Mr. LI Honggao (李紅高), aged 35, he joined our Group on 1 June 2006 and currently serves as senior vice president of the Group and president of the public water purification business group of the Group. Mr. Li is primarily responsible for the sales, management and operation of the public and commercial water purification business of the Group. Mr. Li has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience in water purification business. Mr. Li has also served as sales director, marketing and operation director and general manager of the business department of the Group consecutively prior to his current position.
Mr. WANG Yonghui (王永暉), aged 40, he joined our Group on 15 September 2014 and currently serves as vice president and investment director of the Group. Mr. Wang is responsible for capital markets related work and investments of the Group. Mr. Wang has extensive financial and capital markets related work experience. Before joining the Group, Mr. Wang has served various positions at the headquarter of Bank of China, the investment banking division of Banc of America Securities (now merged into Bank of America Merrill Lynch), and SOHO China Limited.
Mr. Andrew Yan YAN (閻焱), aged 59, he is the Founding Managing Partner of SAIF Partners. Prior to joining SAIF, he was the Managing Director and Head of the Hong Kong office of the Emerging Markets Partnership, the management company of AIG Asian Infrastructure Funds, from 1994 to 2001. From 1989 to 1994, he worked at the World Bank, the Hudson Institute and US Sprint Co. as an Economist, Research Fellow and Director for Asia (strategic planning and business development) respectively, in Washington, D.C.. From 1982 to 1984, he was the Chief Engineer at the Jianghuai Airplane Corp.
Currently, Mr Yan is an independent non-executive director of each of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 0386), the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600028), the New York Stock Exchange (stock code: SNP), and London Stock Exchange (stock code: SNP)), China Resources Land Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1109) and Cogobuy Group (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 400); a non-executive director of each of Guodian Technology & Environment Group Corporation Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 01296), China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1886) and eSun Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 571); an independent director of each of Blue Focus Communication Group Co., Ltd. (北京藍色光標品牌管理顧問股份有限公司) (a company listed on ChiNext of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 300058), TCL Corporation (TCL集團股份有限公司) (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 000100) and Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. (a company listed on NASDAQ, symbol: SKYS); and a director of each of ATA Online (Beijing) Education Technology Co., Ltd. (全美在線(北京)教育科技股份有限公司) (a company quoted on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations, stock code: 835039) and ATA Inc. (a company listed on NASDAQ, symbol: ATAI). Mr. Yan was an independent non-executive director of Fosun International Limited (復星國際有限公司) (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 00656), from March 2007 to September 2014; an independent non-executive director of CPMC Holdings Limited (中糧包裝控股有限公司) (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 00906), from March 2014 to September 2016; and a non-executive director of Digital China Holdings Limited (神州數碼控股有限公司) (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 00861), from December 2007 to July 2016.
Dr. BAO Jiming (包季鳴), aged 64, is a professor of the School of Management of Fudan University (復旦大學), with years of research experience in corporate management. Dr. Bao is also the vice chairman of Shanghai Management Science Society (上海市管理科學學會) and the associate director of the Shanghai Services Development Research Institute (上海現代服務業發展研究院). Before these positions, Dr. Bao has served various positions at Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings) Co., Ltd. (上海實業(集團)有限公司) from May 1995 to January 2009, including the deputy office general manager, office general manager, general manager of the overseas business division, general manager of the corporate management division, assistant vice president of the group, vice president of the group and president of its overseas subsidiaries, and executive director of the group and chairman of its overseas subsidiaries. From February 1995 to May 1995, Dr. Bao served as deputy manager (副處長) of the Science Section of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (上海教育委員會科技處), and from September 1985 to February 1995, Dr. Bao served various positions at the School of Management of Fudan University, including the deputy director of the training department, assistant to the dean of the School of Management, researcher and secretary general of the Fudan Development Institute (復旦發展研究院), lecturer, associate professor and tutor for students pursuing master studies.
Dr. Bao is currently a non-executive director of Jiangsu Misho Ecology & Landscape Co., Ltd. (江蘇美尚生態景觀股份有限公司) (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 300495), since September 2011; a non-executive director of Youngor Group Co., Ltd. (雅戈爾集團股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600177), since April 2014; a nonexecutive director of Wanxiang Qianchao Co., Ltd. (萬向錢潮股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 000559), since June 2016; and a non-executive director of Antong Holdings Co., Ltd. (安通控股股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600179), since August 2016.
About Ozner Water International Limited
OZNER’s two business lines include water purification and air purification. Different from the traditional one-time sales mode, Ozner Water adopted a revolutionary business model, which provides water purification service while charging annual rental, providing a unique advantage in the market. The Group’s self-operated services system covered over 1,300 cities, counties and townships nationwide, and constructed relevant logistics and warehousing facilities to ensure efficient service and high renewal rate. Ozner Water originates the “cloud water purification technology”, which enables the Group to remotely manage the water purifiers by mobile phone network. This technology reminds customers and the after-sale staff the issues of purifier’s filter expiration and purifier failure. In addition, the Company uses CRM system in its customer service center in headquarter to maintain customer relationship and convey customers’ need timely, while Ozner Water’s air purification dedicates to provide solutions and services in the field of healthcare, foods and electronics.