Carson Wen has served as an independent director of our company since May 2011. Mr. Wen was Of Counsel at Jones Day and has over 30 years of experience in business, corporate, and securities law. He is a Justice of the Peace of Hong Kong and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong government for his contribution to economic ties between Hong Kong, the PRC, and the rest of the world. Mr. Wen is a guest professor of the Law School of Sun Yat-Sen University (Zhongshan University) in Guangzhou, China, a founding and Executive Committee member of the China M&A Association, and sits on the board of numerous organizations, including the China Africa Business Council (Hong Kong) and the Pacific Basin Economic Council. He is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the chairman of its Green Business Task Force. Mr. Wen was a deputy of the National People’s Congress of the PRC. Mr. Wen holds a B.A. and M.A. degree in Law from Oxford University, where he was a Younger Prizeman in law at Balliol College, and a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University. Currently, Mr. Wen serves as an independent director for Winox Limited (HKEx: 6838).