Mr. CHAN was appointed as our independent director in June 2022, and his appointment was effective in June 2022. With over 30 years of experience in private equity in Asia, Mr. CHAN has been a Partner of Beyond Ventures since October 2023. He was a Director of Samena Capital, which principally engaged in private equity investment, from March 2021 to April 2023, and a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia of Samena Capital from January 2016 to February 2021. From 1991 to 2016, he served several leading private equity investment companies including HSBC Equity Management Limited, Suez Asia Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, JAFCO Investment (Asia Pacific) Ltd and Spring Capital Asia Limited. Mr. CHAN has been an independent non-executive director of CN Logistics International Holdings Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 2130) since September 17, 2020, and an independent non-executive director of IceCure Medical Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (stock code: ICCM) since December 6, 2022. Mr. CHAN has been a Director of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association since July 2001, and a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Review Committees of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since July 2020. Mr. CHAN has been a member of the Chengdu Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference since 2012. He was previously a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from May 2007 to May 2012. He was also a member of the Public Shareholders Group of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission from July 2005 to March 2011. Mr. CHAN received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong in November 1986 and a Master’s degree in business administration from the Manchester Business School (then known as the Victoria University of Manchester) in the United Kingdom in July 1988. He was admitted as a chartered financial analyst of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, United States in September 1993.