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Management Team       

Board of Directors

Executive Directors
Mr. LI Ning (Executive Chairman and Joint Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. KOSAKA Takeshi (Joint Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. LI Qilin

Independent non-executive Directors
Mr. KOO Fook Sun, Louis
Ms. WANG Ya Fei
Dr. CHAN Chung Bun, Bunny, GBM, GBS, JP

Senior Management
Mr. TSANG, Terence Wah-Fung
Mr. HONG Yu Ru
Mr. LIAO Bin
Mr. JIN Zhai Xuan
Mr. WANG Nan
Mr. FENG Ye
Mr. ZHANG Xiang Du
Mr. HE Can Yu
Mr. XU Jian Guang
Mr. HU Nan
Mr. DONG Xing Tai

DIRECTORS

Executive Directors

Mr. LI Ning, Aged 59, is the founder of the LI-NING brand and the Group's Executive Chairman, Joint Chief Executive Officer and an executive Director, he is also the chairman of the nomination committee of the Company. Mr. Li served as an Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 18 March 2015 to 1 September 2019, and has been re-designated as the Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Company with effect from 2 September 2019 with his focus on the overall control and strategic planning of the Group. Mr. Li is one of the most outstanding athletes in the 20th century. In the 6th World Cup Gymnastics Competition in 1982, Mr. Li unprecedentedly won six gold medals in men's artistic gymnastics events and was named the "Prince of Gymnastics" (體 操 王 子) in the PRC. In the 23rd Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984, Mr. Li won three gold, two silver and one bronze medals, making him the athlete winning the most medals of that Olympic Games. In 1987, Mr. Li became the Asian member of the Athlete's Commission of the International Olympic Committee. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Li served as a member of the Men's Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee of the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique. He is currently an honorary member of the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique. In 1999, Mr. Li was voted one of the "World's Most Excellent Athletes in the 20th Century" by the World Sports Correspondent Association. After retiring from his athlete career in 1989, Mr. Li initiated the idea of LI-NING brand with the goal of creating the first national sports goods brand in the PRC. He has dedicated the past over 31 years to the development of the Group's business, making great contribution to the development of the sporting goods industry in China. Mr. Li also serves as chairman, chief executive officer and executive director of Viva China Holdings Limited, a company which is listed on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a substantial shareholder of the Company. Mr. Li is the non-executive chairman of LionRock Capital GP Limited. Mr. Li holds a bachelor's degree in law from School of Law of Peking University (北 京 大 學), an executive M.B.A. degree from Guanghua School of Management of Peking University (北 京 大 學 光 華 管 理 學 院), a technical honorary doctorate from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom and a degree of Doctor of Humanities honoris causa of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In June 2010, Mr. Li was also conferred honorary fellowship from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Mr. Li has also been actively involved in charities via his "Li Ning Foundation" (李 寧 基 金) and has supported educational development in impoverished and remote areas in China. In October 2009, Mr. Li was appointed by The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as "WFP Goodwill Ambassador against Hunger". Mr. Li is an honorary president of the Hong Kong Association of Youth Development and a life member of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong. Mr. Li is the uncle of Mr. Li Qilin, an executive Director of the Company, and he is also the brother of Mr. Li Chun, a substantial shareholder of the Company as defined in the SFO.

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Mr. KOSAKA Takeshi, Aged 51, a Japanese-Chinese whose former Chinese name was Qian Wei (錢 煒), is an executive Director and the Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Kosaka joined the Group in September 2019 and focus on the operations of the Group. Mr. Kosaka graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. Prior to joining the Company, he was the chief executive officer of South Korea Uniqlo. Mr. Kosaka joined Fast Retailing Co., Limited ("Fast Retailing") in 1996 and worked in various divisions and Asian regions gaining extensive experience in supply chain, products and merchandising as well as retail management. Fast Retailing is the holding company of Uniqlo and its securities are secondary listed as depositary receipts on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 6288). He served as the vice general manager and the chief operating officer of the PRC Uniqlo in 2001 and 2005 respectively. Mr. Kosaka has over 18 years' experience in the development and management of the PRC market.

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Mr. LI Qilin, Aged 35, is an executive Director and a member of remuneration committee of the Company. Mr. Li joined the Group in December 2017 as a non-executive Director and re-designated as an executive Director with effect from 19 June 2018. He has considerable experience in financial services industry and was an analyst of Persistent Asset Management Limited during the period from January 2010 to July 2013. Mr. Li serves as an executive director and a member of the executive committee of Viva China Holdings Limited, a company which is listed on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and a substantial shareholder of the Company. Mr. Li is the nephew of Mr. Li Ning, the Executive Chairman and Joint Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and he is also the son of Mr. Li Chun, a substantial shareholder of the Company as defined in the SFO.

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Independent Non-Executive Directors

Mr. KOO Fook Sun, Louis, Aged 65, is an independent non-executive Director and chairman of the audit committee of the Company. Mr. Koo joined the Group in June 2004, and has many years of experience in corporate finance and professional accounting. Mr. Koo served as the managing director and the head of corporate finance department of a major international bank, and a director and chief executive officer of a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Koo serves as an independent non-executive director of Xingda International Holdings Limited and Winfull Group Holdings Limited, both of which are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Koo resigned as an independent non-executive director of Good Friend International Holdings Inc. in January 2022, which was delisted from the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in December 2021. Mr. Koo graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley in the United States.

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Ms. WANG Ya Fei, Aged 66, is an independent non-executive Director, chairperson of the remuneration committee and a member of the audit committee of the Company, and was appointed as a member of the nomination committee of the Company with effect from 5 July 2021. Ms. Wang joined the Group in January 2003, she has over 28 years of experience in management and corporate investment and finance matters. Ms. Wang was the co-founder of Caelum Asset Management Company and has been appointed as a chairperson of the company with effect from September 2011. She served as a director of Xueda Education from 2006 to 2010, and an independent director of Xueda Education Group, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from 2010 to 2016, and was the partner, director and deputy general manager of Beijing Investment Consultants Inc. from 1996 to September 2011, and was a professor and dean assistant in Guanghua School of Management of Peking University (北 京 大 學 光 華 管 理 學 院) from 1995 to September 2011. Ms. Wang holds a bachelor's degree in international politics from Fudan University (復 旦 大 學) in Shanghai and was an exchange scholar in Maryland University, College Park in the United States. Ms. Wang also holds a M.B.A. degree from University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.

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Dr. CHAN Chung Bun, Bunny, GBM, GBS, JP, Aged 64, is an independent non-executive Director and a member of the audit committee, the remuneration committee and the nomination committee of the Company. Dr. Chan joined the Group in June 2004, he has more than 35 years of experience in the garment industry and is currently the chairman of Prospectful Holdings Ltd. Dr. Chan serves as an independent non-executive director of Great Harvest Maeta Group Holdings Limited, Speedy Global Holdings Limited, Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited and MTR Corporation Limited, all of which are listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dr. Chan is active in community affairs in Hong Kong. He was a member of the Council for Sustainable Development from 1 March 2015 to 28 February 2021. He is a member of the Court of Hong Kong Metropolitan University whose former name was The Open University of Hong Kong from 2012. Dr. Chan was appointed as Justice of Peace in 2002 and was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star medal in 2004, Silver Bauhinia Star medal in 2009, Gold Bauhinia Star medal in 2014 and Grand Bauhinia Medal in July 2021 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In December 2013, Dr. Chan was conferred Doctor of Business Administration, honoris causa, by Hong Kong Metropolitan University.

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Senior Management

Mr. TSANG, Terence Wah-Fung, Aged 60, chief financial officer of the Group, joined the Group in April 2013, and is responsible for finance, internal audit, company secretary and investor relationship. Mr. Tsang has over 30 years of experience in the apparel industry. His previous employment included that for Guess Inc, Ashworth Inc and Levi Strauss Company. Mr. Tsang had held various management roles including as chief financial officer, chief operation officer, Asia president and senior vice president for business unit throughout his career. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Tsang holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from State University of New York.

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Mr. HONG Yu Ru, Aged 56, vice president of the Group, joined the Group in March 1990, and is responsible for the Company's product design, planning, listing and marketing. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Hong has 9 years of experience of being a professional badminton athlete. After joining the Group, he has been responsible for the Company's regional retailing business in Shanghai; setting up the Company's first division, accessory division; responsible for the strategic collaborations of Beijing Olympics and businesses such as basketball, badminton and international business division.

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Mr. LIAO Bin, Aged 47, vice president of the Group, joined the Group in May 2016, and is responsible for the Group's human resources, legal affairs and administration. Mr. Liao has over 19 years of experience in the sportswear and apparel industry. He worked at the Company from 2003 to 2012. In his career, Mr. Liao held senior human resources management positions in a number of companies. Mr. Liao holds a bachelor degree and a master degree from Renmin University of China.

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Mr. Jin Zhai Xuan, Aged 44, vice president of the Group, joined the Group in April 2020, and is responsible for the Group's direct retail operation. Mr. Jin has over 19 years of retail management experience in household and apparel industry. Mr. Jin held senior retail management position in a several well-known multinational and local manufacturers throughout his career. Mr. Jin holds a master degree from University of Science and Technology of China.

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Mr. WANG Nan, Aged 39, vice president of the Group, joined the Group in October 2021, and is responsible for wholesale business of the Group. Mr. Wang has over 16 years of working experience in sales of fast-moving consumer goods and sports products. He worked at internationally renowned sports goods brand enterprises. In his career, Mr. Wang held senior management positions in well-known multinational enterprises. Mr. Wang holds a bachelor's degree from Beijing University of Technology and a master degree from NEOMA Business School in France.

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Mr. FENG Ye, Aged 42, vice president of the Group, joined the Group in August 2008, and is responsible for the e-commerce and new retail business of the Group. Mr. Fung has over 18 years of experience in the areas of Internet and e-commerce. He worked at a number of well-known internet companies. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronic information engineering from Shanghai Maritime College (now known as Shanghai Maritime University).

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Mr. ZHANG Xiang Du, Aged 66, general manager of the brand project management center of the Group, joined the Group in November 1991, and is responsible for the public relationship, media management, market research and medal teams' sports marketing. Mr. Zhang has over 40 years of experience in the apparel industry and was the deputy manager of Beijing Dahua Shirt Factory (北 京 大 華 襯 衫 廠). Mr. Zhang served as the manager of Li Ning Shirt Company Limited (李 寧 襯 衫 公 司), general manager of Li Ning Apparel Company Limited (李 寧 服 裝 公 司), deputy general manager of Beijing Li Ning Company Limited, special assistant of chairman and acting chief marketing officer of the Group. Mr. Zhang holds a bachelor's degree in politics and administration from Beijing Open University and a bachelor's degree in economic management from Beijing Open University.

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Mr. HE Can Yu, Aged 52, general manager of apparel supply chain management of the Group, joined the Group in January 2002, and is responsible for businesses such as the research and development, production and procurement of apparel and accessories goods. Mr. He has over 28 years of experience in the area of supply chain for sports goods. He worked at internationally renowned sportswear manufacturers. Mr. He graduated from Central South Forestry University with a bachelor's degree in forestry.

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Mr. XU Jian Guang, Aged 53, the general manager of the footwear research and innovation of the Group, joined the Group in March 1998, and is responsible for businesses such as the research and development of footwear goods. Mr. Xu has over 29 years of experience in footwear industry. He worked at internationally renowned sportswear manufacturers. Mr. Xu holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Nanchang University and a master degree in business administration from Renmin University of China.

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Mr. Hu Nan, Aged 56, general manager of LI-NING YOUNG of the Group, joined the Group in April 2015, and is responsible for the retail operation, channel operation, product planning and marketing of LI-NING YOUNG of the Group. Mr. Hu has over 29 years of experience in the sportswear and apparel industry. He worked at the Company from 1993 to 2010. In his career, Mr. Hu held senior management positions in a number of companies. Mr. Hu holds a master degree from Central China Normal University.

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Mr. Dong Xing Tai, Aged 44, the general manager of the footwear supply chain management of the Group and the general manager of Guangxi supply division, joined the Group in March 2018, and is responsible for businesses such as development and procurement of footwear goods and development of Guangxi supply division. Mr. Dong has over 21 years of experience in the area of supply chain for sports goods. Mr. Dong graduated from University of Science and Technology Beijing with a bachelor's degree in marketing.

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updated 20th April, 2022


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