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Board Of Directors & Key Executive

Ms Wang Heng - Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Ms. Wang Heng was appointed to the Board with effect from 16 March 2016 and re-designated as Chief Executive Officer on 15 December 2017. She is a co-founder and executive director of Ranken Railway Construction Group Co., Ltd. ("Ranken Railway").

A qualified engineer and technician, Ms Wang started her career with CRB China, where she worked in engineering technology and marketing for almost 10 years before founding Ranken Railway. She has worked in the civil engineering sector for 28 years, and has accumulated a wealth of experience in urban mass transit. She specializes in strategic management, market expansion and resource integration. Under her leadership, Ranken Railway has a presence in 18 cities and ranks among the top Chinese private enterprises in urban rail transit.

As a co-founder of Ranken Railway, Ms. Wang is experienced with project tendering and bidding for small and large-scale civil engineering contracts in China. She oversees the company's operations, business development strategy and expansion into new markets.

Ms. Wang holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University with a major in Railway Engineering, as well as an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University.

Ms. Wang was last elected as a Director of the Company on 26 April 2018.

Mr Cheung Wai Suen - Executive Chairman

Mr Cheung Wai Suen was appointed to the Board with effect from 16 March 2016 and was re-designated to Chairman of the Board on 28 February 2018. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience in China's civil engineering and construction sector.

Mr Cheung has been an executive director of Ranken Railway Construction Group Co., Ltd ("Ranken Railway") since 1998, during which he advised Ranken Railway on key operational matters, marketing strategies and overseas expansions. He currently assists with the formulation of Ranken Railway's corporate and investment strategies.

Mr Cheung holds a Bachelor of Law from Renmin University of China and an Executive MBA from Peking University's Guanghua School of Management.

Mr Cheung was last elected as a Director of the Company on 27 April 2016.

Mr Oh Eng Bin - Non-Executive Lead Independent Director

Mr Oh Eng Bin was appointed to the Board with effect from 18 December 2017 and was redesignated as Lead Independent Director on 28 February 2018. He brings with him significant legal expertise, having practised since 1999. He is currently a senior partner in Dentons Rodyk, focusing on corporate practice as well as the firm's China and India divisions.

Mr Oh specialises in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, with a focus on equity capital markets transactions involving IPOs and RTOs of companies listed in Singapore, China, Taiwan and Indonesia. He is also experienced in secondary capital market issues such as secondary listings, secondary post-listing fund-raising – including rights issues and placements – and post-listing advisory and compliance.

Mr Oh also advises on capital markets licensing and compliance, as well as a wide range of general corporate advisory work for public and private companies; with subject matter ranging from private equity investments, joint ventures and corporate restructuring to debt restructuring and franchising.

Mr Oh holds a Bachelor of Law degree (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Mr Oh was last elected as a Director of the Company on 26 April 2018.

Mr Duan Yang - Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Duan Yang was appointed to the Board with effect from 24 March 2017.

Mr Duan has significant banking experience gained in Hong Kong, China and France, having served as the Head of Global Markets Division for China in Société Générale Hong Kong and Head of Fixed Income Sales for China in Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong. He also previously held leadership roles at Bear Stearns and other international banks. He is currently a director of Beijing Nufront Ltd, a company specialising in wireless communications technology, and Fascinating HK Ltd.

Mr Duan holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School in France and a Bachelor in Mathematics from Wuhan University.

Mr Duan was last elected as a Director of the Company on 26 April 2017.

Mr Jackson Tay - Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Jackson Tay was appointed to the Board with effect from 24 Oct 2019.

Mr Tay has more than 16 years of experience in accounts and finance functions of various entities in the public and private sector. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary of Hafary Holdings Limited ("Hafary") where he oversees Hafary's operational and corporate secretarial functions, which includes business development and investor relations. He also spearheads Hafary's overall corporate and strategic development in Singapore and overseas. Prior to this, Mr Tay was responsible for the preparation of financial results and the implementing and maintaining of Hafary's financial and management reporting system, leading to Hafary's transfer to the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited in 2013.

Currently, Mr Tay is an Independent Director of OUE Lippo Healthcare Limited, a company listed on the SGX Catalist. He is also the Chairman and Independent Director of Sim Leisure Group Ltd, a company listed on the SGX Catalist.

Mr Tay holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Minor in Marketing) degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Ding Rui - Chief Technical Officer (Non-Board Member)

Mr Ding Rui was appointed as Chief Technical Officer ("CTO") on 28 February 2018.

Mr Ding serves as the chief engineer and general manager of the overseas business department of Ranken Railway Construction Group Co., Ltd ("Ranken Railway"). He is responsible for Ranken Railway's operations in relation to research and development, quality control, work safety, international business development and construction management.

Mr Ding previously served as deputy director of the China Railway System Technology Center and deputy commander of the China Railway System Chengdu-Chongqing Specialised Command.

Mr. Ding is a senior engineering professor and a certified State Council Special Allowance Expert in China. He graduated from Sichuan University with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) in 2005. He owns 8 patents, 1 monograph for publication (Key Technology for Gas Tunnel Construction) and has won more than 10 provincial and ministerial awards for advancements in science and technology. He is a National May 1 Labor Medalist and a recipient of the Zhan Tianyou Railway Science and Technology Award, Mao Yi Shen Railway Science and Technology Award, National Science and Technology Progress Award by the China Association of Construction Enterprise Management, and the Sichuan Provincial Youth Science and Technology Award, among many other honors.

Mr Ng Hoi-Gee Kit - Group Chief Financial Officer (Non-Board Member)

Mr Ng Hoi-Gee Kit was appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 23 November 2015.

Mr Ng manages the Group's finance and accounting functions. Prior to rejoining the Group in 2015, he was Group Financial Controller of TLV Holdings Limited (Taka Jewellery Pte Ltd), where he had worked since October 2014. Mr Ng had previously served as CFO of Neijiang Chuanwei Special Steel Corporation Ltd – a legacy subsidiary of Sapphire – from 2009 until 2011, when he became Sapphire's CFO. Mr Ng's previous appointments include Senior Audit Manager at KPMG Singapore and Huazhen (Beijing).

Mr Ng graduated from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Mr Foo Yong How - Chief Corporate Officer (Non-Board Member)

Mr Foo Yong How was appointed as Chief Corporate Officer ("CCO") on 28 June 2018. Mr Foo has more than 10 years of experience in investment banking, business development and wealth management and he is responsible for assisting the CEO in key functions of the Group which includes the day-to day operation, formulation of strategic planning in mergers and acquisition, new business opportunities, corporate finance related activities and taking charge of the Group's investor relations and corporate communication activities.

Prior to joining the Group in June 2018, Mr Foo was a Senior Director of Wise Torch Investment and he was also the General Manager of International Healthway Corporation Ltd (now known as OUE Lippo Healthcare Ltd), assisting the Board of Directors in the management and supervision of operations, financial management and marketing, as well as being part of the Interim Transition Committee, when the new Board of directors was appointed with the existing CEO being suspended of all executive functions and power.

He has also worked in UOB Kay Hian where he was involved in structuring both public and private deals in the investment banking field and international capital markets. Mr Foo has co-led numerous successful IPO deals in diverse sectors, such as real estate, medical and resources. He graduated with a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2003, and is a CFA® Charterholder.