LIU Tongyou (劉同友),
born in 1967, has been appointed as an Executive Director on 21 February 2017 and from 15 July 2017 he took over an additional role of Regional Chairman APAC.
In his role as the chairman of Asia Pacific region he is responsible for activating and coordinating the Group’s resources in the region to support development of strategy, standards and processes of the Group.
Mr. Liu is responsible for direct supervision and management of Group finance, internal audit, IT, legal, Investor Relations and M&A, and development and implementation of strategy and target for these areas in his direct supervision and management. In his role as the chairman of Asia Pacific region he is responsible for activating and coordinating the Group’s resources in the region to support development of strategy, standards and processes of the Group.
He started to support the Group from 1994 and formally joined the Group in 1996. Mr. Liu was appointed as the Group’s Chief Finance Officer in 2010 being responsible for the Group’s finance, internal audit, legal affairs, investor relationship and M&A plus relatively new responsibility, IT matters. Before he was appointed as the Group’s Chief Finance Officer, he had been our Vice President and responsible for finance management, internal audit and legal matters of the Group.
Mr. Liu has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, legal and business management. Mr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree of science in 1989 and graduated from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics with a Master’s degree in economics in 1992. Mr. Liu worked for a famous Economist, Mr. Jiang Yiwei, as his academic secretary in 1992. He joined the Beijing Standard Consultancy Company in 1993 as the business director and responsible for consulting on the restructuring as well as listing consultancy of a number of Chinese enterprises, including Haier Electric Appliance Company and Hainan Airlines Company. Mr. Liu was awarded “Top 10 CFO of the Year 2010 in China” by the Chief Finance Officer magazine.