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YANG Zhijian
Chairman of the Board, Executive Director

Mr. YANG, aged 58, has been an Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the Company since May 2022. Mr. YANG is the Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Investment and Strategic Planning Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of the Company. He is also the employee representative director of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited (“COSCO SHIPPING”), an executive director, the general manager and deputy party secretary of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai), the chairman of the board, general manager and deputy party secretary of COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd. (“COSCO SHIPPING Lines”), an executive director of Orient Overseas (International) Limited (listed in Hong Kong), the chairman of the board, chief executive officer and chairman of the executive committee of Orient Overseas Container Line Limited, and a director of several subsidiaries of COSCO SHIPPING. He previously held various positions including the head of Ocean Transportation Division of Shanghai Ocean Shipping Co., Ltd., the head of planning and cooperation office under the Corporate Planning Division and deputy general manager of marketing department of COSCO SHIPPING Lines, the deputy general manager of Hong Kong Ming Wah Shipping Co., Ltd., the general manager of the Trade Service Division and the general manager of the Asia-Pacific Trade Division of COSCO SHIPPING Lines, general manager and deputy party secretary of Shanghai PANASIA Shipping Company Limited, assistant to the general manager and deputy general manager of COSCO Logistics Co., Ltd. (currently known as COSCO SHIPPING Logistics Co., Ltd.), the deputy general manager, general manager and deputy party secretary of COSCO SHIPPING Bulk Co., Ltd. Mr. YANG has over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry and has extensive experience in container shipping, logistics and bulk shipping. Mr. YANG graduated from Shanghai Maritime University with EMBA degree. He is an economist.