Loco Hong Kong Holdings Limited (the “Loco HK”) (together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), a fully integrated metals trader and processor based in Hong Kong, announced the details of its proposed listing on the Growth Enterprise Market (“GEM”) of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited by way of placing on 29 July 2014. Dealings in the Company’s shares have commenced on GEM on 5 August 2014 (Tuesday) under the stock code 8162.
Having the silver business commenced in 2009, Loco HK. through its operating subsidiary, China Precision Material Limited, is principally engaged in the trading of metals, including silver, gold and tin, and the processing of silver products in Hong Kong. It is one of the few reputable metal traders in Hong Kong which has its own fully integrated processing facilities and is capable of providing a diversed range of silver products to international customers.
The Group has a diversified customer base, consisting of licensed banks and metal traders in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, the United Kingdom and Dubai. It has been a preferred silver supplier largely due to its ability to process silver products into customised forms. Stability of product quality, timely delivery of products at competitive prices, as well as sustainable and adequate supply of metals have also earned deep trust in Loco HK from customers worldwide.
Directors and Management
Mr. Zhu Hongguang (朱紅光) was appointed as a Director on 24 August 2016. He is also the Chairman of the Board and an executive Director. Mr. Zhu has over ten years’ experience in operations and management in the segment of real economy investment. Mr. Zhu established Sichuan Wenjie Materials Co., Ltd. (四川雯傑物資有限公司) and Chengdu Yuantai Industrial Investment Co., Ltd. (成都元太實業投資有限公司) in 1995 and 2000 respectively. He served as the director of Chengdu College of Arts and Sciences in 2003. Mr. Zhu also established Chengdu Zhongxing Water-supply Company Limited and has been its chairman since 2004. Then Mr. Zhu diversified his working experience into mix financial sector. Mr. Zhu established Chengdu Lingduoji Investment Co., Ltd. (成都嶺多吉投資有限公司) and Chengdu Weide Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. (成都威德股權投資基金管理有限公司) in 2013 and also has been the general manager of such companies since then. He obtained a degree of Master of Science in Management with Operations from University of Bath in 2007.
Mr. Wang Wendong, aged 50, was appointed as executive Director and Deputy Chairman with effect from 11 May 2018. Mr. Wang has more than 25 years of extensive experience in real economy investment. Since the 1990s, Mr. Wang has served as a group vice president in an international group of companies. Such group has significant footprint in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong including international trade, farming, education, culture industry, real estate and consumer goods.
Mr. Lam Chi Chung, Tommy, aged 63, was appointed as executive Director and Deputy Chairman with effect from 11 May 2018. Mr. Lam received a bachelor’s degree in Science from University of Windsor in Canada and a master degree in business administration from the Long Island University in the United States. Mr. Lam has more than 35 years of experience in commercial and investment banking, international financial investment, financing and fund-raising, fund management, mergers and acquisitions, asset allocation and debt restructuring etc. Mr. Lam has held major positions in international banks previously. Mr. Lam’s experience includes his tenure as an executive director of Polytec Asset Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) (Stock Code: 208) during the year 2005 to 2014. Mr. Lam will play a major role in the future development of the Group.
Mr. Tsang Zee Ho, Paul, aged 56, was appointed as executive Director, CEO and Authorised Representative with effect from 11 May 2018. Mr. Tsang obtained a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Hong Kong. Mr. Tsang is a non-practicing member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Tsang has over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, corporate management, fund raising, tax planning as well as corporate finance transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, and asset disposals. Mr. Tsang has served as a chief financial officer of Hsin Chong Group Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 404) during the year 2013 to 2014. Mr. Tsang also serve as a chief financial officer and company secretary of Vinda International Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 3331) during the year 2007 to 2013. Mr. Tsang joined two major international accounting firms and worked in their respective taxation and mergers and acquisitions divisions. Mr. Tsang once spearheaded and completed assets, business and financial structuring for the listing of a real estate investment trust in Hong Kong. Mr. Tsang is currently an independent non-executive director of Winto Group (Holdings) Limited, a company listed on the GEM with stock code of 8238.
Mr. Felipe Tan (陳奕輝) was appointed as a Director on 14 February 2014. He has served as a director of China Precision Material Limited (“CPM”) and CPM Silver Limited (“CPM Silver”), wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company since March 2009 and May 2009 respectively. He is responsible for the overall corporate strategies, management, planning business development and hedging activities of the Group. Mr. Felipe Tan (“Mr. Tan”) has over 30 years of experience in metal trading and monitoring hedging activities, including more than 13 years of management experience in the mining industry in the PRC. Currently, he is the chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of GobiMin Inc. (“GobiMin”) (Symbol: GMN), a company engaged in the exploration and exploitation of mineral resources in Xinjiang, the PRC and shares of which have been listed on the TSX Venture Exchange since 1 October 2005. GobiMin is a major shareholder of the Company and holds the shares in the Company through its subsidiaries. Mr. Tan has also been an executive director of Timeless Software Limited (“Timeless”) (stock code: 8028) since 30 September 2012, and has been appointed as the chairman of the board of directors of Timeless since 29 July 2016. Timeless is principally engaged in the computer hardware and software and mining business, the shares of which are listed on GEM. In addition, Mr. Tan is a director of Jiangmen Proudly Water-soluble Plastic Co., Ltd. (NEEQ: 833367), the shares of which are traded on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations in the PRC since 10 September 2015.
Mr. Zha Jianping was appointed as a Director on 9 November 2016. Mr. Zha graduated from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a bachelor’s degree in economics majoring in accounting in 1993. He then furthered his education at the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in 1996, which he received his master's degree in economics in 1998. Mr. Zha also obtained a master’s degree in business administration from the Wisconsin International University in the United States in 2001. Mr. Zha is a qualified senior accountant in the People’s Republic of China and has extensive business and management experience in a wide range of industries from finance, information technology to logistics. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zha worked as a senior management member in a number of large enterprise groups, including Nam Kwong (Group) Company Limited in Macau, Jinbei Automotive Company Limited, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600609) and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 01114). He was the chairman, chief executive officer and executive director of Chinese Energy Holdings Limited, a company listed on the GEM of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 08009), and the deputy managing director of Asia Allied Infrastructure Holdings Limited (formerly known as China City Construction Group Holdings Limited), a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 00711).
Independent non-executive Directors
Ms. Dai Meihong was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 25 April 2017. Ms. Dai graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a bachelor degree in economics majoring in accounting in 1993. Ms. Dai continued her education at The University of Texas at Arlington, which Ms. Dai obtained her master degree of business administration in 2009. Ms. Dai is certified public accountant of The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, chartered management accountant and chartered global management accountant of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Ms. Dai has wide range of experience in multinational companies, including finance, accounting, budgeting, business operation, internal control, ERP system management, legal and compliance. Ms. Dai is currently a partner of Shanghai Youyi Information Technology Company Limited*（上海優否信息科技有限公司）. Ms. Dai served as chief executive officer of Shanghai Bracco Sine Pharmaceutical Corp., Ltd.*（上海博萊科信誼葯業有限責任公司）, financial controller of Shanghai (Singer) Sewing Machine Company Limited*（上海勝家縫紉機有限公司）and senior internal auditor of internal audit of China region of Sinar Mas Group*（金光集團亞洲區稽核部）.
Dr. Wang Lin (王琳博士) was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 9 September 2016. Dr. Wang Lin, female, aged 48, is a professor, advisor of doctorate program and a director of the Huaian
Research Centre（淮安研究中心）of the Institute of Biophysics of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Wang is a director of Beijing Wantai Bio-Pharmaceutical Incorporation（北京萬泰生物藥業股份有限公司）and a director of National Bio-Founder Biotech Co., Ltd.（中生方政生物技術股份有限公司）. From September 2000 to August 2004, she was a co-founder, director and general manager
of Allele Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in the United States. From September 2004 to August 2005, she participated in the renowned “The 100 Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences（百人計劃）in which she was sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Science（中國科學院）to be trained as a professional expert in the science area, and was a researcher and tutor of doctorate program of the Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. From March 2006 to August 2009, she was the head of the Liaison Office（所地合作處）of the Institute of Biophysics of Chinese Academy of Sciences. From September 2005 to May 2015, she served as the vice president, executive vice president and executive director of Biosino Bio-Technology and Science Incorporation (stock code: 8247), a company listed on the GEM Board of the Stock Exchange. Dr. Wang served as an expert in the field of biology and pharmaceutical technology under the National 863 High Technology Program（國家高技術研究發展計劃（863計劃））during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan. She was also elected as the vice chairman of the “Legend Star” Entrepreneurial Alliance (“聯想之星”創業聯盟) in 2010 and served as its council member for two sessions. Dr. Wang graduated from the Department of Biology of Peking University in 1990. She obtained a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the United States in 1997. Dr. Wang conducted post-doctoral researches at the Department of Biochemistry (HHMI) of the University of California – San Diego, the United States from 1997 to 2000. She participated in the CEO seminar at the School of Economics and Management of the Tsinghua University from 2007 to 2009 and also participated in the 1st “Legend Star” CEO Special Training Class (“聯想之星” CEO特訓班) from 2008 to 2009.
Ms. Tsang Wai Chun Marianna (曾惠珍) was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 22 July 2014. Ms. Tsang Wai Chun Marianna (“Ms. Tsang”) is the Managing Director of TWC Management Limited. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries, the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Society of Registered Financial Planners, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Institute of Financial Accountants and Institute of Public Accountants in Australia. Ms. Tsang has over 30 years of company secretarial, corporate affairs, and related legal working experience in major commercial corporations and in professional firms. She has a postgraduate certificate in Professional Accounting in November 2002. Ms. Tsang has served as an independent non-executive director of Timeless since 16 October 2003.