Mr QIU Dong received a doctoral degree in Economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in 1990. He is a PhD supervisor approved by Degree Office of the State Council in 1993, a recipient entitled to Government Special Allowance by the State Council and a distinguished guest professor of Changjiang Scholars Program conferred by Ministry of Education in 2008. Mr QIU served successively as principal of Dongbei University of Finance and Economics and Party secretary of the Central University of Finance and Economics. He served as a representative to the tenth session of the National People’s Congress, vice president of Statistical Association of China, member of the eighth session of the ICP Technical Advisory Group of the World Bank, member of Advisory Committee of National Bureau of Statistics, vice president of the National Accounting Society of China, vice chairman of China National Conditions Research Association, vice president of China Association of Market Information and Research, a member of Management Division of Science & Technology Commission of Ministry of Education of the PRC and concurrently served at the editorial boards of Statistical Research and Finance & Trade Economics, and as adjunct professor or PhD supervisor at various domestic universities. Mr QIU currently serves as a chair professor at Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, convenor of National Disciplinary Appraisal Group for Philosophy, Social Science and Planning, and vice officer of National Statistical Teaching Material Editing and Censoring Committee. He had been an independent director of Agricultural Bank of China Limited, China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd., China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd. and China Everbright Group. Mr QIU was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 17 April 2020.