Ms. Cynthia Jinhong Meng

Independent Director

Ms. Meng has extensive experience in corporate advisory, strategy development, stakeholder engagement and integrating ESG/sustainability. In June 2016, Ms. Meng established Credence Investment Holding Limited (“Credence”), and has since been serving as a managing partner of Credence, primarily responsible for business development, general management and advising entrepreneur founders and management team on critical business strategies and issues. From September 2018 to February 2023, Ms. Meng served as a partner at Brunswick Group Ltd., a London-based global critical issues advisory firm, primarily responsible for advisory, business development and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on crisis management, risk mitigation, integrating ESG/sustainability strategies, and support for corporate clients on investor and capital markets strategic communications.

Prior to founding Credence, Ms. Meng had over ten years of experience in investment banking as a recognized equity research analyst. From January 2011 to June 2016, she served as a managing director and the head of Greater China technology, media, and telecom (“TMT”) equity research at Jefferies Hong Kong Limited. From September 2007 to October 2010, she served as a vice president, senior publishing equity research analyst and the head of China telecom services and equipment research team at Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited. From August 2006 to August 2007, she served as a vice president and publishing equity research analyst at China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited. From October 2005 to July 2006, she served as a vice president and a regional telecoms services team support of J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited. From April 2005 to October 2005, she served as an associate and research team support for global technology hardware and telecom equipment sector at Thomas Weisel Partners, a New York-based investment bank. Prior to that, Ms. Meng also served as (i) a management consultant at Adventis Corporation, a Boston-based global TMT strategy consultancy, from July 1999 to March 2005; (ii) a management consultant at Arthur D. Little, a management consultancy headquartered in Boston, from July 1998 to July 1999; and (iii) a marketing executive at Mobile Oil Asia Pacific pte Ltd. from October 1994 to August 1996.

Ms. Meng obtained her master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in Illinois, the U.S. in June 1998 and her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Ningbo University in Zhejiang, China, in June 1992. In addition, Ms. Meng has obtained the qualification as Securities and Futures Intermediaries issued by the Hong Kong Securities Institute and also received completion certificates for educational and professional programs at numerous prestigious universities and institutions worldwide over the past decade, including, among others, Harvard Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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