Board of Directors
Simon Meng, is an independent non-executive Director, a member of the Audit, of the Nomination, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee and of the Remuneration Committee of the Company since December 9, 2019. Mr. Meng was appointed as the Chairperson of the Nomination, Environmental, Social and Governance Committee on May 27, 2021. Mr. Meng is a visiting Professor of Zhejiang Normal University and a member of the International Advisory Board of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He was an international partner in King & Wood Mallesons in Shanghai between April 1, 2021 and June 2023. Mr. Meng was a corporate M&A partner at Linklaters in Shanghai since May 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020, specializing in cross-border M&A, direct investments and joint ventures in China. He has significant experience in project development relating to energy, real estate and urban transportation sectors in China and has advised numerous Chinese and multinational corporations. Mr. Meng is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and in France and is registered as “foreign lawyer” in Hong Kong. He practiced in Paris, New York and Hong Kong with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton between 1990 and 1996 before joining Freshfields in Hong Kong in August 1996. Prior to joining Linklaters, Mr. Meng was a partner of King & Wood Mallesons from October 2012 until April 2017, Herbert Smith from April 2000 to September 2012, and Sidley Austin from October 1998. Mr. Meng holds a CERT certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight by Carnegie Mellon University and National Association of Corporation Directors. Mr. Meng obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Beijing University, a Master of Public Law, a Master of Business Law and a Doctor of Law from Bordeaux University, and a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from the New York University.