• Chen Feng

  • Wang Jian

  • Tan Xiangdong

  • Li Xianhua

  • Lu Ying

  • Chen Wenli

  • Zhang Ling

  • Huang Qijun

  • Tang Liang

  • Tong Fu

  • Zhao Quan

Chen Feng

CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HNA GROUP

Chen Feng is a co-founder of HNA Group and has served as the Chairman of HNA Group since 2000. Since co-founding the Company in 1993, Mr. Chen has transformed a regional airline based on Hainan Island into a global company focused on tourism, logistics and financial services. With approximately $145 billion of assets, over $90 billion in annual revenues in 2016, and an international workforce of 410,000 employees, primarily across North America, Europe and Asia, HNA Group operates as a global value chain capitalizing on global economic and business trends.

Mr. Chen is leading his team to drive success through a focus on integrity, excellence in performance and innovation. Through his commitment to social responsibility, HNA Group is bringing the world closer together, supporting local communities, and using its resources responsibly.

Mr. Chen’s career is rooted in aviation and global commerce. His background includes positions at the Civil Aviation Administration of China and the National Air Regulations Bureau in China, and he served as the Aviation Business Advisor to the Provincial Governor of Hainan province.

Mr. Chen has received several awards recognizing his excellence in business and entrepreneurship, including being named “Asian Business Leader” by CNBC. In 2006, Mr. Chen was awarded the “Medal of the Commander in the Order of the Crown” by the Prime Minister of Belgium in honor of HNA Group’s contributions to economic exchange and development between China and other countries. In 2017, Mr. Chen was awarded the “Knights of the Oriental Art” by the Belgian Parliament in honor of HNA Groups contributions to communications between the East and the West.

Mr. Chen graduated from the Lufthansa College of Air Transport Management in Germany and received an MBA from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands. He also completed advanced studies in senior management at Harvard University.

Wang Jian

CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HNA GROUP

Wang Jian is a co-founder and Chairman of HNA Group, and he previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman. Mr. Wang also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of HNA International.

Mr. Wang’s career is rooted in aviation. He began his career in 1983 in the field of civil aviation planning, where he gained deep experience in economic management, civil aviation management, international negotiations and foreign economic relations. As a visiting professor at Civil Aviation University of China and the China Institute for Reform and Development, he continues to provide thought leadership in these important areas.

Mr. Wang has helped initiate many of HNA Group’s corporate social responsibility efforts over the years – including HNA Group’s hallmark Brightness Action program and the establishment of the Cihang Foundation – and is honored to be part of the leadership team that has cultivated them.

Mr. Wang graduated from the Civil Aviation University of China (formerly Civil Aviation Institute of China) with a Bachelor’s degree in Airline Management and holds an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

Tan Xiangdong

CO-FOUNDER AND VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CEO, HNA GROUP

Adam Tan is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of HNA Group. Mr. Tan has served as a Director of HNA Group since 2001 and was named Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2013. He assumed the role of CEO in 2016.

Under Mr. Tan’s leadership, HNA Group is executing on a two-pronged strategy of organic growth and strategic investments to become a global market leader in each of its three core pillars – tourism, logistics and financial services. In the past year, Mr. Tan has overseen investments in Hilton, Carlson Hotels, Ingram Micro, Gategroup, Avolon and Swissport, among others, further positioning the company at the forefront of its core business areas.

As a co-founder of HNA Group, Mr. Tan has held executive positions in each of the company’s core businesses. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Tan served as President of HNA Group from 2013 to 2016, and also was Chairman of HNA Capital, the financial services unit of HNA Group. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Executive Chairman of HNA Industry Holding, which has since been renamed HNA Capital. Currently, he is also the Chairman of HNA Innovation Finance Group.

Mr. Tan also serves as the Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Avolon, Gategroup, Swissport and Ingram Micro.

In August 2017, Mr Tan was awarded the “Medal of the Commander in the Order of the Crown” by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in honor of HNA Group’s contributions to economic exchange and development between China and Belgium. In November of the same year, he was awarded the Calvary Medal in recognition of his distinguished corporate and philanthropic leadership in the international business community.

Mr. Tan graduated from the Capital University of Business and Economics with a Master’s degree in Economics and received an MBA from St. John’s University in New York. He also studied at Harvard Business School from 2000 to 2001.

 

Li Xianhua

CO-FOUNDER AND VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HNA GROUP

Li Xianhua is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, HNA Group.

Mr. Li, a co-founder of HNA Group, has held a number of senior level positions, including serving as the company’s Executive President and CEO from 2000 to 2014. He previously served as a Senior Executive Assistant and the Chief Secretary of the Board of Directors of Hainan Airlines Group Company and was Chairman of HNA Airport Group and HNA Xinhua Culture Holdings.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Li worked at the National Price Bureau.

Mr. Li is a recognized leader in China’s business community, having received numerous awards, including being named the “4th Hainan Province Meritorious Entrepreneur” in 2006 and the “National Labor Model” in 2015.

Mr. Li graduated from Wuhan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and holds a Master’s degree from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

Lu Ying

VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HNA GROUP

Lu Ying is a Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of HNA Group, a position he has held since 2015. Mr. Lu also serves as the Honorary Chairman of Tianjin Airlines and the President of HNA Economic Research Institute.

Mr. Lu joined HNA Group in 2009. During his tenure he has served in various leadership positions across HNA’s industry groups, including as Managing Director and CEO of Tianjin Datong Construction Development Group, Vice Chairman and Chairman of Tianjin Airlines, Vice Chairman of HNA Property Holdings, President and Executive Chairman of HNA Daji Investment and Development, Chairman of HNA Infrastructure Industry Group and Chairman of HNA Industry Holding.

Mr. Lu graduated from Nankai University with a Master’s degree in Politics and also received a Doctorate degree in Politics from Nankai University.

Chen Wenli

CO-FOUNDER AND MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HNA GROUP

Chen Wenli is a member of the  HNA Group Board of Directors.

As a co-founder of HNA Group, Mr. Chen played an instrumental role in guiding HNA Group’s successful growth from a regional airline to a global company focused on tourism, logistics and financial services. He has held several roles within the Company, with a particular focus on aviation.

From 1993 to 2000, he held numerous leadership roles at Hainan Provincial Airlines Company, including Managing Director, General Manager of the Maintenance Engineering Department and General Manager of the Flight Business Department and Vice President. He also served as Executive CEO of Tianjin Airlines, Chairman of Haikou Meilan International Airport, Chairman of Sanya Aviation & Tourism College, Managing Director of Grand China Air and Chairman of HNA Aviation Holdings.

Mr. Chen graduated from the Civil Aviation University of China (formerly Civil Aviation Institute of China) with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and received an MBA from Peking University. Mr. Chen also obtained engineering license issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration.

Zhang Ling

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (D), HNA GROUP, CHAIRMAN

Zhang Ling was appointed to HNA Group’s Board of Directors in 2013. He also serves as the Deputy CEO of HNA Group and Chairman of HNA Tourism.

As Chairman of HNA Tourism and HNA Aviation, Mr. Zhang is a key driver of the growth of HNA Group’s tourism business and has overseen dozens of investments and acquisitions in the past three years.

Throughout his career at HNA Group, Mr. Zhang has actively promoted and been highly involved in the company’s corporate social responsibility practice. He played an instrumental role in the implementation of the HNA Brightness Action campaign, which has provided free eyesight recovery operations to more than 6,800 beneficiaries around the world.

Mr. Zhang joined HNA Group in 2000 and has held several positions of increasing responsibility, including Deputy General Manager of Human Resource Department, Managing Deputy General Manager of Project Development and Management, Director of the General Administration Office, General Manager of Information Management and General Manager of International Investment Management.

Mr. Zhang previously was Executive Chairman and CEO of HNA Tourism Holding. In 2011, Mr. Zhang was appointed as Vice Chairman of HNA Group International (Hong Kong). He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of HNA-Caissa Travel Group.

Mr. Zhang graduated from Peking University's Guanghua School of Management with an MBA.

Huang Qijun

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HNA GROUP AND CHAIRMAN OF HNA HOLDING GROUP

Huang Qijun is a member of the Board of Directors of HNA Group. He also serves as Chairman of HNA Holding.

Mr. Huang, who began his career at HNA Group in 1999, has held a number of senior level positions, including Executive Assistant to the President, Executive Vice President, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

In 2009, Mr. Huang was appointed as Vice Chairman of Nexis Securities, a sub-division of HNA Capital, where he served until 2011. Mr. Huang also served as the Director of HNA Capital. From 2016 to 2017 he served as the deputy CEO of HNA Group and Executive chairman of HNA International.

Mr. Huang graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Investment Economics from Wuhan University and received a Master’s degree in Control Engineering from Dalian University of Technology and an EMBA from Zhong Shan University.

Tang Liang

MEMBER OF THE HNA GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS, AND CHAIRMAN, HNA CAPITAL

Tang Liang serves as a member of the HNA Group Board of Directors, as well as Chairman of the HNA Capital Board of Directors.

Under Mr. Tang’s leadership, HNA Capital has grown rapidly and become a leading provider of a diverse and comprehensive range of financial services, boasting more than thirty member companies including the world’s second largest provider of container leasing services and the third largest provider of aircraft leasing services. HNA Capital’s global reach has expanded to over a hundred cities worldwide, and has therefore become an indispensable asset in HNA Group’s rapid development.

Mr. Tang has a wealth of experience and knowledge in business management. Since joining HNA Group, Mr. Tang has, among other positions, served as the following:
• Deputy General Manager, HNA Group Project Development and Management Department;
• Vice President, Bohai International Trust Co., Ltd.;
• General Manager, HNA Finance;
• Chairman, Bohai Capital;
• Vice Chairman, HNA Capital.

During his time at HNA Group, Mr. Tang has been deeply involved in the Company’s corporate social responsibility practice, acting as the driving force behind HNA Capital’s participating in disaster relief, poverty alleviation programs, and education projects, among other welfare projects. Under Mr. Tang’s guidance, HNA Capital raised funds to provide student insurance worth of nearly ten 10 million RMB to local migrant schools.

Mr. Tang graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Legal English from Northwest University of Political Science and Law and received an MBA in 2008 from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

Tong Fu

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HNA GROUP AND CHAIRMAN, HNA TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Eric Tong is a member of the Board of Directors of HNA Group and is the Chairman of HNA Technology Group, a position he has held since 2017.

In March 2017, Eric was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TianJin Tianhai Investment, a subsidiary of HNA Group. He also serves as the Chairman and Executive Director of Advanced Card Systems Holdings, and as the Chairman of Pactera Technology International.

Since joining HNA Group in 2004, Eric has served in key roles across several functions, including General Manager of Information Technology Development, General Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Director of the General Administration Office, Chief Innovation Officer of HNA Group, and Vice-Chairman & CEO of HNA EcoTech.

Eric received a Bachelor of Science degree and an EMBA degree from Peking University.

Zhao Quan

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, HNA GROUP AND CHAIRMAN OF HNA TOURISM GROUP

Zhao Quan is member of the Board of Directors of HNA Group and also serves as the Chairman of HNA Tourism Group, positions he has held since 2017.

Mr Zhao joined HNA Group in 2003, previously serving as HNA Group Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2015. He has a bachelors degree in computing from Lanzhou University.