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Sinyi Realty
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board Members

Sinyi Realty Inc.’s Board of Directors (the “BOD”) is comprised of 7 distinguished directors including 4 independent directors with a great breadth of expertise in business management, law, finance, accounting, and business operation. During the 2019 AGM, the Company's shareholders selected a female independent director. The number of independent directors is in excess of 50% of the total number of director seats. Another female director has been added in October 2023, bringing the proportion of female directors to 28.6%.

Chou Ken Yu
Chairperson
Chou Ken Yu
Experience/Education
  • Vice Chairperson of the Company
  • Vice General Manager of the Company's Digital Intelligence Center
  • Chairperson of Yu Hao Co., Ltd.
  • Senior Manager of Real Estate Agent Division
  • Master of Entertainment Technology Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Other Position
  • Chief Transformation Officer of the Company
  • Director of the Company's subsidiaries
Chou Chun-Chi
Director
Chou Chun-Chi
Experience/Education
  • Chairperson of the Company
  • General Manager of the Company
  • Bachelor of Dept. of Law, Chinese Culture University
Other Position
  • Director of Sinyi Real Estate (Shanghai) Limited
  • Director of Jiuxin Real Estate (Wuxi) Limited
  • Managing Director of Commerce Development Research Institute
  • Director of Prospect Hospitality Co., Ltd.
  • Director of Chinese Television System Corp.
  • Chairperson of Sinyi Culture Foundation
  • Director of Taiwan Regional Revitalization Foundation
Chen, Li-Sin
Director
Chen, Li-Sin
Experience/Education
  • Vice General Manager of Digital Intelligence Center
  • Vice General Manager of Real Estate Agent Division of the Company
  • Senior Manager of Management Information System (MIS) Department of the Company
  • EMBA, Institute of Business Administration, National Chung Hsing University
Other Position
  • General Manager of the Company
  • Chairperson of Sinyi Global Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Jhan Hong-Chih
Independent Director
Jhan Hong-Chih
Experience/Education
  • Publisher of PChome Publishing Group.
  • The editor of Wonshine version of United Daily News.
  • President of Cite’ Publishing Group
  • General Manager and the editor of Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., Ltd.
  • Bachelor, Dept. of Economic, National Taiwan University
Other Position
  • Chairperson of PChome online Inc.
  • Chairperson of PChome InterPay Inc.
  • Chairperson of PChome Store Inc.
  • Chairperson of PChome eBay Co., Ltd.
  • Chairperson of Linktel Inc.
  • Independent Director of Asmedia Technology Inc.
  • Independent Director of Lion Travel Service Co., Ltd.
  • Chariperson of Rakuya International Info. Co., Ltd.
  • Chariperson of Shang Shan Human Culture Foundation
Yen Lou-Yu
Independent Director
Yen Lou-Yu
Experience/Education
  • Vice Chairperson and General Manager of Vincera Capital
  • Chief Strategy Officer, Partnership of Customers and Market of Deloitte & Touche(China)
  • Partnership of Deloitte & Touche (Taiwan)
  • General Manager of Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting
  • Master, Dept. of Accounting, National Cheng Chi University
Other Position
  • Chairperson of Entrepreneurs Co-Creation Platform
  • Independent Director of Qisda Corp.
  • Director of Scientific American (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.
  • Supervisor of Meet Digital Innovation Co., Ltd.
  • Director of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund (Taiwan)
  • Director of Taiwan Regional Revitalization Foundation
  • Director of the Reporter Foundation
  • Director of the Vision Project Foundation
Lee Yi-Li
Independent Director
Lee Yi-Li
Experience/Education
  • Senior Vice President of Standard Chartered Bank (Taiwan) Limited, Global Enterprise Division
  • Vice President of Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank
  • Manager of Citibank Taiwan Ltd.
  • Master of Business Administration, Rutgers University
  • President Class at Harvard Business School
Other Position
  • Vice Chairperson of Maywufa Co., Ltd.
  • Chairperson of PhytoHealth Corp.
  • Chairperson and CEO of AmCad BioMed Corp.
  • Chairperson of Broadsound Corp.
  • Director of Maywufa Cosmetics (Shanghai) Ltd.
  • Director of Taiwan Incubator SME Development Corporation
  • Director of Lutna Corporation
Wu, Chih-Wei
Independent Director
Wu, Chih-Wei
Experience/Education
  • CEO of Credit Suisse(Taiwan)
  • Executive chairperson of Standard Chartered Bank(Taiwan)
  • General manager of Hsinchu International Bank
  • Master of Business Administration ,California State University
Other Position
  • Chairperson of ChiTeh Investment Co., Ltd.
  • Director of Longchen Paper & Packaging Co., Ltd.
  • Director of Hematech Biotherapeutics Inc.
  • Independent Director of Innolux Corp.
  • Supervisor of Taiwan Farm Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Independent Director of Preferred Bank

Diversification of Board Member

  • The 2019 objective of diversification of BOD members is to increase female and young directors. After the re-election of the Company’s BOD members on May 24, 2019, at that time, we elected another new female director, Ms. Li Yi-Ii, less than the age of 50, as an independent director. With working experience in foreign banks for many years and has served as a director or general manager in other listed companies, Ms. Li Yi-li shall provide us more innovative and young concepts and rigorous risk management suggestions derived from working in the foreign bank.
  • The company selected Mr. Chou Ken-yu, a young man with a background in digital technology, who became a director of the 14th board of directors on May 19, 2022, and was elected as the vice chairman of the board of directors held on September 27, 2022. to provide advice on digital transformation issues.
  • In response to the business development of the Company, we planned to select an independent director with a background and experience in the real estate development industry. Mr. Wu Zhi-wei, the members of the 14th session of the Board of Directors of the Company, has served as an independent director of Cathay Pacific Construction for several years and through his relevant experience, he shall inject more insights into the Board of Directors.
  • Chairperson Liu Yuan-Chih, the legal representative of Sinyi Co., Ltd. retired due to health reasons. The legal director of Sinyi Co., Ltd. resigned as chairman but continues to serve as a director of the Company. In October 2023, Ms. Chen Li-Sin was appointed as her representative to become a director of the Company, increasing the proportion of female directors to 28.6%.
  • For more information about the diversification policy of members of the board of directors, please refer to Chapter 3 of the Company's 2022 annual report .

Director Training Status

Selections of the members to the Board of Directors seats

Here at Sinyi Realty Inc., we started the perspective of corporate governance and entrepreneurial heritage quite many years ago. We introduced an independent director system as early as 2004. We set up the Audit Committee in 2007, established the Remuneration Committee in 2010. In 2013, the number of Sinyi’s independent directors was four, in excess of half of the total number of board of directors seats at seven (7). In very early years, we set the sound system that the tenure of office of independent directors should not exceed nine (9) years in maximum to prevent potential damage to the independence. Furthermore, the Nominating Committee was established in 2017 to help the Sinyi Group in checking and verifying the professional backgrounds of the director nominees (such as law, accounting, industry-related knowledge, finance, marketing, or technology) as well as professional expertise (e.g. operational judgment ability; accounting and financial analysis ability; management ability; crisis processing capacity; industry knowledge; the comprehensive of international market; leadership; decision-making ability). That Committee further helps us check and verify the qualification requirements for senior executives in their promotion. Many practices had been virtually carried out by Sinyi Group before requirements by the government authorities. Through such sound practice, we have significantly optimized the performance of the Board of Directors.

In addition to professional backgrounds and professional expertise, the Company's board of directors members should further possess the expertise required by the Company's business planning and business undertakings. To help the Board of Directors members enhance the professionalism and continuous improvement, given the scope beyond the professional capabilities of the directors to choose and cover such professional courses in finance, risk management, business, commerce, legal affairs, accounting, corporate social responsibility, or internal control systems related to the nature of the company's business undertakings, we arrange and required each and every Board of Directors member to receive and complete at least six (6) hours of refresher and advanced study every year. Thanks to such sound planning and system, all board of directors members will keep themselves abreast of the up-to-date know-how required for the industry. The average training hours per director in 2023 were 8.7 hours.

Here at Sinyi Group, we launched the chairperson succession plan quite many years ago, cultivating the Company's internal senior executives to enter the Board of Directors and familiarize them with the operation of the board of directors. Besides, routinely, we have tried to expand their participation in the operating units of the Group, and experience in job rotation, assignment, and the like. Finally, after the full re-election of the Board of Directors members in May 2019, exactly in the same month, Chairperson Chou Chun-Chi successfully handed over his chairmanship to Mr. Hsueh Chien-Ping, the former General Manager and Vice-Chairperson of the Company. Former Chairperson Chou Chun-Chi, who is the very founder of Sinyi Group, currently serves as the Company's director. The Company has established a talent pool of independent directors, and will update the list in due course to facilitate the selection of future independent directors.

In order to accelerate the Company's digital transformation and enable the members of the Board of Directors to better understand, support and then give instructions, Sinyi Co., Ltd., the juristic-person director of the Company, has reappointed Mr. Chou Ken-Yu as its new representative, replacing Vice Chairperson Ms. Chou Wang Mei-Wen as the successor juristic-person director representative. Having been served in the sales and staff divisions of the Company with complete qualifications, Director Chou Ken-Yu is familiar with real estate brokerage business, data application, etc., and has also devoted himself  to the Company's digital transformation plan in recent years.

Mr. Chou Ken-Yu, the CTO of the Company, accepted the nomination and  became member of the 14th Board of Directors on May 19, 2022. He was elected as Vice Chairperson during the board meeting held on September 27, 2022.

Owing to Chairperson Liu Yuan-Chi's premature retirement for personal health reasons, Vice Chairperson Chou Ken-Yu was appointed as Chairperson by the Board of Directors in 2023. He has been a director since May 2022. Furthermore, given his extensive experience within the Company, he is already well-versed in its operations and can seamlessly take on the role of the Company's chairperson.

In 2022, in response to the business development of the Company, we planned to select an independent director with a background and experience in the real estate development industry. Mr. Wu Zhi-wei, the members of the 14th session of the Board of Directors of the Company, has served as an independent director of Cathay Pacific Construction for several years and through his relevant experience, he shall inject more insights into the Board of Directors.

Chairman Liu Yuan-Chih, the legal representative of Sinyi Co., Ltd. retired. The legal director of Sinyi Co., Ltd. resigned as chairman but continues to serve as a director of the Company. In October 2023, Ms. Chen Li-Sin was appointed as her representative to become a director of the Company, increasing the proportion of female directors to 28.6%.