Yangtze Optical Fibre And Cable Joint Stock Limited Company approved the election and appointment of Mr. Iuri Longhi as a non-executive director of the Company. approved the election and appointment of Mr. Mei Yong as a non-executive director of the Company, to approve the election and appointment of Ms. Li Chang'ai as an independent non-executive director of the Company, at the Extraordinary General Meeting held on July 31, 2023. Mr. Iuri Longhi, aged 45, is currently the chief strategy officer of the Prysmian Group.
Mr. Iuri Longhi joined the Prysmian Group in May 2020. Prior to joining the Prysmian Group, Mr. Iuri Longhi started his career at Procter & Gamble, where he held various positions in different countries including Italy, France and Belgium, from 2003 to 2008. After that, he joined the Boston Consulting Group in Milan until December 2013, where he led multiple assignments in the consumer goods and industrial goods practice, focusing on strategy, business development and business model redesign and optimization.
From January 2014 to April 2020, Mr. Iuri Longhi served as the head of M&A and corporate finance at Lavazza, where he was responsible for managing acquisitions, partnerships and other external growth related initiatives. During his tenure at Lavazza, Mr. Iuri Longhi had also held various other managerial roles, he was the head of marketing and R&D financial controlling from February 2017 to October 2018; the office coffee service (OCS) & vending finance director from November 2018 to April 2020; and board member of Lavazza Professional Holding in the North America and Europe regions from November 2018 to April 2020. Mr. Iuri Longhi obtained a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata and a master of business administration from each of SDA Bocconi in Milan and London Business School in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Mei Yong, age 48, a member of the Communist Party of China and graduated with a university bachelor's degree in public finance from Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics. Mr. Mei Yong served as an accountant, assistant manager, manager, securities affairs representative and assistant to the president at the assets and finance department of Yangtze Communications, one of the substantial shareholders of the Company and a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 600345). Since August 2011, Mr. Mei Yong has served as a board secretary of Yangtze Communications; since May 2015, he has been appointed as vice president and has continued to serve as a board secretary of Yangtze Communications; and since June 2021, he has been appointed as chief financial officer and has continued to serve as a board secretary and vice president of Yangtze Communications.
Ms. Li Chang'ai, age 59, is currently a professor (level II) at the School of Accountancy of Hubei University of Economics, she has been teaching at the School of Accountancy of Hubei University of Economics since 1988. Ms. Li Chang'ai is also a director of the Accounting Society of China, an executive director of Accounting Society of Hubei Province, an executive director of Audit Society of Hubei Province and a special auditor of Audit Bureau of Wuhan. Ms. Li Chang'ai has served as an independent director of KOFON Motion Group since November 2020, an independent director of Jiaxing Jiete New Material Co.
Ltd. since December 2021, and an independent director of Wuhan Glroad Smart Technology Co. Ltd. since September 2022. Ms. Li had served as an independent director of Wuhan Hitek Biopharmaceutical Co.
Ltd., a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 300683), from August 2017 to January 2021; and as an independent supervisor of the Company from June 2015 to January 2020. Ms. Li Chang 'ai obtained her bachelor 's degree in economics, master 's degree in economics and doctorate in management from Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics. She is a Chinese certified public accountant (non-practicing) and a senior member of the Accounting Society of China and obtained an independent director qualification certificate in 2008.