Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. MingJian Kuo serves as Independent NonExecutive Director of Samson Holdings Ltd. Mr. Kuo is the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Kuo is the Vice Chairman of The Blackstone Group Limited in charge of Greater China private equity investment business. He is an Independent Director of Cathay Financial Holding Co. Ltd. a company listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporationrationration. He was appointed Managing Director of HQ Asia Pacific in September 2005. Before joining HQ Mr. Kuo was the Senior Country Officer and Head of Investment Bank of JPMorgan Chase in Hong Kong and has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate finance industry. Since the merger of JPMorgan and Jardine Fleming in 2000 Mr. Kuo had been responsible for the firms banking business and all investment banking activities in Taiwan. Mr. Kuo was also Vice Chairman of the Greater China Operating Committee of JPMorgan Chase and since April 2005 he had been responsible for JPMorgans Financial Sponsor Industry of Asia exJapan. Mr. Kuo had also been Managing Director of the heritage Chase Manhattan Bank since October 1998. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase Mr. Kuo worked at Citibank Taipei for more than nine years last as Head of the Corporationrationrate Banking Group responsible for client management. Prior to this Mr. Kuo was head of the Merchant Banking Group in charge of investment banking and capital market products. He previously worked at Citibank New York focusing on strategic products and had experience in Treasury Marketing and Foreign Exchange Trading for six years at Citibank Taipei. He was also the Chief Trader and Head of FX for Citibank from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Kuo is a member of the Youth Presidents Organization
Age: 52 Director Since 2005 MBAKuo obtained a Bachelor degree with a major in Business Administration from FuJen Catholic University in 1983 and MBA degree from City University of New York in 1989.