Mr. Sébastien Marie Christophe BAZIN
Sébastien Marie Christophe Bazin, also known as Sébastien Bazin, aged 58, joined our Group and was appointed as Director on January 25, 2016. Mr. Bazin is primarily responsible for participating in decision making of important matters of our Group. Mr. Bazin has managed and participated in a large number of investments in the hospitality industry over 20 years. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Accor (a company listed on the Euronext Paris (EPA) (stock code: AC) and London Stock Exchange (stock code: 0H59)), where he has served as a director since January 2006. Prior to that, he served as a member of the supervisory board of Accor since May 2005, and was responsible for participating in decision making of strategic matters of Accor. Please refer to the section headed “History and Corporate Structure—Strategic Alliance with Accor” for further details of the principal business activities of Accor and the non-competition undertaking entered into by Accor and us. Mr. Bazin is also the vice chairman of the supervisory board of Gustave Roussy Foundation. Previously, Mr. Bazin was a managing director and chief executive officer in Colony Capital SAS (Paris), a private-equity firm, from December 1997 to May 2013 and subsequently the president in Colony Capital SAS (Paris) from May to September 2013. Mr. Bazin has been an independent director of General Electric Company (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, ticker symbol: GE) since April 2016. He had also been a non-executive and non-independent director of Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd. (a company listed on the Singapore Exchange, stock code: B58) from October 2017 to December 2017. Mr. Bazin has earned his master’s degree in business management from Paris-Sorbonne University in France in 1985.