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Name     Position   Served From
Xiaoming Hu

Bing Mei

    Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Office
  June 2007

November 2016
Cheng (Henry) Wang     Director   May 2015
           
Yi  Lin     Director (Independent)   May 2017
Jerry Lewin     Director (Independent)   November 2010
Henry Yu     Director (Independent)   July 2011
 
Jingsong Qian     Director   January 2011
Liming Chen     Director (Independent)   May 2012

 
 
Business Experience of Directors and Executive Officers
 
Biographical Information
 
Xiaoming Hu
CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
 
Mr. Hu Xiaoming was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board in June 2007. Prior to joining the Company, from October 2003 to April 2005, Mr. Hu served as Project Manager (Chief Scientist) in the WX Pure Electric Vehicle Development Important Project of Electro-vehicle in the State 863 Plan. From October 1984 to March 2003, Mr. Hu served as: (i) Factory Director of the Yongkang Instrument Factory, (ii) Factory Director of the Yongkang Mini Car Factory, (iii) Chairman and General Manager of the Yongkang Vehicle Company, (iv) General Manager of the Wan Xiang Electric Vehicle Developing Center and (v) General Manager of the Wan Xiang Battery Company. Mr. Hu personally owned 4 invention patents and 7 utility model patents, which he transferred to the Company in fiscal year 2012.
 

Bing Mei
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
 
Mr. Mei is a seasoned financial executive with a distinguished career of more than 15 years as an executive with Fortune 500 companies, large multinational enterprises, and middle market companies, including public companies, in both the U.S. and China. Before joining Kandi, Mr. Mei served as the Chief Financial Officer and board secretary of Skystar Bio-Pharmaceutical Company, a publicly traded biotechnology company based in China, from 2011 through 2016. From 2015 through 2016, he also served as an independent non-executive member of the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of PharmaMax Corporation, also based in China. From 2006 through 2011, Mr. Mei served as the Chief Financial Officer of Avineon, Inc., a multinational technology company located in the U.S., where he managed the Company’s global financial operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Prior to his service Avineon, Inc., he served as Controller of Arrowhead Global Solutions, Inc. (now part of Harris Corporation), a U.S.-based global provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments. Mr. Mei has also served as the Controller of both PICS, Inc. and Thompson Hospitality Corporation, a member of the Compass Group family of companies, located in the U.S. Mr. Mei received a B.S. degree in Economics from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China and holds an M.B.A. degree from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he graduated with distinction as a Fuqua Scholar.  Mr. Mei is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Maryland, a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
 
 
Cheng (Henry) Wang
DIRECTOR 
 
Mr. Cheng (Henry) Wang was appointed as Director after resigning as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer in November 2016 and continuing to serve as a board member. Mr. Wang has over 20 years of international financial management experience. Before joining the Company, Mr. Wang served as CFO for Shanghai Always Marketing Service Co., LTD., one of the largest field marketing service agencies in China, leading its procurement and finance departments since May 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Wang worked for Renesola Ltd. (NYSE: SOL), an international leading brand and technology provider of green energy products, initially as Vice President of Finance since January 2010, ascending to CFO in July 2011. Mr. Wang holds both certifications as Certified Public Accountants ("CPA") in China and Certified Internal Auditor ("CIA"). He earned a master's degree in Law from Renmin University of China and Master of Business Administration from the Open University of Hong Kong.
 
 

Yi Lin
DIRECTOR

Mr. Yi Lin was appointed as a director of the Company in May 2017. Mr. Lin has extensive experience in automotive engineering and multi-body system dynamics research. Throughout his career, he has been awarded numerous high-ranking national science and technology rewards. He served several key senior roles in academic and industrial organizations and was given Special Government Allowances from the State Council in 1992. Additionally, he was named an “Expert of China’s Machinery Industry” in 1995 and elected to the “Outstanding Young Science Talents in China’s Automobile Industry” in 1998. From 2007 to 2015, he served as a deputy chief engineer at Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd., as an executive director of Beijing Automotive New Energy Vehicle Co., Ltd., and as the executive vice president of Beijing Automotive Research Institute. Prior to that, he was a part-time professor at Beijing University of Technology, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Institute of Electrical Engineering at China Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Hunan University. He was appointed as the dean of Automotive Engineering at Jilin University of Technology in 1996 and remained in that position until 2000.


Mr. Lin received his Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science degree and Doctoral degree in Automotive Engineering from Jilin University of Technology. He was a visiting scholar at Mechanical Department at the University of Michigan from 2001 to 2002. He is a member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

 

Jerry Lewin
DIRECTOR
 
 
Mr. Jerry Lewin was appointed as a director of the Company in November 2010. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Hyatt Hotels Corporation and is responsible for managing 35 hotels throughout the North American continent. Mr. Lewin has been with Hyatt since 1987. In his capacity as Senior Vice President, Mr. Lewin supervises a number of areas, including finance, sales and marketing, public relations, customer service, engineering, and human resources. Mr. Lewin serves as a member of the Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s Managing Committee and sits on the board of directors of the New York City Hotel Association. Since July 2009, Mr. Lewin has served as a director of EFT Biotech Holdings, Inc. Mr. Lewin currently serves as President of the New York Law Enforcement Foundation and President of the NY State Troopers PBA Signal 30 Fund. Mr. Lewin has served in various management capacities for several hotel companies in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas. Mr. Lewin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and completed the Executive Development Program at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
 

Henry Yu
DIRECTOR
 
 
Mr. Henry Yu was appointed as a director of the Company on July 1, 2011. Mr. Yu serves as Managing Director & Regional Manager of Global Financial Institutions (Asia) of Fifth Third Bank. Prior to his current position, Mr. Yu served as Senior Vice President of the East West Bank from July 2011 to September 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Yu served as President of Shanghai Bosun Capital Advisors in Shanghai, China from January to June 2011. From January 2008 to December 2010, Mr. Yu served as Head of Business Development at Standard Chartered Bank in China. From November 1999 to December 2007, Mr. Yu served as Managing Director of Global Trade Solutions of SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, Georgia. From January 1995 to November 1999, Mr. Yu served as Group Vice President of Comerica Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Yu started his banking career in 1981 with Bank of America in HK. Currently, Mr. Yu serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the National Association of Chinese-Americans and serves as Advisor to China’s Federation of Overseas Chinese. Mr. Yu is currently a member of the Foundation Board Trustees of Georgia Perimeter College, board member of Georgia State University’s China Task Force, and member of the Asian Studies Board of the Kennesaw State University. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Yu held Series 7 and 62 Certifications from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Mr. Yu received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1978 and his MBA in Finance from the University of Detroit in 1980.

 
Jingsong Qian
DIRECTOR
 
 
Mr. Qian Jingsong was appointed as a director of the Company on January 31, 2011. In addition, since October 2009, Mr. Qian has served as Deputy General Manager of Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co. Ltd., our wholly-owned operating subsidiary. Prior to joining the Company, from October 2006 to October 2009, Mr. Qian served in multiple capacities for Chery Karry Automobile, including Head of the Engineering Construction Group (2006-2007), Vice Manager of the Q21 Project (2007), Assistant General Manager of the Production Management and Integrated Management Departments (2007-2009). During his tenure at Chery Karry Automobile, Mr. Qian was in charge of quality assurance and participated in strategy, planning and product development work for Chery mini-cars. From August 1999 to September 2006, Mr. Qian served as Deputy General Manager and Executive General Manager of Anhui Huayang Auto Manufacturing Co., LTD, where he oversaw technical improvement, product development, administrative personnel, and external affairs. Mr. Qian received a degree in Professional Ordnance from the Aerospace Staff University in Nanjing, China in 1983.

 
Liming Chen
DIRECTOR
 
 
Mr. Chen Liming was appointed as a director of the Company on May 1, 2012. Mr. Chen serves as an advisor to AA Wind & Solar Energy Development Group, LLC. Prior to his current position, from February 2009 to October 2010, Mr. Chen participated in a joint venture with Mr. Qiu Youmin, the former designer of Geely Automobile Co., Ltd., and assisted in the development of super mini three seat pure electric vehicles. From June 2008 to July 2009, he participated in the development of Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery with Shanghai Yuankai Group. Mr. Chen served as a professor of Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University from 1983 to 1997 and from 1960 to 1981. In addition, Mr. Chen served as a visiting scholar in the Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University in New York City from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree from Southeast University in Jiangsu, China in 1960.