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Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Wang Cheng (Henry)
Chief Financial Officer, Director
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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.
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.
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.
Mr. Ni Guangzheng was appointed as a director of the Company in November 2010. Mr. Ni is a permanent member of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, and, since 1998, has served as Deputy Director of Technical Committee & Director of EV Research Institute of National ERC of Power Electronic Technology. Mr. Ni has extensive experience in the areas of electro-technical and electrical engineering. Mr. Ni has served as: Head of Department of Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University (1994 to 1998), Deputy Director of Electro-technical Theory Committee of China Electro-Technical Society (1989 to 1993), Director of the National ERC of Power Electronic Technology (1996 to 1998) and Deputy Director of the Large Electrical Machine Committee of Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering (1997 to 1999). Mr. Ni received his bachelor’s degree in electrical machine and a master’s degree in Electro-technology theory from Xi’an Jiaotong University.
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.
DIRECTOR AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Wang Cheng (Henry) was appointed as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2015, and was later nominated as a director of the Company. 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.
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.
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