Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Cao is the founder of our Company and has served as the Chairman of the Board since inception, where he is in charge of the operation of the Company, making development strategy and decisions, monitoring the revenue and expenditure, and managing the assets. Before that, he was the director and Vice President at Fortune Capital Co. Ltd. from August 2007 to September 2013, where he participated in and led the execution of several investment and financing projects, and completed multiple listing projects. Mr. Cao served in an executive role at several leading investment banks in China. Before that, he was a staff member at the Beijing office of a local government. Mr. Cao obtained his MBA from Renmin University of China. Mr. Cao’s experience enabled him to accumulate a vast relationship network and build up a wealth of management experience knowledge. Mr. Cao is an avid outdoor sports enthusiast, including auto rally, gliding, scuba diving, and other outdoor sports.
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Li has served as our Director since August 2014 and as Chief Executive Officer since January 2017. He has established and improved the company’s risk assessment system, risk control management system, customer credit evaluation system, established and implemented the annual work plan of the company’s risk management, developed appropriate risk management approach and supervised the implementation, collected and analyzed the policies and development of the industry, and issued risk management analysis reports regularly. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Fuqin Hengye Technology Development (Beijing) Co. Ltd. since January 2016. He has made operational decisions in finance and business scope, developed growth strategies, promoted the Company’s brand, and developed and supervised risk assessment system. Mr. Li acquired his bachelor’s degree from Hebei University of Economics and Business. Mr. Li has a profound understanding of the operation principles and is experienced with trading and risk management.
Ms. Cui has been our independent director since August 28, 2018. She has been providing consulting services at Capital First International in Philadelphia, PA since 2010, through which she has been the Interim CFO for Turei Technology Enterprises, a cloud-based education-focused technology company) since 2013, and was the CFO of Lizhan Environmental Corp., a green leather material company listed on Nasdaq, from 2011 to 2013. She has led business intelligence and CFO services projects with PVH, Hilton World Wide and Euclid. She has also provided investment banking and IPO advisory services with various midmarket companies in the United States and China, including investment banks, PE funds, law firms, investment companies, high-profile individuals, etc. From 2009 to 2010, she was the Manager of Planning and Analysis for Greene, Tweed & Company in Kulpsville, PA, a manufacturer of high-performance engineering parts and products serving aerospace, oilfield, and semi-conductor industries, where she led a 5-year strategic plan, make global annual budget and monthly forecast, and supervise and analyze monthly and quarterly reports. Prior to that, Ms. Cui was the Senior Finance Manager at Ikon Office Solutions in Malvern, PA, from 2005 to 2008, the CFO for Invista at Wilmington, DE, from 2003 to 2004, the Senior Financial Consultant for The Peachtree Companies at Atlanta, GA, from 2001 to 2003, the Manager of Strategic Planning and Analysis for General Time Corporation at Atlanta, GA from 1998 to 2001, and the Senior Vice President for Seaboard Corporation at Atlanta, GA, from 1996 to 1998. Ms. Cui acquired her MBA degree in Finance from Georgia State University in 1997, and her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Qingdao Ocean University in 1993. She is also a candidate for level II CFA. Ms. Cui has a profound understanding and extensive experience in financial reporting under US GAAP and internal control over financial reporting.
Mr. Tse has been our independent director since August 28, 2018. Mr. Tse is the founder and CEO of Aquarian Capital, where he connects and facilitates partnerships between US/European companies and Chinese companies. Mr. Tse has extensive experience in M&A, oversea acquisitions, direct investment and infrastructure projects. He was involved the international M&A at Yum! Brands, where he led acquisitions, divestitures, and franchising transactions. He also created and managed the corporate venture capital program for Rohm and Haas Company, where he advised on strategic planning, technology commercialization and internal venturing. Prior to that, Mr. Tse was engaged in the general management responsibilities with Swire Group, where he marketed Coca-Cola products in Hong Kong, took charge in corporate development and government relations in China, advised strategies on marketing and developing in China, and helped build 13 joint ventures or wholly owned ventures across various industries in China. Mr. Tse earned his MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, where he was awarded Sasakawa Scholarship for International Leadership. Mr. Tse earned his bachelor’s degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Electronics Engineering where he published several papers at IEEE journals on optical waveguide and presented at international telecoms conference in Japan on optical communication.
Mr. Gao has served as our independent director since May 1, 2018. He has been a researcher and consultant at Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Overseas Education since May 2011, the leader of the research project, China and World Economic Governance, at Renmin University of China School of Economics since August 2015, and the advisor at East-West Strategic Research Center at Oxford University, UK since June 2017. He was the head of World Economic Research at Chongyang Institute of Finance at Renmin University of China. Mr. Gao obtained his master’s degree in economics from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in September 2015. Mr. Gao has extended practical and research-related experience in economics and finance.