Andy Kwok has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since inception. Since August 2020, he has been the Chief Executive Officer and the President of Guangzhou Baiyun Tangjing Senjiu Trade Company, a commodity-trading company. Since September 2019, Mr. Kwok has also been the President of Hong Kong Heritage Family Holding Co., Ltd, a company specializing in developing and manufacturing dietary supplements and skincare products. Since June 2017, Mr. Kwok has also been the President of Guangzhou Shan Dongli Charitable Foundation, a charitable foundation that supports the disabled and the poor. Since December 2014, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer and the President of Guangzhou Niudi Meida Co., Ltd., a media company primarily engaged in film production, advertising, news media and event planning. From March 2000 to March 2014, he served as the President at Hong Kong Federation of International Chinese Magic Association, a non-profitable organization that aims to promote the communication among Chinese magicians. Mr. Kowk served as the Chief Executive Officer and the President of Andy (Entertainment) Productions, a company that made and sold movie, music and television series, from June 1987 to June 2014. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer and the President of Taiwan Andy Magic Co., Ltd. from March 1979 to September 1987, a company that provided magic-related products, training and performance. We believe he is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive managing, planning and operating experience in the media and sales industry.
Zhijun Xiao has served as our Chief Financial Officer and will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since September 2011, he has served as a Director of the Guangzhou Branch of Zhongxingcai Guanghua CPA LLP, a nation-wide accounting firm in China. Mr. Xiao served as the Division General Manager at the Grandong branch of Zhongtian Yun Accounting Firm from November 2009 to August 2011. From May 2005 to October 2009, Mr. Xiao served as the Division Manager of Guangzhou Huashen Accounting Firm. He also served as the Project Manager of Guangzhou Huijian Accounting Firm from October 2001 to April 2005. Mr. Xiao graduated from Central South University with a Master’s degree in computer software and received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Xi’an Statistical Institute. We believe he is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive experience in finance, taxation and auditing.
Pengpeng Zhang has served as our Chief Operating Officer since inception. From January 2017 to August 2020, he has served as the Vice President at Beijing Branch of Focus Media, a leading digital media company in China. From March 2011 to January 2017, Mr. Zhang served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hunan Zunpin Culture Media Co., Ltd., a company focusing on media and advertising development. From May 2008 to March 2011, he served as the Marketing Director of Auto Week Magzine at Bitauto Holdings Limited, a leading print media company in China that operates an automobile magazine. From July 2003 to May 2008, Mr. Zhang served as the Acting Director of the Advertising Department of the Fashion Group, a leading media and advertising company located in China featuring luxury-automobile magazines. From August 2000 to July 2003, he served as the Customer Service Manager of ETTE Filipacchi Medias, an international media group. Mr. Zhang received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from Beijing Administration Institute. We believe he is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive experience in media, periodicals and innovative marketing.
Stephen Markscheid, who will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Childwise International LLC, a Chicago-headquartered company focusing on early childhood education, since February 2020. Mr. Markscheid has been the chairman of Still Waters Green Technology, a UK based renewable energy developer since December 2019. He has also been a venture partner at DealGlobe, a Shanghai based boutique investment bank, since February 2017. Mr. Markscheid served multiple roles with NanoGraf Corporation, a Chicago-based developer of advanced materials, and is currently an advisor to the board of directors of the company. He currently also serves as an independent director of ZZ Capital International (HKEx: 08295), Fanhua Inc., (formerly CNinsure Inc.) (NASDAQ: FANH), Jinko Solar Inc. (NYSE: JKS) and Hexindai (NASDAQ: HX). He served as the Director of Ener-Core, Inc. (OTCQB: ENCR), a California based company focusing on renewable energy, from June 2016 to March 2020. Since November 2007, Mr. Markscheid has served as CEO of Synergenz Inc, the US subsidiary of a molecular diagnostic company. Prior to that, from June 2006 to September 2007, he was CEO of Huamei Capital, a boutique investment bank in Chicago. From January 1998 to March 2006, he served as a director and later as Senior Vice President at different group companies of General Electric, where he led GE Capital’s business development activities in China and Asia Pacific, primarily acquisitions and direct investments. Prior to General Electric, from February 1994 to November 1997, Mr. Markscheid worked with the Boston Consulting Group throughout Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Markscheid was a commercial banker for 10 years in London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing with Chase Manhattan Bank and First National Bank of Chicago and has years of professional experience in the financial services industries. Mr. Markscheid holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Columbia University, where he was class valedictorian and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University. We believe he is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive managerial and entrepreneurial experience in investment banking and deep connections to the Asia Pacific market.
Barry S. Nobel, who will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, has served as the Vice President of Global Trading Market Services for NASDAQ since June 2008 until he retired in September 2016. He was part of the senior management team of the NASDAQ OMX Option Markets which offer equity options, sector index options and world currency options products. Before NASDAQ acquired the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (the “PHLX”), from May 1999 until May 2008, he was the Head of Marketing for the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, where he ran the marketing department and was responsible for strategy, management and growth of the U.S. equity, options, index options, and currency options. From April 1984 to May 1999, Mr. Nobel was the General Partner of Nobel Securities, a proprietary trading firm on the PHLX that traded equities, equity options, fixed-income securities and currencies. Prior to that, Mr. Nobel was associated with Newcomb Securities, a New York-based arbitrage trading firm, from August 1981 to January 1983. He is currently a member of the Deans Advisory Board of both Rutgers University, School of Economics and Drexel University, School of Business. Mr. Nobel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University. We believe he is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive managerial and entrepreneurial experience in securities transactions and the U.S. capital markets.
Zhilian Chen, will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since July 2015, he has served an Associate of Everwin Law Office, a Guangdong based law firm. He was apprenticed at Guangdon Benben Law Firm from March 2014 to June 2015. From November 2013 to February 2014, Mr. Chen worked as a legal aide at Guangzhou New Alliance Investment Group Co., Ltd., a company with a focus on the investment in start-ups. From July 2012 to October 2013, he worked as a legal aide at Foshan Bonpu Circulation Technology Co., Ltd., a technology company focusing on environmental-friendly energy. From September 2009 to June 2012, Mr. Chen worked as a legal aide at Guangzhou Suhe Investment Management Co., Ltd., a company providing services ranging from major event planning, wealth management, investment consulting to real estate consulting. He also worked as an Intellectual Property Specialist at Guangzhou Kaidong Intellectual Property Agency Co., Ltd., a company focusing on providing representations and consultancy with regards to intellectual property matters. Mr. Chen graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University with a Bachelor’s degree in Law. We believe he is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his substantial legal expertise and experience in representing businesses in legal proceedings involving commercial disputes and intellectual property rights.