Mr. Guohong ZHAO (Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Zhao founded THT’s Chinese operating subsidiary Siping Juyuan Plate Heat Exchanger Corporation (“Siping Juyuan”) in 1998. From 1996 to 1997, he was Chairman and CEO of Siping City Traffic Safety Equipment. He previously held senior positions at the Siping branch of the Agricultural Bank of China. Mr. Zhao holds an economics degree from Jilin Province Radio and Television University, and has over 20 years’ management experience, including over 10 years in the heat exchanger industry.
Mr. Fucai ZHAN (Vice President of R&D Dept. and Executive Director)
Mr. Zhan joined THT’s Chinese operating subsidiary Siping Juyuan in 1999 as Vice President of Sales and was appointed Vice President of R&D in 2009. He previously worked as Production Manager, R&D Manager and Assistant to the General Manager at Dongfeng Siping Auto Parts. Mr. Zhan holds a degree from Jilin University of Technology and has extensive experience in production, R&D and sales. He is a highly market-oriented professional who is well positioned to lead THT’s R&D function.
Mr. To TSANG (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Tsang has extensive knowledge of overseas capital markets and has advised a number of PRC companies on pre-IPO restructurings, pre-IPO financing and securities offerings on overseas capital markets. He joined King & Wood as a partner in 2008 and advises on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, securities offerings, and other corporate advisory matters. Mr. Tsang practiced as a solicitor in the Hong Kong office of DLA Piper from 2006 to 2008, and was a trainee and paralegal at Michael Cheuk, Wong & Kee from 2006-2007. Mr. Tsang holds an LL.M. from the University of London, a PCLL from the City University of Hong Kong, and an LL.B. from Xiamen University. He is admitted as a Solicitor to the High Court of Hong Kong as well as being a PRC qualified lawyer.
Mr. Wenquan TAO (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Tao has served as a professor at the School of Energy & Power Engineering of Xi'an Jiaotong University since 1986. He is currently an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a member of the Advisory Board of Numerical Heat Transfer and a member of the Editorial Board of Progress of Computational Fluid Dynamics. He is also associate editor of ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, International Journal of Heat & Mass Transfer, and International Communications in Heat & Mass transfer. Mr. Tao was honored as a National Distinguished Professor by the Ministry of Education of China in 2003 and 2009. He graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University with master’s and bachelor’s degrees in power machinery engineering.
Mr. Jingxun CHEN (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Chen has around 15 years' accounting and auditing experience, from which he has gained extensive knowledge of China, US, Hong Kong and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). After beginning his career as an Auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1997, he was promoted to Senior Auditor in 1999 and remained with PwC until 2004, when he joined Schwartz Levitsky Feldman LLP as Senior Auditor. In 2006, Mr. Chen joined NASDAQ-listed China BAK Battery, Inc., where he offers strategic counsel on finance and accounting related matters in his role as Financial Consultant. Mr. Chen holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Auditing from Shenzhen University, People's Republic of China.
Mr. Youjun LIAN (Director)
Mr. Lian has over 30 years’ experience in the legal field, and is a member of the China Law Society, Director of Jilin Province Law Society, Vice President of Siping Law Society and is a guest professor at Jilin Normal University School of Law. From 2001 to 2010, he served as Deputy Chief Judge at Siping Intermediate People’s Court, Commissioner of the Siping Political Consultative Conference and Deputy Director of the Commission for Legal Affairs at Siping Political Consultative Conference. Mr. Liang was Commissioner of Siping National People’s Congress Standing Committee and Chairman of the Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs from 1995 to 2001, and served as the Presiding Judge at Lishu People’s Court from 1992 to 1995. Between 1976 and 1992, he worked as Judge, Associate Chief Judge and Chief Judge at Siping Intermediate People's Court. Mr. Lian holds a graduate degree from Jilin University Law School.
Mr. Ariel POPPEL (Director)
Mr. Poppel has served as Managing Director and CFO of Infinity Group, a leading Chinese-Israeli management group and investment fund, since 2005. He is also currently the CEO of EIPAT (formally Shellcase). From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Poppel served as Interim CEO, CFO and Vice President of Administration at Shellcase, a leading global supplier of innovative wafer level chip size packaging solutions for semiconductor devices, for use in growing digital consumer products and telecom infrastructure markets. Mr. Poppel obtained his bachelor’s degree in economics and international affairs from Bar Ilan University. He has also received MBA training at Israeli Management Center. Mr. Poppel serves as a director on the boards of Nicast, Teledata, WLCSP, Mango/Mate, China Med, Yaan Securities and United Water, all of which are private companies.