Mr. Peter Zuguang Wang has served as the chairman of the Board since October 24, 2019. In addition, Mr. Wang has served as Zhongchai Holding’s sole director since its inception in April, 2009. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cenntro Automotive Group, a Company that designs and manufactures all-electric utility vehicles for sale in the United States, Europe and PRC, since February 2014. Mr. Wang co-founded UTStarcom in 1990 and was the Executive Vice President until August 30, 1995. From August 1995 to December 2000, Mr. Wang was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of World Communication Group, an international telecommunication Company. From December 2000 to August 2009, Mr. Wang was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PRC Quantum Communication Limited (later changed to Techedge, Inc. and then to PRC Biopharma, Inc.), a telecommunication services Company. Previously, Mr. Wang worked at AT&T Bell Labs and Racal-Milgo Information System. Mr. Wang was also the Co-Chairman of Business Advisory Council of the National Republican Congressional Committee during the period of 1994 to 1995. Mr. Wang earned his dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Nova South-eastern University.
Mr. Ming Zhao has served as our independent director since December 2020. Mr. Zhao has served as the chief financial officer at China Jo-Jo Drugstores Inc (Nasdaq: CJJD) since August 2011. From December 2006 through August 2011, Mr. Ming Zhao served as a senior auditor at Sherb & Co., LLP. From January through June 2003, Mr. Zhao served as a financial analyst at Microsoft Corporation. Mr. Zhao is a licensed certified public accountant. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central University of Finance and Economic in Beijing in July 1999 and his master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Washington in December 2002.
Mr. Charles Athle Nelson has served as our independent director since December 2020. Mr. Nelson has been active in the capital markets for the past 35 years. He began his financial career as a market representative with American International Group and in 1979 joined Dean Witter Reynolds as a Financial Advisor, working with high net worth and institutional clients. In 1980, he joined Drexel Burnham and Lambert, and subsequently, at Ladenberg, Thalmann and then at Auerbach Pollack and Richardson originated equity and investment banking transactions. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Nelson has been involved with financing companies in the fintech, healthcare and bio-pharma spaces through private equity and public financing including listings on the Nasdaq and the NYSE. Mr. Nelson holds a Bachelor in Arts degree from Villanova University and an MBA from Rutgers University.
Mr. Everett Xiaolin Wang has served as our independent director since October 24, 2019. Dr. Wang serves as a professor at School of Information Engineering of Guangdong University of Technology in Guangdong, PRC and a distinguished professor under the University 100 Talents Plan. He has served as session or local chairs of IEEE International Conference in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. Since 2014, he has been reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems, as well as Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics. From October 1993 to June 2006, Dr. Wang worked as an engineer at Intel Corporation and was responsible for stress modelling, quantum tunneling, quantum size effect, 3D mesh generation, hydrodynamic simulation, Monte Carlo modelling and photonic IC design. Dr. Wang received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Peking University, his Master of Science degree in Theoretical Physics from Institute of Theoretical Physics, Academy of Sciences of PRC and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Mr. Frank Shen has served as our independent director since December 2020. Mr. Shen has more than 20 years of research and development and operation experience in telecommunication and networking technology. Since 2006, he serves as the founder and CEO of Eastern international, an export trading company that specializes in the shipment of wastes and recycling materials from America manufacturing companies to China. Since 2010, Mr. Shen also served in many non-profit organizations and community service groups. Mr. Shen serves as the president of New Jersey Chinese Computer Professionals Society, the principal of HUAXIA Chinese school. Mr. Shen received his bachelor degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering and his master of telecommunication from Zhejiang University.