Lei (Leo) Gu, Chairman of the Board and CEO. Mr. Gu has served as our Chairman of the Board and CEO since May 2004 and as the Chairman of TCB Digital since July 2007. He worked for CEC Telecom Company Ltd. from 2000 to 2004, joining the company among its first employees and became its COO. CEC Telecom was sold to Qiao Xing Mobile Communication which currently trades on NYSE under the symbol QXM. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Gu was the President of Xin Tian Di Technology Group Company, Ltd. Mr. Gu was Associate Professor at the Beihang University in Beijing, China from 1993 to 1999. He received his Ph.D. degree in engineering from the Beihang University in 1993.
Anthony K. Chan, CFO & Director. Mr. Chan has served as our CFO since March 2009 and as a director since December 2010. Mr. Chan was stationed as an expatriate managing the Beijing headquarters for the Eisenberg Group for four years from 1984. His corporate finance experience in the last 20 years included CEO and CFO positions of public companies in the U.S., and advisory positions of various Chinese entities in the areas of medical equipment, energy, diary products, apparel, and building materials; some of these companies include Beijing Wandong Medical Equipment Company and Dehai Cashmere Company of Yinchuan. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Chan was the CFO of HereUare, an internet software startup company in California. He holds both MBA and BA degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Augustine Lo, Director. Mr. Lo has been an independent director since September 2009 (and independent director for Gold Lion since January 2009) and he will serve as the Chairperson of the Companys Audit and Compensation Committees. During the 1970s, Mr. Lo was the Controller of the Disk Drive Division for Qume Corporation. During the 1980s, Mr. Lo worked for Apple International Inc. as the Director of Finance & Administration, overseeing operations in Hong Kong and Japan. In 1989, Mr. Lo formed PacRim Technologies Ltd. with operations in Singapore, Taiwan and China distributing software products including Adobe, Macromedia, Handspring and Umax. PacRim merged into GrandTech of Taiwan in 1999 which later went public in 2001. He remained on GrandTechs board and headed up its operations in Hong Kong, China, Korea and the Philippines until 2005. Mr. Lo received his MBA and BS degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chang Shan, Director. Mr. Shan has been an independent director since September 2009 (and independent director for Gold Lion since August 2008). Mr. Shan is currently the President of the China Institute of Geotechnical Investigation and Survey, at which he has been employed since 1998. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1999 to present, of the China Infrastructure Holdings Ltd., a company in the construction business with a particular emphasis on toll bridges, and has its shares listed on the Singaporean Stock Exchange. Mr. Shan is also a director of the Bank of Tianjin, China since 2007. Mr. Shan holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the Shanghai Tong Ji University, a Masters degree in Engineering from the China Academy of Railway Sciences and an EMBA from Tsinghua University.
Cheng Wang, Director. Mr. Wang has been an independent director since November 2009. Mr. Wang is currently a Senior Researcher, Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), at which he has been employed since 1987. He is also the Co-Editor of the Economic Research Journal since 2005. Mr. Wang was a visiting scholar at the Dept of Economics of Brown University in the US from 2001 to 2002, a visiting research fellow at the University of London in the UK from 1997 to 1998, and a visiting researcher at Loughborough University in the UK from 1992 to 1993. In addition to the multiple awards he has received from CASS, he was also the recipient of the Honorable Academic Subsidy from the State Council of China in 2006. Among his many publications and translations are 20 books that he authored since 1987, with topics ranging from Keynesian Economics, the socialist market economy, the economic transformation of China, industrial reform, risk management, and income distribution in China. One of his books, Taiwan in the 21st Century, was published in the US in 2003. Mr. Wang received his PhD in Economics from CASS, and his Master and Bachelor degrees from Wuhan University.
Liyou (Leo) Li, Director. Dr.Li has been an independent director since October 2011.Dr Li is currently a director of Spreadtrum and also serves as President of Spreadtrum since October 2008 and Chief Executive Officer of Spreadtrum since February 2009. Dr. Li has more than 21 years of experience in the wireless communications industry. Before joining Spreadtrum, Dr. Li served as Chief Executive Officer of Magicomm Technology Inc., a cell phone product development company from 2005 to 2007. He was Senior Business Development Director at Broadcom responsible for baseband business from 2002 to 2005. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Li served as General Manager of Mobile Phone Product and Vice President of Mobilink Telecom Inc., a GSM baseband start-up company that was sold to Broadcom in 2002. Prior to 1998, Dr. Li held various senior engineering and program management positions at Rockwell Semiconductors and Ericsson. Dr. Li holds 10 patents in wireless communication systems, RF IC system and circuit designs, and RFID applications. Dr. Li received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China; a master of science degree from the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China; a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, USA; and a master of business administration degree from the National University in La Jolla, California, USA.