Mr. Amit Gupta became chairman of the board of directors and a director of our company in September 2012. Mr. Gupta has been a partner at NewQuest Capital Advisors (HK) Limited since April 2011 and heads India business for NewQuest and oversees investments in power and financial services sector. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of the NewQuest group. Mr. Gupta has about 12 years of industry experience. Mr. Gupta is currently member of the Board and Audit Committee of OM Logistics Limited and Ittiam Systems Private Limited. Prior to co-founding NewQuest, he was a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (“BAML”) Asia Private Equity group where he led the India business and oversaw investments the energy and financial services sectors across Asia Pacific. Mr. Gupta has also served in other roles in BAML, including the Corporate Principal Investments team in Hong Kong and the Investment Banking team in Mumbai. Prior to working at BAML, he worked as a software engineer based in Mumbai and the USA. Mr. Gupta has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore India (placed in Director’s Merit List) and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from REC Kurukshetra India (University Gold Medal).
Ms. Moonkyung (Moon) Kim became a director of our company in September 2012. Ms. Kim is the Founder and Managing Director of Peony Investments (Hong Kong) Limited, providing investment, advisory, and board leadership to green businesses. She is also a senior advisor to SOW Asia Foundation, a not-for-profit venture philanthropic organization in Hong Kong. Ms. Kim has over 15 years of experience in the energy and environmental sectors serving in roles ranging from venture capital and growth equity investment to entrepreneurship, investment banking, strategic consulting, and engineering. From 2007 to 2010, she was head of Asia cleantech growth equity investments at Nomura's principal investing group based in Hong Kong. Ms. Kim was a member of the board of directors of Moser Baer Solar, a solar photovoltaic company in Delhi, from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining Nomura, she was with DFJ Element Ventures, a cleantech-focused venture capital fund based in Silicon Valley, and before that she was with the energy and utilities group of Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy consulting firm. Ms. Kim received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science with honors in Environmental Engineering from Harvard University.
Mr. Jui Kian Lim became a director of our company in September 2012. Mr. Lim is the Managing Director and Head of Asia Environment Group for FourWinds Capital Management (HK) Limited. He joined FourWinds Capital Management (HK) Limited in February 2008. Mr. Lim has more than 17 years of experience in the Asian infrastructure and environment sectors. He began his career in equity research in 1994 with Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Securities and later, Peregrine Securities covering infrastructure, construction and building materials sector in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. In 1998, he joined Veolia Water Asia-Pacific’s Project Finance Department where he spent eight years helping Veolia Water Asia-Pacific build its Asian franchise and worked on acquisitions, joint-ventures, privatizations and project financing transactions across the region. In 2006, Mr. Lim joined JPMorgan Chase’s investment banking department to focus on client advisory services in the infrastructure and environment sectors. A Chevening Scholar, Mr. Lim earned his MSc (Economics) from the London School of Economics in 1994.
Mr. Yun Pun (Felix) Wong became a director of our company in September 2012. Mr. Wong is the CFO and Executive Director of Tsing Capital, a venture capital firm which manages China Environment Fund III, L.P. Prior to his current role, Mr. Wong has also served as the CFO and Senior Director of Spring Capital, the CFO of Natixis Private Equity Asia and Associate Director of Finance for JAFCO Asia. Mr. Wong has additionally served in the finance departments of several multinational companies and as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Wong graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and holds a Master of Business from the Curtin University, Australia. He is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Mr. Shadron Lee Stastney has been a director of our company since May 2007. Mr. Stastney is the Chairman of Care Media and a member of the board of directors of China Board Mill Corporation, China Silicon Corporation, China New Energy Group Company, China Natural Energy Corporation, Quality Health Plans, MDwerks, the Amacore Group, Inc., Master Silicon Carbide Industries, Inc. and Ambient Corporation. Since June 2004, Mr. Stastney has been a partner at Vicis Capital, LLC, which is an investment management firm and the managing partner of one of our principal shareholders, Vicis Capital Master Fund. From September 2001 to February 2004, Mr. Stastney was a partner of Vicis Capital Management, an investment management firm. Mr. Stastney received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Dakota and a Juris Doctor degree from the Yale Law School.
Ms. Liya Chen joined our company in August 2011 and has been appointed the CFO since then. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Chen was a Financial Controller for Pharmaron (Beijing) New Drugs Technology Company Ltd. From 2003 to 2010, she was an audit manager in the Energy and Utility Assurance Service Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ms. Chen started her career in PwC’s Canada firm as an associate and worked there for over three years. Ms. Chen is a Canadian Chartered Accountant (CICA) and HKCPA. Ms. Chen received her Master of Accountancy degree from Brock University, Canada in 2003.
Ms. Shu Zhang has been our finance manager since May 2008. Ms. Zhang was an accounting supervisor of Nortel Networks (China) Co., Ltd. from 2004 to 2008. She was the chief accountant of Gemplus (Tianjin) New Technology Co., Ltd. from 2001 to 2004. Ms. Zhang received her bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Capital University of Economics and Business.