|Peter Z. Wang||Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors|
|Edmond Cheng||President and Chief Financial Officer|
|Marianne McInerney||Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer|
|Wei Zhong||Chief Technology Officer|
|Tony W. Tsai||Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Secretary|
Peter Z. Wang is the founder of our company and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CAG, our parent corporation prior to the Corporate Reorganization, since 2013. Mr. Wang has served as a director of the Company since March 2020 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since June 2020. Mr. Wang is an entrepreneur and investor in the electric vehicle and technology industries, and has founded or co-founded a number of companies in his career, including UTStarcom, a global telecom infrastructure provider which went public in 2000, World Communication Group, an international telecommunication company, and Sinomachinery Group, a diesel power system (engine and transmission) manufacturer. Mr. Wang was named one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business by Asian American Business Development Center in 2004, one of China’s 100 Most Innovative Businessmen by Fast Company Magazine in 2017, and one of the Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs in 2019. Mr. Wang is also the chairman of the Board of Directors of Cenntro Enterprise Limited, a principal stockholder of the Company, and Greenland Technologies Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: GTEC), a transmission products manufacturing company. Mr. Wang holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Math, as well as a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Wang also holds a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Upon consummation of the Corporate Reorganization, Mr. Wang intends to resign from his position as CAG Chief Executive Officer.
Edmond Cheng has served as our President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2021. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cheng served as the Chief Financial Officer and a Partner of Mithera Capital Management LLC from August 2017 to September 2020. Mr. Cheng was the Chief Financial Officer (Worldwide) of Pactera Technology International Ltd., a leading global IT software and services company, from January 2015 to July 2017. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Cheng served as the Chief Financial Officer for publicly listed companies including Zoomlion, a Chinese manufacturer of construction machinery and sanitation equipment, and TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd, a Chinese television and other consumer electronics manufacturer. Mr. Cheng had also previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer at portfolio companies owned by private equity companies Temasek Holdings, Hony Capital/Goldman Sachs, and Blackstone Group. Mr. Cheng brings to the Company extensive financial management expertise in East Asian and U.S. capital markets, corporate development, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, treasury, and investors relations. Mr. Cheng received his Executive Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, London Business School, and University of Hong Kong. He holds a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Cheng is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Marianne McInerney has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer since June 2021. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. McInerney was the Assistant Secretary and Director of Public Relations for the U.S. Department of Transportation and served under Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. Ms. McInerney served as Executive Vice President of CAC, our wholly owned subsidiary, from October 2013 to October 2015. Prior to her tenure with us, Ms. McInerney was Executive Vice President of GreenTech Automotive from March 2012 to October 2013 and from October 2010 through March 2012, Ms. McInerney was Chief Operating Officer at PHC, a North American distribution company focused on bringing Chinese vehicles to the market. In 2010, Ms. McInerney was a strategic consultant to Azure Dynamics to support the relaunch of the Ford Transit Connect EV, where she was responsible for market positioning, product strategy, and aligning sales strategies with corporate revenue goals. Ms. McInerney has been immersed in the Automotive and Transportation industry for almost two decades, during which she has advised multiple original equipment manufacturers on go-to-market strategies, pricing, marketing, branding and sales, product development and business development and operations. Ms. McInerney is a former President of the American International Automobile Dealers Association, which represents over 11,000 dealer organizations in the United States on matters ranging from trade, taxation, environment and operations. Ms. McInerney received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Dayton.
Wei Zhong has been our Chief Technology Officer since 2013. Mr. Zhong has been instrumental in the development of our electric vehicle technologies and models as well as their supply chains. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhong was employed with Hangzhou Jiuru Economic Information Consulting Co., Ltd., where he developed software for its enterprise information query platform. Prior to that, Mr. Zhong served as a communication technology developer for Zhejiang Guangtong Network Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Zhong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Zhejiang University.
Tony W. Tsai Mr. Tsai has served as Vice President, Corporate Affairs of CAC, our wholly owned subsidiary, since July 2013 and was appointed Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Secretary in July 2021. Since April 2007, Mr. Tsai has also been a real estate advisor at Winzone Realty, Inc. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Tsai served as Compliance Director and an investment banker at CapLink Financial Group, LLC, where he managed broker dealer compliance, supervised sales teams and provided strategic advice. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Tsai was an investment banker with Kuhns Brothers, Inc. Since joining us, Mr. Tsai has been involved in corporate and communications strategy and global regulatory matters. Mr. Tsai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on International Sales Marketing, from Baruch College, City University of New York.