Mr. Zuosheng ("Henry") Yu
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Yu joined us in October 2004 and became Chairman of the Board at that time. He also serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Since February 2001, he has been President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Beijing Wendlar Investment Management Group, Beijing, China. Mr. Yu graduated in 1985 from Sciences and Engineering Institute, Tianjin, China. In July 1994, he received a Bachelor's degree from Institute of Business Management for Officers. Mr. Yu received the title of "Senior Economist" from the Committee of Science and Technology of Tianjin City in 1994. In July 1997, he received an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Tianjin Party University. Since April 2003, Mr. Yu has held a position as a member of China's APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation) Development Council. Mr. Yu's strong knowledge of, and experience in, the Chinese steel industry, as well as his extensive institutional knowledge of our Company make him well suited to contribute to our Board of Directors.
Mr. John Chen
Mr. Chen joined us in May 2004 and was elected as a director in March 2005. He also serves as our Chief Financial Officer. From August 1997 to July 2003, he served as a senior accountant at Moore Stephens, Wurth, Frazer and Torbet, LLP in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Chen graduated from Norman Bethune University of Medical Science, Changchun city, Jilin province, China in September 1992. He received a B.S. degree in accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, U.S. in July 1997. Mr. Chen's accounting skills and experience make him well suited to contribute to our board. He currently also serves on the board of directors of China Carbon Graphite Group, Inc. (OTCBB: CHGI), SGOCO Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SGOC), and China HGS Real Estate Inc. (NASDAQ: HGSH).
Mr. James Hu
Mr. Hu was elected as an independent director in February 2009. Since 2006, Mr. Hu has worked at Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited. Previously, Mr. Hu was a Senior Auditor with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in the United States before moving on to hold management positions at both U.S. and China-based firms. His education includes a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia. He is a California licensed certified public accountant. His auditing and consulting experience make him well suited to contribute to our Board of Directors.
Ms. Angela He
Ms. He was elected as an independent director in July 2010. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Procell Biotech Asia Corp. in Newport Beach, California and as an SEC reporting and accounting advisor to various publicly traded and private companies in the United States. From 2010 to 2012, she served as the Chief Officer of Aero Technology in Long Beach, California. From 2006 to 2007, she served as a Senior Auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Los Angeles. From 2003 to 2006, she served as an auditor for Moore Stephens Wurth Frazer and Torbet, LLP (now known as Frazer LLP). Ms. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from California State University at Fullerton and is a California Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Zhongkui Cao
Mr. Cao was elected as a director in April 2007. From January 1994 to December 1998, Mr. Cao was President and Chairman of the Board at Baotou Metallurgy Machinery State-owned Asset Management Co. Mr. Cao graduated from Baotou Institute of Iron and Steel in 1974. Mr. Cao's understanding and experience relating to the Chinese steel industry make him well suited to contribute to our Board of Directors.