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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Roche

54 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jacob Fisch

40 2015 President

Weiji Gao

44 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Jan Jie Lu

39 2016 Vice President - Business Operations

Hseau-Jean Wang

2017 Director

Pierre Cohade

56 2017 Independent Director

David Leung

55 2015 Independent Director

Eric Wu

44 2016 Independent Director

Elaine Ketchmere

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Roche

Mr. Robert W. Roche is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Acorn International, Inc. He is co-founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Acorn International, Inc. He also serves as the co-founder and chairman of Oak Lawn Marketing, an omni-channel brand response company in Japan, and President of Roche Enterprises, Ltd, a company that invests in a broad range of industry sectors. Roche is a civic leader and philanthropist dedicated to improving international relations. President Obama appointed Roche to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, where he served from 2010 through 2014. Roche also served as chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai in 2014, member of the American Chamber of Commerce Japan Board of Governors and founding member of the American Business Community Nagoya (ABCN). He serves on the Board of Directors for the Business Forward Foundation, the Center for American Progress, and the Center for a New American Security. In addition to funding the Roche Family Foundation, Mr. Roche’s philanthropic work includes endowing a chair at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, and helping to establish the International Business Transactions Program at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Mr. Roche received his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Japanese Studies from Illinois State University in 1985 and a J.D. degree from the University of Denver in 1988.

Jacob Fisch

Mr. Jacob A. Fisch is President of the Company. He was previously Senior Advisor to Acorn from April 2014. Mr. Fisch’s background includes top executive roles with publicly-listed, global supply chain manager and consumer products giant Li & Fung Limited (HKSE: 494) from 2006 to 2010 and then with its controlling shareholder, the Fung Group, from 2010 to 2012. Such roles included Director of Corporate Development for the Fung Group, and Senior Vice President – General Counsel for Li & Fung Limited, where he was part of the core leadership team and global head of Legal responsible for Li & Fung’s then over 80 offices in over 40 countries. Mr. Fisch also co-founded leading Hong Kong venture firm, Nest, in 2010, and founded Mile Point Capital Partners in 2011. In 2013, Mr. Fisch also co-founded and became the non-executive Chairman of Dragon Law, a Hong Kong and Singapore based technology company. Prior to these roles and activities, Mr. Fisch was an attorney at leading international law firms in New York City, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Mr. Fisch has been a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, is a member of the Hong Kong-based Hong Kong Forum, affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a member of the Executive Forum, a fifty-person forum for the most senior managers of multinational corporations headquartered in Asia. Mr. Fisch holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Columbia University.

Weiji Gao

Mr. Weiji Gao is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Acorn International, Inc. He has extensive experience in financial control and planning, cash management, procurement & supplier chain management and process optimization. Mr. Gao joined our company in February 2012. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Gao accumulated 16 years’ experience in different MNCs (multi-national companies), including Merck China & Hong Kong from June 2005 to February 2012, YUM! China from November 1999 to June 2005 and Societe Generale Shanghai Branch from September 1996 to November 1999. Mr. Gao received his bachelor’s degree in Economy from Shanghai University (International Business Institute) and is a holder of FCMA and CGMA since May 2014.

Jan Jie Lu

Ms. Jan Jie Lu is Vice President - Business Operations of the Company. She is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of the business, focusing, in particular, on driving the growth of our brands, media and content divisions. Her background includes experience in operations, business development (deal sourcing and execution) as well as government relations in China. Prior to becoming Vice President – Business Operations in April 2016, Ms. Lu served as our General Manager – Media and Creative from September 2015 to March 2016. Prior to joining Acorn in September 2015, she was Vice President at Cachet Hotel Group, focused on Operations and Business Development from July 2013 to May 2015. Prior to Cachet, Ms. Lu was Junior Partner & General Manager at David Laris Creates (DLC) from August 2008 to June 2013, a Food & Beverage consultancy company, focusing on licensing, project management, and the operation of DLC, as well as various restaurants DLC invested in or managed. Ms. Lu graduated with a degree in International Finance in 1999 from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.

Hseau-Jean Wang

Ms. Hseau-Jean Jenny Wang is Director of the Company. Ms. Wang is Wang has over 30 years of experience in executive management, finance and business strategy for theAsia Pacificoperations of several high-profile multinational organizations. From 2012 to 2013, Ms. Wang served as Senior Vice President for TE Connectivity (formerly Tyco Electronics) where she ledChinaoperations with a focus on growth through good corporate governance and strategic positioning. From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Wang led the growth of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company inAsia, most recently in the role of Vice President, Investment and Business Development,Asia Pacific. From 2004 to 2005, she served as CFO and Vice President of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC), one of the world's largest semiconductor foundries. From 1993 to 2003, she served in various executive and finance positions for Motorola'sAsiaoperations. Prior to that, she served as a Tax Manager at Arthur Andersen in the U.S. Ms. Wang is currently focused on community service in youth development and family and business financial planning inChina. Ms. Wang has a Bachelor's degree in Business from Taiwan Providence University, a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Houstonand is a Certified Public Accountant in the US. Ms. Wang is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Pierre Cohade

Mr. Pierre Eric Cohade is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cohade, until recently, was the CEO of Triangle Tyre, China's largest private tire manufacturer. Between 2004 and 2011, Cohade was the president of Goodyear Asia Pacific. Cohade has also served as Senior Advisor to China Vest, Wells Fargo's Investment Bank affiliate inChina, as well as the Center for Creative Leadership. In 2003, Group Danone chose Cohade to run its global Walter and Beverage division, based in Paris, France. Cohade started to work for Eastman Kodak in the USAas a financial analyst in 1985 and subsequently held business management and executive positions in Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Singapore and Switzerland. He was named General Manager of Kodak Worldwide Consumer Films in 1996 and assumed leadership of the Asia Pacific region for Kodak's Consumer business in 1999. Mr. Pierre E. Cohade was named Chairman of Kodak's Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia Region in 2001. Cohade is a native of Barcelonnette ,France, and he received a degree in business management from the SKEMA business school in Sophia-Antipolis, France, in 1984 and an MBA from the Penn State University in 1985.

David Leung

Mr. David Leung is Independent Director of the Company. He currently serves as the Chief Business Officer at Duke Kunshan University. Prior to joining Duke Kunshan University, Mr. Leung served as Chief Financial and Business Officer at the Shanghai American School and from 2007 to 2013. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Leung served as Vice President at the Tasly Group Co. helping it manage its portfolio of investments in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Leung was with Motorola Hangzhou from 1997 to 2004, where he served as General Manager since 2002 and as Chief Financial Officer since 1997 with the responsibility over the mobile device business. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Leung served as the Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Qingdao, and before that, Mr. Leung worked for AT&T in finance, network planning, market planning, and new business development roles. Mr. Leung received his bachelor’s degrees in applied mathematics and in political economy from the University of California in Berkeley, his master’s degree in accounting and financial management from the Keller Graduate School of Management and his master of business administration from Rutgers University. Mr. Leung is a certified public accountant and a certified School Business Administrator in the U.S.

Eric Wu

Mr. Eric Haibing Wu is Independent Director of the Company. He has over 20 years of experience in finance. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the United States from May 2000 to February 2006 and later worked as a senior manager in the assurance department of PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian CPAs Limited Company from February 2006 to October 2007. Since October 2007, he has been serving as the chief financial officer of Plateno Hotels Group (formerly known as 7 Days Group Holdings Limited). Mr. Wu graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in July 1994 and received a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University in May 2000. Mr. Wu is currently a non-executive independent director of Zhong Ao Home Group Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Elaine Ketchmere