People: Acorn International Inc (ATV)

ATV on New York Consolidated

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22 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dongjie Yang

2014 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Peng Lu

57 2012 President

Yongqiang Zhu

40 2012 Senior Vice President

Lifu Chen

50 Vice President

Bin Gao

36 2011 Vice President

Weiji Gao

40 2012 Vice President

Rong Wang

43 Vice President

Kexun Zheng

43 2012 Vice President

Robert Roche

2014 Director

Andrew Yan

56 2006 Director

Zhenyu He

53 Independent Director

William Liang

55 2010 Independent Director

Jing Wang

48 2011 Independent Director

Xiaogang Wang

49 2011 Independent Director

Ms. Elaine Ketchmere

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Dongjie Yang

Mr. Dongjie Yang is Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Acorn International, Inc. He is a co-founder, and was reappointed the chief executive officer of the company in 2010. Mr. Yang previously served as chief executive officer before 1999. Prior to co-founding the company in 1998, Mr. Yang was a partner of J&J Partners from 1996 to 1997. He also acted as general manager of Bei Shang Printing Co., Ltd. from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Yang studied Law at Peking University from 1986 to 1989.

Peng Lu

Mr. Peng Lu is President of Acorn International, Inc., since March 2012. From June 2007 to February 2012. Mr. Lu served as group vice president of Alibaba Group and general manager of Wasu Taobao, Inc., vice president of Strategic BD and vice president of Engineering for Taobao.com. Mr. Lu is also a co-founder and served as the chief executive officer of Entena, Inc. from 2002 to 2006 and senior vice president of product and technology of Tonbu, Inc. from 2000 to 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Lu held the technical and management positions in various companies such as IBM and Oracle in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Lu received his Ph.D. degree in engineering from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

Yongqiang Zhu

Mr. Yongqiang Zhu is Senior Vice President of Acorn International, Inc. Mr. Zhu has experience in call centers and e-commerce management. He has been with the company since 1999 and has great contribution in data utilization and creating sales via all kinds of sales channels. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zhu served in Meeting China, a branded clothing agent. Mr. Zhu received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Statistics from Shanxi University of Finance & Economics.

Lifu Chen

Mr. Lifu Chen is Vice President of Acorn International, Inc. Mr. Chen has served as general counsel and corporate secretary since joining the company in 2006. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Chen was a senior attorney from 2004 to 2006 at Lee and Li. Mr. Chen has experience in the Asian marketplace. Before Lee and Li, he served as senior legal counsel at Hon-Hai Precision Industry Co. Limited from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Chen was legal manager at Singapore Telecommunications Limited from 1999 to 2000. From 1995 to 1998, he also worked for Sullivan & Cromwell in both the Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. offices. Mr. Chen received his J.D. degree from Boston University as well as a bachelor’s degree in law from National Taiwan University.

Bin Gao

Mr. Bin Gao is Vice President of Acorn International, Inc. Mr. Gao has experience in FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) industry. He specializes in organization development, human resource management and consumer brand management. Mr. Gao joined the company in November 2011. Prior to joining the company, he accumulated 13 years’ experience in different MNC, Swire Coca-Cola, L’Oreal China, Unilever China and GE China Corporate. Mr. Gao received his bachelor’s degree from Henan institute of Finance and Economics.

Weiji Gao

Mr. Weiji Gao is Vice President of Acorn International, Inc. Mr. Gao has experience in financial control and planning, cash management, procurement & supplier chain management, process optimization, etc. Mr. Gao joined the company in February 2012. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Gao accumulated 16 years’ experience in different MNCs (multi-national company), including Merck China & Hongkong, YUM! China and Societe Generale Shanghai Branch. Mr. Gao received his bachelor’s degree in Economy from Shanghai University (International Business Institute).

Rong Wang

Mr. Rong Wang is Vice President of Acorn International, Inc. Mr. Wang has experience in product development, marketing planning and branding in IT products, consumer electronics and cultural collectables. Mr. Wang joined the company in October 2005. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Wang served in Founder Group (established by Peking University,) Beijing Huizheng Technology and Beijing Changhong IT. Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in Wireless Electronics from Peking University.

Kexun Zheng

Mr. Kexun Zheng is Vice President of Acorn International, Inc. Mr. Zheng has experience in marketing field, including product development, brand building, consumer research, customer communication, advertising, public relation, etc. Mr. Zheng joined the company in January 2012. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zheng had the experience to work in different FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies, including Gold Hongye Paper and Gold Daio Hygiene under Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), NuSkin China, Avon China and President Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Zheng received his master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences from Taiwan Catholic Fu-Jen University in 1994.

Robert Roche

Mr. Robert W. Roche is Director of Acorn International, Inc. He also serves as the chairman of Oak Lawn Marketing, a company incorporated in Japan. In addition, Mr. Roche conducts numerous business operations throughout Asia and the United States. President Obama named Mr. Roche to the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Mr. Roche’s other civic contributions include serving as prior Chairman of the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, member of the American Chamber of Commerce Japan Board of Governors, and a Board Member at the USA Pavilion, Expo 2010 Shanghai. In addition to funding his own foundation, Mr. Roche’s philanthropic work includes endowing a chair at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, and establishing a Masters of Laws (LLM) in 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.

Andrew Yan

Mr. Andrew Y. Yan is Director of Acorn International, Inc. He is also the managing partner of SAIF Partners III & IV, SB Asia Investment Fund II L.P., and president & executive managing director of Softbank Asia Infrastructure Fund. Before Joining SAIF in 2001, Mr. Yan was a managing director and the head of the Hong Kong office of Emerging Markets Partnership from 1994 to 2001. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in the World Bank, the Hudson Institute and US Sprint Co. as an Economist, Research Fellow and Director for Asia respectively in Washington, DC.. From 1982 to 1984, he was the Chief Engineer at the Jianghuai Airplane Corp. Mr. Yan is a recipient of 2012 China’s National “Thousand Talents Program” and a member of its Selection Committee. He is a founding director of China Venture and Private Equity Association, and a director of Peking University Endowment Investment Committee. He was the “Venture Capital Professional of the Year” by Asia Venture Capital Journal in 2009. Currently, Mr. Yan is also an Independent Non-executive Director of China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited, China Resources Land Limited. and Fosun International Limited; Non-executive Director of Guodian Technology & Environment Group Corporation Limited, Digital China Holdings Limited., MOBI Development Co., Ltd., eSun Holdings Limited and China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited. He is also an Independent Director of Giant Interactive Group Inc.; and a director of ATA Inc. and Eternal Asia Supply Chain Co. Ltd. (all 12 companies are listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, NYSE, NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange or Shenzhen Stock Exchange). He also holds directorship in several SAIF portfolio companies. Mr. Yan received a master of art’s degree from Princeton University as well as a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Nanjing Aeronautic Institute in the PRC.

Zhenyu He

Mr. Zhenyu He is Independent Director of Acorn International, Inc. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant in the United States, and currently serves as chief financial officer at YY Inc. From March 2007 to August 2011, Mr. He served as chief financial officer of Giant Interactive Group, a China based company listed in New York Stock Exchanges (NYSE:GA). From 2004 to 2007, Mr. He served as chief strategy officer of Ninetowns Internet Technology Group, a China based company listed in NASDAQ (NASDAQ:NINE). Mr. He also served as a director of AIG Global Investment Corporation (Asia) Ltd from 2002 to 2004, the managing director of Softchina Venture Group from 1999 to 2002 and senior vice president of Capital Securities Corporation from 1996 to 1999. Prior to that, Mr. He held positions in various companies in the US. Mr. He received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from National Taipei University in 1983 and an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1986.

William Liang

Mr. William Liang is Independent Director of Acorn International, Inc. Holder of an MBA degree from University of Massachusetts, Mr. Liang is a seasoned business executive with over twenty years of financial industry and China experience in business development, management, strategic planning and execution, and corporate governance, having held management and executive positions with multinational companies such as Alcoa, United Technologies and Thomson Reuters. Mr. Liang has also been serving as director of the boards of other companies including J.P. Morgan Futures Co. Ltd.

Jing Wang

Mr. Jing Wang is Independent Director of Acorn International, Inc. Mr. Wang currently serves as the vice president of engineering at Baidu Inc., a Chinese language internet search provider, where he is responsible for engineering strategies in the areas of infrastructure, mobile and monetization. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Wang served as site director of Google China in Shanghai where he was a key member of the cross-functional senior management team responsible for setting monetization strategies and priorities in China. Mr. Wang was general manager of eBay China Development Center from July 2004 until August 2006. Mr. Wang holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Florida.

Xiaogang Wang

Mr. Xiaogang Wang is Independent Director of Acorn International, Inc. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and strategic business development. From April 2010 to present, Mr. Wang has worked as a partner with Boardroom Advisors Co., Limited, focusing on investments and advisories for China based companies on financing and strategic matters. Mr. Wang previously served as chief financial officer of the company from September 2005 to March 2010. Mr. Wang has also been an independent director for LeGaga Holding Limited, an agriculture company listed in Nasdaq since November 2010. Mr. Wang served as chief financial officer and executive vice president in Chaoda Modern Agriculture Limited from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Wang also served as the director of investor relations at Legend Group Limited from 2002 to 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Wang held positions in various organizations, including JingTai Securities (Hong Kong), MeetChina.com, Schroders Asia Limited and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited. Mr. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tianjin University in 1985, a master’s degree in Computer Aided Engineering from Rutgers University in 1989 and an MBA degree from the University of Chicago in 1994.

Ms. Elaine Ketchmere

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