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Acorn International Inc (ATV)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Roche

53 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jacob Fisch

39 2015 President

Weiji Gao

43 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Jan Jie Lu

38 2016 Vice President - Business Operations

Eric Wu

2016 Director

Cosimo Borrelli

49 2015 Independent Director

David Leung

54 2015 Independent Director

David Naphtali

41 2015 Independent Director

Ms. 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 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.

Jacob Fisch

Mr. Jacob A. Fisch is President of the Company. Mr. Fisch 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, Vice President of Acorn International, Inc. He was Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. Mr. Gao 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.

Eric Wu

Mr. Eric Haibing Wu is a Director of the Company., effective as of September 14th , 2016. Mr. Eric Haibing WU has over 20 years of experience in finance. He worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers inthe 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 Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Cosimo Borrelli

Mr. Cosimo Borrelli is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cosimo Borrelli currently serves as the Managing Director and is a Co-Founder of Borrelli Walsh Limited since September 23, 2006 . He previously served as an Executive Director of Alvarez & Marsal Asia Limited from June 29, 2005 until September 22, 2006 and prior to that as Executive Director of RSM Nelson Wheeler Corporate Advisory Services Limited in Hong Kong from January 1, 2002 until June 28, 2005 . Mr. Borrelli has served as a Director of PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk since March 19, 2014 . He serves as an Independent Director of Global Invacom Group Limited (formerly Radiance Group Limited) since December 4, 2009 . He served as a Director of ARC Capital Holdings Limited from February 2, 2015 until March 28, 2015 . He served as an Independent Director at Jaya Holdings Ltd. from March 31, 2011 until June 30, 2014 . He served as a Non-Executive Director of Forefront International Holdings Ltd., from September 8, 2004 to September 22, 2006 . Mr. Borrelli holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Adelaide, Australia.

David Leung

Mr. David Leung is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Leung currently serves as the Senior Director of Finance & Administration 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.

David Naphtali

Mr. David Naphtali is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Naphtali currently serves as the Managing Director at Madison Pacific Trust Limited and has over 10 years of experience working on corporate advisory and mergers and acquisition assignments in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Madison Pacific in 2014, Mr. Naphtali was a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting where he specialized in corporate advisory and M&A and undertook strategic advisory engagements for a number of media entertainment companies in both Asia and Australia. Mr. Naphtali has significant experience in managing a variety of transactions involving both distressed and non-distressed assets from both a legal and commercial / financial perspective in numerous jurisdictions including Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Singapore and Australia. Mr. Naphtali is also a director of Rampersand Investment Fund No. 1, an Australian based venture capital fund. Mr. Naphtali is a qualified lawyer. Mr. Naphtali obtained a BA and LLB (Hons) degree from Deakin University, Australia, in 1997.

Ms. Elaine Ketchmere