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Highpower International Inc (HPJ.OQ)

HPJ.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dang Yu Pan

49 2007 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Sunny Pan

41 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Leo Liao

38 2017 Chief Technology Officer

Wen Jia Xiao

40 2007 Vice President - Quality Control

Wen Liang Li

52 2017 Director

Jie Wang

54 2017 Director

T. Joseph Fisher

65 2011 Independent Director

Ping Li

52 2008 Independent Director

Jessie Fan

2018 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Dang Yu Pan

Mr. Dang Yu Pan is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Pan has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its 100%-owned subsidiary Hong Kong Highpower Technology Company Limited (“HKHTC”) since November 2007 and July 2003, respectively. Mr. Pan is the founder of Shenzhen Highpower Technology Company Limited (“SZ Highpower”), and has served as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since October 2002. Mr. Pan has served as a director Icon Energy System co., Ltd. (“ICON”) since February 2011; as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Springpower Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (“SZ Springpower”) since June 2008; and as a director of Huizhou Highpower Technology Co., Ltd. (“HZ HTC”) since March 2012. From May 2001 to October 2002, Mr. Pan was the General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Guangzhou Haopeng Technology Co., Ltd. From January 1997 to July 2000, Mr. Pan was the Vice General Manager of NanhaiShida Battery Co., Ltd. From January 1995 to December 1996, Mr. Pan served as a director of the Huangpu Aluminum Factory. Additionally, from August 1990 to December 1994, Mr. Pan worked in the sales department of the Guangzhou Aluminum Products Factory. Mr. Pan received a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Central South University in China in 1990. We believe Mr. Pan’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive understanding of our business, our products and the battery industry that he has acquired over his 20 years working in the battery industry, including over 15 years as an officer and director of SZ Highpower.

Sunny Pan

Mr. Sunny Pan serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He previously served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company since August, 2016. Mr. Pan joined the Company in January 2015 as its Finance Controller. Since January 2016, Mr. Pan has been General Manager of Huizhou Highpower Technology Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Pan has over 20 years' experience in finance and IT management positions with several multi-national companies. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pan held positions with subsidiaries of Philips in China. From December 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Pan was Finance Controller and a director at Philips Luminaire Manufacturing (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. and Finance Controller, managing director and legal representative at Philips Luminaire Manufacturing (Ningbo) Co., Ltd. and, from January 2011 to December 201,3 he was Finance Controller at Philips Domestic Appliance & Personal Care Co., Ltd., Zhuhai. He has ACCA (UK) and CICPA (China) qualifications, and has extensive experience in OX IFRS/China GAAP/US GAAP and holds a Bachelor and MBA from New York Institution of Technology.

Leo Liao

Mr. Leo (Xing Qun) Liao is Chief Technology Officer of the company. Since 2003, Mr. Liao has served as an engineer, R&D Manager, Chief Engineer and Deputy General Manager of Shenzhen Highpower and most recently, he served as the Head of the Company's Research institute and Shenzhen Highpower's General Manager. Mr. Liao received his Master and BA degrees in Central South University.

Wen Jia Xiao

Mr. Wen Jia Xiao is Vice President - Quality Control of the Company., since November 2007. He has been Vice General Manager of Quality Control of SZ Highpower since October 2005. Mr. Xiao has served as a director of SZ Highpower since November 2007. From October 2002 to September 2005, Mr. Xiao served as the Minister of the Quality Control Department of SZ Highpower. Mr. Xiao received a bachelor’s degree in Check Technology and Instrument in 2000 from the China Institute of Metrology.

Wen Liang Li

Mr. Wen Liang Li is Director of the Company, Since January 2003, Mr. Li. has served as a director and as Vice General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of SZ Highpower. Mr. Li has served as a director of SZ Springpower since June 2008, as a director of HZ HTC since March 2012 and as a director of Shenzhen Highpower’s 70%-owned subsidiary, Ganzhou Highpower Technology Co., Ltd (“GZ Highpower”), since September 2010. From January 1996 to December 2002, Mr. Li served as Vice General Manager of Zhuhai Taiyi Battery Co., Ltd., a battery manufacturer. Mr. Li received a master’s degree in Electrochemistry from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China in 1991. We believe that Mr. Li’s 22 years of work experience in the battery industry, including 10 years as an officer and director of SZ Highpower, well qualify Mr. Li to serve on our Board.

Jie Wang

Dr. Jie Wang is Director of the Company. Dr. Wang has been Director of the Stanford Sustainable Development and Environmental Informatics Group. Dr. Wang has held numerous positions with Stanford University, including as Consulting Associate Professor and Consulting Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2005-2013 and 2003-2005, respectively, Executive Director, Stanford-China Executive Leadership Program from 2005-2010, Senior Architect of E-commerce, ITSS from 1998-2000, and Architect of Distributed Computing Environment, ITSS, from 1995-1998. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Wang was Senior System Architect at Collation, Inc., an IT management software provider, which is now a subsidiary of IBM [NYSE: IBM], and from 2000 to 2002, he was Senior Architect of Loudcloud Inc., one of the first cloud computing service providers, which is now a subsidiary Hewlett-Packard Enterprise [NYSE: HPE]. In collaboration with colleagues, Dr. Wang has published extensively on computational reasoning and learning models for smart infrastructures/smart manufacturing and their optimized services, management and engineering informatics and knowledge integration for intelligent social services, social and service computing, sustainable development and environmental informatics, decision making and knowledge management for research and educational collaborations, E-commerce and E-government, IT as a modern tool for business competitive strategy, smart manufacturing, and strategy and implementation of smart city and smart region. Dr. Wang holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the University of Miami, FL, and a B.S. in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

T. Joseph Fisher

Mr. T. Joseph Fisher, III is Independent Director of the Company., since May 2011. He currently is Vice President - Global Commercial Sales for A123 Systems, LLC since July 2014. He previously served as the CEO and President of Valence Technology, Inc. from November 2012 until June 2014, which exited a chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2013. Prior to joining Valence, Mr. Fisher was the CEO and President of Contour Energy Systems, a spin out from Caltech, specializing in the development and commercialization of customizable battery technologies, from February 2008 to January 2012. He also is President and Founder of JCF International, LLC, an advisory and consulting firm for portable power companies. Mr. Fisher was employed for 32 years at the Energizer battery group, where he had held numerous senior management positions including Vice President - Global Rechargeable Battery Business Unit from April 2001 to May 2007, Vice President and General Manager - Energizer Power Systems, Vice President - Business Development, General Manager - Miniature Batteries, as well as holding several international management assignments in Europe, Argentina and South Africa. He also worked for Xerox, General Electric and Union Carbide earlier in his career. Mr. Fisher received a B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, now a part of Marshall University. We believe that Mr. Fisher’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive understanding of our business and over 30 years of experience in the battery industry, as well as his knowledge of U.S. GAAP and financial statements.

Ping Li

Mr. Ping Li is Independent Director of the Company., since January 2008. Since November 2008, Since November 2008, Mr. Li has served as Director at Intel Capital, focusing on Intel’s investment activities in China. From July 2003 to October 2008, Mr. Li served as the Managing Director of Investment at China Vest, a venture capital firm. From February 2002 to July 2003, Mr. Li served as Chief Financial Officer of Great Wall Technology Co., Ltd., an investment technology company. Mr. Li received a master’s degree in biology from Columbia University in 1989 and an MBA in finance in 1994 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Li’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his knowledge of the capital markets and his experience, expertise and background with respect to accounting matters, including his experience as a chief financial officer and familiarity with U.S. GAAP and financial statements.

Jessie Fan

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Dang Yu Pan

140,000

Sunny Pan

102,400

Leo Liao

--

Wen Jia Xiao

--

Wen Liang Li

125,600

Jie Wang

--

T. Joseph Fisher

72,000

Ping Li

72,000

Jessie Fan

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As Of  30 Dec 2016

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