LIST OF DIRECTORS AND BOARD COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION
Below is a list of the China XD Plastics Company Limited’s directors and a summary of their participation on the Company’s Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee.
|I Independent Director||Chairman of the Board|
|Lawrence Leighton I|
|Linyuan Zhai I|
|Homer Sun I|
|Jun Xu I|
Jie Han - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Han founded Harbin Xinda Nylon Factory in 1985 and co-founded Xinda in 2004. With 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Han is an expert in the modified plastic industry. He currently serves as executive director of China Plastic Processing Industry Association, as an outstanding entrepreneur at the industry of modified plastics, and as director of the Heilongjiang Industry Commerce Association. In addition, Mr. Han serves as a deputy to the Harbin Municipal People’s Congress.
Taylor Zhang - Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Zhang is a native of Harbin and has over eight years of professional experience in finance and operations in a broad range of industries. Prior to joining China XD in May 2009, Mr. Zhang served as CFO of Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc (Nasdaq: ABAT) between May 2008 and March 2009. He served as Executive Vice President of Finance for China Natural Gas (Nasdaq: CHNG) from July 2007 to May 2008. Prior to this, he served as a Financial Analyst of New York Private Equity covering early-stage companies of multiple industries with focus on the energy sector. From 2000 to 2002, he was employed as Finance Manager by Datong Thermal Power Limited. Mr. Zhang holds an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Florida and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electronic Engineering from Beijing Technology and Business University.
Qingwei Ma - Chief Operating Officer
Appointed as Chief Operating Officer in 2008, Mr. Ma had been serving the company and was General Manager of Xinda Macromolecule from 2004 to 2008, during which Mr. Ma led the successful establishment of sales network, building a comprehensive system ensuring effective and efficient purchase, production, marketing and other functions. Prior to joining Xinda, Mr. Ma worked for Harbin Xinda Nylon Factory, the Company’s predecessor, for 6 years. Mr. Ma has 12 years of experience in the modified plastics industry.
Lawrence W. Leighton - Independent Director & Auditing Committee
Mr. Leighton has had an extensive 40 year international investment banking career. Mr. Leighton received his BSE degree in engineering from Princeton University and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. His previous positions includes Co-Head of the Corporate Finance Department at Clark, Dodge & Co. , Limited Partner of Bear Stern, Managing Director of JPMorgan Chase Bank and CEO of the U.S. investment bank of Credit Agricole, the major French Bank.
Linyuan Zhai - Independent Director & Chairman of Nominating Committee
Mr. Zhai worked for China FAW Group Corporation for 37 years with abundant experience in terms of technology, production, and business management. He is a Senior Expert in the auto industry. Mr. Zhai served as general manager of automobile manufacturing, successfully led Four Ring Company, a subsidiary of FAW group, to go public in China. He is one of the pioneers and outstanding contributors of FAW group’s success.
Homer Sun - Independent Director
Mr. Sun, 40, is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and leads Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia’s China Investments. Mr. Sun has been at Morgan Stanley since 1999 and serves on Morgan Stanley’s China Management Committee, which is comprised of the Morgan Stanley’s senior business leaders within China. Mr. Sun currently serves as a director on the boards of several Chinese companies, including Sihuan Pharmaceutical Group, China Shanshui Cement Group, China Flooring and Yongye International. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Sun worked in Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking Division in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group in Hong Kong where he worked on a wide range of mergers and acquisitions in Greater China. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Sun practiced as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York and Hong Kong from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Sun received a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering magna cum laude from the University of Michigan and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.
Jun Xu - Independent Director
Mr. Xu is an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Xu joined Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia in 2008 after spending six years in investment banking advising Chinese clients on financing transactions and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2005, he was with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong SAR from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Xu focuses on the group's private equity transactions in China. Mr. Xu is a native Chinese and based in Hong Kong SAR. Mr. XU received dual Bachelor Degrees in both international trade and computer science magna cum laude from Shanghai Jiaotong University and an M.B.A. with honours from the University of Michigan.