Chairman of the Board
Mr. Xue has served as a Director of SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. since 2005. Mr. Xue served as the general manager of Shaanxi Hede Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd. from January 2006 to June 2007. Prior to that, he served as the business director of the investment banking division of Hualong Securities Co., Ltd. from April 2001 to December 2005. He also acted as the vice general manager of Shaanxi Huaye Foods Co., Ltd. from July 1998 to March 2001. From July 1989 to June 1998, he worked at the Northwestern Materials Bureau of the PLA General Logistics Department. Mr. Xue graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University with an MBA degree in 2000. Mr. Xue obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the National University of Defense Technology in July of 1989 with a major in Metal Material & Heat Treatment.
Ms. Yan has served as one of our directors since April 7, 2008. Ms. Yan is a director of SkyPeople (China) and has been with us since January 2006. From March 2004 to June 2005, Ms. Yan held the position of manager of human resources of Express Worldwide Ltd. Ms. Yan served as the manager of logistics of Tianjin Dingyuan International Foods Co., Ltd. from October 1999 to March 2004. Ms. Yan graduated from the Air Force University of Engineering and earned a degree in Computer Technology. In July 2006, she graduated from PLA Military School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Mr. Guolin Wang
Mr. Guolin Wang has served as an Independent Director of SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. since 2005. He served as professor of the Finance department of the Management School and the Economics and Finance School of Xi'an Jiaotong University. He previously served as the Director and Chairman of Xi'an Changtian Environmental Protection Engineering Co., Ltd. Mr. Wang acted as the Head of the Management School Graduate Office and Chinese-Singapore Management Doctor Center Office of Xi'an Jiaotong University from 1988 to 1996. Mr. Wang holds a Master of Management Science and Engineering degree as well as a B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunication, both from Xi'an Jiaotong University. In 2006, he received a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University.
Mr. Norman Ko
Mr. Norman Ko is the co-founder of KF Professional Group ("KFPG"), a full service certified public accounting firm. Mr. Ko is the managing principal of KFPG. He is in charge of KFPG audit and assurance department. He also assists U.S. public companies in SEC audit preparation and provides financial and management advisory, as well as tax planning, to businesses and individuals. Prior to KFPG, Mr Ko was with Smith Mandel & Associates LLP from 1997 to 2012, the vice president at Citimax Inc. from 1994 to 1997, and the assistant general manager at Sun Products from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Ko received an Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor degree from York University at Toronto. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.
John William Smagula
Mr. Smagula has been a director of Asian Programs at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia since June 2003. He was a Yale-China Association Legal Teaching Fellow at Zhongshan University from June 2000 to June 2001 and at Tsinghua University from June 2001 to June 2002. He was a Visiting Teaching Fellow through Ford Foundation at Sichuan University from June 2002 to June 2003. He was a corporate attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York from March 1997 to May 2000. Mr. Samgula graduated with a Bachelor Degree in International Relations from Pomona College in California in May 1992. Mr. Smagula graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1995. In January 2007, he attained a Master’s degree in Education from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia.
Lu Baosheng has been serving as Director of Jiangsu Office of Beijing Huashen (Zhongshen) Accounting Co., Ltd since November 2011. Mr. Lu served as a Manager of Shanghai Donghua Dongshen Accounting Co., Ltd. from 2000 through 2010. Mr. Lu earned a Master of Law from Chinese Academy of Social Science in 2003 specializing in Civil and Commercial Law , and a Bachelor of Accounting from South Western University of Finance and Economics in 1989. Mr. Lu is a licensed CPA in China with 20 years experience. He has assisted around 20 companies in going public in China and participated in the financial auditing and project auditing for a couple of large state-owned enterprises. He is also a Deputy Secretary of Shaanxi Western Development Fund and holds an independent director certificate granted jointly by China Securities Association and Shanghai National Accounting Institute.
Wang Tao has been a senior legal counsel at Shaanxi Silkroad Law Firm since October 2011. He was an associate attorney of Shaanxi Dongrui Law Firm from July 2007 to September 2011. He worked as a Human Resources supervisor for Shaanxi Tianju Investment Group Ltd. from August 2004 to July 2007. Mr. Wang obtained his LL.B. degree from the Xi'an University of Finance and Economics in July 2000 and is a licensed attorney in China. Mr. Wang has litigated a large number of cases in China. He has also advised a number of merger and acquisition as well as private equity transactions in recent years.