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Tantech Holdings Ltd (TANH.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Zhengyu Wang

46 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Ningfang Liang

41 Chief Financial Officer

Jianming Wu

48 Chief Operating Officer

Zaihua Chen

51 Chief Technology Officer

Yonghua Zhu

2017 Chief Scientist Officer

Qingsong Dong

41 Treasurer

Yefang Zhang

48 Director

Wencai Pan

37 Independent Director

Hongdao Qian

52 Independent Director

Shudong Wang

64 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Zhengyu Wang

Mr. Zhengyu Wang is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company., He founded Bamboo Tech in October 2002 (then known as Lishui Zhonglin High Tech Co., Ltd.) and he has served as Chairman and CEO ever since. From November 1998 until April 2003, he was General Manager of Lishui Forasen Foodstuff Co., Ltd. Prior to that, from 1994 to 1997, he served as General Manager of Lishui Jingning Huali, Co., Ltd. From 1990 to 1994, he served as a board member of the Lishui Farmer’s Economic Committee. In addition to his efforts with our Company, Mr. Wang also manages the business operations of Forasen Group, a company he owns with his wife and our director, Ms. Yefang Zhang. Forasen Group is a PRC company with several subsidiaries that are engaged in a variety of businesses, including without limitation rubber trading, mushroom sales, biomass power generation, and marketing. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China in June 1990. He has been appointed as a director because, as our founder, he has significant experience in leading and advising our Company and understands our industry.

Ningfang Liang

Mr. Ningfang Liang is Chief Financial Officer of the company., Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Liang worked as the Chief Financial Officer at China GengSheng Minerals, Inc. from July 2011 to January 2013. Mr. Liang has over 17 years of finance and accounting experience, including over eight years at U.S. public companies, where he managed SEC reporting, internal controls, U.S. GAAP compliance, internal auditing, financial analysis and management reporting activities. He was the Finance Manager at White Mountains Re Ltd, the reinsurance subsidiary of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. from December 2008 to June 2011. Additionally, he has held senior finance and accounting positions at American International Group, Inc. from December 2006 to December 2008, Celgene Corporation from January 2005 to December 2006, and China Construction Bank from July 1993 to May 2002. Mr. Liang is a licensed CPA in the states of New Jersey and Illinois and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and an MBA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Jianming Wu

Mr. Jianming Wu is Chief Operating Officer of the company., He joined Bamboo Tech in Feb. 2011 and has since served as our Chief Operating Officer. From June 2005 to February 2011, he worked in the Zhejiang WeiKang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. as General Manager. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Manager during June 2003 to May 2005. He worked for Zhejiang Ruixin Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. as a Manager of Technical Department and Quality Control Department during March 2000 and May 2003. From September 1990 to February 2000, he served for Zhenan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. as a technician and manager. He graduated from Hangzhou University in June 1998 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He joined an Executive MBA program in China People’s University during 2006 and 2008, and once joined a Pharmaceutical DBA program in Beijing University during 2009 and 2011.

Zaihua Chen

Mr. Zaihua Chen is Chief Technology Officer of the company., Zaihua Chen is an academic in the field of general science, physics and chemistry, and has spent almost two decades in Japan. He joined Bamboo Tech in August 2008 where he has served as Technology Director and CTO. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Technology Director at Japan KANAC Co., Ltd, also in Takamatsu, Japan. From April 2001 to March 2006, he served as leader of R&D in Research Institute for Solvothermal Technology at the Japan Research Institute in Takamatsu, Japan. He graduated in 1985 from Fuzhou University with a degree in Chemistry, in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. In March 1994, he earned his Master’s Degree from Chiba University (Japan), in Education. He earned his Ph.D. at Chiba University in Natural Science Research in March 2000 from the Graduate School of Science and Technology, and extended his experience with Postdoctoral research at Yokohama National University in 2001 in Yokohama, Japan, focusing on Eco-Technology.

Yonghua Zhu

Dr. Yonghua Zhu is Chief Scientist Officer of the Company. Dr. Zhu has been engaged in wireless transmission technology research and development for over years, and has a proven track record in applying bioengineering and artificial intelligence technology to the automotive sector. His accomplishments include, but not limited to, taking part in formulating the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 214 and obtaining three U.S. patents including one used for testing human reactions to crashes. Dr. Zhu has also been awarded three top prizes for his superior academic work in the automotive field. Since 2015, Dr. Zhu has been participating in developing electric vehicles forHong Kong, a Special Administrative Region ofChina. He is currently involved in the development of 19-seat, right-hand-drive electric vans. He is also teaming up with aTaiwan-based company to develop the battery management system for electric vehicles, which will be mainly used in the Hong Kongmarket.

Qingsong Dong

Mr. Qingsong Dong is Treasurer of the company., From September 2003 to February 2010, he worked in the Kangchao Group Guangzhou Motorcycle Manufacturing Co., Ltd. as an Accountant and Finance Manager. From February 2003 to September, he worked for Zhejiang Kangli Metal Products Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Kangchao Group, as an accountant in Hangzhou. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as Assistant Accountant at Dexing Credit Union, in Dexing City, Jiangxi Province.

Yefang Zhang

Ms. Yefang Zhang is Director of the company., She has been in leadership roles for over a dozen years. She then helped to found Zhejiang Forasen Group Co., LTD in October 2002 and has served as a Board Member since then. From 1997 until 2002, she worked as General Manager at Zhejiang Forasen Food and Stuff Co., LTD. From 1994 to 1997, she served as Vice GM of Lishui Jingning Huali Co., Ltd. From 1991 to 1994, she was a teacher at Wenzhou Huangtan Middle School. From 1990 to 1994, she served on the board of Lishui Farmer’s Economic Committee. In addition to her efforts with our Company, Ms. Zhang also manages the business operations of Forasen Group, a company she owns with her husband and our director and Chief Executive Officer,

Wencai Pan

Mr. Wencai Pan is Independent Director of the company., He has served as the CFO of Shandong Xiangrui Pharmacy Co. Ltd., which was listed in the US under SMSA Treemont Acquisition Corp. from 2011 through present. From 2007 through 2010, Mr. Pan was the China controller for Aramex Express Logistics Services (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., a global logistics and transportation company from 2007 to 2010, as controller for its China operations and was based out of Shanghai. During 2006, Mr. Pan had been employed as a consultant by the Centergate Securities Bankruptcy Committee, which was set up by the China Securities Regulatory Commission, where he assisted on bankruptcy audits on Centergate Securities Ltd. Co. Previously, Mr. Pan served as the finance manager for Shera International Limited, a technology product development, production and distribution company, from 2004 until the end of 2005 and was based out of Shanghai. Mr. Pan was employed as an internal auditor by Valley National Bank, located in Wayne, New Jersey, U.S., from 2003 to 2004. None of Mr. Pan’s previous employers is a parent, subsidiary or other affiliate of the Company. Mr. Pan obtained a Masters in Professional Accountancy from The University of Utah, in 2003. In 1998, Mr. Pan received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of International Business & Economics, Beijing, China. Mr. Pan passed the Chinese CPA exams in 1997 and passed the Uniform CPA exams in the United States in 2002. We have chosen Mr. Pan to serve as a director because of his experience with US GAAP and with United States compliance issues.

Hongdao Qian

Mr. Hongdao Qian is Independent Director of the company., He has been a Professor on the faculty of the Guanghua Law School at Zhejiang University since September 2005. His research, writing and teaching focuses on corporate governance, economic analysis of law and Western jurisprudence. Prior to joining Guanghua Law School, Mr. Qian was a Professor at the Institute of Law, China Academy of Social Sciences; a Lecturer in Economics at Peking University and a Prosecutor in the People’s Procuratorate of Zhejiang Province. Mr. Qian has been a visiting scholar at Waseda University in Japan, Stanford University in California and both Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society of Comparative Law, Executive Subeditor of the China Academic Yearbook and President of the China Rule of Law Research Institute, where he has organized a team of scholars to create China’s first Rule of Law index using empirical methods. Mr. Qian earned his bachelor of law from Jilin University in 1986, his master of law from North-West

Shudong Wang

Mr. Shudong Wang is Independent Director of the company., He was the department director at the China National Bamboo Research Center from 1996 through his retirement in 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Northeast Forestry University in Heilongjiang in 1976. He once served as deputy director of Bamboo Branch of the Academic Committee of China Forestry. He has also served as executive director of South-South Cooperation Association and the Center of China International Exchange. He is a science advisor to the State Forestry Bureau. We selected Mr. Wang to serve on our Board of Directors because of his expertise in the bamboo industry in China.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Zhengyu Wang

40,028

Ningfang Liang

44,604

Jianming Wu

30,348

Zaihua Chen

49,708

Yonghua Zhu

--

Qingsong Dong

20,232

Yefang Zhang

--

Wencai Pan

--

Hongdao Qian

--

Shudong Wang

--
As Of  31 Dec 2013