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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gao has been a member of our Board since October 6, 2011, our Chairman since March 30, 2012, our Chief Executive Officer since May 10, 2012 and our President since January 1, 2013. From February 2004 until the company’s acquisition by Sanofi in February 2011, Mr. Gao served as the Chief Executive Officer and director of BMP Sunstone Corporation (Nasdaq: BJGP). Following the acquisition, he served as a senior integration advisor for Sanofi from February to August 2011. From February 2002 through February 2004, Mr. Gao served as Chairman of BMP China’s board of directors. Mr. Gao served as President and director of Abacus Investments Ltd, a private wealth management company, from August 2003 until June 2004, and as Chief Executive Officer of Abacus from July 2003 to June 2004. From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Gao held various executive positions at Motorola, Inc., including: Vice President and Director, Integrated Electronic System Sector, Asia-Pacific operation, from 1998 to 2002; Member, Motorola Asia Pacific Management Board, Management Board of Motorola Japan Ltd., from 2000 to 2002; and Motorola China Management Board from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Gao holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Hanover University, Germany, and an M.B.A. from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Yang has been our interim Chief Financial Officer since June 1, 2012 and our Vice President of Finance and Compliance and Treasurer since March 30, 2012. He is in charge of financial management, internal controls, legal and compliance matters as well as the implementation of corporate governance rules and policies. Mr. Yang has six years of financial management experience in corporations and 11 years audit experience in accounting firms. Mr. Yang has extensive experience in dealing with the PRC tax regulations, PRC GAAP, IFRS and internal control matters. He was an audit senior manager at KPMG, where he provided audit services for initial public offerings, right issues and merger and acquisition transactions. He also worked on the annual reports of various public companies listed in Hong Kong and mainland China. His audit clients ranged from state-owned enterprises and Chinese listed companies to multinational companies, including Angang Steel, Shenhua Energy, BOE Technology and BHP Billiton. Mr. Yang is a certified public accountant in China.
General Manager of Shandong Taibang
Mr. Guangli Pang has been the General Manager of Shandong Taibang since 2012. Mr. Pang joined the Shandong Institute of Biological Products (“Shandong Institute”), Shandong Taibang’s predecessor , in 1985, and then joined Shandong Taibang when it was founded in 2002. Mr. Pang graduated from Shandong Medical University, majoring in pharmacy. He has over 30 years of progressively responsible experience in China plasma industry.
Corporate Vice President, General Manager of Guizhou Taibang
Mr. Gang Yang has served as Corporate Vice President since August 2013 and the General Manager of Guizhou Taibang since 2010. Mr. Yang has over 20 years of experience in China plasma industry and previously held various management positions at Guizhou Taibang, including deputy General Manager.
General Manager of Xi'an Huitian
Since 2009, Mr. Jun Zhao has served as the General Manager of Xi’an Huitian. Prior to this role, Mr. Zhao joined Shandong Taibang since its inception in 1987 and has served as manager of quality management and as quality director. He has over 30 years of management, operational, and technical expertise in China’s plasma-based biopharmaceutical industry.