Tony Liu is the principal founder of our Company and has served as our Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of our Board of Directors since 2001. He served in the army for over 19 years. After Mr. Liu left the army, he began working for the government in the Heilongjiang province in northeastern China. In addition to serving as a representative to the National Peopleâ€™s Congress in China, with his practical work experience in the Chinese community for many years, Mr. Liu has witnessed and participated in the massive macro economic changes for the past thirty years. He has many years of experience in managing the army, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Liu was named the Outstanding Chinese Entrepreneur of the World and he is currently the Vice Chairman of the World Eminence Chinesebusiness Association. Mr. Liu graduated with a major in Communications & Commands from WuhanCommunicationCollege in 1986 and studied Integrated Marketing and Media at the University of Hong Kong in 2004. He received EMBA degree at PrestonUniversity in 2005.Mr. Liu studied in the Program of Sustainable Growth of Large Corporations sponsored by the School of Engineering and the School of Business at StanfordUniversity. He is studying for DBA degree at Silicon ValleyUniversity.
Jun Min is one of our partner founders and has served as our Vice President and as a member of our Board of Directors since 2002. Mr. Min worked at the Price Checking Department Bureau of Heilongjiang Province from 1987 to 1992. Subsequently, he worked for Three- Happiness Bioengineering, Co. Ltd. from 1994. He has over 20 years of experience in operations management and has an extensive knowledge of the consumer and pharmaceutical products industries in China. Mr. Min received a BA in Business Management from HarbinBroadcast & TVUniversity in 1986. He received EMBA from PrestonUniversity in 2005.
Yanchun Li is one of our partner founders and has served as Chief Financial Officer since May 2007. Prior to her appointment as Chief Financial Officer, she had been the Acting Chief Financial Officer since May 2002, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary since October 2003 and has worked at the Company and served as a member of the Board since 2002. Ms. Li has fifteen years of experience in management in the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry in China. In particular, she has extensive experience and innovative insight in marketing, management, brand building, corporate strategy, human resource and financial capital management. Before joining us, Ms. Li worked for China Ruida Food Limited Company and successfully established the Ruida brand as the number one brand in the instant frozen food industry. Ms. Li joined Three-Happiness Bioengineering, Co. Ltd. in 1994 and was in charge of the marketing and sales. Under her leadership, the functional drinks of the Three-Happiness brand has reached stunning achievement nationwide across China. The Three-Happiness brand was later awarded the Top Ten Well-known Brands in China. Ms. Li won the China Golden Award in Marketing of Year 2005 and was elected into the Who is Who of Chinese Origin Worldwide. Ms. Li received her BA in English from Beijing University of Industry and Commerce in 1993 and completed the Owner/President Management Program in 2008, an advanced program, at HarvardBusinessSchool.
Cosimo Patti has served on our Board of Directors since 2004. Before joining us, Mr. Patti was an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers and the New York Stock Exchange for 18 years. Since August 1999, Mr. Patti has been the President and Chairman of Technology Integration Group, Inc. In June 2007, Mr. Patti joined the board of directors of Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAT), a company engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing and marketing rechargeable polymer lithium-ion batteries. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Patti was the Senior Director of Applications Planning with iCi/ADP. He was the Director of Strategic Cross-border Business with Cedel Bank from 1996 to 1999, and President and Founder of FSI Advisors Group from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Patti attended BrooklynCollege from 1968 to 1970.
Xiianmin Wang has served on our Board of Directors since 2005. He was the Vice Governor of Heilongjiang Province from 1998 to 2003, where he was in charge of Financial and Economic affairs. Mr. Wang was Secretary of Daqing Municipal Party Committee from 1996 to 1998, and Vice Secretary of Harbin Municipal Party Committee from 1991 to 1992. Mr. Wang received a post graduate degree in Philosophy from Renmin University of China in 1964. He also holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in Economics from NortheastForestUniversity and postgraduate degrees in Philosophy from HeilongjiangUniversity and Renmin University of China.
Eileen Brody has served on our Board of Directors since 2005. Since August 2005, Ms. Brody has been President of Dawson-Forte Cashmere, an apparel trading company. Since June 2007 Ms. Brody has been a member of the board of directors of Fuqi International, Inc. (NASDAQ:FUQI), a company specializing in designing, developing, promoting, and selling a range of precious metal jewelry products in the Chinese luxury goods market. From 1997 to 2004, she was Vice President of Merchandising and Planning for CarterÂ¡Â¯s Retail division of The William Carter Company. From 1992 to 1997, she held various management positions for Melville Corporation, a multi-billion dollar retailer. From 1983 to 1990, Ms. Brody worked for KPMG Peat Marwick as a Senior Manager. Ms. Brody is a Certified Public Accountant. She received her Undergraduate and MBA degrees from PaceUniversity and a second MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Lawrence Wizel has served on our Board of Directors since 2006. Prior to joining our Board of Directors, he served as Deputy Professional Practice Director at Deloitte Touche USA LLP, or Deloitte, in Deloitteâ€™s New York office. Mr. Wizel began his career at Deloitte in 1965 and was a partner from 1980 until he retired in June 2006. Mr. Wizel was responsible for serving a diverse client base of publicly held and private companies in a variety of capacities including, SEC filings, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisition transactions and periodic reporting. Since September 2006, Mr. Wizel has been a member of the board of directors of 3SBio Inc. (NASDAQ:SSRX), a biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products primarily in China. Since August 2007, Mr. Wizel has been a member of the board of directors of Puda Coal, Inc. (OTC:PUDC), a supplier of metallurgical coking coal to the industrial sector in China. He received his BA in 1965 in accounting from MichiganStateUniversity and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Baiqing Zhang has served on our Board of Directors since 2006. Mr. Zhang brings to us two decades of experience in the Chinese governmentÂ¡Â¯s regulatory and supervisory divisions. From 1997 until Mr. Zhang retired in 2005, Mr. Zhang served as Deputy Director, Division Chief of the Heilongjiang Regulatory Bureau of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, or CSRC, where he managed and imposed regulatory compliance for all Heilongjiang-based securities issuances, as well as supervised securities trading, investment funds and legal affairs. The CSRC is Chinaâ€™s primary regulatory body overseeing the countryâ€™s financial markets. Prior to this, he spent ten years as a member of the Discipline Inspection Committee in the Department of Supervision of the HeilongjiangProvince, and previously was the Vice Principal of Hebei Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Technology, where he taught college courses. Since 2005, Mr. Zhang has been a consultant in the fields of law and economics, public policy, and business strategy. He also consults and lectures about regulatory issues in the Chinese securities markets, based on his significant experience at the CSRC. Mr. Zhang received a degree in Management of Economics from the TianjinNormalUniversity and a degree in Accounting from the HeilongjiangEconomicsManagementAcademy.
Binsheng Li is one of our partner founders and has served as our Chief Accounting Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since 2002. Mr. Li began his career at Three-Happiness Bioengineering, Co. Ltd. in 1994 in the accounting department. Mr. Li is in charge of all financial management and accounting work for the Company. Mr. Li graduated from DalianFinancialSchool in 1986 with a major in Finance and Economics.