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 Chief Financial Officer since August 7, 2012, 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.
Mr. Yin has been our Senior Corporate Vice President since August 2012. He is in charge of investor relations and business development. From March 2008 to May 2012, he held various management positions at our Company with increasing responsibility regarding our financial reporting, finance, investor relations, and business development, including Vice President-Finance from August 2010 to March 2012 and assistant to CFO from March 2008 to August 2010. Prior to joining us, Mr. Yin was a tax associate at the New York office of KPMG from February 2007 to February 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Yin held multiple financial management positions in corporations, including accounting manager at Cronimet USA, an international supplier of raw materials for the industrial production of stainless steel Corporation from April 2004 to January 2007 and an accountant at Houston Fruitland Inc. from February 2003 to April 2004. Mr. Yin is a charted financial analyst. Mr. Yin holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, and an M.B.A. in Finance Investment from Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College of City University of New York.