Peter Z. Wang founded CAG, the parent company of Cenntro, and served as its Chief Executive officer since 2013. Mr. Wang began serving as Managing Director, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of Cenntro since it has been listed on Nasdaq in December 2021. Mr. Wang is an entrepreneur and investor in the electric vehicle and technology industries, and has founded or co-founded a number of companies in his career, including UTStarcom (a global telecom infrastructure provider), which went public in 2000, World Communication Group, an international telecommunication company, and Sinomachinery Group, a diesel power system (engine and transmission) manufacturer. Mr. Wang was named one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business by Asian American Business Development Center in 2004, one of China’s 100 Most Innovative Businessmen by Fast Company Magazine in 2017, and one of the Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs in 2019. Mr. Wang is also the chairman of the board of directors of Cenntro Enterprise Limited, a principal stockholder of the Company, and Greenland Technologies Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: GTEC), a transmission products manufacturing company. Mr. Wang holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Math, as well as a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Wang also holds a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. We believe Mr. Wang is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive leadership and management experience, including his experience serving as founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CAG.
Edmond Cheng has served as Cenntro Automotive Group’s President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2021 and became Chief Financial Officer of Cenntro Electric Group since it has been listed on Nasdaq since December 2021. Prior to joining Cenntro, Mr. Cheng served as the Chief Financial Officer and a Partner of Mithera Capital Management LLC. Mr. Cheng had been the Chief Financial Officer for a number of public listed companies including TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Ltd (a Hong Kong Exchange listed company), UTStarcom, Inc.(a NASDAQ listed company), and Zoomlion Science & Technology Development Ltd (a China Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange dual listed company), Mr. Cheng also had served as the Chief Financial Officer for portfolio companies back/owned by sovereignty wealth fund/leading PE firms including Blackstone Group, Goldman Sachs/Hony Capital, and Temasek Holdings. Mr. Cheng brings to the Company extensive financial management expertise in East Asian and U.S. capital markets, corporate development, cross-border mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, treasury, and investors relations. Mr. Cheng received his Executive Master of Business Administration jointly offered by Columbia University, London Business School, and University of Hong Kong in May 2012. He received a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Cheng is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Wei Zhong has been Cenntro’s Chief Technology Officer since 2013 and became our Chief Technology Officer since Cenntro has been listed on Nasdaq in December 2021. Mr. Zhong has been instrumental in the development of our electric vehicle technologies and models, as well as the development of its supply chain. Prior to 2013, Mr. Zhong was employed with Hangzhou Jiuru Economic Information Consulting Co., Ltd., where he developed software for its enterprise information query platform. Prior to that time, Mr. Zhong served as a communication technology developer for Zhejiang Guangtong Network Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Zhong holds a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Zhejiang University.