Mr. Stephen Markscheid
Mr. Stephen Markscheid has been our independent director since August 2007. Mr. Markscheid is currently a venture partner at DealGlobe, a Shanghai based investment bank. He is a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee, compensation committee and/or nomination committee of Jinko Solar, Inc., Ener-Core Inc., and Hexindai Inc., all of which are public companies listed in U.S and ZZ Capital, a public company listed in Hong Kong. He is also a trustee of Princeton-in-Asia, a nonprofit social service organization affiliated with Princeton University. From 2007 to 2015, he was the chief executive officer of Synergenz BioScience, Inc., a genomics company based in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Mr. Markscheid was the chief executive officer of HuaMei Capital Company, Inc., a Sino-U.S. investment advisory firm from 2006 to 2007. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Markscheid worked for GE Capital. During his time with GE Capital, Steve led GE Capital's business development activities in China and Asia Pacific, primarily acquisitions and direct investments.. Prior to joining GE, Mr. Markscheid worked as case leader for the Boston Consulting Group throughout Asia from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, Mr. Markscheid had been a commercial banker for ten years in London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing with Chase Manhattan Bank and First National Bank of Chicago. Prior to that, he worked with the US-China Business Council in Washington D.C. and Beijing. Mr. Markscheid received his bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from Princeton University, a master’s degree in international affairs and economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA degree from Columbia University.