Directors

Zongshen Zuo
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Director since 2004, Mr. Zongshen Zuo is the chairman and owner of Zongshen Industrial Group (ZIG). As a self-made entrepreneur, he founded ZIG in 1992 and now ZIG ranks as one of the 500 largest industrial companies in China. With about 30 subsidiaries, ZIG has total assets exceeding 5 billion Renminbi and an annual production capacity of 2 million motorcycles and 4 million motorcycles engines. Mr. Zuo is the vice chairman of the China Motorcycle Association and a standing member of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He is also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and actively participates in social charity programs.

Yao Li
Director & President

Director Since 2004, Mr. Li is the Senior Vice President of ZIG. He is also a director of Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co., Ltd, a company publicly listed in China's Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Prior to joining ZIG in 1997, he worked in Nanbu municipal government of Sichuan Province. Mr. Li holds a bachelor degree at the Agricultural College of Southwest University and a master degree at Chongqing University in China.

Joanne Yan
Independent Director

Director since 2004, Ms. Yan has over fifteen years of experience in advising and assisting with the financing of venture and growth companies, and has played a significant role in the financing and business development strategies of several North American and China-based companies. She has also been a senior corporate executive and has held board positions on a number of public and private companies. Ms. Yan is currently the President and a director of Red Dragon Resources Corporation, a mining exploration company. She is also a director of other TSX listed companies, Hanfeng Evergreen Inc., a company that specializes in the manufacture and distribution of specialty fertilizers, Hanwei Energy Services Corp., a company in the business of manufacturing wind power equipments, fiberglass reinforced pipes and FGD system in China, and Yalian Steel Corporation, a company in the business of manufacturing steel transmission pipes in China.

Malcolm Clay
Independent Director

Director since 2004, Mr. Clay, B.A., FCA., was a partner of KPMG Canada for 27 years, during which he was in charge of the Vancouver audit practice of KPMG for ten years. As a public accountant, he served as lead audit or concurring partner for public companies listed on AMEX, NYSE, and the Canadian Stock Exchanges. In 1997, he was elected non-executive Chairman of KPMG Canada. Mr. Clay retired from his career at KPMG in 2002 and since then he has served as a consultant and advisor to numerous private and public companies. From 2002 until present, he has been a consultant and corporate director of Versatile Systems Inc., a company specializing in business information technology solutions, Minco Cold Corporation, a gold mining company, and Abode Mortgage Holdings Ltd., a company providing services of residential mortgage loans.

Kim Oishi
Independent Director

Director since 2007, Mr. Oishi has worked in worked in corporate finance and business development for high growth public and private companies for over fifteen years, focusing almost exclusively on China related companies since late 2003. He is a Board Member of China Health Labs and Diagnostics Inc. a TSX Venture listed company specializing in providing medical diagnostics solutions. He was previously a director at Cantronic Systems Inc. a developer of infrared imaging and night vision systems, Grand Power Logistics Group Inc., a logistics and freight forwarding company and Hanfeng Evergreen Inc., a fertilizer manufacturer in China where he also served as President. Mr. Oishi has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.