Board of Directors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Priscilla M. Lu, PhD, Chairman of the Board, is General Partner and Founder of Cathaya Capital. She is Vice Chairman of Asia Pacific Medical Group and co-founder of Better World International Ltd.. She was China advisor to Mayfield for more than 5 years and helped found GSR Fund in China. Formerly she was CEO of ViDeOnline, a digital media company delivering secured broadband and mobile networks to service providers in China. She was Founder, Chairman and CEO of interWAVE Communications for ten years and took the company public on the NASDAQ. Lu was a Bell Lab Scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories for 16 years. She has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison and holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, funded as a Bell Labs Scholar. Dr. Lu has over 50 patents in telecommunications and networking. She is on several Boards, including Northwestern University’s Engineering School’s McCormick Advisory Board.
Charles "Chuck" Schillings, Co-Chief Executive Officer of ZAP Jonway
Charles "Chuck" Schillings has more than 20 years experience in the high tech equipment, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries. Mr. Schillings currently serves on the Board of Directors of Strasbaugh, a company which designs, manufactures, and markets semiconductor equipment worldwide. As President & CEO of Strasbaugh from 2005 to 2010, he led the company through its initial public offering. Chuck also held executive management positions at Strasbaugh subsidiary, R. H. Strasbaugh, between 1994 and 2001, serving as Vice President of Marketing, Director of International Sales for Asia Pacific, and President & CEO. Mr. Schillings started up the company’s Asia Pacific sales division, working with companies like Fujitsu, Hyundai, NEC, Samsung, UMC, and others, increasing revenues from less than $500,000 to more than US$40 million annually. Chuck has a strong financial background gained from prior positions as Vice President of a securities syndication company and as an investment analyst for a securities broker-dealer. Mr. Schillings holds an M.S.B.A. degree in International Business from San Francisco State University and a B.S. degree in Business Finance with an Economics minor from San Diego State University.
Wang "Alex" Gang, Director
Mr. Gang "Alex" Wang , has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and director of ZAP since October 2010. Mr. Wang has also been the Chief Executive Officer of ZAP’s now 51% owned subsidiary Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd., or Jonway, since March 2009. He has been the Chief Operating Officer of Jonway Group Co., Ltd. from June 2006 to March 2009. Mr. Wang graduated from the University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom with an undergraduate degree in business administration.
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Goman Chong , Director , serves as a general partner of Cathaya Capital, L.P. He has also been the President of Daifu Waste Management Holdings Limited since September 2007, a medical waste management company invested in by Goldman Sachs. Mr. Chong served as the Chief Executive Officer of Daifu Group, a medical information portal, from June 2007 to January 2009. From April 2004 to January 2006, he served as a Business Development Manager in Beijing for News Corporation, a global media company. Mr. Chong received his MBA degree from the Tsinghua–M.I.T. Sloan joint program at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in 2004, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, Statistics and Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto in 1997.
Aileen Kao, Deputy General Manager at ZAP (Hangzhou) Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd, a joint venture company with a focus on green transportation technology. Under her leadership, ZAP (Hangzhou) has built a great technical savvy team to provide know-how solutions to meet China’s emerging and dynamic new energy automobile industry. Ms. Kao came to ZAP with broad experience in several established companies including BASF, Eastman Kodak, Bell Atlantic, Cisco and interWAVE Communications, all of which afforded her with increased responsibilities and helped transition her from a hands-on software engineer to a seasoned executive at ZAP.
Mr. Co Nguyen serves as Chief Financial Officer of Cathaya Capital. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, organization restructuring and M&A. He was previously Corporate Finance Director of Jaccar Holdings Vietnam where he managed the investment portfolio of Jaccar Group’s subsidiaries. Before joining Jaccar Holdings in 2008, Mr. Nguyen was Deputy Director of Corporate Strategy and Finance Department of Prudential Life Insurance (Vietnam). Mr. Nguyen’s main responsibilities were to plan and control the business plan for the company; to set up the Balanced Scorecard for the company; to run the Risk Management Committee; and to chair the Steering Committee for cross-functional strategic projects. Mr. Nguyen also has 7-years with FedEx in France as Senior Financial Advisor and 3-year professional experience with Ernst & Young as an Auditor.
Wang Huai Yi, Chairman of Jonway Group, established and founded Jonway Auto, based in Zhejiang Province. Mr. Wang is a well-established entrepreneur in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province. Jonway Group has a broad set of businesses ranging from automobiles to motorcycles, and auto parts to real estates. He founded Jonway Auto more than ten years ago, using the automobile catalogue license that he had with UFO, headquartered in Hangzhou. As Chairman of Jonway Group, he has been very involved in the direct operations management of Jonway Auto.