Yong Hui Li has served as Fincera’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of Fincera’s Board of Directors since April 9, 2009. Mr. Li is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ACG and Hebei Kaiyuan Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. (“Hebei Kaiyuan”) which was previously the second largest shareholder of Shijiazhuang International Building, a construction company traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol CN: 000600. Mr. Li founded Hebei Kaiyuan in November 1998, and ACG in July 2007. Mr. Li has also served as the Chairman of Prime Acquisition Corp., a blank check company, since its inception in February 2011 until September 2013. From February 2001 to May 2006, Mr. Li helped oversee Hebei Kaiyuan’s development of the largest steel-framed construction project in Hebei Province, consisting of residential complexes, office towers and an upscale shopping mall, which covered over one million square feet. In 1994, Mr. Li founded Shijiazhuang Hi-tech Zone Kaiyuan Auto Trade Co., which was a pioneer in the commercial vehicle leasing business in Hebei Province. He graduated from Tianjin University in June 1985 with a bachelor degree in Optical Physics.
James Cheng-Jee Sha has served as a member of Fincera’s Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Sha served as Chairman of Fincera’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer from its inception to April 9, 2009. Mr. Sha founded and has been a partner of Spring Creek Investments since December 1999. Spring Creek Investments is a private investment firm specializing in principal investments and business consultations with internet and infrastructure companies. Mr. Sha also has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Optoplex Corporation, a communication networks company, since 2001. From September 2005 to February 2007, Mr. Sha served as Chief Executive Officer of AppStream, a software application virtualization company. From February 1999 to September 1999, Mr. Sha served as the Chief Executive Officer for Sina.com (NASDAQ: SINA), a global Chinese on-line media company and value added information service provider. From July 1996 to August 1998, Mr. Sha served as the Chief Executive Officer of Actra Business Systems, a joint venture between Netscape Communications Corporation and GE Information Services (GEIS), providing next-generation internet commerce application solutions for both business-to-consumer and business-to-business commerce markets. From August 1994 to August 1998, Mr. Sha served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Netscape Communications Corporation, a computer services company until its merger with AOL. From May 1990 to August 1994, Mr. Sha was a Vice President at Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), a database management and development systems software company. From June 1986 to May 1990, Mr. Sha was a Vice President at Wyse Technology, Inc., a hardware, software and services computing company. Mr. Sha currently serves as a member of the audit committee and the Board of Directors of Tom.com (HK: 8282), a wireless internet company in the PRC providing value-added multimedia products and services. Mr. Sha also currently serves as a director of Armorize Corp. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Sha also served on the board of Abovenet. Mr. Sha also serves as a trustee of the University of California at Berkeley Foundation and is a Board member of the Berkeley Chinese Alumni International Association. Mr. Sha graduated from National Taiwan University with a BS in Electrical Engineering, the University of California at Berkeley with an MS in EECS and from Santa Clara University with an MBA.
Board of Directors
Yong Hui Li
Zijian “AJ” Zhou