Jeff is a consummate serial entrepreneur in technology and communications, with numerous companies founded, built and successfully sold or transitioned. He has more than 15 years of China experience with many established and far-reaching relationships in his vast network. He and his team in China have assisted many US companies successfully and rapidly gaining traction in mainland China. He is a principal and Chairman of Cinnova, a Pakistan-based digital media and software development company focused on leading edge web and mobile applications. He has deep boardroom experience as a result of service on the Boards of Directors of a number of U.S. and Chinese companies, both public and private. He is also a significant contributor in the non-profit world in his local community, with over thirty years of board leadership and service for programs addressing homelessness and people with special needs. Jeff was the recipient of perhaps the most recognizable business award, the Ernst & Young, NASDAQ/USA Today “Entrepreneur of the Year”, as well as a finalist in 2010 for the “International Business Award”.
A Chinese National, Jun has her undergraduate degree in Trade Economics from Foshan University in China and her Master’s Degree in Marketing from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. Jun has spent most of her 15-year career working internationally and has experience in many industries, with a focus on the US Medical Device segment where she has been involved in capital raises, distribution channel expansion, sourcing, and related services to assist US Medical Device companies in their China market expansion. Jun leads CUBD’s Market Research group and has developed and delivered many China Market Research plans for US companies. Jun possesses excellent written and verbal English skills is technically astute and have utilized her talents in business and market development for Chinese and US/UK firms. She has deep knowledge on China medical and legal regulations and manages relations with CUBD clients throughout the engagement. Jun has more than 15 years of experience with international clients and related projects.
Ms. Hebe Xu is Senior Director for medical devices at CUBD. Hebe frequently presents at national conferences for the medical device industry in China with a focus on Chinese companies investing in US medical device companies. Hebe has over ten years of experience in the financial markets as an investment banker, specializing in US-China cross border transactions. Hebe was most recently a Senior Vice President at a New York based boutique investment bank and was the lead banker in the Greater China market responsible for managing client/investor relationships and advising clients on various financial transactions including US IPO’s, private equity financing, PIPE transactions, cross border investment and M&A. Hebe earned her M.A. in Economics from New York University and a B.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering with distinction from Sun Yat-Sen University (formerly Zhongshan University). She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She holds Series 7, 63 and 79 securities licenses.
Dr. Feng Jiang (Frank)
Dr. Jiang is a surgeon, investor and entrepreneur who has founded pharmaceutical and medical device companies in China and is actively invested in more than a dozen US and Chinese medical technology companies. He is a partner with several Chinese PE/VC funds including GL Capital with $2B AUM.
Dr. Jiang has served on strategic advisory boards for such global companies as Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Siemens and Philips as well as many early stage medical technology companies. He is a former executive of Sinopharm, the largest pharmaceutical and medical device group in China.
Dr. Jiang is an expert consultant for the Ministry of Health, CFDA, Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and a number of medical science parks across China.
Since 2003, Dr. Jiang is the current Executive Chairman and Former CEO of the China Association for Medical Device Industry (CAMDI), an association with more than 3,000 active medical device manufacturer members.
Peng (George) Kuang
Widely known as one of China’s top telecom executives Peng (George) Kuang hold a Masters Degree from Tianjin University. From 1990-1994 George was Engineer, Director and Vice President at Tianjin Optical and Electric Company. In 1994 George was among the first employees of China Unicom in Tianjin and rose to Vice President and AGM overseeing > 800 employees. George spearheaded the building of its first PSTN network along with their first GSM network. In 2000 George became CEO of Neusoft Information Systems, China’s first non-government owned carrier, building and selling an IP Network designed to carry wholesale traffic for worldwide carriers. In 2002, George acquired this network from Neusoft, and along with Holtmeier co-founded Koncept, International in 2004.
A Chinese national, Diana has Masters degrees in Business Administration and Accounting and is a CPA. She also has a degree in English from a Chinese University and has residence in both China and USA. Diana has more than 10 years experience working for both Chinese and US companies in various industries with a strength in financial and accounting. Diana also worked for a large regional CPA firm in Cincinnati and has been actively involved in the Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce.