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TEAM

Axel Hoerger
Chairman of Board

● Present: Chairman of the Board since inception of AIB

● 2016 – 2020: CEO of Lombard International Assurance, Luxembourg

● 2011 – 2015: CEO of UBS Deutschland AG and Head of Wealth Management Germany & Austria

● 2010 – 2011: CEO Wealth Management of UBS Deutschland AG

● 2009 – 2010: Head of Institutional Sales for Goldman Sachs Asset Management in EMEA

● 1994 – 2009: Mr. Hoerger served in various leadership positions at Goldman Sachs Investment Management

● Mr. Hoerger received his Master of Business Administration from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in 1993

Eric Chen
CEO, Director

● Present: Chief Executive Officer since inception

● 2017 – Present: CEO of American International Bank

● 2008 – 2014: Mr. Chen served as the Senior Vice-President of Macquarie Group Limited in Beijing, China

● 2003 – 2008: Vice-President (Global Special Situations Group) of Citigroup Hong Kong

● 2002 – 2003: Mr. Chen worked as a Specialist of Taiwan Asset Management Corporation (TAMCO)

● Mr. Chen received his Master of Science degree in Actuarial Science from Boston University in 2000 and Bachelor of Arts in Administrative and Commercial Studies from University of Western Ontario in 1995

Jie Gao
CFO

● Present: Chief Financial Officer since inception

● 2018 – 2021: Managing Partner and Founder of HG, LLP San Francisco, CA

● 2016 – 2018: Manager in the M&A Deal Advisory group KPMG San Francisco, CA

● 2011-2016: Manager in the Financial Service group PWC New York, NY

● 2010-2011: Controller/consultant China HGS Real Estate Inc New York, NY

● Ms. Gao received her Master of Science degree in Accounting and Information Analysis from Lehigh University in 2007 and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2006.

● Ms. Gao is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)

David Knower

Independent Director

● 2003 – Present: Partner and Head of Cerberus Deutschland Beteiligungsberatung GmbH

● Prior to this, Mr. Knower was the Owner and Managing Director of Invenimus, an International Consulting Firm headquartered near Frankfurt, Germany

● 1986 – 1995: Mr. Knower worked in Finance and Controlling positions at Procter & Gamble Co.

● 1995 – 1997: Managed the Procter & Gamble Germany Fine Fragrance business in Asia Pacific

● 1983: Mr. Knower received two undergraduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts, (Economics, German), as well as being named a Commonwealth Scholar

● 1985: Mr. Knower received his MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird)

● Present: Vice President and Executive Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany

David Adelman

Independent Director

● 2021- Present: Managing Director and the General Counsel of KraneShares

● 2015 - 2021: Partner in the global law firm Reed Smith LLP

● 2013 - 2015: Managing Director at Goldman Sachs Hong Kong/Singapore

● 2010 – 2013: Mr. Ademan was the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore during the Obama-Biden Administration

● 2002 - 2010: Georgia State Senator

● 2020 - Present: Trustee of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy

● 2019 - Present: Non-Executive Director of Noble Group Holdings

● 2019- Present: Senior Advisor at Olympus Capital and merchant bank Ion Pacific

● Mr. Adelman received his J.D. from Emory University in 1989 where he was a recipient of the Emory Medal. He earned a M.P.A. from Georgia State University in 1995 and B.A. from the University of Georgia 1986.

Merry Tang

Independent Director

● 2011 – Present: Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair for Ever-Glory International Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVK)

● 2008 – 2017: Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair for China Sungery Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: CSUN)

● 2017 – 2019: Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair for Jakroo, Inc. (OTC: JKRO)

● 2008 – Present: Managing partner of GZTY CPA Group, LLC

● 2018 – Present: EQR Partner of Cirpo Adams CPAs since

● 2004 – 2006: Senior Auditor of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

● 1996 – 2004: Finance Manager at Lucent Technologies, Inc.

● 1993 – 1996: Assistant Director of Cash and Investment Division with the State Government of New York

● Ms. Tang graduated from the Central University of Finance & Economics, Beijing, China with a bachelor’s degree in banking in 1983 and a master’s degree in finance in 1986. She graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993 with a master’s degree in accounting