Sammy Hsieh will serve as our independent Director immediately upon the effectiveness of our registration statement on Form S-1, of which this prospectus is a part. Mr. Hsieh has served as the Chairman of the Board for iClick Interactive Limited (NASDAQ: ICLK) since he founded it in 2009. iClick Interactive Limited is a leading independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider in China, with strong integration on WeChat, a widely used social platform that is owned and operated by Tencent Holdings Limited. For the past 20 years, Mr. Hsieh held senior positions in a number of prominent technology companies. Prior to founding iClick Interactive Limited, from 2008 to 2009, he served as the General Manager of the Asia Pacific region for Efficient Frontier, a firm which was acquired by Adobe Systems in 2011. From 2000 to 2008, he was a Director of Search Marketing for Yahoo Hong Kong, where he led and managed the company’s business operations including sales, marketing, business development and product management. He also worked in a variety of sales and marketing positions at LVMH Group and British American Tobacco prior to joining Yahoo Hong Kong. Mr. Hsieh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Alexandre Casin will serve as our independent Director immediately upon the effectiveness of our registration statement on Form S-1, of which this prospectus is a part. Mr. Casin is the Founder of Nendo Labs Limited, an investment firm focused on growth equity with a sustainable vision founded in 2020 and is also a Founding Partner of You&MrJones LLC, a leading BrandTech company founded in 2015 and last valued at over $1.3 billion. Mr. Casin has 20 years of experience in investment banking. He worked as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from 2011 to 2017, based in London, where he worked closely with sovereign wealth funds, alternative investment groups and family offices across a variety of financing and investment solutions. He also worked at UBS AG in its investment banking team from 2000 to 2011. In 2017, he founded Poincaré Capital Management in Hong Kong, a joint venture with Natixis Group, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2020. Mr. Casin graduated with a Bachelors’ Degree in Economics and Finance from the European Business School, and holds a Master in Business Law and Finance from the University of Caen. Mr. Casin completed the first year PhD program in Operations Research at Sorbonne University.
Dickson Cheng will serve as our independent director immediately upon the effectiveness of our registration statement on Form S-1, of which this prospectus is a part. Mr. Cheng is currently a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Shanggu Securities Limited, a firm which he co-founded in 2017. Mr. Cheng has over 20 years of experience in investment banking and capital markets. He has served as an independent Non-Executive Director of China Lesso Group (2128.HK) since 2018. Prior to both of these roles, from 2016 to 2017, he was a Consultant at GLM Company Limited, where he helped expand the company and bring in leading Hong Kong family offices. From 1994 to 2016, Mr. Cheng also previously worked at Mizuho Mitsubishi UF, Mizuho Securities Asia Limited, ICEA Capital Limited, BOCI Asia Limited, the Bank of New York and JP Morgan. Mr. Cheng has significant experience partnering with a wide range of enterprises, including Chinese state-owned enterprises, private companies and listed companies. Mr. Cheng holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Applied Finance from the Macquarie University in Sydney.
Johnny Liu will serve as our independent director immediately upon the effectiveness of our registration statement on Form S-1, of which this prospectus is a part. Mr. Liu has over 10 years of experience in investment banking, corporate finance and high net worth asset management. Mr. Liu has served as a Managing Director at Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited, a Japanese global financial services company since 2020, where he advises and works with ultra-high-net-worth individuals including entrepreneurs and family office clients. Prior to this role, from 2018 to 2019, he was a Managing Director and Head of Ultra-High-Net-Worth Solutions, Greater China for UBS AG. Prior to joining UBS AG, Mr. Liu served as a Managing Director and Head of the Global Solutions Group of HSBC in Asia from 2016 to 2018. Between 2004 and 2016, Mr. Liu worked at Credit Suisse in both the Investment Banking and Private Banking Division. Mr. Liu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University College of London.