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Jianfeng Guo

Assistant General Manager

Jianfeng was formerly an accountant at Diamond Wipes International Inc., (U.S.A.), mainly responsible for general ledger and cost accounting. He participated in the company’s equity change project, EPR system upgrade, Auto AP overall upgrade and daily cost monitoring for thousands of products. He regularly participated in company’s annual financial audits and inventory counts, improving the counting methods and work model with a designed daily monitoring system for multiple departments. He was also responsible for preparing the company’s annual budget and the design of the monthly KPI for each department.

Graduated from University of La Verne with a master’s degree and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting.

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Dr Jin Guo

Chief Executive, Earth Capital Asia

Jin has over 25 years of experience in China and Europe in the industrial and financial sectors. Before joining EC Jin split his time between the SDIC (State Development & Investment Corp) and CISM (China Institute of Strategy Study and Management). He was, until 2013, the General Manager at RWE AG in China, responsible for the group’s business activities particularly in project development, climate protection, carbon reduction and trading.

Previously through his own consultancy he has established official links between international companies and Chinese central and provincial governments and developed business relationships within the energy and power sectors. Previously he lived and worked in London for over 10 years trading commodities and derivatives at F&G International.

Jin has a BSc in Mechanical and Automation Engineering from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a MSc in Management Science from the University of Hill and a Phd in Transportation from the University of Westminster.

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Wei He

Chief Technology Officer, Earth Capital Asia

Wei joined from General Electric Beijing where he was a Business Development Manager in their oil, gas and power business for 4 years. Prior to this he was a senior project manager at RWE China in Beijing until 2014. Wei started his career as a project technology manager at Azure International.

Wei is a graduate of the Harbin Institute of Technology and holds a BSc in electronic engineering, of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences where he gained an MSc in electronic engineering and of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business where he was awarded an MBA in Finance.

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William Knight

Chairman, Earth Capital Asia

William’s career spans over 40 years involvement with financial development in emerging economies and financing major capital projects. He was initially at Lazard Brothers and then for 18 years in various senior positions within the Lloyds Bank Group based in Europe and in Asia including establishing the first merchant banking office outside London for Lloyds Bank International in Hong Kong.

Since 1991, he has held a wide range of Asia orientated non-executive positions covering predominantly the Indian sub- continent and East Asia. He is currently on the Boards of Guardian Ceylon Investment Trust Plc and Smith Tan Asia Phoenix Fund. As a co-founder of Emerisque Brands (East/West management buy-in company) he chaired its 3 Chinese joint ventures and for a number of years was Chairman of the JP Morgan Chinese Investment Trust PLC. He has been a regular visitor to China since 1978.

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Zida Qi (Toni)

Head of Operations, Earth Capital Asia (China)

Prior to joining,Toni was a senior investment manager at Taikang Community (Beijing) Investment Co. Ltd (2013-2016) in their Healthcare team. His team were responsible for several projects totalling billions of RMB in health care, hospitals and real estate. In particular he led the establishment of 1bn RMB Healthy Industry Fund with the Vanke Group. Before Taikang, he acted as the project manager of Reignwood Group.

Toni graduated from Renmin University of China with a masters degree in Applied Economics & has a Bachelor of Science from Beijing Forestry University.

Earth Capital Asia is a Hong Kong based company, established in 2016 with primary interest in China. Its wholly owned foreign entity office based in Beijing has specific focus on technology transfer commercialisation and lead investment. Earth Capital Asia has developed relationships with major state organisations (CISM, NDRC, SDIC), asset managers (Huarong and XINDA) and corporations including China Development Bank, Sany Heavy Industry, Sany Technology, CNOOC, the State Grid and Yuexiu in the key provinces offering the best opportunities for inbound investment and product distribution, namely Guangdong, Shandong, Shanghai and Sichuan.