Board of Directors
Himanshu H. Shah has served as our chairman of the board since June 2014 and director of the board since November 2013. Mr. Shah is the founder and president of Shah Capital and a managing general partner of Shah Capital Opportunity Fund LP. Mr. Shah has over 26 years of experience in global capital markets. He also serves as chairman of Marius Pharmaceuticals Inc. He received his master of business administration degree from the University of Akron and bachelor of commerce degree from Gujarat University in India.
Mr. Ti has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2016, and as a director of the Board of Directors since November 2016. Mr. Ti brings more than twenty years of business and management expertise to the Company. He previously served as the CEO of Virtual Gateway Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of UTStarcom. Prior to that, Mr. Ti served various roles at UTStarcom, including Senior Vice-President of Advanced Network Architecture Technologies, Senior Vice-President of Research & Development, and General Manager of the Broadband Business Unit. Before joining UTStarcom, Mr. Ti was the Director of Application & Marketing of Advanced Communication Devices Corporation, which was acquired by UTStarcom in 2001. He received a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University in 1993.
Mr. Sean Shao currently serves as (i) independent director and chairman of the audit committee of: 21Vianet Group, Inc., a carrier-neutral internet data center services provider listed on NASDAQ since August 2015; Jumei International Holding Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since May 2014; LightInTheBox Holdings Co. Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since June 2013 and UTStarcom Holdings Corp., a provider of broadband equipment and solutions listed on NASDAQ since October 2012, (ii) independent director and chairman of the audit and compensation committees of China Biologic Products, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company listed on NASDAQ since July 2008. He served as the chief financial officer and a Board member of Trina Solar Limited from 2006 to 2008 and from 2015 to 2017, respectively. In addition, Mr. Shao served from 2004 to 2006 as the chief financial officer of ChinaEdu Corporation, an educational service provider, and of Watchdata Technologies Ltd., a Chinese security software company. Prior to that, Mr. Shao worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. for approximately a decade. Mr. Shao received his master’s degree in health care administration from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree in art from East China Normal University in 1982. Mr. Shao is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Hong Liang Lu has served as a director since June 1991. Mr. Lu served as Chairman of the Board from March 2003 to December 2006 and from July 2008 to August 2009. From June 1991 until July 2008, Mr. Lu served as our Chief Executive Officer and from June 1991 until July 2007 he also served as our President. In June 1991, Mr. Lu cofounded UTStarcom, Inc. under its prior name, Unitech Telecom, Inc., which subsequently acquired StarCom Network Systems, Inc. in September 1995. From 1986 through December 1990, Mr. Lu served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kyocera Unison, a majority-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. Mr. Lu served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Unison World, Inc., a software development company from 1983 until its merger with Kyocera in 1986. From 1979 to 1983, Mr. Lu served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Unison World, Inc. Mr. Lu holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ms. Zhang has served as the director since November, 2017. Ms. Zhang received an MBA degree from the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. She earned a Bachelor degree in Economics at Minzu University of China. Ms. Zhang has rich experience in the areas of investment and financial management, strategic management and organization restructuring. Since 2015, she has been the assistant to the general manager of Beijing E-town International Investment & Development Co., Ltd., as well as to the leaders of its subsidiaries. Before that, she had various management roles at Beijing E-town, Orient Cultural Asset Management Co., Ltd. and Sheng Andi Investment Management Consulting Co., Ltd.