Yihua Kang has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as the Chairman of our Board of Directors, since 2005. From December 1993 to January 2008, Mr. Kang has served as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goldenway Nanjing Garments Co., Ltd., our subsidiary. Mr. Kang has extensive worldwide managerial and operational experience focusing upon business development and strategic planning. Mr. Kang formerly was the Senior lecturer of the Management College, Nanjing Aeronautics and Astronautics University, and the Vice General Manager of the Import and Export Department of Nanjing Shenda Company. Mr. Kang earned a MSc degree from Peking University, a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Nanjing Aeronautics and Astronautics University.
Jiajun Sun has served as our Chief Operating Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. Sun also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Goldenway since 2000 and as a member of the Board of Directors of Nanjing New-Tailun Garments Company Limited (PRC) since 2006. From July 1996 to November 2002, Mr. Sun was the General Manager of International Trade Department at Goldenway. Mr. Sun has more than 8 years experience in import and export in the textile industry. Mr. Sun earned his bachelor’s degree from the Wuhan Textile Industry Institute.
Jiansong Wang was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary on September 2, 2010. From July, 2002 to February, 2004, Mr. Wang served as the Cost Accountant in Nanjing GongNongBing Textile (Group) Co., Ltd. From March 2004 to June 2006, he served as the General Manager of Accounting Department in MG Garment Manufacturing Co., Ltd. From July 2006 to August 2009, he served as the International Settlement Accountant for Goldenway Nanjing Garments Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company. From September 2009 to September 1, 2010, he was the General Manager of Accounting Department in Ever-Glory International Group Apparel Inc., a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Wang earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Hehai University in the P.R. China.
Merry Tang was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Audit Committee in August 2011, and serves on the compensation committee and nominating & governance committee. She has been an independent director for China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: CSUN), a specialized manufacturer of solar cell and module products in China since June 2008. She is currently a principal and managing partner of GTZY CPA Group, LLC. Ms. Tang served a managing director at GTA International, LLC and Partner at Tang & Company, PC — both U.S.-based CPA firms offering services in risk assessment,audit engagements and Sarbanes-Oxley — related documentation to leading banks, financial service providers and telecommunications firms from 2006 to 2008. Prior to forming GZTY CPA Group, LLC, she served as a senior auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC from 2004 to 2006. Ms. Tang graduated from the Central University of Finance & Banking, Beijing, China with a bachelor degree in banking in 1983 and a master degree in Finance in 1986, before going on to receive her master degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Albany in 1993.
Zhixue Zhang was appointed to the board of directors in March 2008, and serves on the audit committee and nominating & governance committee and as chairman of the compensation committee. Mr. Zhang is a professor of Organizational Management at Peking University, and has held this position since August 2008. Mr. Zhang has over fifteen years of experience in the fields of organizational psychology, management and organizational culture as it relates to conducting business within China and with Chinese businesses. From August 2001 to July 2008, he was the Associate professor at Peking University. From August 2006 to June 2007, he was a Freeman Fellow at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From September 2001 to March 2002, he was a visiting scholar at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Zhang holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong, and a M.Sc. from Beijing Normal University, and a B.Sc. from Henan University.
Jianhua Wang was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the nominating & governance committee in September 24, 2014, and serves on the Audit Committee and compensation committee. Mr. Wang is the Chief Lawyerof Wang Jianhua Law Offices, a boutique law firm based in Kunshan city, Jiangsu Province. Mr. Wang had more than 20 years of practicing experience in corporate, securities and business laws in China. He held numerous honors and distinctions, including being listed as one of Outstanding Young Lawyers of Jiangsu Province. He was a member of the Standing Committee of People’s Political Consultant Committee of Kunshan City. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Legal Affairs of The People’s Government of Kunshan City, Vice Chairman of the Entrepreneurs Chamber of Commerce of Peking University Alumni of Suzhou City, Vice Chairman of the Bar of Kunshan City, a member of the Social Security and Labor Law Committee of the Jiangsu Provincial Bar. He had a master degree in Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Guanghua School of Management Peking University.