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Board of Directors & Executive Officers
Mr. Haitao Jiang
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Haitao Jiang has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board since December 2018. Mr. Jiang has been serving as the General Manager and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Guangdong CarHouse E-Commerce Technology Co., Ltd. (previously named as Dongguan Riyou Automotive Products Co., Ltd.), one of our operating subsidiaries since July 2004 and December 2014, respectively. He previously served as the General Manager of Dongguan Riyou Daiye Products Co., Ltd. from December 2002 to July 2004 and the Product Manager of Dongguan Gele Electronics Co., Ltd. from January 1988 to December 2002. Mr. Jiang obtained an associate degree in Japanese from Jixi Tianli Foreign Language College.

Mr. Yik C. Chan
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Yik C. Chan has served as our Chief Financial Officer since October 2019. Mr. Chan has also served as independent director of Wah fu Education Group Ltd. since August 2018. Since January 2017, Mr. Chan has served as the Managing Director Asia of IAA-Advisory Associates, which provides specialized advisory services in leasing and asset finance in the areas of strategy and planning, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, vendor and captive finance, turnaround and restructures, international expansion and funding strategies. Before joining IAA, from April 2012 to December 2016, Mr. Chan served as Operating Partner of CITIC Capital, one of the largest private equity firms in China, where he operated in the non-bank financial services industry, including leasing, commercial factoring and supply chains financing. From July 2007 to March 2012, Mr. Chan served as Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions China, a provider of leasing and finance solutions, a position he held from the company’s inception in 2007. Mr. Chan is an experienced general manager and finance and treasury executive with more than 30 years’ experience in private equity, global leasing, supply chains, and structured finance in the US, Pan Asia and China. Mr. Chan is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S., and received a B.A. in Accounting from Baruch College and a M.B.A. in Business Administration from New York University.

Mr. Chonghao Xiao
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Chonghao Xiao has served as our Chief Operating Officer and director of the Company since December 2018. Mr. Xiao has been serving as a director of Guangdong CarHouse E-Commerce Technology Co., Ltd. (previously named as Dongguan Riyou Automotive Products Co., Ltd.) since December 2014 and served as a sales manager of Guangdong CarHouse E-Commerce Technology Co., Ltd. (previously named as Dongguan Riyou Automotive Products Co., Ltd.) since November 2007. From March 2006 to October 2007, Mr. Xiao served as Chief Representative of Mainland Business of Taiwan Jieseng International Co., Ltd., a company specializes in advertisement in Taiwan. Mr. Xiao obtained an associate degree in Economics from Guangdong University of Finance in China.

Mr. Ryo Okubo
Director

Mr. Ryo Okubo has served as our director since September 2019. Mr. Okubo has been serving as a member of corporate planning department of Autobacs Seven Co., Ltd. since December 2018. For the period from March 2015 to December 2018, Mr. Okubo served as a member of overseas business department of Autobacs Seven Co., Ltd. For the period from September 2010 to July 2015, Mr. Okubo served as a member at Classic Capital Corporation Co., Ltd. For the period from January 2008 to July 2010, Mr. Okubo served as a member at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd. Mr. Okubo obtained a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Management from Hitotsubashi University. Mr. Okubo was appointed our director by Autobacs pursuant to the Shareholder Agreement dated September 2, 2019. See “Business – Material Agreements - Shareholder Agreement by and among Haitao Jiang, Lianhua Zhong, Ocean Wave Holding Limited, Lotus Ray Holding Limited, Autobacs Seven Co., Ltd., Guangdong CarHouse E-Commerce Technology Co., Ltd., CarHouse Group Limited, and CarHouse Holding Co., Ltd.

Mr. Xinglin Fang
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Xinglin Fang has served as our Chief Technology Officer since December 2018. Mr. Fang served as the General Manager of e-commerce department of Guangdong CarHouse E-Commerce Technology Co., Ltd. (previously named as Dongguan Riyou Automotive Products Co., Ltd.) since November 2015. For the period from July 2013 to November 2015, Mr. Fang served as the General Manager of Shenzhen Sanliuwu Information Technology Co., Ltd., a web design and technology company in China. For the period from October 2010 to August 2013, Mr. Fang served as a branch manager at China Power Technology Co. Ltd., a software development company in China. Mr. Fang obtained an associate degree in Interior Design and Computer Design from Heilongjiang Institution of Technology.

Mr. Fengling Wang
Independent Director

Mr. Fengling Wang has served as our independent director since October 2019. Mr. Wang served as the Standing Deputy Secretary General and a Standing Director of China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trades Association since August 2016. For the period from August 2001 to August 2016, Mr. Wang served as the Deputy Secretary General and a Standing Director of China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trades Association. China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Trades Association is the only industry organization in China approved by the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and is governed by the Ministry of Communications. Mr. Wang obtained an associate degree in Automobile from Liaoning Transportation School.

Mr. Raymond Kei Neno
Independent Director

Mr. Raymond Kei Ueno has served as our independent director since October 2019. Mr. Ueno served as the Director of Operation of SPR Japan Co., Ltd. since April 2014. For the period from February 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Ueno served as the General Manager of K.K Dolcia, a confectionary maker company in Japan. For the period from February 2010 to December 2012, Mr. Ueno served as a director of Tokyo branch at K.K Estansia, a staffing company in Japan. Mr. Ueno obtained a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Mcgill University.

Ms. Yanan Yang
Independent Director

Ms. Yanan Yang has served as our independent director since March 2020. Ms. Yang served as a LCMS application scientist of Agilent Technologies since May 2006. For the period from August 2003 to May 2006, Ms. Yang served as a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Yang obtained a bachelor’s degree in Organic Chemistry from Nankai University and a master’s degree in Bioorganic Chemistry from Peking University. Ms. Yang also obtained his Ph.D degree in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago.

H. David Sherman
Independent Director

H. David Sherman will serve as a director as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Sherman has been a full-time financial management and accounting professor at Northeastern University since July 1985. Since July 2019, he has been a board member and treasurer of D-Tree International, a non-profit that develops electronic clinical protocols for healthcare workers. From February 2011 to March 2016, he served as a board member and the chair of the audit committee for Kingold Jewelry Inc., a public company listed on Nasdaq that manufactures gold jewelry. From February 2012 to November 2014, Mr. Sherman was a board member, chairman of the audit committee, and chairman of the compensation committee of AgFeed Industries, Inc., a formerly Nasdaq company that deals with hog production in US and China. Mr. Sherman has over 40 years of experience in accounting, auditing, financial management, business management, and corporate governance. Mr. Sherman holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brandeis University, a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and a doctorate degree in business administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant. We believe Mr. Sherman is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience with accounting matters and public companies.