Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Mr Yang Xiao, Executive Director

Mr Yang initiated Grand's focus on the SME technology innovation PE fund, backed by his strong relationships with the TKK Society and its network. Mr Yang has worked in media and the brand marketing industry for over 25 years during which period he successfully completed a series of marketing strategies for Chinese SMEs, many of which are listed on international stock markets. He was also in charge of a number of business, financial and political TV programs. During his time with Chinese SMEs and politicians, Mr Yang developed an in-depth understanding of their importance to China's economy, their potential and their constraints to growth. He has also established strong relationships with entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals.

Mr Yang has experience of investing in the media and culture sectors. Mr Yang planned the “Evening Fashion Show Club” in Shenzhen in 2012 which is an up-market social club for high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs in the area. Mr Yang introduced Grand's first investment project, Victory.

Mr Zhou Jiang, Executive Director

Mr Zhou is currently Chief Secretary of the TKK Society (China), Director of the TKK innovation fund of Jiangnan University, Director of the Institute of Light Industry of Jiangnan University (joint funded by the Xinya Group), the director of Victory Cayman and the director of Great International Wealth & Wisdom Holding Limited. Mr Zhou previously headed up the China Project Group of Lion Global Investors Limited. Before Mr Zhou joined the TKK Society he worked in the marketing and advertising industry in China for over 10 years. He was in charge of a series of business cooperation with international brands including Pierre Cardin, Apple, Coca-Cola and Wuxi government associated business brands including TianJiao.

Mr Zhou has a Master's Degree from the Nanjing University Philosophy Faculty and is now chief counsellor of the China Zhou Dunyi Seminar. He has brought strong external resources including university technologies and government contacts to Grand's investee companies. Mr Zhou is also responsible for the identification of target investee and pipeline companies and liaising with universities associated with the TKK Society to help potential investee companies establish their R&D function.

Mr Li Chuang, Executive Director

Mr Li is the Executive Director of New Horizons Strategy Investment Co., Limited and a member of the TKK International Society. Previously, he was investment project manager at Lion Global Investors Limited. Lion Global Investors Limited is a subsidiary investment fund management firm of OCBC Bank which represents certain of OCBC's investments in the Greater China Region. Mr Li has experience in private investment and fundraising for large scale projects in cultural education, new material, new energy, TMT, IT engineering, technology industrialization and technology incubation in China. Mr Li has completed a number of large scale private investment projects as chief investment project manager including: Ruiyun Cloud Computing R&D and Construction Co., Ltd, ENN Group, Fortune Media (Group) Culture Development Co., Ltd. and an O2O Company.

Mark Hemmann, Non-Executive Director

Mr Hemmann is a private equity, banking and finance executive with a broad background in capital markets, Chinese companies, aviation, leasing, and operations garnered over the past 16 years. In addition to his current position as an independent director with Grand Group, he currently is leveraging his broad experience in China and along with Shanghai's Southwind Equity Management Company, has founded one of China's first distressed asset funds, China Special Situations Fund I. Mr Hemmann has invested in Chinese firms and assisted them in finding funding in the US capital markets with the goal of listing them on NASDAQ. He spent more than five years at WestLB Bank as a Director of Capital Markets where he was responsible for originating, syndicating, and structuring deals across a variety of asset classes for public and private companies, including certain distressed assets. Prior to banking, Mr Hemmann held a number of positions spanning most aspects of finance and leasing.

Mr Hemmann earned both his M.B.A and M.A. from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, studied at Philipps Universität in Marburg, Germany, and received his B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. He maintains speaking, reading and writing proficiency in German and a conversational knowledge of Mandarin Chinese, and has lectured on various subjects at major universities and conferences in the US and China.


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