Board of Directors
Charlie In, Chairman of the Board, Director
Charlie In’s experience covers sales, marketing, operations, finance, restructuring, M&A, capital sourcing, investments, divestment, IPOs and reverse takeovers.
Charlie was instrumental in investing and arranging the public listing of several People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) companies outside China. He was the Chairman of Direct Marketing Association of Singapore from 1987 to 1995, advisor to Asia Pacific Management Institute, Sapphire Corporation, Sky China Petroleum and Ying Li Property. He was Chairman of several listed companies viz Asia Fashion, Cedar Strategic, Raffles Capital, Sino-Excel and Sino-Environment.
Charlie has oversight and governance roles in Asia AgriTech Fund, Asia Angel Investors Foundation, China Pre-IPO Equities Fund and MFund.
He was also an adjunct faculty member of the Singapore Institute of Management for 20 years and for 17 years at the University of South Australia. In addition, he was the advisor to Talent Advisory Panel of the People's Association in Singapore for 10 years.
Charlie is the first Singaporean to be honoured as the Most Respected Financial Writer of the Year Award at the 2010 Golden Mulberry Award (Business/Finance) and of The Big Ben Award, organized by the British Chinese Youth Federation.
His book entitled "Family Financial Freedom" was published in Chinese by Tsinghua University Press in 2010. His latest Chinese book, “The A to Z of Achieving Abundance for Financial Freedom” hit China’s top chart within months of release in September 2017. Charlie holds a marketing diploma from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing, MBA from University of East Asia, Macau and post-graduate qualification from ADMA/Macquarie University of Australia.
Victor Liu, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Dr. Victor Liu ChangSheng was awarded a doctoral degree in hedge fund management by Beijing Normal University in 2001. He obtained his master’s degree in international economics and finance from China Central University of Finance and Economics in 1999. Dr. Liu graduated from Henan University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in International Trade in 1997.
Dr. Liu was also awarded an EMBA by Peking University specializing in public listing and fund raising in 2011.
From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Liu was the GM for Agilent North China and was responsible for its entire telecommunications business operations there. Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Liu ran his telecommunications business representing major global players in China and Europe. In 2006, he was invited to join Wuhan Iron and Steel Group Finance as a specialist to grow and expand their financial business.
By 2009, he started Hualing Investment Holding Group, providing investment risk management and control; fund management; banking operating systems, standards and support. From 2011 to 2015, he was Deputy Head at China Construction Bank Henan Branch, and responsible for its entire personal and corporate banking business. In 2015, he co-founded eCapital (China) Finance Leasing, addressing the high-end automobile car buyers’ financing needs, and also founded GuoRong China Finance Bank (Beijing) Asset Management, which funded promising companies for their public listing and/or M&A initiatives.
Dr Liu has investment advisory roles in Asia AgriTech Fund, Asia Angel Investors Foundation, China Pre-IPO Equities Fund and MFund.
Dr. Liu has both an academic foundation and hands-on experience in all facets of banking and finance. He has in-depth experience and exposure to international trade & finance. He is familiar with economic policies, financial theory and modern commercial bank risk management know-how.
Dr. Liu has legal, credit, and financial expertise and practice and has comprehensive analytical skills. He obtained his international qualification certification of FAM - Financial Risk Manager from GARP - Global Risk Management Association, and also qualified for fund management.
Abigail Zhang, Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director
Abigail Zhang has served as the director of Marvel Earn Ltd. since August 2008. The firm provides investments and advisory services to Chinese companies seeking overseas listing and fund raising. She has worked with companies in the bio-tech, energy, mining, property and service industries and her experience covers working closely with investment banks, auditors, lawyers, valuers and other professionals to prepare companies for IPO, RTO and M&A matters.
Ms. Zhang is dynamic and understands the complexities of capital markets and the type of solutions that Mid-Market companies need. She has expertise in strategic planning and corporate finance.
After graduating with a marketing diploma in 2003, Ms. Zhang started work for a Beijing bio-tech company as sales supervisor responsible for training and development. From 2005 to 2006, she was marketing manager for a Beijing pharmaceutical firm responsible for franchise development and investment. From 2007 to 2009, she worked for a Singapore-based investment firm to help analyze, audit, arrange and coordinate the firm’s investment activities in China.
In 2010, Ms. Zhang led an investment into an energy mining business in Yunnan and Qinhuangdao and listed the firm on the Australian Stock Exchange in April 2012. She served as their executive director until September 2014.
Since March 2015, she has served as executive director (responsible for acquisitions & investments) of Raffles Capital Ltd., a diversified financial services company.
In 2018, she secured the collaboration and white-labeling of Exante.eu, a platform with 88,000 investment instruments that provides a one-stop 24/7 investment portal offering of shares, debts, indices, futures, funds, unit-trusts, forex including crypto funds of leading exchanges to investors.
Ms. Zhang is also director of Wealth Institute, which provides wealth management advisory, arrangement and A-investor services to PRC entrepreneurs.
Ms Zhang has investment roles in Asia AgriTech Fund, Asia Angel Investors Foundation, China Pre-IPO Equities Fund and MFund.
Ms. Zhang also holds an HRM bachelor’s degree and has completed research on child development.
Kit Chan, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Kit Chan was formerly the CFO and Company Secretary at China Flexible Packaging Holdings Limited (“China Flexible”). China Flexible is a leading manufacturer of packaging film in PRC and is listed on the main board of the Singapore Stock Exchange (symbol: CFLX). Since joining China Flexible in 2011, Kit has been in charge of the overall control of its finance department and is responsible for overseeing the group’s financial management functions, corporate finance activities, corporate governance and practices.
During his tenure, Mr. Chan has led several share restructuring exercises, fund-raising activities (including obtaining bank loans and a rights cum warrants issue) as well as directed a general offer for the purpose of privatisation. China Flexible was successfully delisted at the end of 2017. Kit is also currently the independent non-executive director of Universe Printshop Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong printing service operator (HK GEM Board, symbol: 8448).
Over the last two years, Mr. Chan has been establishing a framework of reporting requirements in respect of financial accounting, internal control and corporate governance for the purpose of public listing on the HK GEM Board. From June 2017 to June 2018, he served as the independent non-executive director of Hua Han Health Industry Holdings Limited, a PRC manufacturer of bio- pharmaceutical products (HK Main Board symbol: 587).
Prior to his role with China Flexible, Mr. Chan had several years of audit experience at an international audit firm, BDO (formerly known as Grant Thornton). Mr. Chan held a supervisory auditing position, performing financial audits for a broad range of engagements with private and listed companies.
Mr. Chan is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). He is also a Chartered Company Secretary and member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
Mr. Chan graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Master’s degree in Corporate Governance and a Bachelors Degree in Accountancy.
Dong Shim, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Dong H. Shim is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and a Certified Public Accountant registered in the State of Illinois, United States.
Mr. Shim has served as an audit partner on numerous audit engagements with a mid-size firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he audited various publicly traded companies, primarily focusing on junior mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and high-tech industries. As an audit partner, Mr. Shim also assisted various start-up companies in achieving public listings on the TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian Securities Exchange and the OTC Market.
Mr. Shim is a partner and founder of Shim & Associates LLP (June 2013 to present) and Golden Tree Capital Corp. (November 2015 to present) providing accounting and other business advisory services to numerous companies in various industries. Mr. Shim is a director of National Securities Administrators Ltd. (May 2017 to present), Chief Financial Officer and a director of Body and Mind Inc. (December 2016 to present), Chief Financial Officer for E-Play Digital Inc. (November 2016 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Arizona Silver Exploration Inc. (August 2017 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Canamex Resources Corp. (August 2017 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Mission Ready Solutions Inc. (June 2017 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Organimax Nutrient Corp. (April 2018 to present), Chief Financial Officer for Vanc Pharmaceuticals Inc. (February 2018 to September 2018), Chief Financial Officer of Predictive Health Analytics Inc. (March 2018 to present) and interim Chief Financial Officer of Reliq Health Technologies Inc. (November 2018 to present).
Mike Zhou, Independent Director
Mr. Mike Zhou joined the Board of Directors of Explorex in August 2019.
Over the past decade, Mr. Zhou has amassed a unique resume, covering capital markets, international business strategy and the technology sector. In recent years, he has held management positions and director roles throughout the FinTech, digital marketing, consulting, and financial sectors.
From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Zhou was with BiYond (China) Corp. Under his management, the firm successfully launched a multi-million dollar FinTech Joint Venture and structured the Merger & Acquisition of a Digital Marketing Corporation.
In late 2015, Mr. Zhou also Co-Founded a private investment and consulting firm, which has delivered 3 consecutive years of above average risk-adjusted returns.
Mr. Zhou was recently with PI Financial Corp., a privately-owned Canadian brokerage firm, where he worked directly with the Vice President and Managing Director as an Analyst and Associate. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics and Economics with Minor in Commerce (Saunders School of Business) from the University of British Columbia. He also holds the Project Management Professional designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Lily Ren, Independent Director
Ms. Lily Ren graduated with Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012. After her graduation, she worked for Cedar Strategic Holdings Limited, to evaluate business opportunities for multiple industries, including locations around Asia. Between 2013 and 2014, Ms. Ren served as Personal Banker of the United Overseas Bank Limited, one of the major local banks in Singapore. She provided financial advising services to clients of various cultural background, and maintained strong client relationships via in-depth analysis of needs.
In 2016, Ms. Ren obtained her Master of Health Leadership and Policy (MHLP) at the University of British Columbia. After graduation, Ms. Ren served as a Financial Advisor at Scotiabank. Ms. Ren holds her Registered Financial and Retirement Advisor (Part 1) (CIFP) designation and Mutual Fund License (IFSE Institute).
Ms. Ren is familiar with the corporate governance, public disclosure, announcements and financial reporting in public companies. She has cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills in health care, financial institutions and sustainability.
David Anthony Bruzzisi, Independent Director
Mr. David Anthony Bruzzisi (known as David Anthony) has over 45 years' experience in the capital markets in a diverse range of positions including market consultant, fund manager, investor, promoter, venture capitalist and investment broker who has undertaken the public listing of the capital common stock in dozens of private companies.
In 1986, David Anthony co-founded the Professional Canadian Investment Group ("ProCan"). Over the next 12 years, through ProCan, Mr. Anthony funded more than 20 companies - all at various stages of development. In 1996, David Anthony founded Two Lions Investments Ltd. Through this company Mr. Anthony help fund a start-up company called Net1 UEPS Technologies [NASDAQ:UEPS] and became the Co-Founding Director of UEPS. Today, UEPS trades on the NASDAQ.