Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yongke Xue served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 31, 2018. Mr. Xue also served in that positions from February 26, 2008 to February 18, 2013, and from December 24, 2014 to September 2, 2016. Mr. Yongke Xue also serves as the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Yongke Xue has served as the director of SkyPeople (China) since December 2005. Mr. Xue served as the general manager of Hede from December 2005 to June 2007. Prior to that, he served as the business director of the investment banking division of Hualong Securities Co., Ltd. from April 2001 to December 2005. He also acted as the vice general manager of Shaanxi Huaye Foods Co., Ltd. from July 1998 to March 2001. Mr. Xue graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University with an MBA in 2000. Mr. Xue graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Metal Material & Heat Treatment from National University of Defense Technology in July 1989. The Board believes that Mr. Xue’s vision, leadership and extensive knowledge of the Company is essential to the development of its strategic vision.
Mr. Hanjun Zheng was appointed by the Board as Chief Financial Officer on November 27, 2015. Since December, 2009, Mr. Zheng has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. a company organized under the laws of China and a 99.78% indirectly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Zheng was the deputy general manager at Jingyang Branch of SkyPeople Juice Group Co., Ltd. from March, 2006 to November 2009. From May, 1994 to February, 2006, Mr. Zheng was the Financial Accounting Manager at Shaanxi Provincial Fruit Juice Processing Factory, a state-owned enterprise in Shaanxi, China.Mr. Zheng earned his bachelor degree in accounting by passing Chinese National Self-Examination in Financial Accounting in 1996. Mr. Zheng graduated from Shaanxi Technical College of Finance and Economics and received his junior college degree in Financial Accounting in 1994. Mr. Zheng received additional training in Advanced Business Management and Advanced Financial and Accounting Management at Jiaotong University in March, 2011 and July, 2012, respectively. There is no family relationship between Mr. Zheng and any of the Company’s directors and officers. The Board believes that Mr. Zheng’s strong experience in accounting and financial reporting is important to the Company since the Company is listed in the United States.
Mr. Zhi Yan is experienced in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies and has participated in numerous science and technology development projects such as the world's largest mining and mining management platform, the world's first 28nm dual algorithm chip and the world's first-ever blockchain technology value community registered with real name users. Mr. Yan is the director of Nova Realm Limited in which the Company has a 5% equity interest. Mr. Yan has a degree in Aircraft Design and Fluid Mechanics from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Mr. Xu has served as COO of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Chain Future Digital Tech (Beijing) Ltd since July 2018. Prior to joining FTFT, Mr. Xu served as COO and a partner of Beijing Yongle Shengshi Science Ltd. from February 2015 to April 2018. From November 2009 to February 2015, Mr. Xu worked for Beijing Zhongxun Yonglian Science and Technology Ltd. as the director of operations, taking responsibilities for the online game operation and promotion.
Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Peng was previously the general manager of Lanzhou Hengxinda Capital Co., Ltd. and the Executive Director of Weijing Investment. Mr. Peng founded and developed the DCON blockchain and digital assets community in which the Company recently acquired a 60% ownership interest. Mr. Peng has experience in digital currency finance, blockchain financial product development, digital currency trading platforms, Internet loans, fund investments and financing, Internet private equity and crowdfunding. Mr. Peng has a Masters of Economics degree from Lanzhou University of Finance and Economics and is an Entrepreneurial Trainee at Tsinghua Wudaokou Finance Institute.