Founder, Chairman of Board of Directors, CEO
Zhengyu Wang is a seasoned veteran in business and high-tech agricultural products. He founded Tantech Bamboo in October 2002 (then known as Lishui Zhonglin High Tech Co., Ltd.) and he has served as Chairman and CEO ever since. From November 1998 until April 2003, he was General Manager of Lishui Forasen Foodstuff Co., Ltd. Prior to that, from 1994 to 1997, he served as General Manager of Lishui Jingning Huali, Co., Ltd. From 1990 to 1994, he served as a board member of the Lishui Farmer’s Economic Committee. In addition to his efforts with our Company, Mr. Wang also manages the business operations of Forasen Group, a company he owns with his wife and our director, Ms. Yefang Zhang. Forasen Group is a PRC company with several subsidiaries that are engaged in a variety of businesses, including without limitation rubber trading, mushroom sales, biomass power generation, and marketing. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China in June 1990. He has been appointed as a director because, as our founder, he has significant experience in leading and advising our Company and understands our industry.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Jing Jin joined Tantech Holdings in May 2016 and has since served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Jin served as Senior Adviser for AAIC (Shanghai) Co., Ltd responsible for M&A transaction deals from January 2014 – February 2016. In the meantime, he also served as Project Advisor and Lecturer for Shanghai Golden Education Group. Prior to 2014, he worked in Can-Access Int’l Financial Consultants Ltd, Vancouver as Senior Financial Adviser, responsible for small-medium enterprises’ financing both in private and public. Mr. Jin graduated from Simon Fraser University in June 2008 in Burnaby, Canada with a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration. He is a licensed CPA in the states of New Hampshire since 2014.
Chief Operating Officer(COO)
Wangfeng Yan was appointed as our Chief Operating Officer on March 1, 2018. Mr. Yan joined Tantech Holdings (Lishui) Co., Ltd. (formerly Zhejiang Tantech Bamboo Technology Co., Ltd.) (“Tantech Bamboo”) as a member of the production staff in August 2010 and rose to serve as the head of production managers. Prior to being appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Yan was in charge of production management for Tantech Bamboo and Zhejiang Tantech Energy Tech Co., Ltd. (“Tantech Energy”). In these capacities, Mr. Yan contributed to the “Dr. Charcoal” brand sales channel development. In June 2010, Mr. Yan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Zhejiang Sci-tech University in Hangzhou.