Mr. Adam (Xin) He. Mr. He was appointed to the Board on September 23, 2022, pursuant to the Heads of Agreement. He was appointed Interim Chairman of the Board effective as of October 3, 2022. Mr. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Wanda America Investment Holding Co., a U.S. affiliate of Wanda Group, a Fortune Global 500 conglomerate, since May 2012 and as the Chief Executive Officer of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPDN) since June 2020. Prior to that, Mr. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and the audit committee chair of the board of directors of Professional Diversity Network, Inc. from March 2019 to June 2020. From February 2021 to February 2022, Mr. He served as a director and Audit Committee Chair of NASDAQ-listed Baosheng Media Group Holdings Limited. He also served as an independent board director at iFresh Inc. and Energy Focus Inc., both listed on the NASDAQ. Prior to that he held positions in real estate development companies and at Ernst & Young LLP in New York, and at Chinatex Corporation. He is a member of the Financial Executives International and an executive board director of the China General Chamber of Commerce Chicago. Mr. He obtained a bachelor and master of Science in Taxation from Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, and a master of Science in Accounting from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He is a Certified Public Accountant, both in China and in New York state.
Mr. He serves on the FF Board of Directors due to his finance and accounting experience in the US. And China.
Mr. Matthias Aydt has served as FF’s Senior Vice President of Business Development and Product Definition since November 2019, overseeing business development of FF’s business to business sales, technology licensing and strategic cooperation as well as leading its product strategy for future products. Mr. Aydt has served in various leadership roles at FF, including Senior Vice President of Product Execution, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and Vehicle Chief Engineer and Head of Hardware Architecture. Mr. Aydt has extensive experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining FF in July 2016, Mr. Aydt served as the Vice President of Vehicle Engineering of Qoros Auto from January 2015 to May 2016, held various positions at Magna Steyr from 2006 to 2014, including Branch Manager and Head of Project Management at Magna Steyr China. Mr. Aydt received his Bachelor of Science degree from Fachhochschule Ulm - Hochschule für Technik.
Mr. Aydt serves on FF’s board of directors based on his extensive executive experience in the automotive industry and with FF and his strategic and technical background.
Mr. Chad Chen was appointed to the Board on October 22, 2022. Mr. Chen is a partner with the law firm of Yoka | Smith, LLP (“Yoka Smith”),where he has practiced since 2012. He represents national and multinational clients in both litigation and non-litigation matters. Mr. Chen’s litigation practice includes representing corporate clients in commercial and business disputes, product liability defense, and class action defense. His non-litigation practice encompasses contract management, counseling on business transactions and serving as outside general counsel in dealing with local, state, and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, United States International Trade Commission, and various tax authorities. Prior to joining Yoka Smith, Mr. Chen worked in-house at an alternative energy company and was an associate with Collins + Collins, LLP (formerly Collins Collins, Muir + Stewart LLP). He received his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.
Mr Chen serves on the FF Board of Directors due to his legal experience.
Mr. Sheng, age 39, is currently the Head of Operations & Finance Director of FF Global Partners LLC, a position he has held since June 2022. FF Global Partners LLC, through its subsidiary FF Top, is the Company’s largest stockholder. From October 2018 to June 2022, Mr. Sheng served as Deputy Managing Director of China Aviation Fuel (Europe) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation (“CAO”), a Singapore Exchange-listed Company, which in turn is a majority-owned subsidiary of China National Aviation Fuel Group Corporation (“CNAF”), a Fortune 500 company, the largest Chinese state-owned aviation fuel supplier which integrates the purchase, transportation, storage, quality management, sales and into-plane service of aviation fuel in China.
Mr. Sheng serves on the FF Board of Directors due to his finance and operational experience
Ms. Ke Sun was appointed to the Board on December 27, 2022. Ms. Ke Sun served as the Chief Financial Officer of Yudo New Energy Auto Co., Ltd., an electric car original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) in Fujian Province, China, from August 2020 to June 2022. From September 2017 to May 2019, Ms. Sun served as an independent financial adviser and assisted in the fundraising efforts of HoloMatic Technology Ltd., a start-up company that is developing Level 3 automatic driving by co-developing hardware and software with mainstream Chinese OEMs. From June 2016 to December 2017, Ms. Sun served as Vice President of Investor Relations of BAIC Motor Corporation Limited (“BAIC Motor”), a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company. BAIC Motor is an OEM affiliate of Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd., a Fortune Global 500 conglomerate. Ms. Sun also served as the Secretary of the board of directors of BAIC Motor from September 2016 to September 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Sun held several leadership roles at various Chinese companies, including at a Chinese internet company, a global media group listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, and a Chinese telecom operator.
Ms. Ke Sun serves on the FF Board of directors due to her extensive background in the automotive space