Bin (Ben) Wang
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to Alberton, he was Managing Director, Eon Capital International Ltd, a Hongkong incorporated advisory services company. He has advised many companies on their mergers and acquisitions and project finance including China Railway Rolling-stock Corp., Weifang Hengan Radiator Group, Shandong Shiheng Special Steel Group, Shandong Tiantong Food, American Lorain Corp., China New Media Corp. and Sino-Gas International Holdings. Ben began his financial career in 1994 with Chemical Bank, as market segment manager for the Asian market. He then served as Vice President and Team Leader of Chase International Financial Services and continued his service at JP Morgan Chase with a broad range of management responsibilities in the development and growth of the bank’s international business. Ben graduated from Northwestern Polytechnic University; received M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University; and obtained MA in economics from Illinois State University.
Keqing (Kevin) Liu
Chief Financial Officer
Before he co-founded Alberton, he was Partner, ACL Equity, a financial services company in Beijing, where he focused on deal origination and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He began his career at Agricultural Bank of China as a project manager in a portfolio co-funded by the World Bank. A Senior Manager and Senior Economist at China Merchants Bank head office, he led a project finance team to manage a portfolio exceeding US$1 billion; a member of the bank’s Mid-Term Development Strategies Working Group, he represented the bank at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington D.C. He co-headed the International Department, Shenzhen Commercial Bank (now Ping An Bank) head office, to fund cross-border transactions and collaborate with more than 600 prime financial institutions worldwide. He was Consultant, CITIC Capital, Hongkong, an investment banking arm of CITIC Group, one of China’s largest finance holding conglomerates, active in investment due diligence. He has served as Adjunct Researcher, European Studies Center, Zhejiang University, a top-5 university in China. He holds Bachelor of Economics in Statistics from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics.
Prior to co-founding Alberton, she was Executive Director, Sinobay (Hongkong) Commercial Real Estate & Management Co. since its inception in 2005 where she has been in charge of its major investments for 13 years. From 2003 to 2005, she served as Director of Human Resources at Union Economic and Trading Investment Co. Ltd, Shenzhen, China, where she was responsible for the company’s human resource development, designing and improving the company’s organizational structure, and cultivating its corporate culture. From 1999 to 2002, she was an assistant in the Human Resources Division at CR Vanguard, a large national supermarket chain in China, a subsidiary of China Resources, a Fortune Global 500 company. Guan received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Application from Shenyang Aerospace University.
He concurrently serves as Of Counsel of Becker & Poliakoff law firm. Previously, he was Partner at law firm White and Williams LLP (WW). He began his career at Baker & McKenzie LLP New York office and later served as a partner there. Prior to WW, he was a partner at Locke Lord LLP and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. His practice focuses on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive transactional experience in structuring deals, designing exits and financial products for complicated financing purposes, including mergers and acquisitions, project finance and credit workout situations. He has participated in many projects, including IPOs, public buy-outs and going private transactions. He participated in establishing the joint venture between GM and Shanghai AutoWorks. He led the legal team that assisted in the establishment of many US and European multinationals’ operations and acquisitions in China, including American Standard, Trane and Wabco. He advised Fresenius, the leading German managed-care provider in its acquisition of MedPartners operations in North American and Europe. He advised a consortium in the acquisition of Digital Domain, which was later injected into a Hongkong listed company. He worked on project finance deals such as the FLAG submarine cable project and a cruise ship terminal in the US British Virgin Islands. He was active in rollup transactions and buyouts advising clients in telecom and sports equipment fields. He advised on Shandong Huaneng Power’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, the first Chinese ADR offering in the world. In addition, Howard has been a director of Daqing Hawkland Technology Investment Corp. since 2010, a currently inactive company that previously made investments in emerging manufacturing companies and exited its last portfolio investment in 2016. Howard’s transaction experience spans manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, medical device, utilities, heavy equipment manufacturing, fulfillment operations, internet technologies, entertainment and media, movie production and post production, power generation and infrastructure development projects as well as location based entertainment projects. He holds JD from Columbia University Law School; Master in International Banking and Finance from Columbia University; Master of Corporate Finance from Webster University, Switzerland; BA in English Literature from Shanghai University of International Studies.
John W. Allen
John concurrently has served as Chairman and CEO since 1994 of Greater China Corp., a company providing global investment banking services. Since 2008, he has served as President of Spring Investment Corp., a family investment firm. He has participated in over 50 investment transactions in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe and throughout Latin America. He has served on a number of boards of public and private companies and foundations. Since 2014 he has been an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Enssolutions Group, a public company listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange. John began his financial career with Bank of Boston where he eventually ran the international investment subsidiary, Boston Overseas Financial Corp. He joined Schroder Bank and Trust Company as Assistant to James D. Wolfensohn (ex-President of the World Bank). He also served as a Trustee of the Soros Open Society Institute and as one of three Trustees of the International Science Foundation with George Soros and Nobel Laureate James Watson from 1990 to 2005. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the World Policy Institute and a former member of the Business Council of the United Nations. He also served as Chairman of the Board of AIESEC Yale and AIESEC U.S., an international student exchange program. He is currently a Trustee of the Chinese Cultural Foundation and founding member of the China Investment Group. John received BA from Yale University and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Harry has been CFA, CCP, CDP, President since 1980 of Edelson Technology involved in consulting, fundraising, M&A, and investments; from 1984 until 2005 was an advisor and consultant for 10 multinational corporations (AT&T, Viacom, 3M, Ford Motor, Cincinnati Bell, Colgate-Palmolive, Reed Elsevier, Imation, Asea Brown Boveri and UPS). During this time he managed four technology-oriented strategic venture capital funds for the above 10 companies using corporate rather than pension money. He has served on over 150 boards of directors, 12 as chairman. At some time in the past five years, Harry served as a director of four private companies, Airwire, PogoTec, eChinaCash, Pathway Genomics, and one public company, China Gerui. His executive positions include Senior Systems Computer Engineer for Unisys, Transmission Engineer for AT&T (1962-1967), CTO for Cities Service (1967-1970) and Director of Marketing for a terminal manufacturer serving the nascent internet industry (1971-1973). His experience in technology led him to a 12-year career as a securities analyst on Wall Street covering telecommunications, computers, and office equipment for three leading investment banking firms in the 1970s and 1980s. In 2007, Harry served as Chairman and CEO for China Opportunity Acquisition Corp., a SPAC that raised $40 million and merged with China Gerui in 2009. Harry obtained BS in Physics from Brooklyn College; MBA from New York University Graduate School of Business; and completed a Graduate Program in Telecommunications Engineering at Cornell Graduate School of Electrical Engineering.