Chairperson & CEO
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.
Keqing (Kevin) Liu
Director & CFO
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.
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.
Mr. Peng Gao is Chief Attorney of Law Offices of Gao Peng in Los Angeles, California, with 14 years practice experience involving: corporate law – merger and acquisition, formation and closing, partnership, bankruptcy protection and taxation; business law – contractual transaction, security, lease, franchise and joint venture; securities law – capitalization, restructuring, private placement and privatization; trust law – wills, trusts and asset transfer taxes. Mr. Gao joined California bar and founded his law firm in 2006. He is licensed to practice in all state courts of California, federal court and U.S. Tax Court. He is a member of California Bar Association, member in business, trust and tax committee. He holds B.S. from Fudan University in Shanghai; M.S. from Georgia Tech; and J.D. from Pepperdine Law School.