Board of Directors

Di Xiao

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Xiao has been in the art investment and consulting industry since 2008 and is familiar with all forms of art dealings as well as trading models and risks in the Chinese art market. He joined Takung Art Company to serve as CEO in January 2013.

From March 2009 to January 2013, Mr. Xiao served as a general manager at Hangzhou LuxTimes Culture and Art Co., Ltd. in China. From December 2008 to March 2009, he worked as a director of FAI Electronics Co., Ltd. and focused on marketing development. Mr. Xiao graduated in July 1998 from the University of Tianjin in China with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Zishen Li

General Manager, Takung (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Mr. Li has worked in the Chinese art industry since 2009 and has extensive knowledge of storage, appraisal and other procedures related to the trading and management of artworks. He joined Takung on March 1, 2015 as a vice president of Hong Kong Takung responsible for the listing process, and on July 28 was appointed general manager of Shanghai Takung.

From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Li served as the assistant general manager of Tianjin Culture and Artwork Exchange Co., Ltd. From 2006 to 2008, he was engaged in customer service related work at WuXi AppTec (NYSE:WX). Mr. Li graduated in 2006 from Zhejiang University of Technology with a bachelor of science degree, and completed postgraduate studies in industrial economics at Nankai University in 2013.

Kwok Keung William Tsui

Director

Mr. Tsui has founded several Chinese companies and has extensive experience in the China-related manufacturing, corporate finance and management spheres. In 2004 he founded and was executive director of Jewels4Teens (China) Ltd., a jewelry and fashion accessories design company. Two years earlier, he founded and became executive director of Smith Naturals (China) Ltd., a subsidiary of Smith Naturals (USA) LLC, an herbal natural supplements and cosmetic products company. In 1988, he founded Adeble Enterprises Ltd., which introduces high tech food processing machinery to China, and served as the company’s managing director. In 1985, he founded Hua Xing Industrial Ltd. serving as director, and the previous year managed the China trade department of Kemklen Industrial Co. Ltd. Mr. Tsui holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from McGill University in Canada.

Committees

Committee Role
Compensation Committee Chair
Audit Committee Member
Governance and Nominating Committee Member

Joseph J. Levinson, CPA

Director

Mr. Levinson has 19 years experience in managing cross-border issues pertaining to U.S.-listed foreign companies. He speaks and reads Chinese fluently and has provided due diligence and forensic accounting services to many U.S.-based funds on their China-based investments, as well as extensive accounting and auditing consulting for numerous U.S.-listed Chinese companies including China Tire, one of the first Chinese companies to list on the NYSE.  He was previously a manager in the banking practice of the New York office of Deloitte and Touche and was involved in numerous transactions involving complex financial structures.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Chair
Compensation Committee Member
Governance and Nominating Committee Member

John F. Levy

Director

Mr. Levy is a corporate governance and financial reporting expert with 35 years of financial, accounting and business experience. He currently serves as non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Applied Minerals Inc., a publicly traded producer of halloysite clay, and is also a member of the board of directors of China Commercial Credit, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed microcredit company based in Jiangsu Province. Since May 2005, Mr. Levy has been chief executive officer of Board Advisory, a consulting firm advising public companies in corporate governance, corporate compliance, financial reporting and financial strategies. He is also a CPA with staff experience at the national public accounting firms of EY, Laventhol & Horwath and Grant Thornton. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Committees

Committee Role
Governance and Nominating Committee Chair
Audit Committee Member
Compensation Committee Member