James Wang, Ph.D.
Dr. James Wang serves as our Chairman of the board of directors. Dr. Wang, a co-founder, is the visionary leader behind CD International Enterprises. His dream was to provide critical resources to empower emerging market entities to compete in the global economy. CD International Enterprises was founded on this principle and under his leadership we strive to accomplish this goal on each project. Dr. Wang was born and raised in Shanghai, China. As such his experience operating within the Chinese economy is instrumental to our company. Dr. Wang graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China in 1985, and then earned a Master's Degree from the Shanghai Second Medical University, in Shanghai, China in 1988. Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1994. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Wang was a research scientist, Assistant Professor, and Lab Director at the University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine. Since 2000, Dr. Wang has operated in a variety of capacities with public entities promoting cross border commerce. Dr. Wang continues to capitalize on his knowledge and experience to enable CD International Enterprises to empower emerging entities to compete in the global economy.
Hernan Grant Welch
Mr. Welch serves as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Welch is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida with over 30 years in financial accounting and SEC reporting, public accounting, and auditing experience at Big Four accounting firms and also with publicly held companies. Some of Mr. Welch's recent public company experience includes serving from 2007 to 2009 as Director of SEC Reporting and SOX Compliance for Core-Mark International, a NASDAQ listed international logistics services and distribution company. Mr. Welch was the Director of Financial Accounting and SEC reporting from for Longview Fibre Company from 2006 until its privatization in 2007. Mr. Welch acted as Director of Financial Reporting for Iowa Telecom from 2004 to 2006, where he helped manage the financial reporting process for the company's initial public offering on the NYSE. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Welch was Director of Finance and SEC Reporting for Accuimage Diagnostics, Inc., a medical diagnostic software company, where he assisted in the financial preparation of its sale to Merge Diagnostics in January 2005. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Welch was Vice President and SEC Reporting Director of Equus Entertainment, Inc., a NASDAQ listed entertainment, gaming and real estate company serving multinational locations in the Caribbean and Latin America. Mr. Welch received his M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Graduate School of Business, and a J.D. in Corporate Law from George Washington University Law School. Mr. Welch has a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics and Accounting from Fordham University in New York.
Mr. Huang has served as General Manager of Chang Magnesium since June 2006. Mr. Huang is responsible for the operations of Chang Magnesium. Mr. Huang serves as General Manager of Taiyuan Golden (Yiwei) Magnesium Industry Co., Ltd. since founding the company in 1999 and serves in various positions with its affiliated entities including Vice Chairman of Shanxi Golden Trust YiWei Magnesium Industry Co., Ltd, Vice Chairman of Taiyuan Qingcheng YiWei Magnesium Industry Co., Ltd, Vice Chairman and General Manager of Taiyuan Minwei Magnesium Industry Co., General Manager of Taiyuan YiWei Magnesium Factory, and Chairman of Shangxi NiChiMen YiWei Magnesium Co., Ltd.
Adam Wasserman, CPA
Mr. Wasserman is a certified public accountant and has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2010. Since November 1999, Mr. Wasserman has been the chief executive officer of CFO Oncall, Inc., a Weston, Florida based provider of accounting services specializing in SEC financial reporting, budgeting and planning, mergers and acquisitions, audit preparation services, accounting, automated systems, banking relations and internal controls. Mr. Wasserman has also served as the chief financial officer of a number of private and public companies at various times from 1999 through 2009 through CFO Oncall, Inc. From June 1991 to November 1999 Mr. Wasserman was a Senior Audit Manager at American Express Tax and Business Services, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Wasserman began his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP as an auditor and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Albany.
Mr. Tung has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2011. He has been the president and a member of the board of directors of Golden Magnesium since 2008. Mr. Tung has served as the president of Shanxi Golden Trust Yiwei Magnesium Industry Corp. (“Golden Trust”) since 2003 which owns and operates a magnesium production facility in China. Mr. Tung has been the president of Beauty East since 1995 and its chairman since 1999. Beauty East was the minority shareholder of Golden Magnesium. In May of 2011, CD International Enterprises entered into a Stock Transfer Agreement to acquire the remaining 48% interest in Golden Magnesium held by Beauty East. Mr. Tung graduated from Shanxi University, China in 1978 with a degree in engineering.