Independent Advisors


Andrew Lin is the Chief Strategy Officer of Chicony Electronics Group, a world-leading Taiwanese electronic components producer and distributor. Prior to his current position, Mr. Lin was a Managing Director with Macquarie Capital, directing its investment banking businesses in the Greater China region, and the Country Head overseeing Macquarie Group’s overall operations in Taiwan. He was previously the CFO of Lite-On group, CIO of ABN Amro Asset Management and the General Manager & Head of Asia-Pacific technology research at JP Morgan Securities in Taiwan. He previously worked for McKinsey & Co. and Booz Allen Hamilton, as well as for AT&T Bell Laboratories as a project manager in the United States. He has served on the Boards of many public companies. Mr. Lin received his MBA degree from The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He also graduated with an M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Clark Su is the Secretary General of the Taiwan Venture Capital Association (TVCA) and of the Chinese Business Incubation Association (CBIA), where he has worked on strengthening the investment industry and has made an outstanding contribution to the exchange of venture capital between mainland China and Taiwan. He started his venture capital career in 1992 as the Vice-President, and then General Manager of Champion Venture Capital Corporation and was the first Secretary of the Private Equity Association. He was also the General Manager and President of Tornado Technologies Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based information retrieval platform provider. His early career was in the media, where he spent ten years during which he worked as a journalist, convener and vice-director for the Taiwan Industrial and Commercial Times and as Chief Editor of Taiwan Business Weekly. Mr Su received his Bachelor’s degree from the Taiwan University and his MBA from Chengchi University.


Adam Kirby is a retired senior corporate law partner with over 20 years’ experience in the City of London working for one of the world’s largest law firms. Mr. Kirby specialises in mergers and acquisitions, and has significant experience in a broad range of corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, international and domestic joint ventures and equity capital markets work. His clients include international banks and corporates, major investment houses, and on-shore and off-shore investment funds. He has particular expertise in the financial institutions and real estate sectors. Mr. Kirby has an MA (Hons) in Law from Cambridge University and qualified as a solicitor in 1993.


Shang Hsiao is the CFO & Co-founder of EHANG, a global leading civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) company. Previously, he was CFO of 21ViaNet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET), the largest carrier-neutral internet data centre services provider in China. Previously, Mr. Hsiao served as the CFO of Greatdreams (China), Inc. and prior to that, he served as the CFO of Memsic Inc. (NASDAQ: MEMS). Mr. Hsiao also served as the CEO and CFO of Centuryfone 121 Networking and Communication Co.. and as CFO of YesKey Group. From January 1994 to July 2000, Mr. Hsiao was a senior manager of business, tax and legal advisory for Arthur Andersen LLP in Philadelphia and Shanghai. Mr. Hsiao received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law in 1994 and his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Temple University in 1989. Mr. Hsiao has been a certified public accountant since 1989 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1994.


Jerry Hong is a retired partner at ZAIS Group, an asset management firm specializing in structured credit and mortgage related products with over $5 billion in Assets under management. Mr. Hong was responsible for the distressed credit and hedge fund platforms and managed the ZAIS Opportunity fund, which won Absolute Return’s 2006 Fixed Income Hedge Fund of the Year. Prior to joining ZAIS in 1998, Mr. Hong worked at Merrill Lynch and Citibank trading their European cross-currency derivatives portfolios. Today, he serves on the boards of Wombat Security and SAIL Financial Services and is active in private ventures. As an alumnus of Isenberg School of Management, he is involved in student professional development and gives lectures on risk management, investment and alternative strategies for corporate, state pensions, insurance and endowments. Mr. Hong graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management in 1993 with a BA in Finance.