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Board of directors

Jim Atack

British. Mr. Atack was the managing director of Petrofac Facilities Management between 2001 and 2006, after serving as Operations and Change Manager where he oversaw several substantial oilfield transitions. Mr. Atack served as a non-executive director of Altor Risk Group in the UK between 2011 and 2014 and was appointed to the board of Positive Homes, Ltd. in 2014. Mr. Atack's experience spans over thirty years of oil and gas field production and development projects, some seventeen with BP in the North Sea, Onshore UK and Alaska. He holds degrees in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University of Technology (B.Sc Hons.) and a degree in Offshore Structures from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.Sc). Mr. Atack was first appointed to the Leclanché board as a representative of Precept in 2013.

Stefan A. Müller

Swiss. Since 1987, Mr. Müller has held several management roles as chief executive officer and as board member in industrial and financial corporations. He was CEO of Reuge SA, Dreieck Industrie Leasing Ltd / Fortis Lease Switzerland Ltd, Lausanne from September 2003 until July 2010, and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortis Lease Switzerland Ltd and Fortis Lease Real Estate Switzerland Ltd, Lausanne. From 2011 to 2014 he was a Board Member of Unigamma AG, Zurich, Asset Management and Chairman of Unigamma Immobilien AG, Zurich. Since 2011 he has served as Board Member and CEO of g2e glass2energy sa, Villaz-St-Pierre and since 2012 Chairman of Clean Cooling Systems SA, Yverdon-les-Bains. From 2005 to March 2010 he was chairman of LECLANCHE SA. He graduated with a Master of Arts/lic.oec. HSG from the University of St. Gallen (HSG).

Tianyi Fan

Chinese. Mr. Tianyi fan is Director of the Industry Department as part of Golden Partner Asset Management Co (Shanghai), which is a 100% subsidiary of Golden Partner Holding Co Luxembourg, whose associated affiliated vehicules are the largest shareholders in Leclanché. Industry department is responsible for post-investment management and added value support for the portfolio companies. Prior to this he was Director of the Research Department, undertaking project analysis and due diligence on investments, and being repsonsible for corporate risk control. He has been following Leclanché since Golden Partner's initial purchase of an interest in December 2015. He has also been active in trying to identify potential partners for Leclanché in the lucrative Chinese EV and stationary storage markets. Prior to working at Golden Partner, Mr Tianyi Fan worked at Shanghai Zesheng Investment Management Ltd. where he was responsible for portfolio management, and particularly sectoral analysis. He monitored companies on the Chinese A-Share market. He has also worked at Unilever in China. Mr. Tianyi Fan has a Bachelor Degrees in Physics from Fudan University. 

Fei Wang (aka Cathy Wang)

Chinese. Mrs. Wang is a representative of Golden Partner International who is a key shareholder in the company. She joined Leclanché's Board of Directors on July 26, 2017. With 22 years of experience in high technology, innovative digital services and large scale industrialization, Mrs. Wang's career path covers fields as diverse as Internet services, telecom industry, and online payment. More than 15 years at high level of management gave her deep and extensive competencies in marketing, sales, finances, investments, and general administration. Familiar with chinese regulations and possessing a wide and dense international network, Mrs. Wang's communication and organizational skills have been a major success factor in her previous experiences. She holds a Bachelor degree in Chemistry (B.Sc) of Chang Sha Electric Power Institute and an Executive Master in Business Management (EMBA) of Nankai University. 

Pierre-Alain Graf

Swiss. Mr. Graf has been a resilient, international CEO in telecommunication businesses, power infra-structures and high tech industries. He was the CEO of Swissgrid from October 2008 to 2015 and has successfully managed the transfer of high-voltage network and the reorganization of the company. Before this role, he worked for Cisco Systems as General Manager Switzerland, at COLT Telecom Europe in London and Stockholm as well as at Credit Suisse in Zurich and London. Mr. Graf has a degree from University of Basel, University of St. Gallen, Harvard Business School and the International Banking School in New-York US. 

Adam Said

Swiss. born 1983. Mr. Said was co-founder of ACE & Company SA (“ACE”) in 2005 and was assigned Executive Director in 2012. He held several directorship positions in ACE’s operating companies since the group’s inception. During his tenure, he oversaw the execution of over a hundred private investment transactions across diverse stages of company’s development. Mr. Said is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, chairs the firm’s Executive committee, and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to ACE, Mr. Said held a financial analyst position at Unifund, a private family office, where he participated in the development of the firm’s expansion in Saudi Arabia. There he shared responsibilities for multi-billion portfolio in public equities and actively participated in opening of the market to foreign investors. He also completed an analyst program at China International Capital Corporation (CICC) in Beijing during the Bank’s establishment of its private equity division. Mr. Said continues to hold director and advisory positions on several boards outside of ACE. He received Bachelor degree from Babson College, with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed his MBA at Harvard Business School.

David Ishag

British. Mr. Ishag is a representative of Golden Partner International who became a 29.7 % shareholder in the Company in December of 2015. With more than 25 years spent in the Finance, Mobile and Online marketing Industries David’s previous experience includes: Employment, Partnership or Directorship with Financial Institutions such as Barclays de Zoete Wedd London, Republic National Bank of New York, Union Bancaire Privée Geneva, Wharton Asset Management Bermuda (Investment Manager) as Chairman and Chief Investment Officer. David's Mobile and Online Marketing achievements include: Founder CEO &  Chairman of award winning Pogo Technology: Europe’s first cloud based mobile platform. Founder and Executive Chairman of Espotting Media, Europe’s largest performance based advertising network pioneering pay per click.

Appointements and Remuneration Committee

  • Jim Atack
  • Stefan Müller
  • Adam Said

Audit and Risk Management Committee

  • Stefan Müller
  • Tianyi Fan

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