Mr. H. David Sherman

Mr. Sherman has served as an independent director of our company since December 2017. He has been a professor at Northeastern University since 1985, specializing in financial and management accounting, global financial statement analysis, and contemporary accounting issues. He currently teaches executive- and MBA-level courses, and he was previously on the faculty of the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visiting professor at Harvard Business School. Mr. Sherman has served on the board and as audit committee chair for Kingold Corporation (KGJI), China HGS Real Estate Inc. (NASDAQ: HGSH), Agfeed Corporation, and China Growth Alliance, Ltd. He received his A.B. in economics from Brandeis University and both an MBA and a doctorate degree from Harvard Business School. His research has been published in journals including Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Accounting Review, and the European Journal of Operations Research. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.