Edward Collins


Edward Collins, 72, has served as a director of the Company since May 2008. From 1995 to 2014, Mr. Collins served as the Managing Director and a Partner at ChinaVest Group, a private equity group investing in China. In connection with the winding up of ChinaVest V, LP, he was Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Liquidation, Inc. From 2012 to March 2015, Mr. Collins was Senior Counsel with the international law firm White and Case.  From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Collins served as Chairman, and is currently a director, of California Bank of Commerce. From 1999 to 2011 he served as chairman of the audit committee of TFC – the Taiwan Greater China Fund, listed on the NYSE, and was a director and chairman of the audit committee of the successor to TFC, the Shelton Greater China Fund, until 2012. Since 2009, Mr. Collins has served as non-executive Chairman of Branded Spirits, Ltd., a privately held company that sells wine and branded spirits in China, Hong Kong and Macau.  He served as non-executive Chairman of MedioStream, Inc., a software company,  from 2001 to 2014.  From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Collins was a partner at the law firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown, & Enersen, where he was responsible for the Greater China practice. He has served as counsel to various investment groups, banks and manufacturing companies in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and is a member of the State Bar of California.  With his many years of experience in the private equity industry, Mr. Collins brings to our Board in-depth knowledge of finance and strategic investment strategy. Mr. Collins’ experience and training as a practicing attorney also enables him to bring valuable insights to the Board, including his thorough understanding of the legal risk of our business.