Board of Directors
David Yoo (柳 珍) is the Chief Financial Officer of Urban Select Capital Partners Corp. and managing director of China Select Capital Hong Kong. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Yoo served as a managing director and Head of the Americas at SF Investment Co., a Seoul-based private equity firm with assets of over US$500 million. Mr. Yoo was at EarlyBirdCapital from 2004 to 2008 as a vice president in investment banking, where he participated in over 40 public and private equity offerings, raising gross proceeds exceeding US$2.5 billion. He also was a vice president for Dalewood Associates, LP, a private investment fund in the technology, alternative energy, and consumer sectors. Mr. Yoo was previously at Ardour Capital, KPMG International, and the Doosan Group in Korea. He has served as a director and member of the audit committee of Tremisis Energy Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE Amex: TGY) since 2008. Mr. Yoo earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. in finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
Joseph W. Fodor is the Chairman of Urban Select Capital Partners Corp. and founding partner of China Select Capital Hong Kong. Mr. Fodor has been based in Vancouver, Canada for the past 18 years and prior to that resided in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Fodor has over 25 years experience in structuring and arranging domestic and international mergers and acquisitions with a diverse group of clients, including Manulife Private Equity, Macquarie Bank and Universal Studios and has been involved with over US$1.3 billion in transactions with a particular emphasis on film, television and other media. Mr. Fodor has worked with most of the major film studios in structured film financing programs in North America and Australia. From 1979 until 1985, Mr. Fodor was a founder and partner in Current Records, a highly successful independent Canadian record label with gold and platinum winning artists including Martha and the Muffins and The Parachute Club. From 1987-1988 Mr. Fodor was the COO of Nelvana, a leading animation film company. From 1993- 1998, Mr. Fodo was the CEO of Monarch Entertianment a leading production service film financing company that partnered with major film and television companies to do production in Canada. From 1998-2000, Mr. Fodor was a principal of Norfolk Capital, a private investment bank that raised substantial funds for major studio-sponsored Canadian film productions. Mr. Fodor has been a principal in Watershed Capital Partners, Norfolk Capital and Nova Bancorp as well as an executive with the CIT Group (formerly Newcourt Credit) and worked as a practicing lawyer. Mr. Fodor received a B.A. and M.B.A. degree from University of Toronto and completed LL.B from Queens University and Admission to the Bar and Law Society of Upper Canada in 1977.
Min Kuang is the Chief Executive Officer of Urban Select Capital Partners Corp.. Ms. Kuang has over 15 years’ experience in managing public companies, mergers and acquisitions, business development, and investment management. Ms. Kuang is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Asia Select Asset Management Inc. in Canada and the Chief Executive Officer of Asia Select Investment Fund Inc., a private equity firm established in April 2007, where she is responsible for equity investments, mergers and acquisition transactions, and taking companies public. From 2001 to 2007, Ms. Kuang founded Orient Ventures Ltd., a Vancouver-based investment and financial advisory firm which is engaged in mergers and acquisition transactions in China and Canada. She has been involved in a wide range of technology M&A, joint ventures, and other strategic alliance transactions for resource, medical device, and healthcare companies in China and, Canada. Ms. Kuang received an M.B.A. from Lawrence Technology University in Michigan and a B.A. degree from China.
John King Burns joined the Company on November 15, 2015 as a director. Mr. Burns has extensive experience in the global resource sector and is currently the managing director of NuCoal Energy Corp. a private Saskatoon based energy company. Mr. Burns serves as Chairman of Simba Energy Inc., a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, since September 2009, as a director of Corazon Gold Corp., a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, since January 2011, Chairman of Titan Goldworx Resources Inc., a public company listed on the CNSX Exchange since November 2011, and as Chairman of Dolly Varden Silver Corporation, a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, since March 2011. Mr. Burns serves as senior advisor for Potomac Energy and Strategic Resources Fund, since September 2010 and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Lockwood Financial Group, since September 2010. Mr. Burns serves as a director of Hunter Energy LLC, a private oil and gas exploration company in Centennial, Colorado, since February 2001. In his career, Mr. Burns has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Drexel Burnham Lambert Commodity Group in New York, London and Chicago, managing director and global head of the Derivative Trading and Finance Group of Barclays Metals Group, Barclays Bank PLC in London and managing director of Frontier Risk Management LLC in Chicago and has served as lead director and an audit committee member for many public companies. Mr. Burns holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.