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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Inventure management team has proven experience with petroleum fuels and bio-based fuel manufacturing and marketing, as well as market and product development.

Dinty (James) Dickson Leach

Mr. Leach was formerly non-executive Director of CLP Holding, the parent company of China Light & Power Co. Ltd, a position he held since December 1978. In addition he was formerly independent non-executive Director of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co. Ltd. and is currently a Director of China Construction Bank Asia. Mr. Leach has spent most of his career in Hong Kong working on various appointments with the Kadoorie Family. During this time he was exposed to many privately held and public operations, with a later focus on the Kadoorie family’s associated publicly held corporations, including CLP Holdings, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, and Tai Ping Carpets. Mr. Leach was closely involved from the inception of China Light and Power’s international operations in Thailand, India and Australasia. In the early 1980s, he ran a venture capital company which invested in oil field equipment manufacturing and construction materials. Mr. Leach holds an MBA from Columbia University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Yong Lim Loh

Mr. Loh is Director and Chairman of a number companies involved in the manufacturing of oil drilling equipment, PCB and precision metal stamping in China, Singapore and Malaysia.

Koon Seng Kuok

Mr. Kuok had a career of over 23 years with the Kuok Group companies, and was involved in many diverse areas of businesses ranging from commodities, real estate, media (both television and print) to music production in various countries in the Singapore region. Since retiring from the Kuok Group, he has invested in various businesses and has an extensive network of contacts in China.

Rahul Kale

Mr. Kale joined the Wilmar group of companies in March 2005 and is responsible for the global biofuels and oleochemicals business of the Group. He formerly headed the oleochemicals business for Peter Cremer GMBH and was the Managing Director of Peter Cremer Singapore. Mr. Kale holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Economics and a Masters in Political Sciences from the University of Delhi.

Way Cheng Chai

Ms. Chai is a chartered accountant (ICAEW) by profession with an honors degree in Finance from Sheffield University, England. Her career spans over 25 years, reflecting a unique combination of finance and investment banking advisory work with the executive responsibility of a major corporation. While working in the investment banking industry – largely based in Hong Kong with Schroders and Merrill Lynch – Ms. Chai was responsible for fund raising (equity and equity linked issues), IPOs, M&As, corporate restructuring and general advisory transactions for local and multinational corporations in a variety of industries in North and South East Asia. She also served as Finance Director of SCMP Group, a Hong Kong listed corporation which is one of the largest English language publishing and print media companies in the region. Ms. Chai has an extensive transactional background and a wide and deep network of contacts in the region.

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