Mr. Martin Bloom
Mr. Martin Bloom has been an independent director since July 2006 and had served as the chairman of the board from September 2006 to March 2016. Mr. Bloom is also the chairman of the compensation committee and a member of the audit committee and ESG committee. In addition, he has been on the board of directors of Intelligent Energy, a British fuel cell company, since June 2012, and has been the chairman of its nomination committee and a member of its audit committee and remuneration committee since 2014. He has been chairman of the board of directors of MayAir Group, a Malaysian air purification company listed on the London AIM since May 2015 and chairman of its remuneration committee and a member of its audit committee. Mr. Bloom was also a member of the board of directors of Starcom plc, an asset tracking company listed on London AIM, and the chairman of its audit committee, from January 2013 until October 2015. Mr. Bloom has almost 40 years of experience in strategic partnering, technology commercialization and business strategy. He has built businesses in the U.S., Europe and China. In 2005, Mr. Bloom was appointed to serve as the UK chairman of the China-UK Venture Capital Joint Working Group, launched by the then-Chancellor of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, in February 2005, to foster collaboration between the venture capital and private equity industries in China and the United Kingdom. Mr. Bloom worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1996 to 1997 and was the project manager of a series of technology transfer schemes between the United Kingdom and Japan on behalf of the Department of Trade & Industry of the United Kingdom from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Bloom worked as a corporate strategist at Unilever between 1973 and 1981. Mr. Bloom has a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics from the University of Southampton and a master’s degree in the history of science jointly from Imperial College and University College, London.