Board of Advisors
Carl A.F. Blencowe
Carl Blencowe brings over twenty years experience in the automotive industry and an extensive portfolio of cross-industry knowledge and relationships to JFP Holdings. He began his career with Aston Martin before progressing to some of the leading suppliers in the automotive industry, where he worked in commercial and general management on projects across Europe, North America, and Brazil.
After moving to China in 2004, Carl joined ASIMCO Technologies in Beijing, where he was appointed Managing Director of their European business and was responsible for the successful entry and development of ASIMCO products into the European market. Since 2009, Carl has worked on projects across several industrial sectors in China, Romania, France, Sweden, Germany, UK, and Saudi Arabia.
Carl served in the British Royal Air Force and graduated with a degree in Engineering and Business Management.
Walter (“Del”) A. Marting, Jr.
Del Marting is the Principal and Founder of M and M Advisors, Inc., a privately held company that has been providing investment banking and financial advisory services to early-stage companies since 2001. Del began his career in the mining industry and held senior management positions, both in the United States and in Europe, at Amax, Inc. where he served as Chief Financial Officer for Amax Europe, before becoming the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Lucky Chance Mining Co. In 1986, Del joined the investment banking firm L.J. Kaufman and Co. as a Managing Director, where he worked on aviation equipment lease financing transactions. In 1992, Del co-founded the Transdigital Communications Corp., a California-based manufacturer of digital systems for in-flight communications and entertainment systems, where he successfully raised seed capital and oversaw all financial, accounting and treasury functions at the company.
Del received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1969 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1975, and served as a U.S. Navy SEAL from 1970 to 1973.
Jeffrey R. Williams
Jeff Williams is the Executive Director of the Harvard Center Shanghai and is a Senior Advisor to JFP Holdings on issues regarding the financial services industry. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard College in 1978 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1982. Fluent in Mandarin, Jeff has spent most of his career in East Asia, and was one of the first Americans to teach at Peking University after the resumption of diplomatic relations between China and the United States. A recognized financial services expert, Jeff worked in Taiwan and Hong Kong for Citibank and as the Taiwan general manager for American Express Company and Standard Chartered Bank. In China, he was President of the Shenzhen Development Bank, the first foreigner to lead a Chinese bank since the founding of the PRC.
In 2003 and 2009, Jeff was a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and in 2010 he was named the inaugural Executive Director of the Harvard Center Shanghai.
Lily Zhang has 20 years of experience in China’s telecommunications industry, most recently as the China Country Manager for PACNET China, a leading provider of integrated network services and data center platforms in the Asia Pacific region. Lily also served as Vice Chairman of the Board – and played a key role in the negotiation and establishment – of PACNET’s China joint venture, one of the first foreign-equity joint ventures in China’s regulated telecom service market.
Prior to joining PACNET, Lily was the Chief Representative and General Manager of Teleglobe China, where she achieved excellent performance in sales, marketing, public relations and business development. Before joining Teleglobe, she was the Managing Director of AT&T China’s Carrier Service Business Unit, and was responsible for all carrier-related sales and business development functions. In addition, Ms. Zhang had two years of experience as Product Manager for Emerging Services and as Regional Product Manager for Data Services at AT&T’s headquarters in the United States.
Throughout her career, Lily has maintained extensive relationship with the regulators and key players in China’s telecommunication industry, and has gained first-hand knowledge of the regulatory environment in China’s Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) Industry.
Ms. Zhang received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Beijing University of International Relations and had two years of postgraduate study in the UN Training Program for Simultaneous Interpreters in Beijing Foreign Studies University.
Dr. Zhang Jingchun
Dr. Zhang is an accomplished Chinese health care practitioner, educator and researcher
who advises JFP Holdings in the health care field. In 2010, the Chinese government identified
health care and education as the two principal areas for investment focus.
Since 1989, Dr. Zhang has worked in the Centre of Cardiovascular Diseases in Xiyuan Hospital, one of the country’s largest hospitals under the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. Dr. Zhang is the Chief Physician and Supervisor of Postgraduate Students, specializing in the application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the integration of TCM and Western medicine to treat heart disease.
Dr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine from the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese in 1989, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine from Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2007, where she majored in the clinical application of integrative Chinese and Western medicines. Presently, Dr. Zhang is a Post-Doctoral Fellow, funded by a national research grant, and her responsibility is to inherit the diagnostic and treatment experience of Dr. Chen Keji, the most renowned expert in the field of TCM, as designated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Zhang was awarded the second prize for Science and Technology by the Chinese Association for Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2009, and the second prize for “The Inheritance and Innovation of the TCM of Zhongjianhang” by the CACMS in 2008. Her book, “Memoir of Chen Keji’s Academic Ideas and Medical Cases,” is one of the State’s major texts as part of China’s Eleventh Five-year Plan. Dr. Zhang was awarded a Sliver Medal by CACMS in 2005, and the title of Progressive Professional by Beijing’s Health and Medical Department in 2000. Dr. Zhang is a well-known expert in her field in China and has published numerous professional papers and books.