Paul E. Freiman
Mr. Freiman joined NovaBay’s Board in 2002 and has held various positions during his 17 year tenure at the Company, including Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Compensation Committee, and since March 2019, Chairman of the Board. Paul E. Freiman currently serves as Chairman of Penwest Pharmaceutical Co., and serves on the boards of Calypte Biomedical Corporation, NeoPharm, Inc., Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and SciGen Ltd. Mr. Freiman was most recently the President and CEO of Neurobiological Technologies Inc. Prior to this role, he held the position of Chairman and CEO of Syntex Corporation, which was sold to The Roche Group for $5.3 billion during his tenure.
Mr. Freiman holds a B.S. degree in pharmacy from Fordham University and an honorary doctorate from the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy.
Mr. Li (LI Xinzhou) has served as a director of NovaBay since April 10, 2015. Mr. Li is Chairman and Executive Director of China Pioneer Pharma, the exclusive distributor of NovaBay’s NeutroPhase® Skin and Wound Cleanser in China and Southeast Asia, as well as NovaBay’s largest stockholder. Mr. Li previously served as the Board’s Asia-Pacific advisor for over two years. Mr. Li founded China Pioneer Pharma in July 1996, and is responsible for managing its operations and planning, and for formulating the company’s strategies. He has more than eighteen years of experience in the pharmaceutical services industry and has more than twenty years of experience in international trading and management. Prior to China Pioneer Pharma, Mr. Li worked at the Hainan branch of Sumitomo Corporation.
Mr. Li graduated from Jianghan Petroleum Normal School with a diploma in English and studied at the China Europe International Business School.
Ms. Sit joined NovaBay’s Board in April 2020. Ms. Sit currently acts as an independent business consultant to various public and private companies. Most recently she served as the Vice President of NA Digital Commerce Capabilities, Business Operations and Service and the Vice President of Global Digital Marketing of Nike, Inc. from 2018 to 2019. Prior to such position, Ms. Sit served as the Vice President of Global Digital of Revlon and Elizabeth Arden, Inc. from 2015 to 2017 and the Executive Director of Strategy and Planning, Online of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. Ms. Sit brings business experience including digital transformation experience supplemented by management consulting, brand management and advertising. Ms. Sit has built front-end consumer experiences across ecommerce, omnichannel, mobile, media, social, apps and innovation as well as integrated back-end operations.
Ms. Sit received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.
Mijia Wu (Bob Wu)
Since June 2008, Mr. Wu has been the Managing Director of China Kington, an affiliated entity of China Kington Investment Co. Ltd., which acted as the sole placement agent for a $6.86 million private placement of NovaBay common stock and warrants to purchase common stock in May 2015. Concurrently, he has served as the Managing Director of Shanghai Ceton Investment Management Co. Ltd. Since October 2013, he has also been the Non-Executive Director of China Pioneer Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd. (“Pioneer”). Previously, he served as Director at UBS AG, Hong Kong Branch, in 2007 and Vice President of BNP Paribas Hong Kong from 2005 to 2006. He was also the Assistant Vice President at ABN AMRO Bank (China) Co., Ltd. from 2002 to 2005. All told, Mr. Wu brings over 10 years of experience in finance and investment to the Board.
He holds a Master in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and an Executive Master in Business Administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Xiaopei (Ray) Wang
Mr. Wang has served on NovaBay’s Board since July 2019. He has also served as the Executive Assistant of Greenwood Capital Pty Ltd. since July 2015. Mr. Wang is also currently a director of Greenwood Medical Pty Ltd. and Longford Capital Pty Ltd. Mr. Wang is particularly experienced in international trading and sales with experience in the Australian health system and medical service market. From 2005 to 2015, Mr. Wang served as the Purchasing Manager, Sales Manager and General Manager of LodeStar International Pty Ltd.
Mr. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Shandong University of Finance and Economics (formerly Shandong Finance Institute).
Yenyou (Jeff) Zheng, Ph.D.
Yenyou (Jeff) Zheng, Ph.D. was appointed to NovaBay’s Board of Directors as an independent Board member in September 2019. Dr. Zheng’s experience includes providing innovative financial solutions and consulting services for initial public offering underwriting and investment banking as well as corporate financing solutions with a particular focus on Chinese companies listed overseas. Dr. Zheng previously was a financial advisor for various Canadian public companies including: P & P Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: PPV.H) where he served as president and a director; Damon Capital Corp (TSX-V: DAM.H) where he served as Chief Financial Officer and a director; and Cantronic Systems Inc. (TSX-V: CTS) where he served as a director and chair of the audit committee. Dr. Zheng received a Ph.D in physics from Flinders University of South Australia.