Michael Hankin Li will act as Banro Corporation’s interim CFO, while the company conducts a search for a new CFO.
Michael Hankin Li is currently a director of the company, having been appointed a director upon the implementation of the recapitalisation transactions on 19 April, 2017.
Michael Hankin Li is a certified public accountant with more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, capital-raising, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and international business development.
Michael Hankin Li was the head of corporate finance of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; and was previously general manager of investor relations & mergers and acquisitions at Newton Resources Limited, also a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
In addition he has worked at several international banks, where he led numerous capital raising exercises in Hong Kong and the United States.
During the period between March 1994 and June 2004, he was the executive director, corporate finance, at BNP Paribas Capital (Asia Pacific).
From July 2004 to December 2005, Michael Hankin Li was employed at GoldBond Capital (Asia) and was a MD, investment banking, at Rothschild (Hong Kong) Limited during the period March 2007 to May 2011.
Michael Hankin Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from California State University, Los Angeles in June 1985, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University in May 1992.
He is also an independent non-executive director of COFCO Meat Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Feature image credit: Banro Corporation
(A view of the Namoya gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo)