China Architectural Engineering, Inc. has announced that Gene Michael Bennett has joined the company as vice president of finance. In this role, Bennett will be helping to strengthen the company's internal controls and its finance department.
Bennett has over 30 years of diverse experience in finance, auditing and CFO services. He has lived in China for four years and is fully familiar with both US and China GAAP, International Accounting Standards, internal control issues, SOX404 compliance and numerous other aspects about doing business in China. He was CPA-certified in Colorado and had taught accounting and audit at Chapman University and California State University at Fullerton.
Most recently, Bennett served as CEO of American General Business Association, a Beijing-based company that provides business consulting services such as IPO, funding and cross-border transaction assistance, among others. Prior to that, he was Partner at Nexis Investment Consulting Corporation and ProCFO, helping Chinese companies establish good corporate governance and/or serving as an interim CFO for numerous companies in the US. He is currently the Audit Committee Chair on the Board of Directors of three US-listed Chinese companies: China AgriTech Group, Inc., China Shenzhou Mining & Resources, Inc. and China Pharma Holdings, Inc.
Bennett received his BA in accounting and MBA in finance from Michigan State University and is currently working on a thesis on corporate governance for a Doctorate from the City University of Hong Kong.