Cambelle-Inland LLC has named three "icons in their respective
industries" to its board of directors.
The New York-based
company was established earlier this year to house the China
investment activities of chief executive officer Craig T.
Bouchardalso co-founder of Esmark Inc., founder of
Shale-Inland LLC and since June of this year chairman and chief
executive officer of Signature Group Holdingsand his
Joining the board are
Quincy Jones, a 27-time Grammy award-winner and member of the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who served as an advisor on the
opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in
China; Clifford S. Perlman, former chief executive officer of
the Caesars Palace casino in Las Vegas and founder of
fast food franchise Lums; and Yue-Sai Kan, a
Chinese-American Emmy award-winning television host and
producer, author and entrepreneur who has been called "the most
famous woman in China" by People magazine.
visibility (the three) bring to our new venture is
immeasurable," Bouchard said in a statement.
In an accompanying
announcement, Raj Maheshwari, a long-time, colleague, advisor,
confidant and "wingman" for Bouchard, was named president and
chief operating officer of the company. "Raj will play an
instrumental role in supervising the daily operations of
Cambelle-Inland and guiding its strategic direction," Bouchard
formed "to take on the worlds largest industrial
pollution problem: the pollution in the inner cities of China,"
The company is
currently in discussions with a number of parties interested in
offering an electric vehicle both to farmers in China and to
people in the inner cities, he told AMM.