Executive Profiles - Pacific Links International


  Du Sha – Chairman. Du Sha, a Canadian citizen and one of China’s most well-known and respected business entrepreneurs, wholly owns Pacific Links International. Mr. Du serves as Chairman of PLI and is highly involved in creating and overseeing the company’s strategy. A former acclaimed Professor of Economics at the Nankai University; Mr. Du founded the HomeWorld Group in 1992, and built the company into two major retail chains comprising 97 superstores. He sold 17 of the home renovation stores to Home Depot, USA, 80 superstores to CRS, Hong Kong and related real estate in 17 cities to the Singapore Government in 2006. PLI owns a major 36-hole golf club in Tianjin, China and is currently transforming the property into a six star international golf club and spa, complemented by a high-end residential community. Mr. Du has assembled an exceptional leadership team to help him execute the Pacific Links International business strategy, including:
     
  Rudy Anderson is President of Pacific Links International, responsible for global development initiatives and all company operating activities outside of China. He has held senior positions within the international private club, golf, and resort business with ClubCorp in the USA, China, South East Asia, Europe, and South Africa. Over the span of his career he has developed and managed world-class private golf and recreational clubs such as Firestone, Cordillera, and the Rajpruek Club (Bangkok) and he has transacted over $675 million in golf course assets. Mr. Anderson is a graduate of Siena College with B.S. in Finance.
     

  Mr. Yue Wang serves as CEO of Pacific Links China Limited and Chairman of Tianjin Yangliuqing Golf Club since 2009. Prior to this, he was CEO of Orient Home, EVP of B&Q China and CEO of B&Q South China from 1999 to 2008; CEO of Tianjin Home World and Vice Chairman of Home World Group from 1993 to 1998; secretary-general of “Organizing Committee for Li Ning’s Farewell” organized by Mr. Du Sha and GM of Shanxi Commercial Property and GM of Li Ning Leather Goods from 1988 to 1992. He was lecturer of Economics at the Nankai University from 1985 to 1988, after he graduated from Nankai University with a BA in Economics and Master of Economics.

 

     
  Richelle Nemeth is Vice President Marketing and Administration, a Canadian Citizen graduating from Ryerson University in 1983. Richelle has claimed many successes in the Golf Industry in the fields of Marketing, Sales and Business Development over more than 25 years. Most notably with ClubLink Corporation from its inception in 1993 to 2011 with significant contributions made to the strategic development, marketing and sales of the ClubLink brand.
     

  Lauren Wright is the Director of Member Services at PLI. Lauren is responsible for the oversight of PLI’s Call Center as well as the growth and development of the company’s membership service programs. Lauren brings a wealth of sales, marketing and customer service experience to the company. Prior to joining PLI, Lauren spent over 30 years at United Airlines in a variety of management roles including sales, marketing, corporate training and concierge and customer service. She also gives back to the community through her participation on the board of the Children’s Discovery Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Portland with a B.A. in Education. 
     
  Bing Yang is a Senior Advisor to the company. He brings a wealth of experience in Commercial Real-estate and International Business. In addition to his strategic work with the company, Mr. Yang serves as an invaluable liaison between the North America and China executive teams.
     

  Bruce Simmonds is a Senior Advisor to the company.  Mr. Simmonds is the founder of ClubLink Corporation, Canada’s largest owner and operator of golf clubs and golf resorts, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 1992 through 2004. ClubLink currently owns and operates fifty golf courses, with assets in excess of $600 million, and 19,000 members. The success of ClubLink is largely attributable to a well designed and implemented reciprocal play based marketing and operating strategy.
     
  Micah Kane is a Senior Advisor to Pacific Links Hawaii. He is a recognized leader in the community, having successfully completed 18 projects during his tenure as Director of Development of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, an agency established to develop affordable homes for citizens of Hawaiian descent. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Kamehameha Schools, an $8.5 billion private trust established by Bernice Pauahi Bishop for the education of native Hawaiians.
     
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