Jay Jiang Yu
Founder, Executive Chairman and President
Mr. Yu leads the corporate structuring, capital financings, executive level recruitment, governmental relationships and international brand growth of NANO Nuclear Energy Inc. Previously, Mr. Yu worked as an Analyst part of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank on Wall Street in New York City.
In 2021, Mr. Yu was honored as one of The Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in business. He is an active Philanthropist and the founder of a Non-Profit Organization that helps nurture New York City kids through sports and education. Mr. Yu continued his studies at Columbia University after earning a BA in Psychology from City College of New York, and completion of core classes from Borough of Manhattan Community College.
James Walker, BEng, MSc, CEng, CPhys
CEO and Board Member
Mr. Walker has extensive experience in engineering and project management, particularly within nuclear engineering, mining engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, engineering design, infrastructure, and safety management. He has executive experience in several public companies, as well as acquiring and re-developing the only fluorspar mine in the United States.
Mr. Walker is also currently the President and CEO and a Director of Ares Strategic Mining Inc. and holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering, as well as qualifications in Project Management and Accountancy. He is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE, a Chartered Physicist with the IoP, a Project Manager Professional with the APM, and a Professional Engineer with the Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Winston Chow, MBA, MPA
Chief Policy Officer
Mr. Chow has served as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy on East Asia, where he implemented two US-China Agreements on clean energy between Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao. He’s also worked across Asia and Africa as a diplomat for intergovernmental U.N. observer-organization, Global Green Growth Institute, to decarbonize China’s global Belt and Road Initiative. The U.S. Department of Energy has bestowed two meritorious service awards for his work.
Mr. Chow has also led over $26 million in projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), co-managing the U.S. Government’s flagship clean energy development initiative in Southeast Asia. His work has catalyzed a joint partnership between the United States and Australian governments to drive energy infrastructure transition through Thailand, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
In the private sector, Mr. Chow served as Senior Director for New York clean energy startup CleanEdison, building its government business across 48 States. He is Senior China Advisor on Energy, Environment and Social Impact to Al Gore-backed company, Globality Inc., and frequent news commentator on energy and environment for China Global Television Network. Mr. Chow holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s in international politics from Columbia University in the City of New York, and an M.B.A. from the Kelley School of Business.
Jaisun Garcha, MBA, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer
Jaisun Garcha has 20 years of experience in financial management, corporate governance, and risk management in both public and private companies, including high-growth and start-up stage organizations. He has taken several companies public through IPOs and RTOs and has been the CFO for multiple publicly traded companies in the last decade.
In addition, he has played a key role in several equity and debt financings totaling over $35 million and has successfully integrated the financial operations of numerous companies as part of various mergers and acquisitions. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and holds an MBA from Laurentian University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.
Director of Energy Programs