Tony Xia

Personal Info  Tony Xia
Name Tony Xia Jiantong
Chinese Name 夏建统
Date of Birth 26 October 1976
Twitter Handle @Dr_TonyXia
Board Appointments
Recon Group UK Ltd 27 May 2016 –
Recon Sports Ltd 14 June 2016 –
Recon Football Ltd 14 June 2016 –
Aston Villa Football Club Ltd 14 June 2016 –
Aston Villa FC Ltd 14 June 2016 –
Aston Villa Ladies Ltd 14 June 2016 –
Aston Villa Ltd 25 July 2017 –
Recon Smart Sports Ltd 17 November 2017 –
VicVilla Healthy Food and Nutritional Biotechnology Ltd 1 July 2016 –
Aston Smart Cities Ltd 5 June 2017 –
1874 Developments Ltd 17 November 2016 –
 Chinese Listco Appointments
Recon Wenyan Cable Ltd (睿康) (002692.SZ)
Lotus Health Powder (莲花健康) (600186.SH)
Teamax Smart Technology (天夏智慧) (000186. SZ)

(taken from Wikipedia)
Xia was born in Quzhou, Zhejiang. He began school at the age of four, with his parents telling the school he was six for legal reasons. At the age of 14, he left home to attend university in Beijing. He was amongst the first 25 of 1,000 selected to study abroad at Harvard (where he studied landscape design), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a five-month exchange to study at Trinity College, Oxford in 1998–99.

Details correct as of 16 July 2018