Name: Wei Yat Sen Title: Deputy Secretary, UFP Department of Colonial Affairs DOB: 18 July 2347 (age: 63) Species: Human Citizenship: Ti Jien, Federation National Education: 2368 BSc, Mathematics & Economics, London School of Economics First Class Degree w/ Honors 2371 MBA, Wharton School of Commerce and Finance of the University of Pennsylvania 2379 PhD, Mineral Economics, Colorado School of Mines Background: Deputy Secretary Wei differs from most citizens of Ti Jien insofar as he does not have the cybernetic enhancements typical of others from his homeworld. His family left Ti Jien before the tragedy of 2359, when he was still in his pre-teens. Educated on Terra, he speaks Terran Standard without an accent and maintains close ties to the Ti Jien legation to the UFP as well as the ethnic Sinic community on Terra. Educational & Employment History: 2366-2369: Attended London School of Economics, London, UK, Terra, Sol III. 2369-2372: Joined Magellan Consulting as an financial analyst. Assigned to Merger & Acquisitions Unit. Gravitated towards mining and energy products client base. 2372-2374: Attended The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Terra, Sol III. Concentrated MBA work in Finance and Decision Sciences. 2375-2385: Employed by Anchor Holdings, Inc. first as a financial analyst, later as Chief Analyst for Anchor Holdings, Inc. Energy Products Division (later spun off into Anchor Energy Holdings, Inc). 2385-2389: Attended The Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA, Terra, Sol III. 2389-2402: Employed by Anchor Mines, Inc. of Anchor Holdings, Inc. in various capacities, culminating in Chief Financial Officer (CSFO) and Executive Vice President (EVP), Anchor Mines. Responsible for recommending the formation of Anchor Energy Holdings, Inc. of which he briefly served as President and Chief Operating Officer. 2402-2410: Joined The Federation Department of Colonial Affairs as an Under-Secretary for Planetary Development and Appropriate Technology Transfer with an emphasis on development of indigenous mineral and energy resources. 2410: Elevated to Deputy Secretary, Colonial Affairs. Political Affiliation: Dr. Wei is considered a moderate liberal in matters of social policy; nevertheless, he has contributed routinely (until recently as a columnist) on matters of fiscal and monetary to the moderate conservative press. Declines to disclose party affiliation, if any. Notes: Dr. Wei brings the dual backgrounds of a thirty year professional association with an established megacorp (Anchor Holdings, Inc) in its mining division (Anchor Mines, Inc) and that of a citizen of Ti Jien, a colony where uncontrolled economic growth and environmental exploitation proved disasterous. While he is a firm believer in (and has published extensively on) the importance of private corporations in any successful scheme for developing planets' economies, he is by no means overly accomodating of what he considers ill-advised development schemes. Has an excellent sense for the role of energy and mineral related securities in financial markets and consistently advises ranking Federation politicians on the probable effects of proposed legislation on these exchanges.