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Directors
Mr. Jeffrey, Minfang Lu (Chairman)
Mr. Qin Peng (Non-executive Director)
Mr. Zhang Ping (Non-executive Director)
Ms. Lam Pik Po, Katty (Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Chopin Zhang (Executive Director)
Mr. Mok Wai Bun Ben (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Cheng Shoutai (Independent Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Lee Kong Wai Conway (Independent Non-Executive Director)

 

Non-executive Directors

Mr. Jeffrey, Minfang Lu

Aged 47, was an executive director and the CEO of the Company before his appointment as the Chairman of the Board and his re-designation as a non-executive director of the Company since 15 September 2016.

Mr. Lu is also an authorized representative of the Company as well as a director of each of following subsidiaries of the Company, namely Yashili International Ltd., Yashili International Group Limited, Newou International Co., Limited and Scient International Group Limited. Mr. Lu is an executive director and the CEO of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited, a company listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and a controlling shareholder of the Company. Mr. Lu was the Vice President (Greater China) of Danone Early Life Nutrition Greater China and had been with the Danone Group and Dumex Baby Food Co. Ltd. for over 10 years. During the tenure at the Danone Group, he demonstrated strong strategic business and market planning capabilities. With strong leadership, management skills and in-depth knowledge of markets, Mr. Lu contributed significantly to the success of the Danone Group’s baby nutrition business in China. Prior to joining the Danone Group, Mr. Lu spent 9 years with Johnson & Johnson (China) Company Limited and almost 4 years with General Electric Company (China). Mr. Lu has over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing and has been serving in general manager or executive level roles for over 7 years. He has extensive experience in the management of fast moving consumer products and dairy companies and has an excellent grasp and the in-depth knowledge of the PRC market. Mr. Lu obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Fudan University.



Mr. Qin Peng

Aged 60, has been appointed as the non-executive Director and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company with effect from 27 April 2015 and 5 June 2015, respectively. Mr. Qin has been appointed as the Chairman of China of the Danone Group since 2007, and has a deep knowledge and understanding of international and Chinese business and culture. Mr. Qin joined the Danone Group in 1983. Mr. Qin was appointed as the vice president of the China Operation of the Danone Group from 1997 to 2006 and as the vice president of the Corporate Development of the Danone Group in Asia Pacific from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Qin worked as the managing director of Amoy Food Limited in Hong Kong from 1991 to 1994 and as the general manager of Guangzhou Danone Yoghurt Company from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Qin was engaged in marketing and sales in Danone’s business in France when he joined the Danone Group and moved to Asia since 1988. Mr. Qin graduated from the Rene Descartes University with a bachelor degree and from the Paris Institute of Political Studies with a master degree.

 



Mr. Zhang Ping

Aged 51, has been appointed as the non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company with effect from 27 April 2015. Mr. Zhang joined Mengniu Group in 2014 and currently works as Chief Financial Officer in China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd. Mr. Zhang has over 24 years of experience in the industry of fast-moving consumer goods, specializing in the management of operation, finance and audit as well as risk control. Mr. Zhang successively worked as manager of internal audit and system development, finance director in Swire Beverages Co., Ltd, general manager of its bottler manufacturing company and chief executive officer in Coca-Cola Bottler Manufacturing Holdings Limited. Mr. Zhang graduated from Beijing Information Science and Technology University with a master degree in management engineering.

 



Ms. Lam Pik Po, Katty

Aged 50, has been appointed as the non-executive director of the Company with effect from 5 June 2017. Ms. Lam eceived her Bachelor of Accounting degree from the City University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration degree in University of Portland in the United States. Ms. Lam has served in the Greater China Region of PepsiCo Inc. since August 1994 and has held various positions including business development director, marketing director and general manager until August 2008. Since September 2008, Ms. Lam served as the area vice president of PepsiCo China Beverages (Southern Region). Since July 2011, Ms. Lam served as the president of PepsiCo Food China. Since September 2013, Ms. Lam served as the Chairman of PepsiCo Greater China Region. Ms. Lam joined the Danone Group in January 2017 as the president of Greater China Region of the early life nutrition business department.






Executive Directors

Mr. Chopin Zhang

Aged 52, has been appointed as an executive director and chief executive officer of the Company since 15 December 2016 with effect from 1 January 2017.

Mr. Zhang has over 30 years’ experience in production and supply chain management and has extensive management experience in the food and beverage industry. Mr. Zhang has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Food Union (China) Co., Ltd. since August 2015 and has been devoted to the establishment and development of Food Union’s business in China. Food Union is a global manufacturer of dairy products and ice cream. Prior to joining Food Union, Mr. Zhang served as the Operation Director of Dumex Baby Food Co., Ltd. (“Dumex China”) from March 2010 to July 2015 and was responsible for the operation, supply chain and procurement of Dumex China, and has made important contribution to the development of Dumex China’s business. Prior to joining Dumex China, Mr. Zhang held positons in a number of multinational corporations, including serving as the Supply Chain Director (Greater China) of Starbucks and the General Manager of Starbucks China Trading Company, and holding various positons with Owens Corning (a global leader in the development and production of construction materials and fiberglass composites), Nike (leading global sports brand), Johnson & Johnson (the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare products) and American Standard (the world’s leading manufacturer of bath and kitchen products), specializing in production and supply chain consolidation and management. Mr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical -2- engineering from Shanghai Medical Instruments College and his Master of Business Administration degree from Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.






Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Mok Wai Bun Ben

Aged 67, has been an executive director of Max Sun Enterprises Ltd. in Hong Kong since 2013 and served as a senior consultant for COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages Limited in 2012. Mr. Mok had served as a general manager of Beijing Coca-Cola Beverage Co., Ltd. from 2002 to 2011. From 1993 to 2001, he was a general manager of Hangzhou BC Foods Company Limited and Nanjing BC Food Company Limited. Mr. Mok also served at Swire Beverages Limited and was responsible for overseeing the general manager of bottling plant of Swire Beverages Limited in China.

Mr. Mok was awarded a Bachelor degree of Economics from McGill University, Montreal, Canada in 1975.



Mr. Cheng Shoutai

Aged 49, is the chief partner and director of Tahota Law Firm, a law firm based in China. Mr. Cheng is a qualified lawyer of the People's Republic of China. He also serves as a director of the All China Lawyers Association, an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and a member of the All-China Youth Federation and the Sino-Global Legal Alliance, respectively.

Mr. Cheng is currently a visiting professor of Southwest University of Political Science and Law. Mr. Cheng holds a doctorate degree in civil and commercial law from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.



Mr. Lee Kong Wai Conway

Aged 61, has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and auditing, corporate finance, merger and acquisition and initial public offerings. Mr. Lee served at Ernst & Young from September 1980 to September 2009. Mr. Lee was a partner of Ernst & Young and held key leadership positions in the development of Ernst & Young in China. Mr. Lee graduated from Kingston University (formerly known as Kingston Polytechnic) in London with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in July 1980 and further obtained his postgraduate diploma in business from Curtin University of Technology in Australia in February 1988.



 
 
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