HUANG YUPENG (黄育鹏)Chairman and CEO
Mr Huang Yupeng (黄育鹏) is the Chairman, CEO and founder of our Group. He is responsible for overseeing the overall management and operations, formulating the business model and growth strategies. Huang Yupeng received his diploma in Foreign Economic Law from the Shenzhen Teaching Institute in 1988. Immediately prior to the establishment of Shenzhen Grandness, Huang Yupeng was with Shenzhen Foreign Trade and Economic Development Co., Ltd from 1987 to 1997, where he last held the position of Vice General Manager. In 2002, he was elected “Elite Entrepreneurs” and “Elite Manager” of Yongji City, Shanxi Province. In 2005, he was awarded “Honorary Citizen of Yongji City” by Yongji Municipal Government. From April 2004 to March 2008, Huang Yupeng was the People’s Representative of Yongji City and a member of the Standing Committee of People’s Congress in Yongji City. He is currently a member of the Qionglai Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He is elected as Vice President of Shenzhen Municipal Association for Development and Promotion of Medium and Small Enterprises, Vice President of Shenzhen Municipal Information Association, Vice President of Shenzhen-Sichuan Trade and Economic Promotion Association, and Vice President of Qionglai Municipal Federation of Industry and Commerce. He is also a member of Shenzhen Municipal Federation of Entrepreneurs and a standing board member of Sichuan Provincial Association of Canned Industry.
HUANG YUSHAN (黄育珊))Executive Director
Ms Huang Yushan (黄育珊) is our Executive Director and is responsible for all human resource and administrative matters of our Group. She began her career in 1989 with state- owned Shenzhen Yuehai Hotel Enterprise Co., Ltd where she remained till 2000 and last held the position of assistant to the finance manager. In 2000, she joined Airland Hotel in Dameisha, Shenzhen City as their finance manager and was responsible for the management of the finances of the hotel. In 2002, she joined Fuxing Logistics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd as their finance manager and was responsible for the management of the company’s finances. Huang Yushan joined our Group in 2005 and was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President (Human Resource and Administration) for Shenzhen Grandness. In February 2008, with the engagement of our current Chief Financial Officer, Goh Cze Khiang, she focused on the management of the human resource and administration of our Group. Huang Yushan graduated from Shenzhen Radio and TV University in 2003 after reading accountancy there. She is also qualified as an intermediate accountant by the Ministry of Finance (PRC).
ZENG MING (曾明)Executive Director
Mr Zeng Ming (曾明) is our Executive Director and was appointed on 19 January 2012. Zeng Ming is currently the deputy director of technology of China National Research Institute of Food & Fermentation Industries and is responsible for project planning and technical developments. In 2001, he joined China National Research Institute of Food & Fermentation Industries as sales director and was responsible for sales and marketing. In addition, he was directly involved in front-line work of numerous technology and research and development projects. He obtained his master degree in fermentation engineering in 1996.
SOH BENG KENG (苏明庆)Lead Independent Director
Mr Soh Beng Keng (苏明庆) is our Lead Independent Director and was appointed on 11 November 2009. He is also the independent director of several other listed companies currently. Mr Soh has more than 30 years of experience in the field of auditing, accounting and financial management. In 1996, Mr Soh became the director of finance of Heeton Management Pte Ltd and subsequently upon listing, he became the executive director of Heeton Holdings Limited. In 2005, he joined Kim Heng Marine & Oilfield Pte Ltd, a Singapore company involved in marine and oil related industries, and served as their financial controller. In 2006, he joined Miclyn Offshore Pte Ltd, a Singapore company involved in the business of owning and chartering of ships, and served as their financial controller. From 2007 to 2009, he was the Chief Financial Officer of China Fashion Holdings Limited, a public listed company in Singapore. Mr Soh is a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from the Nanyang University in 1979.
WONG CHEE MENG, LAWRENCE (黄志明)Independent Director
Mr Wong Chee Meng, Lawrence is our Independent Director and was appointed to our Board on 24 April 2013. Lawrence Wong is the Managing Director of Equity Law LLC and also heads its Corporate and Securities practice. He is an experienced and established corporate practitioner and was previously a partner of reputable law firms and co-headed the Corporate and Securities Practice of his previous firm. Lawrence’s areas of practice include corporate and securities laws, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, corporate and commercial contracts, regulatory compliance and corporate governance advisory and corporate secretarial work. He has led numerous initial public offerings, reverse take-overs, secondary fund raising and cross- border merger and acquisitions exercises. Lawrence graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1991 with an honours degree in law on a scholarship from the Public Service Commission of Singapore, and has accumulated an extensive working experience in both the public and the private sectors of the legal profession. He is an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and a solicitor in Hong Kong SAR. Lawrence currently sits on the board of directors of several public listed companies. He was recognised as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in the 2011, 2013 and 2014 editions of IFLR 1000, recommended in the 2013 and 2014 editions of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Corporate and M&A and recognised as the ‘Leading Advisor of the Year’ by Acquisition International at its 2013 M&A Awards.
ZHU JUN (朱俊)Executive Director
Mr Zhu Jun (朱俊) is our Executive Director and was appointed on 19 January 2012. He is responsible for the corporate investment of our Group. He graduated from Huanghe Science & Technology University of Henan Province in 1993. In 2000, he joined China Green Foodstuff (Shares) Group Co., Ltd as general manager of investment department and was responsible for investment planning and production of the Group. He was subsequently promoted to chief production officer of the Group in 2006. He joined our Group as general manager of investment department in 2009 and was responsible for investment planning of our Group.
LIU LING (刘凌)Independent Director
Madam Liu Ling (刘凌) is our Independent Director and was appointed on 18 March 2013. Madam Liu is currently the deputy director of food engineering research & development as well as director of hi-tech food engineering of China National Research Institute of Food & Fermentation Industries. Madam Liu is responsible for development of technology and product for numerous national projects. Madam Liu has more than 30 years of experience in the field of food and biological engineering. From 1982 to 2000, Madam Liu was professor in food and biological engineering of Zhengzhou University of Light Industry. In 2000, Madam Liu joined China National Research Institute of Food & Fermentation Industries. Madam Liu obtained her doctoral degrees of Agriculture from University of Tokyo Japan in 1999.
CHALERMCHAI MAHAGITSIRINon-Executive Director
Mr. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri is our Non-Executive Director and was appointed on 13 February 2015. He was appointed as director of Thoresen Thai Agencies Public Company Limited in January 2012, where he is currently President and Chief Executive Officer. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of PM Group Co., Ltd. which is a holding company of Mr. Prayudh Mahagitsiri family, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice Chairman of Mermaid Maritime Plc., and Vice Chairman of Unique Mining Services Plc. He also serves as Director of Quality Coffee Products Co., Ltd. which is partnering with Nestle SA Switzerland to produce Nescafe. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Posco-Thainox Public Co., Ltd. and Thai Film Industries Plc., and Managing Director of Lakewood Country Club Co., Ltd. Mr. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri holds a M.Sc. in Finance from Boston University and a B.Sc. in Finance from Suffolk University, both in USA. Mr. Chalermchai Mahagitsiri completed the Director Accreditation Program (DAP 30/2004) in 2004, the Directors Certification Program (DCP 53/2005) in 2005 by the Thai Institute of Directors Association, and the Capital Market Academy Leadership Program (Class 17) in 2013 by the Capital Market Academy.
GOH CZE KHIANG (吴芝强)Chief Financial Officer
Mr Goh Cze Khiang (吴芝强) was appointed as our Financial Controller in February 2008 and promoted as Chief Financial Officer on 13 May 2013 and is overall responsible for the financial matters of our Group including overseeing our Group’s financial reporting, compliance with post-listing obligation, and company secretarial matters. He has been a Certified Chartered Accountant (FCCA) and a Chartered Accountant (CA) since 1998 and 1999, respectively. He has also been a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) since 2001. In 2012, he admitted as member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (CA of Singapore). Prior to joining, He was the financial controller of China Bearing (Singapore) Ltd, a company listed on the SGX-ST since May 2006. He has more than 25 years of experience in accounting, financial management, consulting and taxation.
LI TUANBO (李团博)Chief Techinical Officer
Mr Li Tuanbo (李团博) is currently the Chief Technical Officer and is in charge of the production technology and quality control of our Group. He had more than 9 years of experience in production and quality control of food and beverage products. He obtained his degree of Science and Engineering of Food from Xinjiang University of Agriculture in 2005. During 2005 to 2012, Mr Li gained his experience in production, quality control and research and development from various food and beverage companies.
ZHANG GUOMING (张国民)Deputy Chief Production Officer
Mr Zhang Guoming (张国民) is currently the Deputy Chief Production Officer and is in charge of the production for our Group. He had more than 20 years of experience in production of canned products. In 1998, he joined Shanxi Yongji Huaxin Food Co., Ltd., one of our subsidiaries as warehouse and logistic manager. Between 2003 and 2009, he was the production manager and promoted as deputy general manager in 2010. In 2012, he was appointed as general manager and responsible for the entire operation of Shanxi Yongji Huaxin Food Co., Ltd.