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  • Mr. Soopakij Chearavanont - Chairman and Non-executive Director

    aged 54, has been the Chairman, a Non-executive Director of the Company and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee since September 2014. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Business and Public Administration of New York University, USA and has extensive multinational investment and management experience in various industries. Mr. Chearavanont is also the Chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited and of True Visions Public Company Limited, an executive director and the vice chairman of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd. (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and an executive director and the chairman of C.P. Lotus Corporation (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). He is also a director of True Corporation Public Company Limited and of CP ALL Public Company Limited (each a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand) and a non-executive director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange). Mr. Chearavanont was previously a director of Siam Makro Public Company Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand).

  • Mr. Thirayut Phityaisarakul - Chief Executive Officer (Biochemical Division) and Executive Director

    aged 76, has been the Chief Executive Officer (Biochemical Division) and an Executive Director of the Company since September 2014. He is also a director of several subsidiaries of the Company and the senior vice chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited. Mr. Phityaisarakul has extensive management experiences in various industries.

    Mr. Thanakorn Seriburi - Chief Executive Officer (Industrial Division) and Executive Director

    aged 73, has been a Director of the Company since February 1988. He was designated as an Executive Director of the Company and appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (Industrial Division) and a member of the Remuneration Committee in September 2014. He is a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Seriburi is also the chairman and chief executive officer of the automotive industrial business group (China) of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited (“Charoen Pokphand Group”). He has been working on investment projects for Charoen Pokphand Group in the PRC since 1979 and has extensive experience in industrial operations in Asia and elsewhere.

    Mr. Nopadol Chiaravanont - Executive Director

    aged 57, has been a Director of the Company since July 2014 and was designated as an Executive Director of the Company in September 2014. Mr. Chiaravanont was appointed as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee in December 2017. He is a director of a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Chiaravanont is also the assistant to chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited (“Charoen Pokphand Group”), the vice chairman of the automotive and industrial business group (China) of Charoen Pokphand Group and a director of CPPC Public Co., Ltd.

    Mr. Chawalit Na Muangtoun - Executive Director

    aged 52, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee on 18 February 2019. He is currently a senior executive of the Group primarily responsible for the management of the Group's biochemical business in China. Mr. Na Muangtoun also holds directorships in several companies within the Group. Mr. Na Muangtoun has been working for the Group since 1992. Mr. Na Muangtoun received a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Payap University in Thailand in 1989.

  • Mr. Yoichi Ikezoe - Non-executive Director

    aged 59, has been a Non-executive Director of the Company since October 2015. Mr. Ikezoe is also a non-executive director of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd. (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Ikezoe is currently the Senior Officer for Asia and Oceania Bloc, CP and CITIC (Overseas Operation) of ITOCHU Corporation (a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) and Chairman of ITOCHU Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Ikezoe has been working for ITOCHU Corporation (formerly known as C.ITOH & Co., Ltd.) since 1983. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Faculty of Foreign Studies, Osaka University in Japan in 1983.

  • Mr. Surasak Rounroengrom - Independent Non-executive Director

    aged 65, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee since September 2014. Mr. Rounroengrom obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Royal Thai Naval Academy, Thailand, in February 1977. Throughout his career with the Royal Thai Navy, Mr. Rounroengrom held various positions. He was the 48th Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy from October 2011 to September 2013 before he retired from the Thai armed forces. He was the Supreme Commander Advisor from January 2014 to September 2014 and has been a National Legislative Assembly Member since July 2014. Mr. Rounroengrom is currently the chairman and an independent director of Ekachai Medical Care Public Company Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand).

    Mr. Cheng Yuk Wo - Independent Non-executive Director

    aged 58, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the chairman of the Audit Committee and of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee since September 2014. Mr. Cheng obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting from University of Kent, the United Kingdom in 1983 and a Master of Science (Economics) degree, majoring in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science, the United Kingdom in 1984. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Mr. Cheng has over 20 years of expertise in accounting, finance and corporate advisory services. Mr. Cheng is currently an independent non-executive director of C.P. Lotus Corporation, CSI Properties Limited, Chong Hing Bank Limited, HKC (Holdings) Limited, Goldbond Group Holdings Limited, CPMC Holdings Limited, Liu Chong Hing Investment Limited, Top Spring International Holdings Limited, DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited, Kidsland International Holdings Limited, Miricor Enterprises Holdings Limited (each a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and Somerley Capital Holdings Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Cheng was previously an independent non-executive director of Imagi International Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).

    Mr. Edward Ko Ming Tung - Independent Non-executive Director

    aged 58, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, a member of the Audit Committee and of the Remuneration Committee since September 2014. Mr. Ko was appointed as the chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee in December 2017. Mr. Ko obtained an external Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London in the United Kingdom in 1986 and is a member of The Law Society of Hong Kong. Mr. Ko is the principal of Messrs. Edward Ko & Company and has been practising as a solicitor in Hong Kong for more than 27 years. Mr. Ko is currently an independent non-executive director of Sinofert Holdings Limited, Wai Chun Group Holdings Limited, EverChina Int’l Holdings Company Limited (each a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and Zioncom Holdings Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Ko has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Sterling Group Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) on 19 October 2018. Mr. Ko was previously an independent non-executive director of Chinese Energy Holdings Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).


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