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  • Soopakij Chearavanont - Chairman and Non-executive Director

    aged 51, was appointed as the Chairman, a Non-executive Director of the Company and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee on 15 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 an executive director and vice chairman of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd., chairman of C.P. Lotus Corporation (companies listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and True Visions Public Company Limited. He is also a director of True Corporation Public Company Limited, CP ALL Public Company Limited and Siam Makro Public Company Limited (companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand) and a non-executive director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange).

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

    aged 73, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (Biochemical Division) and an Executive Director of the Company on 15 September 2014. He is also a director of several subsidiaries of the Company and a vice chairman of the Charoen Pokphand Group. Mr. Phityaisarakul has extensive management experiences in various industries.

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

    aged 70, was appointed as a Director of the Company on 12 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 on 15 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 the Charoen Pokphand Group. He has been working on investment projects for the Charoen Pokphand Group in the PRC since 1979 and has extensive experience in industrial operations in Asia and elsewhere. Mr. Seriburi was an executive director of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd. (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) until 3 July 2015.

    Nopadol Chiaravanont - Executive Director

    aged 54, was appointed as a Director of the Company on 22 July 2014 and was designated as an Executive Director of the Company on 15 September 2014. He is a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Chiaravanont is also the assistant to chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group, vice chairman of the automotive and industrial business group (China) of the Charoen Pokphand Group and a director of CPPC Public Co., Ltd.

    Yao Minpu - Executive Director

    aged 64, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 15 September 2014. He is a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Yao has been a senior vice chairman of Chia Tai Group Agro-Industry and Food Business (China) from 2010. He was also the chairman of China Animal Agriculture Association (Swine division) from 2003 to 2007, a senior research consultant (高級研修項目顧問) of Agriculture and Business Administration (農業工商管理) at the School of Continuing Education of Tsinghua University from 2007 to 2008. He was a committee member of Micro-organism Environmental Resources Control Laboratory (微生物環境資源過程控制校企聯合實驗室專家組) of Beijing Institute of Technology in 2011 and a part-time professor of School of Chemical Engineering & Environment of Beijing Institute of Technology in 2013, and is currently a committee member of the China Institute for Rural Studies (中國農村研究院學術委員會) at Tsinghua University. Mr. Yao was awarded with the China Animal Agriculture Association Outstanding Contribution Awards (中國畜牧業協會突出貢獻獎) in 2006.

  • Yoichi Ikezoe - Non-executive Director

    aged 56, was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company on 23 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 Executive Officer, Vice President of East Asia Bloc (South China), Senior Officer of ASEAN and South West Asia Bloc of ITOCHU Corporation (a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) and Managing Director 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.

  • Cheng Yuk Wo - Independent Non-executive Director

    aged 55, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, the chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee and a member of Nomination Committee on 15 September 2014. Mr. Cheng obtained a Master of Science (Economics) degree, majoring in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science, England in August 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting from University of Kent, England in July 1983. 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, Imagi International Holdings Limited, Liu Chong Hing Investment Limited, Top Spring International Holdings Limited and UDL Holdings Limited (companies listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Cheng was previously an executive director of 21 Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and an independent non-executive director of South China Land Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).

    Ko Ming Tung, Edward - Independent Non-executive Director

    aged 55, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee on 15 September 2014. Mr. Ko obtained an external Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of London in the United Kingdom in August 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 24 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 (companies listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and Chinese Energy Holdings Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Ko was previously a non-executive director of Harmonic Strait Financial Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange).

    Surasak Rounroengrom - Independent Non-executive Director

    aged 62, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee on 15 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 many positions. He was the 48th Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy from October 2011 to September 2013, when 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 the end of July 2014.


List of Directors and their Role and Function