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  • Soopakij Chearavanont - Chairman and Non-executive Director

    aged 52, was appointed as the Chairman, a Non-executive Director of the Company and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee in 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, an executive director and vice chairman of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd. (“CPP”, listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange), chairman of C.P. Lotus Corporation (“C.P. Lotus”, 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 74, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (Biochemical Division) and an Executive Director of the Company in September 2014. He is also a director of several subsidiaries of the Company and a vice chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited. Mr. Phityaisarakul has extensive management experiences in various industries.

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

    aged 71, was appointed as a Director of the Company in 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. He has been working on investment projects for Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited in the PRC since 1979 and has extensive experience in industrial operations in Asia and elsewhere. Mr. Seriburi resigned as an executive director and a member of remuneration committee of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd. (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) in July 2015.

    Nopadol Chiaravanont - Executive Director

    aged 55, was appointed as a Director of the Company in July 2014 and was designated as an Executive Director of the Company in September 2014. He is a director of several subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Chiaravanont is also the assistant to chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited, vice chairman of the automotive and industrial business group (China) of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited and a director of CPPC Public Co., Ltd.

    Yao Minpu - Executive Director

    aged 65, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in 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 of Agriculture and Business Administration 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 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 at Tsinghua University. Mr. Yao was awarded with the China Animal Agriculture Association Outstanding Contribution Awards in 2006.

  • Yoichi Ikezoe - Non-executive Director

    aged 57, was appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company in 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 56, 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 in 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 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Accounting from University of Kent, England in 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, Liu Chong Hing Investment Limited, Top Spring International Holdings Limited and DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited (companies listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Cheng has been appointed as a director of Miricor Enterprises Holdings Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) in December 2016 and designated as an independent non-executive director in January 2017. Mr. Cheng has also been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Somerley Capital Holdings Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) in March 2017. Mr. Cheng resigned as an independent non-executive director of Imagi International Holdings Limited in January 2016.

    Ko Ming Tung, Edward - Independent Non-executive Director

    aged 56, was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee in September 2014. 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 25 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 Asia Investment Finance Group Limited (formerly known as 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 63, 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 in 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.


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