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

    aged 55, has been the Chairman, a Non-executive Director and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company since September 2014. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from 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, a director and the chairman of CP ALL Public Company Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand), an executive director and the chairman of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd. (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange), an executive director and chairman of C.P. Lotus Corporation (which was a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange until its withdrawal from listing effective on 29 October 2019) 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). More recently, Mr. Chearavanont became a director and the chairman of Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand) on 24 April 2019 and 10 May 2019, respectively. Mr. Chearavanont resigned as a director of True Corporation Public Company Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand) on 13 June 2019.

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

    aged 77, 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 a senior vice chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group. Mr. Phityaisarakul has extensive management experiences in various industries.

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

    aged 74, 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 and a senior vice chairman of 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 58, 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, the vice chairman of the automotive and industrial business group (China) of Charoen Pokphand Group Company Limited and a director of CPPC Public Co., Ltd.

    Mr. Chawalit Na Muangtoun - Executive Director

    aged 53, 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 60, 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 66, 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 was a National Legislative Assembly Member from August 2014 to May 2019. Mr. Rounroengrom is currently an independent director and the chairman 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 59, 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 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 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, 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). More recently, Mr. Cheng was appointed as an independent non-executive director of C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd. (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) on 1 January 2020. Mr. Cheng retired as an independent non-executive director of DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) on 29 May 2020.

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

    aged 59, has been an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of the Audit Committee and of the Remuneration Committee of the Company since September 2014 and the chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee since 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 28 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 and Sterling Group Holdings Limited (each a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). 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). More recently, Mr. Ko resigned as an independent non-executive director of Zioncom Holdings Limited (a company listed on the GEM Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) on 1 January 2020.


List of Directors and their Role and Function