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Board of Directors
 

Non-executive Directors Executive Director Independent Non-executive Directors
Mr. Jeffrey, Minfang Lu (Chairman)
Mr. Qin Peng
Mr. Zhang Ping
Mr. Gu Peiji (alias Philip Gu)
Mr. Yan Zhiyuan
Mr. Mok Wai Bun Ben
Mr. Cheng Shoutai
Mr. Lee Kong Wai Conway

 

Non-executive Directors

Mr. Jeffrey, Minfang Lu

Aged 50, was appointed as the Chairman of the Board, the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Board and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board, and was re-designated as a non-executive director of the Company on 15 September 2016. Mr. Lu was a director for each of the following subsidiaries of the Company, namely Yashili International Ltd., Yashili International Group Limited, Newou Hong Kong International Co., Limited (“Newou”) and Scient International Group Limited from 27 April 2015 to 9 January 2017.

Mr. Lu is currently an executive director and the CEO of Mengniu Dairy as well as a nonexecutive director and the chairman of the board of China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd. (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1117). Mr. Lu was the Vice President (Greater China) of Danone Early Life Nutrition Greater China and had been with the Danone Group and Dumex Baby Food Co., Ltd. (“Dumex China”) for over 10 years. During the tenure at the Danone Group, he demonstrated strong strategic business and market planning capabilities. With strong leadership, management skills and in-depth knowledge of markets, Mr. Lu contributed significantly to the success of the Danone Group’s baby nutrition business in China. Prior to joining the Danone Group, Mr. Lu spent 9 years with Johnson & Johnson (China) Company Limited and almost 4 years with General Electric Company (China). Mr. Lu has over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing and has been serving in general manager or executive level roles for over 9 years. He has extensive experience in the management of fast-moving consumer products and dairy companies and has an excellent grasp and the in-depth knowledge of the PRC market.

Mr. Lu obtained his Bachelor degree from Shanghai Fudan University.



Mr. Qin Peng

Aged 63, was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company and a member of the Remuneration Committee on 27 April 2015 and 5 June 2015 respectively.

Mr. Qin has been appointed as the Chairman of China division of the Danone Group since 2007, and has a deep knowledge and understanding of international and Chinese business and culture. Mr. Qin joined the Danone Group in 1983. Mr. Qin was appointed as the vice president of the China Operation division of the Danone Group from 1997 to 2006 and as the vice president of the Corporate Development division of the Danone Group in Asia Pacific from 1995 to 1996. Mr. Qin served as the general manager of Amoy Foods Limited in Hong Kong from 1991 to 1994 and as the general manager of Guangzhou Danone Yogurt Company Limited from 1988 to 1990. Mr. Qin was engaged in Danone’s marketing and sales operations in France when he joined the Danone Group and has moved to Asia since 1988.

Mr. Qin graduated from the Rene Descartes University with a Bachelor degree and from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences with a Master degree.



Mr. Zhang Ping

Aged 54, was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company and a member of the Audit Committee on 27 April 2015. Mr. Zhang was appointed as the authorized representative of the Company on 16 March 2018. He has been also a director of Yashili International Group Limited, a subsidiary of the Company, since 27 April 2015.

Mr. Zhang joined the Mengniu Group in 2014 and is currently the chief financial officer of Mengniu Dairy. Mr. Zhang has also been a non-executive director of China Modern Dairy Holdings Ltd. (stock code: 1117) since 22 March 2016. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry of fast-moving consumer goods, specializing in the management of operation, finance and audit as well as risk control. Mr. Zhang successively worked as the manager of internal audit and system development, finance director in Swire Beverages Co., Ltd., general manager of its bottler manufacturing company and chief executive officer in Coca-Cola Bottler Manufacturing Holdings Limited.

Mr. Zhang graduated from Beijing Information Science and Technology University with a Master degree in management engineering.



Mr. Gu Peiji (alias Philip Gu)

Aged 66, was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company on 29 April 2019.

Mr. Gu had been a practicing lawyer in Shanghai No. 7 Law Firm (the firm has changed its name to Shanghai Bund Law Firm) for ten years since 1989. Mr. Gu joined Danone in 1999, and is currently the General Manager of Danone Asia Pacific (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd and the chairman of the board of Danone (China) Food & Beverage Co., Ltd. In the past, Mr. Gu has also held various positions within Danone, including the General Counsel for Danone China.

Mr. Gu received his Master of Laws degree from the East China Institute of Politics and Law (now known as East China University of Political Science and Law) in 1988 and had been teaching in the same institute from 1988 to 1991.






Executive Director

Mr. Yan Zhiyuan

Aged 38, was appointed as the CEO and an executive director of the Company on 8 January 2020. Mr. Yan is one of the authorized representatives of the Company.

Mr. Yan has seventeen years of working experience in China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited (‘‘Mengniu’’, together with its subsidiaries, the ‘‘Mengniu Group’’), and has accumulated extensive sales and management experience in the dairy products industry. Mr. Yan was formerly the assistant vice president of Mengniu. Since January 2017, he has been the general manager of the sales management center of Mengniu Group’s room temperature product business division, leading the room temperature sales management team to achievecontinuous high growth in sales revenue and market share. During his office in this position, Mr. Yan was also in charge of Xinjiang Mengniu Dairy Company Limited (新疆蒙牛乳業有限 公司) (the‘‘Xinjiang Company’’), which runs an operation with integrated production and sales of room temperature, low temperature and frozen products. Relying on his outstanding ability to manage the entire business chain, the Xinjiang Company’s performance in the past three years has grown steadily and profits have continually increased. Prior to this, Mr. Yan held different management positions within the Mengniu Group, including general manager of Mengniu Arla (Inner Mongolia) Dairy Products Co., Ltd. (內蒙古蒙牛阿拉乳製品有限責任公 司) (milk powder segment) in Central/East China region and general manager of Mengniu Henan region.

Mr. Yan obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, and is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in business administration at the City University of Hong Kong.






Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Mok Wai Bun Ben

Aged 70, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company, the chairman of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of each of the Nomination Committee and the Audit Committee on 15 November 2013.

Mr. Mok has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of China Foods Limited (a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange, stock code: 506) since 29 August 2017. Mr. Mok served as a senior consultant for COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages Limited in 2012. Mr. Mok had served as a general manager of Beijing Coca-Cola Beverage Co., Ltd. from 2002 to 2011. From 1993 to 2001, he was a general manager of Hangzhou BC Foods Company Limited and Nanjing BC Foods Company Limited. Mr. Mok also served as the general manager of Swire Beverages Limited responsible for overseeing bottling plant of Swire Beverages Limited in China.

Mr. Mok was awarded a Bachelor degree of Economics from McGill University, Canada in 1975.



Mr. Cheng Shoutai

Aged 52, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company, and a member of each of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee on 15 November 2013.

Mr. Cheng is a qualified lawyer of the People’s Republic of China, the chief partner of Tahota Law Firm, a law firm based in China. Mr. Cheng also serves as a director of the All China Lawyers Association (中華全國律師協會理事), an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) (中國國際經濟貿易仲裁委員會仲裁員), the president of Sichuan Province Lawyers Association (四川省律師協會會長) and a legal advisor of the People’s Government of Sichuan Province. Mr. Cheng is honored with the titles of “Model Worker in the Judicial Administration System in Countrywide (全國司法行政系統勞動模範)”, National Outstanding Lawyer, Chambers Asia-Pacific Asia`s Leading Lawyer for Business (錢伯斯 亞太地區傑出商務律師) and China Top Ten Influential Lawyers of Asia Legal Business (ALB) (亞洲法律雜誌). He has been nominated for the Best Managing Partners of the Year of ALB for two times and was one of the Fangyuan Top Ten Elite Lawyers of the Year as well as the First Session of Top Ten Outstanding Lawyers Graduated from Southwest University of Political Science and Law.

Mr. Cheng holds a Doctorate’s degree in civil and commercial law from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics.



Mr. Lee Kong Wai Conway

Aged 64, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company, the chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee on 27 November 2013.

Mr. Lee has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and auditing, corporate finance, merger and acquisition and initial public offerings. Mr. Lee served at Ernst & Young from September 1980 to September 2009. Mr. Lee was a partner of Ernst & Young and held key leadership positions in the development of Ernst & Young in China. Mr. Lee is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Macau Society of Certified Practising Accountants respectively. From 2007 to 2017, Mr. Lee was a member of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Hunan Province.

Mr. Lee graduated from Kingston University (formerly known as Kingston Polytechnic) in London with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in July 1980 and further obtained his postgraduate diploma in business from Curtin University of Technology in Australia in February 1988.



 
 
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