Management Team
Mr. YAN Weibin
Executive Director

Mr. YAN Weibin ("Mr. Yan"), aged 54, was appointed as an ED on 8 June 2009 and elected as the Chairman on 7 June 2013. Mr. Yan is the sole shareholder and director of Ausnutria Holding, one of the substantial Shareholders, and ...also a director of a number of the Company’s subsidiaries (including Ausnutria China). He joined the Group in September 2003 when Ausnutria China was established. Mr. Yan is responsible for leading the Board and ensuring that it works effectively and discharges its responsibilities and that all key and appropriate issues are discussed by the Board in a timely manner. Mr. Yan is also primarily responsible for the overall corporate strategy, planning and business development of the Group. He also acts as Chancellor of Ausnutria University. Mr. Yan was elected as a member of the twelfth Hunan committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in January 2018. Mr. Yan graduated from Hunan University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. Mr. Yan was a director of Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co., Ltd*(袁隆平農業高科技股份有限公司)(“Longping High-tech”), a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, from 2004 to January 2016. At Longping High-tech, he served as chief executive officer from 2004 to April 2010, vice chairman and chief financial officer from April 2010 to December 2011, chief executive officer and chief financial officer from December 2011 to June 2012 and vice president from June 2012 to January 2016.

Mr. Bartle VAN DER MEER
Executive Director

Mr. Bartle VAN DER MEER ("Mr. van der Meer"), aged 74, was appointed as an ED and the CEO on 7 June 2013. Mr. van der Meer is one of the founders of Ausnutria B.V. and has been involving in the strategic management since the establishment of ...Ausnutria B.V. in 1994. He is also a member of the board of directors of Ausnutria B.V. and the chairman of this one-tier board since January 2020. Mr. van der Meer is primarily responsible for managing and executing the Group’s overall business directions and corporate operation decisions. He graduated with a business administration degree in the Netherlands with a major in banking in 1966. He worked for Rabobank, a multinational banking and financial services group in the Netherlands for more than 25 years. He is serving as the executive director of Fan Deming B.V., a private equity company which owned 100% equity interests in DDI, a substantial Shareholder, since 1994. Mr. van der Meer has been the chairman of supervisory board of sc Heerenveen NV (a soccer club which plays in the premier division in the Netherlands) since 1998 to 2012, and a member of Foundation Accell Group (a company listed on Euronext Amsterdam (formerly known as Amsterdam Stock Exchange) since 1998.

Ms. NG Siu Hung
Executive Director

Ms. NG Siu Hung ("Ms. Ng"), aged 51, was appointed as an ED on 19 September 2009. Ms. Ng is also an executive director of Ausnutria China, primarily responsible for the brand and culture building and ...public relations affairs of the Group in the PRC region. She graduated at University of Westminster, the United Kingdom with a master of arts degree in human resource management. Ms. Ng has been a director of Hunan Yukai Real Estate Co., Ltd*(湖南宇凱房地產有限公司)since 2004.

Mr. SHI Liang
Non-executive Director

Mr. SHI Liang ("Mr. Shi"), aged 36, was appointed as a NED and elected as the vice-Chairman on 6 December 2018. Mr. Shi graduated with a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in management science and ...engineering from China Agricultural University in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He is currently a director, general manager and a member of the fund investment committee of the CITIC Agri Fund. Mr. Shi joined CITIC Securities Company Limited (“CITIC Securities”), a company listed on both the Stock Exchange (stock code: 6030.HK) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600030.SH) in 2008. He once served as the senior manager of the research department, the chief analyst in agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery industries and the director of the research department of CITIC Securities. Mr. Shi was awarded the number one of the best analyst in agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fishery industries by The New Fortune(新財富)in 2010, 2011 and 2014. Mr. Shi was also awarded “China Securities Analyst – Golden Bull Award” by the China Securities Journal(中國證券報)from 2010 to 2014 consecutively.

Mr. QIAO Baijun
Non-executive Director

Mr. QIAO Baijun ("Mr. Qiao"), aged 49, was appointed as a NED on 6 December 2018. Mr. Qiao graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Faculty of Biology of China Agricultural University in 1993 and graduated with a master of economics degree from the Faculty of ... Agriculture and Economics from Renmin University of China in 1999. He is currently the deputy general manager and chairman of the investment committee of CITIC Agri Fund. Mr. Qiao joined COFCO Corporation in 2006 and once served as the senior manager of the strategic investment management department, the head of the research department, the general manager of the strategic management department. Prior to joining COFCO Corporation, Mr. Qiao was engaged in the research in agriculture, food and beverage industry in China Galaxy Securities Co Ltd (stock code: 6881.HK) and CITIC Securities.

Mr. TSAI Chang-Hai
Non-executive Directors

Mr. TSAI Chang-Hai ("Mr. Tsai"), aged 70, was appointed as a NED on 19 January 2016. Mr. Tsai graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medicine from China Medical University and holds a doctorate of medical science from ...The University of Tokyo. Mr. Tsai has extensive knowledge and expertise in biomedicine. Mr. Tsai is the founder and chairman of Asia University and its affiliated hospital. He is also a professor and chairman of China Medical University. Mr. Tsai serves the role of chairman of the board of directors of Lumosa Therapeutics Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Mr. Tsai is also a director of BioEngine Capital. Mr. Tsai was a member of Supervisory Committee(監理委員會)of the National Health Insurance Administration of the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan, deputy convener of the Central Medical Review Committee(中區醫療審查委員會), a counsellor of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, a director of the board of directors of the National Health Research Institutes and chairman of Taiwan Hospital Association.

Mr. LAU Chun Fai Douglas
Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. LAU Chun Fai Douglas ("Mr. Lau"), aged 47, was appointed as an INED on 2 January 2015. Mr. Lau has over 20 years of experience in auditing, accounting and financial and corporate management. Mr. Lau graduated from the University of New South Wales with a bachelor of commerce degree ...in accounting and finance. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia and a founding member of the Institute of Accountants Exchange. Before joining the Group, Mr. Lau was a partner at Ernst & Young (Assurance and Advisory Business Services) Hong Kong and Beijing and a regional director (China and Hong Kong) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in English and Wales. Mr. Lau is an independent non-executive director of Chanjet Information Technology Company Limited (Stock code: 1588) since 2011, and GME Group Holdings Limited (Stock code: 8188) since February 2017.

Mr. Jason WAN
Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Jason WAN ("Mr. Wan"), aged 56, was appointed as an INED on 19 September 2009. Mr. Wan is a tenured full professor, and Associate Director for the Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of ...Technology, the United States. Mr. Wan completed a PhD at Deakin University, Australia in 1992. Prior to that, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Hunan Agricultural University in 1983 and a master of science degree in dairy science and processing from Northeast Agricultural University in 1986. Mr. Wan was a lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Northeast Agricultural University from 1986 to 1988 and a visiting scientist at the Food Research Institute of the Department of Agriculture in Victoria, Australia in 1989. Mr. Wan was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne from 1992 to 1995 and a senior research scientist at CSIRO Food Science Australia from 1995 to 2009. Prior to his current position, Mr. Wan was a research professor in food microbiology and biotechnology at Illinois Institute of Technology, the United States from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Wan has extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of processing technologies for food safety, dairy processing and the functionality of various ingredients of dairy products. He has written many articles over the years on various subjects, including microbiology and biotechnology, and continues to develop his expertise in these subjects. Mr. Wan has also received numerous scholarships and research grants, including those supporting a number of PhD scholars relating to whey proteins and biological properties, as well as major research grants for research relating to dairy processing.

Mr. Aidan Maurice COLEMAN
Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Aidan Maurice COLEMAN ("Mr. Coleman"), aged 64, was appointed as an INED on 6 December 2018. Mr. Coleman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology from The University of Auckland in 1978 and a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in marketing from The Massey University of New Zealand in 1991. He is a founder ...and currently the managing director of Longpoint Consulting Pty. Ltd., which provides private consulting and advisory services to various companies in Australia and New Zealand including retailers, dairy trading companies and FMCG marketing businesses. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in the manufacturing and marketing of consumer and food-service food and agricultural product. Prior to joining Longpoint Consulting Pty. Ltd., Mr. Coleman was the chief executive officer of Bega Cheese Limited (stock code: BGA.ASX), a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, until 2017. He was also the chief executive officer of Tatura Milk Industries Ltd. (“Tatura”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bega Cheese Limited, from 2008 to 2011 and an executive director of Tatura from 2011 to 2017. Prior to joining Tatura, he was the managing director of Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty. Ltd from 2005 to 2007, an Australian company which manufactures, markets and distributes dairy and non-dairy products.

Mr. WONG Wei Hua Derek
Senior Management

Mr. WONG Wei Hua Derek ("Mr. Wong"), aged 47, is the chief financial officer of the Company (the “CFO”) and the Company Secretary. Mr. Wong joined the Group as the deputy CFO in July 2011 and was appointed as joint Company Secretary (later redesignated as the Company Secretary on 3 December 2012) ...and the CFO on 26 September 2011. Mr. Wong has over 20 years of experience in auditing and financial and corporate management. Mr. Wong graduated from York University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to joining the Group in July 2011, he was an audit manager with an international accounting firm, the financial controller of a manufacturing group of companies and the general manager of an investment company principally engaged in mining business in Indonesia.

Mr. DAI Zhiyong
Senior Management

Mr. DAI Zhiyong ("Mr. Dai"), aged 44, is an executive director of Ausnutria China, vice chairman (PRC region) of the Group and principal of Ausnutria Institution of Food and Nutrition(澳優研究院). Shortly after ...the establishment of Ausnutria China, he joined the Group in 2003. Mr. Dai has a bachelor of chemistry degree and a master degree in food processing and safety. Mr. Dai held a management position in a dairy company for a number of years and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Dai served Hunan Ava Nanshan Dairy Products Company Limited*(湖南亞華南山乳品行銷有限公司)(“Hunan Ava Nanshan Dairy”) as vice factory manager and person in charge of the R&D department of Inner Mongolia Ya Ke Shi Ru Factory*(內蒙古牙克石乳品廠)and was engaged in milk powder R&D works. Mr. Dai is primarily responsible for the R&D, factory operation and supply assurance of the Group in the PRC region.

Mr. DENG Shenhui
Senior Management

Mr. DENG Shenhui ("Mr. Deng"), aged 45, is the chief operation officer (PRC region) of the Group. He joined the Group in 2011. Mr. Deng graduated from Central South University, majoring in computer science. Mr. Deng held positions at ...multiple foreign computer software consulting companies and has over 10 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Deng served as department manager of the PRC region of the Asia Pacific Sales Services Department at Oracle Corp. Mr. Deng manages the operation information centre and is responsible for the budgeting, daily operation management and informatisation in the PRC region, providing assistance to the human resources and finance divisions, providing technical support to the BUs and function centre. He is also responsible for Neolac.

Ms. Froukje Dijkstra
Senior Management

Ms. Froukje Dijkstra ("Ms. Dijkstra") Ms. Dijkstra, aged 50, joined the Group since April 2012. She was appointed as a director and the chief operation officer of Ausnutria B.V. on 1 January 2020. Ms. Dijkstra graduated in ...business administration. Before joining Ausnutria B.V., Ms. Dijkstra had over 20 years of experience in the chemical industry with different positions.

Mr. Barber EEGDEMAN
Senior Management

Mr. Barber EEGDEMAN ("Mr. Eegdeman"), aged 49, joined the Group since September 2019. He was appointed as the chief financial officer of Ausnutria B.V. on 1 September 2019 and also appointed as a director of Ausnutria B.V. on 1 January 2020. Mr. Eegdeman graduated in ...Business Economics and Chartered Accountancy at the University of Tilburg. Before joining Ausnutria B.V., Mr. Eegdeman had several years of international experience in leading positions, latest at Verwater Group as chief financial officer.

Dr. Alfred HAANDRIKMAN
Senior Management

Dr. Alfred HAANDRIKMAN ("Mr. Haandrikman"), aged 62, is the global chief scientific officer of Ausnutria B.V. He joined the Group in 2012. Dr. Haandrikman graduated with a doctorate degree in molecular biology from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands. From 1994 to 2006, ...he worked as a senior scientist and R&D manager in Hercules European Research Centre, the Netherlands. From 2006 onwards and before joining the Group, he was appointed as the global R&D director in Lipid Nutrition B.V. and IOI-Loders Croklaan group, a leading company in development of lipids for infant nutrition.

Ms. HONG Haoru
Senior Management

Ms. HONG Haoru ("Ms. Hong"), aged 37, is the assistant of the chief executive officer of Ausnutria China and secretary of the management committee(中國區管理委員會)(PRC region) of the Group. Ms. Hong joined the Group in...2011 as supervisor of the office of the board of directors of Ausnutria China and was later appointed as secretary of the board of directors of Ausnutria China in January 2016. Prior to joining the Group in 2011, she served as secretary to president at Longping High-tech. Ms. Hong graduated from Hunan Agricultural University with a bachelor of arts degree. Ms. Hong is mainly responsible for assisting the Chairman/chief executive officer in the PRC region in his daily work, and manages the Executive Administrative Center(董秘及行政中心)of Ausnutria China.

Mr. HU Fangming
Senior Management

Mr. HU Fangming ("Mr. Hu"), aged 43, is a vice president (PRC region) of the Group. He also manages the overseas supply centre and quality management centre and is responsible for overseas supply chain management and quality management. He joined the Group in October 2016 and stationed in the Netherlands as the project manager responsible for ...the new production plant project in the Netherlands. Subsequent to the completion of the project in December 2017, he returned to the PRC. Mr. Hu served as a utility engineer, project manager and production manager of Mars Foods (China) Co., Ltd.(瑪氏食品(中國)有限公司)from August 1998 to September 2009. From October 2009 to June 2014, he served as the manager of the engineering department and a plant manager of Dumex Baby Food Co., Ltd.(多美滋嬰幼兒食品有限公司)under Danone. He joined Biostime (Guangzhou) Health Products Limited in July 2014 as the director of global production until his resignation from all his positions in Biostime in August 2016. In 1998, Mr. Hu was awarded a bachelor’s degree in electrical system and automation by Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Having worked in the food production industry ever since, he has extensive experience in operation management.

Dr. Jeroen KIERS
Senior Management

Dr. Jeroen KIERS ("Dr. Kiers"), aged 46, joined the Group since September 2018. He was appointed as the director strategy and innovation of Ausnutria B.V. on 1 January 2019 and appointed as a director and the chief executive officer of Ausnutria B.V. on 1 January 2020. Before 2018, ...Dr. Kier was an employee of Ausnutria B.V. from April 2014 to August 2015. Dr. Kiers graduated in Medical Biology at the University of Amsterdam, additionally Dr. Kiers graduated with a doctorate degree in Nutrition, Health & Food Technology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. In his career Dr. Kiers had several research and leading positions within the Food & Nutrition Industry. Before he joined the Group, Dr. Kiers had his own company Soundies & JLK Nutrition.

Ms. LI Yimin
Senior Management

Ms. LI Yimin ("Ms. Li"), aged 44, is a vice president (PRC region) of the Group and the general manager of HNC. She joined the Group in February 2011. Ms. Li graduated from Sichuan University with a master’s degree in business administration and held managerial ...positions at various enterprises. Ms. Li is mainly responsible for coordinating the strategy, business and other overseas market affairs of HNC and the goat milk business in the PRC. She is also the chief human resources officer in the PRC region jointly managing the human resources department and Ausnutria University.

Mr. LIU Yubiao
Senior Management

Mr. LIU Yubiao, aged 46, is a vice president (PRC region) of the Group and the general manager of Hyproca Bio-science Co., Ltd.* (海普諾凱生物科技有限公司), a non-wholly-owned subsidiary ...of the Company. He joined the Group upon the establishment of Ausnutria China and served as regional manager of Hunan province, manager of the Central China region (covering five provinces) and deputy general manager(常務副總經理)of the Allnutria BU. Mr. Liu Yubiao has over 17 years of experience in sales management in the dairy industry. He is mainly responsible for the overall operations of Hyproca Bio-science Co., Ltd.

Mr. LIU Yuehui
Senior Management

Mr. LIU Yuehui, aged 55, is the chief supervisor, party secretary and chairman of the labour union of the Group in the PRC region. He joined the Group shortly after the establishment of Ausnutria China in 2003. Mr. Liu Yuehui studied dairy techniques at the Inner Mongolia Light Manufacturing School* ...(內蒙古輕工業學校). He has held management positions in various dairy factories and has over 30 years of experience in the industry. Mr. Liu Yuehui was the assistant to the chief executive officer of Hunan Ava Nanshan Dairy. He is primarily responsible for Ausnutria China’s affairs in relation to the party committee, auditing, labour unions and Provincial China Nutrition and Health Food Association*(省營養保健食品協會). He jointly manages audit department and party working committee* (黨工辦)in the PRC region.

Mr. LIU Xuecong
Senior Management

Mr. LIU Xuecong, aged 36, is a vice president (PRC region) of the Group. He also manages the special nutrition product centre and is responsible for the businesses of special nutrition products and probiotics. He joined ...the Group in November 2019. Mr. Liu Xuecong graduated from Tianjin Medical University in 2007 and worked at the relevant department of the China Food and Drug Administration, Lee Kum Kee and Frieslandcampina. He has been the general secretary and branch secretary of the China Nutrition and Health Food Association since 2015 and has extensive experience and resources in the nutrition product and health supplement industry.

Mr. QU Zhishao
Senior Management

Mr. QU Zhishao ("Mr. Qu"), aged 41, is a vice president (PRC region) of the Group, the general manager of Puredo Health Service (Changsha) Co., Ltd.* (美納多健康服務(長沙)有限公司), a non-wholly-owned subsidiary of ...Ausnutria China. He joined the Group upon the establishment of Ausnutria China and was head of the marketing department, regional manager, assistant to the chief executive officer and sales director for the southern region in the PRC, chief marketing officer and general manager of the marketing BU. Mr. Qu holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from Xiangtan University and has engaged in dairy advertising strategy, sales planning, and marketing and sales management since 2001. He has over 18 years of experience in the industry.

Ms. Melinda VLASKAMP
Senior Management

Ms. Melinda VLASKAMP ("Ms. Vlaskamp"), aged 50, is the human resource director of Ausnutria B.V. She joined the Group since 2017. Ms. Vlaskamp graduated in education science at the University of Groningen. ...Before joining Ausnutria B.V., Ms. Vlaskamp had several years of experience in international human resource latest at Pentair Inc. as human resource director in Hygienic Process Solutions.

Mr. ZHAO Li
Senior Management

Mr. ZHAO Li ("Mr. Zhao"), aged 50, joined the Group in April 2016 as vice president of the Group in the PRC region, general manager of the Allnutria BU, and general manager of Nutriunion GZ. He is responsible for overseeing the development of Nutriunion GZ and ...the Nutrition Care branded business in the PRC. Mr. Zhao worked at Biostime Inc. (Guangzhou)* (“Biostime”)(廣州市合生元生物製品有限公司) during the period between October 2004 and February 2016 and held various positions including general manager of the sales centre of the Biostime group from October 2004 to December 2013, group chief sales officer of the brand development division of the Biostime group from January to September 2014, general manager and group vice president of the brand development division of the Biostime group from October 2014 to March 2015 and chief executive officer and chief experience officer of the Mama100 office of the Biostime group from April 2015 to February 2016 when he resigned all his positions in Biostime. Mr. Zhao obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chinese medicine from 湖南中醫學院 in July 1991 and studied the Executive Master of Business Administration programme of South China University of Technology in 2009. He has extensive experience in sales and marketing.

 

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