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Want Want China Holdings Ltd (0151.HK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Eng-Meng Tsai

62 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Ching-Tsun Liao

67 2017 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Chi-Wen Chu

53 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Wang-Chia Tsai

34 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Dairy and Beverages Business Group, Executive Director

Yu-Sheng Lee

61 2018 Chief Investment Officer

Yung-Sung Huang

66 2015 Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Director

Yong-Mei Cao

46 2012 Managing Director - Manufacturing Department

Chien-Chen CHEN

53 2018 Managing Director - Procurement Center and the Advertising and Communication Division

Chun-Chiang Chen

50 Managing Director - R&D Department

Hong-Hsing Ting

49 2016 Managing Director - Information Technology Department

Jinping WANG

50 2018 General Manager

Hong Yee Lai

51 2018 Executive Director, Company Secretary

Ming-Hui Tsai

51 2018 Executive Director

Shao-Chung Tsai

38 2019 Executive Director

Chen-Shih Lin

65 2014 Technology Officer

Wen-Hsien Cheng

56 2004 Non-Executive Director

Haruo Maki

68 Non-Executive Director

Tien-Jen Hsieh

57 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Kwok Ming Lee

61 2018 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chih-Chiang Pan

47 2019 Independent Non-Executive Director

Kerwei Pei

62 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ka Hock Toh

67 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Eng-Meng Tsai

Mr. Tsai Eng-Meng serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Mr. Tsai is also a director of a number of the Group’s subsidiaries. He succeeded his father to become the Group’s Chairman in April 1987. Mr. Tsai joined our Group and began his career in the food and beverages industry in 1976 and has over 40 years of experience in the industry. He was a council member of the Standing Committee of Taiwan Confectionery, Biscuit and Floury Food Industry Association, and the Food Development Association of Taiwan. In June 2013, Mr. Tsai was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in business studies from the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan in recognition of his outstanding achievements in business operations and active contributions to social welfare. Mr. Tsai is a director of Want Power Holdings Limited and Norwares Overseas Inc. which have discloseable interests in shares of the Company under Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong). Mr. Tsai is the father of Mr. Tsai Shao-Chung and Mr. Tsai Wang-Chia and the uncle of Mr. Cheng Wen-Hsien.

Ching-Tsun Liao

Mr. Liao Ching-Tsun serves as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Want Want China Holdings Limited. He is our Vice Chairman, non-executive Director and also a member of our Strategy Committee. Mr. Liao graduated from Taipei College of Maritime Technology with a degree in aquatic food processing. Mr. Liao has more than 40 years of experience in the food and beverages industry. He joined our Group in July 1977 and held various positions within the Group such as vice president of the snack foods business group, head of production section, head of quality control section, deputy factory manager and factory manager of I Lan Foods Industrial Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of our Company. He is one of the pioneers in spearheading the Group’s China operations. Mr. Liao was our executive Director from November 2007 to December 2016 and was re-designated as a nonexecutive Director with effect from 1 January 2017.

Chi-Wen Chu

Mr. Chu Chi-Wen serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Mr. Chu graduated from Michigan State University with a master’s degree in economics in 1992. He also graduated with a master’s degree in professional accountancy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong & Shanghai National Accounting Institute. Mr. Chu has over 25 years of experience in financial management. Before joining our Group in April 1997, Mr. Chu was a financial analyst for the Taiwan Provincial Government from 1992 to 1995 and a finance supervisor at Delta Electronics, Inc. from 1995 to 1996. He worked at Dialer & Business Co. Ltd from 1996 to 1997 as an assistant finance manager.

Wang-Chia Tsai

Mr. Tsai Wang-Chia serves as Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Dairy and Beverages Business Group, Executive Director of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Mr. Tsai Wang- Chia is also a director of a number of subsidiaries of our Group. Mr. Tsai Wang-Chia graduated from the Canadian International School in Singapore in July 2003. He joined the Group in April 2004 and has over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. He held various management positions within our Group such as product marketing and planning in the snack foods business unit and had also acted as a manager in the Chairman’s office. He was appointed as the deputy general manager of the dairy business unit in May 2008 and was promoted to vice president of the dairy and beverages business group in 2009. He was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Group in December 2012. Mr. Tsai Wang-Chia is the son of Mr. Tsai Eng-Meng, the younger brother of Mr. Tsai Shao-Chung and a cousin of Mr. Cheng Wen-Hsien.

Yu-Sheng Lee

Mr. Lee Yu-Sheng serves as Chief Investment Officer of the Company. He was Managing Director - Administration Department of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Mr. Lee holds a bachelor of laws degree from the National Chung Hsing University. He joined our Group in May 1986 and was a director of various divisions, including the administration division, investment division, legal division, civil engineering division, equipment engineering division and human resources division. Mr. Lee was appointed as a representative member of the Food Development Association in Taiwan in 1999. He has been a member of the Taiwan Beverage Industries Association and Taiwan Confectionery, Biscuit and Flour Food Industry Association since 2006 and a member of the Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan since 2010.

Yung-Sung Huang

Mr. Huang Yung-Sung serves as Chief Marketing Officer, Executive Director of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Mr. Huang is also a director of a number of subsidiaries of our Group. Mr. Huang graduated from Taiwan Mingsin Junior College of Technology with a degree in engineering. Mr. Huang has more than 30 years of experience in sales and marketing. He joined our Group in January 1985 and was responsible for planning and marketing affairs. Mr. Huang was the Group’s general manager for the East China region from 1995 to 1998, being responsible for the Group’s operations within such region. In 1999, Mr. Huang became a director of the Group’s international sales division, being responsible for the Group’s international sales operation. From 2002 until his appointment as the Group’s Chief Marketing Officer on 1 March 2015, Mr. Huang served as the marketing director of the China region.

Yong-Mei Cao

Ms. Cao Yong-Mei is Managing Director - Manufacturing Department of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Ms. Cao graduated from Jiangnan University (the former Wuxi University of Light Industry) with a doctoral degree in food science. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Ms. Cao joined our Group in January 2001 and has held various positions, such as manager of the research and development, manager of the Chairman’s office and the managing director of the Chairman’s office. In March 2012, Ms. Cao was promoted to the managing director of the manufacturing department. In November 2017, Ms Cao was promoted to become the managing director of the manufacturing and R&D group, responsible for facilitating sustainable development and talent pool of the Group’s manufacturing, quality assurances equipment and R&D teams. Ms. Cao is the director of our technology center, which is certified as Shanghai Municipal Enterprise Technology Center, executive director of the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (“CIFST”) and vice president of Snack Foods Processing Technology Society of CIFST, director of the Shanghai Society of Food Science, and a member of China Food Industry Brand Strategy Working Committee.

Chien-Chen CHEN

Mr. Chien-Chen Chen serves as Managing Director - Procurement Center and the Advertising and Communication Division of the Company. Mr. Chen has more than 28 years of experience in trade, futures, logistics, procurement, advertising and management fields. In 1988, Mr. Chen obtained a bachelor’s degree from Taiwan National Chung Hsing University. In 1997, he graduated from the department of business administration of National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. In the same year, Mr. Chen joined our Group and has held various positions over the past 21 years, including the vice head of the procurement department, head of the procurement department, head of advertising and publicity department, managing director of the procurement division and the managing director of the media division. Before he joined the Group, he worked at Taiwan Great Wall Enterprise Limited (a Taiwan listed company) as an assistant manager of the purchasing department of commodity from 1990 to 1997.

Chun-Chiang Chen

Mr. Chen Chun-Chiang serves as Managing Director - R&D Department of the Company. Mr. Chen is the managing director of R&D centre. Mr. Chen graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Food Science of National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan in 1992 and obtained his master’s degree from Institute of Food Engineering of Da-Yeh University in 1994. In 1996, Mr. Chen joined the research & development team of our Group and has been committed to R&D for over twenty years. He has organized the developments of over a hundred kinds of new products and applied for multiple patents. Under his leadership, the Group’s R&D team now has over one hundred talents in various fields, including food technology research, food testing and analysis, consumer survey and market research. Mr. Chen is the vice director of our technology center, which is certified as Shanghai Municipal Enterprise Technology Center, the vice-president of Potato Food Professional Committee of China National Food Industry Association, and member of Child Food Society of the CIFST.

Hong-Hsing Ting

Mr. Ting Hong-Hsing serves as Managing Director - Information Technology Department of the Company. Mr. Ting is the managing director of the information technology centre. Mr. Ting graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and holds a master’s degree in hotel and tourism management. He has worked in the field of information system management for many years. Mr. Ting joined our Group in February 2006 responsible for information system development. In 2007 and 2008, he was the deputy director of the information technology department in charge of information network and system development. In 2009, Mr. Ting was promoted to director of the Chairman’s office responsible for facilitating and monitoring the Group’s overall strategy execution. In 2012, he was promoted as the managing director of the human resources department in charge of the human resources function of the Group. In 2013, he served as the deputy general manager of our Taipei office overseeing the business operations in Taiwan. Since March 2016, Mr. Ting has served as the managing director of the information technology centre.

Jinping WANG

Ms. Jinping Wang serves as General Manager - Popsicles Business Unit of the Company. Ms. Wang graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. In 2002, she obtained a certificate of accounting profession (advanced level). In 2013, she achieved a master’s degree in business administration from the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Ms. Wang joined our Group in March 1997 and has held various positions, such as financial head of Harbin subsidiary and marketing director in charge of the sales in three provinces at North Eastern China. In August 2002, Ms. Wang was transferred to Shanghai and responsible for marketing activities of popsicles. In April 2011, she was promoted to the general manager of beverage business unit, in charge of marketing activities of popsicles and beverages. Since April 2013, Ms. Wang has served as the general manager of popsicles business unit, in charge of marketing activities of “Popsicles”, “Sip & Slurp” and “Dongchi” as well as coordination of new product launch. Ms. Wang has 20 years of sales experience in the food industry.

Hong Yee Lai

Ms. Lai Hong Yee is an Executive Director, Company Secretary of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Ms. Lai is our company secretary, executive Director and also a member of our Strategy Committee. Ms. Lai is a director of Leading Guide Hongkong Limited, a subsidiary of the Company. Ms. Lai holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the City University of Hong Kong. She has over 25 years of experience in company secretarial, finance, accounting and auditing fields. Ms. Lai joined the Group in February 2008. Prior to joining our Group, Ms. Lai worked at Gemalto Technologies Asia Limited as financial controller for over 8 years. She is a fellow member of both The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Ming-Hui Tsai

Mr. Tsai Ming-Hui is Executive Director of the Company. He is the general manager of the Group’s Southeast Asia Development Department, executive Director and also a member of our Strategy Committee. Mr. Tsai is mainly responsible for the Group business development and strategy in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, he is also responsible for the sales management, brand promotion and market awareness of our products in Hong Kong and Macau. He is a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Tsai graduated from Department of Mechanical Engineering of Hsinpu Institute of Technology and joined the Group in March 1995. He has over 20 years of experience in snack food, beverage sales and team management. He was in a key management role in the Group’s Taiwan sales department, Shanghai sales management department, Central China sales region, and Hong Kong and Macau regions, as well as the business unit general manager.

Shao-Chung Tsai

Mr. Tsai Shao-Chung Re-Designated as Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Tsai Shao-Chung was our non-executive Director from July 2009 to June 2019 and was re-designated as our executive Director with effect from 1 July 2019. Mr. Tsai Shao-Chung is also a director of a number of the Group’s subsidiaries. Mr. Tsai Shao-Chung joined our Group in March 2001, following his graduation from the Canadian International School in Singapore. He held various management positions within our Group and had served management roles in several areas such as logistics, human resources, information technology, planning and operations. Mr. Tsai Shao- Chung is a director of Union Insurance Company (a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation) and was an independent nonexecutive director of Netccentric Limited (a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange Limited) from 2015 to 2017. He has been a director of Asia Television Limited since 16 April 2009 and a director of the Straits Exchange Foundation since March 2009. Mr. Tsai Shao-Chung is the son of Mr. Tsai Eng-Meng, the elder brother of Mr. Tsai Wang-Chia and a cousin of Mr. Cheng Wen-Hsien.

Chen-Shih Lin

Mr. Lin Chen-Shih serves as Technology Officer of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Mr. Lin graduated from National Chung Hsing University with a bachelor’s degree in food chemistry and engineering. Mr. Lin has more than 35 years of experience in the food and beverages industry. Mr. Lin was appointed as manager of the research and development in 1995. Since then, he has held various positions, including director of the production department and managing director of the manufacturing department. Prior to joining our Group in August 1995, he was the head of the quality control section at Taiwan Heysong Beverage Holdings Ltd. from 1979 to 1995. Mr. Lin was a director of Shanghai Society of Food Science. Mr. Lin was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Awards by the National Chung Hsing University in 2010.

Wen-Hsien Cheng

Mr. Cheng Wen-Hsien serves as Non-Executive Director of Want Want China Holdings Limited. He is our non-executive Director. He graduated from the Graduate School of Commerce of Waseda University with a master’s degree in commerce. Mr. Cheng joined our Group in August 2004. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Cheng worked at lzumi Securities in Japan and Cathay Trust Investment and Chinfon Bank in Taiwan, before being appointed as the vice president of Daiwa Securities SMBC-Cathay Co., Ltd. in Taiwan for almost 10 years. Mr. Cheng is the nephew of Mr. Tsai Eng-Meng and a cousin of Mr. Tsai Shao-Chung and Mr. Tsai Wang-Chia.

Haruo Maki

Mr. Maki Haruo serves as Non-Executive Director of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Mr. Maki is our non-executive Director. Mr. Maki is the president of ICCL, a listed company in Japan and one of the leading rice cracker producers in Japan as well as our technical cooperation partner. Mr. Maki graduated from Toyama National University with a bachelor’s degree. Mr. Maki joined ICCL in 1976 and has served ICCL for over 40 years, and was promoted to become its president in 1998. Mr. Maki joined our Group in May 2001. He is a director of Want Want Japan Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of the Company

Tien-Jen Hsieh

Mr. Hsieh Tien-Jen is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Hsieh graduated from National Taipei University Department of Law with a Master’s Degree. He was a lawyer at Ding & Ding Law Offices since 1988, until he established Hsieh, Chi & Hsieh Law Offices in 1991. Mr. Hsieh has been a partner of Hsieh, Chi & Hsieh Law Offices since its establishment. Mr. Hsieh has rich experience in commercial law related areas, including general contract, merger and acquisition, dissolution, liquidation and bankruptcy. He was a Maritime Law lecturer at Chung Yuan Christian University from 1993 to 2013. Mr. Hsieh joined the Consumer Education Foundation of Taiwan as a volunteer in 1995 and was the foundation chairman during 2008 to 2010. Mr. Hsieh is currently an independent director of China Television Company Limited and ceased to be an independent director of Union Insurance Company on 18 June 2019, each of which is a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation. Mr. Hsieh joined our Group in June 2018.

Kwok Ming Lee

Mr. Lee Kwok Ming is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Lee holds a Higher Diploma in Accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. Mr. Lee is currently an independent non-executive director of Lianhua Supermarket Holdings Co., Ltd. (a company listed on the HK Stock Exchange) and the chief financial officer of Stella International Holdings Limited (a company listed on the HK Stock Exchange). Mr. Lee has more than 30 years of financial management experience and extensive experience in corporate finance such as mergers and acquisitions. He assumed the position of chief financial officer in a number of listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr. Lee is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. Lee joined our Group in June 2018.

Chih-Chiang Pan

Mr. Pan Chih-Chiang is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a founding member, chief executive officer, director and responsible officer of Cypress Capital Hong Kong Limited. He has extensive global capital market experience in investment/wealth management industry, covering both institutional clients including public pension funds, sovereign funds, venture capital and private equity funds and insurance companies as well as ultra wealthy families. He started his career in 1997 as cash equity trader at Jardine Fleming Securities (Taiwan), and later worked for JPMorgan Asset Management Taiwan between 2003 and 2007 as the head of the institutional business division providing investment advisory service to public pension funds and corporate clients. Mr. Pan worked for Goldman Sachs (Hong Kong) between 2007 and 2013 as portfolio manager/advisor to ultra wealthy families and corporates. He is licensed to conduct Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management) Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission regulate activities. Mr. Pan holds a Bachelor Degree in Finance from the National Taiwan University and a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Kerwei Pei

Dr. Pei Kerwei serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Want Want China Holdings Limited. He graduated from Southern lllinois University with a master’s degree in accountancy and holds a doctorate degree in accounting from the University of North Texas. Dr. Pei is a full professor of accountancy at the School of Accountancy at the W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He was the Executive Dean of China Programs at W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, director of the W.P. Carey EMBA program in Shanghai, MiM Custom Corporate Program in China and the co-director of W.P. Carey DBA in Global Financial Management. Throughout his 30- year career at Arizona State University, Dr. Pei has held the positions of assistant professor, associate professor and professor. Dr. Pei has acted as a consultant for a number of multi-national companies, including Motorola Inc., Intel Corporation, Bank of America Corporation, Dial Corporation, Raytheon Company, Cisco Systems Inc. and Honeywell International Inc.. Dr. Pei is an external director of China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited (established by consolidation and restructuring of former Baosteel Group Corporation and Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation), the holding company of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange). He served as an independent director of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. from 2006 to 2012 and has been a director since April 2012. Dr. Pei is also an independent non-executive director of Zhong An Real Estate Limited, Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd., and MMG Limited, all being companies listed on the main board of the HK Stock Exchange. Dr. Pei is also an external director of China Merchants Group, a state-owned enterprise of People’s Republic of China and a major shareholder of a number of listed companies in Hong Kong and overseas. Dr. Pei is a member of American Accounting Association.

Ka Hock Toh

Mr. Toh Ka Hock serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Want Want China Holdings Limited. Mr. Toh holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. During the period from 1975 to 1990, Mr. Toh worked at various accounting firms in Sydney and Hong Kong. Mr. Toh joined the then Coopers and Lybrand, Singapore as a tax principal in 1990 and later served as the head of corporate tax. After Coopers and Lybrand merged with Pricewaterhouse to form PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mr. Toh was the leader for providing tax advice on mergers and acquisition transactions in Asia and the head of China Desk. Mr. Toh retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Singapore in July 2007 and joined our Group in November 2007. He was an independent commissioner of the Board of Commissions of PT. Gajah Tunggal Tbk (a company listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange) from 2016 to 2018