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China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd (2319.HK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lang Chen

53 2019 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Minfang Lu

50 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Shuge Jiao

53 2012 Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Ping Zhang

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Zhaoxu Zhang

45 2018 Vice President of Human Resources

Fei Gao

41 2018 Vice President

Yongping Wen

44 2018 Vice President, General Manager - Chilled products business

Jiejun Zhao

42 2018 Assistant Vice President, General Manager - Milk sources business department

Weizu Yu

52 2018 Vice President - Research & Development

Wai Cheong Kwok

46 2007 Financial Controller, Company Secretary

Fanjie Meng

55 2019 Executive Director

Yan Luo

57 2017 Vice President - New Business Division

Zhigang Yang

46 2018 Vice President - Safety and Quality Management

Yong Zhang

42 2018 Vice President - Strategic Management

Pascal De Petrini

59 2017 Non-Executive Director

Tim Jorgensen

54 2016 Non-Executive Director

Gensheng Niu

61 2011 Non-Executive Director

Julian Wolhardt

45 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ka Chi Yau

61 2016 Independent Non-Executive Director

Xiaoya Zhang

56 2009 Independent Non-Executive Director

Williow Wu

2019 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Lang Chen

Mr. Chen Lang is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is currently a vice president of COFCO Corporation and the chairman of COFCO WOMAI.COM Investment Limited ), a non-executive director and the chairman of the board of China Foods Limited (a company listed in Hong Kong), and a director and the chairman of the board of each of COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages Limited and COFCO Beverages (China) Investment Limited, both of which are non-wholly owned subsidiaries of China Foods Limited. Mr. Chen is also currently an executive director and the chairman of the board of directors of China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited (a company listed in Hong Kong), a vice chairman of the board of directors and a member of strategy committee of Shanxi Xinghuacun Fen Wine Factory Co., Limited (a company listed in Shanghai), a director of CRH (Beer) Limited, a director and the chairman of the board of directors of China Resources Enterprise, Limited and the chairman of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Investment Co., Ltd.. Prior to joining COFCO Corporation, Mr. Chen was the executive vice president of China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited until April 2019. In the past, Mr. Chen had also served as a director of China Resources Company Limited (formerly known as China Resources National Corporation), the chief executive of China Resources Vanguard Co., Ltd., the chairman of each of China Resources Ng Fung Limited and China Resources C’estbon Beverage (China) Investment Co., Ltd. and a vice chairman and the chief executive officer of China Resources Logic Limited (now renamed as China Resources Gas Group Limited). Mr. Chen is currently the visiting professor of Anhui University, China. Mr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Anhui University, China and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of San Francisco, USA.

Minfang Lu

Mr. Minfang Lu is an Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Lu is the chairman and a non-executive director of Yashili International Holdings Ltd (“Yashili”), a subsidiary of the Company listed on the Stock Exchange. He was the chief executive officer and executive director of Yashili before his appointment as chairman of the board of directors of Yashili. Mr. Lu is also an authorized representative of Yashili as well as a director of each of following subsidiaries of Yashili, namely Yashili International Ltd., Yashili International Group Limited, Newou International Co., Limited and Scient International Group Limited. Mr. Lu has been the Vice President (Greater China) of Danone Early Life Nutrition Greater China and has been with the Danone Group and Dumex Baby Food Co. Ltd. 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 approximately 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 7 years. Mr. Lu 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.

Shuge Jiao

Mr. Jiao Shuge (alias Jiao Zhen) is an Independent Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. Mr. Jiao joined the Group in September 2002 and is currently a director and managing partner of CDH China Management Company Limited. Mr. Jiao received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Shandong University and a master’s degree in engineering from the No.2 Research Institute of Ministry of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Currently, Mr. Jiao also serves as a non-executive director and deputy chairman of WH Group Limited, a company listed in Hong Kong, a director of Joyoung Company Limited and a director of Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co., Ltd., both companies listed in Shenzhen. Mr. Jiao was a non-executive director of China Yurun Food Group Limited, a company listed in Hong Kong, from 13 April 2005 to 22 September 2012 and a non-executive director of China Shanshui Cement Group Limited, a company listed in Hong Kong, from 30 November 2005 to 16 May 2014.

Ping Zhang

Mr. Zhang Ping is the Chief Financial Officer of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. He joined the Group as the vice president (finance) of Inner Mongolia Mengniu since May 2014. Mr. Zhang, who joined the Group in 2014, is currently the chief financial officer of the Group. He has over 24 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 worked in Swire Beverages group companies as the manager of the internal audit and system development, the finance director, the general manager of its bottler manufacturing company and the chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing Holdings Limited.

Zhaoxu Zhang

Mr. Zhaoxu Zhang is Vice President - Human Resources of the company. He graduated from the Southeast University and Tianjin University and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree in management respectively. Mr. Zhang had worked for various Fortune Global 500 enterprises between 1996 and 2012, holding management roles in human resources. In 2013, he joined China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd as general manager of the human resources centre of City Developments Group. He joined Glaxosmithkline (China) Investment Co. Ltd as human resources director of consumer healthcare products business (China region) in 2015.

Fei Gao

Mr. Gao Fei is Vice President of the Company. Mr. Gao, joined Mengniu when it was established in 1999, and successively held the positions of regional manager, center manager, sales director and general manager of sales department and contributed to the rapid growth of the market share of Mengniu. Mr. Gao has abundant practical experience in the sales, marketing and promotion of dairy products. In 2016, he was appointed as the assistant vice president of the UHT business division. He is currently responsible for the operation management system of the core business of the Group. Mr. Gao obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Shandong University, then an Executive Master in Business Administration degree from Tsinghua University.

Yongping Wen

Mr. Yongping Wen is Vice President of the company and General Manager of its chilled products business department. Mr. Wen graduated from the Inner Mongolia Agricultural University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Food Engineering. Mr. Wen once served as the general manager of production direction centre, operations assistant vice president and milk sources vice president in the Group, and is experienced in production and operations management and milk sources management. Mr. Wen was a non-executive director of China Modern Dairy, a company listed in Hong Kong, until January 2019.

Jiejun Zhao

Mr. Jiejun Zhao is Assistant Vice President and General Manager of the milk sources business department. Mr. Zhao graduated from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics with a postgraduate qualification. Mr. Zhao has served successively as greater regional sales manager, sales director, general manager of operation and general manager of planning and logistics of the Group. Mr. Zhao has 18 years of experience in dairy industry, with extensive experiences in sales management of ice cream and liquid milk, as well as capabilities of total-chain conceptualization for supply chain management. He is visionary with keen market insight towards dairy industry in China. Mr. Zhao is also a non-executive director of China Modern Dairy, a listed company in Hong Kong.

Weizu Yu

Mr. Weizu Yu is Vice President - Research and Development and innovation of the company. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and Seton Hall University in the United States, and obtained a Doctoral Degree in Food Science and Master’s Degree in Business Administration respectively. Mr. Yu joined the Shanghai Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences after graduation from Fudan University in 1986; and he worked as a scientist and research and development director in companies like PepsiCo Group, Dupont, Kraft, etc. in the United States from 1994 to 2009; he joined BIMBO as vice president of research and development in 2009; he was selected as the distinguished expert of the Thousand Talents Plan and joined COFCO as chief scientist of Nutrition Health Research Institute in 2012; he joined Ingredion Group as the vice president of research and development in 2014.

Wai Cheong Kwok

Mr. Kwok Wai Cheong, CPA is the Financial Controller, Company Secretary of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. He joined the Group in May 2007. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Kwok was the financial controller of a Hong Kong Main Board listed company and he also served in an international accounting firm. Mr. Kwok graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. Mr. Kwok is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Fanjie Meng

Mr. Meng Fanjie is Executive Director of the Company. He previously worked as the General Manager of Shenyang Xiangxue Flour Co., Ltd., the Assistant to the General Manager and then as the Deputy General Manager of the Wheat Processing Department, the General Manager of COFCO’s Project Management Department, the General Manager of COFCO Chengdu Industrial Park, the Deputy General Manager of China Grain & Logistics Corporation, the Deputy General Manager of COFCO Trading Corporation and the Deputy Director of COFCO Group’s Party-mass Work Department (in charge of the daily work). Mr. Meng graduated from Tsinghua University with a Master’s Degree in electronic magnetics and microwave technology.

Yan Luo

Mr. Yan Luo is Vice President - New Business Division of the company. Mr. Luo graduated from the China Textile University and Fudan University, and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Textile Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration respectively. Mr. Luo joined General Mills China as national sales director in 1999; he held the position of vice president (Greater China) in 2008 and was responsible for overseeing Wanchai Ferry Business Department in the Greater China region and sales in China region. In 2013, Mr. Luo took up the role of global business director of Haagen-Dazs at General Mills Minnesota Headquarters. He continued to be the vice president (Greater China) of General Mills in 2014, and was responsible for sales in China Region, as well as the retail and food and beverage business department of Haagen-Dazs.

Zhigang Yang

Mr. Zhigang Yang is Vice President - Safety and Quality Management of the company. He graduated from the Huazhong Agricultural University and Central China Normal University, and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Technology and Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Economics respectively. Mr. Yang joined the Hubei Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau as deputy section manager, section manager and deputy director of the office in 1995; and he joined the registration and administration department of Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China as researcher, department head and vice inspector in 2002; he joined COFCO as general manager and vice director of the quality and safety management department, vice director of the audit and legal risk control department in 2013.

Yong Zhang

Mr. Yong Zhang is Vice President - Strategic Management of the company. Mr. Zhang graduated from Nanjing University and Duke University in the United States and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration respectively. Mr. Zhang joined P&G company as assistant brand manager of its marketing department in 1996; he joined Reckitt Benckiser (China) Co. Ltd. as marketing manager in 2000 while joining Boston Consulting Group as project manager in 2006; in 2010, he worked as the strategic executive director of Greater China region upon joining Starbucks Corporate Management Company Limited and he joined Booz & Company in 2010 as director of Greater China region; he joined McKinsey & Company as global vice managing partner in 2014; in 2015, he joined Sanpower Group as vice president.

Pascal De Petrini

Mr. Pascal De Petrini is an Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is currently Senior Vice President, Non-Executive Chairman Asia at Danone. Mr. De Petrini has been working as senior management in the food and beverage industry for more than 30 years. His experience covers the full range of businesses, including sales and purchase, factory management, supply chain, among others. Mr. De Petrini joined Danone in 1984 and worked in France in the areas of project management, factory demand and supply planning, and sales as business development director and strategic committee member. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. De Petrini was the general manager of Danone’s biscuits business in China. Mr. De Petrini returned to Paris in 2002 to work in the headquarters of Danone as General Manager of Themis (global SAP program roll-out) until 2004. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. De Petrini worked in Indonesia as general manager of Aqua, a bottled water company of Danone. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. De Petrini worked as vice president of Danone’s waters business in Asia Pacific and was responsible for the water and beverage business in China, Indonesia and New Zealand. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. De Petrini worked as vice president of Danone’s early life nutrition business in Asia Pacific and was responsible for ten countries in the region, including China. In 2011, Mr. De Petrini joined Fraser & Neave Ltd, a listing company engaged in the food and beverage business across the Asia Pacific region, as Chief Executive Officer until 2013, when he joined the Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd as managing director of its businesses in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa. In 2015, Mr. De Petrini returned to Danone as Executive Vice President of Strategic Resource Cycles until shifting to his current role in 2017. He is also the chairman of Danone Ecosystem Fund and the board of Livelihood Fund for Family Farming, two important social innovation funds created by Danone.

Tim Jorgensen

Mr. Tim Orting Jorgensen is Non-Executive Director of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. He graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 1991 with a Master of Economics degree, specialising in international strategy and marketing. He joined Arla Foods Amba in 1991 and has held several management positions within Arla Foods Amba’s international business group, including a three-year position in the Middle East and a three-year position in Brazil. In 2005, he became the business group director for Arla Foods Amba's Danish division and in 2007, he was appointed as executive vice president, with the overall responsibility for Arla Foods Amba's international activities outside Scandinavia and the United Kingdom. Since 2010, Mr. Jorgensen has also been a director of Mengniu Arla (Inner Mongolia) Dairy Products Co., Ltd., a Mengniu-Arla joint venture engaging in the principal activities of manufacture and sale of dairy products. In 2012, he was appointed to lead Arla Foods Amba's newly established German/Dutch business group, with the objective of establishing Arla Foods Amba as a dairy company in Germany through mergers and acquisitions. Throughout his 25 years in Arla, Mr. Jørgensen has acquired extensive management experience within international sales, brand building, supply chain efficiency and general management.

Gensheng Niu

Mr. Niu Gensheng serves as Non-Executive Director of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. He is a non-executive director of the Company, one of the members in the team founding Yili Group, the founder of Inner Mongolia Mengniu and the founder of Laoniu Foundation. Mr. Niu graduated from Inner Mongolia University with a degree in Administration and Management and obtained a Master’s degree in Enterprise Management from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Graduate School. With his extensive experience and insights in China’s dairy industry, Mr. Niu enjoys a high reputation in the industry. In 2007, Mr. Niu was elected as one of “China’s Most Influential Business Leaders” for the fifth consecutive year, and was honoured the “2007 Hong Kong Bauhinia Award.” Mr. Niu is devoted to charity. He was on the list of “China’s Top 10 Philanthropists” published by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the PRC in 2007 and ranked third in the “2007 Hurun Top 10 for Charity”, and received the first and only “Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award” presented by the “China Philanthropists List” in 2010.

Julian Wolhardt

Mr. Julian Juul Wolhardt, CPA, is Independent Non-Executive Director of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. Mr. Wolhardt is currently the chief executive officer of DCP Advisors, Limited focusing on private equity transactions in the Greater China region. Mr. Wolhardt was previously with KKR Asia Limited and Morgan Stanley responsible for private equity business in China. Mr. Wolhardt is a certified public accountant and certified management accountant and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in the United States. Mr. Wolhardt currently serves as a non-executive director of China Modern Dairy and a non-executive director of COFCO Meat Holdings Limited, both companies listed in Hong Kong. He is now also a director of Fujian Sunner Development Co., Ltd, a company listed in Shenzhen, and an independent director of Niu Technologies, a company listed on NASDAQ. He was an independent non-executive director of China Cord Blood Corporation, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from April 2012 to May 2015.

Ka Chi Yau

Mr. Yau Ka Chi is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Yau has over 30 years of professional accounting experience including 20 years in serving China enterprises. He had worked for Ernst & Young for over 20 years in its Hong Kong, Toronto and Beijing offices with primary focus on providing professional services in accounting and audit, initial public offering, and corporate restructuring before retiring in September 2015. During his professional career with Ernst & Young, Mr. Yau was appointed as the Professional Practice Director of Greater China from July 2007 to June 2009, the Assurance Leader for Northern China Region from July 2010 to June 2014, the Oil & Gas Industry Leader of Greater China from May 2012 to June 2015 and the Assurance Leader of the Energy & Resources Markets Segment of Greater China from July 2013 to June 2015. Mr. Yau is currently an independent non-executive director of Yihai International Holding Ltd. and China Power International Development Limited, both companies listed in Hong Kong. Mr. Yau holds a professional diploma in company secretaryship and administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Xiaoya Zhang

Mr. Zhang Xiaoya is an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. Mr. Zhang is a graduate of the Shandong University and the school of management at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is a senior engineer. He is currently the chairman of Zhong Ding Dairy Farming Co., Ltd, as well as the chairman of Beijing Xindajiading Investment Limited Company, an independent director of New Focus Auto Tech Holdings Limited, an independent director of Syswin Inc. and Guangzhou Zhujiang Digital Group. Mr. Zhang previously served as a director and president of AirMedia, a company listed on NASDAQ, and the chairman of Unibank Media.

Williow Wu