Chen Qiuhai (陈秋海), Executive Chairman and CEO
Mr Chen Qiuhai is our Executive Chairman and CEO, and the founder of our Group. He was appointed as a director of our Company on 8 February 2010. He is also the director of Wangcheng and Yuanwang. He is responsible for overseeing the overall management, operations and business strategy of our Group. Prior to the setting up of Wangcheng, he was a manager at Fujian Tourism Company Ltd from 1988 to 1998, and was responsible for the company's sales and liaisons. He was the chief representative of a Japanese company named Yamashiro-Nosan Co., Ltd. from 1994 to 1998 on a part-time basis, where he was responsible for negotiation, procurement, inspection and coordination with exporters of food products (mainly mushrooms and bamboo shoots) from PRC (Fujian and Shandong Provinces) to Japan.
Since the setting up of Wangcheng, he has received recognition for his contributions to Wangcheng, and was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award by the Communist Youth League Committee of Fujian Province in 2009. In 2010, he was appointed the Vice President of Fujian Province Green Food Association by the Fujian Association for Science and Technology and Fujian Province Green Food Association. In the same year, he was also made the Vice Chairman of the Fujian Province Edible Fungi Association. Chen Qiuhai graduated from Chinese People's Public Security University with a degree in Japanese language in 1988.
Chen Qisheng (陈琪昇), Executive Director
Chen Qisheng is our Executive Director and was appointed on 17 September 2010. He is also the director of Wangcheng and Yuanwang, Group Head of Production and Sales and head of sales department of Wangcheng. Chen Qisheng has over 10 years of experience in the agricultural and forestry related industries. He first joined Wangcheng in 2001 as an assistant manager, overseeing the procurement of raw materials, sales and production processes. From 2003 to 2006, he was the assistant general manager where he oversaw the warehouse and logistics. From 2006 to 2008, he oversaw the procurement of raw materials for Wangcheng. He was made the deputy general manager and head of production of Wangcheng in 2008. Prior to joining Wangcheng, he was a production assistant in Longyan Natural Tea Leaves Co., Ltd in 2001. From 1999 to 2000, he was a forestry officer at the Xinluo District Baisha Forest Station, responsible for the approval and inspection of afforestation. He graduated from Fujian Forestry School (Fujian Agricultural University), PRC in 1999 with a degree in forestry management.
Chang Feng-chang (张峰璋), Non-Executive Director
Chang Feng-chang is our Non-Executive Director and was appointed on 17 September 2010. From 2009 to 2010, he was a senior partner at Grant Thornton Zhonghua CPAs, where he oversaw the international client service, in particular assisting and advising Chinese clients on their global expansion. From 2000 to 2009, he was a partner at BDO Shanghai Zhonghua CPAs. He is also a Supervisory Board Member of Zhongde Waste Technology AG. Chang Feng-chang has been a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Taiwan since 2000, and a Certified Tax Agent since 2001. He graduated from The University of Missouri in 1994 with a Master of Science in Accounting.
Soh Beng Keng (苏明庆), Lead Independent Director
Soh Beng Keng is our Lead Independent Director and was appointed on 17 September 2010. In 1996, he became the director of finance of Heeton Management Pte. Ltd., and subsequently upon listing, he became the executive director of Heeton Holdings Limited. In 2005, he joined Kim Heng Marine & Oilfield Pte. Ltd., a Singapore company involved in marine and oil related industries, and served as their financial controller. In 2006, he joined Miclyn Offshore Pte. Ltd., a Singapore company involved in the business of owning and chartering of ships, and served as their financial controller. Soh Beng Keng was the chief financial officer of China Fashion Holdings Limited, a public listed company in Singapore from March 2007 to April 2009. Soh Beng Keng is the Lead Independent Director of Ziwo Holdings Ltd. and Sino Grandness Food Industry Group Limited. He is also the Independent Director of ISDN Holdings Limited and China Haida Ltd.. He is a full member of the Singapore Institute of Directors and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) from Nanyang University in 1979.
Sim Yong Chan (沈荣壮), Independent Director
Sim Yong Chan is our independent Director who was appointed on 17 September 2010. He is the Chairman of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees and a member of the audit Committee. He was an independent Director of Sinopipe Holdings Limited from 2005 to November 2011. He obtained his LL.B. (Hons) from the university of Singapore in 1972 and LL.M. from the National university of Singapore in 1991. He is a Fellow of the Singapore institute of arbitrators and a Fellow of the Singapore institute of Directors. He is a Consultant with RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP. Sim Yong Chan is the President of The Tanglin Club and the legal adviser to the Singapore Teochew Poit ip Huay Kuan.
Goi Kok Neng (魏国龙), Non-Executive Director
Goi Kok Neng is our Non-Executive Director and was appointed on 15 May 2013. He is Deputy Director, Overseas Sales of Hong Kong-listed Trigiant Group Ltd, a leading manufacturer of mobile telecommunications cables in the PRC, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to Trigiant, he was General Manager of Singapore-based Honjji Foods (2005) Pte Ltd from 2005 to 2009 where he was responsible for streamlining the operations. Mr Goi started his career with global frozen foods manufacturer TYJ Group in 1999 in various aspects of the business – namely sales, marketing and operations of TYJ Group's world-famous spring roll pastry and roti paratha. He is also a non-executive director of Serial System Ltd, a company listed on the SGX-ST.