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Board of Directors

Zhao Chichun 赵池春 


Mr. Zhao Chichun is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company. He was appointed as a Director of the Company with effect from Completion (as defined in the Company’s circular to shareholders dated 31 March 2021) (i.e. 3 July 2021) by the Company’s shareholders at a special general meeting held on 6 May 2021 and was appointed as the CEO of the Company with effect from 7 July 2023. 


Mr. Zhao is responsible for the overall business direction and strategy of the Company and its subsidiaries. He also oversees the Company's sales and marketing functions, as well as investor relations, and is a Director of the Company’s subsidiary, Chibi Shenshan Xingnong Agriculture Technology Co., Ltd. (”Xingnong Agriculture”).


From September 1992 to March 2008, Mr. Zhao held sales and marketing positions in various industries which include real estate development, fashion and software development. He founded 北京宽用软件科技有限公司 (Beijing Kuansoft Tech Ltd), a software development company, in March 2008 and was its CEO till January 2011. From February 2011 to July 2021, Mr. Zhao was the vice president of 思念食品控股有限公司 (Synear Food Holdings Ltd) and was responsible for overseeing the investments, mergers and acquisitions of Synear Food Holdings Ltd. 


Mr. Zhao graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Henan University in 1991 and a Master of Business Administration from Ottawa University, Ontario, Canada in 2003.

Zhou, Liyang 周礼阳


Mr. Zhou, Liyang was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 7 July 2023. He joined the Company’s subsidiary, Xingnong Agriculture since 2018 and currently serves as the Executive General Manager. During his tenure, he had held positions as the Executive Deputy General Manager, Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Operations.


Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zhou served in the Henan Provincial Fire Brigade of the People's Armed Police from 1996 to 2018, where he held positions as a Staff Officer and Chief of Staff.


Mr. Zhou oversees the daily operations and business development of the Group. He is also the Legal Representative of Xingnong Agriculture.


Mr. Zhou graduated from Zhengzhou University of Technology in 1996 with a Bachelor's Degree in Architectural Engineering.

Huo Lei 霍雷


Mr. Huo Lei was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 1 September 2014 and was last re-elected on 30 October 2020. He was subsequently re-designated as a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of the Company upon Completion (as defined in the Company’s circular to shareholders dated 31 March 2021) (i.e. 3 July 2021).


Mr. Huo joined Henan Trump Dragon Siwu Wine Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company prior to the Proposed Transactions (as defined in the Company’s circular to shareholders dated 31 March 2021) in September 2005 as its assistant president, and was responsible for the general administration matters and personnel management of the subsidiary. Mr. Huo was appointed as the general manager of the Company in February 2008 to August 2014. 


From March 2000 to September 2003, Mr. Huo was a manager in 河南省农业综合开发广泰科技有限公司 (Henan Province Agriculture Development Guangtai Technology Co., Ltd.), which is a state-owned agriculture company. From September 2003 to September 2005, he was a manager in the corporate management department of 河南省新世家置业有限公司 (Henan Province Xinshijia Property Development Co., Ltd.), a property development firm, and was responsible for general administration matters and personnel management. 


Mr. Huo graduated from 郑州工业大学 (Zhengzhou University of Technology) with a Diploma in Electric System Automation in July 2000 and from the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University, Shaanxi Province, with a Master in Business Administration in June 2013.

Zhang Lei 张蕾


Ms. Zhang Lei was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 2 October 2021. 


Ms. Zhang is also a member of the Audit, Nominating and Remuneration Committees of the Company. 


Ms. Zhang has extensive experience in horticulture and botany, specialising in the research of kiwifruit breeding and cultivation techniques. Since 2010, Ms. Zhang had been involved in the research of kiwifruit breeding and cultivation techniques in the Institute of Fruit & Tea, Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences (the “Institute”). Ms. Zhang is currently an Associate Professor of the Institute. She is also a member of a nine-person team executing a nationwide initiative to drive innovation with the aim of supporting the modernisation of agricultural practices in the PRC, focusing on kiwifruit cultivation techniques in Hubei Province.


Ms. Zhang graduated from Shandong Agricultural University with Bachelor’s Degree in English and Bachelor’s Degree in Horticultural. Ms. Zhang also obtained her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Botany from Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010.

Yeo Teck Chuan 杨德泉


Mr. Yeo Teck Chuan was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 2 December 2021. 


Mr. Yeo is also the Chairman of the Nominating Committee and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company. 


Mr. Yeo is a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Certified Internal Auditor and ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant. He is currently a Partner (Advisory) of SBA Stone Forest Corporate Advisory (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Legal Representative of Shangrao Jie Jian Advisory Co., Ltd. and director of YSH Advisory Pte. Ltd. and YSH Advisory II Pte. Ltd.  In addition, Mr. Yeo is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for other listed companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, namely Legion Consortium Limited and Republic Healthcare Limited.


Mr. Yeo graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Degree in Accountancy.

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