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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Of Directors

Xie Ming
Executive Chairman

Xie Ming is our Executive Chairman and was last re-elected as a Director on 29 April 2016. She worked for specialty chemical companies and a research institute in the USA for 13 years prior to joining Anchun, first as an analytical chemist in the Health & Science Center of Louisiana State University, the research laboratory of INVISTA and then as a Sr. Chemist for Champion Technologies.

Xie Ming earned her EMBA from Rice University, USA in May 2013. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Specialty Chemical Engineering from Jiangsu Institute of Petrochemical and Chemical Engineering, China and a Master degree in Science from Department of Chemistry, University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA.

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Xie Ming<br>Executive Chairman

Zheng Zhi Zhong
Executive Director and CEO 

Zheng Zhi Zhong is our Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and was last re-elected as a Director on 28 April 2017. He is currently the Legal Representative of Hunan Anchun. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience working in the industry and gained expertise in the areas of chemical engineering process design and programming, instrumentation and control system, information management, project management, reactor manufacture, marketing and sales.

Zheng Zhi Zhong started his career with Hunan Anchun in 1993 as a Process Technology Programmer. Leveraging on his computer science knowledge, he worked closely with chemical engineers to develop the first generation computation software for Anchun’s key technologies. His main contribution includes the process design and programming of “IIIJ D Type Adiabatic Inner-cooling Split-flow Internals of Ammonia Synthesis Reactor” and “Process and Application of Syn-gas Purification Alcohol-Hydrocarbon Technology”, which won the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honours). Zheng Zhi Zhong is a certified Senior Engineer. He assumed the roles of IT Manager, Project Manager, Assistant General Manager and Deputy Manager in the past 20 years with Hunan Anchun. Zheng Zhi Zhong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Technology from Shenyang Industrial University.

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Zheng Zhi Zhong<div>Executive Director and CEO </div>

Dai Feng Yu
Executive Director

Dai Feng Yu is our Executive Director and was last re-elected on 26 April 2018. She is responsible for overall R&D including provision of basic supporting technologies, initiating new R&D projects and management of the company’s proprietary intellectual property rights. Dai Feng Yu has more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry. Between 1988 and 1993, she was a R&D staff in Changsha Chromic Salts Factory responsible for catalysts quality improvement and new product development.

Between 1993 and 1998, she was head of the laboratory of Anchun Energy Saving and was responsible for the research and development of catalysts as well as the introduction of catalysts to the market. In 1998, when operations of Anchun Energy Saving ceased and Hunan Anchun was established, she remained head of the laboratory of Hunan Anchun and was subsequently promoted to deputy general manager to be in charge of the overall R&D matters and management of Hunan Anchun’s proprietary intellectual property rights in 2002. Dai Feng Yu holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial catalyst from East China University of Science and Technology (formerly known as the East China Institute of Chemical Technology). She was qualified as a registered senior engineer in 2001. The significant awards that Dai Feng Yu has won include the 2003 National Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honours) by the State Council in 2004, the Excellent Engineering Consultancy Award (2nd-highest honours) by the China Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Survey and Design Association in 2006 and the Outstanding Individual of Hunan Province contributed to scientific and technological progress by the Economic Committee of Hunan Province in 2008.

 

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Dai Feng Yu<div>Executive Director</div>

Xie Ding Zhong 
Non-Executive Director and Founder 

Xie Ding Zhong is our Founder, Non-Executive Director, and member of the Remuneration Committee & Nominating Committee, and was last re-elected as a Director on 26 April 2018. He has accumulated more than 40 years of experience in the chemical industry. Between 1961 and 1974, Xie Ding Zhong was a lecturer in the chemical engineering faculty of Hunan University. From 1975 to 1976, he was an technician in Dongting Nitrogen Fertiliser Factory.

Between 1976 and 1993, he was the chief engineer in Fertiliser Industry Company of Hunan Province, where he took charge of the production, R&D and system design of the small-sized nitrogen fertiliser manufacturers and provided solutions to technological problems as well as promoted technical innovation in Hunan Province. Between 1993 and 1998, he was the legal representative and general manager cum general engineer of Anchun Energy Saving in charge of the overall operations and management. In 1998, when operations of Anchun Energy Saving ceased, he set up Hunan Anchun with our founding management team and then employees to carry on the business, and he has since then been the legal representative and general manager cum general engineer responsible for directing the strategic directions and growth of Hunan Anchun. Xie Ding Zhong graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Hunan University in 1961. In November 1999, he was qualified as a registered senior engineer (research fellow), which is the highest rank of engineers in the PRC. He is a committee member of various national specialist committees in the chemical industry, such as China Nitrogen Fertiliser Industry Association and China Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Survey and Design Association, etc. He has won numerous awards at the national, provincial and city levels in recognition of his achievements and contribution to the chemical industry. The significant awards that Xie Ding Zhong had won include the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honours) by the National Science and Technology Committee of PRC in 1995, and the 2003 National Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honours) by the State Council in 2004, which is regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in the PRC in recognition of achievement and contribution to scientific and technological progress. In addition, in recognition of his contributions towards the development of engineering technology in the PRC, he has been entitled to a special subsidy granted by the State Council since 1991. 

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Xie Ding Zhong <br>Non-Executive
Director and Founder 

Lee Gee Aik
Lead Independent Director

Lee Gee Aik is our Lead Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and member of the Nominating Committee. He was last re-elected on 28 April 2017. He is a practising accountant who started his career as an auditor with KPMG Singapore. Mr Lee was seconded to KPMG USA Executive Office located in Manhattan, New York for 2 years in 1986. He was the regional controller of Omni Marco Polo Hotels, Singapore from 1993 to 1998. Mr Lee has over 38 years of extensive and varied experience in accounting, tax and financial matters.

Mr Lee is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. He also obtained a Master of Business Administration from The Henley Management College, United Kingdom. He has been appointed by the Minister of Health to serve as Lay Person member of the Complaints Panel of the Singapore Pharmacy Council. He is currently an Independent Director of Astaka Holdings Limited, SHS Holdings Limited and Uni-Asia Holdings Limited. He formerly served on the board of Ley Choon Group Holdings Limited, Leader Environmental Technologies Limited, LHN Limited and International Healthway Corporation Limited.

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Lee Gee Aik<div>Lead Independent Director</div>

Tan Min-Li
Independent Director

Tan Min-Li is our Independent Director, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nominating Committee & Audit Committee, and was last re-elected as a Director on 29 April 2016. She is currently a partner at Colin Ng & Partners LLP, a firm of advocates and solicitors in Singapore, and has over 15 years of experience in the legal profession. Tan Min-Li has considerable experience in the areas of initial public offerings, regional investments, corporate restructuring, cross border joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions in the region. She regularly advises on Singapore Exchange compliance and corporate governance issues.

Tan Min-Li heads the Corporate Finance Practice Group, Greater China Practice Group and Japan Focus Group at Colin Ng & Partners LLP. Her principal areas of practice are in corporate and financial services with particular emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in Singapore and the region. Prior to joining Colin Ng & Partners LLP in 2003, she was a partner with KhattarWong, a firm of advocates and solicitors in Singapore, and had also held other positions at other law firms since graduation. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Laws from University College London, University of London, and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1992. She currently also serves as Independent Director of Union Steel Holdings Limited and Ocean Sky International Limited.

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Tan Min-Li<div>Independent Director</div>

Andrew Bek
Independent Director

Andrew Bek is our Independent Director, and member of the Audit Committee, and was last re-elected on 28 April 2017. Andrew Bek started his career in Arthur Andersen & Co and was there from 1988 to 1997.

He was later attached to a steel manufacturing company as the Accounts Manager from 1997 to 1998. He then joined Ernst & Young Malaysia from 1999 to 2007. He is an Investment Director at OneEquity SG Private Limited since 2007. He was formerly a Director of China Environment Ltd.

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Andrew Bek<div>Independent Director</div>

Yang Chun Sheng
Independent Director

Yang Chun Sheng is our Independent Director, Chairman of the Nominating Committee & member of the Remuneration Committee, and was last re-elected as a Director on 26 April 2018. Mr Yang is a Registered Senior Engineer (Research Fellow) - the highest rank of engineers in the PRC. He is currently the consultant of the China Nitrogen Fertiliser Industry Association and the President of Shandong Chemical Fertiliser Industry Association. 

He was previously the President of Shandong Province Chemical Planning & Design Institute, Deputy Chief Engineer of Shandong Province Petrochemical Industry Department, Chief Engineer of Shandong Province Chemical Fertiliser Industry Company and General Manager of Shandong Province Chemical Fertiliser Industry Corporation.

As part of his role in the industry associations, Yang Chun Sheng proactively guides fertiliser enterprises on industrial upgrading and technological innovation activities, as well as hastens science and technology development in domestic coal gasification and the promotion and application of its related technologies. He led and also participated in the planning, standards drafting, policy review for the fertiliser industry, as well as provide advice on how to better develop the industry.

Yang Chun Sheng was awarded the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honours) in December 1998 and the Scientific and Technological Progress Award (3rd-highest honours) by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation in October 2011. He regularly contributes professional articles relating to fertiliser industrial policies, technical progress and business management on national newspapers, periodicals and business networks.

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Yang Chun Sheng<div>Independent Director</div>

He Ming Yang
Independent Director

He Ming Yang is our Independent Director, and was appointed to our Group on 1 January 2019. He is the Professor of the School of Petrochemical Engineering at Changzhou University from July 2006 to present, Dean of the School of Petrochemical Engineering at Changzhou University from March 2010 to April 2017 and Deputy Director of Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Catalytic Materials and Technology from July 2013 to present.

Mr He researched on Synthesis, structure, properties and application of ion exchange polymer catalyses, Fine chemicals cleaning production processes and technologies and Clean environment and energy-related metal-organic framework material (MOF). The project Mr He Ming Yang researched was awarded the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honors) in 2006.And he has been entitled to a special subsidy granted by the State Council since 2008. He regularly contributes professional articles on national newspapers, periodicals and publications. He has also get many patents.

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He Ming Yang<br>Independent Director

Key Management

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Li Chun Yang
Head of Sales & Marketing Department

Li Chun Yang is our Head of Sales and Marketing Department responsible for our Group’s sales and marketing and maintenance of customer relationships. Li Chun Yang has almost 40 years of experience in the chemical industry. Between 1970 and 1972, he worked in Hunan Hengnan County Nitrogen Fertiliser Factory.

 After which, he pursued his Bachelor’s degree in Hunan University and graduated in 1975. Thereafter, he was engineer and head of workshop of Hunan Hengnan County Nitrogen Fertiliser Factory between 1975 and 1984 and later held the same position in Hunan Hengyang City Nitrogen Fertiliser Factory between 1984 and 1987, where he was responsible for the overall production activities. Between 1987 and 1993, he worked in Hunan Fertiliser Industry Company, a state-owned company which was delegated to manage the provincial fertiliser industry and he was responsible for provision of management advice and technical support to laggard fertiliser companies in Hunan Province. In 1993, he was the deputy general manager of Anchun Energy Saving responsible for sales and marketing, customer services and maintenance of customer relationships. In 1998, when operations of Anchun Energy Saving ceased and Hunan Anchun was established, he joined Hunan Anchun and has since then focused on the sales and marketing, maintenance of customer relationships and human resources of Hunan Anchun.

Li Chun Yang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Hunan University. He was qualified as a registered senior engineer in 1994 and a certified chemical engineer in 2004. The significant awards that Li Chun Yang has won include the National Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honours) by the National Science and Technology Committee of PRC in 1995 and 2003 National Scientific and technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honours) by the State Council in 2004, the outstanding Individual contributing to Nitrogen Fertiliser Industry in 1998 by the Ministry of Chemical Industry of the PRC, and the Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2nd-highest honours) by China Petroleum and Chemical Industries Association in 2002.

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 Li Juan
Finance Controller

Li Juan is our Financial Controller and was appointed to our Group on 16 May 2017. She is responsible for our Group and the subsidiary’s overall finance management. She has over 5 years of finance experience. She worked as the GL Supervisor in corporations for more than 3 years since 2014. She has experience in accounting, tax, financing management and internal control.

Li Juan holds a China Certified Public Accountant certificate, and also US Certified Management Accountant certificate.

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