Board of directors

Dr. Wang Shaodong
Non-Executive Chairman

Dr. Wang was the chief executive officer of Shenzhen Xinyong Fanglue Investment Management Company Limited mainly responsible for identifying projects for private equity investments and execution of merger and acquisition projects. Since May 2013, Dr. Wang has worked as the chief executive officer for China Bright Stone Investment Management Group Limited which is a leading investment company specialized in fund management, financial advisory and direct investment in listed or non-listed companies in the PRC. From 1991 to 1994, Dr Wang worked as an associate professor and professor in the Chongqing University of the PRC. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Wang was a doctorate supervisor (instructing professor) at Economics at Shandong University of the PRC. Dr. Wang obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Wuhan University of Technology and Master of Science Degree from Chongqing University in 1982 and 1987 respectively, and the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London in 1995. Dr. Wang is also an executive director of Synertone Communications Ltd, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code - HK1613).

Chong Cha Hwa ("Brandson")
Finance Director

Mr Chong has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance, servicing private and publicly listed companies in Hong Kong and the Southern Asia region. He is currently a non-executive director of China Shanshui Investment Company Limited and has previously held directorships of companies including China Mining Resources Group Limited, RCG Holdings Limited and Ding He Mining Holdings Limited (all HKSE listed).

Mr Chong graduated in 1991 from the University of Science, Malaysia with a diploma majoring in Finance. Mr Chong is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.


Li Xianzhi
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Li Xianzhi is the Chief Executive of the Group and is primarily responsible for Group's overall strategies, planning and business development. He has more than 20 year's experience in the seafood industry and founded Yantai Kanwa in 1999. He graduated in 1991 from the Yantai University of International Business and economics with a diploma majoring in International Trading.


Richard Sweet
Non-Executive Director

Mr Sweet has over 25 years' experience in the retail industry, primarily in the clothing sector. He initially worked for Selfridges plc and then worked for over 20 years at Marks and Spencer plc up until 2009, with 10 years in buying and merchandising, and with extensive experience of procurement from China and the Far East. Mr Sweet was Head of International Franchise for Marks and Spencer and managed franchised stores across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Mr Sweet was Managing Director of Marks and Spencer China, where he was responsible for leading the market analysis and entry strategy for the group in China and this led him to live in Shanghai for 3 years.

Mr Sweet was the Managing Director for the commercial arm of the UK charity Shelter where he was responsible for their trading activities and manages over 120 stores in the UK. Mr Sweet is currently Commercial Director for the Museum of London based in the City.

Mr Sweet was previously a Non-Executive Director of AIM listed Camkids Group plc.


Jonathan Quirk
Senior Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Quirk has over 40 years of experience in the financial services sector. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Jonathan previously held positions at Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank in their capital markets divisions. In 1997 Jonathan became a Founding Director of Cairnsea Investments Ltd, an investment company, where for the last 15 years he has specialised in investing in quoted and unquoted small companies, particularly in the financial and natural resources sectors and more recently has focused on China.

Jonathan was previously a Non-Executive Director of AIM quoted BlueRock Diamonds plc and Tri-Star plc.



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