Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wan was appointed Chairman of our Board in November 2010, Chief Executive Officer in October 2013 and Executive Director in December 2013. In addition, he has been the Chairman of the board of Shuanghui Development since August 2012. Mr. Wan is responsible for formulating the business strategies and making major corporate and operational decisions of the Company and ensure the Board's effective performance of its function.
Mr. Wan joined Luohe Meat Products Processing United Factory in 1968 and became the General Manager of the factory in 1984. Under his direction, the business has grown from a local state-owned enterprise in Henan province into an international company with operations spanning various continents. He has over 40 years of experience in the meat processing industry. Mr. Wan is the father of Mr. Wan Hongjian.
Non-executive Director and Deputy Chairman
Mr. Jiao was appointed as Director in April 2006 and as the Deputy Chairman of the Board in November 2010. He was designated as a Non-Executive Director in December 2013. He participates in formulating the Company's corporate and business strategies. Mr. Jiao has also been a Director of Shuanghui Development since August 2012.
Executive Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Guo was appointed as an Executive Director in December 2013. He has also served as an executive vice president and the chief financial officer of WH Group since April 2016 and holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. Prior to this, he was the deputy chief executive officer from October 2013 to January 2014, and a vice president and the chief financial officer of the Company from January 2014 to March 2016. Mr. Guo has over 20 years of experience overseeing the financial operations of various companies within the Group.
Mr. Zhang was appointed as an Executive Director in December 2013. He was the President of Shuanghui Development between August 2012 and August 2015. He is responsible for developing and implementing Shuanghui Development's strategies, making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of Shuanghui Development, and acting as the main point of communication between Shuanghui Development's corporate operations and Shuanghui Development's board of directors.
Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Smithfield
Mr. Sullivan has served as president and chief executive officer of Smithfield since December 2015 and as a director of Smithfield since January 2016. Prior to the position he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Smithfield Foods. He has expertise in corporate strategy and finance, capital markets, operations analysis and organizational leadership and possesses in-depth knowledge of the Group's U.S. and international business segments. Mr. Sullivan joined Smithfield Foods as vice president of internal audit in 2003 after 12 years at large public accounting and consulting firms. He has served the company in various other positions later including vice president and chief accounting officer from 2007 to 2010, vice president of finance and chief accounting officer from 2010 to 2013, and vice president and chief financial officer from 2013 to 2015.
Executive Director, President of Shuanghui Development
Mr. You has served as director and president of Shuanghui Development since August 2015, after serving the company in various positons, including vice president and general manager of the meat products division of Shuanghui Development from November 2014 to August 2015, and the general manager of Henan Luohe Shuanghui Industry Group Co., Ltd. (an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company) from July 2007 to November 2014. He has been appointed as a director of Shuanghui Group since January 2014.
Mr. Huang was appointed as one of our independent non-executive Directors on July 16, 2014. He has been a professor of finance with tenure at Cornell University since July 2005, and has been a chair professor of finance at China Europe International Business School since July 2010. Mr. Huang is also an independent non-executive director and non-executive director of several companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
LEE Conway Kong Wai
Mr. Lee was appointed as one of our independent non-executive Directors in on July 16, 2014 . Mr. Lee has extensive experience as an independent non-executive director of listed companies and currently serves as an independent non-executive director of several companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Lee has been appointed as a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference of Hunan Province in China since 2008.
LAU Jin Tin Don
Mr. Lau was appointed as one of our independent non-executive Directors on July 16, 2014. Mr. Lau obtained a master's degree in applied finance from Macquarie University.