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.
Executive Director, Deputy Chairman and Vice President
Mr. Wan has served as a vice president of the Company since April 2016 and has been appointed as the Deputy Chairman with effect from August 14, 2018. He is responsible for the international trading business of the Group. Previously, Mr. Wan served as a cooked food workshop worker at Henan Luohe Meat Products Processing United Factory from October 1990 to December 1991, as a sales officer in the Beijing sales office of Shuanghui Group from January 1992 to October 1993, as a deputy director of the foreign trading department of Shuanghui Group from November 1993 to September 2010, as deputy general manager of Rotary Vortex in charge of international trading business from February 2012 to October 2013 and as a director of international trading department of the Company from November 2015 to March 2016. Mr. Wan graduated from Henan Radio and Television University with an associate degree in commercial business management in July 1990. He is the son of Mr. Wan Long.
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.
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 and President of Shuanghui Development
Mr. Ma has served as the president of Shuanghui Development (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 000895 and our subsidiary) since December 26, 2017. Previously, he served as the vice president of Shuanghui Development and the general manager of its fresh food division from August 25, 2012 to December 25, 2017. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Ma has over 21 years of work experience with the Group. Mr. Ma was the deputy director of Shuanghui Development in charge of the production of fresh meat products department from September 2008 to September 2010. He also served as the general manager of the integrated business department of Shuanghui Group from September 2010 to April 2012. In addition, he has worked as the director of Shuanghui Development Ingredients Factory since May 2001; as a general manager of Luohe Shineway Haiying Seasoning Food Co., Ltd. since August 2003; as a general manager of Luohe Tianrui Biochemicals Co., Ltd. since April 2004; as a managing director of Luohe Shuanghui Food Sales Co., Ltd. since October 26, 2012; as a director of Fuxin Shuanghui Meat Processing Co., Ltd. since February 22, 2013; as a director of Heilongjiang Baoquanling Shuanghui Beidahuang Food Co., Ltd. since February 22, 2013 and as a director of Shaanxi Shuanghui Food Co., Ltd. since November 19, 2013. He graduated from the faculty of storage and processing of agricultural products from the Henan Agricultural University in July 1996, obtained the completion certificate for the master of business administration program of the Graduate School of Renmin University (中國人民大學研究生院) in March 2005 and received his master's degree in food engineering from the Northwest A&F University in June 2010. In addition, Mr. Ma obtained his qualification as an engineer of light industries issued by the People's Government of Luohe City in June 2003.
Mr. Jiao was appointed as Director in April 2006 and as the Deputy Chairman of the Board in November 2010 and has resigned as the deputy chairman with effect from August 14, 2018. 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.
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.
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.