is a founder of the Group. He was appointed as an Executive Director on 17 August 1999 and has become the Chairman of the Board since 28 April 2000. In his current capacity, he spearheads overall corporate development and strategic planning of the Company. Formerly, until January 2010, he also acted as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group. Mr. LI has almost 30 years of experience in the household paper industry and executive business management. He was honoured with the “Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 China”. Mr. LI is currently the Vice President of the Household Paper Professional Committee of the China Paper Association, Consultant to China Paper Industry Chamber of Commerce, a member of Jiangmen Political Consultative Committee and Honorary President of Jiangmen Federation of Industry and Commerce. Mr. LI graduated from the Business Administration program of Guangdong Radio and Television University.
Ms. YU Yi FangVice Chairman
is a co-founder of the Group. Ms. YU was appointed as an Executive Director on 1 February 2000 and further appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Board in January 2010 responsible for strategic development. Ms. YU was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of the Group. She has almost 30 years of corporate administration and financial management experience in China’s household paper industry. Ms. YU graduated from the Accounting Program of Guangdong Radio and Television University.
Mr. Johann Christoph MICHALSKIChief Executive Officer
was appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 1 October 2015. Before acting as an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, Mr. MICHALSKI had acted as a Non-Executive Director of the Group since 2008. He has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles in business development and strategy, consumer marketing and product innovation in the consumer goods industry. Mr. MICHALSKI had been the President of SCA Global Hygiene Category overseeing the global marketing and Research and Development and the President of SCA’s Asia Pacific business unit based in Shanghai, China. Prior to joining SCA, he had held a number of senior management positions in a New Zealand dairy group, Fonterra, as well as a global FMCG company, Unilever. Mr. MICHALSKI has a master’s degree in Economics from Kiel University, Germany.
Ms. LI Jielin KarenDeputy Chief Executive Officer, President - North Asia & CHO
was appointed as Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 1 October 2015. Currently, Ms. LI is also the Chief Human Resources Officer and President, North Asia. Ms. LI joined the Company in 2012 as the Managing Director of Vinda Household Paper (Australia) Limited and the Business Development Manager of the Company, has been responsible for overseas business development. She was the Group’s Chief Strategy Officer and the managing director of Vinda Household Paper (Australia) Limited since November 2014. Prior to joining the Group, she worked in Orient Capital in Australia as a Client Relations Manager of Southeast Asia Division and subsequently as a Client Relations Manager of Asia Division. Ms. LI graduated from Macquarie University in 2008 with combined bachelor degrees in Accounting and Business Administration.
Mr. DONG Yi PingChief Technology Officer -Mainland China
was appointed as an Executive Director on 1 February 2000. Mr. DONG joined Vinda Paper (Guangdong) Company Limited in 1992. Mr. DONG has over 20 years of experience in equipment operations and safety, quality control, and research and development. Prior to joining the Group, he held several positions in two other paper manufacturing companies. Mr. DONG graduated from the Paper Manufacturing program of Tianjin University of Science and Technology (previously Tianjin Institute of Light Industry) in 1991 with a master’s degree in Engineering.
Mr. Jan Christer JOHANSSONVice Chairman
was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2014 and as the Vice Chairman of the Board on 1 January 2015. Mr. JOHANSSON was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SCA, from 2007 to February 2015. Prior to joining SCA, from 2001 to 2007, Mr. JOHANSSON was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boliden AB, a metals company with core competence in the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling. In 2001, Mr. JOHANSSON served as the President of Network Operations in Telia AB. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. JOHANSSON was the Executive Vice President of Vattenfall and, before that from 1990, the Business Area President of Svenska Shell. Mr. JOHANSSON has taken up professional roles like General Counsel in Shell International Petroleum, Svenska Shell and Lycksele and Sunne district courts from 1983 to 1990. Mr. JOHANSSON is the Chairman of Suominen Oy and Organoclick AB. Mr. JOHANSSON has a master’s degree in Laws from Stockholm University, Sweden.
Mr. Carl Magnus GROTHNon-Executive Director
was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 July 2015. Mr. GROTH is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Essity Aktiebolag (publ) (“Essity”), a leading global hygiene and health company, dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Essity is the Company’s controlling shareholder and is a company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Before that Mr. GROTH was the President and Chief Executive Officer of SCA. Mr. GROTH joined SCA in 2011 as President, SCA Consumer Goods Europe (a business unit of SCA). Mr. GROTH also has extensive experience among other things as Chief Executive Officer of Studsvik AB, a company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Senior Vice President of Vattenfall AB. Mr. GROTH received a master of Science in Economics and Business from the Stockholm School of Economics and a master of Science in Avionics and Naval Technology from Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Mr. Carl Fredrik Stenson RYSTEDTNon-Executive Director
was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2017. He had been the alternate director to Mr. Ulf Olof Lennart SODERSTROM from 18 April 2016 to 28 February 2017. Mr. RYSTEDT is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, which dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Before that Mr. RYSTEDT was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SCA from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining SCA, from 2008 to 2012, Mr. RYSTEDT was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nordea Bank AB (publ) and the Country Senior Executive of Nordea Sweden. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. RYSTEDT was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Electrolux Group. Mr. RYSTEDT was the Chief Financial Officer of Sapa Group from 2000 to 2001 and was the head of business development of Sapa Group from 1998 to 1999. He is a Director (ined) in Vattenfall AB since 2017. Mr. RYSTEDT has a master of Science in Business and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
Mr. CHIA Yen OnIndependent Non-Executive Director
was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 12 October 2015. Mr. CHIA was a Director of the Company from January 2001 to June 2007 and is the Chairman of STS Limited since 1992. He served as a Committee Member of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Gold User Committee in 2017. In 2018, Mr. CHIA was appointed as a member of the University of Sydney’s Alumni Council. Mr. CHIA was the Investment Commissioner, Greater China to the Australian Consulate, Hong Kong from 1992 to 2003. Mr. CHIA has over 30 years of experience in management and sales with major multinational corporations. He provided consulting service for the Australian Federal Government for 12 years and has experience in over 100 merger and acquisition deals. Mr. CHIA graduated from University of Sydney with Bachelor of Science degree and has a Master of Science degree from University of New South Wales.
Ms. LEE Hsiao-yun AnnIndependent Non-Executive Director
was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 31 March 2018. Ms. LEE is currently the Partner of Triumph Capital International Pte. Ltd., a private company incorporated in Singapore, which is principally engaged in Family Office type of activities, including assets management, family wealth planning and succession. Ms. LEE was Managing Director and Head of Relationship Management for Greater China of Standard Chartered Bank (HK) from 2015 to 2016. Ms. LEE has extensive experience in private banking and wealth management. She joined Société Générale Group in 1997 as Head for Private Banking – Greater China of Société Générale Bank & Trust (HK). From 2007 to 2008, she was Head of Private Banking and from 2008 to 2013, CEO Private Banking of Société Générale (China) Limited. From 2013 to 2014, Ms. LEE was CEO Wealth Management and Board Executive Director of Société Générale (China) Limited. Before joining Société Générale Group, Ms. LEE worked for various banks. She was Director, Heading Taiwan Marketing of Credit Lyonnais, Private Banking (HK) from 1994 to 1997. Ms. LEE graduated from University of West Florida, USA with a bachelor degree in Science – Management and has obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Hartford, USA.
Mr. TSUI King FaiIndependent Non-Executive Director
was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 19 June 2007. Mr. TSUI has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance and investment management, particularly in investments in the PRC. He worked for two of the Big Four audit firms in the United States and Hong Kong and served in various public listed companies in Hong Kong in a senior capacity. Mr. TSUI is currently acting as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lippo Limited, Lippo China Resources Limited, Hongkong Chinese Limited, China Aoyuan Property Group Limited and Newton Resources Ltd, all listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He was a Director and Senior Consultant of WAG Worldsec Corporate Finance Limited, a registered financial services company in Hong Kong. He graduated from the University of Houston, Texas, the United States and holds a master of Science in Accountancy degree and a bachelor of Business Administration degree with first class honors. Mr. TSUI is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. WONG Kwai Huen, AlbertIndependent Non-Executive Director
BBS, JP., was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 September 2014. Mr. WONG holds a bachelor of arts degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a bachelor of laws degree from the University of London. He is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. He is a China-Appointed Attesting Officer. Mr. WONG is currently the independent non-executive director of Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited, China Oilfield Services Limited and NWS Holdings Limited, all listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. He has been the managing partner of the China region for 15 years in two international law firms. Since 2011 Mr. WONG has been appointed as board member of the Airport Authority Hong Kong, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation and the Competition Committee.? He is the Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.? He is currently one of the deputy chairman of Hong Kong Inland Revenue Board of Review, chairman of Hong Kong Copyright Tribunal, former president of the Law Society of Hong Kong and Inter Pacific Bar Association and council member of Hong Kong Institute of Director. He is the Honorary Adviser of the Financial Reporting Council and Hong Kong Business Accountants Association. Mr. WONG holds the posts of honorary lecturer, external examiner, Adjunct Professor and Professor of Practice in the University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Hang Seng Management College and Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
Mr. Gert Mikael SCHMIDTAlternate Director
was appointed as the Alternate Director to Mr. JOHANSSON and Mr. GROTH on 1 January 2014. Mr. SCHMIDT is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Essity. Before that, Mr. SCHMIDT was the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of SCA. He has extensive experience from being Director of the Board in companies around the world. Mr. SCHMIDT joined SCA in 1992 as Assistant General Counsel and has experience among other things as Vice President and General Counsel of SCA Packaging in Belgium and SCA Forest Products in Sweden respectively from 1994 to 2012. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. SCHMIDT held different positions in the legal profession. He has a master’s degree in Laws from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Mr. Herve Stephane ROSEAlternate Director
was appointed as an Alternate Director to Mr. RYSTEDT on 26 October 2017. Mr. ROSE is the Vice President of Business Development of Global Hygiene Supply Personal Care in Essity. He has over 32 years of experience in supply chain and management. Prior to his role in Essity, Mr. ROSE held various positions in the global and regional supply chain as well as in commercial regional management areas in SCA. Mr. ROSE also gained experience by working in Renault and Nestle. Mr. ROSE holds two engineering degrees in mechanical and automation processes from ParisTech University and an MBA from ISG Paris University. He is the president and founder of the management development association in Munich Germany.
Mr. ZHANG Jian JasonDeputy Chief Executive Officer
Mr. ZHANG joined the Group in 1992. He has served as a Manager in the production, marketing, and procurement departments, and Deputy General Manager, General Manager, Chief Operating Officer and President, mainland China. Mr. ZHANG is the Vice President of Guangdong Paper Association. He graduated from Wuyi University in Electronic Technology.
Ms. TAN Yi Yi VickyChief Financial Officer & Company Secretary
Ms. TAN began her career in audit in one of the Big Four international accountancy firms. After that, Ms. TAN pursued her career in various public enterprises and gained extensive experience in finance and listing work. She joined the Company in 2012 and has served as the Director of Corporate Finance, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. Ms. TAN holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and an MBA from the University of Hong Kong. Ms. TAN is also a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom.
Mr. HU Yong JinPresident, Mainland China
He joined the Group in October 1998 and served sequentially as a branch Manager as well as the Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Group and the Executive Vice President (sales of southern region) and Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing of the Group. Mr. HU graduated from Anhui Institute of Technology in 1996 as a bachelor majoring in Automobile Design and Manufacturing.
Mr. Richard SUChief Procurement Officer
responsible for the centralized material procurement of the Group. He joined the Group in 1999 as assistant to the CEO, the Director of Purchase and the Deputy Chief Operating Officer sequentially. He has over 25 years of experience in sourcing and trade management. Mr. SU obtained his bachelor’s degree in Trade Economics from Renmin University of China in 1983.
Ms. WANG Bo AnnaChief Operating Officer — Mainland China
Ms. WANG joined the Group in 1997 and has served as the General Manager of the quality control and development division, Plant Manager and Regional Chief Operating Officer. She has extensive experience in production management. Ms. WANG is the Executive Vice President of Guangdong Technical Association of Paper Industry. Ms. WANG holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Processing of Forest Products from the Beijing Forestry University and a master’s degree in Engineering from the South China University of Technology.
Mr. TANG Hai Tang TomMarketing President, Mainland China
He joined the Group in August 1995 and served as branch Deputy General Manager, Marketing Director and Executive Vice President (marketing & media) and Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing of the Group etc. Mr. TANG graduated from South China University of Technology in Biochemistry in 1994.
Ms. SU Ting NeePresident — South East Asia
Ms. SU joined SCA in 1999 and has assumed numerous senior management roles in extensive areas across the company. Ms. SU was initially responsible for quality and R&D management, and later took on the regional role of Business Strategy Director in 2006. From 2010, she served as Commercial Director for markets including Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia. Ms. SU was appointed to Vice President of South East Asia in 2014, and has been instrumental in shaping the continued growth and development of the company’s business in South East Asia over the last 16 years. Prior to SCA, Ms. SU worked for several years in production management. Ms. SU holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Management, and bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, both from the Oklahoma State University, United States.
Ms. ZHAO Xiao Yu YvonneVice President of Human Resources
Ms. ZHAO graduated from Jinan University in Guangzhou in Statistics in 1999 and joined the Group in November of the same year. She has served as EVP of Human Resources and Deputy Head of Administration Department of the Group.
Ms. ZHANG Cui Ling LindaDirector of the Internal Control Department
Ms. ZHANG graduated from Guangdong Mechanical College in industrial management engineering with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, and holds an MBA degree of Wuhan University of Technology. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She joined the Group in July 1991 and has served as the branch Manager of finance, purchasing logistics, quality control, and administration departments.