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WH Group (the “Group”) is the largest pork company in the world, with leading positions in China, the US and key markets in Europe. Our global platform integrates consolidated pork business chain including hog production, hog slaughtering and processing, packaged meats, as well as distribution of packaged meats and fresh pork, positioning us as the No.1 company in all of the key segments of the pork industry. WH Group owns subsidiary companies of Henan Shuanghui Investment & Development Co., Ltd. ("Shuanghui Development") (www.shuanghui.net), Asia's largest meat processing company, and Smithfield Foods, Inc. (www.smithfieldfoods.com), the biggest pork food company in the US. With our globally renowned brands, WH Group has a rich portfolio of products and a large market network. We also have an unrivalled advantage over our peers thanks to a globally integrated platform that realizes complementary resources and significant synergies. In 2017, WH Group recorded sales of US$22.379 billion.

WH Group’s business covers three main segments: packaged meat products, fresh pork, and hog production. Among them, the packaged meat products segment is the Group’s core business, representing 50% of total revenue and 75% of total operating profit. In addition, the Group also engages in ancillary businesses that support our primary business segments. In China, these mainly include manufacturing and sales of packaging materials, provision of logistics services, operating a chain of retail grocery stores, producing flavoring agents and natural casings, and biological pharmaceuticals. WH Group has been listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since 5 August, 2014 under the stock code 288, and was formally included in the Hang Seng Index as a constituent on 4 September, 2017.
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NUNZIATA Glenn T. - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Smithfield Foods

Mr. Nunziata has served as Smithfield’s executive vice president and chief financial officer since October 2015. As chief financial officer, Mr. Nunziata leads Smithfield’s finance, accounting treasury, risk management, human resources and IT functions and serves as Smithfield’s principal accounting officer. Prior to joining Smithfield, Mr. Nunziata served as a partner in assurance services at the multinational professional services firm of Ernst & Young LLP, having been with Ernst & Young for 19 years. He has extensive experience in finance, capital markets and operations analysis as well as in matters pertaining to internal controls and corporate governance.


Mr. Nunziata has been a certified public accountant in the State of New York, U.S., since March, 2000 and in the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S., since June 2005. He obtained his bachelor of science degree in business administration from James Madison University in May 1995 and his master of science degree in accounting from James Madison University in May 1996.

GUO Lijun - Executive Director, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Guo was appointed as an executive Director on December 31, 2013. He has also served as an executive vice president and the chief financial officer of the Company since April 2016. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. Prior to this, Mr. Guo was our 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. Mr. Guo worked as an accountant in the finance department of the Henan Luohe Meat Products Processing United Factor from June 1993 to March 1996. Mr. Guo was also the financial controller of Luohe Chinachem Shuanghui Packaging Industry Co., Ltd. and Luohe Chinachem Shuanghui Plastic Processing Co., Ltd. from April 1996 to February 2001. Mr. Guo held various positions in Shuanghui Group from March 2001 to August 2012, including serving as its deputy director, its director of the finance department and its chief financial officer. In addition, Mr. Guo was also the executive vice president of Shuanghui Development (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 000895 and our subsidiary) from August 2012 to October 2013.


Mr. Guo obtained his adult higher education diploma in financial accounting from Henan Radio and Television University in July 1994 and obtained the completion certificate for the master of business administration program of the Graduate School of Renmin University in December 2004. Mr. Guo received his assistant accountant certificate awarded by the PRC Ministry of Personnel in October 1994.

WAN Hongjian - Executive Director, Deputy Chairman and Vice President

Mr. Wan has served as a vice president of the Company since April 2016, and also has been appointed as an Executive Director of the Company since June 4th 2018 and the Deputy Chairman since August 14th 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.

WAN Long - Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wan was appointed as a Director on October 16, 2007 and has been the Chairman of our Board since November 26, 2010. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. He was designated as our executive Director on December 31, 2013 and has been the Company’s chief executive officer since October 2013. Mr. Wan has been the chairman of the board of Shuanghui Development (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 000895 and our subsidiary) since August 20, 2012. Mr. Wan joined Henan Luohe Meat Products Processing United Factory in May 1968 and became the general manager of the factory in 1984. Under Mr. Wan’s direction, our business has grown from a local state-owned enterprise in Henan Province into an international company with operations spanning various continents. Mr. Wan has over 40 years of experience in the meat processing industry. He was a representative of the Ninth to Twelfth China’s National People’s Congress in 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 and was appointed as an executive director of the China Meat Association from December 2006 to December 2011 and a senior consultant of the China Meat Association in 2001.


Mr. Wan received his professional certificate in business management from the Henan University of Animal Husbandry and Economy previously The Henan Business College in May 1991 and was awarded the senior economist professional qualification issued by the Henan Province Advanced Professional Titles Adjudication Committee (Economic Disciplines) in July 1999. Mr. Wan is the father of Mr. Wan Hongjian.

HUANG Ming - Independent Non-Executive Director

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 - Independent Non-Executive Director

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 - Independent Non-Executive Director

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.

 

LIU Songtao - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Shuanghui Development

Mr. Liu has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Shuanghui Development (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 000895 and our subsidiary) since December 2017 and is in charge of finance, information technology and finance company. He also has served in a number of finance-related management positions at Shuanghui Development and Shuanghui Group. Previously, Mr. Liu served as a director of the finance department of Shuanghui Group from May 2003 to August 2012, as a director of the finance department of Shuanghui Development Luohe Slaughter Factory from March 2003 to May 2003, and as a director of the finance department of Luohe Huayi Food Co., Ltd. from March 2002 to March 2003. Mr. Liu has served as the vice president of Shuanghui Development since August 2012.


Mr. Liu was awarded the bachelor’s degree of chrematistics by Henan University in July 2000.

QIAO Haili - Executive Vice President of Shuanghui Development

Ms. Qiao has served in various positions within the Group. She has been the vice president of the production and operations division of Shuanghui Development (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 000895 and our subsidiary) since November 2014, responsible for the production and operations work stream of Shuanghui Development and the quality control management of Shuanghui Development since November 2016. She also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. Ms. Qiao has served as the vice president and general manager of Shuanghui Development’s meat processing division from September 2012 to October 2014 and a deputy general manager of its meat product department from August 2009 to August 2012, where she has been primarily responsible for the general operation of meat products production. Ms. Qiao served as a deputy director of the hygiene inspection department and as a workshop manager of Shuanghui Group from August 1986 to September 1995. Ms. Qiao also served as a director of the hygiene inspection department and the third business division of Shuanghui Group from September 1995 to February 1998. In addition, Ms. Qiao served as the general manager in Luohe Shuanghui Canned Foods Company Limited from February 1998 to October 2004; as a director in Shuanghui Development from November 2001 to October 2004; and as the general manager in Shuanghui Development Meat Processing Division Factory from November 2004 to August 2009.


Ms. Qiao obtained her associate veterinarian degree from the Zhengzhou Junior College of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine in July 1986. She also obtained the completion certificate for the master of business administration program from the Graduate School of Renmin University in March 2005. Ms. Qiao received her qualified veterinarian certificate issued by the People’s Government of Luohe City in December 1998.

JIAO Shuge - Non-executive Director

Mr. Jiao was appointed as our Director on April 28, 2006 and as the deputy chairman of our Board on November 26, 2010,and has resigned as the deputy chairman with effect from August 14, 2018. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. He was designated as a nonexecutive Director on December 31, 2013. Mr. Jiao has been a director of Shuanghui Development (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 000895 and our subsidiary) since August 20, 2012. Mr. Jiao is also currently a director and managing partner of CDH China Management Company Limited. Mr. Jiao was a researcher in the China Aerospace Service and Technology Corporation from August 1989 to January 1995. He served as the vice general manager of the direct investment department of China International Capital Corporation Ltd. from December 1995 to August 2002. Mr. Jiao has a broad range of experience serving as directors of various listed companies, including as a non-executive director from February 18, 2004 to April 12, 2012 and as an independent non-executive director since April 12, 2012 of China Mengniu Dairy Co., Ltd. (a company listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code 02319). He also served as a non-executive director of China Yurun Food Group Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code 01068) from April 13, 2005 to September 22, 2012, a non-executive director of China Shanshui Cement Group Co., Ltd. (a company listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code 00691) from November 30, 2005 to May 16, 2014, a director of Joyoung Company Limited (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 002242) since September 12, 2007 and an independent non-executive director of China Southern Airlines Company Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code 1055) since June 2015.


Mr. Jiao graduated from Shandong University with a bachelor of mathematics in July 1986, and obtained his master’s degree in engineering from the No. 2 Research Institute of Ministry of Aeronautics and Astronautics of China in October 1989.

THAMODARAN Dhamu R. - Executive Vice President and Chief Commodity Hedging Officer of Smithfield Food

Mr. Thamodaran joined Smithfield in August 1995, and has served as Smithfield’s executive vice president and chief commodity hedging officer since July 2011. Since February 2016, he has held an additional title of chief strategy officer of Smithfield. He is responsible for hedging and mitigating commodity volatilities in the business, and heads the group for research and analysis in global economy and commodities of Smithfield. In addition, he is responsible for developing strategies to optimize Smithfield’s vertically integrated model. Dr. Thamodaran joined John Morrell & Co. in August 1990 as director of price risk management. He joined Smithfield as director of price risk management in August 1995, and was promoted to vice president of price risk management in May 1996 and to senior vice president and chief commodity hedging officer in June 2008. Prior to joining John Morrell & Co., he worked for five years at Farmland Industries.


Dr. Thamodaran obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Indiain 1978, his Master of Science degree in agricultural economics from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in India in 1980, and his Ph.D in economics from Iowa State University in U.S. in 1983.

SULLIVAN Kenneth Marc - Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Smithfield

Mr. Sullivan was appointed as an executive Director on January 22, 2016. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Smithfield (our indirect wholly owned subsidiary) since December 2015 and as a director of Smithfield since January 2016. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. He has served in various other positions with Smithfield since joining Smithfield in 2003, including vice president of internal audit from 2003 to 2007, vice president and chief accounting officer from 2007 to 2010, senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer from 2012 to 2013, executive vice president and chief financial officer from October 2013 to October 2015 and President and chief operating officer from October 2015 to December 2015. Mr. Sullivan 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. Prior to joining Smithfield, Mr. Sullivan spent 12 years at various large accounting and consulting firms.

Mr. Sullivan became a certified public accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia, U.S. in April 1993. Mr. Sullivan obtained his bachelor of science degree from the School of Business of the Virginia Commonwealth University in August 1988.

WANG Yufen - Vice President of Shuanghui Development

Ms.Wang has served as the vice president of Shuanghui Development (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code 000895 and our subsidiary), being in charge of technology research, since September 2012, and as the chief engineer of Shuanghui Development for over 18 years since March 1998. She also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. Ms. Wang has worked with the Group for over 26 years. Ms. Wang served in Henan Luohe Meat Products Processing United Factory Meat Product Branch from October 1987 to August 1991 as a technician, from August 1991 to September 1992 as a director, and from September 1992 to March 1993 as the deputy head. She was the institute director of Henan Luohe Meat Products Processing United Factory Food Institute from March 1993 to March 1998. Ms. Wang was a director of the technology center of Shuanghui Group from March 1998 to November 2001.


Ms. Wang completed her correspondence studies in food engineering in Zhengzhou University of Light Industry in June 1997, obtained her senior engineer of food research certificate issued by the People’s Government of Henan Province in May 2002 and also obtained the completion certificate for the master of business administration program from the Graduate School of Renmin University in March 2005.

MA Xiangjie - Executive Director and President of Shuanghui Development

Mr. Ma has been appointed as an executive Director of the Company since June 4,2018. He has also 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 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.

NOWAKOWSKI Dariusz - President of Smithfield Food's Europe Division

Mr. Nowakowski serves as the president of Smithfield’s Europe division and is responsible for all of Smithfield’s wholly owned investments in Europe, which comprise the majority of the International Division. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Nowakowski has been a president of Animex Sp. Z o.o., our wholly owned subsidiary, since June 2006. He worked in Canada and U.S. for 25 years and prior to joining Smithfield group in 2006 he worked for major Canadian and U.S. food corporations, including ConAgra Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.


Mr. Nowakowski received his Masters of Science degree in animal sciences from Krakow University of Agriculture in 1980 and his master’s of science degree in food science from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1986.

CHAU Ho - Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary

Mr. Chau has served as our Chief Legal Officer and as the Company Secretary since February 2014. He also holds directorships in various subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Chau was an assistant to the chairman in China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings Limited (now renamed China Huarong Energy Company Limited, listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code 01101) from April 2011 to January 2014 and as assistant to the chairman in Glorious Property Holdings Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code 00845) from March 2010 to March 2011. Mr. Chau has over 20 years of legal experience. He was an associate and subsequently a partner at the law firm Koo and Partners, which merged with the law firm Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker (now renamed Paul Hastings), from October 1994 to February 2010.

Mr. Chau received his bachelor of laws degree in November 1991 and the postgraduate certificate in laws in November 1992 from the City University of Hong Kong (formerly known as City Polytechnic of Hong Kong). In January 2003, he obtained his bachelor of laws degree from Tsinghua University. Mr. Chau has been qualified to practice as a solicitor in Hong Kong since August 1994 and has been a China-Appointed Attesting Officer since April 2006. He has also been qualified to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales since September 2008.

 

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Listed Date 04 Aug 2014

Address RM 7602B-7604A,
International Commerce Centre,
1 Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Telephone 2868 2828

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