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Guanglin Lai, Executive Chairman of the Board

 

Mr. Guanglin Lai has served as the chairman of our board of directors since June 2007 and executive chairman since March 2013. Mr. Lai also served as our co-chief executive officer from September 2007 to June 2008 and as our chief executive officer from November 2008 to September 2009. Mr. Lai has extensive experience in investments, acquisitions and operation management, and has established many other enterprises in China, Hong Kong and internationally, in particular, animation, logistics and transportation, pharmaceutical sectors, taking a leading role in strategic planning and business development in his investment portfolio. Mr. Lai is the chairman and executive director of the board of directors, the chairman and a member of nomination committee and a member of remuneration committee of Softpower International Limited (Formerly known as China Pipe Group Limited), a Hong Kong listed company, which is a leading provider to the construction sector offering a wide range of pipe related products, services and solutions to the constructors, designers, consultants and government agencies in Hong Kong and Macau. Mr. Lai was appointed as the chairman of the board of directors of PGG Wrightson Limited, a company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, in October 2013 and has served as a director since December 2009. Mr. Lai also serves as the vice-chairman of the Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce in China and the vice-chairman of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand. Mr. Lai holds a master of business administration in finance from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is a fellow certified public accountant in Australia. Mr. Lai is a Fellow of Monash University and also the member of Global Advisory Council of Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University.

 

 

Lee Joo Hai, Independent Director

 

Mr. Joo Hai Lee has served as our independent director since November 2008 and a member of our audit committee since January 2009. Mr. Lee has around 34 years of experience in accounting and auditing. Mr. Lee joined BDO Patrick Tay & Partners/BDO International Singapore (now known as BDO LLP) in 1983 and became a partner there in 1986 and retired in February 2013. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Singapore, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Singapore and Hong Kong Institutes of Directors.
 

Sean Shao, Independent Director

 

Mr. Sean Shao has served as our independent director since November 2008, chairman of our compensation committee from November 2008 to March 2010 and chairman of our corporate governance and nominating committee since March 2010. Mr. Sean Shao currently serves as (i) independent director and Chairman of the audit committee of 21Vianet Group, Inc., a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider listed on NASDAQ since August 2015; Trina Solar Limited, an integrated solar-power products manufacturer and solar system developer listed on the NYSE, since January 2015; Jumei International Holding Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since May 2014; LightInTheBox Holdings Co. Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since June 2013 and UTStarcom Holdings Corp., a provider of broadband equipment and solutions listed on NASDAQ since October 2012, (ii) independent director and chairman of the audit and compensation committees of China Biologic Products, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company listed on NASDAQ since July 2008. He served as the chief financial officer of Trina Solar Limited from 2006 to 2008. In addition, Mr. Shao served from 2004 to 2006 as the chief financial officer of ChinaEdu Corporation, an educational service provider, and of Watchdata Technologies Ltd., a Chinese security software company. Prior to that, Mr. Shao worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. for approximately a decade. Mr. Shao received his master’s degree in health care administration from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree in art from East China Normal University in 1982. Mr. Shao is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
 

Wah Kwong Tsang, Independent Director

 

Mr. Wah Kwong Tsang has served as our independent director and the chairman of our audit committee since August 2011, the chairman of the compensation committee since November 2013, and member of nomination committee since October 2012. Mr. Tsang is a former partner of Hong Kong and China firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers and has over 30 years of professional experience in auditing listed and unlisted companies and providing supports for initial public offerings and acquisition transactions. Currently, Mr. Tsang is an independent non-executive director of a number of companies listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange, including China Animation Characters Company Limited, China Merchant China Direct Investments Limited, Ping An Securities Group (Holdings) Limited, Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Ltd and TK Group (Holdings) Limited. Mr. Tsang is also a director of PGW. Mr. Tsang was an independent non-executive director of PanAsialum Holdings Company Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from January 2013 to January 2016. Mr. Tsang is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK.
 

 

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