Senior Management

  • CHU Lam Yiu

    The Chairman of the Board, CEO


    CHU Lam Yiu

    Ms. CHU Lam Yiu, the Chairman of the Board, CEO, Executive Director and the chairman of Nomination Committee of the Company, served as a member of the Board since March 2004. Ms. Chu is experienced in formulating strategies and making executive decisions on business operation, investments and market development. She was a member of the Fifth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Committee (Shenzhen, Guangdong province).

  • XIA Li Qun

    Vice Chairman of the Board, President


    XIA Li Qun

    Mr. XIA Li Qun, Vice Chairman of the Board, President, an Executive Director, and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company, has

     been a member of the Board since September 2006. Mr. Xia holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and is a certified accountant, certified tax specialist and certified appraiser in China.  Mr. Xia has over 20 years of financial and corporate management experience.  He previously worked in domestic accounting firms in China and was a senior management member of a foreign invested enterprise in China. Mr. Xia is currently the honorary chairman of the Shanghai Food Additive Trade Association.

  • LAM Ka Yu

    Executive Director


    LAM Ka Yu

    Mr. LAM Ka Yu, an executive Director of the Company (re-designated on 4 March 2016) , Mr. Lam joins the Company since November 2013 as the Non-executive Director of the Company. Mr. Lam in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. He is currently the managing director and legal representative of private company, which is principally engaged in e-commence business in China. Mr. Lam previously served as a director and the general manager of a company engaged in advertising media business and a director of a non-profit foundation in China.

  • POON Chiu Kwok

    Executive Director & Vice President


    POON Chiu Kwok

    Mr. POON Chiu Kwok, an Executive Director, Vice President and the Company Secretary of the Company, served as a member of the Board since March 2004. Mr. Poon was awarded the postgraduate diploma in laws by the University of London. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in laws and a Bachelor’s degree in business studies and a Master’s degree in international accounting. He is a fellow member of CPA Australia, the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (U.K.) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a member of its Professional Development Committee and Audit Committee. Mr. Poon has over 27 years of experience in regulatory affairs, investment banking, and listed companies management. 

  • ZHAO De Xu

    Vice President


    ZHAO De Xu

    Mr. ZHAO De Xu, aged 44, vice president, joined the Group since July2020. Mr. Zhao graduated from The Brandenburg University of Technology in Germany and holds a Master degree in information technology. He had worked in Germany. Mr. Zhao was selected as a member of China’s “Thousand Talents Plan” of Xinjiang Project and as an overseas high level talent of Jiangsu Province. He was named the “2012 China’s most valuable CIO” and China’s digital transformation leader in 2018 and 2019 and one project he participated was awarded the “First Class Award of Nanjing Enterprise Management Modernization Innovation Achievements”. Meanwhile, he also serves as an industry professor of Jiangsu Province and a postgraduate advisor of Jiangsu University. Before joining the Group, Mr. Zhao held executive position in a large diversified holding group. He has extensive experiences in the fields of corporate management, strategic and information management.

  • YUAN Xiao Qin

    President of Huabao Flavours & Fragrances Co.,Ltd.


    YUAN Xiao Qin

    Ms. YUAN Xiao Qin, the President of Huabao Flavours & Fragrances Co.Ltd., joined the Group since August 2006. Ms. Yuan holds an MBA degree and is a qualified engineer. Before joining the Group, Ms. Yuan served as executive in a Hong Kong listed state-owned enterprise. She has around 20 years of experience in senior management position. Ms. Yuan is currently the representative of the People’s Congress in Shantou City, Guangdong Province, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Chaoyang District, Shantou City and the vice president of the Federation of Industry and Commerce in Chaoyang District, Shantou City.

  • CHOY Man Fai

    Vice President of Huabao Flavours & Fragrances Co.,Ltd.


    CHOY Man Fai

    Mr. CHOY Man Fai, a Vice President of Huabao Flavours & Fragrances Co.Ltd., joined the Group since August 2006, he is responsible for marketing and sales of tobacco flavors. He holds a diploma of applied chemical technology of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Choy served as a  marketing  manager  in  a  number  of  world  renowned  flavors and fragrances companies. Mr. Choy has over 20 years of experience in flavors and fragrances marketing and management.

  • Alan Davies

    Chief Technical Officer of Tobacco Flavors


    Alan Davies

    Mr. Alan DAVIES, chief technical officer of tobacco flavors and general manager of Aromascape R&D Centre in Germany, joined the Group since February 2007. Mr. Davies holds a Higher National Diploma in food science of Grimsby College of Technology, UK. Mr. Davies served as a senior flavorist in charge of R&D and applications in a number of world renowned flavors and fragrances companies and  cigarette manufacturers, including BBA, Carreras Rothmans, Dragoco and Symrise. Mr. Davies has over 35 years of experience in tobacco flavors.

  • REN Miao

    Director of Huabao Flavours & Fragrances Co., Ltd.,


    REN Miao

    Mr. REN Miao, aged 40, a vice president of Huabao Flavours, joined the Group since September 2016. Mr. Ren graduated from Taiyuan University of Technology with a bachelor's degree in Machinery Design, Manufacturing and Automation. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Ren held several executive positions such as marketing director, vice president, etc. at various companies, and has extensive practical experience in marketing strategy management.

  • GAO Xu

    Director of Huabao Flavours & Fragrances Co., Ltd.,


    GAO Xu

    Mr. GAO Xu, aged 36, the president of Tobacco Raw Materials Business Division and general manager of the Company’s subsidiaries named – Shanghai Huabao Biological Technology Co., Ltd., Guangdong Jinye and Hunan Jishou Minzu Materials Co., Ltd joined the Group since April 2007. Mr. Gao holds a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Engineering from Nanjing University of Finance and Economics and a master’s degree in Food Science from Jiangnan University. Since joining the Group in 2007, Mr. Gao has held different positions, namely technician of tobacco flavour market service center, deputy general manager of Yunnan Tianhong Flavor and Fragrance Co., Ltd., assistant to the chairman of Guangdong Jinye, vice president of Tobacco Raw Materials Business Division and president of Tobacco Raw Materials Business Division. He has extensive operational and managerial experience in tobacco raw materials.