Mr. LI Chao WangChairman

is a founder of the Group, responsible for overall corporate development and strategic planning of the Group. He was appointed as an Executive Director on 17 August 1999 and has become Chairman of the Board since 28 April 2000. Formerly, until January 2010, he also acted as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group. Mr. LI has almost 30 years of experience in 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 a member of the Guangdong Political Consultative Committee, Vice President of the Household Paper Professional Committee of the China Paper Association, consultant to China Paper Industry Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Guangdong Federation of Industry & Commerce and 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 an Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer on 1 October 2015. Mr. MICHALSKI had acted as a Non-Executive Director of the Group since 2008. Prior to his current role, Mr. MICHALSKI was the President of SCA Global Hygiene Category responsible for the global marketing and R&D division of SCA from 19 April 2011. Mr. MICHALSKI also served as the President of SCA’s Asia Pacific business unit based in Shanghai, China from April 2008. Before that, Mr. MICHALSKI served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning in SCA Headquarters. Before joining SCA, he has held a number of senior management positions in a New Zealand dairy group, Fonterra, as well as a global FMCG company, Unilever,  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 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 an Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer on 1 October 2015. Currently, Ms. LI is also Chief Human Resources Officer and the President - North Asia overseeing Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea markets. Ms. LI joined Vinda in 2012 as the Managing Director of Vinda Household Paper (Australia) Limited and as the Business Development Manager of Vinda International Holdings Limited, responsible for overseas business development. She became the Group’s Chief Strategy Officer and the Managing Director of Vinda Household Paper (Australia) Limited in November 2014. Prior to joining Vinda, she had worked for Orient Capital in Australia as the Client Relations Manager of the South-East Asia Division and subsequently as the Client Relations Manager of the Asia Division. Ms. LI graduated from Macquarie University in 2008 with combined bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Business Administration. Ms. LI is the daughter of Mr. LI Chao Wang.

Mr. DONG Yi PingChief Technology Officer -Mainland China

was appointed as an Executive Director on 1 February 2000. He is also the Chief Technology Officer - Mainland China. Mr. DONG joined Vinda Paper (Guangdong) Company Limited in 1992. Mr. DONG has over 20 years of experience in equipment operations, safety and quality control, and research and development. Prior to joining the Group, he had worked for 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) with a master’s degree in Engineering in 1991. 

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 CEO of SCA from 2007 to February 2015. Prior to joining SCA, from 2001 to 2007, Mr. JOHANSSON was the President and CEO of Boliden AB, a metals company focusing on 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 had 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 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 CEO of SCA. Mr. GROTH joined SCA in 2011 as President, SCA Consumer Goods Europe (a business unit of SCA). Prior to joining SCA, Mr. GROTH served as CEO 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. Mr. RYSTEDT 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 SCA. He joined SCA in 2014 and was the head of SCA’s group function finance. 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 PLC. Mr. RYSTEDT was the Chief Financial Officer of Sapa UK Limited from 2000 to 2001 and was the head of business development of Sapa UK Limited from 1998 to 1999. Mr. RYSTEDT has a bachelor degree in Finance and Accounting from the Stockholm School of Economics.

 

Mr. CHIA Yen OnIndependent Non-Executive Director

was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 16 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 was the Investment Commissioner, Greater China to the Australian Consulate, Hong Kong from 1992 to 2003. Mr. CHIA has over 30 years 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.

 

Mr. KAM RobertIndependent Non-Executive Director

was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 19 June 2007. Mr. KAM started his career with one of the Big Four international accounting firms and is currently a partner of a chartered accountancy firm, Kam & Beadman, based in Sydney, Australia. He has many years of experience in providing audit, tax and accounting services, including public company statutory audits, information systems audits and internal audits. Mr. KAM is currently a non-executive director of Jiashili Group Limited. Mr. KAM graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia. Mr. KAM is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Registered Auditor in New South Wales, Australia and a Registered Auditor of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Mr. KAM is also a Justice of the Peace in the State of New South Wales in Australia.

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. 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, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore. He is a China-Appointed Attesting Officer. Mr. WONG is currently the independent non-executive director of China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd., PICC Asset Management Co., Ltd., Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited and China Oilfield Services Limited. He has been the managing partner of the China region for 15 years in two international law firms. Prior to that he worked for the Lands Department, Department of Justice and Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR Government for 10 years in total. Since 2011 Mr. WONG has been appointed as board member of the Hong Kong International Airport Authority, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation and the Competition Committee. He is the Honorary Chairman of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. He is presently 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 Associations 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 SCA. Before that, Mr. SCHMIDT was the Vice President and General Counsel of SCA Packaging in Belgium and SCA Forest Products in Sweden respectively from 1994 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. SCHMIDT was the Assistant General Counsel of SCA from 1992 to 1994. 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. Ulf Olof Lennart SODERSTROMAlternative Director

was appointed as the alternate Director of Mr. Carl Fredrik Stenson RYSTEDT on 1 March 2017. Mr. SODERSTROM had been a Non-Executive Director of the Company from 31 March 2011 to 28 February 2017. Mr. SODERSTROM is Senior Vice President Strategic Projects of SCA and prior to that he was the President of SCA Asia Pacific based in Shanghai, China. He joined SCA in 2009 as a Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, responsible for IT, acquisitions, business intelligence and sustainability. He has many years of experience in executive positions. Prior to joining SCA, he served Boliden (a leading European metals company) as the President of Business Area Market responsible for marketing and sales, strategy process, market analysis and corporate communication. His background also includes serving in senior positions at, among other companies, Scania and Forcenergy. Mr. SODERSTROM graduated from the department of economics at the University of Stockholm and received a master of Business Administration degree from Stockholm School of Economics.

Mr. ZHANG Jian JasonDeputy Chief Executive Officer

Joined Vinda in 1992. He has served as a Manager in the production, marketing, and procurement departments, and Deputy Manager, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. 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

is Chief Financial Office and Company Secretary of the Company.  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. Richard SUChief Procurement Officer

Joined Vinda Paper Group in 1999 as assistant to the CEO and has since held positions of Director of Purchase and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. 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. ZHANG Cui Ling LindaDirector of the Internal Control Department

Joined Vinda Paper Group in July 1991 and has served as the branch Manager of finance, purchasing logistics, quality control, and administration departments. She 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). 

Ms. ZHAO Xiao Yu YvonneVice President of Human Resources

Graduated from Jinan University in Guangzhou in Statistics in 1999 and joined Vinda Paper Group in November of the same year. She has served as EVP of Human Resources and Deputy Head of Administration Department of the Group.

Mr. HU Yong JinPresident, Mainland China

Joined Vinda Paper Group in October 1998 and has since served as a branch Manager, Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Company and the Executive Vice President (sales of southern region) and Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing of the Group. He graduated from Anhui Institute of Technology in 1996 as a bachelor majoring in Automobile Design and Manufacturing.

Mr. TANG Hai Tang TomMarketing President, Mainland China

Joined Vinda Paper Group in August 1995 and has since 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. He graduated from South China University of Technology in Biochemistry in 1994. 

Ms. WANG Bo AnnaChief Operating Officer — Mainland China

Joined the Group in 1997 and has since 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 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.

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 the 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. 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.