Management

Executive Directors
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Mr. Hou Xiaohai

Mr. Hou Xiaohai aged 53

  has been appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2016. He also acts as directors of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. He was appointed as a director of CRH (Beer) Limited in May 2019, which is a controlling shareholder of the Company. He was appointed as general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd. in March 2016 and was the director of its sales and marketing departments from December 2001 to December 2007. He was appointed as a director of China Resources Enterprise, Limited from May 2018 to September 2021, which is a controlling shareholder of the Company, and also as a director and a member of strategy committee of Shanxi Xinghuacun Fen Wine Factory Co., Ltd. (whose shares are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange) from September 2018 to October 2021, respectively. He was appointed as general manager and assistant general manager (also a general manager of its distribution headquarter) of the branch of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd. in Guizhou Province and a general manager of its branch in Sichuan Province from January 2009 to February 2016. Mr. Hou has a Bachelor of Statistics Degree from the Renmin University of China. He has previously worked in Shougang Corporation, Gallup Poll and Pepsico. Mr. Hou joined China Resources Group in 2001.
  

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Mr. Wei Qiang

Mr. Wei Qiang aged 52
has been appointed as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company in November 2021. He also acts as director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. He has worked for China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd. for more than 20 years and was the finance director of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd. from May 2021 to December 2021. He has served as the assistant general manager, general manager and deputy general manager of the finance department, and deputy general manager of development department of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd. from January 2002 to April 2021, respectively. Mr. Wei boasts extensive experience in beer and fast-moving consumer goods business management. Mr. Wei also has extensive experience in financial management, investment, and merger and acquisition with comprehensive knowledge of accounting standards in China and overseas. Mr. Wei holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Shenyang University of Finance and Economics. Mr. Wei holds the qualification certificates of a certified public accountant of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a registered tax agent of the Chinese Institute of Certified Tax Agents, and a certified management accountant of the Institute of Management Accountants of the United States. He is also a senior non-practising member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Non-Executive Directors
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Mr. Lai Ni Hium, Frank

Mr. Lai Ni Hium, Frank aged 60
has been re-designated from an Executive Director to a Non-executive Director of the Company since June 2016. He was an Executive Director and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company between June 2009 and May 2016, and the Company Secretary between August 2009 and May 2016. Mr. Lai was previously the Executive Director, Non-executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of China Resources Microelectronics Limited. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Brand Holdings Ltd. (now known as Nam Cheong Limited), which is a company listed on the Singapore Exchange and before then, he served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Logic International Holdings Ltd. (now known as China Resources Gas Group Limited). He was appointed as Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited, which is a member of CITIC Limited, in June 2016 and became its Chief Executive Officer in March 2017. Mr. Lai obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Business and Administration from the Curtin University of Technology of Western Australia. He is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of CPA Australia.

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Mr. Richard Raymond Weissend

Mr. Richard Raymond Weissend aged 60
has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company since 26 June 2020. Mr. Weissend is the Managing Director and Chairman of the board of directors of Heineken Management (Shanghai) Co. Ltd (“Heineken Management China”), which provides support to the Company and its subsidiaries in premium brand building, marketing communication and activation, trade marketing and production. Mr. Weissend is also a Director on the boards of CRH (Beer) Limited, the controlling shareholder of the Company, and China Resources Snow Breweries Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Heineken Management China is a subsidiary of Heineken N.V., which holds an indirect 40% interest in CRH (Beer) Limited.

Mr. Weissend has been appointed as Managing Director of Heineken Management China since July 2019. He joined Heineken Spain as Vice-President in 2007 and took over as Chief Executive Officer of Heineken Spain from July 2008 to June 2019. He was also the President of the Spanish Brewers Association from March 2014 to March 2019. From 2001 to 2006, he was Managing Director of Brasseries Heineken (now Heineken Enterprise), a subsidiary of Heineken France and distributor of the International and National Group brands. He was sales director of Heineken France in 1998 and was promoted to commercial director and member of the management team of Heineken France in 2000.

Mr. Weissend graduated in Marketing and Commercial Strategy from the Strasbourg Business School.

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Ms. Zhang Kaiyu

Ms. Zhang Kaiyu aged 53
has been appointed as Non-executive Director in November 2021. She joined China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited in March 2011, serving as the deputy general manager of its strategic management department, mainly in charge of strategic management for technological industry, and comprehensive healthcare business. Since 2016, she has been serving as a director and concurrently a member of the China Committee of Genesis Care Pty Limited, a member of the Investment Committee of China Resources Verlinvest Health Investment Limited, and a director of Nativus Company Limited. Prior to March 2011, Ms. Zhang worked as a director of global strategy and financial director of the Asia Pacific of Valspar Corporation, the United States, and the chief financial officer and an executive director of its wholly-owned subsidiary. She also worked as a commercial director of Indochina Peninsula and an executive director of the Thailand headquarter of Reckitt Benckiser Group, a senior financial planning manager of PepsiCo International Limited in Asia Pacific Region (China) and financial controller of PepsiCo in Guangzhou. Ms. Zhang has nearly 30 years of experience in management, leading research on corporate global strategy, national strategy for emerging markets, formulation of regional operational strategy, business development and resources allocation over regions, planning and establishing globalized management consultation platform, localized corporate governance and proposal, and design of corporate structure, etc. Ms. Zhang holds a MBA degree jointly awarded by Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University in the United States, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Sun Yat-sen University in China.

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Mr. Tang Liqing

Mr. Tang Liqing aged 60
has been appointed as Non-executive Director of the Company in November 2021. He joined China Resources C’estbon Beverage (China) Company Limited (“CR C’estbon Beverage”) in October 1996 until October 2021. During the same period, he served as the deputy general manager and the human resources director of CR C’estbon Beverage, the finance director of China Resources Beverage (Holdings) Company Limited, and the finance director of C’estbon Food & Beverage (Shenzhen) Company Limited. Mr. Tang is familiar with fast-moving consumer goods business and has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and human resources. Mr. Tang holds an Executive MBA degree from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.

Independent Non-Executive Directors
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Mr. Houang Tai Ninh

Mr. Houang Tai Ninh aged 68
has been a Director of the Company since 1988. He was a Director and Chairman of Sino Resources and Energy Holdings Limited, Sino Petrochem Development Limited, Sino Mining Investments Limited and a Director of China & Overseas Resources Limited. Mr. Houang obtained his Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the Polytechnic of North Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

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Dr. Li Ka Cheung, Eric

Dr. Li Ka Cheung, Eric FCPA(Practising), GBS, OBE, JP, aged 68
has been a Director of the Company since March 2003. He is Honorary Chairman of SHINEWING (HK) CPA Limited and member of the Thirteenth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Dr. Li was the Senior Partner of Li, Tang, Chen & Co., Certified Public Accountants (Practising) and former member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR. He holds directorships in a number of listed companies including Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited, Transport International Holdings Limited and Wong’s International Holdings Limited. Dr. Li was a Director of Bison Finance Group Limited (formerly known as RoadShow Holdings Limited) and Hang Seng Bank Limited.

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Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan

Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan GBS, JP, aged 57
has been a Director of the Company since November 2006. He is the Executive Director and President of Asia Financial Holdings Limited (being a listed company in Hong Kong) and the Executive Director and Chairman of Asia Insurance Company Limited. He acts as an Advisor of Bangkok Bank (China) Company Limited. Apart from the roles in the business community, Mr. Chan serves as a Hong Kong Deputy to The National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China and the Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong SAR. He is a former member of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong SAR. Mr. Chan is the Chairman of Hong Kong Palace Museum Limited, the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council and Tai Kwun Culture & Arts Company Limited. He also serves as the Chairperson of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. In addition, Mr. Chan holds directorship in Chen Hsong Holdings Limited, Yau Lee Holdings Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (all being listed companies in Hong Kong) and Bumrungrad Hospital Public Company Limited (being a listed company in Thailand).

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Mr. Siu Kwing Chue, Gordon

Mr. Siu Kwing Chue, Gordon GBS, CBE, JP, aged 76
has been a Director of the Company since November 2006. He had been a career civil servant for over 36 years before retiring from the civil service in 2002. Mr. Siu rose to the rank of Secretary, Government Secretariat in 1993 and served a number of high ranking government positions, namely the Secretary for Economic Services, Secretary for Transport, Head of Central Policy Unit and eventually retired from his last posting as Secretary for Planning, Environment & Lands. Mr. Siu was an Independent Non-executive Director of Television Broadcasts Limited and Transport International Holdings Limited.

Senior Management
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Mr. Li Ji

Mr. Li Ji Aged 58
has been a Vice-President of the Company since December 2021. He also acts as a deputy general manager of China Resources Wine Holdings Co., Ltd.*, a subsidiary of the Company. He joined the Group in 1993 as technician and manager of technical department of Shenyang brewery, and served high ranking positions in various subsidiaries of the Company, including but not limited to the Vice general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd., general manager of its production center, assistant general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Investment Co., Ltd., general manager of its production center, assistant general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Investment Co., Ltd. and general manager of its production center, general manager of its production center security management department, and general manager of its production center environment protection management department, etc.. He has extensive experience in beer brewery. Mr. Li holds a Bachelor of Microbiology Degree from Liaoning University.
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Mr. Liu Youtai

Mr. Liu Youtai Aged 57
has been a Vice-President of the Company since December 2021. He also acts as a general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (Liaoning District) Company, and deputy general manager of China Resources Wine Holdings Co., Ltd.*, both are subsidiaries of the Company. He joined the Group in 2002 as manager of finance department of China Resources Snow Breweries (Changchun) Co., Ltd.*, and served high ranking positions in various subsidiaries of the Company, including but not limited to deputy general manager and assistant general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd., general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (Tianjin District) Company, etc.. He has extensive experience in marketing and financial management. Mr. Liu holds a Bachelor of Accounting Degree from Jilin College of Finance and Trade.
   
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Mr. Zeng Shenping

Mr. Zeng Shenping Aged 48
has been a Vice-President of the Company since December 2021. He also acts as deputy general manager of China Resources Wine Holdings Co., Ltd.*, a subsidiary of the Company. He joined the Group in 2000 as manager of the brand center of China Resources Snow Breweries (Anhui District) Company, and served high ranking positions in various subsidiaries of the Company, including but not limited to deputy general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd., assistant general manager of China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd. and general manager of its marketing center, etc.. He has extensive experience in marketing and investment & acquisition. Mr. Zeng holds an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree from Renmin University of China.
   
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Mr. Zhao Chunwu

Mr. Zhao Chunwu Aged 51
has been a Vice-President of the Company since May 2022. He also acts as a general manager of each of China Resources Snow Breweries (Zhejiang District) Company and China Resources Snow Breweries (Fujian District) Company. He joined China Resources Snow Breweries (China) Co., Ltd., in 2003 as a deputy general manager of the sales development department and served high ranking positions in various subsidiaries of the Company, including but not limited to the general manager of each of China Resources Snow Breweries (Shanghai District) Company, China Resources Snow Breweries (Jiangsu District) Company and China Resources Snow Breweries (Anhui District) Company. Prior to that, Mr. Zhao has served in Nanjing Fisheries Research Institute, PepsiCo, Nanjing Interbrew and Wrigley Company. Mr. Zhao has nearly 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. Mr. Zhao holds an MBA degree from Peking University.