Management

Executive Directors
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Mr. Jian Yi

Mr. Jian Yi aged 44
has been appointed as Executive Director of the Company in July 2018. He also acts as a Director of China Resources Snow Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of the Company. He was appointed as a Director of China Resources Enterprise, Limited in May 2018, a Director of CRH (Beer) Limited in November 2018, and a general manager of the human resources department of China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited in February 2021, all of which are controlling shareholders of the Company. He is a Chairman of China Resources Ng Fung Limited and Pacific Coffee (Holdings) Limited, a Director of China Resources C’estbon Kirin Beverage (Holdings) Company Limited, as well as Vice Chairman of Shanxi Xinghuacun Fen Wine Factory Co., Ltd. (whose shares are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange). He served as Chief Executive Officer of China Resources Enterprise, Limited and Senior Vice President of China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited (whose shares are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) and General Manager of China Resources Coal (Group) Co., Ltd.. Mr. Jian joined China Resources Group in 2007. He previously worked in China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), responsible for corporate leadership development and management education. Mr. Jian holds a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws and a minor degree in Economics from Peking University.

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Mr. Hou Xiaohai

Mr. Hou Xiaohai aged 52

  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 Director of China Resources Enterprises, Limited in May 2018, and also a director of CRH (Beer) Limited in May 2019, both of which are controlling shareholders 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 has been appointed 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), in September 2018. He was appointed as general manager and assistant general manager (also a general manager of its distribution headquarters) 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 People’s 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. Lai Po Sing, Tomakin

Mr. Lai Po Sing, Tomakin aged 54
has been appointed as an Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer and the Company Secretary of the Company in June 2016. He was appointed as the Finance Director of the Company in June 2014. He was previously the Audit Director of the Company. He joined the Company in September 2008. He is currently the Vice President, the Chief Financial Officer and the Company Secretary of China Resources Enterprise, Limited. He is also the Non-executive Director of Scales Corporation Limited which is a company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, and the Non-executive Director of New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited which is a company listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange and the Australian Securities Exchange, respectively. Prior to joining the Group, he had worked for international accounting firms in Hong Kong, and also acted as the financial controller and company secretary of Zhong An Real Estate Limited (now known as Zhong An Group Limited), China Oriental Group Company Limited and Hon Po Group (Lobster King) Limited (now known as China Energy Development Holdings Limited), which are listed companies on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Lai has extensive experience in internal and external auditing, finance and accounting, merger & acquisition, regulatory and compliance and company secretarial matters. Mr. Lai holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Manchester, UK. He is a Fellow Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. He is a fellow member of the Chartered Governance Institute in the UK and of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and holds a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance conferred by the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor of ISACA.

Non-Executive Directors
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Mr. Lai Ni Hium, Frank

Mr. Lai Ni Hium, Frank aged 59
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 CITIC Limited company, 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 59
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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Mr. Tuen-Muk Lai Shu

Mr. Tuen-Muk Lai Shu aged 47
has been appointed as Non-executive Director of the Company since July 2019. Mr. Tuen-Muk currently serves as the Deputy General Manager of the Finance Department of China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited, in areas including corporate finance, treasury management, integrated management and management accounting. He previously worked in the Financial Management Centre of China Resources Enterprise, Limited. He has also worked in commercial banks as well as Chinese and multi-national corporations, and has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and treasury management. Mr. Tuen-Muk obtained a Bachelor of Finance degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1997 and a Masters of Finance degree from the City University of Hong Kong in 2004. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Tuen-Muk joined China Resources Group in 2009.

Independent Non-Executive Directors
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Mr. Houang Tai Ninh

Mr. Houang Tai Ninh aged 67
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 67
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, Hang Seng Bank 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).

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Dr. Cheng Mo Chi, Moses

Dr. Cheng Mo Chi, Moses GBM, GBS, OBE, JP, aged 71
has been a Director of the Company since November 2005. Dr. Cheng is a practicing solicitor and a consultant of Messrs. P.C. Woo & Co. after serving as its senior partner from 1994 to 2015. Dr. Cheng was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. He is the founder chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors of which he is now the Honorary President and Chairman Emeritus. He is now also serving as chairman of the Insurance Authority. Dr. Cheng currently holds directorships in K. Wah International Holdings Limited, China Mobile Limited, Towngas China Company Limited, Liu Chong Hing Investment Limited, Guangdong Investment Limited, Tian An China Investments Company Limited and The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, all being listed companies in Hong Kong. He was a Non-executive Director of Kader Holdings Company Limited.

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Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan

Mr. Bernard Charnwut Chan GBS, JP, aged 56
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 and the Hong Kong-Thailand Business Council. 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 75
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.