Corporate Governance


Executive Directors

Mr. Lee Yip Kun (Solomon Lee)

Mr. Tan Paoy Teik (Peter Tan)

Mr. Chen Bor Hann (Michael Chen)

Mr. Daniel Ritchey

Profiles of the Executive Directors are found on the Management Team page.

Independent Directors

Mr. Nils-Erik Sandberg has been an Independent Director of Sino Agro Food since January 1, 2013, and is Chair of the Compensation Committee. Since 1990, he has served as President of the Jordan Fund, a Swedish investment group network. Mr. Sandberg has been an adviser for Gustavia Energy and Commodities Fund, formerly known as the Stockpicker JF Commodity Energy Fund, since 2008.

Previously, Mr. Sandberg was founder and CEO of Hydrocarbon International HCI AB, a publicly traded Swedish oil Company, from 1986 – 1993; founder and CEO of Grauten Oil AB, a publicly traded Swedish oil company from 1986 – 1993; and director for International Petroleum Corporation, predecessor of Lundin Oil, later Lundin Petroleum, which trades on both the NASDAQ-OMX and TSX exchanges.

Mr. Yap Koi Ming (George Yap) has been an Independent Director of the Company since January 1, 2013, and is Chair of the Audit Committee. He brings international investment banking, corporate finance, financial reporting, investment strategies, and international auditing experience and skills in corporate governance, investor relations, and corporate finance with knowledge of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and the Swedish Stock Exchange that will benefit the Company.

Appointed the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company as of February 1, 2013, Mr. Yap is a practicing international chartered accountant with over 30 years standing and is a practicing member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1984. His international experience has covered Australia-NZ, United Kingdom-, Europe, Malaysia, the ASEAN, China and Hong Kong. Mr. Yap has been the managing principal of K M Yap & Company, a sole proprietary firm of Chartered Accountancy in NSW, Sydney, since 1990. He has been managing director of Brenna Investments Pty Ltd. since 1998 and has held the position of Public Interest Director (non-executive) for the Federation of Investment Managers Malaysia, in Malaysia (a position sanctioned by the Securities Commission of Malaysia) 2010-2013.

Mr. Yap specializes in strategic corporate finance solutions, business plans, registering listings on stock exchanges, international banking, financial management, risk management, financial reporting, auditing, financial management, investment management, and providing corporate finance solutions in terms of sourcing finance, as well as cornerstone investors in IPOs, reverse mergers, and takeovers, that are expected to benefit the Company.

Mr. Soh Lim Chang (Anthony Soh) was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on February 5, 2014, and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Soh is a partner in the law firm, Edwin Lim Suren & Soh, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Until October 31, 2013, Mr. Soh was Deputy Managing Director of Pontian United Plantations Berhad, a Malaysian plantation company in the business of cultivating oil palm on 39,000 acres of land on a group basis, and operating an oil mill. Appointed Director in 2005, Mr. Soh served as Executive Director from 2007 until promoted again in 2009. He holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from University of Hull, England.

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