Deyu is a Beijing, China based vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and grains. The Company has access to over 109,000 acres of farmland in Shanxi Province. Its products are sold to manufacturers, grain traders, wholesalers, distributors, institutional clients and directly to consumers in retail stores. It has a storage capacity of over 100,000 tons, and an annual production capacity of over 105,000 tons and 700,000 tons for grain products and corn respectively.
Mr. Jianming Hao, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Hao is our CEO and Chairman. From April 30, 2012 through October 11, 2012, Mr. Hao served as President of the Company. Between December 2001 and May 2004, Mr. Hao served as the Finance Manager of China Merchants Dichain (Asia) Ltd., a Hong Kong listed company. Between May 2004 and November 2007, Mr. Hao served as a director and Vice President of Shenzhen Litong Investments Ltd. Since November 2007, he has been a director of Jinzhong Deyu Agriculture Trading Co. Limited, which is now a subsidiary of Deyu Agriculture Corp. Mr. Hao received a Master’s degree in Finance from Nankai University. He is also a certified public accountant in China.
Mr. Greg Chen, President and Director
Effective October 11, 2012, the Company’s Board appointed Mr. Chen to serve as a Director and as President of the Company. Mr. Chen has over fifteen (15) years of international business strategy, development and management experience in the investment, fine arts, media, technology and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Chen has served as Chief Executive Officer of the P-Media Group, a company providing commercial promotion and marketing strategies and related services in China, since August 2009. From May 2007 to July 2009, Mr. Chen served as Director of China Operations for Capital Market Services Inc, a New York based financial firm, to oversee its China strategy development and operations. Prior to May 2007, Mr. Chen served as Managing Director of Titian International Inc, an intentional business development services firm. Mr. Chen was instrumental in the first major global Chinese contemporary art exhibition by Sotheby's in 2006, a ground-breaking event in the international contemporary art landscape. Educated in US and China, Mr. Chen is fluent in Mandarin, has a Masters of Science degree in EE/Control-Theory.
Ms. Amy He, Chief Financial Officer
Effective May 23, 2012, the Company appointed Ms. He to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. He, who is resident in the Company’s headquarters in Beijing, has served as the Company’s Acting Chief Financial Officer since February 3, 2012 and prior to that as Financial Controller since October 2011. Prior to that, Ms. He served as an audit manager for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. in China from July 2005 through September, 2011, where she served multinational corporations and Chinese corporate clients, including private companies and public listed companies in the United States. Ms. He earned a Master’s Degree in Management from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Tsinghua University in China. Ms. He is also a Certified Public Accountant of China and Certified General Accountant of Canada.
Mr. Jianbin Zhou, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Zhou is the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Between January 2005 and December 2006, Mr. Zhou served as the General Manager of Beijing Kangqiaoshidai Education Development Co., Ltd. Between January 2007 and October 2008, he was the General Manager of Antai Global (Beijing) Risk Management Co., Ltd. Mr. Zhou also served as the Vice President of Dongsheng International (Beijing) Investment Co., Ltd. between October 2008 and August 2009. Mr. Zhou has been a director of Detian Yu since August 2009. Mr. Zhou is the holder of an undergraduate degree.
Ms. Emma Wan, Corporate Secretary
Effective June 30, 2012, the Company appointed Ms. Wan to serve as the Company’s Corporate Secretary. Since July 2011, Ms. Wan has served as Corporate Controller for the Company. From July 2009 through December 2010, Ms. Wan served as Associate Director of KTO Corporate Finance Co. Ltd., a Hong Kong company. From August 2004 through June 2009, Ms. Wan served as M&A Transaction Service Manager of Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Limited, Guangzhou Branch in China. From August 2003 through September 2004 Ms. Wan served as audit senior associate of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd., Shenzhen Branch in China. Ms. Wan is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of The Chinese Institution of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Junde Zhang, Vice President for the Grains Division
Mr. Zhang is our Vice President responsible for the operation of the Grains Division. Since April 2004, he has been the Production Director and the General Manager of our Cereal Crops Division. Mr. Zhang is a successful entrepreneur and was appointed as a member of the Yuci People’s Congress. He was awarded the honorable title of Industrial Restructuring Leader by the Yuci Municipal Government. Mr. Zhang is the holder of an undergraduate degree and has over 10 years of experience in grain breeding, cultivation, processing, marketing and management.
Mr. Yongqing Ren, Vice President for the Corn Division
Mr. Ren has been the Vice President and General Manager of our Corn Division since April 2004. He was conferred the honorable title of Industrial Restructuring Leader for two consecutive years and the prize of Top Ten Youth Career Development Contributor by the Yuci Municipal Government. Mr. Ren is the holder of an undergraduate degree. He is well experienced in corn breeding, cultivation, processing, marketing and management.
Mr. Yunlin Ding, Vice President
Effective February, 3, 2012, the Company appointed Mr. Yunlin Ding to serve as Vice President of Company. Immediately prior to Mr. Ding’s appointment as the Company’s Vice President, he served as Vice President of Detian Yu since July 2009. Mr. Ding also served as vice general manager of the investment department of Beida Qingniao Group, a company organized under the laws of China and the holding company for three companies listed in China and two companies listed in Hong Kong, from February 2002 to July 2009. Mr. Ding earned a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Nankai University in 1996 and 1999, respectively.