Board and Management
Board and management team with a proven track record
Hongwei Cai – Executive chairman
Mr Cai is responsible for the overall strategic management, investment planning and business development of the Group. He has extensive experience in management, marketing and business development of agricultural enterprises and public relations.
Chiu (Charles) So – Chief Executive Officer
Mr So is responsible for the overall operation of the Group.
He is a member of Certified Practicing Accountant of Australia and has a bachelor degree in Commerce (Accounting) from Macquarie University in Sydney.
Mr So was previously the CFO of the company overseeing the IPO of the Company in October 2015, one of the most successful IPO’s on the ASX in 2015.
Prior to joining Dongfang Modern, Mr So was an executive director of China Packaging Group Company Limited, an investment holding company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 572). The principal business activities of China Packaging Group Company Limited and its subsidiaries are the manufacture and sale of tinplate cans for the packaging of beverage in Shanxi, PRC.
Kwok Kuen (Edward) Yuen - Chief Financial Officer
Mr Yuen is responsible for the accounting and financial management of the Group.
He brings extensive knowledge of the finance industry and expertise in Australian corporate regulatory management to the company.
Mr. Yuen has a Bachelor of Business from Monash University and is a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the CPA Australia respectively. Mr. Yuen has over 17 years of experience in audit, tax, IPO, M&A and corporate services.
Previously, he worked for International Audit and advisory firm PKF in its Hong Kong Office and was involved in the company's IPO due diligence.
Ming Sing Barton Tso – Executive Director
Mr Ming Sing Barton Tso has extensive experience with enterprise management, capital market operation and banking business investment in various enterprises and public companies in PRC Mainland and Hong Kong. He was previously the chief financial officer and executive director for Hong Kong stock exchange-listed diversified telecommunication and resources company China Fortune Holdings. He was formerly the Financial Manager in the Hong Kong Branch of the Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed Fujian Start Group Co., Ltd.
Dan Lin - Non-executive Director
Ms Lin is an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, and she brings her expertise and experience in government relations and business development to the company. Previously, she has worked in the Australian and Chinese telecommunication sectors including with Telstra, and as a council member and the executive of the council member in the communications industry in China for 7 years.
Michael Wai-Man Choi - Non-executive Director
Michael Wai-Man Choi is an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company, and is based in Brisbane. He has extensive experience in business, management, strategic planning, processing improvement, human resources, financial management, marketing and business development. He is also a facilitator in the political and community arena with proficient leadership and people skills in stakeholder facilitation, consultation and management.
Mr Choi was previously a member of the Queensland China Council, a state government established body. Mr Choi is also an Advisor of the Queensland Chinese United Council, a Permanent Patron of the Queensland Chinese General Chamber of Business and a Committee Member of the Australia China Business Council Queensland Chapter.
Mr Choi was a member of the Queensland Parliament, being the first Asian-Australian elected to Queensland Parliament. In this role, Mr Choi held various ministerial portfolios as Assistant Minister including Mines, Energy, Natural Resources, Trade and Multicultural Affairs.
Philip Walter Killen - Company Secretary
Based in Sydney, Mr Killen is responsible for facilitating the company’s corporate governance processes and ensuring that the board processes run efficiently and effectively. Mr Killen is an experienced finance professional who has held various senior executive roles in a range of industries. His experience and knowledge includes company secretarial, finance, treasury, strategy, investor relations, corporate governance and systems. He is a CPA with bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Commerce.