Key Personnel - Senior Management & Board of Directors
Mr. Benjamin Li Yu - CEO & Director
Mr. Benjamin Li Yu is a Partner at Vancouver based FVI Capital Inc. He also serves as a Partner for International Business at the Anyi Group, a Shanghai based private equity company. Mr. Yu brings a wealth of multinational knowledge and experience in areas of investment and finance, as well as sales and marketing. Prior to FVI Capital, he held key management and consulting positions at companies in Germany and Canada for over ten years. Mr. Yu has a MBA degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Stuttgart in Germany.
Mr. Kwong Choo - CFO
Mr. Kwong Choo is a Certified General Accountant who brings over 15 years of experience in senior financial roles and public company reporting experience to the Company, having previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance & Administration with Wex Pharmaceuticals Inc. a TSX-listed bio-technology company. Mr. Choo earned a degree in management accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK in 1990 and holds a CGA designation in Canada.
Mr. Derrick Dongbing Ma - Director
Mr. Derrick Dongbing Ma is a Partner at Vancouver based FVI Capital Inc. He is also founder and Chairman of the Board of the Anyi Group, a Shanghai based private equitycompany affiliated with FVI Capital. Mr. Ma is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor. He founded multiple businesses in China since 1995,and took several of them public in China and Hong Kong. Mr. Ma has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Anhui University of Finance and Economics in China.
Mr. Peter H Stafford, QC - Director
Mr. Peter Stafford QC is a retired lawyer and business consultant, having practised with Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, a major Canadian based international law firm, and its predecessor firms, for over 40 years, except for several years spent as chief in-house counsel for clients of the firm. He served as Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bank of British Columbia from 1985 - 1986 and as Chief Counsel to Kaiser Resources Ltd.a finance and investment firm, from 1987 to 1989. From 2003 2006 he was based in the firms Johannesburg office. Mr. Stafford's experience is in the areas of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions. He was a director and subsequently secretary of WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX listed) from 2001 to 2011, a director and board chair of BC Bancorp (TSX listed until its merger with a Canadian bank), and is a former director of Nissho Iwai (Canada) Ltd. a subsidiary of Nissho Iwai Corp. (now Sojitz Corp.). Originally from South Africa, Mr. Stafford obtained a BA from the University of Cape Town and an LL.B from the University of South Africa. He was admitted as an attorney in South Africa and subsequently was called to the English Bar (Inner Temple). He is a Canadian citizen and resides in the South Okanagan, BC.
Mr. Richard Ruijian Shi - Director
Mr. Richard Ruijian Shi is a co-founder of Xinjiang WusuBreweries Co. Ltd., a joint venture between the Carlsberg Group and XingjianHops Co., Ltd. With an annual productionand sales of over 4 million hecto-liters, Xinjiang Wusu Breweries Co. Ltd isone of the largest and most successful breweries in Western China. During his 25 years tenure at the brewery,Mr. Shi held various senior management positions, from brewery operations tosales and marketing. He was instrumentalin the brewerys sustained growth and profitability over two decades. Before retiring from the company in 2009 andimmigrating to Canada, Mr. Shi held the position of Senior Vice President forSales and Marketing at Xinjiang Wusu Breweries Co. Ltd. Mr. Shi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degreefrom the Capital University of Economics and Business in Beijing, China.