Wei (Walker) Zhong – PhD, MBA – Executive Chairman
Walker is the founder and director of Camsing Trading Limited and Oceania Natural Limited. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2013, Walker held a variety of senior management roles in China in a number of large multinational corporations, including Pepsi Co Inc. and Tetra Pak.
Walker has more than 20 years of experience in China national media and the fast-moving consumer foods (FMCG) industry, with extensive experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and marketing. Walker holds a doctoral degree in law and a MBA from China and Singapore respectively.
Zhi Jun Shi – MBA – Non-Executive Independent Director
Zhi Jun Shi, a Canadian Chinese, is the co-founder and the first Chairman of the board for Credit China Holdings Limited (Nov 2010 and Oct 2013), a Hong Kong listed company (listed in 2011, ticker code 8207.HK). Zhi Jun has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, business financing and strategic planning and development.
Prior to pursuing a career in the finance industry, he was a surgeon in Shanghai, China. Zhi Jun holds a MBA degree from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Ross Keeley – Non-Executive Independent Director
Ross is currently completing a 12 month contract as the Honorary President of SeaDragon Ltd (SEA) a listed company on the NZX.
Prior to this Ross was the CEO and Executive Director of SeaDragon, building a small private company to a size to enable it to list on the NZX in 2012.
SeaDragon has during the 11 years under Ross’s leadership championed the Omega-3 industry in New Zealand and through a number of expansion projects diversified the business to such an extent that it the largest company in the Omega 3 market sector in Australasia.
In 2014 SeaDragon won the prestigious Exporter of the Year award. Business growth was based upon Ross’s experience in international trade dealing with products regulated under strict Ministry of Primary Industry regulations, thereby ensuring cross border trade was able to be completed with minimal regulatory obstruction.
Ross has extensive operations, procurement and sales experience, having managed these functions while SeaDragon was growing and only recently have these responsibilities been passed over to the new team at SeaDragon.
Ross has been an active participant in a number of domestic and international organisations associated with the natural products and dietary supplements industry. He received an Outstanding Contribution to the New Zealand Natural Products Industry award in 2011.
Ross has worked in many primary related industries including, being the head of a major division of Tegel Foods Ltd, a senior executive of Ngai Tahu Fisheries, and commercialised scientific innovation with New Zealand’s largest CRI (AgResearch).
Ross also has farming interest being the owner of dairy farm on the Canterbury Plains.