Directors - Executive Directors
HE Xiuheng, aged 60, was appointed as the chairman and an executive Director of the Company in August 2004. He is also an executive director of Tianjin Development, the general manager of the Tianjin Agricultural Industrial and Commerce Company and the chairman of Tianjin Heavenly Palace Winery Co., Ltd. ("Heavenly Palace"), a subsidiaryof Tianjin Development Holdings Limited ("Tianjin Development"). In 1983, Mr. He was appointed as the deputyregional head of DongLi District of the Tianjin Government. In December 1992, he was appointed as the regionalhead and secretary of HanGu District of Tianjin. In December 1995, he was appointed as the deputy director of theVillage Working Commission of the Tianjin Government. Mr. He was the deputy director of the Agricultural Office ofthe Tianjin Government between December 1996 and 2000. He has been the chairman of Sino-French Joint-VentureDynasty Winery Limited ("Dynasty Winery") since April 1997, overseeing the business development of Dynasty Wineryfor the past eight years. Mr. He has an extensive experience in managing government and corporate affairs for over20 years. He graduated from China People's University in 1986 where he studied Agriculture Economy and Management.
GAO Xiaode, aged 61, was appointed as an executive Director and the general manager of the Company in August 2004. He has been the vice chairman and general manager of Dynasty Winery since April 1997. Mr. Gao was appointed as the deputy head of XiQing District of the Tianjin Government from February 1993 to February 1997. He is the deputy general manager of Tianjin Agricultural Industrial and Commerce Company and the general manager of Heavenly Palace, since February 1997. Mr. Gao is a senior economist and graduated from the Tianjin Polytechnic University in an advanced business administration program in 2000. He also received a degree of Executive Master of Business Administration in Decision Making Management from International East-West University of the United States in 2000. Mr. Gao is experienced in corporate management for over ten years.
NIE Jiansheng, aged 50, was appointed as an executive Director and a senior deputy general manager of the Company in August 2004. He is also an executive director and deputy general manager of Tianjin Development, a director and deputy general manager of Tsinlien Group Company Limited ("Tsinlien"), a substantial shareholder of Tianjin Development, as well as the vice chairman of Heavenly Palace. He worked as the department chief and the deputy head of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Tianjin Municipal People's Government from 1980 to 1992; a deputy head and head of the Tianjin Foreign Trade Bureau and was the general secretariat of the foreign investment service centre of Tianjin Municipal People's Government from 1992 to 2001. In March 2004, he was appointed the vice chairman of the Tianjin Port Container Terminal Company Limited and the Tianjin Harbour Second Stevedoring Company Limited. He graduated from Tianjin Education College in 1980 where he majored in economics and philosophy and completed the postgraduate course of international trading at the Tianjin Economics and Finance Institute in 1998. Mr. Nie has extensive experience in management in government for over ten years.
BAI Zhisheng, aged 49, was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Company in August 2004 and then an executive Director taking up the function of formulating and managing the investment strategies of the Group. He has been the deputy general manager of Tianjin Agricultural Cultivation Group Company since 1991. He is also a qualified senior economist. Mr. Bai graduated in 1984 from the undergraduate programme of Peking University where he studied in international politics. He completed a postgraduate course specializing in law at the School of Central Committee of the Communist Party in 1998. Mr. Bai has solid experience in corporate management for over eight years.
CHEN Naiming, aged 51, was appointed as an executive Director and the deputy general manager of the Company in August 2004. He joined Dynasty Winery in 1996 and has been appointed as its chief accountant. He is also the chief accountant and a director of Heavenly Palace. Mr. Chen graduated from Tianjin University of Finance and Economics in 1989 where he majored in business management. He is a member of Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and also a director of the Tianjin Society of Accountants and a director of the Foreign Investment Enterprise of the Tianjin Society of Accountants. In addition, Mr. Chen was awarded the second prize of the 8th national modern business management achievement in 2001 and the first prize of the Tianjin outstanding award for modern business management in 2000. Mr. Chen has been involved in the management of wines business for over eight years.