Ivor Colin Shrago, Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Shrago was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1966 and to the Supreme Court of Hong Kong in 1997. He has more than 40 years’ experience of practising law. In 1996, he was the General Counsel to Peregrine Direct Investments Limited, the investment arm of Peregrine Investment Holdings Limited, a leading banking group based in Hong Kong. He then joined the asset management arm of Vigers Asset Management Limited as managing director, while at the same time acting as general counsel for the group. In 2002, Mr Shrago joined Druces LLP (formerly Druces & Attlee) and has been a partner of Edwin Coe LLP since 2007. He is currently an independent non-executive director of MiLOC Group Limited, a company whose shares are traded on the PLUS-quoted market. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Rare Earths Global Limited and Kada Technology Holdings Limited, both of which are AIM-quoted.
Zhang Sha Li (Sam), Managing Director
Mr Zhang joined the Company on 1 September 2012 and has over 30 years of experience in the fertiliser industry. His career started at Huarong Nitrogenous Fertiliser Plant in 1979 as an Office Director and he eventually reached the position of Vice-Director by 2002. During that time, he also pursued further tertiary education at Hunan Chemical Engineering School and Hunan Economic Management College where he studied chemical fertilisers and economic management between 1989and1992. Mr Zhang then joined Huarong County Haotian Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd in 2002, where he was a Deputy General Manager responsible for strategic planning and operations management.
Luke Joseph Webster, Executive Director
Luke is an experienced solicitor/corporate finance professional. Luke qualified as a solicitor in 2004 with Nabarro before moving into corporate finance with Oriel Securities. In 2009 Luke joined the London Stock Exchange as a senior regulator in charge of the AIM market where he was responsible for the regulation of 1,600 listed companies and 70 investment banks. Luke will take responsibility for the investor relations, corporate strategy and listing responsibilities of the Company. Luke is also the commercial director of AIM quoted Rare Earths Global Limited.
Lu Shangmin (Leo), Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lu graduated from Anhui University of Finance and Economic (formerly known as Auhui Institute of Finance and Trade) with Bachelor of Economics in 1981. He has since also attained a certificate in foreign trade business from Cadres Studies Institute. Mr Lu has over 20 years of managerial and accounting experience including appointments as Finance Officer in China Resources Silk Co. Ltd between 1986- and1991 and as Deputy General Maanger at Fealty Company Ltd (a subsidiary of China Resources (Holdings) Co. Ltd). Mr Lu then became the Financial Controller of Shenzhen Yue Tai Hua Investments Limited between September 1997 and March 2007. Mr Lu is now an Executive Director of Z-Obee Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is responsible for the financial management, and client solicitation, assessment and monitoring of this company. He was appointed to the Bboard of Z-Obee Holdings Limited on 3 March 2009 and was last re-elected on 30 July 2009.