Chairman and Executive Director
Mr. ZHAO Yihong is our co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and was appointed as an executive Director of the Company in August 2009. Mr. Zhao is also a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee of the Company and a director and the legal representative of various subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. Zhao is primarily responsible for our Group’s overall strategic planning and the management of our Group’s business. Mr. Zhao established Beijing Outsell in 2000 and embarked on the business of production and sale of therapeutic tea products, and has played a vital role in the development of our Group. Mr. Zhao has 26 years of experience in food and beverage industry in the PRC. Between 1988 and 1991, Mr. Zhao has served as an officer at the Jinan Municipal Bureau of Grain of the Shandong Province. Between 1991 and 2000, Mr. Zhao served in various positions, including a sales and a vice manager, responsible for the beverage business in the Northern China region, at Ting Hsin International Group, a food conglomerate in the PRC. Mr. Zhao graduated from China Coal Economic College, now known as Shandong Institute of Business and Technology, in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He completed the China New Entrepreneur Development Program, a joint program sponsored by the Enterprise Research Institution, DRC-ERI and the Stanford Center for Professional Development, in 2006 and obtained an executive master of business administration degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2012. Mr. Zhao is currently a council member and an adjunct professor of Shandong University of Science and Technology. Mr. Zhao is the spouse of Ms. Gao Yan, our Vice Chairman and executive Director.