Company Web Site: http://www.sinoagrofood.com
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Sino Agro Food, Inc. (SIAF) is a vertically integrated, fast growing and technology-focused Chinese agriculture firm whose subsidiaries build and operate beef, sheep, aquaculture and produce farms. It follows many organic principles, and aims to create products as naturally as possible. Managed by an experienced international team, the Company has operations in three provinces and sells throughout China.
SIAF's strategy is to work towards full vertical integration, from farm to plate, by expanding production and processing operations, while at the same time creating brands and restaurant outlets (via joint venture) for its products. The Company is currently active in aquaculture, cattle farming, livestock feed and fertilizer manufacture, produce farming and restaurant design and development. It is developing brand names in aquaculture and beef products, adding processing facilities, and is now involved in sheep farming. Though the Company sells throughout China, and even exports some of its products, its principal operations are in Guangdong Province, Qinghai Province and Hunan Province, as is shown in chart below.
The Company's agricultural projects generally begin with formation of a Sino Foreign Joint Venture Company (SFJVC) between one of its subsidiaries and a Chinese joint venture partner (or partners), with the SIAF subsidiary initially owning 25% of its equity. The Chinese partner acts as the project principal, initially owns 75% of the joint venture and usually contributes funding and land to the venture, while SIAF provides technology, construction and management services for a turnkey solution. The SIAF holding companies that undertake these projects are mainly located outside China, in Belize, Macau and Hong Kong, while the joint venture entities are Chinese companies. An important part of the development process is forming alliances with the farmer cooperatives that raise SIAF's cattle headcount requirements; SIAF provides them with infrastructure and education. Once a project is operational and profitable, SIAF typically increases its ownership in the joint venture from 25% to 75% and consolidates the project's operations into its financials.
The Company divides its fast growing operations into four standalone business units; fishery, cattle, HU flower plantation and fertilizer, enzymes and livestock feed. The commonality between the divisions is that each is operating in a comparatively slow growth consolidating market; SIAF has a strategy of targeting niches of these markets with their high quality products. The Company has described its strategy as wanting to be the highest quality with high margins, but not the largest firm.
In P.R.C. the rapid progress of industrialization of the last decade has unbalanced the needs of developments and activities of the agriculture industry, (i.e. diminishing of agriculture land, scarcity of farm laborers, industrial pollution and the generally over usage of chemical etc.). Therefore the P.R.C. Government has in recent years directed many incentive schemes and policies with the aim to revitalize and to modernize its agriculture industry. (i.e. Protection of agriculture land, stringent laws in governing the ownership and usage of agriculture land, tax free incentive applying to incomes generated from the industry and enforcing environmental friendly developments etc.)Management of the Company has many years of practical and professional experience in various and many sectors of the agriculture industry and decided in year 2004 that it was the right timing and there would be many opportunities available to develop agricultural ventures in P.R.C.
Tel (China): +86-20-38880923
Fax (China): +86-20-22057863
Tel (USA): +1 (775) 901-0344
Sino Agro Food, Inc.
Room 3801, Block A, China Shine Plaza
No.9, LinHeXi Road, Tianhe District
Guangzhou, 510610, CHINA
Company Officers and Directors:
Mr. Lee Yip Kun Solomon
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer A Pioneer of Modern Fishery Projects in the South Pacific Region, who has over 35 years experience in the Fishery Industry and Food Industry created various sizable projects in the Asian region.
Citizen of Australia
Ms. Olivia Lai, CPA
Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Lai has over 20 years accounting and finance experience and held senior positions in many multi-national and public accounting and consulting firms. She is a U.S. and Hong Kong Certified Accountant with memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Charted Global Management Accountants, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting with the Highest Distinction, and has an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University in the U.S., and the University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong.
Citizen of USA and Hong Kong.
Mr. Tan Poay Teik (Peter)
Executive Director has 28 years of experience in the food Industry and has much practical experience in accounting, strategic planning, merger and joint venture matters and financial management having held directorship in several private limited and public listed companies.
Citizen of Malaysia
Mr. Chen Bor Hann Michael
Manager of Fishery Director and Company secretary of SIAF. 13 years of experience in the Fishery Industry, one of the pioneers of CA and RAS Projects in Asia.
Citizen of Taiwan
Mr. Nils-Erik Sandberg
Representant of the BoD. Mr. Sandberg, 73, has been President of the Jordan Fund, a Swedish investment group network since 1990. Mr. Sandberg also currently holds a position as an adviser for Gustavia Energy and Commodities Fund. Mr. Sandberg has previously founder and CEO of several oil companies.
Citizen of Sweden
Mr. George Yap Koi Ming
Representant of the BoD. Mr. Yap, 60, is a practicing international chartered accountant with over 30 years standing. Mr. Yap specializes in strategic business plans, registering listings on stock exchanges, international banking, financial management, risk management, financial reporting, auditing, financial management, investment management, and providing corporate finance solutions in terms of sourcing finance, as well as cornerstone investors in IPOs, Reverse Mergers, and Takeovers.
Citizen of Malaysia
Mr. Daniel Ritchey
Representant of the BoD. Mr. Ritchey is currently a partner in three companies: DC Capital LLC, 3-D Oil and Gas LLC, and 3-D Ranch LLC, a 2,200 head of cattle/1,500 head pig farm for which Mr. Ritchey serves as Finance Director. Mr. Ritchey held previous positions as investment analyst and advisor for venture capital firms. He holds an MBA in Finance from Ohio State University.
Citizen of USA
Mr. Lim Chang (Anthony) Soh
Representant of the BoD. Mr. Soh is a partner in the law firm, Edwin Lim Suren & Soh, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Until October 31, 2013, Mr. Soh was Deputy Managing Director of Pontian United Plantations Berhad, a Malaysian plantation company in the business of cultivating oil palm on 39,000 acres of land on a group basis, and operating an oil mill. Appointed Director in 2005, Mr. Soh served as Executive Director from 2007 until promoted again in 2009. He holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from University of Hull, England.
Citizen of Malaysia
Investor Relations: Peter Grossman
Tel: +1 (775) 901-0344
Company Lawyer (USA): Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference, LLP
61 Broadway, 32nd Floor
New York, New York 10006
Company Auditor: Anthony Kam & Associates Ltd.
Suite 2105, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road, Central, HongKong.
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The Company's 10-K filing for 2013 is the most up to date and complete description of Sino Agro Food available. It is available in several readable formats (MS Word, Acrobat PDF) on SIAF's SEC Filings page.
Here is the most recent Company Overview, from May 2014