|Highlights | Management | Board of Directors | Committee Composition|
|Kean Seng U |
Head of Corporate and Legal Affairs
U Kean Seng serves as our head of corporate and legal affairs effective December 5, 2008. He has extensive experience in advising multi-national corporations and sovereign entities on direct investments in The People's Republic of China as well as offshore mergers and acquisitions of foreign assets by The People's Republic of China entities. Mr. U was previously practicing as a Partner in Singapore firm of Shooklin & Bok LLP, focused on East Asia, and he practiced and led a corporate finance team in Allen & Overy Shooklin & Bok, JLV, an international law venture partnership with London based Allen & Overy LLP.
Mr. U sits as independent and non-executive directors of several public listed corporations. Mr U received Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from Monash University (Australia). He is a Barrister-and-Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia; Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore and Solicitor of England and Wales. In addition to his extensive legal knowledge, Mr U is also a qualified Economist, having completed his degree majoring in Economics and Accounting, B Ec at Monash University, Australia.
Chief Financial Officer
Patrick Tsang serves as our Chief Financial Officer effective on February 15, 2013. He is currently a director of PGG Wrightson Limited (NZSE: PGW), the Company's majority-owned subsidiary listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange, and a director of China Pipe Group Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He has over twenty years of experience in auditing, accounting, investor relations and corporate finance, including initial public offering, restructuring and merger and acquisition transactions. Prior to joining the Company, he held finance roles at a number of companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, including China Resources Enterprises Limited and Tianjin Development Holdings Limited.
He holds a bachelor's degree with honors in accountancy and is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mr. Jerry Mao, Agria's Finance Controller, manages the Company's financial matters under the oversight of the Transition Committee and reports to the Board on all financial matters. Prior to joining Agria, Mr. Mao was the regional finance and planning manager of the Asia-Pacific division of a global chemicals company and worked for Deloitte & Touche as an auditor for five years.