Zhou Min Ni
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Zhou Min Ni and his wife Chan Sin Wong are the founders and principals of the original HF Group Holding, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of HF Foods Group Inc. (“HFFG”). They came to the United States in 1989 from Fuzhou, the provincial capital of Fujian, China.
Like many Fuzhounese who migrated to the US, they had their humble beginning by working in Chinese takeout restaurants. After gaining valuable experience and having saved enough capital, they established their own restaurants and soon realized there was immerse potential in the food supply business to the takeout restaurants.
Hence, Han Feng Inc. was officially founded in 1997 and marked the beginning of HFFG.
Xiao Mou Zhang aka Peter Zhang
Mr. Peter Zhang was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of B&R Global Holdings, Inc. (“B&R”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of HFFG and the holding company for the various operating subsidiaries founded by Peter and his partners who are all originally from China. Peter has over 20 years of experience in the food distribution industry with extensive experience in sales, marketing, financing, acquisitions, inventory, logistics and distribution dating back to the founding of Rong Cheng Trading LLC in 1999. Having established a large supplier network and maintaining long-term relationships with many major suppliers were built up over the years, and under Peter’s leadership, B&R was officially formed in 2014 as a holding company to consolidate the various operating entities all under one roof.
Ms. Ni has been serving as vice president of Shanghai Electric Investment Company since 2014, charged with strategic and financial investment for the Shanghai Electric Group.
Prior to this appointment, she worked at Haixiahuifu Investment Company and Deloitte.
Ms. Ni is experienced in equity investment, corporate finance and investment related tax structuring.
Ms. Ni received a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in international economical law from Shanghai Jiaotong University. She is a certified public accountant and certified tax accountant, and passed the bar exam in the PRC.
Dr. Hong Wang
Dr. Wang has served as a Professor of Management Information Systems at North Carolina A&T State University since 2005 and a Visiting Professor at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics in China since June, 2012, Dalian Maritime University in China since June 2012, and Henan Polytechnic University in China since June 2015. Dr. Wang has over 30 years of university teaching experience and has taught Management Sciences, Operations Research, Optimization, Business Environment, Management Concepts, Strategic Management, Engineering Economy, in addition to various Information Systems courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Wang is active in professional and community services. He has served in multiple cities in the US for several terms as president of local Chinese Associations, on various boards, as a principal of Chinese schools, as session chair of academic conferences, and as a journal referee. He also helped several Chinese universities to establish international programs in collaboration with US universities. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems/Decision Sciences from Ohio State University.
Xi Lin aka Felix Lin
Xi Lin aka Felix Lin, has worked in a number of positions at Blue Bird Corporation since 2011. His current position is in the Human Resource/Corporate Strategy Department as Executive Director of Human Resources and Strategy. He has also held various other positions within Blue Bird Corporation in the Operations Management Department from 2015 to 2016, the Finance and Accounting Department in 2011 and from 2013 to 2015, and the Business Development Department in 2012. Mr. Lin received his B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the Eugene Stetson School of Business and Economics in Georgia, a Master’s degree in Accountancy from the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business in Georgia, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We believe Mr. Lin’s qualification to sit on our board of directors includes his experience in corporate/operations, HR, manufacturing, corporate finance, corporate accounting, fixed asset management, international business development, and strategic development.