Vancouver, B.C. April 11, 2019 – GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) (“GLG” or the “Company”), a global leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high-quality zero-calorie natural sweeteners, is pleased to announce its appointment of Eric Finnsson (Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant) as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Finnsson brings a wealth of over 30 years of international finance experience to GLG, including over 25 years with KPMG in Canada, Europe, and China. Mr. Finnsson was an audit partner with KPMG in China during his 14 years in China. During that time, Mr. Finnsson specialized in auditing and advising large multinational groups in the consumer markets sector and served Chinese clients with their public share offerings in North America. Mr. Finnsson’s experience includes serving some of the largest global food and beverage brands operating in China as well as global manufacturers with operations in China. With his extensive experience in serving well-known global enterprises with KPMG, Mr. Finnsson brings a skill set to GLG that includes knowledge of global best practices and a strong sense of corporate governance combined with a deep understanding of the consumer markets sector.
Dr. Luke Zhang, the Company’s CEO and Board Chairman, commented “Eric is an outstanding choice to join and complement our new Executive Team. His decades of experience – especially his familiarity with business operations in China, his focus on risk management, and his experience auditing companies and pushing for best practices – will serve GLG well as we focus on improving and expanding our current operations and as we enter into new lines of business such as CBD. He brings the experience and ability to help take GLG to the next level as a world-class company and global leader in the natural sweetener and CBD markets. I gladly welcome Eric to the team.”
For further information, please contact:
Simon Springett, Chief Operating Officer
Phone: +1 (604) 285-2602 ext. 101
Fax: +1 (604) 285-2606
Email: [email protected]
About GLG Life Tech Corporation
GLG Life Tech Corporation is a global leader in the supply of high-purity zero calorie natural sweeteners including stevia and monk fruit extracts used in food, beverages, and dietary supplements. GLG’s vertically integrated operations, which incorporate our Fairness to Farmers program and emphasize sustainability throughout, cover each step in the stevia and monk fruit supply chains including non-GMO seed and seedling breeding, natural propagation, growth and harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of the finished products. Additionally, to further meet the varied needs of the food and beverage and supplement industries, GLG’s Naturals+ product line enables it to supply a host of complementary ingredients reliably sourced through its supplier network in China. For further information, please visit www.glglifetech.com.
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