(10 May 2021, Hong Kong) Green Monday Holdings (GMH) is pleased to announce Mr. Chang Sun and Mr. John Wood have joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Sun and Mr. Wood will bring in a wealth of international experience and expertise in strategy, business development and capital markets to help the Company further grow. In addition, Green Monday Group also welcomes Ms. Denise Wong to their leadership team as Chief Financial Officer.
Green Monday Holdings is the operational arm of Green Monday Group, a pioneer in Asia’s plant-based industry and a leader in driving advocacy to shift consumers to adopt a flexitarian lifestyle. Green Monday Holdings comprises OmniFoods, its food tech arm, and Green Common, its one-stop omni-channel platform that together, empowers global communities with an ecosystem of wholesome and sustainable food choices.
Mr. Sun is currently Managing Partner of TPG China. TPG is a leading global investment firm. With over 25 years of investing experience — including a significant focus on impact investing — Mr. Sun now oversees TPG’s investment activities in China across several capital arms including The Rise Fund, the world’s largest private markets impact investing fund founded in 2016 with the ambition to drive positive social and environmental outcomes alongside competitive financial returns. The Rise Fund co-led Green Monday’s most recent financing round in September 2020.
Mr. Sun is a leader in China’s private equity industry. Prior to joining TPG, he was chairman and founder of Black Soil Group. From 1995 to 2015, he was a partner at Warburg Pincus and served as chairman of Asia Pacific for the firm and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group.
Mr. Sun said: “I firmly believe that Green Monday, as a leading force in Asia in enabling a global revolutionary food paradigm, can tackle some of the most imminent challenges in the world and can drive positive changes to the society. I am excited to take up this role and join the Board. I look forward to working with the passionate and talented management team to accelerate growth, bring innovative food products to customers and deliver sustainable and strong performances for our stakeholders at a time when carbon neutrality has become a growing focus in Asia and globally.”
Mr. Wood, a renowned social entrepreneur, is the Founder of Room to Read, the world’s most impactful NGO for developing world education. The organization has raised US$650 million and brought education programs to over 23 million children in 18 low-income countries. Prior to Room to Read, he held numerous senior roles at Microsoft, including Director of Marketing for the Asia Pacific region and Director of Business Development for the Greater China region.
Mr. Wood is currently the Asia Partner for Concentric Equity, a US$2 billion Chicago-based family office. He serves on the Boards of Singapore-based technology private equity firm Asia Partners and is a founding member of the Advisory Board of XA – a group of over 100 “big tech” alumni who have made over 30 active investments in ASEAN-focused technology start-ups. He was a four-term Advisory Board member of the Clinton Global Initiative and was chosen for the inaugural class of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Wood said of his appointment “I have long believed that the future of capitalism lies with purpose based businesses, as customer and employee loyalty is increasingly tied to values and actions that make the world a better place. I have loved Green Monday since the day I met the founding team as their business model is solid and they have a vision to change the world. Best of all, it’s win-win-win ─ we have a greener planet, healthier bodies and better health, and there is dramatically less cruelty to our animal friends.”
The addition of Mr. Sun and Mr. Wood as new directors complements the existing GMH board of directors’ expertise. The expansion of the board is another indication of the commitment Green Monday Holdings makes to meaningfully advancing its purposeful business over the coming years.
Denise Wong has over 15 years of global investment banking experience, most recently serving as managing director and head of the Asia consumer & retail coverage team at Barclays. Having been based in both Hong Kong and New York, Ms. Wong has advised consumer & retail companies on cross-border M&A transactions and capital raises involving over US$80 billion in capital.
Ms. Wong graduated from Yale University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics. As a passionate advocate of the environment, diversity and inclusion, she believes embracing shared value and innovation are critical to solving the most pressing global issues, paving the way towards a more equitable, sustainable future.
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About Green Monday Holdings
Green Monday Holdings produces and distributes plant-based food products in Asia and beyond. Green Monday Holdings is the operational arm of Green Monday Group, comprising OmniFoods and Green Common: OmniFoods is a food tech company with a Canadian-based R&D team creating its own range of alternative protein food products including OmniPork, OmniPork Luncheon, OmniPork Strip and OmniEat; Green Common is a one-stop plant-based platform combining retail, distribution and dining service in over 15 markets, empowering communities in Asia and beyond with sustainable, innovative and wholesome food choices.
About Green Monday Group
Green Monday Group was founded in 2012 in Hong Kong SAR with the vision to “Make Change Happen, Make Green Common”. It is the pioneer in Asia to launch a large scale plant-based movement by advocating flexitarian lifestyle.
The Group comprises Green Monday Holdings, the operational arm producing and distributing plant-based food products in Asia and beyond, Green Monday Ventures, the impact investment arm dedicated to supporting and accelerating growth of mission-aligned entrepreneurs and start-ups globally and Green Monday Foundation, the non-profit arm advocating sustainable plant-based living through community initiatives. Green Monday Holdings comprises OmniFoods and Green Common: OmniFoods is a food tech company with a Canadian-based R&D team creating its own range of alternative protein food products including OmniPork, OmniPork Luncheon, OmniPork Strip and OmniEat; Green Common is a one-stop plant-based platform combining retail, distribution and dining service in over 10 markets, empowering communities in Asia and beyond with sustainable, innovative and wholesome food choices. The Green Monday Group is named to Fortune’s 2020 “Change the World” list, and Fortune China’s “20 Most Socially Influential Startups in China” list.
David Yeung is the founder and CEO of Green Monday Group. He is also an environmental advocate known for his commitment in tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues of climate change, food insecurity and public health as well as empowering individuals, communities, and corporations towards sustainable, healthy, and mindful living. David’s work has earned a number of awards including “EY Entrepreneur of The Year Award 2020”, “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum, an “Ashoka Fellowship” by the Ashoka Foundation and the “Cathay ChangeMaker 2020” by Cathay Pacific Airways. Executive Director Jenny Ng leads Green Monday’s operations alongside David with a strong commitment to creating a more sustainable world. For more information, please visit: www.greenmonday.org
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