Research & Development
  1. Aquaculture Research

  2. Manufacturing Facilities

  3. Aquaculture Research Center




  3. aquaculture & product consulting

  4. Seminars


  1. Product Overview

  2. Product Catalogue

  3. functional performance feed

  4. non-functional feed

  5. animal health product


  1. Our Story

  2. Mission & Vision

  3. Management

  4. Compliance

  5. Careers



Executive Team

The Grobest management team’s professional and industry-focused experience drives the company forward. Comprised of experts from the world of biotechnology, animal nutrition, aquaculture and other associated technologies, this combined expertise of the team reflects Grobest’s global reach and the company’s success.

Grobest’s corporate executives proven track record of management excellence, as well as respective industry expertise—combined with the strong, advisory support of our Board of Directors—is a major factor in the company’s leadership and ever increasing worldwide success.


Hua Du

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Du joins Grobest after 11 years of service at Solvay, a leading global chemicals and materials company, where he held the position of President of Global Business Units, and Member of Executive Committee, leading several global business units with revenues of EUR 5 Billion, more than 10,000 employees, and technologies covering a wide range of end markets. Prior to Solvay, he worked at Rohm and Haas Company for 13 years, driving growth in Asia for its Electronic Materials group.

Mr. Du graduated from Peking University in China and holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), organic chemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign U.S.A.

Richard Shin

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Human Resource Officer

Richard C. W. Shin has joined Grobest as Chief Financial Officer in June 2020.

Mr. Shin has 28 years of professional experience in financial and business leadership roles, having lived internationally in six cities across five countries, building businesses and teams with a hands-on approach including: strategic planning, business and brand development; M&A and post-integration; business advisory; auditing; forensic accounting; and business valuation advisory. He has worked in the FMCG and retail sectors in the past 22 years, with extensive experience in publicly listed as well as private companies.

Mr. Shin has graduated from the McGill University of Montreal, Canada with a Master of Accountancy degree. He is also a Qualified Canadian Chartered Accountant.

Edward Gao

Chief Operating Officer

Edward Gao served as Chief Operating Officer at Grobest since November 2018. Mr. Gao has over 26 years of hands-on experience and successful leadership in managing operations and supply chain. He has overseen the construction of five large factories on greenfield and closure of five old plants for four Fortune-500 international corporations over the past 26 years. Between 2010 and 2018, Mr. Gao was Director of Operations and Supply Chain of Henkel in Greater China. Prior to that, he held operational management positions at Cargill, Wrigley, and 3M.

Mr. Gao graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Master of Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Gao is married with one daughter. In his spare time, he loves hiking and traveling.


Chief Marketing Officer

Kristin Veriga has joined Grobest as Chief Marketing Officer in September 2020. In his 26-year career in marketing and sales, he has taken leading roles for FMCG giants such as Mars, Reckitt Benckiser, and Arnotts. Prior to joining Grobest, he had worked for Regal Springs, a producer of antibiotic-free and sustainable tilapia. He has worked across five continents, managing operations spanning as many as 95 countries around the world.

He is a purpose-driven and growth-minded marketer focused on creating customer value. In Grobest, he will be responsible for making the operations even more farmer-centered by promoting their success, which in turn should bring about the company’s success.

Mr. Veriga holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Marketing) from University of Western Sydney.

Jennifer Kuo

Chief Technology Development & Sustainability Officer

Jennifer Kuo serves as Chief Technology Development & Sustainability Officer of Grobest Group. She joined Grobest in 1992, where she held various positions, including: General Manager of Animal Health Business Group, General Manager of Animal Health Research Institute, General Manager of Fuzhou Omnipro Industrial Co. Ltd, Vice President of Business Development & Planning, Vice President of Administrative Management, Director of Project Management, Special Assistant of Group Executive Director to assist business management, Supervisor of Aquaculture Research Center, and Supervisor of Quality Assurance Department. She was also appointed project manager to key projects and the leader of Ingredient Development team.

Ms. Kuo holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degrees from the Department of Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University and has a broad experience in the aquaculture industry. She has also earned a professional certificate in Corporate Sustainability Management.