Edmonton, Alberta – (March 10, 2020) – BioNeutra Global Corporation (“BioNeutra” or the “Company”) (TSXV: BGA) is pleased to announce that effective immediately Dr. Steve Jakeway has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of BioNeutra North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
Dr. Jakeway has extensive global experience in corporate strategy, business development, sales, marketing and research gained over 18 years in the functional foods sector and research fields. BioNeutra Founder, President and CEO, Dr. Jianhua Zhu says of Dr. Jakeway, “We are indeed fortunate to have a person with Steve’s considerable international business experience and scientific background which will enable him to play a key leadership role in the Company as its expands its footprint in various regions of the globe.”
Dr. Zhu added, “Steve previously worked for the Company from 2013 to 2015 as Vice President, Business Development and contributed greatly to its growth during that time. In the past five years he has continued to add to his knowledge and expertise including dealing with multinationals which will assist us with continuing to broaden our geographical sales base with new customers which is a key cornerstone of our ongoing growth strategy.”
Dr. Jakeway states, “The Company has a wonderful team of professionals with a number of exciting initiatives. I am happy to be back and look forward to providing leadership and helping the Company to grow.”
Dr. Jakeway is a member of two boards, the Agriculture and Food Council (of Alberta) and the Association of Professional Chemists of Alberta. He received his PhD in Chemistry from the Imperial College at the University of London (UK) and he obtained a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Toronto.
BioNeutra is also pleased to announce the appointment of Yiyuan Jiang as acting Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Mr. Chad Cretney. Mr. Jiang holds a Master of Accounting degree from Macquarie University located in Sydney, Australia and a Certified Practicing Accountant designation from Australia similar to Canada’s CPA designation. He has been employed by the Company since 2016 - more recently as Controller.