Andrew S. Brandt Chairman of BOD
Mr. Andrew S. Brandt was first appointed Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) in February 1991. In 2003 he was re-appointed to an unprecedented fifth three-year term. Mr. Brandt has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in public service. He entered politics in 1971, serving on the Council of the City of Sarnia for almost a decade, including three terms as mayor. In 1981, Mr. Brandt was elected to the Ontario Legislative Assembly as Member of Provincial Parliament for Sarnia. In the Legislature, Mr. Brandt served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, was appointed Minister of the Environment in 1983, and became Minister of Industry and Trade in 1985. In opposition he served as Leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party from 1987-1990. Mr. Brandt has received numerous honors, including the Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Award for “outstanding Community Service.” He received an Order of Merit from the French government. In 2007 Brandt was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Legends, along with George Cohan: founder of McDonalds Canada and Ted Rogers of Rogers Communications.
Lisa Wu Director
Ms. Wu graduated from the University of Toronto in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science. After over ten years business experiences in various industry sectors, Mrs. Lisa Wu launched her first business in the travel and tourism industry as executive director. In 2014, she partnered with Ancone Development Corporation, and established Canada Tenkey Holdings (CTH) to focus on real estate development and investment. In 2015, Canada Tenkey Holdings entered into a number of dynamic and emerging sectors, including craft beer brewing, construction and renovation, business consulting, and imports and exports. CTH also invested in a soya food products company in 2016, and acquired a very popular waterfront marina and restaurant in 2017. In the late of 2017, CTH began to invest in Cannabis industry and set up AeroPonLeaf Canada.
William R Sharpe Director &CEO
Mr. William R. Sharpe was appointed as Director and CEO of AeroPonLeaf Canada since January 2018. He was a veteran of the beverage industry and held senior positions in packaging, sales, marketing and operations during his career with Canada Dry, culminating as General Manager operating bottling plants in the major markets of Ontario and Western Canada. After 23 years in the soft drink market, Mr. Sharpe turned his sites on the brewing industry.
In 1978 Mr. Sharpe became a partner in Pacific Western Brewing Company in British Columbia as President and Chief Operating Officer. Recruited by Carling O’Keefe Breweries in 1984, Mr. Sharpe was Vice-President and General Manager of its operations in Manitoba and Saskatchewan where he managed two large brewing plants. In 1992 Mr. Sharpe purchased the Hamilton Ontario brewing facility that was formerly owned by Heineken, and renamed it “Lakeport Brewing Corporation”. Since 2000 Mr. Sharpe has consulted to the beverage industry, primarily in Canada and The United States. From 2014 Mr. Sharpe has been active in the brewing industry by assisting craft brewers with brewing formulae and brewing equipment and has assisted other businesses by directing start up initiatives.
Chris Alexander Director
Chris Alexander was born in Toronto in 1968, He obtained a B.A. in history and political science from McGill University in l988, completed a first-class M.A. in economics and philosophy at Balliol College in the University of Oxford in 1991.
Chris Alexander is a career diplomat, international public servant and politician. From 1991 until 2009, he served as a member of the Canadian foreign service. On May 2, 2011, Chris Alexander was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the federal Member or Parliament for Ajax-Pickering, helping to propel the Conservative Party of Canada to a majority government. From May 2011 until July 2013, Alexander served as Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Minister of National Defense. Chris Alexander was Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration from July 2013 to November 2015. In this capacity, he launched Express Entry system for economic immigration to Canada, strengthened Canada’s citizenship program.
Sheng Tang CFO
Mr. Tang Sheng, aged 36, obtained his MBA degree from Fudan University. Mr. Tang is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, and is also a member of each of The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA), Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He possesses substantial experience in accounting and auditing of large-sized group companies and publicly listed companies in Hong Kong and the United Stated.
Mr. Tang has been the CFO of Canada Tenkey Holdings and AeroPonLeaf Canada, mainly in charge of accounting and financing matters since April 2018. Prior to joining Canada Tenkey Holdings, he has over 10 years of working experience in financial management, asset management, investment management and capital markets. Mr. Tang started his financial career in PriceWaterhouse Coopers from 2005. He worked in Ernst & Young from 2007 to 2012 with his last position as an assurance manager. From 2012, he joined CITIC Industrial Investment, a first tier subsidiary under CITIC Group focusing on strategic investment, as a financial manager, investor relations and company’s secretary.