Vmoto Limited (ASX:VMT)

Vmoto Limited (ASX:VMT)

Vmoto Limited (ASX:VMT) is a global scooter manufacturing and distribution group. The Company specialises in high quality electric powered two-wheel vehicles and manufactures a range of western designed electric scooters from its wholly owned 30,000sqm state of the art manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China. Vmoto combines low cost Chinese manufacturing capabilities with European design and offers high performance and competitive products to international markets.

Vmoto operates through three primary brands: Vmoto (Vmoto’s own brand, aimed at the value market in Asia), E-Max (another Vmoto proprietary brand, targeting the international B2B markets with a high end premium product) and Super Soco (a third party brand Vmoto markets into international B2C markets). As well as operating under these brands, the Company also manufactures for a number of customers on an original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) basis.

Board and Management

 

Phillip Campbell
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Phillip Campbell has been appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective 31 May 2017. His career spans 35 years and includes national and international postings across a range of industries including resources, construction, manufacturing, food, and engineering services.

Phillip is currently Chairman of ASX listed Fleetwood Corporation (ASX: FWD) and has previously been a director of mining services company Pearl-Street Limited; energy and technical services business, HRL Limited; agricultural company, Fodder King Limited; and Chairman of FMCG business, Farm Pride Foods Limited. He is currently also a director and advisor to a number of unlisted public, private and not-for-profit organisations across Australia including Chairman of the leading manufacturer of modular accommodation for government and industry, Fleetwood Corporation Limited.

Mr Charles Chen
Managing Director

Mr. Chen (Charles) Yi Ting has been Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Executive Director of Vmoto Ltd since September 1, 2011. Mr Chen was appointed as Executive Director on 5 January 2007 and Managing Director of the Company on 1 September 2011. Mr. Chen founded Freedomotor Corporation Limited in 2004, through a management buyout of key assets, which were subsequently acquired by Vmoto. He holds a Bachelor of Automobile Engineering from Wuhan University of Automobile Technology (China) and a postgraduate Diploma of Business Administration from South Wales University (UK). From 1993 to 2002, Mr. Chen held senior executive roles with Hainan Sundiro Motorcycle Company Limited, the largest publicly listed industrial company in Hainan Province. Hainan Sundiro was acquired by Honda Japan in 2001. Mr Chen is based in Nanjing, China, and oversees all of the Company’s operations and activities.

Mr Ivan Teo
Finance Director

Ivan Teo was appointed finance director of Vmoto in 2013. Mr Teo is a qualified chartered accountant and has over 12 years’ experience in accounting, audit, corporate finance and international business serving private and public companies in a diverse range of industries including automobile, manufacturing, mining and retail. Mr Teo holds a BCom degree from the University of Adelaide and is based in Nanjing, China.

Mr Jacky Chen
Non-Executive Director

David is the co-founder, CEO and Executive Director of Buddy Platform. Before launching Buddy, David gained extensive international business experience, spending nearly 11 years at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA in the hardware, software and development teams.

Prior to moving to the US, David was a management consultant for PwC in Australia. David holds a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (Hons) from the University of South Australia.

Ms Shannon Coates
Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary

Ms. Shannon Louise Coates is Company Secretary, Non-Executive Director of Vmoto Ltd. Ms Coates was appointed as Company Secretary on 10 May 2007. Ms Coates is currently employed as Legal & Compliance Counsel with Evolution Capital Partners, a company providing corporate advisory services and is also company secretary to a number of ASX and AIM listed companies. Ms Coates completed a Bachelor of Laws through Murdoch University in 1993 and has since gained over 18 years in-house experience in corporate law and compliance for public companies. She is a Chartered Secretary and an Associate Member of both the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and Chartered Secretaries Australia.