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Above Food Corp. Announces Appointment of Jason Zhao as Chief Financial Officer



Above Food Corp.

 

Regina, Saskatchewan - TheNewswire - October 18, 2021 - Above Food Corp. (“Above Food” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Zhao (“Zhao”), as Chief Financial Officer, Vice-President of Finance and Enterprise Risk of Above Food.

 

Zhao has 20 years of experience building and leading finance teams in public practice accounting and industry, specializing in business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, technology, and other business advisory services for public and private companies. An active member in the community, Zhao has served on numerous community boards.  He is currently the Chair of the Creative Saskatchewan Board and the Past Chair of the Regina Symphony Board.  

 

Zhao graduated from the University of Alberta, and went on to earn his Chartered Professional Accounting and  Chartered Business Valuators designations.  He started his accounting career in Alberta with an international public accounting firm providing audit, assurance, and advisory services clients in a variety of industries including natural resources, manufacturing, retail, and education.  He then specialized with the corporate finance team focusing on valuations and mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”).   Zhao has focused on raising capital internationally for projects and companies in Western Canada, and has been instrumental in many successful investments in the retail, real estate, and natural resources sectors.

 

“I have known Jason for a number of years”, says Wayne Bernakevitch, independent member of the board of directors. “I have worked with him in business transactions and financial matters. Additionally, I have seen him interact with numerous people in business settings. Jason has a rare combination of being very proficient in all of these areas. I have little doubt that he will excel in his new position”.

 

Lionel Kambeitz, President, CEO and Executive Chairman of Above Food says: “In Jason’s capacity as Vice-President of Finance, he has shown the board of directors his ability to efficiently and successfully implement Public Company Accounting Oversight Board financial standards, and his prudent implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning and Enterprise Risk Management systems, essential in uniting various operating entities under the M&A process.”

 

About Above Food Corp.

 

Above Food Corp. is a first-of-its-kind, plant-based food company that celebrates delicious products made with real ingredients, real nutrition, real flavor, and real transparency. Founded in Canada by food production ecosystem veterans and visionary co-founders, Lionel Kambeitz, Donato Sferra, Tyler West and Martin Williams, Above Food’s vision is to create a healthier world — one seed, one field, and one bite at a time. With a complete chain of custody of plant proteins, enabled by scaled operations and infrastructure in primary agriculture and processing, Above Food delivers food to businesses and consumers with unparalleled traceability, quantifiable sustainability, and superior nutrient density. Above

Food’s brands are available online at www.abovefood.com and in natural grocers across Canada and the USA. For more information about Above Food, please visit www.abovefood.com or follow Above Food on Instagram (@above_food), Facebook (Above Food) and LinkedIn (Above Food).

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Lionel Kambeitz

Co-Founder

Martin Williams

Co-Founder

Donato Sferra       

Co-Founder

Tyler West

Co-Founder

Executive Chairman

Above Food Corp.

President &

Chief Innovation Officer

Exec VP & Chief Corporate Development Officer

CEO & President

Purely Canada Foods Corp.

lionel@abovefood.com

Above Food Brands Inc.

Above Food Corp.

twest@purelycanada.ca

 

martin@abovefood.com

donato@abovefood.com