Posted 13 July, 2023

NOCERA, INC. appointed David Yu-Lung Kou as new CEO

Nasdaq:NCRA appointed new Chief Executive Officer David Yu-Lung Kou in a 8-K filed on 13 July, 2023.

  (c) On July 13, 2023, the Board appointed David Yu-Lung Kou as the Company's Acting Chief Executive Officer, effective July 13, 2023.  

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Overview of NOCERA, INC.
Consumer Goods • Food Products
Nocera, Inc. is a holding company, which through its subsidiary engages in the aquaculture consulting and management business. Its services include design, install, build, and manage aquaculture investment and projects; pilot and management services to aquaculture companies and new aquaculture projects; and offers equipment and materials from suppliers. The company was founded on February 1, 2002 and is headquartered in New Taipei City, Taiwan.
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers. 

(b) On July 13, 2023, Nocera, Inc. (the "Company") received a resignation notice from a member of its Board of Directors ("Board"), David Yu-Lung Kou. Such resignation is effective as of July 13, 2023. Mr. Kou's resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.

The position of Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board was vacant as of July 8, 2023, which was due to the unexpected death of Yin-Chieh ("Jeff") Cheng, the Company's former Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board.

(c) On July 13, 2023, the Board appointed David Yu-Lung Kou as the Company's Acting Chief Executive Officer, effective July 13, 2023.

David Kou, age 53, served as an independent member of our Board of Directors from December 19, 2019 until his resignation on July 13, 2023. Mr. Kou also served as the Chair and as the audit committee financial expert of the Company's Audit Committee and as a member of the Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kou is an executive with diversified experience in global business operations, product management, sales, marketing, and branding - including regional distribution and retail sales. He is experienced in (business) localization, product (roadmap) planning, business and operation establishment, restructuring and crisis recovery. Mr. Kou has experience in turn-around situations to achieve positive cash flow, strategic business planning and execution and innovative product creation and launch planning. Mr. Kou is currently the Chief of Strategy and Planning for Wistron Corp. His former employment positions include General Manager of TP Vision from 2015-2018, Vice President - Branded Business Operations at TPV from 2015-2018, a Business Advisor/Consultant of HokangTek from 2014-2018, Business and Operations Advisor of Top Innovation from 2014-2018, and an Executive Director, Global Sales of HTC Corp. from 2012-2014. He attended the University of Southern California earning an MSc. Electrical Engineering in 1991.

(d) On July 13, 2023, the Board appointed each of Cheng Lu Min Huay and Yih-Yu ("Grace") Lei to the position of director, effective as of July 13, 2023. Ms. Lei has been appointed to serve as the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Board and has been deemed by the Board to qualify as an audit committee financial expert under Item 407(d)(5)(ii) and (iii) of Regulation S-K. Ms. Lei has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board, effective upon becoming a director of the Company.

The Board has affirmatively determined that Ms. Lei meets the applicable standards for an independent director under both the rules of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC and Rule 10A-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Neither Ms. Cheng nor Ms. Lei has entered into agreements relating to compensation with regard to their service as directors of the Company and neither is a party to any arrangement or understanding with any person pursuant to which she was appointed as a director nor is party to any transactions required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K involving the Company.