Haitian International Holdings Ltd.

Oct. 20, 2015

Helmar Franz, 65, the chief strategy officer and executive director of Haitian International Holdings Ltd., Hong Kong, has retired.

Franz will continue to serve as a board member of Haitian International in the capacity of a non-executive director and as a strategic consultant to the companies of the Haitian group. His focus will continue to be on the Chinese and global markets.

Franz first joined Haitian as a VP. Known as "Professor" by friends and colleagues around the world, Franz, who grew up in East Germany, has worked in a number of countries, including Germany, Russia, Egypt and Iraq. In all, he has spent more than 40 years in the industry, beginning work in 1972 as a development engineer after graduating from college.

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