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Sedex Holdings:
Member Director Election 2024

Meet our candidates!

We’re delighted to introduce our candidates for the 2024 Member Director election.

This election, held as part of our Annual General Meeting (AGM), will decide a new member representative to join the Sedex Holdings Board.

Click on each candidate (listed alphabetically by surname) to learn about them, their passion for responsible sourcing and what they’ll bring to the SHL Board.

Our Member Director nominees

Chenguang Zhang (Austin Zhang)
Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd
Chenguang Zhang (Austin Zhang)
Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd
Deputy Director of Sustainable Development
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What is a Member Director?

Sedex Holdings is the membership organisation that protects and promotes Sedex’s shared vision, as the holding company of the Sedex group. It the majority shareholder of our operational companies, with oversight and influence on Sedex’s strategy to deliver our vision.

Member Directors sit on the Sedex Holdings Board to represent the businesses using Sedex’s solutions, and keep our members’ needs at the centre of Sedex Holdings. A vacancy for a new Member Director has come up for 2024.

The Sedex Holdings Board plays a key role providing strategic input, perspective and guidance to the companies who provide the Sedex Platform, SMETA audit, assessment tools and other products and services.

Learn more about the Sedex Holdings Board in the Board Handbook, and see the company’s Articles of Association here.

Sedex vision — To become a leader in making global supply chains more socially and environmentally sustainable.

Key Dates

  • 24 May: Nominee shortlist published on the Sedex website, and shared to Sedex Holdings members as part of the formal notice for the 2024 Annual General Meeting.
  • 25 June: Member Director election held at the 2024 Annual General Meeting.

The Member Director appointment will be announced directly after the Sedex Holdings 2024 Annual General Meeting.

Questions? Check our FAQs below – if you can’t find your answer there, please contact us at

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