Mr Lan graduated from Guangxi Agricultural Vocational College in 1983 and founded Guilin GFS Monk Fruit Corp in 2004 with BioVittoria Ltd as a Joint Venture partner. Prior to 2001 Mr Lan worked for the Guangxi Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences as vice-director. While employed by the Guangxi Institute of Botany Mr Lan organised and managed more than 30 research projects and published over 70 papers. Mr Lan has received more than 30 different awards including from the Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Academy of Science, Guangxi Department of Science and Technology, The Government of Guilin, The Government of Guangxi, and the Departments of the Central Government of China. Mr Lan has worked in Guangxi for more than 30 years where he has built strong and stable relationships with local government and famers.
Since 2001, Mr Lan has held the positions of CEO of Guilin DaDi Bio-Tech Co. Ltd, supervisor of Guilin Lijiang Rural Cooperative Bank, member of the Guilin Municipal Committee, vice Chairman of the Guangxi Association of Overseas and Returned Scholars, vice Chairman of the Guilin Plant Extraction Association, and Chairman of Guilin PureLo Monk Fruit Association.
As the General Manager of Monk Fruit Corp and CEO of BioDaDi, Mr Lan played a significant role in the early development of the monk fruit industry. Lead by Mr Lan these two companies jointly achieved many outstanding milestones and innovations in the monk fruit industry, and as a result of these achievements Monk Fruit Corp. has been the world’s leading monk fruit company for more than a decade and the world’s largest supplier of monk fruit products.
In recognition of his unique and significant contribution to the monk fruit industry and local economic development Mr Lan has received many awards including “The Advanced Overseas Return Individual of Guangxi” from the Guangxi Government, “The First Prize for the First Entrepreneurship of Overseas Return Scholar” from the Guangxi Association of Overseas and Returned Scholars, “The 2013 Excellent Entrepreneur of Guilin” by the Guilin Municipal Government and “The Top Talent for the Fourth Evaluation of Guilin”. The Chinese Government has recognized Mr Lan as their national expert in monk fruit production.
Mr Paslaski has developed consumer value propositions for many new health products including antioxidant vitamins, Omega 3, phytosterols, soy protein and chondroitin sulfate. Mr Paslaski was Senior Marketing Manager for Roche Vitamins’ Food Business Unit, responsible for new business development in the emerging functional foods/nutraceutical market.