He was appointed as chief financial officer following the resignation on January 9 of Casey Forward who stepped down due to health reasons.
Tong is currently the finance chief at ExGen Resources and is a senior advisor to several high- growth companies.
He has served in senior management roles for a number of public and private companies and was previously the chief financial officer of Pathway Capital Ltd, a venture capital group with a portfolio of early-stage ventures with market caps ranging from $5 million to $100 million.
He was also CFO at Turnberry Resources Ltd from February 2012 until it was acquired in April 2014.
Also in the statement, LeanLife said shareholders had voted in favour of all resolutions at its AGM on January 4 this year.
Vancouver-based LeanLife has developed a patented process to isolate omega 3 fatty acids from flax (linen) seeds — one of the richest plant sources of this essential fatty acid.
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