Mr. Dalanguerban (4)
Mr. Dalanguerban, is a seasoned mining professional, having accumulated over 35 years of international mining and operational experience including a number of mining projects in Mongolia. Mr. Dalanguerban joined China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd (“NFC”) in 1985 and served in a variety of roles in various countries until his departure in 2017 when he was the Chief Representative of NFC in Mongolia. During this time in Mongolia, Mr. Dalanguerban accomplished numerous achievements including the development and commissioning of the Tumurtiin Ovoo zinc mine, which is recognized as an “Exemplary Project of China-Mongolia Cooperation” and for which he was awarded the “Mining Contribution” prize by the Mongolia’s Ministry of Mines. Mr. Dalanguerban had served as a director, executive deputy general manager, and general manager successively in Tsairt Minerals LLC (the holding company of the Tumurtiin-Ovoo zinc mine) from its establishment in 1997 until 2005, when the Tumurtiin Ovoo zinc mine was put into production.
Mr. Dalanguerban cofounded the Mongolian Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia in 2002 and now serves as its Executive Vice President and Secretary-General. Mr. Dalanguerban studied Arabic at the Shanghai International Studies University and graduated in 1980.
Mr. Mao Sun (1) (2) (3)
Independent Non-Executive Director and Lead Director
Mr. Sun, joined the Board of Directors on November 5, 2015 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and was appointed as Interim Lead Director on August 16, 2016. Mr. Sun was appointed as Lead Director on May 30, 2019.
Mr. Sun is the founding partner of Mao & Ying LLP, a private accounting firm offering tax, assurance and management consulting services.
Mr. Sun has over 15 years’ experience in the accounting sector and has extensive knowledge of Canadian accounting standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and Canadian taxation laws. Mr. Sun has extensive experience with Canadian listed companies. Since 2014, Mr. Sun has been the Chief Financial Officer of HFX Holding Corp. Mr. Sun was a Director and Chairman of the audit committee for Yalian Steel Corporation (TSX-V) from 2012 to 2013, and a Director and member of the audit committee for Wildsky Resources Inc. (TSX-V) (formerly China Minerals Mining Corporation) from 2017 to February 2020. Prior to founding Mao & Ying LLP, Mr. Sun was the audit manager in the Vancouver office of KPMG, an internationally recognized accounting firm.
Mr. Sun graduated from Columbia University in New York with a Master Degree in International Affairs, International Finance and Business, and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China. Mr. Sun is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Yingbin Ian He (1)(2)(3)(4)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. He, joined the Board of Directors on May 16, 2017 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Mr. He’s career in the mining industry has spanned over 30 years, with extensive senior executive and board experience. Mr. He is the Lead Independent Director of China Gold International Resources Corp. Ltd., a company dually listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and HKEx; a Director and President of Tri-River Ventures Inc., a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSX-V”); a Director of PT Bumi Resources Tbk (IDX), and a Director and non-Executive Chairman of Vatukoula Gold Mines Plc, formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market. Mr. He formerly served as director of several public companies. Mr. He was President and Director of Spur Ventures Inc. (TSX-V), and the General Manager of its operating subsidiary Yichang Mapleleaf Chemicals Inc. In his early career, Mr. He worked as a mineral process engineer and coal preparation engineer respectively with a Canadian mining company and an engineering consulting company.
Mr. He obtained his Doctoral and Master’s Degrees in Mineral Process Engineering from the University of British Columbia in Canada and his Bachelor Degree in Coal Preparation from Heilongjiang Institute of Mining and Technology (currently the Heilongjiang University of Technology) in China. Mr. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Jin Lan Quan (1),(2),(3)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Quan, joined the Board of Directors on August 6, 2015 as an Independent Non-Executive Director.
Ms. Quan is an independent financial planner and business consultant based in Sydney, Australia. Prior to her current role, Ms. Quan developed extensive and diverse finance and audit experience during her time as an audit partner with one of the big four accounting firms in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Quan has extensive experience in financial consulting services with specialist skills in external auditing, internal audit structuring, corporate financing and risk management and business acquisition. Ms. Quan was previously a director of Kresta Holdings Ltd., a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Ms. Quan is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants United Kingdom (ACCA UK), a Certified Public Accountant P. R. China (CPA CHINA), a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ), and a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Jianmin Bao
Mr. Bao, joined the Board of Directors on March 18, 2020 as a Non-Executive Director.
Mr. Bao is currently a Managing Director of CIC Capital Corporation (“CIC Capital”), a wholly owned subsidiary of CIC, responsible for overseeing investment projects in infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, minerals and related investment funds at CIC Capital since 2015. Mr. Bao joined CIC in 2011 when he managed its North American fund investments and private credit market investments in the Private Equity Department at CIC.
Prior to joining CIC, Mr. Bao held the position of Vice President at the Beijing branch of HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited (“HSBC China”) and various senior positions in the Global Investment Banking Division of HSBC China during 2006 to 2010. Before joining HSBC China, Mr. Bao was the Head of the Export Credit Department of Export-Import Bank of China.
Mr. Bao was previously a Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners of PT Bumi Resources Tbk, a company listed on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (the “IDX”) and a non-executive Director of Noble Group Limited, a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
Mr. Bao received his Bachelor degree in 1990 and a Master degree of Industry and Foreign Trade in 1994 from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Mr. Bao is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Ben Niu
Mr. Niu, aged was elected as a non-executive director of the Company with effect from May 30, 2019.
Mr. Niu is currently a Vice President of CIC Capital Corporation (“CIC Capital”), a wholly owned subsidiary of China Investment Corporation (“CIC”) and is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities in the metals and mining industry and management of CIC Capital’s existing portfolio assets in the same sector. Prior to joining CIC Capital in 2019, Mr. Niu was a Senior Manager at China Minmetals Corporation, responsible for its overseas mining strategy, commodity analysis and M&A in the mining sector. Through his experience at China Minmetals Corporation and its subsidiaries, Mr. Niu has developed an extensive understanding of global mining development trends, commodity attractiveness and investment opportunity selection.
Mr. Niu received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Tsinghua University, majoring in Electronic Engineering. Mr. Niu is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Zhiwei Chen
Mr. Chen, joined the Board of Directors on April 13, 2018 as a Non-Executive Director.
Mr. Chen joined China Cinda (HK) Holdings Company Limited (“Cinda HK”) in 2010. He is currently the Deputy General Manager responsible for managing Cinda HK’s investment and financing businesses, leading a team that manages nearly US$3.5 billion in investments. Mr. Chen is the current Executive Director of Zhongchang International Holdings Group Limited, a company listed on the HKEX. Mr. Chen is also a Non-Executive Director of Modern Land (China) Co., Limited, China Fortune Financial Group and Silver Grant International Holdings Group Limited, each of which is listed on the HKEX. Mr. Chen has over 10 years of investment and research experience in the financial industry and, prior to joining Cinda HK, Mr. Chen was the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of TIG Group in Singapore from 2007 to 2010 and was responsible for TIG Group’s private equity investment business in China. Mr. Chen was a research scholar at the National University of Singapore from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Chen obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Tsinghua University in China in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Estate Management from National University of Singapore in 2009. Mr. Chen is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Ms. Ka Lee Ku
Ms. Ku joined the Board on December 9, 2020 as a Non-Executive Director.
Ms. Ku is currently the Managing Director of the Investment Department in China Cinda (HK) Holdings Company Limited (“Cinda HK”), responsible for sourcing and execution of private and secondary market transactions valuing in excess of HK$10 billion. Ms. Ku has over 24 years’ experience in the management and finance sectors. She joined China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. (“China Cinda”) in 1996 and, throughout her career at China Cinda she has worked in a variety of roles and positions. Prior to her appointment in 2018 as the Managing Director of the Investment Department in Cinda HK, Ms. Ku was an Executive Director of the Investment Department in Cinda HK from March 2017 to March 2018 and a Senior Manager Assistant of the Investment Department in Cinda HK from March 2016 to March 2017. While at Cinda HK, Ms. Ku has provided corporations with financial support through loans, equity investments, mezzanine investments, bond investments, initial public offerings, and additional investment opportunities at every stage of corporate growth.
Ms. Ku studied international trade at the Hubei University in China. She obtained a diploma in Business Management from The Hong Kong Management Association and completed the Licensing Examination for Securities and Futures Intermediaries from the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Ms. Ku is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
(1) Audit Committee
(2) Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
(3) Compensation and Benefits Committee
(4) Health, Environment, Safety and Social Responsibility Committee