Chief Executive Officer
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. Dalanguerban is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Alan Ho
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ho, previously held the position of Controller of the Company, has over 15 years of financial accounting, auditing and corporate finance experience. Prior to joining the Company in 2013, Mr. Ho was the audit manager in Ernst & Young, overseeing the audits of numerous public companies in diverse industries. Mr. Ho holds a Bachelor of Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Mr. Tao Zhang
Vice President of Sales
Mr. Zhang, was appointed as a Vice President of the Company on July 3, 2018. Mr. Zhang is also a Director of several of the Company’s subsidiaries.
Prior joining the Company, Mr. Zhang was the Senior Supervisor of the Corporate Development (Investment) Department of NFC from June 2016 to May 2018. He joined NFC in March 2007 and was as a Manager in the Sales and Human Resources Departments and a Superintendent of the General Manager’s office in Tsairt Mineral LLC, the parent company of the Tumurtiin-Ovoo zinc mine in Mongolia, from November 2007 to December 2012. Between December 2012 and June 2016, Mr. Zhang was a Supervisor in the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Department of NFC.
Mr. Zhang is a certified safety engineer in China. Mr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mining and Geotechnical in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Mining and Safety Engineering Management in 2006 from the Central South University in China.
Mr. Munkhbat Chuluun
Vice President of Public Relations
President and Executive Director, SouthGobi Sands LLC
Mr. Chuluun, has served as President and Executive Director of the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary SouthGobi Sands LLC (“SGS”) since September 2015. He joined SGS as an advisor in 2013 and was later appointed as interim President and Executive Director and General Manager of Government Relations and Compliance. Prior to joining SGS, Mr. Chuluun was the Project Director of Asia Development Bank, the Coordinator of The World Bank and the Deputy of Prosecutors of Mongolia. Mr. Chuluun is the New Zealand Honorary Consul-General in Mongolia and serves on the Board of AmCham Mongolia (American Chamber of Commerce), and Public Administration magazine, and is the President of the Mongol-New Zealand Friendship Society. Mr. Chuluun holds a Master of Social Sciences in Public Administration and Public Policy from the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, a postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Academy of Management, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and a Bachelor of Law from the Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Leningrad, Russia.
Ms. Allison Snetsinger
Allison Snetsinger has rejoined SouthGobi as Corporate Secretary in November 2014. Ms. Snetsinger was the Corporate Secretary of the Company from May 2012 to March 2014. Prior to her position as Corporate Secretary, she held the position of assistant corporate secretary since the Company's Canadian initial public offering in December 2003.
Ms. Snetsinger spent over 10 years providing regulatory and corporate services to public and private companies, primarily in mining and resource development. She is a member of the Canadian Society for Corporate Secretaries.