The Board, executive team, personnel and partners of the Company are experienced and capable with the skills required to successfully develop and exploit the Company’s existing projects and pursue and complete additional project acquisition opportunities for the Company in order to create further Shareholder value.
The Board of Directors of the Company comprise.
Madam Freada CHEUNG Kwan (Chairperson and Managing Director) is an experienced investor in various companies internationally, including companies in Australia, Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore and United Kingdom. She is well respected among the business community and has extensive business contacts internationally and in particular, the PRC. She has a diversified portfolio and knowledge base, with major investments and interest in the mining industry, clean energy and agricultural resources segments and is recognised for her vision in investment projects. Madam Cheung also has strong successful experience in mergers and acquisitions.
Madam Cheung also holds directorship at Burwill Holding Limited (stock code: 0024) which is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Mr Grant THOMAS (Executive Director/Chief Technical Officer) is a geoscientist and experienced Company Director. Currently Director of ASX listed Amani Gold Limited (ASX – ANL), Mr Thomas is responsible for strategic business analysis and project evaluation. Mr Thomas has previously served as Managing Director of ASX listed Celsius Coal Limited and Tianshan Goldfields Limited and has held senior positions with Rio Tinto Exploration (Australia, Brazil and China) and Hamersley Iron. Mr Thomas has 30 years of professional experience covering project acquisition, mineral exploration and resource project evaluations for several minerals, including diamonds, gold, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, fluorspar and coal in Australia, China, South Africa, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Cambodia and Mongolia. Mr Thomas has completed several substantial capital raisings in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. Mr Thomas has been involved with successful project leadership and exploration discoveries within Australia and China including; Homestead, Mount Sheila and Mount Sylvia (iron ore) and 2.4Moz Au Xinjiang Gold Mountain and Kuan Gou (gold) discoveries.
Mr Thomas holds a Bachelor degree in Science from Adelaide University in Australia and is a Member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).
Mr LYU Xiao-kang (Executive Director) is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 year’s business experience predominately in China, and particularly, in the mining sector. Currently, Mr Liu is the Chairman of Jingdekang Investment Group Co. Ltd. and founder and Chairman of Hebei Haide Mining Co. Ltd., which owns and operates iron ore and coal mines in China. Since 2012, Mr Lyu has held the position of Chairman of Board of North America Investors Association. Mr Lyu has an extensive network of business contacts both within China and internationally.
Mr Terence WONG(Executive Director) has over 20 years of experience in management and investment in Hong Kong and the PRC and has extensive Asian business experience and networks.
Mr Wong holds a Diploma in Public Administration and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from University of Birmingham.
Mr Marco MARCOU (Executive Director), has over 30 years of managerial, consulting and advisory experience in Australia, the USA and Asia. He has held a number of senior management positions and worked for Deloitte Consulting (Australia and Hong Kong) specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr Marcou was a joint founder and is currently also a Director of MAP Capital Advisors (MAP), a leading independent boutique investment and advisory house providing Corporate Advisory (Strategic Transactions and Capital Markets), Market Insights, Venture Capital and Specialist Funds services. MAP’s sector focus is on the TRiMET market segments (namely: Technology, Retail, Internet, Media, Entertainment & Telecoms) and the Resources sectors (namely: Mining, Oil and Gas, and Cleantech).
Mr Marcou holds a Master of Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.
Mr Edward WEN (Non-Executive Director) was an investment banker in several global investment banking houses in New York, first at J&W Seligman and then Nomura Securities, where he initiated and executed numerous cross-border initial public offerings, merger and acquisition transactions
and structured financings. From 2001 to 2008, Mr Wen has been served as President of Genes Capital Group, a US-based merchant banking company which provided financing for small-cap companies. Since 2008, Mr Wen founded and manages several private equity funds with total investment assets over US$3 billion.
Mr Wen holds a Master of Business Administration from Stern School of Business of New York University.