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.
Mr LIU Senlin (Chairperson, Managing Director) : has a strong successful business background dating back to the 1980’s when he founded the Applied Chemistry Group in China. Through his strong corporate management capability, he has developed his company over the last 30 years into a successful comprehensive enterprise involved in such areas as chemical raw materials manufacturing, mineral product development and market development and operation. Mr. Liu Senlin holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
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 Junheng LI (Executive Director) has built a strong career in logistics over the past 30 years in China. Mr. Li is currently the Chairperson of Heilongjiang Zhongxin Warehousing and Transportation Logistics Co., Ltd and Managing Director of both the China Association of Port-of-Entry and Logistics Association of China. Prior to these roles, Mr. Li held the position of General Manager of Guangdong Xinxing Company.
Ms Jaylin Xiaorong MAO (non-Executive Director): is also the Managing Director of AJM Group Holdings Pty Ltd and Non-executive Director of Bojun Agriculture Holdings Ltd (ASX code BAH). Previously, Ms Mao was the Director of Asian Business of Westpac Premium Banking. She has led the Westpac Premium Asian strategy to help the Asian migrants to start a new life in Australia. She has received numerous awards from Westpac including Alfred Davidson Awards (the highest award in Westpac) and New to Bank Championship for her efforts and passion working on Asian Strategy. She has created ongoing client advocacy by delivering an outstanding customer experience. Over the past 12 years Ms Mao has built extensive banking & finance experience in Australia across retail, private, corporate & investment banking. Prior joining Westpac, she was the Business Development Manager in AIMS Financial Group, Senior Relationship Manager of Corporate Banking in Commonwealth Bank & Vice President of Credit Suisse Australia. She has helped Asian ultra-high net worth & high net worth clients with banking & financial needs. She has also facilitated multi million dollars transaction within corporate & investment banking. Ms Mao holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Sichuan Normal University in China, Master of Commerce from the University of Sydney and Diploma of Applied Finance from Deakins University. She is an active member within the Asian community, actively involved in charity organizations and community groups.
Mr Grant THOMAS (Non-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).
Madam Freada CHEUNG Kwan (Non-Executive 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.
Mr GE Kaihua (Executive Director) with over 30 years managerial experience in the petroleum and resources sector in Russia and the Central Asia region, with considerable project and country expertise in Kazakhstan. Mr Ge Kaihua is recognised as one of the pioneers in regards to the internationalisation of China’s petroleum industry. Mr Ge Kaihua has worked in senior management with a number of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises in major projects in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Russia. His previous roles included Business Manager, Bureau of Geophysical Prospecting INC, China Petroleum Material Corporation, General Manager, PetroChina International (Kazakhstan) Co. Ltd, and General Manager China Marine Bunker (PetroChina) Co, Ltd. Most recently Mr Ge Kai has successfully established energy trading between China and Central Asia. Mr. Ge Kaihua holds a Degree in Project Management from the China University of Petroleum (Huaong) and a Post Graduate in Social Management from Kazakhstan State University of Management.