Mr Jacky CHAN (Vice President – Mining)
Mr Chan has over 10 years’ experience working in senior management in the mining industry. During this time he has been responsible for all facets of mining from exploration through to mine building via engineering, procurement and construction across a wide commodity spectrum. His experience has seen him work in underground and open pit operations in China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Indonesia, Mongolia and Cambodia. Since 2010, he has focused his work on the potash and phosphate areas.
Mr Chan is a Competent Person as defined by the Australasian Code for the Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (JORC Code) and holds a Masters of Philosophy (Earth Sciences & Regional Geology) and Bachelor of Science (Earth Sciences) from the University of Hong Kong. Mr Chan is also a Member Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (MAusIMM), Member Australasian Institute of Geoscientists (MAIG), Member Society of Economic Geologists (MSEG) and Founder & Vice Chairman Hong Kong Mining Investment Professionals Association (FHKMIPA).
Dr George MA (Exploration Manager)
Dr Ma is the head of the technical department. Being a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM), Dr Ma has over 10 years of combined research and industrial experience in geology and mineral exploration, that covers a wide variety of commodities including non-ferrous metals, precious metals (including platinum group metals) and potash from Cyprus, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Russia. Dr Ma holds a bachelor degree (BSc) in Earth Sciences (University of Hong Kong) and a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree in tectonics and igneous petrology (University of Hong Kong).
Dr Ma is well familiar with the mining industry’s reporting standards and guidelines, including Australia’s JORC Code, Canada’s NI-43-101, Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s Chapter 18, Kazakhstan’s GKZ, and China’s standard, able to undertake mineral projects in compliance with these international/regional codes, and to participate in project fund raising and listing.
Mr Evgeniy BEGLYAKOV (Director of Geology and Production – Batys Kali LLP)
Mr Beglyakov has held the position of Director of Geology and Production at Batys Kali LLP, a subsidiary of KPC, since 2010 and is responsible for all relevant production related activities at the two KPC projects, they being Zhilyanskoye and Chelkar projects. Previously, Mr Beglyakov has worked with Geointsentr LLP as Deputy Director for the development for Tellur gold deposit, at Deputatskiy, Russia, Yakutia, Deputatskiy Mining and Processing Complex as Deputy General Director on economic and financial issues and at JSC Kazzinc Ridder in East Kazakhstan as Strategic Development Manager (chief engineer) at the Ridder mining and processing complex.
Mr Beglyakov was trained as a mining engineer and surveyor at the Moscow Mining Institute, Faculty of Ore Mining.