Board Of Directors

Yu Lixian

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Mr. Yu, aged 54, a senior engineer, is the Chairman of China Nonferrous Metals Int’l Mining Co., Ltd. (“CNMIM”), the Company’s largest shareholder, having joined CNMIM in July 2017. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in mining engineering from Central South University (formerly known as College of Changsha Nonferrous Metals) in the PRC in June 1990 and has a postgraduate degree in law from CPC Hubei Provincial Party School in the PRC. Mr Yu has extensive management and industry experience. From May 2002 to August 2006, Mr Yu held various positions in Daye Nonferrous Metals Co., a large-scale copper industry enterprise and from August 2006 to July 2017 he served as deputy president of Daye Nonferrous Metals Group Holdings Co., Ltd.

Mr Zhang Hui

Managing Director

Mr. Zhang, aged 51, is the Managing Director of China Nonferrous Metals Int’l Mining Co., Ltd. ("CNMIM"), the Company's largest shareholder, having joined CNMIM in July 2020. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Kunming University of Science and Technology in the PRC, majoring in a specialty of civil engineering from September 1988 to July 1992.

As a senior mining engineer by trade, Mr. Zhang has significant mining and management experiences. From July 1992 to December 1998, he worked as an engineer in Beijing Central Engineering and Research Institute of Nonferrous Metallurgical Industries; from January 1999 to March 2003, chief engineer of China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd; from March 2003 to March 2005, Vice General Manager of Department of Engineering Business of China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd; from March 2005 to November 2007, Senior Engineer of Technical Department of NFC Africa Mining PLC, which is a listed Africa mining company in Honkong; from December 2007 to April 2018, Vice Director of Department of supervision and administration of production safety in China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd; from April 2018 to April 2019, Deputy Mayor of De Hong City, Yun Nan Province; and from April 2019 to July 2020, Vice Director of Department of supervision and administration of production safety of China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd.

He currently serves as the Managing Director of China Nonferrous Metals International Mining Company Limited.

Mr Xiaohua Wang

Finance Director

Mr. Wang, aged 50, is the Chief Finance Officer of LLC Pakrut, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary in Tajikistan, having joined LLC Pakrut in April 2018. He studied in Huang Shi Finance School with a major of financial accounting from September 1988 to June 1991. Mr. Wang graduated with a post-graduate's degree majoring in economic management from Party School of CPC Hubei Provincial Committee in the PRC in July 2009. 

Mr. Wang is well experienced in the fields of accounting and management. From March 2011 to October 2016, he worked as CFO of Tibet Investment Corporation of Daye Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.; from October 2016 to April 2018, CFO of Boyuan environmental protection corporation of Daye Nonferrous Metals Group Holdings Co., Ltd.; from April 2018 to July 2018, Assistant to CEO of LLC Pakrut; from July 2018 to present, CFO of LLC Pakrut.

Mr Xiuzhi Shi

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Shi, aged 55, holds a PhD in Mining Engineering from the Central South University, where he has been an Associate Professor and Professor of the School of Resources and Safety Engineering since September 1999. Mr. Shi has significant industry and academic experience in mining engineering and safety engineering. From May 1990 to August 1999, Mr. Shi worked as the technical market researcher at the Hebei Coal Science Research Institute while holding the post of mining engineer at the Gypsum Mine project for the Yunlong Group. Mr. Shi is a member of the mining committee of the Nonferrous Metals Society of China, a standardisation expert for the China Safety Industry Association and a safety culture expert for the State Administration of Work Safety. Mr. Shi has also hosted or participated in more than 80 scientific research projects in mining and safety engineering and has published over 160 academic papers in well-known domestic and overseas academic journals.

Mr Yong Li

Senior Non-Executive Director

Mr. Li, aged 46, is an attorney and senior counsel (Partner) of Sequoia Smith Partners. He is also the Senior Non-Executive Director at the Case Law Research Centre and is a supervisor of graduate students at the Law School of the Central University of Finance and Economics. Mr. Li holds a PhD degree in Law from the Tsinghua University and is a visiting scholar of Stanford Law School. Mr. Li has significant expertise in academic research in Company Law, International Law and International Investment Law. He also has experience in investment, banking and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Li has also worked in dispute resolutions in numerous industries including mining, manufacturing, infrastructure, construction, chemical engineering and in private equity and venture capital investment. He is a director at the Beijing Finance Law Institute and the China Securities Law Institute, and is a member of the China Law Society and the China National Lawyers' Association.

Senior Management

Mirahmad Umarov

Chief Geologist of LLC Pakrut

Mirahmad Umarov graduated in 1980 from Tajik State University as a geologist specialising in geological mapping and mineral exploration. From 1980 to 1999, he worked for the Maghian Geological Expedition of Tajik Geology as an Engineer Geologist, then as a Senior Geologist and finally as Chief Geologist of numerous geological exploration parties. He was involved in the discovery and evaluation of the Jijikrut antimony deposit and the Chore, Eastern Duoba, Upper Kumarg and Chorroga gold deposits in Tajikistan. From 1999 to 2005 he was Chief Project and Exploration Geologist at the Jilau gold mine.