Executive Director and Chairman of the Board
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Independent Non-Executive Director
Independent Non-Executive Director
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Ningqiao Li has been appointed as an executive director and Chairman of the Board effective September 17, 2015. He has been a non-executive director of the Company since May, 2015. Mr. Li is a director of Novel Sunrise Investments Limited, a substantial shareholder of the Company. Mr. Li has almost 30 years' experience in enterprise management, corporate governance and strategic investment. He is also knowledgeable about the real estate, energy, and financial institution sectors. Beyond his positions with the Company and Novel Sunrise, Mr. Li is also the Senior Advisor of Convoy Investment Services Limited, a Hong Kong based securities house. Prior to these positions, Mr. Li was a director of China Orient Group Incorporation. He was an independent non-executive director of China Outdoor Media Group Limited (now known as National United Resources Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited) from December 28, 2012 to June 6, 2014. He was the Senior Advisor of United Energy Group Limited and PetroAsian Energy Holdings Limited, as well as previously held several senior executive positions in China National Real Estate Development Group Corporation.
Mr. Li graduated from Tsinghua University and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree.
Mr. Aminbuhe has been appointed as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective September 1, 2015. Mr. Aminbuhe joined SouthGobi as a Non-Executive Director on August 6, 2015. Mr. Aminbuhe is a coal mining professional with diverse senior experience that includes sales and marketing, exploration, logistics, business development and Hong Kong public company disclosure requirements. Mr. Aminbuhe previously held the position of Executive Director at National United Resources Holding Limited ("NUR"), a Hong Kong public listed company operating in China and Mongolia. Prior to his position at NUR, Mr. Aminbuhe was Chairman and President of Inner Mongolia Ejina Jin Yun Kun Tai Industrial Development Co. Ltd., a leading coal trading company operating in China and Mongolia. Mr. Aminbuhe also owned and operated Inner Mongolia Rong Chun Coal Co. Ltd., with its coal mine located in Inner Mongolia of China.
Mr. Aminbuhe graduated from the Beijing Institute of Technology with a Bachelor degree in Management Engineering.
Mr. Yulan (Allen) Guo has been appointed as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective September 1, 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Guo was an Executive Director and Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company between July 26, 2015 and September 1, 2015. He joined SouthGobi as a Non-Executive Director on May 15, 2015. Prior to joining SouthGobi, Mr. Yulan (Allen) Guo was Vice President of the Investment Banking Department of China International Capital Corporation Limited ("CICC"), a leading investment bank in China and Hong Kong, where he started his career in 2008. Mr. Guo possesses extensive experience in a variety of transactions in Mainland China, Hong Kong and the U.S. capital markets. He has arranged over USD 10 billion of equity and debt financings as well as M&A transactions. Mr. Guo also possesses industry expertise in mining and energy sectors, from both financial and operational aspects.
Mr. Guo graduated from Peking University where he obtained his both Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees. He also finished his MBA program from University of International Business & Economics in Beijing.
Mr. Sun, age 39, is currently a partner of SunRonkai LLP. Mr. Sun is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and a member of Canadian Tax Foundation. Mr. Sun has over ten years of experience in the accounting sector and he has extensive knowledge of Canadian accounting standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and Canadian taxation laws. He has served corporate clients in various industries including mining, real estate, manufacturing and technology.
Mr. Sun also has extensive experience with Canadian listed companies and was the director and chairman of audit committee of Yalian Steel Corporation from 2012 to 2013 and has been the chief financial officer of HFX Holding Corp since 2014. Prior to founding SunRonkai LLP, Mr. Sun was the audit manager in Vancouver office of KPMG, an internationally recognized accounting firm.
Mr. Sun graduated from Columbia University in New York with a Master Degree of International Affairs, International Finance and Business. He also has a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China.
Mr. Wang, 28, is currently an investment associate in China Cinda (HK) Holdings Company Limited ("Cinda HK"), the intermediate holding company of Novel Sunrise Investments Limited which in turn is the largest shareholder of the Company as of today. Before joining Cinda HK in 2014, Mr. Wang worked in the Investment Banking Department of Macquarie Capital (Hong Kong) Limited during 2011 to 2014 and had vast experience in cross boarder M&A transactions, valuation, due diligence and investment analysis.
Mr. Wang graduated from University of Sydney with a Master Degree in Economics in 2011 and a Bachelor Degree in Economics & Finance in 2010.
Mr. Zhu Liu has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective August 6, 2015. Mr. Liu has had a distinguished career in the shipping industry spanning over 40 years. As former Deputy Chief Executive Officer and President of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company ("COSCO"), Mr. Liu gained extensive operation and management experience derived from overseeing the company's large multinational logistics enterprises. This position also provided him with unique transportation and logistics industry expertise. While at COSCO, Mr. Liu led the debt restructuring of Orient Overseas Hong Kong Corporation on behalf of COSCO. After leaving COSCO in 1992, Mr. Liu was Chairman of Honor Dragon Corporation Group until 2000. Most recently, he was Managing Director of Hong Kong International Company and Chairman of Beijing Bao Hai Shipping Corporation between 2000-2005.
Mr. Liu studied in France, first at the Faculty of Arts of University of Paris from 1964 to 1967 and subsequently at the University of Grenoble. In 1987 Mr. Liu obtained the title of Senior Economist in China and in 1989 was a member of the China Strait Affairs Council.
Ms. Jin Lan (Jacqueline) Quan has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective August 6, 2015. Ms. Quan is currently an independent financial planner and business consultant based in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Quan resigned from an extensive and diverse finance and audit career, with her last position being audit partner with Arthur Anderson in Sydney, Australia in 2003. Ms. Quan has extensive experience in financial consulting services with specialist skills in capital and debt raising, corporate financing, internal audit structuring and risk management and business acquisition planning and implementation.
Ms. Quan is a Certified Public Accountant of the P. R. China and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants of U.K.
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