Executive Director and Vice President
Mr Fang Qixue, aged 55, is a professor level senior metallurgist, a Ph.D. in Mineral Processing, and a license holder authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Dr. Fang worked with the Northwest Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy from 1982 to 1992. He was with Beijing General Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (the "BGRIMM") between 1996 and 2002 and served a number of roles namely the Section Team Leader, Senior Metallurgist, Director of the Ore Processing Research Office, Professor Level Senior Metallurgist, and Head of the Research Institute of Mineral Engineering of BGRIMM. Then he was with China Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd., and took various positions as Deputy General Manager of China United Copper Co., Ltd., Director and General Manager of Minmetals JCCL Mining Investment Co., Ltd., Executive Director and Chairman of Lumina Copper SAC, and the Chief Technology Officer of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. and General Manager of its Investment Department, and served as board members of several Minmetals' overseas joint ventures. Dr. Fang had served at the Standard Bank (its Headquarters located at Johannesburg, South Africa) as the Managing Director, Head of Mining and Metals / Investment Banking / China; Vice Chairman, Head of Mining and Metals Coverage Asia of Standard Bank Plc, Hong Kong Branch; member of Asia Exco, member of Manco of Standard Advisory (China) Limited; and the Vice Chairman and Head of Mining and Metals Coverage Asia of Standard Advisory Asia.