Company executives
Chen Jinghe

Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Chair of the Strategic and Sustainable Development (ESG) Committee and the Executive and Investment Committee of the Board, and member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Board.

Mr. Chen is the founder and core leader of Zijin Mining. He has been serving in key leadership roles in the company since 1993 and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is a professor-level senior engineer and a recipient of the special allowance for experts from China’s State Council.

Mr. Chen also holds several key positions: Vice President of the China Mining Association, the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, and the China Gold Association; Vice Chairman of the China Occupational Safety and Health Association; member of the Board of Directors of the World Gold Council.

Well-known in China and internationally as an expert in the exploration and extraction of metallic mineral resources, Mr. Chen has had notable successes in key technological innovations and engineering management, including geological exploration, the comprehensive recovery of resources from low-grade and refractory ores, and the development of large projects.

l  He discovered and measured a number of world-class, ultra-large deposits such as the Zijinshan Gold-Copper Mine in Fujian.

l  He solved key technological and engineering problems in the recovery of resources from low-grade and refractory ores.

l  He oversaw the construction of China’s largest gold mine and its first pressure oxidation plant that processes gold ore, and the world's first bio-heap leach and flotation system that processes more than 10 million tonnes of copper ore per annum.

l  He developed the Five-Pronged Mining Engineering Model, which is based on the movement of ores and is an integrated approach to geological exploration, mining, mineral processing, metallurgy and environmental protection. The model, designed to maximize economic and social returns, has been adopted in China and globally, generating significant benefits.

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