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The Board consists of six Directors, including three executive Directors and three independent non-executive Directors.

The following table sets forth certain information regarding our Directors:


Executive Directors

Li Yunde (李運德) Executive Director and Chairman
Geng Guohua (耿國華) Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Lang Weiguo (郎偉國) Executive Director

Independent Non-executive Directors

Zhang Jingsheng (張涇生) Independent Non-executive Director
Li Xiaoyang (李曉陽) Independent Non-executive Director
Leung Nga Tat (梁雅達) Independent Non-Executive Director


Executive Directors

Mr. Li Yunde (“Mr. Li”)

Mr. Li Yunde (“Mr. Li”), aged 52, was appointed as a Director on 8 February 2011 and redesignated as an executive Director on 9 April 2012. Mr. Li is also the Chairman of the Board, and a director of all of the subsidiaries of the Group, except Fortuneshine Investment Ltd. and Shine Mining Investment Limited. He is also the chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s overall strategic planning, business development and management. Mr. Li has over 20 years of experience in iron ore exploration, mining and processing in Shandong Province, the PRC. Mr. Li graduated from Shandong University (山東大學) in July 2002, majoring in marketing (市場行銷). He has also completed the China Private Enterprise Entrepreneur Training (中國民營 企業總裁研修) held by Tsinghua University (清華大學) in March 2005. He has been the Chairman of the Board of the Association of Industry and Commerce of Linyi City, Yishui County, Shandong Province (沂水縣工商業聯合會). Mr. Li was awarded the “Outstanding Member of the National People’s Congress of Linyi City (臨沂市優秀人大代表)” in February 2007 by the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of Linyi City and the “Model Worker of Shandong Province (山東省勞動模範)” in April 2008 by the People’s Government of Shandong Province. Since November 2012, Mr. Li has been the Vice-President of China Mining Association (中國礦業聯合會) Australian Branch, and was elected as the Representative of the National People’s Congress of Shandong Province in January 2013. He has been the Standing Director of China Federation of Industry & Commerce (全國工商業聯合會) Metallurgy Branch. He has also been the Standing Director of the Chinese Enterprises Investment Association since 2013 and also the Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of the Listed Companies Council of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association since November 2015. Mr. Li has also been selected as 2017-2018 National Excellent Entrepreneur by China Enterprise Confederation, China Enterprise Directors Association and China Enterprise Management Science Foundation. He is the sole director of Hongfa Holdings Limited, a company which has disclosable interests in the Shares under the provisions in Divisions 2 and 3 of Part XV of the SFO.

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Mr. Geng Guohua (“Mr. Geng”)

Mr. Geng, aged 49, was appointed as an executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Company on 9 April 2012. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 14 May 2013 and resigned as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company with effect from 2 May 2014. Mr. Geng was the chief operating officer of Shandong Ishine Mining Industry Co., Ltd. (山東興盛礦業有限責任公司) (“Shandong Ishine”) from 2007 to 2 May 2014, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, and has been a director of Shandong Ishine since November 2010 during which he has acquired relevant experience in the operation of iron and ilmenite mines and participated in trainings relating to mining, production, management and geology organised by Tsinghua University and University of Toronto. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s overall operation. Mr. Geng began his career in 1989 and worked at different managerial levels in Shandong Liaherd Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (山東聯合化工股有限公司). From 1999 to 2003, he worked as a management person of Shandong Fuyuan Leather Group Ltd. (山東富源皮革集團有限公司) and was responsible for its technical services, production and sales management. He had been the deputy general manager in charge of production of Beijing Huiyuan Juice Group Limited (北京匯源果汁集團有限公司) (currently known as China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited (中國匯源果汁集團有限公司), a company listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1886)) from 2003 to 2007 and was responsible for its general management. Mr. Geng graduated at Correspondence Institute of the Party School of Central Committee of Communist Party of China (中共中央黨校函授學院) majoring in Law in December 2001. Mr. Geng was accredited as a Human Resources Developments and Project Technician (Enterprise Human Resource Management) (人力資源開發管理工程技術人員(企業人力資源管理人員)) in October 2003 by the Occupational Skill Testing Authority (職業技能鑒定(指導)中心) of Shandong Province, the PRC. He has been a director of the Chinese Enterprises Investment Association since 2013 and the deputy president of the Listed Companies Council of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association since December 2015. Mr. Geng has been an enterprise mentor of MBA in Jiangnan University since December 2017.

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Mr. Lang Weiguo (“Mr. Lang”)

Mr. Lang, aged 60, was appointed as an executive Director on 9 April 2012. He joined the Group in 2010 and has been the vice chairman of the board of directors of Shandong Ishine since November 2010. He is primarily responsible for the Group’s business development and investment. Mr. Lang is also a director of Fortuneshine Investment Ltd. and Shine Mining Investment Limited, both of which are the subsidiaries of the Group. He received a bachelor degree in Engineering from Agriculture University of Heilongjiang (黑龍江八一農墾大學) in July 1982 and further obtained his master’s and doctorate degrees in Engineering from University of Saskatchewan in Canada in May 1989 and May 1993, respectively. From 1999 to 2004, he had been the president and a director of Q-Net Technologies Co., Ltd., a company which was quoted on the Over-The-Counter Bulletin Board Trading System (“OTCBB”) (symbol: QNTI) in the United States of America, responsible for its general management and business development. From 2004 to 2005, he became the chairman of the board of directors of Savoy Resources Co., Ltd., a company quoted on the National Association of Securities Dealers Over-The-Counter Bulletin Board (symbol: SVYR) in the United States of America, responsible for its business development. From 2003 to 2008, he acted as a director of Vendtek Systems Inc., a company listed on Toronto Stock Exchange Venture (symbol: VSI) in Canada, responsible for its business development. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Lang had also been a director of Zhongrun (Tianjin) Mining Development Co., Ltd (中潤(天津)礦業開發有限公司), a PRC company principally engaged in the development and exploration of metal mines and resources, and relevant consultancy services, responsible for its business development. Since June 2015, Mr. Lang has become the Director, CEO & President of Ultra Lithium Inc., a company listed on Toronto Stock Exchange Venture (Symbol: ULI) in Canada.

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Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Zhang Jingsheng (“Mr. Zhang”)

Mr. Zhang, aged 73, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 9 April 2012. He is a member of each of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He has been an independent director of Shandong Ishine since 2008. He worked as an engineer, manager, deputy dean and dean of Changsha Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (長沙礦冶研究院) currently known as the Changsha Research Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Limited (長沙礦冶研究院有限公司) from 1981 to 2007, and was primarily responsible for human resources and financials. Mr. Zhang has been awarded various prizes in relation to ore dressing which include (among others):

1. the second prize of technology advancement regarding “Research on Reasonable Ore Processing Process for Lean Hematite in Qidashan District (齊大山貧紅鐵礦合理選礦工藝流程)” awarded by the Metallurgy Ministry in December 1992;

2. the third prize of technology advancement regarding “Research on the Techniques for Ocean Polymetallic Nodules Special Ore Processing (大洋多金屬結核特殊選礦工藝研究)” awarded by the Metallurgy Ministry in December 1996;

3. the first prize of science and technology regarding “Research on Grading of Controlling Iron Ore Swirler, Spinning Clay, and Anti-flotation Process in East Anshan District (東鞍山鐵礦石旋流器控制分級-脫泥-反浮選流程研究)” awarded by the Metallurgy Ministry in 1998;

4. “95” outstanding individual on national scientific and technological achievement and advancement (“九五”國家重點科技攻關計劃先進個人) awarded by the Scientific and Technological Ministry, Ministry of Economic Trade, Finance Ministry, and National Planning Ministry of the PRC in 2001;

5. the first prize for science and technology progress regarding “Research on Equipment and Technology for Ore Processing Process for Panzhihua Micro-fine Ilmenite (攀枝花微細粒級鈦鐵礦選礦工程技術及選鈦裝備研究)”
awarded by the People’s Government of Sichuan in 2002; and

6. the special award of Metallurgy technology awarded by the Metallurgy Ministry in October 2003 regarding “Research on Technical Use of New Techniques, New Medicine and New Equipment for Ore Processing of Lean Hematite (Magnetic) in Anshan District (鞍山貧赤(磁)鐵礦選礦新工藝、新藥劑、新設備研究及工藝應用)”.

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Mr. Li Xiaoyang (“Mr. Li XY”)

Mr. Li XY, aged 63, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 9 April 2012. He is a member of each of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee. Mr. Li XY graduated from Central South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (中南礦冶學院) (currently known as Central South University (中南大學)) in July 1978, majoring in Metallurgical Analytical Chemistry (冶金分析化學). He also obtained a master’s degree of Regional Economics Management (區域經濟管理) granted by Beijing Normal University (北京師範大學) in December 2002. From 1980 to 2000, he worked in Kunming Institute of Metallurgy (昆明冶金研究院) and was appointed as an engineer, and a senior engineer in 1986 and 1996, respectively, focusing on the research and technical development of metallurgy.

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Mr. Leung Nga Tat ("Mr. Leung")

Mr. Leung, aged 37, is a graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Accountancy. He is also a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants starting from January 2010. He had been employed under an international auditing firm, KPMG for more than 8 years. In February 2014, he joined Landsea Green Group Co., Ltd., a company whose shares are listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange (Stock code: 106) as the Deputy Financial Controller, mainly responsible for financing, financial reporting, legal and compliance. He started his own serviced apartment business in June 2018. With over 13 years of working experiences in the industry, Mr. Leung is equipped with comprehensive knowledge of accounting, financing, compliance and merger and acquisition. 

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