Mr. Liu joined the Company on May 12, 2008 as a non-executive director, and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on February 24, 2014. He is responsible for the supervision of finance related matters and the Company's overall strategic planning. Mr. Liu serves as Vice President and Chief Accountant of China National Gold, the Company's principal shareholder and the largest gold producer in China, since November 1999 and serves as a director of China National Gold Group Hong Kong Limited, since March 2008 and serves as a director of China Gold Hong Kong Holding Corp. Limited, since August 2011. Mr. Liu has extensive experience in mine financing, construction and development and serves as a director of Zhongjin Gold Corporation, a public company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, since March 2007. Mr. Liu serves as a director of Mundoro Mining Inc., a private British Columbia based junior natural resource company, since October 2011. Prior to joining China National Gold, Mr. Liu served as Senior Secretary of the China National Economy and Trade Commission from April 1992 to October 1997 and March 1998 to November 1999 and as Senior Secretary of the China Textile General Association from October 1997 to March 1998. He also served as a Senior Accountant of China Automobile Industry Corporation from July 1987 to April 1992.
Mr. Liu holds a master's degree in currency and banking from the Department of Business Administration, Asia International Open University in Macau and holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the Department of Finance and Trade Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Science.
Mr. Jiang joined the Board of the Company on October 23, 2014. He was appointed as Senior Executive Vice President on August 18, 2014. Mr. Jiang joined the Company in August 2010 as the General Manager of Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Corp. Ltd. ("Tibet Huatailong"), the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, and in February 2012 was appointed as the Chairman of Tibet Huatailong. From September 2007, Mr. Jiang served as the Head of the Engineering Management Division of the Investment Management Department of China National Gold Group, the Company's principal shareholder and the largest gold producer in China, and in February 2008 he was appointed as a Manager of the Investment Management Department. Prior to joining China National Gold Group's headquarters, Mr. Jiang served as a General Manager of China Kazakhstan Mining Corp. Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Gold Group. From August 1987 to March 2005, Mr. Jiang worked at Changchun Gold Design Institute. He was appointed as a Chief Engineer of the Institute in February 2000 and then as a Vice President and Chief Engineer of the Institute since April 2002. Mr. Jiang won more than 20 provincial-level scientific and technological achievement awards and numerous honorary titles from various agencies. In 2005, Mr. Jiang was awarded the special allowance by the State Council. Mr. Jiang is a senior professional engineer, holds a bachelor's degree in mineral processing from Northeastern University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in mineral processing at Northeastern University.
Mr. Jiang was elected as an executive director of the Company on June 17, 2010 and serves as the Company's Vice President of Production, since March 24, 2009. Mr. Jiang joined the Company in July 2002 as a manager in charge of projects in China and was responsible for the supervision of all exploration projects including the establishment of the gold exploration and drilling program at the CSH Gold Mine. Mr. Jiang served as Vice President of Business Development of the Company from May 20, 2004 to September 8, 2008 and was, during this time, primarily responsible for undertaking property review and evaluation and exploring business opportunities for the Company. Mr. Jiang served as Vice President of Production and Technology from September 8, 2008 to March 23, 2009 and was promoted to Vice President of Production on March 24, 2009. Mr. Jiang serves as a director of Inner Mongolia Pacific Mining Co. Ltd., since September 2008, which operates the Company's CSH Gold Mine and as General Manager of the CSH Gold Mine since August 2007. Mr. Jiang has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jiang worked on projects ranging from grass roots to bankable feasibility studies for global mining companies including Cyprus Amax Minerals, Placer Dome, Barrick Resources and First Quantum Minerals.
Mr. Jiang holds a bachelor's degree in Geology and Mineral Exploration from Changchun College of Geology.
Mr. Xie is the Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the China Gold International (CGG) having joined the Company in March 2009. Mr. Xie is responsible for overseeing corporate secretarial matters and managing compliance for the Company’s listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He also plays an important role in business development, project evaluation, investor relations, public relations as well as manages the Company’s daily operations in North America and Hong Kong. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Xie has over 25 years of experience in the petro-chemical and oil-sand industry in Canada and China. Mr. Xie worked as a project engineer and lead piping stress analyst for Fluor Daniel, Bantrel, Tri-Ocean and WorleyParsons in Calgary from February 2001 to March 2009.
After joining the Company, Mr. Xie was involved in the Company’s HK IPO process, Jiama mine evaluation, merger and acquisitions and the recent bond issuance.
Mr. Xie is a Professional Engineer with APEGGA and holds a master's degree in engineering from the University of Calgary, a master's degree in mechanical and mining engineering from the Beijing University of Science & Technology.
Mr. Zhang joined the Company on February 15, 2012 and serves as Chief Engineer. Mr. Zhang has over 21 years of experience in the mining industry in both North America and China and is experienced in mine project evaluation, reserve and resource estimation and mine economic analysis. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhang served as a technical director for White Tiger Gold where he managed all aspects of reserve and resource evaluation activities for various projects. Mr. Zhang was formerly a consulting engineer for Newmont Gold Corp., where he was involved in valuating production drilling and developing mine planning and ore grade control protocols in Newmont Northern Nevada and Peru Yanacocha operations. He was formerly a senior mine engineer for Echo Bay Mines Ltd. (which merged with Kinross Gold Corporation) at the McCoy/Cove mine where he developed methodology for reserve and resource estimation, served as a member of the reserve committee for the company and conducted a full due diligence study of the Nevada Phoenix project. Mr. Zhang conducted various research projects for open-pit and underground mines in China while working as an assistant professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China.
Mr. Zhang holds a Master's Degree in Mining Engineering from Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada-Reno in Nevada, USA, a Master's Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China and a Bachelor's Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. Mr. Zhang is a registered member of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration and is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.
Mr. Zhang joined the Company on September 12, 2008 as a chairman of Inner Mongolia Pacific Mining Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, which owns and operates a gold mine (the “CSH Gold Mine”). Mr. Zhang’s knowledge of local culture of Inner Mongolia and his experience contributed to the rapid and sustainable development of CSH Gold Mine. Mr. Zhang will oversee the overall management of the CSH Gold Mine.
Mr. Zhang joined the Company on January 4, 2010 and serves as Chief Financial Officer responsible for the planning and management of the Company's accounting and financial reporting, since August 10, 2011. Mr. Zhang served as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company from February 28, 2011 to August 10, 2011 and served as Controller of the Company from January 4, 2010 to February 28, 2011. Mr. Zhang has over 20 years of experience in financial reporting and engineering for public and private companies including experience leading financial reporting for mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Zhang was a financial and accounting supervisor and cost accountant for E-One Moli Energy (Canada) Ltd., an operating subsidiary of China Synthetic Rubber Corporation, a public company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, from May 2008 to December 2009 and September 2006 to November 2007, respectively. Mr. Zhang was a Financial Analyst for Teleflex (Canada) Ltd., an operating subsidiary of Teleflex Incorporated, a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from November 2007 to April 2008. Mr. Zhang was an accountant with Docuport Inc., a private technology company, from May 2005 to May 2006. From 1991 to 2001, Mr. Zhang worked as a mining and construction cost engineer in China and Singapore.
Mr. Zhang is a Certified General Accountant in Canada and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom. He is also a Member of the Society of Economic Geologists in United States. Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accountancy from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Geology from Southwest University of Science and Technology in China.
Mr. Guan joined Tibet Huatailong Mining Development Corp. Ltd. ("Tibet Huatailong"), the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, in November 2015, as Chairman of the Board, CPC Party Secretary and Legal Representative. On September 6, 2016 he was appointed as the Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining China Gold International, Mr. Guan served as Deputy Manager of the Production Technical Department of China National Gold Group Corporation from 2011 to 2014. He was also Chairman of the Board, CPC Party Secretary and Legal Representative of Inner Mongolia Baotou Xinda Gold Mining ("Xinda Mining") Co., Ltd from 2014 to 2015, where he was responsible for the overall production and operations at Xinda Mining. Prior to 2011, Mr. Guan also held senior positions at Jilin Haigou Mining Company, Shaanxi Dongtongyu Gold Mine of Zhongjin Gold Corporation Limited, Zhongjin Gold Corporation Limited, Tongguan Zhongjin Gold Mining Co., Ltd, Zhongjin Gold Corporation Limited, Songxian Jinniu Co., Ltd. and Jinding Mining.
Mr. Guan is a senior professional mining engineer and has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Guan holds a bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from Northeastern University in China.