Board of Directors

Leadership plays a crucial role in the growth of any organisation. At Jinchuan International, a visionary team of directors combined with a dynamic management team have been guiding the direction of the company, formulating strategy and overseeing its operations.
Executive Directors
Dr. YANG Zhiqiang
Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
Dr. Yang Zhiqiang, PhD, professor-grade senior engineer, an Executive Director of the Company since November 2010. He is currently the president of the ultimate holding company, Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd (“Jinchuan Group”) which is a large-scale non-ferrous mining conglomerate, specializing in mining, concentrating, metallurgy, chemical engineering and further processing. Dr. Yang joined the Jinchuan Group in 1982 and had served as the deputy general manager in Jing Hang Engineering Company of the Jinchuan Group, deputy chief engineer and general manager of the corporate management division in the Jinchuan Group, deputy general manager in the Jinchuan Group, president and general manager of Baiyin Non-ferrous Metals Co., and the deputy director of the Development and Reform Commission of Gansu Province. Dr. Yang, as the president of the Jinchuan Group, has over 30 years of extensive experience in resources development, mine construction, large-scale metal selection and group production, marketing and capital management. google
ZHANG Sanlin
Deputy Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
Mr. Zhang Sanlin, a senior economist, an Executive Director of the Company since November 2010. He completed his postgraduate studies in business management. He joined the Jinchuan Group in July 1985 and since then has been consecutively responsible, at the smelting plant, for statistics and production planning, and at the management division of the Jinchuan Group, for corporate management and corporate transformation, and at the mines under the Jinchuan Group, for management, and at the management division of the Jinchuan Group, for asset restructuring, institutional adjustment, capital restructuring and share listing, merger and acquisition and asset management. He is currently the Vice President of the Jinchuan Group and is responsible for the Jinchuan Group’s asset management, legal matters and community management. He has extensive experience in mining business management and corporate asset management.
CHEN Dexin
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Chen, professorate senior engineer, completed his postgraduate studies in Economics and Management, an Executive Director of the Company since January 2014. He is currently the Vice President of the Jinchuan Group. He joined the Jinchuan Group in July 1994 and since then has been consecutively responsible for the mining technology and management of Jing Hang Engineering Company (井巷工程公司) of the Jinchuan Group , No. 2 Mine ( 二礦 區) of the Jinchuan Group and No. 1 (Longshou) Mine (龍首礦) of the Jinchuan Group. He is currently the chairman of the board of directors of Metorex (Proprietary) Limited (“Metorex”), an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Chen was the acting chief executive officer of Metorex from April 2015 until June 2016. He has extensive operation and management experience in the mining industry. He is also a non-executive director and the deputy chairman of the board of Wesizwe Platinum Limited since 2011, a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Republic of South Africa (the “South Africa”).
ZHANG Zhong
Executive Director
Mr. Zhang Zhong, EMBA, an Executive Director of the Company since November 2010. He is currently the general manager of Jinchuan Group (Hongkong) Resources Holdings Limited. For over 25 years, Mr. Zhang has consecutively served as the head of the computer center of the Jinchuan Group, the director of the research institute of automation, liaison officer on overseas projects of the Jinchuan Group, head of the information centre of the Jinchuan Group, the president of Gansu Jinchuan Jin Ge Mining Vehicles Company Limited (甘肅金川金格礦業車輛有限公司), a Sino-German joint venture, the president (and general manager) of Jinchuan Group Mechanics Manufacturing Limited (金川集團機械製造公司) and the general manager of the planning and development division of the Jinchuan Group. He has extensive operation and management experience in the mining industry.
Independent Non-Executive Directors
WU Chi Keung
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Wu Chi Keung, an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since January 2011. graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1980 with a Higher Diploma in Accountancy. He has more than 30 years of experience mainly in financial audit and specializes in providing auditing and assurance services, financial due diligence reviews, support services for merger and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and fund raising engagements. Mr. Wu’s prior experience in finance mainly includes working with international accounting firms until he retired as a partner from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 2008. Mr. Wu is currently the managing director of a family-owned private company in Hong Kong engaging in property and other investment activities. He is an independent non-executive director of China Medical System Holdings Limited, Zhong Fa Zhan Holdings Limited, Huabao International Holdings Limited and YuenShengTai Dairy Farm Limited (the shares of these companies are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange).He was an independent non-executive director of China Renji Medical Group Limited (the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange) and Greater China Professional Services Limited and Link Holdings Limited (the shares of these companies are listed on the GEM Board of the Stock Exchange). Mr. Wu is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom.
YEN Yuen Ho, Tony
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Yen Yuen Ho, Tony, an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since August 2010. He is a solicitor of Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. He is also a barrister and solicitor of Australia, and was a member of the Government’s Law Reform Commission. Mr. Yen has been practicing law in Hong Kong since 1983 and was the Law Draftsman of the Department of Justice in Hong Kong from 1995 to 2007.

Currently, Mr. Yen is an Adjunct Professor of the Beijing Normal University and an Honorary Court Member of the court of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was an Adjunct Professor of the City University of Hong Kong from July 2011 to June 2014. He is a Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Public Administration and an Honorary Legal Adviser to the Friends of Scouting, Scout Association of Hong Kong. Additionally, Mr. Yen serves as the Director of two secondary schools, the Vice Chairman of the Neighbourhood Advice Action Council and a Member of Heep Hong Society’s Executive Council. He is also an Honorary Adviser to the Pok Oi Hospital, Honorary Adviser to the Hong Kong Provisional Academy of Nursing and the Honorary Legal Adviser to the Shanghai Fraternity Association, and serves as a member to the Hong Kong Law Society’s Mainland Legal Affairs Committee. Mr. Yen was appointed as an Honorary Fellow of the School of Education, University of Hong Kong in 2014. In the past years,
he was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a member of the Education Bureau’s Panel of Review Board on School Complaints and as the Vice-Chairman of the Social Welfare Lump Sum Grant Independent Complaints Handling Committee. Mr. Yen also serves as a guest speaker to various universities in Hong Kong. He is an independent non-executive director of United Photovoltaics Group Limited (the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange). He was an independent non-executive director of Link Holdings Limited (the shares of which are listed on the GEM Board of the Stock Exchange).
Poon Chiu Kwok
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Poon Chiu Kwok , aged 54, holds a master’s degree in international accounting, a post-graduate diploma in laws, a bachelor’s degree in laws and a bachelor’s degree in business studies. He has over 25 years of experience in regulatory affairs, corporate finance, listed companies governance and management. He is an executive director, vice president and company secretary of Huabao International Holdings Limited, whose shares are listed on the Stock Exchange. He currently serves as an independent non-executive director of the following companies listed on the Stock Exchange: AUX International Holdings Limited, Changan Minsheng APLL Logistics Co., Ltd., Greentown Service Group Co. Ltd., Sany Heavy Equipment International Holdings Company Limited, Sunac China Holdings Limited, Tonly Electronics Holdings Limited, TUS International Limited and Yuanda China Holdings
Limited. He was also an independent non-executive director of CSSC Offshore & Marine Engineering (Group) Company Limited (shares of which are listed on the Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange) from 31 May 2011 to 8 May 2014 and Ningbo Port Company Limited (shares of which are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange) from 1 April 2008 to 26 May 2014. Mr. Poon is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a member of its Technical Consultation Panel and Professional Development Committee. He is also a fellow member and Associate Instructor of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.