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Management Team
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We have a management team, comprising, principally, three executive Directors and three senior managers, which we believe possesses the requisite mining experience to operate the CVM Project. This experience has been derived, in some cases, from many years of involvement in the magnesium production business, aside from participation in the CVM Project, and, in other cases, from the various elements of the CVM Project itself, which has been pursued for more than three years, and which has been supplemented by other experience and activities which we consider to be directly relevant to the successful implementation and commercialization of large-scale, resource-driven projects such as the CVM Project.
Executive Directors
Ji Kuang
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Ji Kuang (“Mr. Ji”), aged 52, Chinese, is an Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company. He graduated from Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine with a Bachelor Degree of Chinese medicine in 1989.

Mr. Ji has 20 years of experience in corporate management, property development, construction management and marketing. He was the chief manager of Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese Industry and Trade Group in Wuxi County and Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese Real Estate Development Company Limited in Wuxi City during the period from 1992 to 1999. He was then promoted to be the chairman of Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese Real Estate Development Company Limited in Wuxi City during the period from April 1999 to November 2009. He is the current chairman of the Wuxi Yuqi Datang Real Estate Company Ltd.. Mr. Ji is also the chairman of presidium of World Chinese- Overseas-Trade Union General Attestation (“WCUGA”) and a minister of the investment department of WCUGA. WCUGA was founded in 1986, which unites Chinese elites and Oversea- Chinese.

Aaron Lim Ooi Hong  
Vice Chairman
Mr. Lim Ooi Hong (“Mr. Lim”), aged 36, Malaysian, is an Executive Director, Vice Chairman and the Chairman of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Mr. Lim graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor’ Degree in Business (Business Administration) in 1998. Mr. Lim’s contribution to the development of the Company began from inception, as he was a member of the task force established in February 2004 to develop the magnesium business.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lim was involved in special projects relating to the exploration and processing of zircon and kaolin, both non-ferrous metals, in Kalimantan, Indonesia and a tin mining project in Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia. Mr. Lim was appointed as managing director and chief executive officer of Ho Wah Genting Berhad (“HWGB”) on 30 August 2012, a public limited company incorporated under Malaysian law in Malaysia and listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia”), a substantial shareholder of the Company.

Leung Wai Kwan
Group Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Leung Wai Kwan (“Mr. Leung”), aged 49, Chinese, is an Executive Director, Group Chief Executive Officer and Authorised Representative of the Company. Mr. Leung has been the Vice President,Business Development(Asia) of the Company since 1st March 2010. He continues in a business development role for the Company.

Mr. Leung holds a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration in Finance from The Queen’s University of Brighton, United States of America (“USA”). Prior to joining the Company in March 2010, he was a principal of a local audit firm and the managing director of a consulting firm providing services of secretarial, taxation and corporate finance consultancy. Mr. Leung was an executive director of two companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange for more than 7 years until 2004 and 2005 respectively, and has extensive experience in merger and acquisition activities, financial management and corporate compliance.

Non Executive Directors
Wong Choi Kay (MS)
Chairman of Audit Committee
Ms. Wong Choi Kay (“Ms. Wong”), aged 46, Malaysian, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 27 December 2007, the Chairperson of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company since 14 October 2008 and 30 March 2012 respectively. Ms. Wong obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada in 1988. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, the Institute of Internal Auditors, a certified fraud examiner of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Texas, USA and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Corporate Governance College, Sauder School of Business and University of British Columbia, Canada.

Ms. Wong has more than 20 years of experience in forensic accounting, organisational design and development and Sarbanes-Oxley financial control reviews. Ms. Wong has provided consulting services to a number of mining companies, principally in the areas of corporate governance and due diligence. Some of the companies she has advised included Energy Metals Corporation, a uranium exploration company which is listed on Nasdaq and the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”), Peregrine Diamonds Ltd which is also listed on the TSX and Peregrine Metals Ltd which is engaged in gold and copper exploration.

Prior to joining the Company, from 1990 to 1995, Ms. Wong was a senior associate and an internal control specialist at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she advised on various internal control or other specialized engagements for clients involved in mining businesses, including Teck-Cominco (zinc, metallurgical coal, gold, copper and specialty metals; listed on TSX and the New York Stock Exchange), and KAP Resources Ltd. Ms. Wong has also been an independent non-executive director of Nagacorp Ltd. (Stock Code: 3918) a company listed on the Stock Exchange from February 2005 to May 2009.

After leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms. Wong also worked for the Imperial Parking Group, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Vancouver International Airport Authority, Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Additionally, Ms. Wong has consulted with a number of resource companies such as Oromin Explorations Ltd., Strathmore Minerals Corp., Yukon Zinc Corporation, Madison Minerals Ltd., Entrée Gold, Golden Predator Mines Inc. and Crosshair Explorations & Mining Corp.

Chong Lee Chang
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Chong Lee Chang (“Mr. Chong”), aged 54, Malaysian, has been an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 27 December 2007. He graduated with a BA (honours) degree in law from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1982. He was admitted to the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London, in 1982 and was enrolled as a Barrister-at-Law in 1983. In 1984, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya and is currently holding a legal practising certificate to practise law in Malaysia. Mr. Chong has more than 26 years of experience in legal practice in Malaysia.

Mr. Chong is the founding and senior partner of a Kuala Lumpur based law firm, Messrs. LC Chong & Co. His legal experience has included advising various companies from Asia and United Kingdom, including steel millers from China. He has served as an executive director of Antah Holdings Berhad (a public company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia) from June 2000 to October 2001 and also held directorship in Permanis Sdn. Bhd., the Malaysian franchise holder and bottler of Pepsi-Cola and Seven- Up. He was a director of Midwest Corporation Limited since May 2005, a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, whose main businesses are mining, exploring and processing iron ore. He resigned from Midwest Corporation in February 2009 after the company was wholly acquired by a Chinese company and delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange. On 25 June 2010, Mr. Chong was appointed a s a n i n d e p e n d en t n o n - e x e c u t i v e d i r e c t o r o f A g r i t r a d e Resources Limited (Stock Code: 1131), a company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange. Mr. Chong was appointed as an independent non-executive director of EITA Resources Berhad, a public company listed on Bursa Malaysia on 9 April 2012.

Mr. Chong was a non-executive director of Bingo Group Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 8220), a company listed on the GEM board of the Stock Exchange and was subsequently redesignated as an executive director with effect from 14 February 2013.

Mr. Chong is also the managing director of Guangxi Xin Wei Hotel Management Co., Ltd ( 廣 西 鑫 偉 酒 店 管 理 有 限 公 司 ), a private foreign investment company in the PRC which owns the Nanning Marriott Hotel ( 南寧鑫偉萬豪酒店 ).

Tony Tan
Independent non-executive Director & Member Of The Audit Committee
Mr. Tony Tan (“Mr. Tan”), aged 62, Malaysian, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director and a member of the audit committee of the Company since 1 June 2011. Mr. Tan graduated from the University of Tasmania, Australia with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Political Science and Administration and then read law at Lincoln’s Inn England. He was called to the English Bar in July 1979. Mr. Tan was called to the Malaysian Bar in 1980 and is now an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. He is the founding partner of the legal firm, Messrs N.K. Tan & Rahim. He has 32 years of experience in commercial law and is well-versed in conveyancing, litigation and general law.

Mr. Tan was an Independent Non-executive Director and the chairman of the Board of the Company from 9 November 2007 until 1 September 2010. He also served as the chairman of the nomination committee, chairman of the remuneration committee and member of the audit committee of the Company until his resignation from the Board on 1 September 2010.

Mr. Tan has served first as a non-executive director and then as an executive director of Antah Holdings Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of the Bursa Malaysia from 14 July 1999 until 30 August 2001.

Mr. Tan was also an independent non-executive director of HWGB from 4 July 2001 until 12 December 2007. He was re- appointed as an independent non-executive director to the board of HWGB on 1 September 2010 and resumed the position of chairman on the same date. He was re-designated as deputy chairman with effect from 10 January 2011. He is also a member of the audit committee, the chairman of nomination and remuneration committees of HWGB. He was re-designated as chairman of HWGB on 14 June 2011 and resigned all his positions in HWGB on 30 August 2012.

He is also an independent non-executive director of APFT Berhad, a public company listed on the Main Market of the Bursa Malaysia since 6 December 2010. He was appointed as a member of the audit committee and chairman of the nomination committee of APFT Berhad on 15 December 2010.

Mr. Tan was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Connectcounty Holdings Berhad, a public company listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia on 1 November 2011 and also as a member of its Audit Committee on 18 November 2011.


Senior Management
Mr. Wong Keet Loy 
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wong Keet Loy (“Mr. Wong”), aged 48, Malaysian, Chief Financial Officer, joined the Company since March 2010. He is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom and a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He holds a Diploma in Commerce (Financial Accounting).

He has over 20 years of experience in finance, corporate finance, banking and accounting in various industries.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wong was the Chief Financial Officer of a USA owned timber plantation and manufacturing company. He has also been a Group Financial Controller in an engineering company as well as in a property development company during the course of his career. Both these companies are listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia.
 
 
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