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
Gao Tianpeng
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gao Tianpeng, aged 46, BEng and EMBA, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and an executive Director of Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd. since August 2017. During his 25-year career in Jinchuan, he has been working as the non-executive Director of the Company for the period from 30 November 2010 to 21 March 2014, and overseeing various matters including cost management, financial management, international trading management, risk management, foreign exchange business, capital operation and equity division reform of Jinchuan Group and daily affairs of the board of directors. He was also a manager of the Cost Branch of Financial Department of Jinchuan Group, manager of Financial Department of International Trading, general manager of Risk Management Department, general manager of Capital Operation Department, the general manager of International Department of Resources Capital, vice general manager of China Jinchuan Investment Holding Limited and the director of Metorex successively. He has extensive experience in financial cost management, risk management and asset management.
Cheng Yonghong
Executive Director
Mr. Cheng Yonghong, aged 50, graduated in 1992 from University of Science and Technology Beijing with a degree in Ferrous Metallurgy. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd. since 21st April 2020. During his 28-year career, Mr. Cheng has served in various positions in JCG Group including as the Deputy Plant Manager of the Smelter of JCG Group (from February 2010 to December 2011), the Deputy Plant Manager of the Nickel Plant of JCG Group (from December 2011 to January 2013), the Plant Manager of the Copper Plant of JCG Group (January 2013 to April 2015). Mr. Cheng joined the Group as a director of Metorex (Proprietary) Limited (a subsidiary of the Company) in April 2015 and served as the General Manager of Ruashi Mining SAS (a subsidiary of the Company) from April 2015 to March 2020. Since 1 April 2020, Mr. Cheng serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metorex (Proprietary) Limited, and also the Head of the African Region of JCG Group. He is a technical professional with extensive operational management experience in nonferrous pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy.
Non-Executive Directors
Liu Jian
Non-executive Director
Mr. Liu Jian, aged 47, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Lanzhou University of Technology of the People’s Republic of China in 2005. He is currently the deputy general manager of the Finance Department of Jinchuan Group Co. Ltd* (“JCG”), the ultimate shareholder of the Company. Since 1994, he had worked in various positions within JCG and its subsidiaries, including the deputy general manager of costing department, internal audit and risk management department of JCG, deputy general manager and financial controller of Guangxi Jinchuan Nonferrous Metals Co. Ltd*, the financial controller of Lanzhou Jinchuan Keliyuan Battery Co. Limited*, etc. He has extensive experience in financial reporting and management.
Zhang Youda
Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Zhang Youda, aged 45, has been the non-executive Director since August 2017. Mr. Zhang obtained a bachelor’s degree from Lanzhou University of Technology in Gansu province, the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) in July 2004, majoring in accounting, and a mater’s degree from Lanzhou University in Gansu Province, the PRC in June 2010, majoring in business administration. He is a senior accountant, senior economist, leading talent in accounting both in Gansu province and in China at large, expert consultant of the Internal Standards-Controlling Committee of China’s Ministry of Finance, an associate member of The Association of International Accountants (“AIA”) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (“CGMA”). He is currently the vice president and chief financial officer of Jinchuan Group, the controlling shareholder of the Company, and a director of Gansu Province Materials & Industry Group. He was the finance manager and the cost branch manager of financial departments of several business units, the finance manager of construction site of the Pakistan 35km Highway Project, and the deputy general manager and general manager of finance department of Jinchuan Group. He is a finance professional with extensive operational management experience in financial management. He currently serves as a non-executive director of Bank of Gansu Co., Ltd., a company listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 2139).
Wang Qiangzhong
Non-Executive Director
Mr. Wang Qiangzhong, aged 54, with qualification of senior engineer, graduated from Jiangxi Metallurgy Academia (now known as Jiangxi University of Science and Technology) in July 1986, major in mining engineering. He obtained a diploma in financial management for listed companies from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in June 2001 and his master degree of business administration from Lanzhou University in June 2011. From 2005 to 2014, he served at various positions in Gansu Lantuo Group Limited*(甘肅蘭駝集團有限責任公司), including general manager and chairman of the board of directors. During his tenure in Gansu Lantuo Group Limited*, he was also appointed as a researcher of the board of supervisors of the Gansu provincial State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. Since July 2015, he has acted as the chairman of the board of directors of Gansu Province Xinye Asset Management Co. Ltd.*(甘肅省新業資產經營有限責任公司). He currently serves as the director of Baiyin Nonferrous Group Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 601212). He has extensive experience in financial management and operation management.
Independent Non-Executive Directors
YEN Yuen Ho, Tony
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Yen Yuen Ho, Tony, aged 70, was appointed as 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 Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong. 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 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 Academy of Nursing and the Honorary Legal Adviser to the Shanghai Fraternity Association. 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 Panda Green Group Limited, Alltronics Holdings Limited and WWPKG Holdings Company Limited (the shares of which are listed on the Stock Exchange). He was also an independent non-executive director of Link Holdings Limited (the shares of which are listed on the Stock Exchange) from June 2014 to October 2014. Mr. Yen was in October 2015 appointed by China Minsheng Jiaye Investment Co. Limited as an independent director.
Poon Chiu Kwok
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Poon Chiu Kwok, aged 55, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director since March 2017, 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 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,Yuanda China Holdings Limited, Honghua Group Limited and Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited. He also served as a non-executive director of Chong Kin Group Holdings Limited (from 5 January 2018 to 6 June 2018). Mr. Poon is a fellow member of CPA Australia, The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries and a member of its Technical Consultation Panel,Mainland China Focus Group, Audit Committee and Professional Development Committee. He is also a fellow member and Associate Instructor of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute.