Mr. Shougao Wang
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wang, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on June 1, 2018 and joined the Board as the Executive Director on July 3, 2018. Mr. Wang is also a Director of several of the Company’s subsidiaries.
Mr. Wang is a seasoned mining professional, having accumulated over 30 years of international project management and operational experience, and has worked on a number of mining projects in Mongolia and across the globe.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wang was Manager of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment at China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd. (“NFC”) from March 2017 to May 2018, during which time he was responsible for project quality control, health, environmental protection, and workplace health and safety matters. From 2011 to 2017, Mr. Wang was the Chief Executive Officer of Tsairt Mineral LLC, the parent company of the Tumurtiin-Ovoo zinc mine in Mongolia. During the course of his career, Mr. Wang has held various senior project management positions at different international mining projects operated by NFC and its parent company, China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co. Ltd.
Mr. Wang is a certified engineer and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Kunming University of Science and Technology in China in 1989 and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Renmin University in China in 2013.
Mr. Wang is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Weiguo Zhang
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Zhang, was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on June 1, 2018.
Mr. Zhang has over 30 years’ experience in financial accounting, auditing and corporate finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhang spent over 30 years working in a number of different senior finance roles in NFC and CNMC’s various subsidiaries and global offices, including Manager of the cost control department of the first construction division of NFC from December 2017 to May 2018 and President of NFC’s Kyrgyzstan office from November 2012 to December 2017.
Mr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China. Mr. Zhang is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Aiming Guo
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Guo, was appointed as Chief Operating Officer on June 1, 2018.
Mr. Guo is a certified engineer with over 20 years’ of mining project management experience. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Guo was Deputy Chief Engineer at Shanxi Hongsha First Construction Co., Ltd. (“Shanxi Hongsha”), subsidiary of Yangquan Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd. from January 2014 until May 2018, during which time he was responsible for technical management. Mr. Guo spent over 9 years working in various management capacities in Shanxi Hongsha’s Mongolia project department.
Mr. Guo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Survey Engineering from the China University of Mining and Technology.
Mr. Tao Zhang
Mr. Zhang, was appointed as a Vice President of the Company on July 3, 2018. Mr. Zhang is also a Director of several of the Company’s subsidiaries.
Prior joining the Company, Mr. Zhang was the Senior Supervisor of the Corporate Development (Investment) Department of NFC from June 2016 to May 2018. He joined NFC in March 2007 and was as a Manager in the Sales and Human Resources Departments and a Superintendent of the General Manager’s office in Tsairt Mineral LLC, the parent company of the Tumurtiin-Ovoo zinc mine in Mongolia, from November 2007 to December 2012. Between December 2012 and June 2016, Mr. Zhang was a Supervisor in the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Department of NFC.
Mr. Zhang is a certified safety engineer in China. Mr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mining and Geotechnical in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Mining and Safety Engineering Management in 2006 from the Central South University in China.
President and Executive Director, SouthGobi Sands LLC
Mr. Munkhbat Chuluun has been appointed as President and Executive Director of SouthGobi Sands LLC effective September 7, 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Munkhbat has served as Interim President and Executive Director of SouthGobi Sands LLC since March 26, 2015. He joined the Company as an Advisor in 2012 and later was appointed as the General Manager of Government Relations and Compliance of SouthGobi Sands. Before joining the Company, Mr. Munkhbat was a Project Director at Asian Development Bank funded project and a Coordinator at World Bank project.
Mr. Munkhbat has a Bachelor of Law from the Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Leningrad, Russia. He also earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Academy of Management in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In 1998, Mr. Munkhbat has graduated University of Waikato, New Zealand with Master of Social Science majoring in Public Policy and Administration. Mr. Munkhbat also serves as Honorary Consul of New Zealand to Mongolia.
Allison Snetsinger has rejoined SouthGobi as Corporate Secretary in November 2014. Ms. Snetsinger was the Corporate Secretary of the Company from May 2012 to March 2014. Prior to her position as Corporate Secretary, she held the position of assistant corporate secretary since the Company's Canadian initial public offering in December 2003.
Ms. Snetsinger spent over 10 years providing regulatory and corporate services to public and private companies, primarily in mining and resource development. She is a member of the Canadian Society for Corporate Secretaries.