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Chief Executive OfficerMr Gao, aged 50, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company and redesignated from a Non-executive Director to an Executive Director of the Company in August 2018. He served as a Non-executive Director of the Company from April 2011 to July 2018. Mr Gao was a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Governance and Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee from May 2013, February 2017, August 2015 and October 2015 to July 2018 respectively. Mr Gao is also a director of a subsidiary of the Company. Mr Gao was appointed as a director of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Company Limited (CMN) in February 2016. He is a director of certain subsidiaries of CMC, including Top Create Resources Limited (Top Create) since February 2012. Mr Gao was also appointed as the Chairman of Copper Partners Investment Co., Ltd. (Copper Partners Investment) in July 2016, and of Album Enterprises Limited (Album Enterprises) in May 2016. Mr Gao holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from The Renmin University of China in the PRC. He has extensive experience in enterprise risk management and control. Mr Gao joined the CMC and its subsidiaries (CMC Group) in 1993. He worked in the Futures department of China Nonferrous Metals Import and Export Corporation from 1993 to 1997. Mr Gao was the General Manager of the Risk Management department of CMN from 2000 to 2009, the Vice President of CMN from January 2008 to February 2016 and the President of CMN from February 2016 to August 2018. He was also the Vice President of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Holding Company Limited (CMNH) from January 2011 to January 2016.
Chief Financial OfficerMr Carroll, aged 55, was appointed as CFO and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company in December 2015, with responsibility for Finance, Legal, Risk and Audit, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Project Services. He is also a director of a number of subsidiaries of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Carroll was CEO and managing director of Macmahon Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange), and previously held the positions of CFO and director of International Mining, and Chief Operating Officer of Mining at Macmahon Holdings Limited. Prior to that, he was CFO of Woodside Petroleum Limited, and also worked in senior financial roles within BHP Billiton Limited. Mr Carroll has extensive experience in the mining industry and in corporate finance, capital management and business development. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and is a Certified Public Accountant with the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. Mr Carroll is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was previously a member of the Executive Committee of the Western Australian Chamber of Mines.
Executive General Manager - Corporate RelationsMr Hey, aged 49, has served on the Executive Committee of the Company since August 2013 in his capacity as the Executive General Manager − Stakeholder Relations. His present role title is Executive General Manager – Corporate Relations. In this role, he is responsible for Stakeholder Relations, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Global Business Services and Technology. He is also a director of a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company as General Manager − Stakeholder and Investor Relations in April 2011, Mr Hey was the General Manager − Media and Reputation at Foster’s Group since 2005. He was previously the Group Manager − Public Affairs for WMC Resources Limited, up to its acquisition by BHP Billiton in 2005. He began his career in economic and public policy consultancy at the Allen Consulting Group and Australian Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, before working across the aviation, entertainment and mining sectors. Mr Hey has over 20 years’ experience in government, media, community and investor relations, economic and public policy, industry association and communications management. Mr Hey has dual degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is the recipient of an Australia-Japan Foundation Language Scholarship at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan.
Executive General Manager – Africa and AustraliaMr Vadnagra, aged 46, has served on the Executive Committee of the Company since January 2018 in his capacity as the Executive General Manager Operations – Americas. His present role title is Executive General Manager – Africa and Australia. Mr Vadnagra joined the Company in March 2011 and was appointed as the Group General Manager Operations – South America in December 2016. Prior to this, he was the General Manager of the Sepon mine in Lao PDR and the General Manager Operational Excellence, where he also led the integration of Las Bambas into MMG following its acquisition in 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Vadnagra previously held senior roles in Iluka Resources and BHP Billiton Limited. Mr Vadnagra holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Western Australia, a Master of Business Administration degree and Post Graduate Qualifications in Sustainable Energy Development.
Executive General Manager – AmericasMr Wei, aged 54, has served on the Executive Committee of the Company since December 2019 in his capacity as the Executive General Manager – Americas. Prior to joining the Company, Mr Wei was the President of Minmetals Mining Holdings Limited. He previously held the positions of the President of Minmetals Hansing Mining Co., Ltd and the President of Anhui Kaifa Mining Co., Ltd., managing the construction and operation of one of the China’s largest underground mines. Mr Wei has over 30 years of both open pit and underground mining experience covering operations management and mine planning. Mr Wei is a Professoriate Senior Engineer of Mining and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from The Beijing Institute of Iron and Steel Engineering (now known as University of Science and Technology Beijing) in the PRC.
Executive General Manager - CommercialMr Li, aged 55, was appointed as the Executive General Manager – Commercial and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company with effect from 1 January 2020 with responsibilities for Supply and Marketing. Mr Li joined China Minmetals Corporation (CMC) in 1987. He has held various senior management positions with subsidiaries of CMC in the PRC, Australia, Mexico and the USA. Mr Li was also a Director of the Company from 2009 to 2012. He was a Vice President of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Company Limited in Beijing, leading several global trading departments from 2016 to 2018. Mr Li was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Minmetals Inc. (L.A.) from 2018 to 2019. Mr Li has extensive experience in international business and the non-ferrous metals industry. Mr Li holds a Bachelor’s degree in English language from the Normal College for Foreign Language of Beijing Union University in the PRC.