Mr. Li Hok Yin
Co-Chairman and Executive Director
Mr. Li Hok Yin is the Co-Chairman and Executive Director of the Company. He was previously the Investment Manager of Cheever Capital Management (Asia) Ltd from September 2007 to December 2009. He was the Territory Manager of Ecolab Ltd, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, from March 2004 to July 2007. During the period from July 2002 to January 2004, Mr. Li served as an Engineer of Concord Precision Metal Parts & Tools Pty Limited. He also obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has experience in business management, investment research and portfolio management, and in the coal mining industry.
Mr. Rudolph de Bruin
Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Executive Director
A lawyer by training, Mr de Bruin practiced as an advocate at the Pretoria Bar from 1977 to 1989. Post 1989 he has concentrated on finding, acquiring and developing mineral exploration and mining projects in various African countries. He was a founding member of the Platmin group, where he focused on building Platmin into a credible platinum producer and listing it on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 2004 he co-founded the company. Having then sold his Platmin interest in 2006, he also co-founded the Sephaku group, where he initiated the acquisition of Sephaku’s flagship limestone and other projects.
Mr. Neil Herrick
Neil was appointed as a Chief Executive Officer of the company on 26 April 2013. Neil holds a Bachelor of Engineering Honours degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He started his career with Anglogold Limited in 1988 and worked his way up through the ranks until he became Production Manager of Anglogold's TauTona Mine in 1998. Neil thereafter joined the team of Durban Roodepoort Deep Limited during October 1999 as the General Manager of its North West Operations. During September 2002, Neil moved to Gold Fields Limited where he fulfilled the role of Senior Manager: Projects at the Corporate Office and Kloof Mine Operations.
Neil was elected as the President of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa during 2006 and in this same year he also went on to become the Mine Manager for the 500 days Turnaround Project for the Rustenburg Section of Anglo Platinum and was then promoted to the Mine Manager of the Rustenburg Section (Lower mine). Neil became the Mining Executive of Norilsk Nickel Africa (Pty) Ltd in October 2007 and was responsible for Geology, Exploration on the African continent and the Technical Mining Discipline for the company's operating assets in Botswana and South Africa. He has held the position of CEO of Taung Gold (Pty) Ltd since June 2010 and of Taung Gold International Ltd since April 2013.
Ms. Cheung Pak Sum
Ms. Cheung Pak Sum was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company on 20 April 2010. She is the Head of Human Resources and Administration of the Company. She is very experienced in the areas of Human Resources and Administration. She was the senior administration officer of Pineview Industries Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from May 2006 to May 2008.
Mr. Igor Levental
Mr. Igor Levental is President of the Electrum Group, a privately owned company involved in identifying and negotiating opportunities in exploration and mining ventures. With more than 30 years of experience in the mining industry internationally, he has held senior positions with mining companies including Homestake Mining Company and International Corona Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta, Canada and is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Levental is a director of NovaGold Resources Inc. and Taung Gold International Limited.
Mr. Phen Chun Shing, Vincent
Mr. Phen Chun Shing, Vincent holds a bachelor degree in business administration and marketing from the University of North Texas. He is currently an Executive Director of China Merchants Capital Management (International) Limited, which is engaged in private equity investment and credit financing. He has over 15 years of experience in direct investment and corporate banking. He was a Non-Executive Director of Comtec Solar Systems Group Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange, Stock code: 712) from 2010 to 2012. He was a past Director of CMS Capital (HK) Co. Ltd. formerly known as CMTF Asset Management Limited, and has served in such position until 2012. He worked in CLSA Capital Partners from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Phen worked in international corporate banking division of various financial institutions for approximately seven years.
Independent Non-Executive Directors
Mr. Chui Man Lung, Everett
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chui Man Lung, Everett was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 20 April 2010. He is a fellow member both of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is currently a director and shareholder of Cen-1 Partners Limited, an independent consultancy company specialising in financial engineering and corporate structuring. Mr. Chui was the financial controller and company secretary of Yau Lee Holdings Limited, a listed company on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, from February 1995 to May 2008. He is well experienced in the areas of finance, audit and accounting. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Business Economics and Accounting awarded by the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Li Kam Chung
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Li Kam Chung was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1 April 2009. He has over 10 years’ experience in trading businesses between mainland China and Hong Kong. Mr. Li is currently the vice chairman of Wan Joint Village Office for villages in Shuen Wan Tai Po N.T. and a member of Tai Po District Council Environment, Housing and Works Committee.
Mr. Tsui Pang
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Tsui Pang (Mr. Tsui), aged 33, is currently a general manager of Chang Yang (Hubei) Mining Limited, which is engaged in exploration and the mining of barium sulphate and barite ores in Yichang City, Hubei Province in China. Before joining the Company, Mr. Tsui worked in Yuet Sing Group from 2004 to 2011 in different positions to participate in mine planning and feasibility study of mines in Enshi City, Hubei Province in China. Mr. Tsui holds a bachelor degree in Arts and Design in Education, from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Tsui was appointed as independent non-executive director of Taung Gold International Limited with effect from 21 July 2016.