Directors

Directors

Sandy Chim
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Sandy Chim, CPA, CA, is the founder, Chairman, a director, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. His principal focus, since 2007, has been the development of the Company (and its predecessor companies). He is also currently a director of Augyva Mining Resources Inc. and Sage Gold Inc., both of which are publicly traded mineral resource exploration companies listed on the TSX-V. His investments and involvement in developing iron ore assets in Canada started in 2005 as a substantial shareholder in Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited and a joint venture partner, through an affiliated company, of the Bloom Lake mine. Over the course of his career, Mr. Chim has raised substantial capital from, and taken companies of various industries public on, various international capital markets, including in Australia, London and Hong Kong as well as Canada. This capital was raised for businesses involved in industries ranging from resource exploration, mining, building materials, manufacturing, and the financial markets. Mr. Chim received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, Australia and an M.B.A. from York University, Canada. Mr. Chim is a member of Certified Professional Accountants Ontario Canada and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Canada, and a Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

howardbernierHoward Bernier
Lead Director
Howard Bernier is a former professional Metallurgical Engineer and a consultant to entities involved in the iron ore industry focused on developing iron ore properties in the Province of Québec and Brazil. He has served as a consultant and officer to various public companies, as the resident manager of Wabush Mines in Sept-Îles, Québec, and most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Limited. Mr. Bernier’s professional career, spanning some thirty-five years, has included all aspects of copper smelting and refining and iron pellet production, shipping and international metal sales. Mr. Bernier is a past member of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr. Bernier holds a B.Sc. (Engineering) from the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec. Mr. Bernier is a former member of the Order of Engineers of Québec.

karenleeKit Ying (Karen) Lee
Director, Audit Committee Chair
Kit Ying (Karen) Lee is a seasoned senior executive with over 20 years of experience in the financial markets, serving as a senior executive in various positions with the regulatory authorities and exchanges in Hong Kong. Ms. Lee’s previous roles include serving as the Taskforce Leader for the successful and timely execution of the merger in 1999-2000 of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited and Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited to form Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (“HKEx”), and the completion of its subsequent public listing in 2000. Subsequently, Ms. Lee became the Head of Listing, Risk Management and Regulation of HKEx and then she served as the Chief Financial Officer overseeing the Finance and Treasury functions of HKEx. Ms. Lee is currently an independent non-executive director of Tianjian Capital Environmental Protection Company Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and China Blue Chemical Ltd., a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Ms. Lee is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and an associate member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Lee received a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy from City of London Polytechnic (currently London Metropolitan University) and a Master of Science in Financial Engineering from City University of Hong Kong.

benkoonBen Koon (David) Wong
Director
Ben Koon (David) Wong is the Chairman of Prosperity International Holdings (H.K.) Limited (“PIHL”), an iron ore operator, real estate developer, and cement investment holding company in China. PIHL is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Ben Koon is also the chairman and legal representative of Anhui Chaodong Cement Co. Limited, a public company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr. Wong’s professional career spans more than thirty years, including more than twenty years of experience in cement and iron ore operation.

mauricestrongHon. Maurice Strong, P.C.
Director
The Honourable Maurice Strong, P.C. has over thirty years of experience at higher levels in business and with government and international organizations. Mr. Strong has held numerous positions with international organizations. His past appointments include Under Secretary General and Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations; Senior Advisor to the President, World Bank; President, Power Corporation of Canada; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Hydro and Member, International Advisory Board, Toyota Motor Corporation. Mr. Strong is a Member of the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada, has received Honorary Doctorates from 53 universities in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia, and has held numerous academic appointments, including visiting professorship at the University of Ottawa (2004) and honorary professorship at the University of Peking (Beijing) 2006.

jionshuiwangJionghui Wang
Director
Jionghui Wang is Assistant President of China Minmetals Corporation, a Chinese state-owned diversified metals and mining company based in Beijing, and General Manager of Minmetals Exploration & Development Co. Limited. Mr. Wang is also a Fellow of AusIMM, a member of National Sustainable Development of Land Resources Strategy Team, an executive director of Chinese Society on Economics of Geology & Mineral Resources, an executive director of Chinese Association of Mineral Resources Appraisers, a chairman of China Mining Association and a guest Professor of China University of Geosciences. Previously, he was the Deputy General Manager of the China National Geological Mining Corporation and worked for the Changchun Institute of Geology and a number of companies. Mr. Wang graduated from the Changchun Institute of Geology and holds a Master’s degree and title of Research Fellow.

weikipengWei Ke Peng
Director

Wei Ke Peng currently serves as Deputy Director of the Overseas Mineral Resources Department of Wuhan Iron & Steel (Group) Corporation, and the Chief Executive Officer of WISCO Brazil Metallurgy Investment Ltd. He is a senior engineer and has over 20 years of experience in the iron and steel industry. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Peng attended at the Chongqing University of Science and Technology majoring in steelmaking and from 2002 to 2006, he attended at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology majoring in computer and application. Mr. Peng also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Wright State University.

baihuaHua Bai
Director
Hua Bai is a businessman in China with more than twenty-five years of investment and commercial experience. In the early 1990s Mr. Bai founded an architecture and interior design firm in China winning a number of architectural awards. Mr. Bai commenced his career in mining exploration in North America many years ago and is currently the chairman of Northern Star Minerals Ltd. Mr. Bai has a degree in Architecture from Chongqing University in China.

xintingWang Xin Ting
Director
Wang Xin Ting currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of WISCO Canada Resources Investment Limited. He is a mining engineer by profession with over 20 years of experience with operations and investment in the iron ore mining industry. Wang Xin Ting also has a wealth of experience in overseas mining investment and management, having served as a director of Hong Kong WISCO GUANGXIN KAM WAH Resources Limited, which managed the development of the Soalala project in Madagascar. Wang Xin Ting attended the XI’AN University of Technology and Architecture in China, majoring in mining engineering and subsequently the Wuhan University of Technology and Science as the mining engineering graduate student. Wang Xin Ting also holds a Master Business Administration degree from Ohio University, USA.