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Roderick JH Smith

Roderick JH Smith

Non-Executive Director

A chartered accountant, Roderick holds a diploma in mining investment analysis and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute. For more than 25 years he was CEO of publicly listed Australian mining companies, responsible for the discovery, financing, development and operation of five mines. A member of local government for nine years, including two as president, he was awarded an Australian Centennial Medal for services to the community in 2001. Roderick is an acknowledged world expert in specialty metals production, supply and demand, writing many papers on these topics and speaking at numerous international conferences over the last 10 years.

Ng. Joo Thieng

Ng. Joo Thieng

Non-Executive Director

Senior Executive of Teh Hong Eng Investments Holding Limited (THE), N. S. Hong Investment (BVI) Limited (NSH), Hong Kong listed Pacific Andes International Holdings Limited (PAIH) and some of its major subsidiaries including CFG Investment SAC. Mr. Ng is a substantial shareholder of THE, and NSH and an indirect shareholder of PAIH.

 

Patrick Stevenaert

Patrick Stevenaert

Chairman & General Manager of Cominco SA / Business Development Manager of Cominco Resources BVI / Government Relations

Patrick has been working in Africa for the past 18 years being based in Congo, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Madagascar. Prior to joining Cominco, he occupied the position of Deputy General Manager of Magminerals Potasses Congo for MagIndustries, a TSX company that developed the 1.2 Mtpa potash project in Republic of Congo until the take-over by Evergreen, a Chinese private group.Patrick is a mechanical and electrical Engineer with a specialization in airspace graduated from the University of Liege, Belgium. As a project manager for many years he travelled extensively in Africa. Bilingual in French and English, he has also experience in managing projects, in logistics, in contract negotiation and working in a multicultural environment.