Guomin Sun

MEng (Mechanical), BEng (Mechanical), Professor of Engineering

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Guomin Sun has over 30 years’ of experience in the mining industry; following mining and mineral process engineers roles in China, Australia, and America. Mr. Sun is the major founder of Techgart (Beijing) Engineering Co Ltd, and he is also the Chairman of Techgart.


Special responsibilities

Finance & Investment

Wei Tu

BEcon (Finance and Banking),EMBA


Mr. Wei Tu is an experienced professional Company Director and Chairman. He has over 15 years' experience in the finance profession and in business with substantial experience in senior management positions and on boards of other companies across funds management, investment, insurance and resources.

Special responsibilities

Finance & Remuneration Committee

Hong Pang

BEng (Mining)

Managing Director, Chief Mining Engineer

Mr. Pang has over 25 years’ experience in miners’ management, production, safety management, and mines’ development of underground mining. Prior to joining 9X Minerals, Mr. Pang acted as the Chief Engineer and Mining Manager of Tianfu Mining Company, which is a major coal mining company in Southeastern China. Mr. Pang was the site lead and Chief Operating Officer for four underground feasibility study and exploratory decline development at Tianfu Mining in Guizhou, China. Mr. Pang is responsible for the leadership of more than 2,000 employees across four operating sites.

Special responsibilities

Human Resources & HSEC & Production

George Mao

Ph.D. (Mining), MEng (Geology), BEng (Mineralogy), MAusIMM

Board Advisor

Mr. Mao has over 16 years’ experience in exploration, development and operations in the resources industry. His following exploration geoscientist roles include Australia, Canada, Africa, Kazakhstan and China with BHP, Peabody, GRAM, Vale, Glencore-Xstrata, etc. Mr. Mao was involved in acquiring and due-diligence of mining concession and associated infrastructures for more than 15 years. Works carried out involved commodities include coal, oi l& gas, gold, copper, iron ore, kaolin, barite, fluorite and bauxite.

Mr. Mao is the Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM)

Special responsibilities

Investment, M&A

Heng Huang

BEng (Process), MAusIMM

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Heng Huang has over 13 years’ experience in mining and mineral processing projects. He focuses on mining and mineral processing industry and related business. From 2005 to present, he had finished many large size projects. He shows good understanding of mining and mineral processing business and also has wide net-working in this field.

Heng has previously served as a Project Director at Taggart Global, Beijing, China. Taggart Global is an international engineering and construction company with expertise in turnkey project engineering design, supply, and construction till commissioning of coal preparation plants and material handling systems. Mr. Huang was with Taggart from Dec. 2008 to Oct. 2011. Prior to join Taggart, Huang had set up his own business and act as Co-Founder and Vice President (ADSJ Coal Process Engineering Co Ltd). Mr. Huang spent more than 15 years focused on project delivery and business development. He has been involved in funding raising for mining projects.

Mr. Huang is the Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM )

Heng has experience across Australia, Africa and China in strategic leadership through corporate and operational roles, most recently as Managing Director & CEO of Beijing HOT Mining Tech Co Ltd.

HOT Mining,

Special responsibilities

Sustainability Committee

Shuni Chen

BEcon (International Trade)

Non-Executive Director

Ms. Shuni Chen joined 9X Minerals in December 2016. She is accountable for managing the company’s corporate governance, audit and risk control.

Shuni has more than 8 years’ experience in corporate governance and audit. Ms. Shuni Chen is the major founder of DD Jewels LLC, and she is also the Chairman & CEO of DD Jewels. Prior to creating DD Jewels, Shuni is the trader and marketing manager of Minmetals & Jingyi Futures Co Ltd. Thus, Shuni has strong experience in risk control and management, especially finance and investment.

DD Jewels,

Special responsibilities

Audit Committee & Risk Control

Xuebing Han

BEng (Mechanical)

Site Manager

Mr. Xuebing Han has appointed to be site manager in July 2016 by Beijing HOT Mining Tech Co Ltd which is also the major shareholder of 9X Minerals.

Xuebing has strong experience in mining project coordinating, maintenance of mining equipment, spare parts and associated assets management. He also has much experience in business development and community working in mining zone.

Special responsibilities

Site Management & Community Relationship

Yanbo Zheng

BEng (Mechanical)

Head of Corporate Affairs & Supervisor

Mr. Zheng joined 9X Minerals in December 2016. He is accountable for managing the company’s strategic approach to internal and external communications, brand, and reputation, stakeholder engagement including investor relations, media and government.

He has more than 10 years’ experience in Corporate Public Affairs. Mr. Zheng is the major founder of Chengdu Derbo Steel Co Ltd, and he is also the Chairman of Derbo Steel.

Derbo Steel,

Special responsibilities

Corporate Affairs & Supervisor