Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dalanguerban, age 62, is a seasoned mining professional, having accumulated over 35 years of international mining and operational experience including a number of mining projects in Mongolia. Mr. Dalanguerban joined China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd (“NFC”) in 1985 and served in a variety of roles in various countries until his departure in 2017 when he was the Chief Representative of NFC in Mongolia. During this time in Mongolia, Mr. Dalanguerban accomplished numerous achievements including the development and commissioning of the Tumurtiin Ovoo zinc mine, which is recognized as an “Exemplary Project of China-Mongolia Cooperation” and for which he was awarded the “Mining Contribution” prize by the Mongolia’s Ministry of Mines. Mr. Dalanguerban had served as a director, executive deputy general manager, and general manager successively in Tsairt Minerals LLC (the holding company of the Tumurtiin-Ovoo zinc mine) from its establishment in 1997 until 2005, when the Tumurtiin Ovoo zinc mine was put into production.
Mr. Dalanguerban cofounded the Mongolian Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia in 2002 and now serves as its Executive Vice President and Secretary-General. Mr. Dalanguerban studied Arabic at the Shanghai International Studies University and graduated in 1980.
Mr. Dalanguerban is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Weiguo Zhang
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Zhang, was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on June 1, 2018.
Mr. Zhang has over 30 years’ experience in financial accounting, auditing and corporate finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhang spent over 30 years working in a number of different senior finance roles in NFC and CNMC’s various subsidiaries and global offices, including Manager of the cost control department of the first construction division of NFC from December 2017 to May 2018 and President of NFC’s Kyrgyzstan office from November 2012 to December 2017.
Mr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in China. Mr. Zhang is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
Mr. Aiming Guo
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Guo, was appointed as Chief Operating Officer on June 1, 2018.
Mr. Guo is a certified engineer with over 20 years’ of mining project management experience. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Guo was Deputy Chief Engineer at Shanxi Hongsha First Construction Co., Ltd. (“Shanxi Hongsha”), subsidiary of Yangquan Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd. from January 2014 until May 2018, during which time he was responsible for technical management. Mr. Guo spent over 9 years working in various management capacities in Shanxi Hongsha’s Mongolia project department.
Mr. Guo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Survey Engineering from the China University of Mining and Technology.
Mr. Tao Zhang
Mr. Zhang, was appointed as a Vice President of the Company on July 3, 2018. Mr. Zhang is also a Director of several of the Company’s subsidiaries.
Prior joining the Company, Mr. Zhang was the Senior Supervisor of the Corporate Development (Investment) Department of NFC from June 2016 to May 2018. He joined NFC in March 2007 and was as a Manager in the Sales and Human Resources Departments and a Superintendent of the General Manager’s office in Tsairt Mineral LLC, the parent company of the Tumurtiin-Ovoo zinc mine in Mongolia, from November 2007 to December 2012. Between December 2012 and June 2016, Mr. Zhang was a Supervisor in the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Department of NFC.
Mr. Zhang is a certified safety engineer in China. Mr. Zhang obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mining and Geotechnical in 2004 and a Master’s Degree in Mining and Safety Engineering Management in 2006 from the Central South University in China.
President and Executive Director, SouthGobi Sands LLC
Mr. Munkhbat Chuluun has been appointed as President and Executive Director of SouthGobi Sands LLC effective September 7, 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Munkhbat has served as Interim President and Executive Director of SouthGobi Sands LLC since March 26, 2015. He joined the Company as an Advisor in 2012 and later was appointed as the General Manager of Government Relations and Compliance of SouthGobi Sands. Before joining the Company, Mr. Munkhbat was a Project Director at Asian Development Bank funded project and a Coordinator at World Bank project.
Mr. Munkhbat has a Bachelor of Law from the Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Leningrad, Russia. He also earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Academy of Management in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. In 1998, Mr. Munkhbat has graduated University of Waikato, New Zealand with Master of Social Science majoring in Public Policy and Administration. Mr. Munkhbat also serves as Honorary Consul of New Zealand to Mongolia.
Allison Snetsinger has rejoined SouthGobi as Corporate Secretary in November 2014. Ms. Snetsinger was the Corporate Secretary of the Company from May 2012 to March 2014. Prior to her position as Corporate Secretary, she held the position of assistant corporate secretary since the Company's Canadian initial public offering in December 2003.
Ms. Snetsinger spent over 10 years providing regulatory and corporate services to public and private companies, primarily in mining and resource development. She is a member of the Canadian Society for Corporate Secretaries.