Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wang, joined the Company as a General Manager of Sales and Marketing in December 2015. He was appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer on November 13, 2017.
Mr. Wang oversees the coal marketing and operations management of the Company. He is also the legal representative, executive director and general manager of two of the Company’s subsidiaries, namely Inner Mongolia SouthGobi Enterprise Co. Ltd. and Chongqing SouthGobi Energy Ltd. Upon his appointment as the interim Chief Executive Officer, he will continue the Company’s efforts to strengthen its sales network, optimize the cost structure and enhance operational efficiency. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wang was the sales director of Haier International Business Group and was responsible for its commodity trading business.
Mr. Wang graduated from Tianjin University Mechanics School in 1995.
Yulan (Allen) Guo
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Guo joined the Company as a Non-Executive Director on May 15, 2015 and became an Executive Director on July 26, 2015 upon his appointment to the position of interim Chief Executive Officer at that time. He acted in the capacity of interim Chief Executive Officer from July 26, 2015 to September 1, 2015 and assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer on September 1, 2015.
Mr. Guo commenced his career in 2008 with China International Capital Corporation Limited, the leading investment bank in the greater China market where he most recently held the position of Vice President of the Investment Banking Department.
Mr. Guo has extensive transaction experience in capital markets in mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States of America. He has arranged significant equity and debt financings and been involved in mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Guo has developed industry expertise in the financial and operational aspects of the metals and mining, power, and energy sectors. Previously, Mr. Guo was a Director of Novel Sunrise Investments Limited.
Mr. Guo graduated from Peking University where he obtained Master of Science and Bachelor of Science Degrees. He completed the Master of Business Administration program at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. Mr. Guo is a member of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.
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.