Fang Qixue

Dr Qixue Fang - Non-Executive Chairman

Non-Executive Chairman, joined the Board in October 2015. Dr Fang is a highly experienced senior metallurgist and is the Executive Director and Vice President of Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. Dr Fang holds senior position within the Standard Bank group of companies, including serving as Managing Director, Head of Mining and Metals/Investment Banking/China; Vice Chairman, Head of Mining and Metals Coverage Asia of Standard Bank Plc, Hong Kong branch; member of Asia Exco, Manco of Standard Advisory (China) Limited and the Vice Chairman and Head of Mining and Metals Coverage Asia of Standard Advisory Asia.


Dr Tielong Tan - Managing Director and CEO

Managing Director, joined the Board in May 2016. Dr. Tan is a senior geologist with over 30 year’s experience in mining, investment, and management. Prior to joining NKWE, Dr. Tan worked with AngloGold Ashanti Beijing Representative Office as the General Manager/Managing Director for Gansu Longxin Minerals Co., Ltd, a joint venture between AngloGold and No.213 Geological Team of Gansu Provincial Nuclear Geological Bureau. Before that, he accumulated extensive experience as a field geologist with Jiangxi Geological Tea and the Chief Geologist with Jiangxi Gold Bureau. He also worked as the Vice President of Beijing Rare & Precious Metal Exchange Co., Ltd.

Dr. Tan holds a Master Degree and a PHD Degree in Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Resources from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan).


Mr Chao Wang (Robin) - Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director, joined the Board in May 2014. Mr Wang has worked at Zijin Mining Group in various roles since 2006 and is currently Legal Counsel, Deputy General Manager of Zijin’s Overseas Development Division.

Richard Jones

Mr Richard Jones - Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director, joined the Board in November 2015. Mr Jones is a solicitor with over 15 years’ experience in both in-house and private practice capacities. Mr Jones completed his law degree from the University of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia. He has worked for an international law firm as well as for one of the world’s largest mining companies.