Felipe TAN

Chairman, Executive Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Tan has extensive experience in metals trading in Hong Kong and the PRC. He has been a director of Belmont Holdings Group Limited since 2004. From 1989 to 2006, Mr. Tan had been an executive director of Simsen International Corporation Limited, currently known as Huarong International Financial Holdings Limited (listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“HKEx”), stock code: 993). From September 2012 to September 2019, Mr. Tan had been the executive director of Timeless Software Limited (“Timeless”) (listed on GEM of HKEx, stock code: 8028) and also served as its chairman from July 2016 to September 2019. Mr. Tan has been re-appointed as chairman and executive director of Timeless since March 2021. He had also been the executive director of Loco Hong Kong Holdings Limited (listed on GEM of HKEx, stock code: 8162) from February 2014 to July 2019, and a director of Jiangmen Proudly Water-soluble Plastic Co., Ltd., the shares of which were traded on the NEEQ (NEEQ: 833367) in the PRC, from September 2015 to December 2019.

Philippe MARLEAU

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Marleau is the chief executive officer of Palos Capital Corporation (“Palos”), a boutique financial services firm focused on wealth management and merchant banking activities. He was the chief executive officer of IOU Financial Inc. (“IOU”), a tech-enabled lender to small businesses that is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. He currently serves on the boards of Palos and IOU. He previously served on the boards of MAG Energy Solutions (a leader in electricity trading in North America) and Fountain Asset Corp. (a merchant bank that is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange). Mr. Marleau holds a Bachelor of Engineering with a Minor in Economics from McGill University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Dominic CHENG

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Cheng has occupied a number of management positions throughout his career. Prior to returning to Vancouver for his retirement in 2001, he worked for a listed company in Hong Kong as an executive from 1992 to June 2001. He had involved in various investment projects located in the PRC and Malaysia. He also participated in various refinancing arrangements with investment bankers and played an important role to successfully implement a marketing strategy to enhance the timely realization of some real estate projects. Mr. Cheng has a strong accounting and auditing background before immigrating to Canada in 1989. He was originally trained as an auditor by one of the then “Big Eight” accounting firms, for which he had worked for 10 years, before assuming the position as an audit manager for 14 years with a different accounting firm.

Joyce KO

Executive Director, CFO, Vice President Corporate Affairs and Secretary

Ms. Ko has comprehensive experience in finance, accounting and compliance matters of listed companies in Hong Kong and Canada. She is also the company secretary of Timeless Software Limited (listed on GEM of HKEx, stock code: 8028) since 2014. Ms. Ko had been the company secretary of a company listed on HKEx from 1994 to 2006, and the company secretary of a company listed on GEM of HKEx from 2014 to 2016, responsible for company secretarial, legal and compliance matters. Ms. Ko holds a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a member of the HKICPA and the CPA Australia and a fellow of the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute.

MA Jianqing

Non-executive Director

Mr. Ma is currently the Vice General Manager of International Department of Resources Capital of Jinchuan Group Co., Limited (“Jinchuan”), the largest producer of nickel and cobalt in the PRC. Since Mr. Ma joined Jinchuan, he has held various senior positions including Chief of Foreign Project Management Section of Planning and Development Department, Project Manager of Bahuerachi Copper-Zinc Mine in Mexico, Chief of South American Representative Office, and Vice General Manager of the Mineral Resources Department. Mr. Ma has extensive experience in project development and operations management in the mining industry. Mr. Ma obtained a Bachelor degree in Engineering in 1991. He was qualified as a Senior Geologist in 2001.


Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Lemieux, LL.B., LL.L. and MBA, is a lawyer in McMillan LLP’s National Capital Markets and M&A Group, where his practice is focused on securities, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions matters. Representing both issuers and investment dealers, Mr. Lemieux has experience in private and public debt and equity offerings. He has also acted as lead counsel in a number of private and public merger and acquisition transactions and corporate reorganization, as well as a variety of negotiated transactions, including reverse take-over, exempt take-over bids and proxy contests. He also sits on the board of several public companies.


Executive Director

Mr. Duncan Hancock has over 40 years of experience in commodities trading in London, New York, Chicago and Hong Kong. He has held a number of senior management positions in several well-known worldwide brokerage firms in London and Hong Kong throughout his career. Mr. Hancock has extensive experience in investing in foreign exchange markets and commodity futures and options markets, including base metals and precious metals. He has also been involved in client liaison, development and expansion of client base including USA and European producers, USA Hedge Funds and European merchants.