Directors & Management

Felipe TAN
Position:  Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Tan has over 36 years of experience in metals trading in Hong Kong and the PRC. He began his career as a trading hall assistant for the Hong Kong Far East Stock Exchange, then became representative of Jebsen Co. Ltd. Later, he was a trader for Philipp Brothers (now known as Salomon Brothers). He is currently the executive director of Loco Hong Kong Holdings Limited (‘Loco HK”), a company listed on the Growth Enterprise Market (“GEM”) of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “SEHK”) (stock code: 8162), in which the Corporation hold 8.38% equity interest.  He has also been a director of Belmont Holdings Group Limited since 2004, the chairman and executive director of Timeless Software Limited (“Timeless”), a company listed on the GEM (stock code: 8028), and a director of Jiangmen Proudly Water-soluble Plastic Co., Ltd., the shares of which are traded on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (“NEEQ”) in the PRC since September 10, 2015 (NEEQ:833367).  During the period from 1989 to 2006, Mr. Tan had been an executive director of a company with securities listed on the Main Board of SEHK

Joyce KO
Position: CFO, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Secretary and Director

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. From 1994 to 2006, Ms. Ko had been the company secretary of a listed company with securities listed on the Main Board of SEHK and was responsible for its company secretarial, legal and compliance matters. From 2014 to 2016, Ms. Ko had also been the company secretary of Loco HK. Ms. Ko holds a Master’s degree in Professional Accounting from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a member of the HKICPA, the CPA Australia and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Position: Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Marleau is the founder of Palos Capital Corporation. He currently acts as Palos’ Economist. With over 40 years of experience in the business and financial community, Mr. Marleau has structured many mergers and acquisitions as well as designed and created numerous financial transactions in Canada. He sits on the board of several public companies.

Dominic CHENG
Position: 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 until 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 a number of real estate projects. Mr. Cheng has acquired 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 another accounting firm.

Position: 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.

MA Jianqing
Position: Non-executive Director

Mr. Ma has extensive experiences in project development and operations management in the mining industry. He is currently the Vice General Manager of International Department of Resources Capital of Jianchuan 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 obtained a Bachelor degree in Engineering in 1991. He was qualified as a Senior Geologist in 2001.