Directors and Management team

Guomin Sun

MEng (Mechanical), BEng (Mechanical), Professor of Engineering

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Guomin Sun has over 30 years’ of experience in the mining industry; following mining and mineral process engineers roles in China, Australia, and America. Mr. Sun is the major founder of Techgart (Beijing) Engineering Co Ltd, and he is also the Chairman of Techgart.


Special responsibilities

Finance & Investment

Wei Tu

BEcon (Finance and Banking),EMBA


Mr. Wei Tu is an experienced professional Company Director and Chairman. He has over 15 years' experience in the finance profession and in business with substantial experience in senior management positions and on boards of other companies across funds management, investment, insurance and resources.

Special responsibilities

Finance & Remuneration Committee

Hong Pang

BEng (Mining)

Managing Director, Chief Mining Engineer

Mr. Pang has over 25 years’ experience in miners’ management, production, safety management, and mines’ development of underground mining. Prior to joining 9X Minerals, Mr. Pang acted as the Chief Engineer and Mining Manager of Tianfu Mining Company, which is a major coal mining company in Southeastern China. Mr. Pang was the site lead and Chief Operating Officer for four underground feasibility study and exploratory decline development at Tianfu Mining in Guizhou, China. Mr. Pang is responsible for the leadership of more than 2,000 employees across four operating sites.

Special responsibilities

Human Resources & HSEC & Production

George Mao

Ph.D. (Mining), MEng (Geology), BEng (Mineralogy), MAusIMM

Board Advisor

Mr. Mao has over 16 years’ experience in exploration, development and operations in the resources industry. His following exploration geoscientist roles include Australia, Canada, Africa, Kazakhstan and China with BHP, Peabody, GRAM, Vale, Glencore-Xstrata, etc. Mr. Mao was involved in acquiring and due-diligence of mining concession and associated infrastructures for more than 15 years. Works carried out involved commodities include coal, oi l& gas, gold, copper, iron ore, kaolin, barite, fluorite and bauxite.

Mr. Mao is the Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM)

Special responsibilities

Investment, M&A

Xuebing Han

BEng (Mechanical)

Site Manager

Xuebing has strong experience in mining project coordinating, maintenance of mining equipment, spare parts and associated assets management. He also has much experience in business development and community working in mining zone.

Special responsibilities

Site Management & Community Relationship

Yanbo Zheng

BEng (Mechanical)

Head of Corporate Affairs & Supervisor

Mr. Zheng joined 9X Minerals in December 2016. He is accountable for managing the company’s strategic approach to internal and external communications, brand, and reputation, stakeholder engagement including investor relations, media and government.

He has more than 10 years’ experience in Corporate Public Affairs. Mr. Zheng is the major founder of Chengdu Derbo Steel Co Ltd, and he is also the Chairman of Derbo Steel.

Derbo Steel,

Special responsibilities

Corporate Affairs & Supervisor