FCSI, CPA, CA, CF
- Board Chair
- Corporate Governance Committee Chair
- Compensation Committee Chair
George Dorin has over 40 years of broad-based financial experience, including over 25 years as a corporate director or CFO for several private and public companies.
He holds undergraduate degrees in both Science and Accounting from the University of British Columbia, a master’s degree in Finance from the London School of Economics, and a Diploma from the Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute.
As a Chartered Professional Accountant, he was granted Corporate Finance specialist designation from CPA Canada in 2008. George has worked in the financial services sector with Ernst & Whinney (now KPMG), Price Waterhouse, Royal Bank of Canada, and Pemberton Securities (now RBC Dominion Securities). In 2007 and 2008 he was a Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance with Wolrige Mahon (now Baker Tilly WM), a British Columbia-based CPA Firm. Most recently, he has provided corporate finance, senior financial management, and corporate director services to several public companies through his personal financial services company CANUS Capital Corporation.
Changyu (CHARLIE) Liu
Mr. Liu is the Chairman of Ka An Development Co. Limited (“Ka An”), a long-term shareholder of Eastplats. Mr. Liu’s career has been focused on business investments and international trade in China, Hong Kong, and North America. After completing his studies in accounting at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics in 1994, Mr. Liu started his career in the automobile sales and distribution sector. He was an early partner and investor in renowned technology companies. A decade ago, Mr. Liu began following the global mining industry. His current investments span across mining, automobile sales, banking, and shipping industries. Mr. Liu brings over two decades of expertise in business investment and financing enterprises. Ka An continues to be fully committed to ensuring the successful management and operation of the Company.
- Audit Committee Chair
Ms. Ng is an accomplished CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant), CGA with an extensive financial management background that includes work with several publicly listed mining companies. She has over 25 years of experience in mining, information technology, biotech, and insurance. With a background in many different business sectors, including the financial operations of multi-million dollar companies, Ms. Ng is well-versed in a variety of industries.
Ms. Ng previously worked as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for publicly listed companies in both mining and information technology. In mining, she served as CFO at Mesa Uranium Corp., and as Corporate Controller at both Nevada Copper Corp. and American Bonanza Gold Corp. She also provided controllership and consulting services to Yukon-Nevada Gold Corp. and various other companies in a wide range of fields. Ms. Ng’s experience in mining, oil, and gas extends back to her time as an Audit Manager at Manning Elliott, where she worked closely with publicly listed companies for four years.
Dr. Bielin Shi
- Corporate and Social Responsibility, Safety, Health, and Environmental Risk Committee Chair
Dr. Bielin Shi is a professional geologist with over 30 years of experience in exploration, mineral resources management, applied geostatistics, resource estimation and mining geology. He has worldwide operational experience in exploration and mining projects, and expertise with independent technical reviews, due diligence audits and expert technical reporting in compliance with the JORC Code, NI43-101 and HKEx Standards.
Bielin is a Competent Person under the JORC Code, a Qualified Person under NI43-101, and holds equivalent credentials with respect to relative mineral resources and reserves reporting standards. Recent work has included investment risk assessment, audits and reviews of resources for multiple commodity projects, verification of reported estimates for mineral resources and/or ore reserves prepared in accordance with current regulatory requirements.
Bielin’s technical expertise ensures the development and maintenance of effective systems and procedures that meet the needs of operations at the Crocodile River Mine. He continues to develop and maintain effective collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances with all key stakeholders. He holds an PhD from the University of Melbourne since 1995 and is a AusIMM Chartered Professional since 2018.
Alex (Xin) Guan
Alex Guan has over 30 years of experience in the metallurgical and mining industry and brings his significant experience and knowledge in metals manufacturing and trading, especially in South Africa, to Eastplats. He is the director of White Compass Pty Ltd. since 2014, a trading and consulting company in commodity and art, based in Australia.
Prior to 2014, Alex was the Chief Representative in China for Metalmin, a supplier of quality ferroalloys, minerals, and reclaimed products to the steel, chemical and foundry industry. Prior to his role at Metalmin, Alex was the Deputy General Manager of Sinosteel Raw Materials Company, part of the state-owned Sinosteel Corporation, in charge of commodity trading, and General Manager of Sinosteel Ferroalloy Company, in charge of the ferroalloy business of Sinosteel Corp.
Alex was educated in China, obtaining his Bachelor of Management and International Trade from Northeast University and his MBA from Tsinghua University.