Rui Feng, Ph. D., Geology.
Chairman and CEO
Dr. Rui Feng, a Canadian citizen, has worked as both a geologist and an executive in the mineral resource industry for over 20 years. He is an entrepreneur with an extensive track record in successfully acquiring and exploring mineral properties and ultimately turning them into profitable mining operations. Dr. Feng, was the founder of several successful publicly listed companies in Canada which have made significant discoveries of mineral resources in China, including Jinshan Gold Mines Inc., formerly, Pacific Minerals Inc. and Silvercorp. Dr. Feng is well-versed in China's legal framework related to the mining industry and has an extensive network in China's mining and exploration industry.
Dr. Rui Feng obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology in China and his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada in 1992. He was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the National Engineering and Science Council of Canada from April 1992 to April 1993 to work as a Research Scientist at the University of Montreal. From 1993 to 1994, Dr. Feng worked for the Institute of Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology of the Geological Survey of Canada in Calgary as research scientist. He is currently a Director of the Canada China Business Council - BC Chapter Board
Derek Liu, CGA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Derek Liu is a professional accountant with over 15 years of diverse international experience in financial reporting, auditing, and accounting. He is a member of Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia ("CGA, BC") and a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA") in the State of Colorado, USA. He has held senior accounting positions, such as corporate controller and chief financial officer, at a number of public Canadian mining companies for the past several years including the role of financial controller of Silvercorp from 2006 to 2010. He has a MBA from Laurentian University and is a Canadian Citizen.
Lorne Waldman, MBA, LL.B.
Senior Vice President
Lorne Waldman, MBA, LL.B., has rejoined the Silvercorp team in the role of Senior Vice President after taking a one year sabbatical. Mr. Waldman, who has 16 years of experience in management of North American listed companies with operations in China, served as Silvercorp's Corporate Secretary from 2007 to 2012. Prior to that he held a senior management position with a NYSE listed electronics manufacturer. He will be in charge of the Corporate Head Office in Vancouver, British Columbia, responsible for investor relations, corporate communications, and general corporate matters. Mr. Waldman is a Canadian Citizen.
Alex Zhang, M. Eng., M.Sci., P. Geo.
Vice President, Exploration
Mr. Zhang has 20 years of experience and has worked with Eldorado Gold, Afcan Mining, Sino Gold, and New Pacific Metals. He supervised the exploration activities of two major gold projects from exploration through development to production, and brings a full range of technical and managerial skills related to exploration and mining projects.
Luke Liu, M. Eng. PhD (Mining Eng.)
Vice President China Operations
Mr. Liu has over 20 years mining industry experience in Australia and internationally, including China. He has held a diverse range of technical and engineering positions in mining companies and consulting firms and demonstrated abilities with running a modern mining operation. Based out of the Beijing office, Mr. Liu's duties will include leading strategic mine planning, improving mine operation processes, and ensuring that operations match or exceed production goals and budgets.
VP Corporate Development
Mr. Neal has more than 30 years experience in governance, corporate finance and investor relations. He founded Neal McInerney Investor Relations in 1991. Through marketing more than $4 billion in debt and equity financings, the company grew to be the second largest full service Investor Relations firm in Canada with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Los Angeles. Clients included; BCE, Nortel, Bell Canada International, Bell Mobility, Clearnet, Intrawest, Canaccord Capital, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and Blackberry (RIM). Mr. Neal was VP Corporate Development at MAG Silver Corp. where he was the key personnel is providing capital market strategies and solutions to the board. He has served on the board of Falco Resources, Balmoral Resources, Americas Petrogas, Rockgate Capital, and Xiana Mining. He has raised more than $500mn for resources companies since 2004. Mr. Neal graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. in Biochemistry. 1977. He has also served as a member of the Dalhousie University Senate and Board of Governors.