Mr Baocai Zhang- EMBA
Mr Zhang was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in February 2014. Mr Zhang planned and played a key role in the acquisition of Felix Resources Limited and the merger with Gloucester Coal Ltd in Australia. He also led Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited’s acquisition of potash exploration permits in Canada in 2011. He has considerable experience in capital management and business development in the coal industry, particularly in financial control, corporate governance and compliance for listed companies in Australia and overseas.
Mr Zhang graduated from Nankai University in China.
Mr Zhang was appointed as Non-Executive Director for Yancoal Australia in June 2012, and subsequently appointed as Co-Vice Chairman of Yancoal Australia in December 2013. He became the Chair of the Executive Committee of Yancoal Australia on 20 January 2014.
Mr Zhang is a senior accountant with an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree. He is a Co-Vice Chairman and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr Zhang joined Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited’s predecessor in 1989 and was appointed as the Head of the Planning and Finance department of Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited in 2002. He was appointed as a Director and Company Secretary of Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited in 2006 and Deputy General Manager in 2011.
Mr Boyun Xu- ME, EMBA
Mr Xu was appointed a Non-Executive Director of the Company in February 2014.
Mr Xu joined Yancoal Australia Limited in 2005. Before the merger with Gloucester Coal Ltd, he held the position of General Manager of Business Development of the Company. In 2012, Mr Xu was appointed a Director of the Company and Executive General Manager of the Australian subsidiaries of Yancoal International (Holding) Co. Ltd.
Mr Xu has 28 years of international management and engineering experience in the mining industry. Prior to joining the company he served as Deputy Chief Engineer in Yankuang Group in China and China Business Manager in Minarco Asia Pacific Pty Ltd in Australia.
Mr Xu holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from University of Technology Sydney, a Masters degree of Mining Engineering from University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from Shandong University of Science and Technology in China.
Mr Qingwei Zhan
Mr Zhan joined the Company as an Alternate Director for Yankuang in November 2011 and was appointed a Non-Executive Director in August 2013. Mr Zhan joined Yankuang Group in the 1980s and worked on legal matters and project management. Currently, Mr Zhan is the board secretary of electric aluminium subsidiary of Yankuang Group. Mr Zhan is experienced in company operation management and future exchange.
Mr Reinhold Schmidt