For more than 30 years, Mr. Friedland has been recognized by leaders of the international financial sector and mineral resource industries as an entrepreneurial explorer, technology innovator and company builder. He has successfully developed a portfolio of respected public and private companies whose initiatives have led to several of the world’s most significant mineral discoveries and mine developments, applications of disruptive technologies and contributions to significant economic growth in established and emerging markets in the Asia Pacific Region, Southern Africa and the Americas.
Yufeng “Miles” Sun joined the Ivanhoe Mines Board as Non-Executive Co-Chairman in September 2018. Mr. Sun is President of CITIC Metal Group Limited (100% shareholder of CITIC Metal Co., Ltd.), which is based in Hong Kong.
He joined CITIC Group Corporation in 1987 and then managed the company’s steel trading and investment business in the United States for five years. In 1999, he joined CITIC Metal Co., Ltd. and served as its President and Chairman between 2003 and 2016, during which CITIC Metal Co., Ltd. developed into a major commodity trading and mining investment subsidiary of CITIC Group. In 2016, he was appointed as President of CITIC Metal Group Limited which was established as the operating and profitable hub of CITIC Group's resources segment. In March 2019, he also was appointed as Chairman of CITIC Resources Holdings Limited (HKG: 1205).
Mr. Sun has more than 32 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry. During this period, he has successfully directed investments in many quality assets in China and internationally, such as China Platinum Corporation Co., Ltd., Western Superconducting Technologies Co., Ltd., (the first Chinese science and technology innovation board-listed company; SHA: 688122), Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM; the largest producer of niobium in the world), and Las Bambas copper project (one of the world’s largest copper mines).
Mr. Sun holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Delaware and a Bachelor of English Literature from Shanghai International Studies University.
Tadeu Carneiro became a Director on the Ivanhoe Mines Board in September 2018. He was appointed Lead Independent Director in April 2019.
He is Chief Executive Officer of Boston Electrometallurgical Corporation, and an invited lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Before retiring as Chief Executive Officer of Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM) in December 2016, Mr. Carneiro spent 30 years with the company in progressively senior leadership positions. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in the United Kingdom.
Jinghe Chen is the founder of Zijin Mining and has been its Chairman since 2000. Mr. Chen is a professor-grade senior engineer, and was the main exploration organizer and discoverer of the Zijinshan Mine in the 1980s, the largest open-pit gold and copper mine in China. He graduated from Fuzhou University with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and obtained an Executive MBA degree from Xiamen University.
William Hayden has served as a Director of Ivanhoe Mines since March 2007. He is a geologist with more than 38 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry, much of it gained in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. His involvement with the current Ivanhoe Mines began in 1998; he served as first President of the corporate predecessor, African Minerals, from May 1998 to November 2001 – and as a Director from 1998 to 2002. (African Minerals, which evolved to Ivanplats, subsequently assumed the Ivanhoe Mines name in 2013.)
Mr. Hayden has worked in a management capacity with several exploration and mining companies in Australia and internationally since 1986. He was President and a director of Ivanhoe Philippines from July 2005 to December 2011 when it was a subsidiary of the original Ivanhoe Mines (renamed Turquoise Hill Resources in 2012).
Mr. Hayden presently has a directorship with publicly-listed Palisades Goldcorp and Trilogy Metals. He was a non-executive director of Ivanhoe Australia from November 2006 to May 2010.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Geology, degree from Sierra Nevada College, Nevada, USA.
Martie Janse van Rensburg joined the Ivanhoe Mines board of directors in August 2020.
Ms. Janse van Rensburg is a Chartered Accountant based in Johannesburg South Africa. She has over 40 years of experience in finance and more than 25 years’ experience in senior-level executive positions and as a director with a number of leading South African companies, with a particular focus on capital markets, project finance and infrastructure development.
Since 2008, Ms. Janse van Rensburg has worked as an independent consultant to government, banks, and companies with respect to governance, water, financial, funding and institutional arrangements and transformation. She last served as a consultant to ASISA (Association for Savings and Investment South Africa) to promote investment in water infrastructure from 2016 to 2019. Previous to this, Ms. Janse van Rensburg worked for Trans Caledon Tunnel Authority, a South African state-owned entity charged with financing and implementing mega bulk raw water infrastructure projects, from 1994 – 2008; initially as its Chief Financial Officer until1998 and then as its Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2008.
Ms. Janse van Rensburg is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (South Africa) and the Institute of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor Honours of Commerce degree and a Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA). She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987.
Manfu Ma joined the Ivanhoe Mines board of directors in August 2019. Mr. Ma, CITIC Metal Group’s Vice President, played an important role in CITIC Metal’s two strategic investments in Ivanhoe Mines in 2018 and 2019. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the mining industry, specializing in geology and mine management.
Mr. Ma joined CITIC Metal in 2007 and has served in various positions, including Chief Geologist, Deputy General Manager of Investment Department, and Assistant General Manager. Prior to joining CITIC Metal, he held senior management positions with China Gold Group and the Gold Bureau of China’s Inner Mongolia province.
Mr. Ma holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Changchun Institute of Geology.
Peter Meredith has served as a Director of the current Ivanhoe Mines and its corporate predecessors, including Ivanplats, since May 1998.
He also was involved in overseeing business development and corporate relations for the original Ivanhoe Mines in his dual roles as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He was a Director and CFO from May 2004 to May 2006, and from June 1999 to November 2001. He was Deputy Chairman from May 2006 until April 2012, when Rio Tinto acquired control of the original Ivanhoe Mines and renamed it Turquoise Hill Resources later that year.
Mr. Meredith also was Chairman of Asia-focused SouthGobi Resources, a former subsidiary of the original Ivanhoe Mines, until September 2012, and Chief Executive Officer from June 2007 to October 2009.
Before joining Ivanhoe Mines, Mr. Meredith spent 31 years with Deloitte LLP, chartered accountants, and retired as a partner in 1996.
Mr. Meredith was certified as a Chartered Accountant by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1968.
Kgalema Motlanthe became an Ivanhoe Mines Director in April 2018. Mr. Motlanthe was President of South Africa for a period between 2008 and 2009, and subsequently served as the nation’s Deputy President from 2009 to 2014.
He heads the Motlanthe Foundation that is dedicated to a range of public-benefit activities, including conflict resolution, promotion of human rights and democracy and the provision of care for pre-school-age children, along with buildings, equipment and educational support for public primary schools. Mr. Motlanthe also is a trustee of Liliesleaf Trust and the Brazzaville Foundation.
Mr. Motlanthe led the African Union’s Election Observer Mission to Sierra Leone to help ensure that the 2018 Presidential run-off election complied with international standards. He was Deputy President of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) from 2007 until 2012, and Secretary-General of the ANC from 1997 to 2007.
His role in the international movement against South Africa’s apartheid system led to a 10-year incarceration on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela also was held. Following his release in 1987, Mr. Motlanthe worked for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). He succeeded Cyril Ramaphosa as the union’s General Secretary in 1992. (Mr. Ramaphosa was elected President of South Africa in February 2018.)
During his 10 years with the NUM, Mr. Motlanthe was credited with helping to establish the Mineworkers Investment Company, which was wholly-owned by the NUM and made investments in companies that did not pose a conflict of interest for the union. Mr. Motlanthe played a crucial role in forming the Mineworkers Development Agency, which dealt with the developmental and social needs of retrenched miners and their families. He also helped to form initiatives to provide bursaries to miners and their dependents, as well as education and skills training.
In January 2021, Mr. Motlanthe was appointed as Head of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999 to promote Mandela's vision of freedom and equality for all.
Nunu Ntshingila joined the Ivanhoe Mines board of directors in August 2020.
Ms. Ntshingila was formerly the Regional Director, Facebook Africa. She joined Facebook Africa in September 2015. Based in Johannesburg, she was responsible for building Facebook’s commercial presence across the entire African continent.
Before joining Facebook Africa, Ms. Ntshingila spent almost 16 years with Ogilvy & Mather South Africa in increasingly senior positions; becoming company Chair in 2012. During her tenure with Ogilvy, she oversaw the agency’s evolution into a diversified communications group delivering integrated, effective and award-winning work for many of South Africa’s biggest and most well-recognized brands, including: DStv, SABMiller, KFC, Cadbury, BP, Volkswagen and Coca-Cola.
Ms. Ntshingila holds an undergraduate degree from University of Swaziland and a MBA degree from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland.
Guy de Selliers has served as a Director of Ivanhoe Mines since May 2011. He has more than 40 years’ experience in international finance and business. He is President of HCF International Advisers, a London-based, corporate finance advisory firm focused on the mining and metals industry, which he co-founded in 2003 following his retirement from Chase JP Morgan.
Mr. de Selliers began his career in the World Bank’s mining division in June 1977. In 1982, he joined Lehman Brothers as Senior Vice President, International Investment Banking. In July 1990 he became part of the team responsible for creating the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Mr. de Selliers was Vice Chair of the Credit Committee and a member of the EBRD’s Executive Committee. In December 1997, he became Chief Executive Officer of MC-BBL Eastern Holdings until its sale. In 1998, he joined Robert Fleming and Co. as a board member and Chair for Eastern Europe. He has been an adviser to the European Commission on a number of issues.
Mr. de Selliers’ corporate responsibilities include:
Mr. de Selliers holds Master of Engineering and Master of Economics degrees from the University of Louvain, Belgium.