Robert Friedland

Robert Friedland

Founder, Executive Co-Chairman

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Robert Friedland

Founder, Executive Co-Chairman

For more than 25 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.

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Yufeng “Miles” Sun

Yufeng “Miles” Sun

Non-Executive Co-Chairman

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Yufeng “Miles” Sun

Non-Executive Co-Chairman

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, which is based in Hong Kong.

He joined CITIC Group Corporation in August 1987 and managed the company’s trading business in the United States for five years. In April 1999, he joined CITIC Metal Co., Ltd. and served as its General Manager and Chairman between January 2003 and November 2016, during which CITIC Metal Co. developed into a major commodity trading and mining investment subsidiary of CITIC Metal Group.

Mr. Sun also holds directorships in several other mining, processing and trading companies, including China Platinum; Western Superconducting Technologies; Brazil-based Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração (CBMM); and MMG South America Management Company, which owns a majority interest in the Las Bambas copper mine, in Peru.

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.

Egizio Bianchini

Egizio Bianchini

Member, Technical Committee

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Egizio Bianchini

Member, Technical Committee

Egizio Bianchini became Executive Vice Chairman and a Director of Ivanhoe Mines in March 2018. He joined Ivanhoe Mines after a 29-year career at BMO Capital Markets, a member of Canada-based BMO Financial Group, where he served as Co-Head of the Global Metals & Mining Group, and as Vice Chairman from April 2011 to March 2018. With more than 30 years’ experience in the metals and mining financial services sector, Mr. Bianchini has an extensive track record in advising a wide range of metals and mining companies around the world and in structuring and executing initial public offerings and other capital raisings.

Before joining BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Bianchini worked for Echo Bay Mines ̶ a major producer of precious metals in Canada and the United States. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree from the University of Toronto.

Ian Cockerill

Ian Cockerill

Lead Independent Director; Chair, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Member, Compensation and Human Resources Committee; Chair, Technical Committee

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Ian Cockerill

Lead Independent Director; Chair, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Member, Compensation and Human Resources Committee; Chair, Technical Committee

Ian Cockerill has served as a Director of Ivanhoe Mines since May 2011. He became the Ivanhoe Board’s Lead Independent Director in May 2012. Mr. Cockerill has more than 40 years’ experience in the international resources industry.

Mr. Cockerill also holds board directorships with Orica Limited, a mining services company; Endeavour Mining Corporation, a gold producing company; and Blackrock World Mining Trust plc, a United Kingdom-based investment trust company. He is an advisor to several other companies in the mining field.

He is Chairman of Conservation 360, a non-governmental organization engaged in the application of surveillance technologies for anti-poaching initiatives in Botswana. As a former Chairman and current Director of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa, a not-for-profit initiative, he has been engaged in promoting conservation and sustainable development across the African continent in partnership with the South African Parks Board, international business leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Mr. Cockerill began his mining-industry career as a geologist in 1975. He joined Anglo American Corporation in January 1979, where he held various positions before being promoted in September 1996 to Technical Director of the gold and uranium division. In September 1998, he became the Executive Director – Business Development and Executive Officer, African International Operations of AngloGold Limited, which was established upon the consolidation of certain Anglo gold mining interests. He joined Gold Fields as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer in September 1999, a position he held until his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2002. In June 2008, he joined Anglo American as Chief Executive Officer of Anglo Coal and was responsible for its international operations until he retired from the position in December 2009.

Mr. Cockerill holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Geology, degree from Chelsea College, University of London, and a Master of Science in Mining-Mineral Production Management degree from Royal School of Mines, London. He completed the Management Development Program at the University of South Africa and the Advanced Management Program at Oxford University’s Templeton College.

Kgalema Motlanthe

Kgalema Motlanthe

Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

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Kgalema Motlanthe

Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

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 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.

Livia Mahler

Livia Mahler

Chair, Compensation and Human Resources Committee; Member, Audit Committee; Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

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Livia Mahler

Chair, Compensation and Human Resources Committee; Member, Audit Committee; Member, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Livia Mahler has been an Ivanhoe Mines Director since March 2015. She is a co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Computational Geosciences, of Vancouver, Canada, which provides technological solutions to maximize the value of geophysical exploration surveys. She also is co-founder and managing partner of Greenstone Venture Partners, a Vancouver-based venture-capital fund targeting private, early-stage, information technology companies, and previously was Senior Investment Manager in the Venture Capital Division of the Business Development Bank of Canada.

Ms. Mahler was a Board Director with the original Ivanhoe Mines from March 2009 to April 2012 and then from May 2012 to May 2013 during its transition to Turquoise Hill Resources. She held a directorship with Diversified Royalty from June 2011 to November 2014.

Ms. Mahler holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia (Canada) and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

William Hayden

William Hayden

Member, Sustainability Committee; Member, Audit Committee

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William Hayden

Member, Sustainability Committee; Member, Audit Committee

William Hayden has served as a Director of Ivanhoe Mines since March 2007. He is a geologist with more than 35 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 directorships with the following publicly listed companies: Trilogy Metals (since June 2015); Noble Metals (since February 2011); and Globe Metals and Mining (since November 2009). 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.

Oyvind Hushovd

Oyvind Hushovd

Chair, Audit Committee; Member, Compensation & Human Resources Committee

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Oyvind Hushovd

Chair, Audit Committee; Member, Compensation & Human Resources Committee

Oyvind Hushovd has served as a Director of Ivanhoe Mines since September 2007.

He was the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Gabriel Resources, a Canada-based company, from March 2003 to May 2005, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Falconbridge from December 1996 to February 2002.

Mr. Hushovd was a board member with Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers, from December 2003 to May 2013, and with Nyrstar B.V., an integrated mining and metals business with positions in zinc and lead, from December 2009 to April 2016.

Mr. Hushovd holds a Master of Economics and Business Administration degree from the Norwegian School of Business and a Master of Law degree from the University of Oslo.

Peter Meredith

Peter Meredith

Member, Sustainability Committee

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Peter Meredith

Member, Sustainability Committee

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.

Guy de Selliers

Guy de Selliers

Chair, Sustainability Committee; Member, Technical Committee

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Guy de Selliers

Chair, Sustainability Committee; Member, Technical Committee

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:

  • Board member of Solvac S.A., a holding company with a significant stake in European chemical group Solvay S.A. (Euronext listed).
  • Board Vice Chairman of Ageas S.A., a Belgium-based insurance group with activities in Europe and Asia (Euronext listed).
  • Board Chairman of AG Insurance, part of the Ageas group.
  • Directorships with privately-held I-Pulse and Cranemere Group; membership of Pamplona Private Equity’s advisory board; and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the U.K.-based charity, Drive Forward.

Mr. de Selliers holds Master of Engineering and Master of Economics degrees from the University of Louvain, Belgium.

Tadeu Carneiro

Tadeu Carneiro

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Tadeu Carneiro

Tadeu Carneiro became a Director on the Ivanhoe Mines Board in September 2018.

He is Chief Executive Officer of Boston Electrometallurgical Corporation, an invited lecturer in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a part-time lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA.

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 and a board member with Canada-based Sigma Lithium Resources.

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