Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Pauline Gately joined our Company in March 2011 and was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman in 2014. Pauline started her career in CitiBank as the Vice-President Senior Economist of Asia in 1987, where she spent two (2) years developing Asian economic research capabilities for CitiBank. In 1989, Pauline took on the position of General Manager and Head of Research and Equity Investment at BNP International Financial Services where she managed the research department specialising in Asian economics, international bonds and currencies; a position which she held until 1994. From 1994 to 1997, Pauline was appointed as the director and Head of Investment Strategy of Asia at Merrill Lynch.
Simone Suen joined our Company in 6 December 2010 as an Executive Director. As a founder of our Company, she procured, mobilised and organised relevant experienced staff and resources for the setting up of our business and operations. She is currently responsible for devising the business direction of our Company and overseeing the management of mining proposals and Tenements in relation to the Bald Hill Project.
Mahtani Bhagwandas joined our Company in May 2014 as an Independent Director. He has been practising as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore since 1993, and practised with Harpal Mahtani & M. Seow from 1993 to 1998, Mahtani & Co from 1998 to 2000 and Harpal Mahtani Partnership from 2000 to 2011 previously, and is currently a partner of Legal Standard LLP, a law firm in Singapore. His area of practice is primarily in commercial litigation.
Ong Kian Guan joined our Company in May 2014 as an Independent Director. From 1992 to 2002, Ong Kian Guan was an auditor with various international accounting firms and his last position held was a Senior Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen LLP, Singapore. He was the Chief Financial Officer of Medtecs International Corporation Limited from 2002 till 2004, when he joined Mazars Singapore and Moores Rowland Singapore as an Audit Partner.
Chief Executive Officer
Tjandra Pramoko joined our Company in 2014 as a Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for the general business development of our Company, through liaising with existing and potential mining contractors as well as identifying new business opportunities. He is also in charge of overseeing the project management at the Bald Hill Tantalite Mine site.