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Prof Shusong BA
Chief China Economist - HKEX
Professor Ba Shusong is Managing Director and Chief China Economist of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), Chief Economist of the China Banking Association (CBA) and Executive Director of the HSBC Financial Research Institute at Peking University.  He is also a member of the Mainland Opportunities Committee of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) of Hong Kong, Vice President of the China Society of Macroeconomics, a member of Ministry of Commerce's Economic and Trade Policy Advisory Committee, a member of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission’s Expert Guidance Committee for the banking industry’s  implementation of the new Basel capital accord, a member of China Securities Regulatory Commission’s M&A Specialists Committee, and a member of China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development and Planning Specialists Committee.  
 
Professor Ba is a fellow of experts who receive the State Council’s special allowance.  He was previously Deputy General Manager of the Bank of China Hangzhou Branch, Assistant General Manager of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Director-General of the Strategy and Development Committee of the Securities Association of China, Deputy Director of the Economics Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Deputy Director-General of the Financial Research Institute of the State Council's Development Research Centre.  He was engaged in post-doctoral research in the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University and was a senior visiting scholar at Columbia Business School.  He also served as the chief expert in the basic research field of "International Economic and Financial Structure" in Development Research Center of the State Council.  Professor Ba was awarded by China’s Social Science Assessment in 2017 as the Chinese scholar with the highest citation frequency in Chinese literature on economics during the period from 2006 to 2015.  
 
Professor Ba had lectured as a main speaker to members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.  He possesses rich practical experience and research achievements in the fields of the Basel capital accord and risk management, and modern-times exchanges and capital markets.  His publications include (bilingual) “Mutual Market Connectivity and Hong Kong Market Innovations for New-Economy Financing” (elected one of the 2019 “Yicai – J.P. Morgan Financial Books of the Year”), “Bond Connect Scheme ― New Strategy for Internationalisation of China’s Bond Market”, “New Progress in RMB Internationalisation ― Innovations in HKEX’s Offshore Financial Products”; and (in Chinese) "Research on New Basel Capital Accord", "Basel II in Financial Crisis: Challenges and Improvements", “Study on Basel Capital Accord III”, “Basel III and Financial Regulatory Reform”. 
 
Professor Ba is responsible for policy and business research for HKEX Group and has participated in the business projects of Bond Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.  He actively organises and promotes the interactions of HKEX with Mainland regulatory authorities and related central and local government departments, and the company’s cooperation with various financial institutions and enterprises in the Mainland.  He is also actively engaged in professional exchanges with universities, research institutes and financial institutions in the Mainland and overseas.   
Professor Ba Shusong is Managing Director and Chief China Economist of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), Chief Economist of the China Banking Association (CBA) and Executive Director of the HSBC Financial Research Institute at Peking University.  He is also a member of the Mainland Opportunities Committee of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) of Hong Kong, Vice President of the China Society of Macroeconomics, a member of Ministry of Commerce's Economic and Trade Policy Advisory Committee, a member of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission’s Expert Guidance Committee for the banking industry’s  implementation of the new Basel capital accord, a member of China Securities Regulatory Commission’s M&A Specialists Committee, and a member of China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” National Development and Planning Specialists Committee.  
 
Professor Ba is a fellow of experts who receive the State Council’s special allowance.  He was previously Deputy General Manager of the Bank of China Hangzhou Branch, Assistant General Manager of Bank of China (Hong Kong), Director-General of the Strategy and Development Committee of the Securities Association of China, Deputy Director of the Economics Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Deputy Director-General of the Financial Research Institute of the State Council's Development Research Centre.  He was engaged in post-doctoral research in the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University and was a senior visiting scholar at Columbia Business School.  He also served as the chief expert in the basic research field of "International Economic and Financial Structure" in Development Research Center of the State Council.  Professor Ba was awarded by China’s Social Science Assessment in 2017 as the Chinese scholar with the highest citation frequency in Chinese literature on economics during the period from 2006 to 2015.  
 
Professor Ba had lectured as a main speaker to members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.  He possesses rich practical experience and research achievements in the fields of the Basel capital accord and risk management, and modern-times exchanges and capital markets.  His publications include (bilingual) “Mutual Market Connectivity and Hong Kong Market Innovations for New-Economy Financing” (elected one of the 2019 “Yicai – J.P. Morgan Financial Books of the Year”), “Bond Connect Scheme ― New Strategy for Internationalisation of China’s Bond Market”, “New Progress in RMB Internationalisation ― Innovations in HKEX’s Offshore Financial Products”; and (in Chinese) "Research on New Basel Capital Accord", "Basel II in Financial Crisis: Challenges and Improvements", “Study on Basel Capital Accord III”, “Basel III and Financial Regulatory Reform”. 
 
Professor Ba is responsible for policy and business research for HKEX Group and has participated in the business projects of Bond Connect and Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect.  He actively organises and promotes the interactions of HKEX with Mainland regulatory authorities and related central and local government departments, and the company’s cooperation with various financial institutions and enterprises in the Mainland.  He is also actively engaged in professional exchanges with universities, research institutes and financial institutions in the Mainland and overseas.   
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Matthewcham
Mr Matthew CHAMBERLAIN
Chief Executive - LME

Mr Matthew Chamberlain is the CEO of the London Metal Exchange and a member of the Management Committee of HKEX Group.
Matthew joined the LME in 2012, having advised HKEX on the acquisition of the LME while at UBS. He started his career at Citibank, and holds an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Mr Matthew Chamberlain is the CEO of the London Metal Exchange and a member of the Management Committee of HKEX Group.
Matthew joined the LME in 2012, having advised HKEX on the acquisition of the LME while at UBS. He started his career at Citibank, and holds an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge.

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AaronChoi
Mr Aaron CHOI
Head of Digital Asset Department - Tencent

Aaron has more than 10 years of working experience in Tencent after graduating from Nanjing University with a computer science degree. He was appointed the Head of Tencent Digital Asset Centre in July 2019 and is accountable for developing strategic insights from advances in digital assets and blockchain technology.

Prior to this, Aaron held various positions in technology, product planning and business development sectors. He joined Tencent Financial Technology (FiT) group in 2017 and played a leading role in the blockchain group. The group partnered with Linklogis to create a blockchain-based supply chain financial platform “Wei Qi Lian with assets of over 10 billion RMB. He also led the development of the country’s first blockchain invoice system with Shenzhen Taxation Bureau, and the total number of invoices generated exceeded 10 million copies by November 2019. Besides, he led the group to create a blockchain platform for judicial application “Zhi Xin Lianfrom scratch, successfully connected with the digital IP platform for Tencent.

Aaron has more than 10 years of working experience in Tencent after graduating from Nanjing University with a computer science degree. He was appointed the Head of Tencent Digital Asset Centre in July 2019 and is accountable for developing strategic insights from advances in digital assets and blockchain technology.

Prior to this, Aaron held various positions in technology, product planning and business development sectors. He joined Tencent Financial Technology (FiT) group in 2017 and played a leading role in the blockchain group. The group partnered with Linklogis to create a blockchain-based supply chain financial platform “Wei Qi Lian with assets of over 10 billion RMB. He also led the development of the country’s first blockchain invoice system with Shenzhen Taxation Bureau, and the total number of invoices generated exceeded 10 million copies by November 2019. Besides, he led the group to create a blockchain platform for judicial application “Zhi Xin Lianfrom scratch, successfully connected with the digital IP platform for Tencent.

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Mr Ling DAI
Partner and Directior of Option Trading Dept - MY Capital Asset Management Ltd

Mr Dai was graduated as Bachelor of Physics, Nanjing University, and Pierre and Marie Curie University Master of Financial Mathematics. He has worked for Societe Generale in France and the Millennium Hedge Fund in United States, where he was responsible for programmatic trading of Asian options, market making, and other hedge strategy research. In 2014, he returned to China to join Shanghai Yaozhi as the head of  quantitative trading and partner. In 2015, he founded his own Investment fund, was responsible for the company's programmatic quantitative trading, became a major participant in 50ETF options, off shore commodity options, and actively assisted in promoting market development. In 2018, he joined MY (Maoyuan) Capital as the company's partner and head of options trading, and vigorously developed the company's on-shore and off-shore options business.

Mr Dai was graduated as Bachelor of Physics, Nanjing University, and Pierre and Marie Curie University Master of Financial Mathematics. He has worked for Societe Generale in France and the Millennium Hedge Fund in United States, where he was responsible for programmatic trading of Asian options, market making, and other hedge strategy research. In 2014, he returned to China to join Shanghai Yaozhi as the head of  quantitative trading and partner. In 2015, he founded his own Investment fund, was responsible for the company's programmatic quantitative trading, became a major participant in 50ETF options, off shore commodity options, and actively assisted in promoting market development. In 2018, he joined MY (Maoyuan) Capital as the company's partner and head of options trading, and vigorously developed the company's on-shore and off-shore options business.

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Dr Feng DONG
General Manager - Qianhai Mercantile Exchange Co. Ltd (QME)

Dr Dong Feng joined Qianhai Mercantile Exchange Co. Ltd (QME) as General Manager in October, 2018. Dr Dong has a Bachelor of Science degree from Peking University of China and a PhD degree in Astrophysics from Princeton University in the United States. He also has five years of hedge fund experience in the Wall Street.

He returned to China in 2012 and took the position as head of trading business at Precious Metals Department in ICBC Headquarter. In April 2016, Dr Dong joined Pingan Commodities Trading Co. Ltd. As General Manager and legal representative.

His background is in mathematics and physics and is familiar with financial derivatives and operational risk management procedures and regulations. He has rich experience in the construction of commodity spot trading platform and physical delivery system.

Dr Dong Feng joined Qianhai Mercantile Exchange Co. Ltd (QME) as General Manager in October, 2018. Dr Dong has a Bachelor of Science degree from Peking University of China and a PhD degree in Astrophysics from Princeton University in the United States. He also has five years of hedge fund experience in the Wall Street.

He returned to China in 2012 and took the position as head of trading business at Precious Metals Department in ICBC Headquarter. In April 2016, Dr Dong joined Pingan Commodities Trading Co. Ltd. As General Manager and legal representative.

His background is in mathematics and physics and is familiar with financial derivatives and operational risk management procedures and regulations. He has rich experience in the construction of commodity spot trading platform and physical delivery system.

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JeremyEAST
Mr Jeremy EAST
Senior Advisor - London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)

Mr Jeremy East is LBMA’s Senior Advisor for Asia and is based in Hong Kong.  He is also the Chief Executive of East Wind Capital, a commodity consultancy. Prior to this he spent 11 years with Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong serving as Managing Director and Global Head of Metals Trading & Commodities for Greater China and North Asia (GCNEA).Before joining Standard Chartered, Mr East ran Precious Metals at Commerzbank and was also a Board member of Argor Heraeus – the LBMA accredited Swiss gold refinery. He was also a member of the LBMA Management Board and Membership Committee and an advisor to the SGE. Mr East previously advised on HKEX gold futures.

Mr Jeremy East is LBMA’s Senior Advisor for Asia and is based in Hong Kong.  He is also the Chief Executive of East Wind Capital, a commodity consultancy. Prior to this he spent 11 years with Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong serving as Managing Director and Global Head of Metals Trading & Commodities for Greater China and North Asia (GCNEA).Before joining Standard Chartered, Mr East ran Precious Metals at Commerzbank and was also a Board member of Argor Heraeus – the LBMA accredited Swiss gold refinery. He was also a member of the LBMA Management Board and Membership Committee and an advisor to the SGE. Mr East previously advised on HKEX gold futures.

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Ms Xiao FU
Head of Commodity Markets Strategy - Bank of China International

Ms Xiao Fu is the Head of Commodity Markets Strategy at Bank of China International. Ms Fu's team covers all commodity sectors ranging from energy, base metals, precious metals and agriculture. Her focus is to combine top-down global macro / financial drivers with fundamental analysis to provide investment advice. In 2019, BOCI won ‘Commodities Research House of the Year’ Award by Energy Risk.

She speaks regularly at global conferences and is frequently quoted by media including Bloomberg, Reuters, the FT and the Wall Street Journal. 

Before joining BOCI, Ms Fu worked as an economist and a commodity strategist at Deutsche Bank in London. She studied Economics at the London School of Economics and Harvard University. 

Ms Xiao Fu is the Head of Commodity Markets Strategy at Bank of China International. Ms Fu's team covers all commodity sectors ranging from energy, base metals, precious metals and agriculture. Her focus is to combine top-down global macro / financial drivers with fundamental analysis to provide investment advice. In 2019, BOCI won ‘Commodities Research House of the Year’ Award by Energy Risk.

She speaks regularly at global conferences and is frequently quoted by media including Bloomberg, Reuters, the FT and the Wall Street Journal. 

Before joining BOCI, Ms Fu worked as an economist and a commodity strategist at Deutsche Bank in London. She studied Economics at the London School of Economics and Harvard University. 

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DuncanHobbs
Mr Duncan HOBBS
Research Director - Concord Resources Ltd

Mr Duncan Hobbs brings over 25 years of experience to his London-based role as director of market research for all non-ferrous metals and related materials traded by Concord Resources Ltd. Previously he managed a team of four senior staff responsible for non-ferrous metals and bulk commodities market research at Noble Group, based in Singapore.

Underlying these positions with physical traders, Duncan’s previous experience includes commodities market research and business development roles in financial services with Macquarie Bank; mining and metal production with Nyrstar; engineering services with Hatch; and independent market research with CRU, where he was a member of the steel team. He began his career in dry bulk shipping market research with Drewry in London.

Duncan is also presently serving as a member of the LME’s Lead & Zinc Committee.

Mr Duncan Hobbs brings over 25 years of experience to his London-based role as director of market research for all non-ferrous metals and related materials traded by Concord Resources Ltd. Previously he managed a team of four senior staff responsible for non-ferrous metals and bulk commodities market research at Noble Group, based in Singapore.

Underlying these positions with physical traders, Duncan’s previous experience includes commodities market research and business development roles in financial services with Macquarie Bank; mining and metal production with Nyrstar; engineering services with Hatch; and independent market research with CRU, where he was a member of the steel team. He began his career in dry bulk shipping market research with Drewry in London.

Duncan is also presently serving as a member of the LME’s Lead & Zinc Committee.

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HarryJiang
Mr Harry JIANG
Vice General Manager of Trading Department - Jinchuanmaike Metal Resources Co., Ltd.
Mr Jiang has Master of Economics and 9 years of research and trading experience in non-ferrous metal sector, good at fundamental arbitrage and hedge transactions. He used to be a researcher of Xiangguang Metal Trade and Investment Department, research director of Xinfengxiangguangming Investment. Now he is deputy head of Jinmai Metal Resources Trading Department.
Mr Jiang has Master of Economics and 9 years of research and trading experience in non-ferrous metal sector, good at fundamental arbitrage and hedge transactions. He used to be a researcher of Xiangguang Metal Trade and Investment Department, research director of Xinfengxiangguangming Investment. Now he is deputy head of Jinmai Metal Resources Trading Department.
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EdricKoh
Mr Edric KOH
Head of Corporate Sales, Asia - LME

Mr Koh joined the LME in 2014 and is based in LME Singapore office, where he is Head of Corporate Sales in Asia. He has over 15 years of experience in commodity price risk management. Previously, he worked at Mizuho Bank and was responsible for marketing commodity derivatives and advising hedging strategies to corporate customers. Prior to that, he worked for a world-renowned airline, managing their jet fuel risk book. Mr Koh also delivers LME bespoke training courses in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

Mr Koh joined the LME in 2014 and is based in LME Singapore office, where he is Head of Corporate Sales in Asia. He has over 15 years of experience in commodity price risk management. Previously, he worked at Mizuho Bank and was responsible for marketing commodity derivatives and advising hedging strategies to corporate customers. Prior to that, he worked for a world-renowned airline, managing their jet fuel risk book. Mr Koh also delivers LME bespoke training courses in the Asia-Pacific region.

 
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JieLi
Ms Alice LEE
Senior analyst - Mysteel

Alice Lee graduated from Nanchang University with an English major and joined Mysteel in 2018. She served as the leader of overseas team of iron ore department since 2018 and has been working in the steel and iron ore industry.

She now works for Mysteel index team as an index researcher and is responsible for continuously optimizing the pricing methodology of both seaborne and portside iron ore indices and promoting wider use of Mysteel indices at seaborne and portside markets by building strong customer base and detailed brand prices.

 

Alice Lee graduated from Nanchang University with an English major and joined Mysteel in 2018. She served as the leader of overseas team of iron ore department since 2018 and has been working in the steel and iron ore industry.

She now works for Mysteel index team as an index researcher and is responsible for continuously optimizing the pricing methodology of both seaborne and portside iron ore indices and promoting wider use of Mysteel indices at seaborne and portside markets by building strong customer base and detailed brand prices.

 
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Mr Pingxi LEI
Chief Engineer - China Metallurgical Mining Enterprise Association(MMAC)

Mr Pingxi Lei, Chief Engineer of China Metallurgical Mining Enterprise Association(MMAC), graduated from Beijing University of Science and Technology, professor-level senior engineer,  served as editor-in-chief for "Metal Mine" and "Modern Mining" magazine, hold Secretary-General and Executive Vice President postion for MMAC.

Mr Pingxi Lei, Chief Engineer of China Metallurgical Mining Enterprise Association(MMAC), graduated from Beijing University of Science and Technology, professor-level senior engineer,  served as editor-in-chief for "Metal Mine" and "Modern Mining" magazine, hold Secretary-General and Executive Vice President postion for MMAC.

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CharlesLi
Mr Charles LI
Chief Executive - HKEX
Charles Li has served as Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) since 2010. In this role, Mr. Li has orchestrated some of the most significant strategic initiatives in HKEX’s history, including the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012, the launch of OTC Clear in 2013, and the introduction of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2014, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2016, and Bond Connect in 2017. He has sought to strengthen Hong Kong’s role as an offshore Renminbi hub and led HKEX’s efforts to reform its listing regime to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness and secure its position as a leading IPO centre.

Mr. Li was born in Beijing and grew up in Gansu. Before leaving China for further study, Mr. Li was an offshore oil worker in the North China Sea and then an editor-reporter for China Daily. After completing his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in the US, Mr. Li practiced law in New York with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Brown & Wood. Before joining HKEX, he was Chairman of JP Morgan China, prior to which he was President of Merrill Lynch China.

Mr. Li obtained a BA degree in English literature from Xiamen University in 1984, an MA degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1988, and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1991.

Charles Li has served as Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) since 2010. In this role, Mr. Li has orchestrated some of the most significant strategic initiatives in HKEX’s history, including the acquisition of the London Metal Exchange in 2012, the launch of OTC Clear in 2013, and the introduction of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2014, Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect in 2016, and Bond Connect in 2017. He has sought to strengthen Hong Kong’s role as an offshore Renminbi hub and led HKEX’s efforts to reform its listing regime to maintain Hong Kong’s competitiveness and secure its position as a leading IPO centre.

Mr. Li was born in Beijing and grew up in Gansu. Before leaving China for further study, Mr. Li was an offshore oil worker in the North China Sea and then an editor-reporter for China Daily. After completing his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in the US, Mr. Li practiced law in New York with Davis Polk & Wardwell and Brown & Wood. Before joining HKEX, he was Chairman of JP Morgan China, prior to which he was President of Merrill Lynch China.

Mr. Li obtained a BA degree in English literature from Xiamen University in 1984, an MA degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1988, and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1991.

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Mr Peng LI
General Manager of iron ore division - Xiamen ITG Group and General Manager - Fujian Sanming Steel International Trading

Mr. Li is currently general manager of iron ore division in Xiamen ITG Group and general manager of Fujian Sanming Steel International Trading.

He has been in charge of LTC trading and procurement of spot iron ore and metallurgical coal trading business since 2004 after the establishment of Fujian Sanming Steel International Trading, the joint venture by Xiamen ITG Group and Fujian Sanming Group in 2004. 

He has over 15 years' experience in ferrous industry and has been working as the head of iron ore trading business in Xiamen ITG Group. Li has vast experience in iron ore market, especially the future-spot arbitrage and spot iron ore trading.

Mr. Li is currently general manager of iron ore division in Xiamen ITG Group and general manager of Fujian Sanming Steel International Trading.

He has been in charge of LTC trading and procurement of spot iron ore and metallurgical coal trading business since 2004 after the establishment of Fujian Sanming Steel International Trading, the joint venture by Xiamen ITG Group and Fujian Sanming Group in 2004. 

He has over 15 years' experience in ferrous industry and has been working as the head of iron ore trading business in Xiamen ITG Group. Li has vast experience in iron ore market, especially the future-spot arbitrage and spot iron ore trading.

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Mr Sifang LIU
Senior Consultant, Copper Research - Wood Mackenzie

With a deep understanding of the finance and engineering behind metals markets, Sifang brings a balanced view to his work on metals costs and supply.

Based in Beijing, Sifang is a senior consultant for our copper research team, where he works analysing the cost and supply of copper mines as well as copper smelters and refineries. He specialises in Chinese copper mines, smelters and refineries.

Since joining Wood Mackenzie in Feburary 2014, Sifang has begun to focus on copper mine costs. He then expanded his coverage to copper smelters and refineries, covering all Chinese and Japanese copper operations. He is also the key stakeholder on our views on Chinese concentrate market and contributes accordingly to our copper market service and copper concentrate service on the supply side.

Sifang holds a MSc degree in Metals and Energy Finance from Imperial College London, a MEng (Hons) degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor’s degree from Dalian University of Technology.

 

With a deep understanding of the finance and engineering behind metals markets, Sifang brings a balanced view to his work on metals costs and supply.

Based in Beijing, Sifang is a senior consultant for our copper research team, where he works analysing the cost and supply of copper mines as well as copper smelters and refineries. He specialises in Chinese copper mines, smelters and refineries.

Since joining Wood Mackenzie in Feburary 2014, Sifang has begun to focus on copper mine costs. He then expanded his coverage to copper smelters and refineries, covering all Chinese and Japanese copper operations. He is also the key stakeholder on our views on Chinese concentrate market and contributes accordingly to our copper market service and copper concentrate service on the supply side.

Sifang holds a MSc degree in Metals and Energy Finance from Imperial College London, a MEng (Hons) degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Manchester and a Bachelor’s degree from Dalian University of Technology.

 
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Ms Yang LIU
Head of China Sales - LME

Ms Yang Liu is the Head of China Sales at the London Metal Exchange (LME), responsible for further developing Chinese market together with the HKEX team in China.

Having worked in brokerage and investment banks in the commodity sector for over 18 years, working closely with industrial background clients in Asia Pacific region, Ms Liu offers well-rounded knowledge and expertise to help her clients to maximise potential in financing, hedging and trading.

Prior to joining the LME, Ms Liu worked as a Director of Standard Chartered Bank and Senior Account executive for Category 1 LME member such as Natixis and Sucden Financials.

Ms Liu has a Master’s degree in Management & Finance from the University of Bath.

Ms Yang Liu is the Head of China Sales at the London Metal Exchange (LME), responsible for further developing Chinese market together with the HKEX team in China.

Having worked in brokerage and investment banks in the commodity sector for over 18 years, working closely with industrial background clients in Asia Pacific region, Ms Liu offers well-rounded knowledge and expertise to help her clients to maximise potential in financing, hedging and trading.

Prior to joining the LME, Ms Liu worked as a Director of Standard Chartered Bank and Senior Account executive for Category 1 LME member such as Natixis and Sucden Financials.

Ms Liu has a Master’s degree in Management & Finance from the University of Bath.

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Mr Shengzhang LUO
Chairman - Guojin Metal Technology

Mr. Luo shengzhang is one of the leading figures and well-known experts in China's non-ferrous industry. He has been cultivating in non-ferrous metals field for nearly 30 years, and has accumulated rich theoretical and solid experience, which has contributed to his profound understanding and unique insights into China and the global non-ferrous metal industry.

Mr. Luo shengzhang is one of the leading figures and well-known experts in China's non-ferrous industry. He has been cultivating in non-ferrous metals field for nearly 30 years, and has accumulated rich theoretical and solid experience, which has contributed to his profound understanding and unique insights into China and the global non-ferrous metal industry.

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Mr Yang LUO
Head of China Basic Materials - Credit Suisse(Hong Kong)

Mr. Luo is currently head of China Basic Materials/Commodity department of Credit Suisse and he has been working in commodity market for over a decade and worked for UBS and other global investment banks before.

Mr. Luo is currently head of China Basic Materials/Commodity department of Credit Suisse and he has been working in commodity market for over a decade and worked for UBS and other global investment banks before.

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MarkMOBIUS
Dr Mark MOBIUS
Founder - Mobius Capital Partners

Dr. Mark Mobius is seen by many as the founder of the emerging markets asset class. He has a reputation as one of the most successful and influential managers over last 30 years. In May 2018, with two ex-colleagues, he launched Mobius Capital Partners. The firm utilises a highly specialised active investment approach with an emphasis on improving governance standards in Emerging and Frontier Market companies.

Prior to this, Dr. Mobius was employed at Franklin Templeton Investments for more than 30 years, most recently as Executive Chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. During his tenure, the group expanded AUM from USD 100m to over USD 40bn and launched a number of emerging market and frontier funds focusing on Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. His career and influence has earned him numerous industry awards.

Dr. Mobius received his Ph.D. at MIT and has studied at Boston University, University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University, Kyoto University and the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Mobius is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Since 2010 he has also served as a member of the supervisory board of OMV Petrom in Romania, and was previously a Director on the Board of Lukoil, the Russian oil company.

Dr. Mark Mobius is seen by many as the founder of the emerging markets asset class. He has a reputation as one of the most successful and influential managers over last 30 years. In May 2018, with two ex-colleagues, he launched Mobius Capital Partners. The firm utilises a highly specialised active investment approach with an emphasis on improving governance standards in Emerging and Frontier Market companies.

Prior to this, Dr. Mobius was employed at Franklin Templeton Investments for more than 30 years, most recently as Executive Chairman of the Templeton Emerging Markets Group. During his tenure, the group expanded AUM from USD 100m to over USD 40bn and launched a number of emerging market and frontier funds focusing on Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe. His career and influence has earned him numerous industry awards.

Dr. Mobius received his Ph.D. at MIT and has studied at Boston University, University of Wisconsin, Syracuse University, Kyoto University and the University of New Mexico.

Dr. Mobius is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Since 2010 he has also served as a member of the supervisory board of OMV Petrom in Romania, and was previously a Director on the Board of Lukoil, the Russian oil company.

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Mr Andrew NAYLOR
Head of ASEAN and Public Policy - World Gold Council

Andrew Naylor joined the World Gold Council in 2016. He is head of ASEAN, Australia, Japan and Korea. In this role he is overseeing the expansion of the World Gold Council’s activities in the region, including a renewed focus on investment. He is also global head of public policy and is responsible for the Council’s regulatory and policy initiatives.

Prior to the World Gold Council, Andrew worked for international consultancy firm Cicero Group advising financial institutions on foreign investment, the regulatory reform agenda and trade policy in Asia and Europe.

Andrew sits on the management committee of the Singapore Bullion Market Association (SBMA). He was a board member of the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore from 2012 to 2019.

Andrew regularly gives broadcast media commentary on global and political economic developments on the BBC, Sky News, Channel NewsAsia and CNBC.

Andrew has a degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the College of Law of England and Wales.

Andrew Naylor joined the World Gold Council in 2016. He is head of ASEAN, Australia, Japan and Korea. In this role he is overseeing the expansion of the World Gold Council’s activities in the region, including a renewed focus on investment. He is also global head of public policy and is responsible for the Council’s regulatory and policy initiatives.

Prior to the World Gold Council, Andrew worked for international consultancy firm Cicero Group advising financial institutions on foreign investment, the regulatory reform agenda and trade policy in Asia and Europe.

Andrew sits on the management committee of the Singapore Bullion Market Association (SBMA). He was a board member of the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore from 2012 to 2019.

Andrew regularly gives broadcast media commentary on global and political economic developments on the BBC, Sky News, Channel NewsAsia and CNBC.

Andrew has a degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the College of Law of England and Wales.

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Mr Ian ROPER
General Manager - Shanghai Metals Market Singapore
Mr Ian Roper joined SMM (www.metal.com) in late 2017 to drive their international expansion and help bring their deep understanding of Chinese metals markets to a wider audience. Ian is a highly regarded industry analyst, with over 17 years experience in metals, starting at CRU in London. Since 2003, Mr Roper was based in Shanghai, China initially with Steel Business Briefing and then Macquarie, before a five year stint at Rio Tinto running their iron ore analysis. Over 2010-2017, Mr Roper worked as a sell-side analyst with CLSA and Macquarie based in Shanghai and Singapore.
Mr Ian Roper joined SMM (www.metal.com) in late 2017 to drive their international expansion and help bring their deep understanding of Chinese metals markets to a wider audience. Ian is a highly regarded industry analyst, with over 17 years experience in metals, starting at CRU in London. Since 2003, Mr Roper was based in Shanghai, China initially with Steel Business Briefing and then Macquarie, before a five year stint at Rio Tinto running their iron ore analysis. Over 2010-2017, Mr Roper worked as a sell-side analyst with CLSA and Macquarie based in Shanghai and Singapore.
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Mr Haiping SHEN
Physical lead for iron ore - Cargill investment(China) limited

Mr Shen joined Cargill in 2012 as a spot trader of seaborne iron ore. He participated in the establishment of Cargill's portside spot iron ore business, and currently in charge of iron ore physical transactions with a deep understanding of iron ore physical trade.

Mr Shen joined Cargill in 2012 as a spot trader of seaborne iron ore. He participated in the establishment of Cargill's portside spot iron ore business, and currently in charge of iron ore physical transactions with a deep understanding of iron ore physical trade.

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Mr Hong SHU
General manager - Shou Ji trading limited

Mr. Shu is currently general manager of Shouji Trading Limited and served as the deputy general manager of Shougang International until 2019. During his tenure at Shougang, he negotiated with iron ore suppliers on behalf of Shougang. He has been working in the steel industry for more than 20 years, with rich business experience and team management experience.

Mr. Shu is currently general manager of Shouji Trading Limited and served as the deputy general manager of Shougang International until 2019. During his tenure at Shougang, he negotiated with iron ore suppliers on behalf of Shougang. He has been working in the steel industry for more than 20 years, with rich business experience and team management experience.

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Mr Tze Shiong SIM
Director and Chief Financial Officer - Perfect Hexagon Limited , Perfect Hexagon Limited

Prior to incorporation of Perfect Hexagon Limited in 2013, Mr. Sim appointed as General Manager of Takamaya Sdn Bhd (a member of the AL Group) in 2006, taking charge of business administration and project management for various real estate development projects in Malaysia.  He played a major role in the Group’s expansion into trading and manufacturing, and in charge of the Group’s domestic and international business operations.  Mr. Sim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from Leeds University Business School, Profession Diploma in Entrepreneurship from BTEC, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Prior to incorporation of Perfect Hexagon Limited in 2013, Mr. Sim appointed as General Manager of Takamaya Sdn Bhd (a member of the AL Group) in 2006, taking charge of business administration and project management for various real estate development projects in Malaysia.  He played a major role in the Group’s expansion into trading and manufacturing, and in charge of the Group’s domestic and international business operations.  Mr. Sim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from Leeds University Business School, Profession Diploma in Entrepreneurship from BTEC, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Charles Sturt University, Australia.

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Ms Cong XIA
Senior Expert for Lead and Zinc - Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd
Ms. Xia holds a Master of Management. She joined Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd. in 2011 and is currently the Manager of Lead and Zinc Department and a senior expert in the lead and zinc industry. Ms. Xia has an extensive experience in the industrial and market research of lead and zinc and related by-products, and has also participated in research commissioned by relevant departments such as national ministries and local governments, as well as domestic and foreign enterprises. She maintains high-frequency in visitation to the industrial chain upstream and downstream enterprises, has been in a number of domestic large-scale industry conferences and professional newspapers and periodicals published lead and zinc market and industry-related thematic reports. Ms. Xia has visited many countries in Europe, Central Asia and Southeast Asia, and has been invited to participate in the International Lead and Zinc Research Group, the National Zinc Association, the International Lead Association, LME and other international international organizations industry forums and make keynote speeches.
Ms. Xia holds a Master of Management. She joined Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd. in 2011 and is currently the Manager of Lead and Zinc Department and a senior expert in the lead and zinc industry. Ms. Xia has an extensive experience in the industrial and market research of lead and zinc and related by-products, and has also participated in research commissioned by relevant departments such as national ministries and local governments, as well as domestic and foreign enterprises. She maintains high-frequency in visitation to the industrial chain upstream and downstream enterprises, has been in a number of domestic large-scale industry conferences and professional newspapers and periodicals published lead and zinc market and industry-related thematic reports. Ms. Xia has visited many countries in Europe, Central Asia and Southeast Asia, and has been invited to participate in the International Lead and Zinc Research Group, the National Zinc Association, the International Lead Association, LME and other international international organizations industry forums and make keynote speeches.
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Dr Le XIA
Chief Economist for Asia - BBVA Research

Dr Le Xia is Chief Economist for Asia at BBVA Research. He joined BBVA in 2010. He also serves as a research fellow in International Monetary Institute at Renmin University of China. Prior to joining BBVA Research, Dr Xia worked for the Treasury Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong). The research fields of Dr Xia include macroeconomics in Asia economies, financial development in the Asian region and the economic integration between China and other emerging markets.

He obtained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong and has a master degree from Renmin University of China.

Dr Le Xia is Chief Economist for Asia at BBVA Research. He joined BBVA in 2010. He also serves as a research fellow in International Monetary Institute at Renmin University of China. Prior to joining BBVA Research, Dr Xia worked for the Treasury Department of Bank of China (Hong Kong). The research fields of Dr Xia include macroeconomics in Asia economies, financial development in the Asian region and the economic integration between China and other emerging markets.

He obtained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong and has a master degree from Renmin University of China.

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Ms Hui XIONG
Chief Analyst - Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd
Ms. Hui Xiong is the Deputy Chief Engineer/Chief Expert of Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd., professor-level senior engineer and national registered consulting engineer (investment). Graduated from Central South University in 1995 with a master's degree in powder metallurgy. In 2001, she joined Antaike to engage in the research work of the aluminum industry. The research scope runs through the entire industrial chain of bauxite, alumina, electrolytic aluminum, aluminum processing, recycled aluminum, aluminum consumption, etc. The content involves aluminum industry strategic research, aluminum industry development planning, enterprises Development strategy research, aluminum production and market analysis, aluminum consumption system research, etc. As the research leader of the aluminum team, she presided over and participated in more than 100 important topics arranged by national ministries and commissions, as well as corporate strategy, market research and multi-faceted special research projects commissioned by large domestic and foreign aluminum companies. She is a member of the expert database of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Commerce and the China Development Bank.
Ms. Hui Xiong is the Deputy Chief Engineer/Chief Expert of Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd., professor-level senior engineer and national registered consulting engineer (investment). Graduated from Central South University in 1995 with a master's degree in powder metallurgy. In 2001, she joined Antaike to engage in the research work of the aluminum industry. The research scope runs through the entire industrial chain of bauxite, alumina, electrolytic aluminum, aluminum processing, recycled aluminum, aluminum consumption, etc. The content involves aluminum industry strategic research, aluminum industry development planning, enterprises Development strategy research, aluminum production and market analysis, aluminum consumption system research, etc. As the research leader of the aluminum team, she presided over and participated in more than 100 important topics arranged by national ministries and commissions, as well as corporate strategy, market research and multi-faceted special research projects commissioned by large domestic and foreign aluminum companies. She is a member of the expert database of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Commerce and the China Development Bank.
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Ms Aidong XU
Chief Expert for Nickel and Cobalt - Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd. and Secretary-general of China - China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association Cobalt Branch

Ms. Xu joined Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd. in March 1993 and currently serves as chief engineer of Antaike. Ms. Xu has long been engaged in non-ferrous metals market research, industrial consulting and conference organization, the main research area for non-ferrous nickel cobalt stainless steel and other metals. She is the member of the expert group in China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association and the State Development Bank.

Ms Xu has many times participated in the International Nickel Research Group, cobalt development association, LME, Shanghai Futures Exchange and other institutions organized activities and undertakes the subject or express views on the market, domestically and internationally and received high recognition. In recent years, She has comprehensive and in-depth study of the battery metal industry chain.

Ms. Xu graduated from Beijing University of Science and Technology with a master's degree in metal materials, and from April 2010 to present, she is the Secretary-General of the Cobalt Branch of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association; August 2017 to the present, she is an independent director of The New Materials Co., Ltd. of Tengyuan Cobalt Industry in Zhangzhou.

 

Ms. Xu joined Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd. in March 1993 and currently serves as chief engineer of Antaike. Ms. Xu has long been engaged in non-ferrous metals market research, industrial consulting and conference organization, the main research area for non-ferrous nickel cobalt stainless steel and other metals. She is the member of the expert group in China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association and the State Development Bank.

Ms Xu has many times participated in the International Nickel Research Group, cobalt development association, LME, Shanghai Futures Exchange and other institutions organized activities and undertakes the subject or express views on the market, domestically and internationally and received high recognition. In recent years, She has comprehensive and in-depth study of the battery metal industry chain.

Ms. Xu graduated from Beijing University of Science and Technology with a master's degree in metal materials, and from April 2010 to present, she is the Secretary-General of the Cobalt Branch of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association; August 2017 to the present, she is an independent director of The New Materials Co., Ltd. of Tengyuan Cobalt Industry in Zhangzhou.

 
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Mr Changhua YANG
Chief Expert for Copper - Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd
Mr. Yang Changhua is the Chief Copper Specialist of Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd., and senior engineer of the company. He has a background in non-ferrous metal smelting and finance, and has over 20 years of experience in copper industry research. He focuses on medium and long-term market research and copper industry development strategy research. He provides market information advisory services for domestic and foreign investment banks and other institutional investors and also provides strategic advisory services for large enterprises and government agencies.
Mr. Yang Changhua is the Chief Copper Specialist of Beijing Antaike Information Co., Ltd., and senior engineer of the company. He has a background in non-ferrous metal smelting and finance, and has over 20 years of experience in copper industry research. He focuses on medium and long-term market research and copper industry development strategy research. He provides market information advisory services for domestic and foreign investment banks and other institutional investors and also provides strategic advisory services for large enterprises and government agencies.
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Ms Haimo ZHANG
Director - Head of Asset Management - Shan Xi Securities International Asset Management
Ms. Zhang is responsible for supervising the investment decision process and the daily activities and operation of both mutual fund and private fund, formulating investment strategies and monitoring portfolio performance. Ms. Zhang joined Shanxi Securities Co Ltd in March 2018 as Head of Research, Mutual Fund. Between 2015 and January 2018, Ms. Zhang was the Head of Equity Investment of Western Securities Co., Limited, in which she also managed the proprietary investments (including equities) for Western Securities. Between September 2003 and September 2015, Ms. Zhang worked for Huaan Fund Management Co., Limited in Mainland China, during which she managed around five exchange-traded funds.
Ms. Zhang is responsible for supervising the investment decision process and the daily activities and operation of both mutual fund and private fund, formulating investment strategies and monitoring portfolio performance. Ms. Zhang joined Shanxi Securities Co Ltd in March 2018 as Head of Research, Mutual Fund. Between 2015 and January 2018, Ms. Zhang was the Head of Equity Investment of Western Securities Co., Limited, in which she also managed the proprietary investments (including equities) for Western Securities. Between September 2003 and September 2015, Ms. Zhang worked for Huaan Fund Management Co., Limited in Mainland China, during which she managed around five exchange-traded funds.
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Mr Mike ZHANG
Global Head of Metals and Mining - DBS Bank

Mr Zhang joined DBS Bank in 2011 as General Manager of DBS Bank Shanghai Branch and Head of China Commodities Industry Team.  He was appointed as Global Head, Metals & Mining of DBS Bank in 2019. Mr Zhang is a seasoned banker, he comes with over 30 years of banking experience and held numbers of senior positions in Standard Chartered Bank and BNP Paribas prior to joining DBS Bank. Mr Zhang graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with Bachelor degree major in Mechanic engineering and finished his Master Course in Macro Economy in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Mr Zhang joined DBS Bank in 2011 as General Manager of DBS Bank Shanghai Branch and Head of China Commodities Industry Team.  He was appointed as Global Head, Metals & Mining of DBS Bank in 2019. Mr Zhang is a seasoned banker, he comes with over 30 years of banking experience and held numbers of senior positions in Standard Chartered Bank and BNP Paribas prior to joining DBS Bank. Mr Zhang graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with Bachelor degree major in Mechanic engineering and finished his Master Course in Macro Economy in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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Mr Yong ZHANG
VP and General Manager of Iron Ore Department - Mysteel

Mr Zhang joined Mysteel in 2006 and served as the head of Raw Materials department, including iron ore, coking coal and Ferroalloy, etc. He is currently VP of Mysteel and general manager of iron ore department.

Mr Zhang joined Mysteel in 2006 and served as the head of Raw Materials department, including iron ore, coking coal and Ferroalloy, etc. He is currently VP of Mysteel and general manager of iron ore department.

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Ms Yi ZHU
Global Head of Metals & Mining - Bloomberg Intelligence

Yi has more than 15 years of experience in the metals and mining sector. Prior to joining Bloomberg Intelligence, she was a research analyst for Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong covering commodities. Yi also has a strong background in industry research and commodity trading by having worked for metal producers including Alcoa in the U.S. and Shenhuo Aluminum in Shanghai.
Yi received her master’s in business administration from Pennsylvania State University and holds a bachelor’s of science in mathematics from Fudan University, Shanghai.

Yi has more than 15 years of experience in the metals and mining sector. Prior to joining Bloomberg Intelligence, she was a research analyst for Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong covering commodities. Yi also has a strong background in industry research and commodity trading by having worked for metal producers including Alcoa in the U.S. and Shenhuo Aluminum in Shanghai.
Yi received her master’s in business administration from Pennsylvania State University and holds a bachelor’s of science in mathematics from Fudan University, Shanghai.

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Ms Debbie ZHUANG
Assistant Vice President - HKEX Commodities Development Department

Ms. Zhuang is Assistant Vice President of the Commodities Development department of HKEX, having more than 5 years of experience in commodity derivatives as IDB Broker, and has worked as the top broker in the largest iron ore swap broker firm. She has extensive resources and comprehensive market experience in sales and trading in the ferrous sector. Her network covers from industrial customers to financial customers in Asia and Greater China. Debbie Zhuang graduated from The Cass business School, The City University of London, UK, with an honorary master's degree.

Ms. Zhuang is Assistant Vice President of the Commodities Development department of HKEX, having more than 5 years of experience in commodity derivatives as IDB Broker, and has worked as the top broker in the largest iron ore swap broker firm. She has extensive resources and comprehensive market experience in sales and trading in the ferrous sector. Her network covers from industrial customers to financial customers in Asia and Greater China. Debbie Zhuang graduated from The Cass business School, The City University of London, UK, with an honorary master's degree.

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