Board of Directors

Board of Directors  

Professor Lin Xiang Xiong (Third From Right)
Founder, Executive Chairman and Executive Director

Professor Lin Xiang Xiong is the founder and Executive Chairman of CNMC. He is responsible for formulating the Group's strategic plans and policies,directing and overseeing the daily activities of mining operations, seeking sustainable business development and expansion from time to time. In 2004, he was appointed as the chief advisor on Kelantan-China International Trade for the Kelantan State Government. For decades, he combines arts and economic endeavor in his strife with good ability to take on the world; and his effort at fusing into one the multifaceted spiritual and material civilizations has won him praises and universal acceptance.

In 2013, he published five volumes of his painting collections (one set), six volumes of essay collections and four volumes of Introduction of Lin's Art. In 2017, he published the other four volumes of the art reviews and three volumes of essay collections (consist of nine volumes of essay collections and nine volumes of arts review).

From 1968 to 1987, he held seven solo exhibitions in Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand. In 1990,1994 and 2013, he was invited by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China to hold solo arts exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Taiyuan, Xi'an and Zhengzhou. His artworks are widely collected by museums, prestigious universities and tertiary institutions such as National Art Museum of China, Peking University and Chinese National Academy of Arts. He is the founder and President of the Global Chinese Arts and Culture Society. In 2004, he was appointed as a Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow by Chinese National Academy of Arts. In 2011, he was appointed as a visiting professor at Beijing Language and Culture University. In 2014, he was awarded as a Research Professor by Academy of Oriental Studies and as a Guest Professor by the School of Arts, Peking University. In 2017, he was appointed as the Senior Research Fellow by Institute for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities, Chinese National Academy of Arts.

From 2013 to 2015, a 3-year world tour exhibition of a selection of his artworks over the past 50 years was held in various cities. In 2013, his first exhibition was held in the National Art Museum of China, Beijing. In May 2015, he was invited to hold a three-month solo art exhibition in Bois du Cazier, Belgium (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This exhibition was also listed as one of the official program of "Mons 2015, European Capital of Culture". With his first exhibition held in Europe, his artworks are widely recognized by the European public. In May 2016, a 3-week grand art exhibition of Professor Lin's works titled "Art for Peace", calling for dialogue on arts between the East and the West, was held in UNESCO headquarters, Paris. In March 2017, Professor Lin and Mr. Lech Walesa, the former President of Poland as well as the Nobel Laureate had a conversation on "Art for Peace" at the Senate, Luxembourg Palace, France. Meanwhile, "The First International Penang Forum - The Belt and Road Initiative and Southeast Asia'" was organized by Prof Lin and was successfully held in Penang, Malaysia. In August 2017, Prof Lin gave the opening and keynote speech in the "World Humanities Conference" which was co-held by UNESCO and the International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (CIPSH) at Liege, Belgium. Professor Lin is an advocate of the worldwide project "Art for Peace" and "Cultural Dialogue".


Choo Chee Kong (Third From Left)
Executive Vice Chairman and Executive Director

Choo Chee Kong is the Executive Vice Chairman of CNMC. He is responsible for the formulation of the strategic direction and expansion plans as well as the corporate governance of the Group. As a former investment banker, he has been involved in the successful listing of more than 200 companies from countries including Singapore, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan and Australia.


Lim Kuoh Yang (Second From Right)
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Lim Kuoh Yang is the Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of CNMC. He is responsible for implementing the strategic plans and policies as well as managing the mining operations of the Group. He has over 18 years of experience in the mining industry. He was formerly the chief operation officer of Innovation World-Wide Group Pte Ltd (IWG) and its group of companies, which are principally engaged in the business of trading of building materials and mining, processing and marketing, distribution and sale of dimension stones. He has driven the successful exploration and operation of various marble and granite dimension stone mine, and provided consulting and project management services in association with sub-contracted mining projects.


Kuan Cheng Tuck (First From Left)
Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Kuan Cheng Tuck is the Lead Independent Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of CNMC. He is also the independent director of Kori Holdings Limited (listed on Catalist of the SGX-ST). He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of accounting, auditing as well as business and financial advisory. He had worked with various international accounting firms in Singapore and Malaysia between 1994 and early 2004. He has since been managing his own business and financial consulting firms. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore,a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London and a Master of Laws (Corporate and Financial Services Law) degree from the National University of Singapore. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Singapore Institute of Directors, and was also admitted to the Singapore Bar.


Tan Poh Chye Allan (Second From Left)
Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Tan Poh Chye Allan is the Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of CNMC. He is a lawyer and practises in the field of corporate finance, regulatory and compliance laws. He is currently running his own law practice, Allan Tan Law Practice. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1994. He is also an independent director of Nico Steel Holdings Limited listed on Mainboard of the SGX-ST. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom) and a Master's degree in Law from the London-Guildhall University (now named as the London Metropolitan University). He is also a Barrister-at-law of Gray's Inn.


Avril Gan (First From Right)
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Nominating Committee

Avril Gan is the Non-Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Nominating Committee of CNMC. She has over two decades of successful global corporate and consulting experience. She is currently the Deputy Director (Change Management) of Student Administration Services at Nanyang Technological University, and has previously worked with companies including Singtel, Ericsson, IBM, Deloitte & Touche, Arthur Andersen, KPMG and 3M. She holds a Master in Business Administration from University of South Australia in International Business, a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Computing from University of Kent, Canterbury, and two post-graduate Diplomas in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom and Singapore.