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A Clear strategy for Growth

IRC is a vertically integrated
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Directors & Management

IRC is proud to have a corporate structure and Board of Directors that functions to best international practice.

Board of directors

Emeritus Director

Members of the
Executive Committee

Executive Directors Independent Non-Executive Directors Non-Executive Directors

Mr. Yury Makarov

Mr. Danila Kotlyarov

Mr. Daniel Rochfort Bradshaw

Mr. Jonathan Eric Martin Smith

Mr. Chuang-fei Li

Mr. Simon Murray

Mr. Jay Hambro

Mr. Raymond Woo

Mr. Cai Sui Xin

(Mr. Benjamin Ng as his Alternate Director)

Mr. Cheng Chi Kin

Dr Pavel Maslovskiy





Mr. Yury Makarov

Mr. Danila Kotlyarov

Mr. Johnny Yuen

Executive Directors

Yury Makarov - Chief Executive Officer

Mr Yury Makarov is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of IRC. He is also the Chairman of the Operations Committee. He began his career at NT Computers as an engineer. In 2002 he joined Aricom as COO and moved to Petropavlovsk as the Group Head of Operations of the industrial commodities business before taking up his new role at IRC in 2010.

Mr Makarov had served as a Commercial Director of NT Computers in Moscow with responsibility for sales, service and support. Mr Makarov is a qualified systems engineer with a degree in avionics design and production from the Moscow State Aircraft Technology Institute.

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Danila Kotlyarov - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Danila Kotlyarov is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of IRC. He joined Aricom as Deputy General Director for Finance a role which transferred to IRC as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2010 and became the Interim Chief Financial Officer in March 2015. Mr Kotlyarov has considerable experience having worked at Wimm-Bill-Dann as the manager of budget control and a financial analyst, then at LLC Omegagraf, part of Sun Chemical Group as financial administrator and financial controller. Mr. Kotlyarov is also a member of the Executive Committee of IRC.

Mr Kotlyarov holds a BA in Management from Moscow State University and an MA in Economics from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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Independent Non-Executive Directors

Daniel Rochfort Bradshaw - Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Daniel Bradshaw is the Senior Non-Executive Director, and Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee. As a Hong Kong lawyer with a specialist shipping practice, he brings considerable legal and logistics experience, having worked for most of his career at Mayer Brown JSM as a solicitor, and currently as a consultant.

Mr Bradshaw holds an LLB and LLM in Law and is a registered solicitor. He is an independent non-executive director of Euronav N.V., and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Pacific Basin Shipping Limited, a Director Greenship Offshore Manager PTE Ltd, the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden and a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong World Wide Fund for Nature.

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Jonathan Eric Martin Smith - Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Jonathan Martin Smith is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Mr Martin Smith founded Smith’s Corporate Advisory, which was sold to Westhouse Holdings Ltd, a UK stockbroker, in 2010. He is now a partner of Legacy Hill Capital, a specialist mining finance house. He brings industry and capital markets experience to the Board. Prior to establishing his own firm, Mr Martin Smith worked at UBS, Credit Suisse and Williams de Broë.

Mr Martin Smith is designated by the UK FSA as an “approved person”. He is a graduate from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst where he served as an officer until 1982.

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Chuang-fei Li - Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Chuang-fei Li is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Mr Li worked for Bank of China in London as the Deputy General Manager and the Chief Lending Officer. He was in charge of investment and corporate banking, treasury and capital markets, financial institutions coverage, structure finance, aircraft and shipping finance, syndications, retail banking and auditing. He was instrumental in the establishment of Bank of China International, the first Chinese owned investment banking operation.

Mr Li is a past Fellow of the Asia Centre at Harvard University.

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Simon Murray - CBE, Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur

Mr Murray is a Non-Executive Director of IRC. Before re-designated as the Independent Non-Executive Director, he was the Non-Executive Director of IRC until 16 March 2016. Mr Murray brings considerable Hong Kong and Asia based experience to the Board, from a career spanning Jardine Matheson, Hutchison Whampoa and Deutsche Bank, as well as his current position as Chairman of GEMS Ltd. Mr Murray is currently a Director of Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd., Orient Overseas International Ltd., Wing Tai Properties, Greenheart Group Ltd., Spring Asset Management Ltd., and China LNG Group Ltd., all are companies listed in Hong Kong. He is also the Non-Executive Director of Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, a company listed overseas.

Mr Murray was the Non-Executive Chairman of Glencore International, the Vice Chairman and INED of Essar Energy plc, the Chairman and INED of Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd., and the INED of Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd.

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Non-Executive Directors

Jay Hambro - Chairman

Mr Jay Hambro is the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of IRC. Mr Hambro began his career as a metals and mining project financier at NM Rothschild and then as an investment banker at HSBC. In 2002 he joined what is now the Petropavlovsk Group and was subsequently appointed as the CEO of Aricom plc. Following the acquisition of Aricom by Petropavlovsk in 2009, he became the CIO there, a role he relinquished in 2010 to become Executive Chairman of IRC. In 2016, Mr Hambro relinquished his executive role to become a Non-Executive Chairman of IRC. He also took up the role of Chief Investment Officer of SIMEC Group and Chief Executive Officer of SIMEC Energy & Mining Divisions. Mr Hambro’s role primarily focuses on the worldwide development of SIMEC, which currently includes a power generating arm and a global portfolio of trading operations focused on the resource sector.

Mr Hambro holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

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Raymond Woo - Non-Executive Directors

Before being redesignated as a Non-Executive Director from late March 2015, Mr. Woo was an Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of IRC.

Mr Woo began his career as an accountant at Arthur Andersen where he qualified. Subsequently, he was employed as an investment banker at ING, CITIC Securities and Credit Suisse. Mr Woo holds a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of both the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is currently an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of TUS International Limited and Independent Non-Executive Director of Yuanda China Holdings Limited and SMIT Holdings Limited, all are listed in Hong Kong.

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Cai Sui Xin - Non-Executive Director

Mr Cai Sui Xin is the Founder and Chairman of General Nice Development Limited, a substantial shareholder of IRC, which is a global producer and trader of steel raw commodities. Mr Cai is the Executive Chairman of Singapore quoted Abterra Ltd, and Digiland International Limited, a and Executive Chairman of Hong Kong quoted Loudong General Nice Resources (China) Holdings Limited.

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Benjamin Ng - Alternate Director of Mr Cai Sui Xin

Mr Benjamin Ng is the Alternate Director of Mr Cai Sui Xin, the Non-Executive Director of IRC. Mr Ng is currently the Executive Director of Hong Kong quoted Loudong General Nice Resources (China) Holdings Limited since September 2008. Mr Ng is also the finance director of General Nice Development Limited, a substantial shareholder of IRC.

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Cheng Chi Kin - Non-Executive Director

Mr Cheng Chi Kin is currently a chief executive officer of a capital management company which is an indirect shareholder of the Company. Mr Cheng is an Executive Director of Sino Haijing Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 1106). Mr Cheng is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of International Accountants. He is also a Chartered Marketer of Chartered Institute of Marketing and a member of Institute of Management Accountants. Mr Cheng has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, accountancy, and investment banking, with investment experience in real estates, infrastructure and natural resources industries. Mr Cheng obtained a Degree in Business Studies from University of Glamorgan in 1992 and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Cardiff Business School in 1993.

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Emeritus Director

Dr Pavel Maslovskiy

Dr Pavel Maslovskiy is the Co-Founder of Petropavlovsk plc. In this capacity, Dr Maslovskiy has extensive experience in the operational management of mining and processing operations in precious and non-precious metals.

Prior to embarking on his business career, Dr Maslovskiy graduated from and became a professor at, the Moscow Aircraft Technology Institute, specialising in engineering applications of the theory of plasticity and teaching metallurgy and plasticity. Dr Maslovskiy was appointed as Senator and Member of the Federation Council of Russia (the Upper House of the Russian Parliament) in December 2011. Dr Maslovskiy retired as a Senator Member in October 2014 and was reappointed as Chief Executive Officer of Petropavlovsk plc in November 2014.

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Members of the Executive Committee

Apart from Mr. Yury Makarov and Mr. Danila Kotlyarov, the Executive Committee also includes Mr. Johnny Yuen.

Johnny Yuen - Company Secretary and Corporate Controller

Mr Johnny Yuen is the Company Secretary, Corporate Controller, and Authorised Representative of the Company. Mr Yuen began his career in KPMG and has over 20 years of financial management, accounting, auditing and administration experiences, including working in various senior positions of listed companies in Hong Kong. Mr Yuen is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He holds a MBA from the Manchester Business School of University of Manchester and a BA in Accountancy from the City University of Hong Kong.

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