Rui Feng, Ph. D., Geology.
Chairman and CEO
Rui Feng is a successful entrepreneur, explorer, and mine builder with over 25 years of global mining industry experience. His passion for discovery has led him to explore and acquire mineral opportunities worldwide. He was integral in discovering Jinshan Gold’s CSH Gold Mine in China in 2002, which was acquired by China Gold International. Dr. Feng founded Silvercorp in 2003 by acquiring early-stage properties in China. Through discovery and development, Silvercorp has become one of the most profitable Canadian mining companies, with multiple mines in China. As CEO of New Pacific Metals, Dr. Feng led the company to Bolivia in 2017 and acquired the Silver Sand project which has recently led to a significant discovery.
In addition to delivering value to employees and shareholders through discovery and development, Dr. Feng also believes a sustainable operation requires innovation and more effective management. He pioneered a digital information management tool for Silvercorp’s mines, which has contributed to improved organizational performance and operational profitability.
Dr. Feng obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Geology in China, his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada in 1992, and received a Post-Doctorial fellowship from the National Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada in 1992. Dr. Feng supports many community and social causes through contributions made personally and through the actions of the companies he leads.
Derek Liu, CGA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Derek Liu is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. He has held senior accounting positions, such as corporate controller and chief financial officer, at a number of public Canadian mining companies for the past several years including the role of financial controller of Silvercorp from 2006 to 2010. He has an MBA from Laurentian University and is a Canadian citizen.
Yong-Jae Kim, LL.B.
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Yong-Jae Kim has joined Silvercorp as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Kim has extensive experience as legal counsel. He was a partner at Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP, where he advised a number of large companies in the resource sector active in various international jurisdictions. Yong-Jae has been recognized as a leading cross-border corporate lawyer and awarded a Rising Star award by Lexpert. He will be responsible for overseeing the legal function Company-wide and providing strategic legal advice to management and the Company’s board of directors.