Asia Mining Club Dinner on December 1, 2021 – The Global Mining Sector: Where to From Here – A Conversation With Owen Hegarty, Chairman-EMR Capital and Jimmy Lim, Principal- Virtova Capital

01 Dec 2021

Owen Hegarty OAM / and Jimmy Lim

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman / Principal,
EMR Capital / Virtova Capital

Welcome Back! It’s been over 2 years since the Asia Mining Club hosted its last in person event – thank you Covid 19 and protests! We are delighted to be back but so much has changed.  A global pandemic, COP26, supply chain disruptions, energy transition, East-West relations, soaring commodity prices, resurgent inflation and so-on and so-on.  What does this all mean for the Global Mining Sector and where do we go from here? Here to share his wisdom in person is Owen Hegarty, Chairman of EMR Capital, and in fact the 1st Asia Mining Club speaker from back in 2010.  Owen will share his views in a discussion moderated by Jimmy Lim, Principal of Virtova Capital and Asia Mining Club Director in a fireside chat at the Poolside, Grand Hyatt Hotel on December 1st.  We certainly hope you can join us as we end 2021 and look forward to a new year.

Individual tickets:
Simply click on “Book Now” button and register. Or reserve your individual ticket today via or contact Club Secretary at or +852-9191-0630. Individual ticket price is HK$700.

Date - 01 Dec 2021 (Wednesday)
Time - 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue - The Pool House, 11/F, Grand Hyatt HK,
1 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Price - HK$700 per person
Dress code - Business Attires


Speaker Profile

Owen Hegarty OAM

Owen Hegarty has nearly 50 years’ experience in the global mining industry. This includes 24 years with the Rio Tinto group where he worked in most of their commodities and companies, and ultimately was Managing Director of Rio Tinto Asia and the Australian copper and gold business.

Owen was the founder and Managing Director of Oxiana Limited, where he led the growth of Oxiana from a junior explorer to a major Asia Pacific base and precious metals producer. Oxiana became OZ Minerals which remains one of the top performing resources stocks over the past 25 years. Owen was Chairman of the Tigers Realm Minerals Group and until end of 2016 was Vice Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group. He also served as Vice Chairman of two Hong Kong listed mining companies with assets in Asia, Australia, and Pacific.

Owen is a co-founder and currently the Executive Chairman of EMR Capital, a specialist mining private equity group. EMR has some US$3 billion funds under management and has multiple mining projects and operations worldwide. He is Chairman of EMR’s 45% owned copper company 29Metals which recently IPO’d on the Australian Stock Exchange.

Jimmy Lim

Mr. Lim has over 20 years’ experience in corporate advisory and investment management. He has successfully taken control of a number of distressed investments in the gold sector, turning them around from near bankruptcy into positive cash flow generation and profitability.

Mr. Lim started his career in his native Australia as a tax accountant with Ernst & Young, serving natural resources and infrastructure companies of all sizes before progressing to Corporate Finance with Ernst & Young and then KPMG. During that time, Mr. Lim worked on numerous assignments assisting natural resources companies in the oil and gas, gold, base metals and iron ore sectors encompassing project financing, joint venture partnerships, IPOs, corporate mergers and acquisitions, independent fairness opinions, due diligence investigations and structured investments. From there, Mr. Lim then moved on to work for JPMorgan where he worked on assignments advising and financing some of the largest mining companies in the world. Prior to Virtova, Mr. Lim worked at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for coverage of Metals and Mining in Asia ex China.

Mr. Lim currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed metallurgical coal mining company Stanmore Resources Limited (Chairman of its Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of its Safety, Health, Environment and Community Committee) and as a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed American Pacific Borates Limited which is focused on advancing its 100% owned Fort Cady Borate mine project located in Southern California, USA.