Energy Transition and the Mining Sector: A Discussion on Battery Metals and New Energy Materials

29 Sep 2021

Dr. George Fang, Mr. Henri Tausch

Mr. Steve McIntosh, Mr. Warren Gilman,
Huayou Cobalt, American Pacific Borates, EMR Capital, Queen’s Road Capital Investment

** To view the recording please click on “Download Presentation” button from below. **

The world is moving more quickly to sustainable sources of energy than anyone predicted as governments, investors and industry prioritize de-carbonization.  The mining sector will play a critical role in supplying the materials essential to achieving a vigorous economy in a carbon neutral world.  While copper gets the most attention in the energy transition ecosystem other minerals including nickel, cobalt, lithium and boron are equally important.  The Asia Mining Club is pleased to present our next event: Energy Transition and the Mining Sector: A Discussion on Battery Metals and New Energy Materials with some of the sectors leading experts on energy transition and the role of the mining sector.  Please join us on September 29th at 12 noon Hong Kong time to listen to a panel consisting of Dr. George Fang – Vice Chairman of Huayou Cobalt, Henri Tausch – CEO of American Pacific Borates, Steve McIntosh – EMR Capital and Warren Gilman – Chairman and CEO of Queen’s Road Capital Investment Ltd. discuss this important topic.

To Join this Online Event:
This event is free-of-charge.  Simply click on “Book Now” button and register.  An online link to the event with login details will be sent to you prior to the event.  For queries, please contact Club Secretary at or +852-

Date - 29 Sep 2021 (Wednesday)
Time - 12:00pm HK time
Venue - Online Zoom Event
Price - Free-of-Charge


Speaker Profile

Dr. George Fang

Mr. Fang, with a PhD degree in mineral engineering, is a professor-level senior engineer who holds the business license granted by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Before joining Huayou in Jan, 2020, Dr. Fang had acted as the Director of Mineral Engineering Research Institute of BGRIMM, CTO and Managing Director of Business Development Dept. of China Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals Co., Ltd., Vice Chairman and Head of Mining and Metals Coverage, Investment Banking,Asia of Standard Bank Asia Limited, the Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Zijin Mining Group. Currently, Dr. Fang serves as Executive Vice Chairman of Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd. He is mainly in charge of Strategic Affairs, Business Development and Indonesia operations.

Mr. Henri Tausch

Mr. Tausch is an energetic, dynamic, and proven business executive with experience in energy, industrial, infrastructure and transportation markets. Presently based in Houston, serving as Corporate Executive Officer for American Pacific Borates (ABR), a publicly traded advanced materials company at the ASX, focused on decarbonization by applying solutions with Boron reagents. Before ABR, Henri was the Chief Operating Officer for Shawcor, a Canadian publicly traded, technology company for Energy and Infrastructure solutions, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations for all business segments and joint ventures. In his tenure with Shawcor, Henri held responsibilities for corporate strategy and development, digital enablement and IT operations. He started in Shawcor as the SVP for the pipe coating business in Europe, Middle East and Africa and get promoted to Group President Pipeline Performance, where he successfully managed the integration of four companies into the largest business unit in Shawcor with over 1B$ in Revenue and over 5000 employees. Henri earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Henri has held board positions in more than 10 different countries, lived in 3 different continents and is fluent in several languages.

Mr. Steve McIntosh

Stephen was with Rio Tinto for 33 years culminating in the role as Group Executive for Growth and Innovation. In this role Stephen was accountable for most of Rio Tinto’s global technical functions including exploration, studies, construction, technical services, Information Technology, data science, robotics & automation, R&D, asset closure and for the last year he also led the global health, safety, environment, and security function. He retired from Rio Tinto in late 2020. Stephen McIntosh joined ASX listed Chalice Mining as a non-executive director in February this year. He then joined the not-for-profit Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth Ltd (AROSE) in March. In July he was appointed as a director of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). ARENA is an Australian Federal Government agency. He is also a senior advisor with the EMR Capital team. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; a fellow of the Society of Economic Geology; a member of the Australian Society for Exploration Geophysicist and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr. Warren Gilman
Mr. Gilman is a mining engineer with more than 30 years of experience as a deal maker in the metals and mining sector and currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Queen’s Road Capital Investment Ltd., a resource-focused investment company. He was a founder of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Global Mining Team in Toronto in 1988, leading the team’s efforts out of Australia and Hong Kong, during which he was responsible for some of the largest equity capital markets financings in Canadian mining history. From 2011, Mr. Gilman led CEF Holdings Ltd, a global mining investment company. Warren is currently Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Western University, and serves as a director for NexGen Energy Ltd, Gold Royalty Corp and Los Andes Copper Ltd.