Board of Directors

Xuesheng Fu

President – LXML Sepon
Board Director Lane Xang Minerals Limited
Board Director Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Limited

Mr Xuesheng Fu was appointed LXML President on 30 November 2020. He has more than 36 years’ experience in the mining industry. He holds various senior executive and leadership roles in top tier mining company, Shangdong Group.

Mr Fu holds a Bachelor and Master of Mining and Metallurgy from Beijing University, and PhD in Business Administration from Victoria University, Switzerland.

Paul Harris

General Manager – LXML Sepon
Board Director Lane Xang Minerals Limited
Board Director Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Limited

Mr Paul Harris was appointed General Manager of LXML Sepon in 2018.

Mr Harris was also appointed LXML Board Director in 2019 and Chifeng Gold Board Director in Jan 2020. Mr Harris joined LXML Sepon as Operation Manager in 2015. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in the international mining industry, both in underground and open pit mining, and more than 17 years’ experience in Senior Executive and leadership roles in Australia. Paul has experience working with large mining companies including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, and MMG.

Mr Harris holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Geological) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Mining from the University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Saman Aneka

Vice General Manager – Stakeholder Relations
Managing Director of Board Director Lane Xang Minerals Limited

Mr Saman Aneka has been involved with LXML Sepon since initial exploration of the site. He was part of the discovery team of the Sepon gold-copper mineralization in early 1989.

Mr Aneka joined CRAE of Australia to conduct a literature research of geo-minerals reports and progressed Sepon towards the signing of a Minerals Exploration and Production Agreement (MEPA) with the Lao Government in 1993.

Mr Aneka has more than 30 years’ experience in the international mining industry, including extensive field experience in Indonesia, PNG, Philippines, China, Thailand, and Australia.

Mr Aneka holds a Master of Science in hard rock geo-mineral exploration from the former Soviet Union.

Zhiyong Chen (Kevin)

Vice General Manager
Board Director Lane Xang Minerals Limited

Mr Kevin has more than 13 years’ experience in investment, banking and mining and metal industry with focus on cross merging and acquisition across China, Taiwan, and Australia.

He holds a dual Master of Business Administration from Beijing University, and the National University of Singapore.

Soulivath Souvannachoumkham

Director General, Department of External Finance and Debt Management, Ministry of Finance, Lao PDR
Board Director Lane Xang Minerals Limited

Mr Soulivath Souvannachoumkham was appointed LXML Board Director in November 2019.

Mr Souvannachoumkham has more than 18 years of experience in financial management with the Ministry of Finance, Lao PDR. He was appointed as Advisor to the Executive Director at World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C, USA.

Mr Souvannachoumkham holds a Master of International Relations in Economics and Politics from the University of Lodz, Poland.

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