PanAust speaks about corporate social responsibility at Austcham Lao PDR Forum

PanAust speaks about corporate social responsibility at Austcham Lao PDR Forum

PanAust’s Lao-registered company Phu Bia Mining was invited to participate in an Austcham Lao PDR forum aimed at developing sustainable business initiatives and reporting standards in Laos.

Held on 18 March at the Crowne Plaza in Vientiane, Austcham Lao PDR’s annual Responsible Business Conduct Forum brings together over 80 industry leaders across the agribusiness, forestry, mining and hospitality sectors in Laos.

General Manager Site Support, Steve Gimpel represented Phu Bia Mining and spoke about the Company’s corporate social responsibility strategy and how it’s implemented through the Company’s community development and sustainable livelihood programs.

The Company’s safety performance, environmental management practices, and what has been done to help the Government of Laos fight the COVID-19 pandemic were also discussed.

The event offered panel discussions, question and answer sessions and networking events for the participants. The forum also provided a platform to discuss how – through the development of best-practice business conduct – the private sector and the Government of Laos can work together to attract quality foreign investment opportunities that have the potential to support local communities.

Above: General Manager Site Support, Steve Gimpel (second from the right) and other presenters posed for the camera at Austcham Lao PDR’s Responsible Business Conduct Forum at the Crowne Plaza in Vientiane, 18 March 2021.

Mr Lei Feng

Non Executive Director

Mr Lei Feng has over 20 years of financial management experience in various sectors including printing, packaging, shipbuilding, grain trading, mining and finance.

Mr Feng began his career in 2004 as a Financial Accountant at C & C Joint Printing Co., (Guangdong) Ltd., after completing a Masters of Business Administration degree between 2002 and 2004 at Sun Yat-Sen University.

After five years, in 2009, Mr Feng was appointed as Financial and Executive Manager at Heshan Innopak Co., Ltd. Since 2013, Mr Feng has held senior financial positions with various Guangdong state-owned companies regulated under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.

In 2013, Mr Feng took up a new appointment as Financial Controller, at Guangxin Shipbuilding and Heavy Industry Co., Ltd and was appointed in 2016, as the Financial Controller with Donlink Group Co., Ltd.

In 2018, Mr Feng joined Guangdong Rising Holdings Group Co. Ltd., (GRHG) as the Deputy General Manager of the Finance Department and later in 2020 he was appointed as General Manager of Finance. In early 2022, Mr Feng took on his current position of General Manager of Guangdong Rising Investment Development Co., Ltd, with GRHG.

Mr Feng became a Non-executive Director of the PanAust Limited Board of Directors on 10 May 2022.