Company speaks at the latest Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s seminar

Company speaks at the latest Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s seminar

Earlier this month, PanAust’s Lao-registered company, Phu Bia Mining was invited to participate in the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (LNCCI) ‘Empowering Women Entrepreneurs’ seminar.

Co-sponsored by Australian and US aid agencies based in Laos and held over two days from 11 March 2021, the seminar included panel discussions, question and answer time and product displays of enterprises owned by female entrepreneurs.

Phu Bia Mining Senior External Affairs Manager, Manilath Arounlangsy represented the Company and spoke about the role women play in shaping business opportunities through the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership qualities women bring to the mining industry and Phu Bia Mining’s vision to increase gender diversity and female participation in its workforce.

The LNCCI was established in 1989 as an independent body which represents the business community in Laos and has more than 400 registered company members across 18 provinces. A member of the LNCCI since 2010, Phu Bia Mining has been active in supporting the growth of small business development in Laos through the procurement and sourcing of local goods and services from Lao and Lao-based international companies.

Above: Phu Bia Mining Senior External Affairs Manager, Manilath Arounlangsy (right) receives a gift commemorating her participation in the ‘Empowering Women Entrepreneurs’ seminar, 11-12 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.