Phu Bia Mining hosts Lao National Assembly delegation

Phu Bia Mining hosts Lao National Assembly delegation

On 17 January, PanAust’s Lao-registered Company, Phu Bia Mining (PBM) was humbled to receive a delegation of central and provincial members of the Lao National Assembly at the Company’s Phu Kham Copper-Gold Operation.

On hand to welcome the delegation, led by Chairman of the Economic, Technology and Environment Committee, H.E. Bounpone Sisoulath, was PBM Chairman, Mr Chanpheng Bounnaphol and other Company representatives.

During the half day visit, the delegation were told about programs underway supporting mine life extension and land rehabilitation work and onsite water recycling. Importantly, the Company’s tactical responses to keeping its workforce safe and how they are helping the broader Lao community fight COVID-19 were discussed.

The delegation also had the opportunity to learn about the Company’s various sustainable development programs designed to improve the livelihoods of communities close to its Operations. Programs include the road construction project at Nam Mo, school buildings, markets, community health centres and other activities.

​ PBM Chairman, Mr Chanpheng Bounnaphol spoke of the Company’s commitment to maintaining its strong relationship with the Government of Laos.

“At PBM, our respect for the Government of Laos is fostered by our commitment to ongoing transparent conversations at all levels. The visit enhanced the Government’s understanding of our mining operations, mine planning, integrated closure activities and community development programs designed to empower and equip locals with sustainable practices,” Mr Chanpheng said.

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.