Chen Haoran Elected to ICMI Board of Directors

Chen Haoran, the Executive Director and Chairman of the China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemical Importers and Exporters (CCCMC), has been elected as a director of the Board of Directors of the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI). The Beijing-based CCCMC has over 4,200 member companies producing ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, non-metallic minerals and products, chemicals, plastics, fine chemicals, agro-chemicals, and rubber products.

Prior to joining the CCCMC in 1999, Mr. Chen was Executive Director and President of Nam Kwong (Group) Co. Ltd, Macao’s oldest Chinese-funded enterprise. From 1990 to 1995, Chen Haoran was the President & Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Refining Company, located in California, a subsidiary of the Sinochem American Holdings Inc. From 1983 to 1990, he was Executive Vice President of Sinochem, one of the four major state-owned oil companies and the largest fertilizer importer and phosphorus and compound fertilizer manufacturer in China. Earlier in his career, he held a series of progressively responsible positions at Sinochem, as well as government positions in the customs service and the foreign service.

Mr. Chen studied foreign studies at the University of Shanghai, and resides in Beijing.

ICMI has been established to administer the International Cyanide Management Code for Gold Mining, and promote its adoption, evaluate its implementation, and manage the certification process. The Code was developed under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee. A list of the signatory companies, along with the full text of the Code and its implementing and administrative documents, are at

Monday, August 13, 2007