Board of Directors


ROBERT FRIEDLAND
Executive Chairman and founder
Robert Friedland is the founder of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (formerly Ivanplats Limited) and has been the Executive Chairman and director since November 2000. He was formerly President of the company from June 2003 to May 2008.

Mr. Friedland was the founder of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (now Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.) and served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until April 2012. He directed the assembly by Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. of a portfolio of interests in several countries over 15 years and led the company's discoveries and initial development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold-silver deposits in southern Mongolia.

Mr. Friedland is also Chairman and President of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, a private company based in Singapore that specializes in providing venture capital and project financing for international business enterprises, predominantly in the fields of energy and minerals.

Mr. Friedland has served as the Executive Co-Chairman of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. since May 2008 and was Deputy Chairman from June 1999 to May 2008, President from May 2008 to May 2010, and Chief Executive Officer from May 2008 to December 2011.

He was the Chairman of Potash One Inc. from May 2009 to January 2011.

In March 2012, Mr. Friedland was recognized as Mining Personality of the Year at the inaugural Asia Mining Awards, sponsored by the Mines & Money conference and the Asia Mining Club in Hong Kong, which cited his role in Mongolia's emergence as a major destination for mining investment. Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.'s Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mining complex was voted Project Development of the Year.

Mr. Friedland received the Dealmaker of the Year award for Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. from Australia's Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum in August 2011. In June 2009, Canada's Northern Miner publishing group named Mr. Friedland one of Canada's Super Seven Dynamos who have track records of turning junior companies into major success stories. The publishing group also named him the 2006 Mining Person of the Year for his success in negotiating a strategic partnership with Rio Tinto International Holdings Limited to develop Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.'s Oyu Tolgoi project in Mongolia. The Mongolian government's Foreign Investment and Foreign Trade Agency recognized Mr. Friedland with consecutive Investor Envoy of the Year awards in 2003 and 2002.

Mr. Friedland holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Reed College.
IAN COCKERILL
Director
Ian Cockerill has been a director since May 2011 and currently serves as the Lead Independent Director. Mr. Cockerill has more than 35 years of experience in the global resources industry.

In addition to Ivanhoe Mines, Mr. Cockerill serves on the boards of Petmin Limited, a junior natural resources company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Alternative Investment Market, London Stock Exchange, Hummingbird Resources Limited, a gold exploration company with interests in Liberia, and Orica Limited, a mining services company. Mr. Cockerill also acts as an advisor to several other companies in the mining field.

As Chairman of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa, a not-for-profit initiative, Mr. Cockerill has been engaged in promoting conservation and sustainable development across the African continent, in partnership with the South African Parks Board, global business leaders and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Mr. Cockerill's involvement in the mining industry began as a geologist in 1975. He commenced work with Anglo American Corporation (Anglo) in January 1979, where he held various managerial positions mainly in the Gold and Uranium division, later AngloGold Limited. Between 1996 and 1999, Mr. Cockerill was Executive director -- Business Development and Executive Officer, African International Operations of AngloGold Limited. Subsequent to his work with Anglo, Mr. Cockerill accepted the position of Managing director and Chief Operating Officer with Gold Fields Limited in June 1999, a position he held until he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2002. In June 2008, Mr. Cockerill joined Anglo American plc as Chief Executive Officer, Anglo Coal, responsible for all global operations until retiring from that position in December 2009.

Mr. Cockerill completed his Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology (Chelsea College, University of London), Master of Science in Mining-Mineral Production Management (Royal School of Mines), MDP -- Unisa, and an Advanced Management Programme (Templeton College, Oxford University).
DR. MARC FABER
Director
Dr. Markus Faber has been a director since 2004. Dr. Faber has over 35 years of experience in the finance industry. Dr. Faber is the Managing Director of Marc Faber Limited, an investment advisory and fund management firm based in Hong Kong. He acts as an Executive Director, an Investment Advisor, and a Fund Manager to a number of corporations, private investment funds, organizations, and individuals around the world.

Dr. Faber serves as a director of NovaGold Resources Inc. and Sprott Inc. as well as a number of international investment funds. Dr. Faber is Chairman of Indochina Capital Corporation, Leopard Capital Ltd. and Leopard Cambodia Fund's GP. Dr. Faber was a director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (now Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.) from February 2002 to April 2012. Dr. Faber publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter entitled The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report and is the author of several books including Tomorrow's Gold -- Asia's Age of Discovery. A renowned commentator on global market trends and developments, he is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world, including Barron's, where he is a member of the Barron's Roundtable.

Dr. Faber obtained a Ph.D. in Economics magna cum laude from the University of Zurich.
WILLIAM HAYDEN
Director
William Hayden is a geologist with over 35 years experience in the mineral exploration industry, much of which has been in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. He has been involved with Ivanhoe Mines since 1998, and served as its President from May 1998 to November 2001. Since 1986, Mr. Hayden has worked in a management capacity with several exploration and mining companies both in Australia and overseas. Mr. Hayden served as President of Ivanhoe Philippines, Inc. (which at the time was a subsidiary of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., now Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.) from July 2005 to December 2011.

Mr. Hayden currently serves as a director of the following publicly listed companies: China Polymetallic Mining Ltd. (since November 2011), Sunward Resources Ltd. (since September 2010), Condoto Platinum NL (since February 2011) and Globe Metals and Mining Ltd. (since November 2009). He served as a Non-Executive director of Ivanhoe Australia Ltd. from November 2006 to May 2010.

Mr. Hayden holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology from Sierra Nevada College, Nevada.
OYVIND HUSHOVD
Director
Oyvind Hushovd has been a director since September 2007. Mr. Hushovd currently serves on the boards of Cameco Corporation, one of the world's largest uranium producers, and Nyrstar B.V., an integrated mining and metals business with positions in zinc and lead. From March 2003 to May 2005, he was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Gabriel Resources Ltd., a Canadian-based resources company, and from December 1996 to February 2002, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Falconbridge Limited.

Mr. Hushovd earned a Master of Economics and Business Administration from the Norwegian School of Business (NHH) and subsequently achieved a Master of Law Degree from the University of Oslo.
WILLIAM LAMARQUE
Director
William Lamarque has been a director since June 2006. Mr. Lamarque has been Managing Partner of Balor Capital Management LLC, since October 2007, and Gold Street Advisors LLC, since September 2007, companies which specialize in commodities trading and the risk management of commodity derivatives.

After being the General Manager of the China Trading Division of Jardine Matheson and Company Ltd. in Hong Kong, Mr. Lamarque joined N.M. Rothschild and Sons Ltd. in London, where he became an Executive Member of the Board of Directors, after serving for several years as China country manager for the group, based in Hong Kong, and in various banking roles in London. He subsequently became Managing director of Rothschild Inc. in New York with responsibility for the group's commodity trading and metals producer financings in the Americas.

He has been a Member of the Commodity Exchange, Inc., served on the Central Bank Committee of the World Gold Council and the China Committee of International Financial Services, London (then the "British Invisibles") and is a former Chairman of the Public Affairs Committee of the London Bullion Market Association.

Mr. Lamarque has held various positions within the Hanson family's commercial and financial services group where he has been President of Hanson Capital Asia Ltd. since February 2002 and a director of Hanson Logistics Ltd. since December 2011. He has been a member of the board of directors of Handeni Gold Inc., since March 2012, as Vice Chairman, and Mundo Minerals Ltd., since May 2012, junior gold mining businesses listed respectively on the over the counter bulletin board market in New York and the Australian Securities Exchange.

He has served as Chief Executive Officer, since January 2011, of Ecometals Limited, a TSX Venture Exchange listed mineral exploration company.

Mr. Lamarque won an Open Exhibition to Cambridge University (Magdalene College) where he read Classics, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in 1977.
DR. RILWANU LUKMAN
Director
Dr. Rilwanu Lukman has been a director since February 2012. Dr. Lukman has more than 40 years of experience in the petroleum and mining industries, and has relevant relationships at the most senior levels around the world. Dr. Lukman has served as Nigeria's Minister of Mines, Power and Steel from January 1984 to December 1985, Minister of Petroleum Resources from January 1986 to December 1989, Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 1989 to October 1990, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) from March 1993 to December 1994.

Since January 2012, Dr. Lukman has served as a Non-Executive director of International Mining + Infrastructure Corporation Plc., an investment company focused on Africa's resource sector. Prior to a reverse merger with African LNG Holdings Ltd., Dr. Lukman served as Strategic Advisor to the Board of Gasol Plc. from July 2007 to December 2008. He has served as Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 1995 to December 2000 and President of OPEC from March 1985 to December 1989.

Dr. Lukman is the founder of Afren PLC and served as its Non-Executive Chairman from November 2006 to December 2008. He is the founder of the African Petroleum Producers Association and served as its Chairman from March 1986 to March 1987. Dr. Lukman received a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) in Mining from the University of London, a Postgraduate Certificate in Mining & Mineral Exploration from the University of Mining & Metallurgy, Leoben, Austria, a postgraduate in Mineral Economics from McGill University, Montreal and a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy. He also holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria. Dr. Lukman holds a Doctor of Science Degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and two Honorary Doctorate degrees from Moore House College, Atlanta and the University of Benin respectively. Dr. Lukman was made a Knight of the British Empire (KBE) in 1989 and an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur of France in 1990.
PETER MEREDITH
Director
Peter Meredith has been a director since 1998. Mr. Meredith is the former Deputy Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (now Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd.), where he was involved in overseeing Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.'s business development and corporate relations. Mr. Meredith was member of the board of directors of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. and also served as its Chief Financial Officer from May 2004 to May 2006, and from June 1999 to November 2001, and as its Deputy Chairman from May 2006 to April 2012. Mr. Meredith was also Chairman of SouthGobi Resources Ltd. until September 2012.

Prior to joining Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., Mr. Meredith spent 31 years with Deloitte LLP, chartered accountants, and retired as a partner in 1996.

Mr. Meredith is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Ordre des Comptables Agrees du Quebec. Mr. Meredith was certified as a Chartered Accountant by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (1968).
CHARLES RUSSELL
Director
Charles Russell has been a director since 2000. Currently retired, Mr. Russell has been a Chartered Mining Engineer since 1989. He has 45 years of international experience in the mining industry, over 25 of which were in Africa, during which time he acted as General Manager of National Iron Ore Company Ltd. in Liberia from January 1975 to November 1980. Mr. Russell was the General Manager of Ashanti Gold Fields Ltd. in Ghana from November 1980 to May 1983 and held senior management positions at Kilembe Mines Ltd. from July 1961 to January 1975.

Mr. Russell was the Vice President of Ivanhoe Capital Corporation from January 1993 to December 1995. He was President of Diamond Fields Resources Inc. from September 1993 to February 1994 and held senior management positions with Galactic Resources Ltd. from June 1987 to September 1992.

Mr. Russell obtained an Associateship of the Camborne School of Mines from the Camborne School of Mines, UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
GUY DE SELLIERS
Director
Guy de Selliers has more than 35 years experience in international finance and business. He is currently President and co-founder of HCF International Advisers Ltd., a corporate finance advisory firm focused on the mining and metals industry. Mr. de Selliers is on the board, audit committee and finance committee of Solvay S.A., a leading European chemical group (Euronext listed). He is Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the risk and capital committee of Ageas S.A., a European based insurance group with activities in Europe and Asia (Euronext listed). He is on the board and Chairman of the audit committee of AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (a Euronext listed Dutch company). He is a director of I-Pulse Inc. and Wessex Grain Ltd. (privately held companies) and on the Advisory Board of Pamplona Private Equity. Mr. de Selliers is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Partners in Hope (a charity based in the United Kingdom) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Renewable Energy Foundation.

Mr. de Selliers started his career in June 1977 at the World Bank in the mining division following which he worked at Lehman Brothers, as Senior Vice President, International Investment Banking. In July 1990 he became part of the team responsible for creating the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Mr. de Selliers was Vice Chairman of the Credit Committee and a member of the EBRD's Executive Committee. After leaving EBRD in December 1997, Mr. de Selliers served as Chief Executive of MC-BBL Eastern Holdings, until its sale where upon he joined Robert Fleming and Co. Limited as board member and Chairman, Eastern Europe. He also acted as expert advisor to the European Commission on a number of issues.

Mr. de Selliers earned a Master's degree in Engineering and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of Louvain.
 
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