Robert Friedland

Robert Friedland

Executive Chair 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 also is 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.

In January 2016, Mr. Friedland was one of five industry leaders who were inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame, based in Toronto, which cited his company-building and exploration achievements, and presented him as “a dynamic, transformative force in the Canadian and international mining industries” and “one of the most recognized mining personalities and achievers in the world”. Mr. Friedland said he shared the honour with several teams of dedicated individuals whose efforts with his companies during the past 30 years had contributed to a series of notable discoveries.

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.


Egizio Bianchini

Egizio Bianchini

Executive Vice Chairman and Technical Committee member

Egizio Bianchini became Executive Vice Chairman and a director in March 2018. He joined Ivanhoe Mines after a 29-year career at BMO Capital Markets, a member of Canada-based BMO Financial Group, where he served as Co-Head of the Global Metals & Mining Group, and as Vice Chairman from April 2011 to March 2018. With more than 30 years’ experience in the metals and mining financial services sector, Mr. Bianchini has an extensive track record in advising a wide range of metals and mining companies around the world and in structuring and executing initial public offerings and other capital raisings.

Before joining BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Bianchini worked for Echo Bay Mines Ltd. – a major producer of precious metals. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Toronto.

Ian Cockerill

Ian Cockerill

Lead Independent Director; Chair of Technical Committee; Chair of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee member

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 the Chair 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).

William Hayden

William Hayden

Sustainability Committee member and Audit Committee member

William Hayden has been a director since March 2007. He 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), NovaCopper Inc. (since June 2015), Noble Metals Ltd. (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

Oyvind Hushovd

Chair of Audit Committee and Compensation & Human Resources Committee member

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 Chair 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.

Livia Mahler

Livia Mahler

Chair of Compensation & Human Resources Committee; Audit Committee member and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee member

Livia Mahler has been a director since March 2015. Ms. Mahler is President and Chief Executive Officer of Computational Geosciences Inc., of Vancouver, Canada, which provides technological solutions to maximize the value of geophysical exploration surveys. She also co-founded Greenstone Venture Partners - a Vancouver-based venture-capital fund targeting private, early-stage, information technology companies.

Ms. Mahler was a director of Turquoise Hill Resources (formerly Ivanhoe Mines) from March 2009 to April 2012 and from May 2012 to May 2013, and a director of Diversified Royalty Corp. from June 2011 to November 2014.

She received an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Peter Meredith

Peter Meredith

Director and Sustainability Committee member

Peter Meredith has been a director since May 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 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Meredith was certified as a Chartered Accountant by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (1968).

Kgalema Motlanthe

Kgalema Motlanthe

Director and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee member

Kgalema Motlanthe became a director in April 2018. Mr. Motlanthe was President of South Africa for a period between 2008 and 2009, and subsequently served as the nation’s Deputy President from 2009 to 2014.

He heads the Motlanthe Foundation that is dedicated to a range of public-benefit activities, including conflict resolution, promotion of human rights and democracy and the provision of care for pre-school-age children, along with buildings, equipment and educational support for public primary schools.

Mr. Motlanthe led the African Union’s Election Observer Mission to Sierra Leone to help ensure that the 2018 Presidential run-off election complied with international standards. He was Deputy President of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) from 2007 until 2012, and Secretary-General of the ANC from 1997 to 2007.

His role in the international movement against South Africa’s apartheid system led to a 10-year incarceration on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela also was held. Following his release in 1987, Mr. Motlanthe worked for the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). He succeeded Cyril Ramaphosa as the union’s General Secretary in 1992. (Mr. Ramaphosa was elected President of South Africa in February 2018.) During his 10 years with the NUM, Mr. Motlanthe was credited with helping to establish the Mineworkers Investment Company, which was wholly-owned by the NUM and made investments in companies that did not pose a conflict of interest for the union. Mr. Motlanthe played a crucial role in forming the Mineworkers Development Agency, which dealt with the developmental and social needs of retrenched miners and their families. He also helped to form initiatives to provide bursaries to miners and their dependents, as well as education and skills training.

Guy de Selliers

Guy de Selliers

Chair of Sustainability Committee and Technical Committee member

Guy de Selliers has been a director since May 2011. He 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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