Jiangxi Copper, the largest copper miner, and smelter in Mainland China has promoted its general manager Zheng Gaoqing as the chairman of its board, following Long Ziping’s retirement.
Under the leadership of Ziping, who served as chairman for three years, Jiangxi acquired an 18pc stake in First Quantum Minerals—to date a company milestone. First Quantum is an exploration company that currently operates copper projects in Panama and Zambia.
Gaoqing’s tenure as Jiangxi’s general manager began in January 2019, and the company still hasn’t appointed his replacement. Although he isn’t originally from the non-ferrous metal sector, he has experience working with local authorities in China’s Jiangxi province.