The Board

KIRSTY KEANE - PRESIDENT  Kirsty is a member of Anglo Americans commercial strategy team responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy for Anglo’s portfolio of assets. Prior to joining Anglo American in Singapore, Kirsty held marketing and sales positions with Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton in their respective metallurgical and thermal coal business units. Kirsty was also a founding shareholder of a successful international mining services company, Salva Resources.

KIRSTY KEANE - PRESIDENT

Kirsty is a member of Anglo Americans commercial strategy team responsible for developing and implementing the marketing strategy for Anglo’s portfolio of assets. Prior to joining Anglo American in Singapore, Kirsty held marketing and sales positions with Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton in their respective metallurgical and thermal coal business units. Kirsty was also a founding shareholder of a successful international mining services company, Salva Resources.

 
GILLIAN MONCUR - EVENTS  Gillian's passion is inclusion and making sure everyone feels safe to participate and contribute in their way, and that everyone’s contribution is valued, respected and heard. In her professional life she leads copper research at Wood Mackenzie based in Singapore with a team based in China, UK and Australia. Prior to this role, she held various analysis, governance and planning & improvement roles with BHP and South32 in Singapore, and spent one year working on business development and customer success in the APAC region for DecisionNext (a US based analytics company). Before relocating to Singapore, some seven years and counting ago, she was based in London and for a few years in Beijing working for CRU in analysis and consulting roles. Gillian started her career working for the South African Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg.

GILLIAN MONCUR - EVENTS

Gillian's passion is inclusion and making sure everyone feels safe to participate and contribute in their way, and that everyone’s contribution is valued, respected and heard. In her professional life she leads copper research at Wood Mackenzie based in Singapore with a team based in China, UK and Australia. Prior to this role, she held various analysis, governance and planning & improvement roles with BHP and South32 in Singapore, and spent one year working on business development and customer success in the APAC region for DecisionNext (a US based analytics company). Before relocating to Singapore, some seven years and counting ago, she was based in London and for a few years in Beijing working for CRU in analysis and consulting roles. Gillian started her career working for the South African Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg.

YUKI GHANTOUS - VICE PRESIDENT  Yuki leads Marketing Excellence at BHP. She grew up in Japan and has worked in three countries to date (Japan, Australia and Singapore).With almost 15 years of experience in commercial leadership roles in the mining and resources, government and SME sectors, she is a people leader with strong passion for developing future female talent in Asia. Yuki has worked for Rio Tinto and the Western Australian Government before joining BHP in 2018.

YUKI GHANTOUS - VICE PRESIDENT

Yuki leads Marketing Excellence at BHP. She grew up in Japan and has worked in three countries to date (Japan, Australia and Singapore).With almost 15 years of experience in commercial leadership roles in the mining and resources, government and SME sectors, she is a people leader with strong passion for developing future female talent in Asia. Yuki has worked for Rio Tinto and the Western Australian Government before joining BHP in 2018.

 
SUNAINA ARYA - COMMUNICATIONS  Sunaina is a business development specialist with experience across the commodity life cycle- from origination, financing to strategy, logistics and contract management. Her experience expanses from oil & gas, metals to ores & alloys across Asia Pacific, Australia, Russia and Africa. Prior to InterOil, she worked in Noble Resources as a physical trader and managed asset development for the team.

SUNAINA ARYA - COMMUNICATIONS

Sunaina is a business development specialist with experience across the commodity life cycle- from origination, financing to strategy, logistics and contract management. Her experience expanses from oil & gas, metals to ores & alloys across Asia Pacific, Australia, Russia and Africa. Prior to InterOil, she worked in Noble Resources as a physical trader and managed asset development for the team.

 
JESSICA CHU - TREASURER  Jessica is co-head of base metals marketing for South-East Asia at Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd. Since joining in 2010, Jessica has covered various sectors relating to the metals & mining industry in the ASEAN region and been responsible for developing Glencore’s regional copper and zinc metal marketing business in particular. She holds a double degree in Finance & Marketing from the National University of Singapore Business School / University Of Southern California Marshall Business School

JESSICA CHU - TREASURER

Jessica is co-head of base metals marketing for South-East Asia at Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd. Since joining in 2010, Jessica has covered various sectors relating to the metals & mining industry in the ASEAN region and been responsible for developing Glencore’s regional copper and zinc metal marketing business in particular. She holds a double degree in Finance & Marketing from the National University of Singapore Business School / University Of Southern California Marshall Business School

 
JULIETTE BRUSSET - MENTORING  Juliette leads Cargill Ocean Transportation Procurement efforts in Asia Pacific. Prior to this role she held various freight sales & marketing and trading positions with Cargill in Singapore, as well as Business development responsibilities with Geodis in Hong Kong. Before embarking for Asia, she was a Base Metals global buyer for ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg and has over 10 years’ experience in commodities and international trade.

JULIETTE BRUSSET - MENTORING

Juliette leads Cargill Ocean Transportation Procurement efforts in Asia Pacific. Prior to this role she held various freight sales & marketing and trading positions with Cargill in Singapore, as well as Business development responsibilities with Geodis in Hong Kong. Before embarking for Asia, she was a Base Metals global buyer for ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg and has over 10 years’ experience in commodities and international trade.

CAROLINA WAGNER - SECRETARY  Carolina is a passionate, self-motivated, highly committed professional, with over 15 years’ experience in marketing and commercial, project management and business development areas in large-scale industries. In her current role as Technical Pricing Leader in Vale, she is committed to develop and successfully implement pricing and marketing strategies on a global scale that creates value, maximizes profits and ensures sustainable corporate growth. She holds a Master degree in Science from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio University).

CAROLINA WAGNER - SECRETARY

Carolina is a passionate, self-motivated, highly committed professional, with over 15 years’ experience in marketing and commercial, project management and business development areas in large-scale industries. In her current role as Technical Pricing Leader in Vale, she is committed to develop and successfully implement pricing and marketing strategies on a global scale that creates value, maximizes profits and ensures sustainable corporate growth. She holds a Master degree in Science from Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio University).

 
SHERALYN AW - LEADERSHIP  Sheralyn was on the 2018 WIMAR mentoring committee, which lent her the experience of managing a programme. In her 6 years at BHP, she has worked in Supply, been Planner to the VP Marketing Minerals and former WIMAR President Vicky Binns, and is now in the copper cathodes sales team. Sheralyn has a Bachelor of Social Science from Singapore Management University, and speaks Spanish and German.

SHERALYN AW - LEADERSHIP

Sheralyn was on the 2018 WIMAR mentoring committee, which lent her the experience of managing a programme. In her 6 years at BHP, she has worked in Supply, been Planner to the VP Marketing Minerals and former WIMAR President Vicky Binns, and is now in the copper cathodes sales team. Sheralyn has a Bachelor of Social Science from Singapore Management University, and speaks Spanish and German.


Advisory Board

ANDREA CORNWELL - PRESIDENT  Andrea lead’s Vale’s Coal Marketing and Sales Administration group, focusing on their global strategic marketing activities and the development of the large scale greenfield Moatize mine project in Mozambique. She has been in the coal industry for 24 years, as one of few women, in various sales and marketing, technical marketing, strategy and commercial capacities at BHP, Shell, and Anglo American, before joining Vale over 5 years ago. She has a passion for the industry and the people within it.

ANDREA CORNWELL - PRESIDENT

Andrea lead’s Vale’s Coal Marketing and Sales Administration group, focusing on their global strategic marketing activities and the development of the large scale greenfield Moatize mine project in Mozambique. She has been in the coal industry for 24 years, as one of few women, in various sales and marketing, technical marketing, strategy and commercial capacities at BHP, Shell, and Anglo American, before joining Vale over 5 years ago. She has a passion for the industry and the people within it.

ROBYN DITTRICH - LEADERSHIP  Robyn is a passionate, high energy industry professional, with over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles globally. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Robyn’s career has focused on the complex, challenging, male dominated and culturally diverse B2B environments across the Chemical, Mining, Manufacturing, IT and Oil & Energy sectors. Her current role as APAC VP, Sales for S&P Global Platts, involves leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver financial performance, sales strategies and business operations for the Platts businesses across Asia.

ROBYN DITTRICH - LEADERSHIP

Robyn is a passionate, high energy industry professional, with over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles globally. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Robyn’s career has focused on the complex, challenging, male dominated and culturally diverse B2B environments across the Chemical, Mining, Manufacturing, IT and Oil & Energy sectors. Her current role as APAC VP, Sales for S&P Global Platts, involves leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver financial performance, sales strategies and business operations for the Platts businesses across Asia.

 

The Sub-Committees

COMMUNICATIONS & BRANDING

JING DU  Jing is a Data Analytics Project Lead within Rio Tinto’s Growth and Innovation. She manages and delivers mainly commercial projects in Singapore with a comprehensive scope for all Product Groups in the company. Jing has been with Rio Tinto since 2015. Her data analytics and project management experience has spanned across multi-commodities and various business functions. She is an avid fan of travelling and has a second identity as a food blogger.

JING DU

Jing is a Data Analytics Project Lead within Rio Tinto’s Growth and Innovation. She manages and delivers mainly commercial projects in Singapore with a comprehensive scope for all Product Groups in the company. Jing has been with Rio Tinto since 2015. Her data analytics and project management experience has spanned across multi-commodities and various business functions. She is an avid fan of travelling and has a second identity as a food blogger.

CHLOE ENG  Chloe currently holds a graduate trainee role in Rio Tinto. Her first role was with the Commercial Excellence team, where she managed internal communications and best practice transfer within the organisation. She has since joined the Copper & Diamonds Central Marketing team as a graduate analyst. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Chloe worked in a brand consultancy helping small medium enterprises in Singapore develop branding strategies and inorganic growth options.

CHLOE ENG

Chloe currently holds a graduate trainee role in Rio Tinto. Her first role was with the Commercial Excellence team, where she managed internal communications and best practice transfer within the organisation. She has since joined the Copper & Diamonds Central Marketing team as a graduate analyst. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, Chloe worked in a brand consultancy helping small medium enterprises in Singapore develop branding strategies and inorganic growth options.

SHIVANI SINGH  Shivani, is the Asia editor at Metal Bulletin, and is responsible for the publication’s coverage of base metals, minor metals and ferro-alloys prices and news in Asia. Shivani manages a team of journalists and analysts across Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo.

SHIVANI SINGH

Shivani, is the Asia editor at Metal Bulletin, and is responsible for the publication’s coverage of base metals, minor metals and ferro-alloys prices and news in Asia. Shivani manages a team of journalists and analysts across Singapore, Shanghai and Tokyo.

 
MELISSA BHEEM  Melissa is the communications lead for Cargill Metals. She is responsible for the management of the Metals business’ reputation and stakeholder relationships with a focus on Media Relations, Internal Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Issues & Crisis Management. She has diverse public relations experience working across a range of industries such as agriculture, healthcare and consumer goods. She holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

MELISSA BHEEM

Melissa is the communications lead for Cargill Metals. She is responsible for the management of the Metals business’ reputation and stakeholder relationships with a focus on Media Relations, Internal Communications, Corporate Responsibility and Issues & Crisis Management. She has diverse public relations experience working across a range of industries such as agriculture, healthcare and consumer goods. She holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

GOWTHAM RAJ  Gowtham is a Data Analytics Project Lead for the Business Services & Support team of Rio Tinto. He works on big data & machine learning projects within the HR & Finance space. He has been with Rio Tinto since 2016, prior to that he worked as a Senior Engineer at Larsen & Toubro Limited.

GOWTHAM RAJ

Gowtham is a Data Analytics Project Lead for the Business Services & Support team of Rio Tinto. He works on big data & machine learning projects within the HR & Finance space. He has been with Rio Tinto since 2016, prior to that he worked as a Senior Engineer at Larsen & Toubro Limited.

 
DAISY TSENG  Daisy is the editorial director at Shanghai Metals Market, looking after all English news coverage and research reports. She was previously steel raw materials editor at Metal Bulletin and spent a year at S&P Global Platts covering agriculture.

DAISY TSENG

Daisy is the editorial director at Shanghai Metals Market, looking after all English news coverage and research reports. She was previously steel raw materials editor at Metal Bulletin and spent a year at S&P Global Platts covering agriculture.


EVENTS

VALERIE ZHANG  Valerie is Precious Metals Sales Manager for Asia Pacific in Anglo American. She is responsible for selling Anglo American’s products as well as looking for opportunities to trade third party products in Asia Pacific region. Since Joining in December 2013, she has made significant contributions across many areas of Precious Metals Asia marketing team and delivered excellent profit margin as well set up the fast and economic distribution of precious metals in Asia. She is also a volunteer in Gardens By The Bay and tour guiding at Singapore Garden Festival 2018.

VALERIE ZHANG

Valerie is Precious Metals Sales Manager for Asia Pacific in Anglo American. She is responsible for selling Anglo American’s products as well as looking for opportunities to trade third party products in Asia Pacific region. Since Joining in December 2013, she has made significant contributions across many areas of Precious Metals Asia marketing team and delivered excellent profit margin as well set up the fast and economic distribution of precious metals in Asia. She is also a volunteer in Gardens By The Bay and tour guiding at Singapore Garden Festival 2018.

 
TARIQ SALARIA  Tariq is Head of Sales Marketing Metals for BHP in Singapore where he leads a high performing, diverse team of Marketeers and Traders. Tariq is responsible for sales, marketing, logistics, risk, pricing for copper and zinc concentrate across a global portfolio with annual revenue of more than US$8bn.  Prior roles with BHP included Head of Sales Marketing Copper cathode and uranium, Regional Marketing Manager and Market Manager Analysis – Copper.  Born and educated in UK, Tariq attended the University of East Anglia, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Development Economics and International Relations.  Tariq is married to Claire, together they are bringing up their three daughters, Lila, Zakia and Balquisse.

TARIQ SALARIA

Tariq is Head of Sales Marketing Metals for BHP in Singapore where he leads a high performing, diverse team of Marketeers and Traders. Tariq is responsible for sales, marketing, logistics, risk, pricing for copper and zinc concentrate across a global portfolio with annual revenue of more than US$8bn.

Prior roles with BHP included Head of Sales Marketing Copper cathode and uranium, Regional Marketing Manager and Market Manager Analysis – Copper.

Born and educated in UK, Tariq attended the University of East Anglia, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Development Economics and International Relations.

Tariq is married to Claire, together they are bringing up their three daughters, Lila, Zakia and Balquisse.

JAY ZHENG  Jay is a technical marketer at South32, and he specialises in converting natural resources into commercial value. His career has spanned from upstream operation in Australia to frontline market development in various countries. With the experience of engaging people from different backgrounds, he appreciates the beauty of cultural inclusion and diversity. Jay is open-minded and strives for making everyday a good day.

JAY ZHENG

Jay is a technical marketer at South32, and he specialises in converting natural resources into commercial value. His career has spanned from upstream operation in Australia to frontline market development in various countries. With the experience of engaging people from different backgrounds, he appreciates the beauty of cultural inclusion and diversity. Jay is open-minded and strives for making everyday a good day.

IRINA FETISOVA

Irina is a Supply Chain Planner with over 8 years experience in various commodities at BHP and South32 Marketing. She is currently working on the ERP Transformation project applying her supply chain and systems expertise to shape the future of technology used by the Marketing team. Irina holds a Masters degree in Economics and the early years in her career were spent across various roles in the shipping and logistics industry in the Netherlands. Irina is a supporter of flexible working arrangements and juggles work and spending time with her two boys. Favourite past times are feeding the turtles at the park, otter watching along the river and scooting around the Gardens by the Bay. She loves to travel and explore new places with her family.

GABRIELLA CESILE  Gabriella is a member of BHP’s Market Risk Management team. Before relocating to Singapore, she was based in Hobart and Melbourne working in the Wholesale Electricity space.  She absolutely loved volunteering as a Non-Executive Director of Disability Sport and Recreation, a non-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne.  She holds degrees in Business & Economics, and a Master of Finance from the University of Tasmania.

GABRIELLA CESILE

Gabriella is a member of BHP’s Market Risk Management team. Before relocating to Singapore, she was based in Hobart and Melbourne working in the Wholesale Electricity space.

She absolutely loved volunteering as a Non-Executive Director of Disability Sport and Recreation, a non-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne.

She holds degrees in Business & Economics, and a Master of Finance from the University of Tasmania.


INCLUSION & DIVERSITY AWARDS TEAM

NEAL JHA  Neal is currently a part of a 2-member team that is responsible for sourcing specialized carbon products for various Rio Tinto businesses. He joined Rio in 2014 and has experience in commercial roles in commodity markets. Prior to this role, he assisted Wood Mackenzie in the development of their Downstream Oil research service in the APAC region.

NEAL JHA

Neal is currently a part of a 2-member team that is responsible for sourcing specialized carbon products for various Rio Tinto businesses. He joined Rio in 2014 and has experience in commercial roles in commodity markets. Prior to this role, he assisted Wood Mackenzie in the development of their Downstream Oil research service in the APAC region.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

QUEENY SUMITRO  Queeny is a Marketing Development Manager in BHP's iron ore customer liaison team. Queeny has been with BHP since 2008, starting as a Marketing Graduate where she worked in the Finance, Credit Risk and Scheduling functions for Nickel and Copper businesses, before moving to the Iron Ore business in 2011 first as a Scheduler then a Marketing Manager in the Book Team prior to the current role. Queeny graduated with a Business degree from the Singapore Management University and enjoys traveling and photography.

QUEENY SUMITRO

Queeny is a Marketing Development Manager in BHP's iron ore customer liaison team. Queeny has been with BHP since 2008, starting as a Marketing Graduate where she worked in the Finance, Credit Risk and Scheduling functions for Nickel and Copper businesses, before moving to the Iron Ore business in 2011 first as a Scheduler then a Marketing Manager in the Book Team prior to the current role. Queeny graduated with a Business degree from the Singapore Management University and enjoys traveling and photography.

 

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

NAALIA FRANCIS

NAALIA FRANCIS

BUA KOYTHONG

BUA KOYTHONG

 

LEADERSHIP

LEE LEVKOWITZ  Lee manages Energy and Technology Research in the Market Analysis and Economics team at BHP. She joined BHP’s Singapore office in 2017 after spending five years with IHS Markit, first in Washington, DC and then in Beijing, where she covered global LNG, Chinese energy markets and carbon. Before IHS, she worked at the International Energy Forum, the US State Department, and as a policy and energy analyst at a US Congressional Commission. Lee graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an MA in International Economics and also holds a BA in Government and Chinese from Georgetown University.

LEE LEVKOWITZ

Lee manages Energy and Technology Research in the Market Analysis and Economics team at BHP. She joined BHP’s Singapore office in 2017 after spending five years with IHS Markit, first in Washington, DC and then in Beijing, where she covered global LNG, Chinese energy markets and carbon. Before IHS, she worked at the International Energy Forum, the US State Department, and as a policy and energy analyst at a US Congressional Commission. Lee graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an MA in International Economics and also holds a BA in Government and Chinese from Georgetown University.

 
 

MENTORING

POOJA THIRWANI  Pooja is a member of BHP’s commercial team responsible for developing and implementing the category strategy for Technology. Prior to BHP, Pooja was a management consultant and has worked across 6 countries to develop supply chain strategies for companies across various industries and sector. She holds a MBA from Melbourne Business School, Australia

POOJA THIRWANI

Pooja is a member of BHP’s commercial team responsible for developing and implementing the category strategy for Technology. Prior to BHP, Pooja was a management consultant and has worked across 6 countries to develop supply chain strategies for companies across various industries and sector. She holds a MBA from Melbourne Business School, Australia

YEN LING LEE  Yen Ling has worked as a Finance Professional for most of her career across a range of industries including public practice, hospitality and mining & resources. She is passionate about process improvement and is currently working on a project simplifying the procurement process in BHP. Prior to this role, she held various business partnership, planning & improvement roles with BHP.  Outside of work, she enjoys endurance sports and spending time with her partner and their 3 kids.”

YEN LING LEE

Yen Ling has worked as a Finance Professional for most of her career across a range of industries including public practice, hospitality and mining & resources. She is passionate about process improvement and is currently working on a project simplifying the procurement process in BHP. Prior to this role, she held various business partnership, planning & improvement roles with BHP.

Outside of work, she enjoys endurance sports and spending time with her partner and their 3 kids.”