Dr. Syd S. Peng, PhD, Coal Advisor, Indepedent Director
Dr. Peng is a distinguished professor of mining engineering at the West Virginia University (WVU), specializing
in underground mining technologies. Dr. Peng worked for the U.S. Bureau of Mines, joined the faculty of WVU
where he served as Chairman of the Department of Mining Engineering. He is a member of the National
Academy of Engineering and is the recipient of numerous professional awards. Dr. Peng earned his PhD in
Mining Engineering from Stanford University in 1970.
Jingcai Yang, Independent Director
Mr. Yang is a well known leader in the China coal industry. He has over 30 years of experience, 16 of
those spent with Shenhua, the largest coal company in the world. Mr. Yang was formerly the Chief
Engineer of Shenhua before being promoted to Chairman & CEO of Shendong Coal Corporation, the
largest and most profitable Shenhua subsidiary, where he held full P&L responsibility. He has visited the
US on numerous occasions, working with many large US coal companies. In 2007 Mr. Yang was elected
as a Deputy to the Tenth National People's Congress of China. Mr. Yang graduated from #$%$ Xin Mining
Institute in 1977.