Board Of Directors
Marc M. Hazout - President, CEO and Director
Marc M. Hazout founded Silver Dragon Resources Inc. and currently serves as a Director, President and CEO
Mr. Hazout brings over 15 years of experience in public markets, finance and business operations to Silver Dragon Resources Inc. Over the past several years Mr. Hazout has been involved in acquiring, restructuring and providing management services, as both a Director and an Officer, to several publicly traded companies. In 1998, Mr. Hazout founded and has been President and CEO of Travellers International Inc., a private investment banking firm headquartered in Toronto. Travellers has been involved in a multitude of successful capital market transactions, and over the past decade has focused on building relationships in China with the objective of participating in that country's tremendous growth opportunities.
Mr. Hazout attended York University in Toronto studying International Relations and Economics. Mr. Hazout speaks English, French, Hebrew and Arabic as well as some Spanish and Italian.
Manuel Chan, BCom - VP Operations (China) and Director
Mr. Chan possesses more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Management Information Systems and Accounting from the University of British Columbia, Canada. Through his business dealings, Mr. Chan has established an extensive network of business and personal relationships throughout the Hong Kong and China Investment Community.
Mr. Chan is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sanhe Sino-Top Resources & Technologies Ltd., (``Sino-Top''), a joint venture between Silver Dragon, Gansu Shengda Ltd., and Huaguan Industrial Corp. (HIC). Sino-Top is a Chinese company which holds the exploration and mining rights to seven properties including the Erbahuo Silver Mine located in the Erbahuo Silver District in Northern China.
Haijun Tang - Director
Mr. Tang is currently the head of The Exploration Unit of North China Geological Exploration Bureau, a.k.a. Huaguan Industrial Corp.(HIC), a Chinese state-owned entity that operates in many diversified fields such as mining, engineering, manufacturing, chemical analysis and real estate. Before being appointed head of HIC, Mr. Tang served with Tianjin North China Geological Exploration Bureau, the parent of HIC, for six years, taking various posts such as director of the general office and director of the asset management department. Previously, Mr. Tang worked at HIC for over 10 years, as an administrative staff member at various departments. Mr. Tang graduated from Changsha Industrial Advanced Technical School, majoring in the Chinese language. He also holds the title of senior economist.
Mr. Tang is also a member of the Board of the Directors of Sanhe Sino-Top Resources & Technologies Ltd. (Sino-Top), a joint venture between Silver Dragon, Gansu Shengda Ltd., and HIC
R. Glen MacMullin - Director
Mr. MacMullin is currently Senior Vice President, Asset Management with Minto Group, a real estate development, construction and management company based in Ottawa, Canada. Prior to joining Minto Group in 2008, he was a Managing Director at Xavier Sussex, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm affiliated with Deutsche Bank that he co-founded in 2004. The firm launched with a $200 million seed commitment from Deutsche Bank and structured private investments into mid-market companies undergoing financial and/or operational restructuring. Previously, Mr. MacMullin was Chief Operating Officer with the proprietary trading group of Deutsche Bank in New York. The group managed over $6 billion in capital through a 20 strategy alternative investment platform in New York, London and Hong Kong. He has also held several senior management positions with Deutsche Bank Offshore in the Cayman Islands, including Head of Investment Funds. He started his career in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand in Ottawa, Canada and KPMG in the Cayman Islands. Mr. MacMullin received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Saint Francis Xavier University and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has previously served on the board of directors of several public companies through his investment activity as well as over 25 hedge funds.
Charles L. McAlpine - Director
Mr. McAlpine brings almost 50 years of experience at executive-level positions in the mining industry. He holds a Business Administration degree from The Ivey School, University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Accountant. Mr. McAlpine was President of Campbell Chibougamau Mines Ltd., (a listed Canadian copper-gold mining company) in 1973 when Campbell won The Ryan Trophy for Best Safety Record of all metalliferous mines in Canada. From 1989 to 2007 he was a Director of Hecla Mining Company, now the largest and one of the lowest cost silver producers in the USA.