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Dr. Yonglian Sun featured in AusIMM’s 125 Faces campaign

Managing Director of SRK China Dr. Yonglian Sun (FAusIMM) is one of a diverse list of members featured in AusIMM’s 125 Faces campaign, celebrating the associations 125th year. 

The unique project showcases a range of hardworking, talented, and inspiring people from the Institute and industry, highlighting individuals from the institute's past, present and future. It reflects the diversity of experience, age, gender and background of our industry professionals, AusIMM members have nominated their colleagues, mentors and leaders. The AusIMM 125 Faces campaign is an opportunity to celebrate the people who make up our industry and have shaped – and will continue to shape – our story.

About Dr. Yonglian Sun

Yonglian is a Director of SRK Global, a Managing Director of SRK China and a corporate consultant. He has a PhD in Mining Engineering, a joint program between China University of Mining and Technology and West Virginia University in USA. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Yonglian has over 28 years’ experience in geotechnical and mining engineering and project evaluation across five continents. He has extensive international experience in evaluating mining projects as well as in site investigation, analysis and modelling of geotechnical issues in open pits, underground mines, and civil tunnels.

Prior to joining SRK, Yonglian conducted teaching and research at universities in China, the US, and Australia between 1987-1996. He worked in various mining consulting firms including Klohn Crippen in Vancouver and Pells Sullivan Meynink in Sydney. He also served in two of the largest open pit mines in the world for Southern Peru Copper Corporation in Peru.

Yonglian joined SRK Australasia in Sydney in October 2004 and relocated to Beijing to establish SRK China from scratch in February 2005. SRK China now has two offices and employs around 30 consultants.

In recent years, Yonglian has coordinated and led dozens of technical due diligence projects, most of which have been successfully listed in the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Yonglian was also invited to co-chair one session on ‘The China Factor: Commodity Prices and the Mining Finance Alternative’ during the 2016 PDAC Mining Convention in Toronto. Yonglian was also invited to give public speeches on various topics to Hong Kong Mines and Money in March 2015, the Singapore Stock Exchange in October 2014, the Association of Banks in Singapore in October 2014; and to the Shanghai Mining Exchange in September 2013.


About SRK Consulting

SRK is an independent, international consultancy providing focused advice and solutions to the resources industry, from exploration to mine closure. As part of the international SRK Group, SRK Asia Pacific employs some 150 professionals in 10 offices across Australia, China, Hong Kong, India and Mongolia. Globally, SRK employs more than 1400 people.  For more information visit www.asiapacific.srk.com

Media enquiries:

Rachel Thompson, SRK Consulting, T: (08) 9288 2000 F: (08) 9288 2001, E: rthompson@srk.com.au

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