Mr. Bill Xue joined the board of Western Potash Corp. in September 2015, and following the completion of a Plan of Arrangement in April 2017, Mr. Xue's directorship was transferred to Western Resources Corp. Mr.Xue was elected as Chairman of the Board in March 2020.
Mr. Xue brings 20 years experience in project & investment management from both the private and public sectors, specializing in finance, mining, the oil and gas, and power generation fields. He has played a leading role in several significant M&A transactions involving publically listed companies. Previous roles include that of Deputy Chief Engineer, Shanxi Economic Development Investment Company, Executive Deputy General Manager, Shanxi Top Energy Company Ltd., Managing Partner, Shanxi Baijie Law Firm, President and General Manager, Shanxi Financial Leasing Co., Ltd., Vice President of Strategy & Investment, Shanxi International Electricity Group Limited Company and Managing Director and Investment Review Board director of Chinastone Capital Management Limited. Mr. Xue currently maintains his role as President and Director of the Investment Review Board of Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management Co. Ltd., Western’s largest shareholder. Mr. Xue is now President and CEO of Western Resources Corp., the parent company of Western Potash Corp.
Mr. Xue earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Beijing Jiaotong University and was certified as a lawyer in 1999.