Mr. Gao was re-appointed as CFO and Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance of Western Resources Corp in March 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Gao was CAO and acting CFO of Western Resources Corp., and CEO of Western Potash Corp.
Before Joining the Company, Mr. Gao was President of the Beijing Mining Exchange (“BMX”) and was responsible for its overall strategy and operations. Mr. Gao has also worked as the Head of Business Development, Asia for the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) before moving onto becoming the Chief Representative out of the TSX Beijing office. His time with the TSX and BMX brought him years of experience in leadership, business development, and strategic decision making. His depth of experience and skill set will greatly help the Company moving forward.
Mr. Gao obtained his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.