Phoslock Environmental Technologies (ASX:PET) has announced Viktor (Xiaoming) Li as its new General Manager for its China operations, effective 18 October 2021.
Viktor is an experienced senior leader with expertise in engineering, international trade, investment and mining.
His 30-year career has included China state-owned enterprises and joint ventures, as well as leadership roles in multinational corporations including Finnish company Normet (Shanghai) Trading Limited, Cedar Holdings, China Coal Elgin Mining Machinery Company Limited, and Australian mining, manufacturing and service company FLSmidth Ludowici.
He brings excellent cross-cultural knowledge and understanding, having worked across many countries including four years in Germany with Minmetals.
PET Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Lachlan McKinnon said this is a substantial step towards rebuilding the company’s management standards and presence in the region.
“With Viktor joining us in China, we are making a significant change to the way our China operation is led and managed, with an emphasis on strong governance, accounting and professional business standards.
“His appointment is part of our strategy to improve the way we approach this important market, ensuring that we have the right people in place to move us forward successfully.
“Viktor will build the strength and capability of PET’s activities in the region.
“He is a high calibre manager with an exceptional international experience and a strong understanding of Chinese state-owned enterprises, and how best to connect the two for successful outcomes.
“I am thrilled to welcome him to PET and look forward to working with him as a core part of our international leadership team.
Viktor says he is “very happy to be joining PET at an exciting time of business growth.”
“I am impressed with the technical capabilities and results our products deliver for healthier waterways and environments.
“PET has a strong future, and I pleased to be a part of that.
“I am keen to ensure long-term business success for us in China, with transparent and consistent leadership that improves our performance both here and internationally.”
An Australian permanent resident, Viktor has degrees in mineral processing and international trade and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He will be based in Shanghai.