Mr Tan has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Australia. He also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southem Cross, New South Wales and is a Graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Tan is a highly experienced minig and chemial executive with a number of significant achievements in commercial mining projects such as cpital raisings, funding, construction, start-ups and operations. Mr Tan has over 30 years' chemical and mining experience and been an executive director of a number of ASX-Iisted companies.
Mr Tan is Altech Chemicals Limited managing director since August 2014 and a member of the Executive Board of Altech Advanced Materials AG (AAM) since July 2019. He is responsible for managing and implementing the next stage of the Company's strategic business objectives, which includes the commercialisation of the high purity alumina (HPA) project. Having been involved in the commissioning and start-up of seven resource projects in Australia and overseas, including high purity technology projects, Mr Tan is an accomplished project builder and developer. Mr Tan previously held the positions of managing director of Nickelore Limited, Galaxy Resources Limited and Kogi Iron Limited.
Mr. Uwe Ahrens is an experienced industrial manager of Melewar Industrial Group and Managing Director of Melewar Integrated Engineering Sdn Bhd. He is also a member of the board of several other public limited companies. Mr. Ahrens is a Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing. (MB) with a degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. After his graduation, Mr. Ahrens joined KOCH Transporttechnik GmbH in Germany, an international mechanical and plant engineering company which is now part of the FLSmidth Group, where he held senior management positions for 12 years, mainly in Germany, the USA and South East Asia.
In 1997 he took over as General Manager of KOCH in Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur and became its Managing Director in 1999. He joined the Melewar Group in 2003 and is currently Technical Director of the Khyra Holding Group, responsible for the engineering, maintenance, modernization, conversion and expansion of machinery and equipment as well as their investment decision.
Mr. Ahrens is a board member of Altech Chemicals Limited and Altech Chemicals Sdn Bhd. Mr. Ahrens has been a board member of Altech Advanced Materials AG since July 18, 2019.
Mr Plaggemars is an experienced manager of companies. He studied business administration at the University of Bamberg from 1990 to 1995. Mr Plaggemars has been a freelance management consultant since June 2017 and is a board member of various companies within the scope of projects. Until April 2018, he was a member of the board of Delphi Unternehmensberatung AG and previously a member of the board of Deutsche Balaton AG.