Further to the Notice dated Monday, 30 May 2022 convening the LBMA’s 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association, the following nominations for Full Member vacancies of the LBMA Board were duly received and verified.

Full Member Nominations:

  • Wenjian Fang, Bank of China
  • Praveen Baijnath, Rand Refinery Limited
  • Hitoshi Kosai, Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.

As the number of Full Member nominations fulfils the number of vacancies, a vote at the AGM will not be required. Hitoshi Kosai & Wenjian Fang have been duly re-elected onto the Board for another two-year term. We are also delighted to have Praveen Baijnath (CEO, Rand Refinery) join us as our newest Board member. Congratulations to the successful candidates.

Mehdi Barkhordar (Chairman of the Board of Directors, MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd.) will be stepping down from LBMA’s Board at the AGM which will take place on Thursday, 7 July 2022. LBMA wishes to thank Mehdi sincerely for his hard work and dedication on behalf of the industry.

Praveen Baijnath

Chief Executive of Rand Refinery and Director of Prestige Bullion, a JV with the South African Mint

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Hitoshi Kosai

Chief, International Planning Office & Head of President’s Strategy at Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. & TANAKA HOLDINGS Co., Ltd

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Wenjian Fang

CEO, Bank of China (UK) Limited

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