Blackstone Minerals Ltd (ASX:BLK) has appointed experienced business development and investor relations executive Patrick Chang as corporate development officer.
He was responsible for identifying, evaluating and executing business development opportunities, along with managing investor relations.
Prior to joining Medusa, he spent more than seven years working at Argonaut and Canaccord Genuity as a resources analyst, specialising in the precious metals and nickel sectors.
Chang holds a Master of Science Degree in Geology, a Master of Computer Science Degree and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
He is bilingual in English and Mandarin and has advanced knowledge of Vietnamese.
“Invaluable” skills and experience
Blackstone managing director Scott Williamson said Mr Chang’s skills and experience would be invaluable as the company embarked on the next phase of its strategy to produce nickel sulphate for the lithium-ion battery industry.
His existing relationships and skills in business development and investor relations will be utilised as Blackstone looks to fund the restart of the Ta Khoa Nickel-CopperPGE Project in Vietnam.
The MD said: “Our rapid exploration success at the Ta Khoa Ni-Cu-PGE Project means we are now well-positioned to continue with strong news flow while we deliver the key milestones required to introduce further institutional investors.
"Patrick’s relationships and experience will help us to increase the number of institutional investors on our register as we move the Ta Khoa Ni-Cu-PGE project back into production”
“The strength of our project means we have a host of opportunities to create value for shareholders.
“Patrick’s experience in financial markets will help ensure that we maximise these opportunities and that our company’s full potential is well-understood by the investment community.”