Richard XU

Regional Director of Asia, International Copper Association

Richard Xu is the Regional Director of Asia for the International Copper Association. Over the past 13 years, together with his team, he has developed effective strategic planning and management systems, which defend and grow copper applications in a variety of end-use markets. Prior to joining ICA, Richard held senior positions in the USA, Hong Kong and mainland China, with varied industry backgrounds including IT, telecommunications, and hotel and casino financing and management. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in International Finance and Economics from Cornell University in New York after studying Biology and Chemistry for two years at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China.

Victor Zhou

Director, China, International Copper Association

Victor Zhou is currently the Director of China of the International Copper Association. Victor is responsible for managing the operations of market and technology development programs in ICA. He has over 21 years’ experience in copper industry. Prior to joining ICA, he had spent more than 9 years in the areas of product development, sales and marketing for electrical product solutions. Victor earned an MBA from Peking University in China. He achieved his Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering and his Master’s Degree in systems engineering at Tianjin University.

Keith M. Miller

Business Director, The Martec Group

Keith Miller is a Business Director with The Martec Group. Keith has over 21 years of experience in industrial market research. He has a wealth of knowledge in market analysis, financial analysis, technology assessments and advanced manufacturing systems. Keith has served clients across a broad portfolio of industries, including automotive, aerospace, biopharma, advanced materials, specialty chemicals, electronics, metals, building materials and packaging.

In addition, Keith is one of the practice leaders in Martec’s Automotive/Transportation sector. His work has extended into automotive components, advanced powertrain, electronics, advanced materials, regulations, reman components, supplier evaluation, emerging vehicle technologies, and examining optimal value chains and business plan development for such technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Science in Finance from Walsh College.

Paul Dewison

Managing Director: MetalsPlus Research & Consulting

Paul Dewison is a leading base metals industry consultant, focussing in particular on copper and on downstream markets. He has worked for leading metals consultancies CRU, Brook Hunt, SNL Metals & Mining and BME. In May 2015, Paul formed the company MetalsPlus Research & Consulting. He is best known for his highly granular metals end use research for the International Copper Association and others, mainly on a single client basis.

Wang Yadong

Founder/CEO of Shanghai MarchWIN Consulting Co., Ltd

Wang Yadong is the Founder and CEO of Shanghai MarchWIN Consulting Co., Ltd. since 2002. He has enriched knowledge and experiences in leading market research and analysis of various industries, such as electrical product, home appliances etc. Before establishing MarchWIN, Mr. Wang was investment manager of Internet Startup in Beijing. Mr. Wang Yadong has a bachelor degree in Master of Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University and also a MBA degree from National University of Singapore.

Colin Bennett

Global Manager Market Analysis and Outreach, International Copper Association

A global spokesperson for ICA, Colin is responsible for leading its Market Analysis and Outreach initiative, establishing market intelligence and strategic direction, and managing day-to-day outreach to market commentators in all world regions.

Colin has been in the field of market analysis for most of his career, a specialism he turned to after working at Public Relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies. Before joining ICA, Colin worked at the super-brand company Mintel as Senior Financial Markets Analyst, providing world-leading market intelligence reports. Through the Market Research Society of Great Britain, Colin maintains and improves his specialist skillset.

Georgina Hallett

Chief of Staff, London Metal Exchange

Georgina is the Chief of Staff for the LME, where she plays a central role in the LME's market reform and new strategic initiatives She has been closely involved in the LME's recent market structure discussion paper and resultant Strategic Pathway, the LME's warehouse reform programme, and leads the LME's work on responsible sourcing initiatives. She has worked at the LME since September 2012, initially in research and analytics. Georgina began her career at Euromoney Institutional Investor and has a doctorate in psychology.

Fleming Voetmann

ICA’s Vice President of Public Affairs

Fleming Voetmann is ICA’s Vice President of Public Affairs. He has led ICA’s global Public Affairs and Communication activities since June 2016, including ICA’s portfolio of Health and Environmental issues and its sustainability agenda. Fleming’s team represents the interests of the copper industry in political centers such as Washington D.C., Brussels and Beijing.

Prior to joining ICA, Fleming was Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability at Danfoss, a leading company within innovative and energy efficient solutions for heating and cooling, and Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations at Novozymes, a global leader within biotech.

Fleming holds an MA in communication from Roskilde University, Denmark, is an Executive Scholar from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and holds an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT.