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Speaker Profile
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Shaun Tang
Global Head of Market Risk
Noble Resources Ltd
Shaun Tang, works for Noble Group as Global Head of Market Risk based in Hong Kong. Noble Group is a market leader in managing the global supply chain of energy, agricultural, and industrial products, and operates from over 100 offices in more than 40 countries. In his current role, Shaun leads a team of risk management professionals to quantify and mitigate the market prices risks embedded in Noble's global commodities supply and trading portfolio as well as assets investment portfolio, and provides strong support for the company's sustainable business growth and ensure the optimal risk/reward decisions being made at different levels of the company.
Prior to Noble, he was Head of Risk Management for China Aviation Oil (Singapore) from 2006-2007, as one of the two management secondees from BP. In that role, he helped the once-troubled oil trading company to revamp its risk management practices and re-emerge in Asian oil trading markets with a strong foundation for the next stage of growth. He also had worked for BP's Integrated Supply and Trading Business Unit in the U.S., Reliant Energy, Enron, Continental Airlines and Vision Energy Consultants in the States in various energy commodities trading risk management related roles.
He holds Masters degrees in Engineering-Economics Systems and Energy & Mineral Economics, respectively, from Stanford University and The University of Texas at Austin in the U.S. ?He is a CFA charter holder and a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
Gene Clark
R. Gene Clark - Dr. Clark has experience in both the trading and analysis of nuclear fuel
markets. For the past 11 years, he has been principal and CEO of TradeTech, a US firm providing
market information and consulting services to the nuclear fuel industry. Prior to this, he spent 5 years
trading in nuclear fuel markets, most recently as Executive Vice President of Globe Nuclear Services
and Supply, a U.S.-Russian joint venture company marketing Russian nuclear fuel, and before that as
Director of Marketing for NUEXCO Asia Limited in Hong Kong. Prior to moving into nuclear fuel
trading, Dr. Clark spent 3 years in nuclear fuel market analysis and consulting, as President of
NUEXCO Information Services. Before that, he worked 9 years in the U.S. Department of Energy, as
Director of Nuclear and Alternate Fuels Division of the Energy Information Administration, and 4
years in the Federal Energy Administration. Dr. Clark currently resides in Chapel Hill, North
B.S., with honors, University of Missouri 1966 (Physics); Ph.D., Iowa State University 1972 (Nuclear

Farzam Kamalabadi
President & Chairman
Future Trends International

Farzam Kamalabadi, a Persian American, born and raised in Iran, educated in Boston, now residing in Shanghai China for over a decade, is one of the very few personalities widely acclaimed both by the Chinese media and also recognized by the China government leadership at large as a true "China Hand" and a leading authority on China.
In 1993, he established Future Trends International (Group) Corporation, a China specialist US Corporation engaged in investment and trade consulting, media relations, government lobbying, and so on. It is recognized as the leader in grassroots government, enterprise, and media relations and networking throughout China.
Kamalabadi has been appointed by nearly twenty municipal and regional governments in China as "Senior Economic Advisor".
A well known figure in the oil and gas and energy sector in China, Farzam Kamalabadi has also served in various capacities for business development or as Senior Advisor to a number of national oil systems such as Oman, Iran, Kuwait, and also China, and has successfully concluded various oil and petrochemical trading deals and projects such as securing oil exploration rights or concessions for specific clients. He is the only foreign personality who is a leader in the two national and also the few provincial private oil and gas associations of China.
Steven C. Wood
Director & Head of Natural Resources
South East Asia Strategic Asset Management Fund (SEASAF)
A seasoned professional with more than 20 years of international experience in the mining and finance industry, Steven Wood has work experience with industry consultants, major mining companies and investment banks across four continents. He has extensive hands-on experience in gold, diamond, platinum, coal and base metal deposit exploration and development throughout Africa, North and South America and Asia. Prior to joining the Advisor, Steven served as Director of Acquisitions and Corporate Finance for Century Mining Corporation ("Century"), a Canadian listed gold mining company in Vancouver. During his tenure, Century made a number of large acquisitions of mining properties, which together with a strong senior management team and favourable conditions led to a tripling of its shareholder value.
Prior to joining Century, Steven was based in the United States with RCF Management ("RCF"). At RCF, as Vice President, Steven managed private equity investments across the global resource sector and was involved in a number of transactions, primarily involving convertible debt and equity recapitalisation deals. Earlier in his career, at Gensec Bank in South Africa, as Senior Manager Investment Banking, Steven was involved in financing mining and resource projects throughout sub Saharan Africa. Later he moved to Europe, where he was instrumental in establishing Gensec's operations in Dublin, Ireland.
Steven holds a bachelors degree in Geophysical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
William Purpura
Managing Partner
GLT Group
Former Governor of COMEX
William Purpura has traded futures and options for 30 years. He is the Managing Partner of GLT Group, a brokerage, proprietary trading and consulting concern. Mr. Purpura became a member of COMEX in 1981 and has been an active participant in a wide variety of exchange functions and committees, including six years as a COMEX Governor. He was instrumental in bringing round-the-clock electronic trading to the COMEX Division metals. He is a registered CTA, member of the NFA, and a director of the National Introducing Brokers Association. In addition, Mr. Purpura has served as a consultant to NYMEX, The Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Rosenthal Collins Group, and trading technology firms. In China and Hong Kong he has conducted trading seminars and is one of eight international advisors to the Shanghai Gold Exchange.
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