Peter Deneen is a director of EV-Metals Resources, a consulting & investment advisory group based in Hong Kong, focusing mainly on upstream supply of cobalt and other metals used in making electric vehicle batteries and other energy storage devices.
Prior to founding EV-Metals in October 2017, Peter was Senior Vice President in charge of trading and overseas assets at Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd, a HK-listed subsidiary of Chinese mining conglomerate Jinchuan Group. In addition to covering cobalt, copper and other base metals, Peter served on the board of Metorex Limited, an African mining company with operating copper and cobalt mines in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Peter has worked in and around the metals industry of China for more than 25 years, formerly based in Beijing as Chief Representative of Cometals, a division of Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC), and later headed up Samsung America’s global alumina team, a major supplier to the Chinese aluminium industry. Peter was also a former board member, and Director of Sales at Erdmin, Mongolia’s only refined copper and wire rod producer.
Peter holds a Masters Degree in International Management (M.I.M.) from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), and an undergraduate degree in China Studies from Hampshire College in Amherst MA. Peter speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.