Mr. Zhimao Ma was appointed as President of Western Potash Corp in April 2017.
Mr. Ma is a senior Engineer and General Manager of Legal and Assets Management Department of China BlueChemical Ltd (CBC). Mr. Ma brings deep potash and fertilizer commercial experience from the sector as well as a sound M&A and analytical background in the potash space, thanks to his over 20 years work experience in China’s large-scale State-owned enterprises in chemical industry.
Mr. Ma's main responsibilities in China Blue include corporate legal affairs，stock equity management，M&A projects both domestic and overseas especially in the Potash field. As the company’s Potash Work Group leader, he was closely involved in one brownfield project cooperation，two potash green-field project tender offers, and tracked several potash green-field projects. Since January 2011, he was in charge of CBC’s strategic investment in Western Potash over the world-class Milestone Project in Saskatchewan, Canada. Before joining CBC, Mr. Ma worked with China National Chemical Construction Corporation (CNCCC) for 16 years, having served as Assistant to General Manager, Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Business Department of CNCCC respectively, where his main duties include management of CNCCC’s over 30 domestic and overseas branches and subsidiaries. Mr. Ma was President of CNCCC Qingdao Corporation between April 2004.4 to April 2006.
Mr. Ma holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master Degree, both in Polymer Science from East China University of Science and Technology.