Yuan Gao

Yuan Gao, Lead Independent Director and Chair, Governance and Nomination Committee

Dr. Yuan Gao is a director. He joined the Board in October 2023 and served as Director of Old LAC from September 2019 to October 2023. He was the Vice Chairman of the board of Qinghai Taifeng Pulead Lithium-Energy Technology Co. Ltd, a leading producer of cathodes for lithium-ion batteries, from September 2019 to May 2023, having served as President and CEO from May 2014 to September 2019. Previously, Yuan served as Vice President at Molycorp Inc., and as Global Marketing Director and Technology Manager at FMC Corporation (USA). Yuan holds a BSc from the University of Science and Technology of China, and a PhD in Physics from the University of British Columbia. He has also completed Executive Education at The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.