Since the early 1970’s Wogen has conducted its business through Wogen Resources Ltd (based in London) and Wogen Pacific Ltd (based in Hong Kong). In the mid 2000’s we set up a Chinese wholly- owned subsidiary, Wogen Metal Commercial (Shanghai) Limited with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou which conducts domestic trade in China in RMB – something still not many foreign companies can do. In 2009, Wogen Resources South Africa Ltd was incorporated as a trading company in order to purchase raw materials from the region. For decades Wogen has had a representative office in Moscow and more recently (in December 2011), our Russian domestic trading company ‘Wogen Metals LLC’ was incorporated, advantageously equipped to buy and sell in local currency. In June 2012, Wogen Mining Industry and Trade Limited in Istanbul was incorporated for domestic trading in Turkey.
Whilst Wogen Resources and Wogen Pacific are our flagship trading companies, the ultimate holding company and supervisory board is Sanctuary Partners Ltd with Peter Watkins as Chairman and Allan Kerr and Tony Shearer as Non-Executive Directors providing a wealth of experience from decades of Wogen’s history.
The last three years in particular has seen the company focus on the transition of knowledge from the older generation to the younger as the company prepares with gusto for the years ahead. John Craig has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Damian Brousse as Managing Director Trading and Alex Williams as Managing Director Sales and Marketing all of whom are Directors of Sanctuary Partners Limited and Adam Greenwood as Company Secretary.