Denis Alexandrov has served as Chief Executive Officer of Highland Gold’s operating arm, Russdragmet LLC, since January 2016. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Alexandrov held a series of senior positions and board memberships at mining and natural resources companies, most recently as CEO and Director of Auriant Mining AB, a Swedish company focused on gold production in Russia, and as Managing Director at A1 Investment Company and Chief Financial Officer at Arlan Investment Company, both of which had substantial holdings in the mining industry. From 2003 to 2006, Mr Alexandrov worked as Finance Director and board member at Highland Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland (USA) and Far-Eastern State University (Russia), holds an eMBA from the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, and is a chartered accountant (UK).
Roger has been actively involved in the Mining industry for 25 years as a Mine Operator, in Mine Services and in Mineral Exploration. He has been a founding director of a number of private and public mining and mine service companies in Australia. He is currently a Director of NQ Minerals PLC (ISDX) and Ark Mines Ltd (ASX).
Roger has a Science degree with a major in Geology and Geophysics, and also holds a Diploma in Financial Management from the University of New England. He holds a Diploma in Education, and is long-standing Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgists (AIMM), and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr. Baxter is one of the premier graphite experts in world, having helped define three graphite deposits and having built one of only two producing graphite mines in North America. A graphite industry veteran, Mr. Baxter is the only CEO in the graphite development space with demonstrated graphite mining and processing experience. Mr. Baxter has successfully led three battery-ready graphite campaigns that are widely regarded as some of the premier battery-ready graphite programs in the industry. Mr. Baxter holds a degree in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University.
Mr. Gupta is a Professional Geologist (P.Geo.) registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and has experience working with numerous junior exploration and development stage mining companies. Most recently he worked as an equity research analyst covering junior mining companies for Toronto-based financial institutions including Dundee Capital Markets, Fraser Mackenzie and Global Financial where he conducted independent technical due diligence on several exploration and resource development programs throughout North, Central and South America. Previously, Mr. Gupta worked as an exploration geologist for several junior mining companies, and was involved in various aspects of resource exploration, including the planning, preparation, execution and reconciliation of drill programs. Mr. Gupta joined the Company in May 2013 as Director of Corporate Development, and has been serving as the Company’s President & Chief Executive Officer since November 2014.
The Ellis Martin Report is a global investor-based radio resource for the resource sector. We feature industry analysts as well as CEO interviews from across the metals, minerals and energy spectrum. TEMR can be heard in as many as 90 talk radio markets daily in the United States. Our audience is comprised primarily of sophisticated retail investors and fund managers looking at a variety of investment opportunities with a primary focus on publicly traded issuers. These companies typically are listed in the US, Canada and Australia. Through our online venues including the VoiceAmerica Business Channel, iTunes, TuneIn Radio, iheartRadio and YouTube, we have access to an additional 1 million listeners per week. We exist in traditional, online, archival and podcast formats. While our analyst interviews are unbiased and not always sponsored, our business model supports a fee-based interview segment for CEO audio interviews. Our client companies have a fiduciary duty to grow their shareholder base and have elected to attract attention to their stories through our program.
Some of our client sponsors include or have included the Yukon Mining Alliance, Victoria Gold, Silvercorp Metals, Silvercrest Metals, Goldcliff Resource Corp, Alkane Resources, Kootenay Silver, Northern Vertex Mining Corp, Pure Energy Minerals, CanAlaska Uranium, Cruz Capital Corp, BacTech Environmental, Cobalt Tech, Dajin Resources and GoldSource Resources.
The Ellis Martin Report has been in existence since 1999. Ellis Martin is a life-long radio veteran with a news, entertainment/music and agricultural broadcasting background. Originally from both New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ellis has resided in Los Angeles since 1991.
Jean-Christophe is an Executive Director of IDCM Limited and Novatio Capital Limited. Jean-Christophe focusses on the renewable energy sector, with an extensive knowledge of multiple technologies with the renewable sector. Jean-Christophe pioneered the development of the solar debt market and has a unique relationships network with both institutional investors who invest in the sector and sponsors who operate in the sector.
Over the years, Jean-Christophe structured and arranged multiple Solar financing transactions in various format (Listed, unlisted, rated and unrated) and currencies (GBP, EUR and USD).
Jean-Christophe was formerly a member of the DCM team at ABN AMRO and the structured credit origination team within DCM at RBS, responsible for origination and execution of all debt capital products for UK infrastructure clients.
Jean-Christophe has an Advanced Masters degree in financial techniques from ESSEC Business School and an MSc in Economics from Universite Lumiere Lyon II.
Mark has been the chief executive since the incorporation of Randgold, which was founded on his pioneering exploration work in West Africa.
He has subsequently led the company’s growth through the discovery and development of world class assets into a major international gold mining business. Mark has also played a significant part in promoting the emergence of a sustainable mining industry in Africa. A geologist with a PhD from Natal University, South Africa, he has held board positions at a number of global mining companies and is currently the non-executive chairman of Rockwell Diamonds Inc.
Dean O’Keefe has nearly 30 years experience in mining, geology, geostatistics, international consulting group management and running of junior exploration companies. Dean has worked for several mining companies and currently is CEO of Halcyon Mining and Angler Mining. Dean resided in Beijing for more than 10 years and developed the Micromine China and Mongolia businesses for mining consulting and software provision, finishing with over 400 clients, before becoming General Manager of the International business. Dean has signed off JORC and NI43-101 reports and is qualified to run surface operations as unrestricted mine manager and blasting operations. Dean has evaluated more than 100 advanced resource and reserve mineral projects, including sign off as competent person for stock exchanges. Dean has been Director of several exploration and service Companies in Australia and China.
Julian Treger joined Anglo Pacific as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director on 21 October 2013.
Julian has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Harvard University. He began his career working for Lord Rothschild as an in-house corporate financier, managing a portfolio of public and private equity investments before co-founding Active Value Advisors Ltd. to invest in undervalued, predominantly UK-listed companies, where he advised on more than $900m of funds over a 12-year period.
Most recently, he has served as one of the principals of Audley Capital Advisors LLP, an investment advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2005, managing value-orientated, special situations investment strategies through hedge fund and co-investment vehicles, with a principal focus on the natural resources sector.
Nick has been involved in the junior resource sector at all levels for 34 years, during which time has been instrumental in the delivery of major resource projects resulting in nine (9) corporate transactions delivering over five (5) billion dollars to shareholders.
Nick is Managing Director and co-founder of DGR Global Limited, a resource company generator. He is currently CEO of SolGold plc, heading up a tier 1 copper gold porphyry in Ecuador. Nick also sits on the board of Armour Energy, IronRidge Resources, Aus Tin Mining, Dark Horse Resources and Lakes Oil.
Nick was co-founder and served as an Executive Director of Arrow Energy NL until 2004. Arrow Energy was acquired in 2010 by Shell and PetroChina, for a value of approximately $3.5 billion. Nick was founder and Chairman of Waratah Coal Inc. until December 2008 when it was acquired for $130m. He was co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Bow Energy Limited until its takeover by Arrow Energy Pty Ltd in January 2012 for approximately $550 million.
Nick also drove, as CEO, the discovery of the Pooncarie Mineral Sands project for BeMaX Resources prior to its purchase (£350 million) and the generation of the bulk of the asset base for Northern Energy ($250 million). He was a founding director of Orbis Gold which was sold in 2014 for AU$178 million and sub underwrote the refinancing of Ballarat Gold prior to its AU$500 million takeover by Lihir Gold.
Dr Andrew is an exploration geologist with over 15 years’ experience in mineral exploration; primarily focused on project generation, project evaluation and exploration strategy development throughout Asia and Eastern Europe. Andrew has particular expertise in porphyry copper-gold and epithermal gold deposits, but has worked across a diverse range of commodities. He holds a BSc (Hons) from Macquarie University and a PhD from the Centre of Ore Deposits and Exploration Studies at the University of Tasmania. During his time at Ivanhoe Mines and Vale Andrew held various technical and management positions in Mongolia and Indonesia and has been involved in several green fields discoveries. After providing technical and program management for Vale in Indonesia and Mongolia, Andrew joined Xanadu Mines as Chief Geologist leading the gold and base metals project generation and evaluation team in Mongolia. Andrew has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Xanadu Mines since 2016 and prior to that had been Chief Executive Officer.
Willem Middelkoop (Geneva, 1962) is a successful investor, entrepreneur and publicist. At the end of 2008, he gave up his journalistic work as a market commentator for Dutch National TV and started the Commodity Discovery Fund (www.cdfund.com). He also started Amsterdamgold.com in that same year, a web shop for gold and silver bullion, which was sold to the listed Value8 in 2011, after yearly sales grew to over 100 million euro.
He is a member of the Advisory Board of the London based Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and a founding shareholder of Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, a business accelerator program, which started in 2011. Willem is author of several books covering the economy and the history of financial markets with have been published in nine languages. In 2013 he published The Big Reset, his first book in English, which has become a worldwide bestseller. Willem lives with his wife and two sons (11 and 14) in The Netherlands.
Mr. Black lives in Lima, Peru and has 37 years’ experience in the mining industry. Prior to moving to Peru in 2000, Mr. Black was the founder and Managing Director of international mining consulting services group Global Mining Services from 1994 to 2000. In 1996, Mr. Black also founded and was Chairman of OFEX listed AGR Limited with exploration projects in Ghana and Mongolia. In 2002, Mr. Black took control of Chariot Resources Limited as a listed TSXV shell and played a key role in the acquisition of the Mina Justa Copper Project and formation of the Korean joint venture with Chariot Resources. Upon his resignation as Chairman & Executive VP of Chariot Resources in 2006, Mr. Black founded the Peruvian registered Rio Alto S.A.C. In 2009 after successfully negotiating the acquisition of the La Arena Gold Project from Iamgold Corp, Rio Alto was acquired by Mexican Silver Mines and renamed Rio Alto Mining Limited. In 2014, Rio Alto also completed the successful acquisition of Sulliden Gold and the Shahuindo Gold Project for C$300M. Mr. Black, as President & CEO of Rio Alto Mining Limited and his experienced management team built Rio Alto from a C$12M company in 2009 to a C$1.2Bn company in 2015 at the time of the acquisition by Tahoe Resources Inc.
Tom has spent the last ten years working on politics and natural resources in Africa. He is currently a mining reporter at Bloomberg in London where he writes about the mining industry with a particular interest in African resources and the activities of Swiss commodity giant Glencore Plc. Previously, as a political consultant, he advised mining and oil and gas companies on politics and policy issues across the African continent, everywhere from Guinea to Gabon. Most recently he spent two years in the Democratic Republic of Congo with Bloomberg reporting on business, politics and corruption.
Georgy currently holds a position of Director in Investment Department and head of metals and mining team at the Government-backed Russian Far East Investment and Export Agency. Supervised by the deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Mr. Trutnev, the Agency is responsible for development of the Government policy, investment promotion and implementation of state support in the Russian Far East.
Prior to joining the Agency Georgy worked for a large private equity fund with assets under management of more than USD 3 BN where he was responsible for overseas development of nickel and platinum projects. Georgy also has investment banking experience in metals and mining from the largest Russian investment bank VTB Capital.
Georgy holds MA degree in Financial economics and BA degree in International business from Moscow State Institute of International Relations – MGIMO (under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Amelia Fu Xiao is the head of Commodity Markets Strategy at Bank of China International. Ms Fu’s team covers all commodity sectors ranging from base metals, precious metals, energy and agriculture. Her focus is to combine top-down global macro / financial drivers with fundamental analysis to provide investment advice.
She speaks regularly at global conferences and is frequently quoted by media including Bloomberg, Reuters, the FT and the Wall Street Journal.
Before joining BOCI, Ms Fu worked as an economist and a commodity strategist at Deutsche Bank in London. She studied Economics at the London School of Economics and Harvard University
Mick is a mining engineer with 35 years of broad international experience, predominantly in precious and base metals across Asia and Australia. He has been the President and CEO of OceanaGold Corporation since 2011.
In previous roles he was the Executive General Manager of Operations at OZ Minerals responsible for the development of the Prominent Hill copper/gold project in South Australia and General Manager of the Sepon gold/copper project for Oxiana based in Laos. His earlier experience included 10 years in various project development roles in Papua New Guinea and, at the outset of his career, at Mount Isa Mines in operations and design.
Mick holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland, a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, and is a member of both the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors..
Gillian Caldwell is an award-winning executive director, campaigner, social entrepreneur, attorney, author and filmmaker. She is CEO of Global Witness, which campaigns to end the corruption, environmental and human rights abuses driven by natural resource exploitation. She has received many awards including an echoing green fellowship, the Skoll Award, the Schwab Foundation Award, Director’s Fellowship from MIT’s Media Lab and the Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leader Award. Gillian earned her BA from Harvard University and J.D. from Georgetown University.
Ingo Hofmaier is Partner – Metals and Mining at Hannam & Partners, a London-based, natural resource-focused merchant bank. Mr Hofmaier has 18 years’ prior experience in corporate finance, corporate M&A and capital markets advisory across various commodities. Ingo was formerly with Rio Tinto, focusing on JVs and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and with Wienerberger AG, an Austrian diversified heavy industries group, where he was responsible for their Indian expansion and worked in corporate finance and business development. He is a forestry engineer by background, has a MBA and is an INSEAD (Asian International Executive Programme – Shanghai) graduate. He is a CFA charter-holder since 2004. His sector and commodity experience spans fertilizers, bulk commodities, aluminium, energy, base and precious metals.
John MacKenzie has over 25 years of operational and investment experience in the metals and mining sector. He is currently Executive Chairman and founder of Mantos Copper (since 2015), CEO Mining of Audley Capital (since 2014) and non-executive director of KAZ Minerals (since March 2015). John was previously CEO of Anglo American Copper, during which he led the successful turnaround of Collahuasi and Los Bronces, the construction of the US$2.8bn Los Bronces expansion project, and concluded a landmark agreement with communities and the government in Peru. He was also previously CEO of Anglo American’s Zinc Business, leading the operational turnaround of the Lisheen and Black Mountain mines, and GM of Anglo American’s nickel mine and smelter in Venezuela. John was also instrumental in the internationalisation of Anglo American’s coal business, including the acquisition of the Colombian and Australian coal assets.
Pierpaolo Cazzola, Energy and transport analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA). Pierpaolo Cazzola coordinates the work the transport team of the IEA Energy Technology Policy Division in the Directorate of Sustainability, Technology and Outlooks, including the development of the IEA Mobility Model and the coordination of the Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI) of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM). Previously, Pierpaolo worked at the United Nations (as Secretary of the Working Group on Pollution and Energy of the World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations), the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, the Environment Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Energy Statistics Division of the IEA. Pierpaolo received master degrees in aerospace engineering, aeronautics and energy economics from the Polytechnic of Turin, the University of Glasgow and the Institut Françáis du Pétrole.
Stephen de Jong holds 10 years experience in the mining industry and is currently the Chairman of Integra Resources, Director of GFG Resources and CEO of VRify, a Vancouver based tech start-up focused on connecting mining companies to the modern-day investor.
Prior to VRify, in 2012 Stephen was appointed CEO of Integra Gold, a Quebec-focused junior exploration company, and proved to be instrumental in raising over $150M while growing the business from a $10M exploration company through to its $590M sale to Eldorado Gold in July 2017.
Stephen’s influence and passion for helping shape the next generation of exploration and mining was demonstrated in his role as co-creator of Integra’s $1 Million Gold Rush Challenge held in 2016, and as co-host of #DisruptMining 2017, two events focused on accelerating innovation and the adoption of technology across the mining industry.
Stephen was born and raised in BC, has a commerce degree from Royal Roads University and currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and 2 young daughters.
Stephen Withnell is the Managing Director responsible for EMEA Metals & Mining Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs. Stephen joined the firm in 2006, based in London. Prior to 2006, Stephen worked for Citigroup in London and Hong Kong.
Stephen has been focused on resources investment banking for 15 years. He has advised on more than $150bn of M&A and capital markets transactions for BHP Billiton, Anglo American, Boliden, Xstrata, Glencore, Nyrstar, First Quantum Minerals, Vedanta, Zinifex, WMC and several others.
Stephen graduated from Durham University with a First Class Honours Degree in History. He is a Governor of Stonyhurst College and of Westminster Cathedral Choir School. He sits on the Investment Committee of the British Jesuit Province.
George is a portfolio manager and metals and mining specialist in the Commodities & Resources team at Investec Asset Management having joined the firm in 2007.
Prior to this, he was a market analyst for three years at BHP Billiton, working in The Hague and Singapore. He was recruited to BHP Billiton in 2004 from CRU (Commodities Research Unit), an independent metals/chemicals related research company based in London. At CRU, he spent three years in the Carbon Steel team and five years as a Research Manager – Copper, providing in-depth research and forecasts to the industry, banks and hedge funds. George began his career in 1990 in operations at British Steel Strip Products, working for three years in the Tinplate division.
George graduated from the University of Oxford in 1989 with an honours degree in Classics and in 1995 was awarded an MBA from Warwick University.
Amanda Van Dyke is a Mining Equity Specialist for Peterhouse Asset Management, a Peterhouse Capital company. Amanda worked in the diamond industry as a Gemologist before obtaining an MBA and MA International Economics from SDA Bocconi in Milan. Previously she worked in mining equity specialist sales for Dundee, Pareto, and GMP Securities. As Chairman of Women in Mining UK for the last 4 years, Amanda has worked diligently on developing the business case for women in the mining industry, and strived to make WIM UK a significant participant in the on going development of the global mining industry.
Jack Lifton is the CEO for Jack Lifton, LLC and is a consultant, author, and lecturer on the market fundamentals of technology metals. Technology metals is a term that he coined to describe strategic metals whose electronic properties make our technological society possible. These include the rare earths, the platinum group metals, lithium, graphite and most of the rare metals and materials. He is on the technical advisory boards of Elcora Resources, and is also the founding co-principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC. His consulting is done through Jack Lifton, LLC, a consultancy he began in 1999 upon his retirement as the CEO of an OEM automotive supply company specializing in process chemistry and metals trading. Jack Lifton, LLC is a member of the Minor Metals Trade Association and Jack is an advisor to the Malaysian Academy of Science in Kuala Lumpur, and he is a member of that Academy’s Rare Earth Task Force. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is a frequent speaker at both professional and industry events on both the markets for technology metals and materials and on the use of new and newly applied technologies to the extraction, refining and fabrication of rare metals and materials.
I am the Client Development Executive for the MineLens/MineSpans solutions and an Expert in McKinsey’s Basic Materials Practice. I advise decision makers in the basic materials space, including base and precious metals, steel, and steel raw material areas. My areas of expertise and experience include: understanding global metal and mining trends, impact by China on the markets, strategy, mergers & acquisitions, valuation, and activist investing. Previously I was global head of metals and mining research for Bloomberg Intelligence.
Graham Dallas covers the EMEA region for Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, where he’s responsible for both listings and investor business development.
Graham has extensive experience in the debt and equity capital markets of Asia, Europe and North America with a particular emphasis on both the challenges and opportunities presented by cross-border listing. He joined TSX in 2013 and has previously worked for both the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.
Chris is responsible for the Metals & Mining State of the Market reports, and runs the ‘Mining Insight’ training courses. Chris is a Mining Engineer with BSc/PhD from Cardiff University and has extensive practical experience. This includes underground work with Anglo American Corp. in South Africa, consultancy with SRK in Johannesburg and Golder Associates in the U.K., and stockbroking with Schroder Securities in London. Mining experience includes work in Botswana, Malaysia and Turkey. Before joining what is now S&P Global Market Intelligence, Chris was Editorial Director of Aspermont U.K., in charge of the weekly Mining Journal and instrumental in launching the Mines & Money conferences.
Bert Koth is a Director of Denham Capital and brings 16 years of experience to the firm. Bert is responsible for origination, analysis, structuring, and execution of investments in the metals and mining sectors. Prior to joining Denham, Bert worked at ING Barings and Deutsche Bank in their mining corporate finance teams and BHP Billiton in business development. Bert received a graduate degree and a PhD in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics, Austria. He sits on the boards of several entrepreneurial mining ventures in South America, Africa and Australia. Bert speaks English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.
Denham Capital is a leading global energy-focused private equity firm, with offices in Boston, Houston, Short Hills NJ, Sao Paulo and London. With over US$7.3 billion of invested and committed capital, Denham makes direct investments in all segments of the energy and commodities value chain, including oil and gas, mining, timber, power, carbon assets and energy-related infrastructure and services. The firm invests globally, with investments currently in the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and across all parts of the capital structure and all stages of the corporate and asset lifecycle, from development projects to mature, operating businesses. Denham typically targets investments in the US$50 million to US$250 million range. For more information about Denham Capital, visit www.denhamcapital.com. Denham Capital does not provide investment advisory services to the public.
James Turk is the Founder & Lead Director of Goldmoney Inc (TSX:XAU) and co-author of “The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops”. His latest venture is Lend & Borrow Trust Company Ltd., an FCA regulated online peer-to-peer lending platform where customers use gold or silver as collateral to borrow CAD, USD, GBP, EUR or CHF. Follow him on Twitter at @fgmr.
Santiago Angel Urdinola, lawyer at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogota with a Master in information and communication technology at the Universidad Carlos III. Currently he works as President of Colombian Mining Association. In 2012 he worked as the Vice-president of Hydrocarbons and energy at the ANDI (National Business Association of Colombia). In 2008 he assumes the responsibility of General Secretary at the ANDI, where he transformed the Asomineros Chamber and implemented a strategy to attend the challenges of the mining sector.
Neal Froneman was appointed an executive director and CEO of Sibanye on 1 January 2013. He has over 30 years of relevant operational, corporate development and mining industry experience. He was appointed CEO of Aflease Gold Limited (Aflease Gold) in April 2003. Aflease Gold, through a series of reverse take-overs, became Gold One in May 2009. Neal was primarily responsible for the creation of Uranium One Incorporated (Uranium One) from the Aflease Gold uranium assets. During this period, he was CEO of Aflease Gold and Uranium One until his resignation from Uranium One in February 2008. Prior to joining Aflease Gold, Neal held executive and senior management positions at Gold Fields of South Africa Limited, Harmony Gold and JCI Limited. He is also a non-executive director of Delview Three Proprietary Limited, Hi-Zone Traders 116 Proprietary Limited, 17 Perissa Proprietary Limited and Forestry Services Proprietary Limited.