Director, EPC & Project Delivery
Former CFO of Toronto-listed Silver Bear Resources, building the Mangazeisky silver mine in Far East Russia, responsible for transformation from exploration into production company, building project and operations team, implementation of internal and project control systems, managing third-party technical consultants. Founder of two exploration companies (Suriname and Ivory Coast), building in-country exploration teams, managing operational activities, raising financing. Worked for 12 years in Natural Resources investment banking (ABN AMRO and BMO Capital Markets), extensive debt and equity capital markets experience and a large network of investor contacts. MSc Mining Engineering, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), FT Non-Executive Director Diploma (UK).
Best practice project management in Russian mining context
Setting up a project management organisation with clear responsibilities