Board of Directors and Senior Management

Christian SchaffalitzkyExecutive Chairman and Managing Director
EurGeol, FIMMM, Pgeo, CEng. 40 years experience in mineral exploration. Founder of CSA international. Numerous discovery credits including Lisheen zinc deposit in Ireland. Also chairman at Kibo Mining Plc.
Dmitry SuschovNon-Executive Director
Commodities trading veteran (primarily various grades of metallurgical and thermal coals) who has successfully built a major Pulverized Coal Injection (PCI) franchise throughout Asia, Europe and America with an annual turnover of up to $100 million, therby accumulating around 2.5% of the global PCI market share. He is also an investment banker with extensive experience in the Russian resources industry having previously worked with IG Capital, MDM Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst&Young as mining & metals leader in corporate finance for Russia and CIS.
Gary FitzgeraldNon-Executive Director
30 years experience in investment management, prior director of Framlington Investment Management.
James NieuwenhuysNon-executive director
James has held senior positions including Chief Operating Officer at Polyus Gold, Russias largest gold miner, and is currently Chief Executive Officer at South African Lesego Platinum Mining Limited. James has an engineering background and has also held senior positions at a number of EPC organisations.
Alexei ChurakovStrategic advisor to the board
Mr. Churakov is a former Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley senior investment banker specialized in the mining sector. He has a background in cross-border M&A transactions operating from Moscow, London and New York. Alexei brings his extensive experience in mining M&A as well as maintaining a hands on approach at operational level.
Alexander SushchevStrategic advisor to the board
Alexander is a metallurgist by background and a former Chief Executive Officer of SMCM (molybdenum and rhenium metals producer) as well as a former manager at Norilsk Nickel.