The Board has a number of committees consisting of certain Directors and Management including an Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee in addition to the Board of Directors. The Directors and Key Management Personnel biographies are set out below:
Klaus Eckhof (Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director)
Mr Eckhof is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience developing mineral deposits throughout the globe including Africa.
Mr Eckhof worked for Mount Edon Gold Mines Ltd as Business Development Manager before it was acquired by Canadian mining company Teck.
In 1994, he founded Spinifex Gold Ltd and Lafayette Mining Ltd, both of which successfully delineated gold and base metal deposits.
In late 2003, Mr Eckhof founded Moto Goldmines which acquired the Moto Gold Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There, Mr Eckhof and his team delineated more than 20 million ounces of gold and delivered a feasibility study within four years from the commencement of exploration. Moto Goldmines was subsequently acquired by Randgold Resources who poured first gold in September 2013.
Mr Beccar Varela is a lawyer with extensive experience advising companies such as ABB, Alstom Power, Vetco Gray Oil & Gas. Mr Varela commenced his mining practice as representative of Placer Dome in Argentina in the late 80′s. In this capacity he participated in the “Bajo del Durazno” and “Cerro Atajo” projects in the province of Catamarca. He joined the Board of Directors of Alphamin Resources in 1997.
Mark Gasson (Non Executive Director, Technical Services Division)
Mr Gasson is a qualified geologist based in Switzerland and has 28 years experience in mining and exploration. He has held senior positions with a number of Australian and international mining companies operating in Africa. His most recent position was Managing Director of Erongo Energy Limited (ASX:ARN) and he was previously the Exploration Manager-East Africa for Gallery Gold Limited and the Executive Director of Exploration for Tiger Resources Limited.
Juan Carlos Del Rio (Non Executive Director)
Currently serves on the board of BASIC RESOURCES AG and ROME RESOURCES LTD. He formerly served as CEO in the ASTROC Group since its IPO and led the group from a USD 900 Mio IPO to its double cross-border M&A USD 20 Bio. While at UBS AG became responsible for Spain and Portugal and directed both countries’ Wealth Management business in the USA. Overlapping his terms at UBS and ASTROC he concurrently served on the Board of The US-Spain Chamber of Commerce. Prior to UBS he was responsible for developing an international new book of business for Merrill Lynch. He was also a pit supervisor on the floor of NYMEX for gold, silver & copper while working for Millenium Futures. Has BBA in Finance from Pace University (New York), a BS in Aerospace Engineering and MS in Financial Engineering from Polytechnic University (New York) and a Diploma of the RCC-Harvard Business School Executive Program (Cambridge).
Tom Borman who is a Chartered Accountant has vast experience in the mining and minerals industry. He served in excess of 11 years with BHP Billiton group in various senior managerial capacities. Subsequently he joined Warrior Coal Investments (Proprietary) Limited, as part of the executive team which established and consolidated the portfolio of assets now constituting the Optimum group of companies subsequently listed on the JSE March 2010. Tom has extensive global business experience, having worked in several countries including South Africa, Kenya, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Tom is an active director of Beacon Rock Corporate Services, a company which provides advisory services to the mining industry. He is also a non-executive director of Metmar Limited, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed commodities trading company.
Ross Doyle was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce in 1991 from the University of Queensland, Australia and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995. Mr Doyle has had several senior roles including 9 years commodities experience at Glencore. Mr Doyle’s extensive commodity, technology and corporate financing experience make him particularly qualified to serve as an Alphamin Resources director.
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