Directors & Officers

Senior Management Team

Stephan Theron - CEO

  • +18 years of senior management, capital project development and M&A experience within the mining industry.
  • Current CEO of Trigon Metals. Former CEO of Forbes Coal (Buffalo Coal), and director of True Gold Mining.
  • He has structured numerous mining focused investments and has worked on mining projects throughout Africa.

Sékou Konate – Country Manager

  • +22 years as a civil servant working for the Malian Ministry of Public Works and Transportation.
  • + 20 years of experience facilitating exploration and mining activities in Mali; former experience with Golden Shamrock , SEMAFO , OREZONE, Golden Rim and African Gold Group.
  • Former management experience at Direction Nationale des Travaux Publics, Chief Division of Supply Fuel at Petrostock State Company.

Ryan Ptolemy - CFO

  • CPA, CGA, and CFA holder with +15 years of experience in the public and private sectors.
  • He has served as CFO to a number of companies in the mining sector, particularly exploration and development stage companies

Board of Directors

Stan Bharti, P. Eng, M. Eng. - Chairman

  • Professional mining engineer, business consultant, international financier, and seasoned entrepreneur.
  • + 30 years of professional experience in business, finance, markets, and operations.

Bruce Humphrey - Director

  • + 35 years experience working in senior management roles with both junior and senior mining companies.
  • Formerly served as Chairman of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines, President and CEO of Desert Sun Mining, and Senior Vice President and COO of Goldcorp.

John Begeman - Director

  • +35 years of experience as a professional mining engineer.
  • Current Executive Chairman of Premier Gold Mines, director of Yamana Gold Inc. and Aberdeen International.
  • Former President and CEO of Avion Gold, President, CEO and director of Valencia Ventures, COO of Zinifex Canada, VP Western Operations for Goldcorp.

Georges Cohen - Director

  • Chairman and CEO of Robex Resources; with significant corporate and management experience in Cap Gemini Group. Founder of Transiciel and oversaw its integration into Cap Gemini Group. Grenada’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

Marco J. Durante - Director and Founder

  • Substantial past experience with mining companies including Banro Resource Corp. and Lyndex Exploration; focusing on Investor Relations strategies and financing initiatives.

Declan Franzmann, FAuaIMM - Director

  • Professional mining engineer with +23 years experience
  • Former CEO of African Gold Group.
  • Extensive experience in gold mining, with a track record of successful project development and operations.

Stephan Theron - Director

  • + 18 years of extensive management, capital project development and M&A experience within the mining industry. He has structured numerous mining focused investments and has worked on mining projects throughout Africa.