CASA management has a strong technical background in African gold exploration as well as extensive corporate and financial knowledge of the exploration and mining industry. The Casa Mining management team has a track record and proven ability to operate in Africa, particularly in DRC, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See below for biographies.
Michael Foster, Executive Chairman:
Michael is a graduate geologist from St Andrews University in Scotland with a MBA in Business Administration from London Business School. He has over 35 years experience of all aspects of the mining industry, including exploration, mine development, operations and finance in a variety of commodities.
Jonathan de Thierry, Executive Director:
Jonathan is a geologist with almost 20 years of specific experience within the African resource sector, as a geologist, mining equity analyst, corporate financier and company founder and director. He was founder and CEO of Copperbelt Minerals Ltd, a company which discovered a deposit with >5Mt contained oxide copper in DRC.
David Chen, Non-Executive Director:
David is the founder and managing director of Huashan Capital, a corporate investment advisory firm focusing on cross border M&A in the resources sector. He is based in Shanghai and as well as being a shareholder in CASA he represents our significant Asian shareholding on the Board.
Nick von Schirnding, Non-Executive Director: Nick has over 25 years' experience in the mining sector. He is Chairman of Ortac Resources. He was CEO of Asia Resource Minerals plc, a FTSE listed mining company. Prior to this Nick was a senior executive with Anglo American and De Beers.
Vasillios Carellas, Non-Executive Director:
Vassilios is a geologist and CEO of Ortac Resources Ltd. Prior to joining Ortac, he was MD of Kryso Resources plc, a company that he founded and listed on AIM in 2004. He has worked in various positions ranging from Chief Geologist through to General Manager of mining operations.
Ajay Sewraz, Non-Executive Director:
Ajay is CEO of SG Financial Services Limited, a company regulated by the Mauritian Financial Services Commission and CASA’s corporate secretary. He has 20 years’ experience of auditing, accounting and financial services.
Uma Gujadhur, Non-Executive Director:
Uma is Chief Operating Officer of SG Financial Services Limited, based in Mauritius. She has worked in the financial services and banking sectors for 25 years.