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.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Turner, Non-Executive Director:
Simon is based in Cape Town and has spent most of his career in asset management. He currently works for the Salamanca Group which integrates traditional investment and advisory services with a dedicated family office. Salamanca is a shareholder of CASA.