Managing director of the Global Natural Resources Fund from 2000 to 2003. Prior to July 2000, he was director of the Oil, Gas and Mining Department of the International Finance Corporation. His experience in corporate and project finance with UBS, IFC and the World Bank extends over 30 years, most of them in the minerals business and in Africa. Now an independent consultant and a promoter of mining and energy investments. He is also a director of CellMark AB of Sweden, the world's largest independent marketer of forest products. Appointed a director in February 1998 and chairman in November 2004.
Chief executive since the incorporation of Randgold, which was founded on his pioneering exploration work in West Africa. Has subsequently led the company's growth through the discovery and development of world-class assets into a major gold mining business with a market capitalisation of more than US$7 billion. Has also played a significant part in promoting the emergence of a sustainable mining industry in Africa. A geologist with a PhD from Natal University, South Africa, has held board positions at a number of global mining companies and is currently a non- executive director of Rockwell Resources International.
Joined Randgold as chief financial officer and financial director in July 2007 but had been associated with the company since its inception, initially as part of its management team involved in listing the company on the LSE in 1997, and subsequently as an advisor. A chartered accountant, he was a managing director and the New York-based head of metals and mining for the Americas in the global investment banking division of HSBC before taking up his new position at Randgold. At HSBC he led or was involved in a wide range of major mining industry transactions, including Randgold's Nasdaq listing, and subsequent equity offerings.
Started working for the Coca-Cola Company as a field representative in the USA in 1966 and advanced steadily through the organisation, becoming chief executive of Coca- Cola Amatil in Australia in 1994, a position he held until 1998. Under his leadership, Coca-Cola Amatil grew into the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world. Now based in San Antonio, Texas, he serves on the boards of a number of US companies. Became a director of Randgold in May 2006.
Co-head of banking and a managing director of NM Rothschild, chairman of Rothschild Bank International in the Channel Islands and serves on a number of other boards and committees of the Rothschild Group, which he joined in 1989. A BSc (Econ) graduate from the London School of Economics, he served as a non-executive director of the Merchant Bank of Central Africa from 2001 to 2008. Was appointed to the Randgold board in November 2008.
A professor and head of the Department of Mining Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, USA, he began his professional career as a mining engineer at Homestake Mining Co (now Barrick Gold Corporation) and was the technical services manager when he left for academia in 1992. With a PhD in Mining Engineering and an ME in Geostatistics he has been involved in numerous research and consulting projects worldwide, also serving on the board of directors of the Society of Mining, Exploration and Metallurgy in the USA for six years and chairing other professional societies that support the mining industry. He joined the Randgold board in January 2010.
Currently the managing partner of One Stone Energy Partners, a private equity fund focused on the oil and gas industry, he was previously a partner at Compass Advisers, a transatlantic strategic advisory and private investment firm, and before that head of the energy department of Schroder & Co Inc. He holds an MBA from Harvard and a BA from Middlebury College, and his experience in corporate finance, especially in the natural resources sector, extends over more than 30 years. Joined the Randgold board in 1997.
A graduate in mineral resources engineering from the Ecole des Mines in Paris, he holds an MBA and a PhD in economics and finance from the University of Chicago. He started his career as a mining engineer in Haiti and subsequently spent 23 years in the World Bank Group in Washington DC, the bulk of these at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) where his last position was that of director of global financial markets. Subsequently he was director of the Office of President at the African Development Bank. He was the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Institution from 2005 to 2009, and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the African University of Science and Technology. Was appointed to the Randgold board in May 2006.
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