Louis Coetzee, BA, MBA, Age 54
Chief Executive Officer
Louis Coetzee has 25 years’ experience in business development, promotion and financing in both the public and private sector. In recent years he has concentrated on the exploration and mining area where he has founded, promoted and developed a number of junior mineral exploration companies based mainly on Tanzanian assets. Louis has tertiary qualifications in law and languages, project management, supply chain management and a MBA from Bond University (Australia) specializing in entrepreneurship and business planning and strategy. He has worked in various project management and business development roles mostly in the mining industry throughout his career. Between 2007 and 2009, Louis held the position of Vice-President, Business Development with Canadian listed Great Basin Gold (TSX: CBG).
Lukas Marthinus Maree, BLC, LLB, Age 56
Chief Legal Officer
Tinus Maree is a lawyer by profession. He has served on the boards of a number of public companies including Goldsource Mines Limited, Africo Resources Limited and Diamondworks Limited that have made significant successful investments in exploration projects in Africa and North America. More recently, he has served as the CEO of private investment companies Rusaf Gold Limited and Mzuri Capital Group Limited, both of which have successfully developed and sold mineral projects in Russia and Tanzania in the last seven years. He was also a founder principal of River Group, Designated Advisors to the Listing of Kibo on the JSE, and was responsible for its Canadian office until his retirement from the group in 2013 to pursue personal interests.
Louis Scheepers, Age 61
Chief Operating Officer
Louis is an experienced project manager with more than eighteen years’ experience of practical project development and execution in the mining and extractive industry. He has gained valuable experience in mineral exploration, feasibility studies and greenfields mining projects, spending much time in South, Central and East Africa, as well as the Middle East. Prior to teaming with the AIM traded Kibo Energy PLC as Chief Operations Officer, he held the position of CEO, Mzuri Exploration Services Ltd (“MXS”), as well as the Executive responsible for Project Development at the TSX, NYSE and JSE listed Great Basin Gold Ltd after completing a stint as Mining Consultant.
Pieter Krügel, BCompt (Hons) Accounting Science, CA (SA), Age 33
Chief Financial Officer
Pieter has held senior financial, managerial and executive level posts for over 13 years in small to mid-sized companies internationally. He has significant experience working within the UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Africa with specific reference to the energy and resources industries. Further to this, he has extensive transactional experience, including fund raisings, corporate restructuring, financial controls and planning, economic analysis, IFRS reporting, and strategic planning. Pieter is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and also hold a BCom degree in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and a BCompt Honours degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa (Unisa).