Ulrich Ernst
President and CEO

Ulrich Ernst has worked in the mining sector for more than 40 years. During his extensive career he has managed and led several high-growth companies and has a long track record of success. He has also held several senior positions in public listed companies and worked as a management and financial consultant for years. Mr Ernst holds an MBA from the University of Zurich.

Marco Dazzi

Marco Dazzi holds an MBA from Graduate School of Business Administration Zurich. He has several years of experience in logistics, banking, treasury, taxes, accouting and working in CFO positions. He held various management positions at Lufin Partners AG, Panalpina (in North America and Asia), JCL AG and UBS (in North America and Switzerland).

Morné Moolman
CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and head of Asset ManaGement

Morné Moolman is a seasoned commodity professional with global business experienced gained at Glencore International AG where he was a senior member of the asset management team. He was responsible for the financial, operational and HSEC performance of two subsidiary mines. He is a chartered accountant (South Africa) and member of the Institute of Directors (United Kingdom).

Michael Hingst

Michael Hingst has over 30 years’ experience in mining and commercial activities. He has been the CEO of Goldmining Projects AG since 2009. He has also held a number of senior management positions in other firms and has worked as a financial, administrative and marketing consultant for a number of companies.

Ingo Meyer

Ingo Meyer has over 30 years’ experience in mining and commercial activities. He has held the position of COO and CTO at Goldmining Projects AG since 2009. He has also held several senior positions and acted as a senior marketing consultant for a number of firms.

Paul Schlatter
CDO and CEO Blackstone Resources Chile SpA

Paul Schlatter has extensive experience in the mining sector and has managed projects throughout the exploration, evaluation and production phases. This includes designing and implementing exploration work programmes, obtaining environmental permits and seeing projects through to production. Mr Schlatter graduated in business administration at the University of Gabriela Mistral in Chile and the University St. Gallen. He also studied environmental consultancy at University St. Gallen and EMPA and is an active member of the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers.

Helmut Bornhalm
Investor relations

Helmut Bornhalm has 30 years’ experience in marketing and communications and has held a number of senior management positions in Swiss companies. Helmut holds the designation of Degree of Financial and Stock Advisor (DTV).

Ronald Gröflin
Investment advisor

Ronald Gröflin has held a number of senior investment advisory position across numerous top tier banks over the course of his career. These have included UBS, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and HSBC Private Bank. Ronald holds an MBA from Jacksonville University, Florida and is also a member of the Swiss national golf team.

James Eagle
Communications Director

James Eagle has over 15 years’ experience working in the financial and banking industry. He has worked in London, Geneva and Zurich for a number of top tier firms. He was most recently an Associate Director at Bank Vontobel. James holds a BSc from the University of Bath.

Holger Gritzka
CEO Blackstone Research

Dipl. Ing. Holger Gritzka studied electrical and communications engineering at the Technical University of Dresden. He was the Co-founder and Managing Director of TerraE Holdings and TerraE Engineering GmbH. Prior to that, he was Head of Battery Plant Technologies at thyssenkrupp System Engineering GmbH, Sales Manager at battery cell manufacturer Li-Tec and Head of Sales & Business Development, Central Europe at Marconi Communications GmbH.

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