Mr. D.Saradhi Rajan, (born 1967) Chief Executive Officer since March 2016.
Mr. Rajan is the founder of the mining firm Legacy Hill Resources. He has worked in the natural resources and energy sectors in corporate operation, as an investor and as a banker. Mr. Rajan was a Senior Vice President at Vedanta Resources Plc. Whilst at Vedanta he led a series of transformational acquisitions and financings across different jurisdictions including the acquisition of Cairn India, Anglo Zinc and iron ore assets in Liberia. Prior to that he was a Principal with a leading emerging markets hedge fund where he was involved in a number of complex acquisitions, financings and restructurings in the mining and energy sectors. He has also worked as an investment banker, latterly as a Managing Director with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and prior to that with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Lazard. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC, has a Bachelor of Commerce from Loyola College and was educated at The Doon School.
Mr. Andrew Malim,
Head, Laiva Mine Development since February 2016
An experienced mining analyst and entrepreneur with over 35 years dedicated to the analysis of mining projects and financing and management of mining companies. He has a strong working knowledge of geology and geologic structures and has been associated with a number of significant mineral discoveries in Canada, Africa, the USSR, the US and China. Mr. Mailm was a founding member of the James Capel mining team and subsequently founded Lion Mining Group, which was associated with Diamondfields (Voisey’s Bay nickel), Delaware Resources (SNIP gold mine), Blackdome Mining (Blackdome gold mine) and First Quantum Copper (Zambian copper). He has been a director of several listed mining companies.
Mr. Nigel Pickett,
Head, Strategy & Business Development since February 2016
Mr. Pickett commenced his working career in mechanical and production engineering. He spent 15 years in the coal-mining sector; 7 years in mechanical engineering on surface and underground installations and 8 years in mineral processing plant management. During this time he worked on several technical and business performance improvement projects including the redevelopment of the last process plant of which he was Plant Manager. He then spent 2 years in R&D developing a new process for the pelletisation of anthracite coal fines. Mr. Pickett has worked for SRK UK, as a Principal Consultant in the Due Diligence Group. In this role, he has led technical and business projects on placer, open pit and underground mines on platinum, diamonds, coal, lignite and phosphate deposits. Nigel has been the Project Leader for Feasibility Studies for mines in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Innovation Audit in Russia, Business and Technical improvement projects in Russia and a confidential review for a possible acquisition in Colombia and of a review of contracting work in Poland. He had a key role in the formation of SRK Kazakhstan. Mr. Pickett is a Chartered Manager, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds an MBA from Cardiff Business School.
Peter Finnäs, (born 1962) Acting General manager the Laiva mine since November 2015, Explorations Manager since January 2006.
Peter Finnäs has many years’ of experience of the mining business and holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in geology and mineralogy. He has previously worked as exploration geologist for Endomines Oy and Kalvinit Oy as well as both mining and exploration geologist for Terra Mining AB. Peter Finnäs lives in Finland and he owns shares in the company.
Peter Kuiper, (born 1961) Development Manager since January 2006.
Peter Kuiper has many years’ of experience of managing and assisting boards in the mining business. He holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in geology and is appointed qualified person by SweMin. He has previously held positions as a board members of TerraMining and Scanor Mining AS. He has also been head of exploration of TerraMining as well as chief technical officer and head of development of ScaMining. Peter Kuiper owns shares in the company.
Mrs. Eva Kaijser (born 1972), Senior Advisor
Ms. Kaijser acts as Senior Advisor to Nordic Mines’ CEO and management. She was previously CEO for Nordic Mines and has altogether some 18 years of experience from the mining industry, whereof 11 years within Boliden in various management position and as part of the Group management. Mrs. Kaijser has also been the CFO of Northland Resources.