Louis has over 25 years’ experience in business development, promotion and financing in both the public and private sectors. In recent years, he has concentrated on the exploration and mining area where he has founded, promoted and developed several junior mineral exploration companies based mainly on Tanzanian assets. Previous roles include Vice-President of Canadian listed Great Basin Gold (TSX: CBG) whilst other current roles include CEO of Kibo Mining plc (AIM and AltX listed). Louis has tertiary qualifications in law and languages, project management, supply chain management and an MBA from Bond University (Australia) specialising in entrepreneurship and business planning and strategy.
Louis is an experienced project manager with more than 19 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 greenfield mining projects, spending much time in South, Central and East Africa, as well as the Middle East. Other positions he has held include CEO of Mzuri Exploration Services Ltd as well as the executive responsible for project development at TSX, NYSE and JSE listed Great Basin Gold Ltd after completing a stint as mining consultant.
Lukas Marthinus (Tinus) Maree
Tinus is a lawyer by profession. He has served on the boards of a number of public companies including Kibo Mining plc., Goldsource Mines Limited, Africo Resources Limited and Diamondworks Limited that have made significant successful investments in exploration projects in Africa and North America, and has more recently 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.