Fredric Bratt - Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bratt has more than 20 years of international and commercial experience from the mining & metals industry (mainly nickel, copper, cobalt, lead, zinc, precious and platinum group metals). He has held the position of CEO since August 2007. He led the company through a $15 million IPO, and subsequent listing on the Oslo Axess Stock Exchange in December 2007. Mr. Bratt worked over eight years for Falconbridge International in Brussels, initially as Manager Raw Materials and later as Director Raw Materials, where he was responsible for acquiring nickel, copper, cobalt and PGM bearing raw materials for the smelter in Sudbury, Canada and the Falconbridge Nikkelverk A/S refinery in Kristiansand, Norway. He was previously employed by Boliden over five years as General Manager for the joint Boliden, Trelleborg and Falconbridge office in Moscow. He has held directorships on the board of Falconbridge International Limited, Barbados (1998-2006) and Falconbridge East Limited, Cyprus (1998-2006). Mr. Bratt is a director on the board of Norrsken Energy Ltd. Mr. Bratt is Swedish and resides in Stockholm, Sweden.
Per Broman - Health, Safety, Environment and Community
Mr. Broman holds a Technical Licentiate in Mineral Processing from the Royal Institute of Technology. His work experience includes responsibilities for research and development at Sala International (now part of Metso Minerals), Boliden Mineral AB (Chief Metallurgist) and Boliden Rännskär smelter (Research Director). From 1982 to 1996, he was responsible for coordinating environmental issues for the mining operations of Boliden Minerals. The assignment was extended to include environmental issues for the Rännskär smelter. In 1988 he was appointed Vice-President, Environment for Boliden Mineral AB and became a member of its Executive Management Board. He was subsequently appointed Director Environment for the Trelleborg Group. From 1996 he worked for Stora Enso, first as Director Environmen,t and then as Senior Vice President. He has chaired several national and international branch committees/working groups, and has served as a liaison delegate to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. He has presented papers at a number of international conferences. In 1992, he was awarded the Säfström gold medal by the Swedish Mining Engineers´ Association for his “contributions to improve the environmental performance of the mining of sulphide ores”. Through his company “per b consult”, Mr. Broman has worked for IGE Nordic as a consultant for the last three years.
Lars Carnerud - Manager Operations Development
Mr. Carnerud holds a M.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Mr. Carnerud has had a long and varied experience working for the Boliden group of companies. He began his career, in 1970, as a mine engineer at Boliden’s Laisvall mine. He moved on to become Mine Manager at the large Zinkgruvan lead/zinc/silver mine tasked with overseeing the doubling of mine output. He joined new established Boliden trading arm as trader of base metal concentrates. This was followed by the role of Project Executive, Boliden International, in charge of evaluating prospective global mining projects. In 1989, he joined Saudi Company for Precious Metals as Managing Director. A joint venture between Boliden and Petromin, Mr. Carenrud was responsible for establishing SCPM as the first private mining company in Saudi Arabia. Thereafter, his roles at Boliden encompassed business development, marketing and sales, and strategy. As Project Executive, he assessed the potential of mine project investments in CIS countries. He acted as Managing Director Markets in charge of raw material purchases, as well as the sales of Boliden Rönnskär Works metal products including copper, lead, zinc, precious metals and acid. At the end of his career, based at Boliden’s headquarters in Stockholm, he joined the Strategy Team with responsibility for raw materials and metals markets and metal prices.
Marja Kirves - Market Research
Ms. Kirves has over 28 years in resource marketing, and has developed a reputation in base metals market research analysis. She specialised in base metals and precious metals market research, competitor analysis and business intelligence for Xstrata Nickel and Falconbridge Limited. Ms. Kirves founded MK Commodities Consulting to provide market research and investor relations support to small cap resource companies and is a recognized speaker at global metals conferences. She holds an MBA from York University in Toronto, Canada and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Investor Relations.
Tom Lundgren - Waste Management
Mr. Lundgren holds a B. Sc. in geology from the University of Lund, and a Ph.D. in Drainage and Land Improvement from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He has more than 40 years of global expertise in engineering geology and environmental protection. His professional background covers a broad field of geological, hydrological and environmental issues accomplished through various missions in Sweden, Norway, Russia, Estonia, North and South America, Africa and Vietnam. Working for the Swedish Geotechnical Institute, he participated in the first attempts to develop the national concepts for covering waste deposits in the early 1980′s. Several of the developing projects under his management, resulted in state manuals regulating waste disposal. Mr. Lundgren has been involved in several remediation projects related to mining wastes and industrial hazardous wastes and contaminated industrial sites. Over the last 22 years, he worked for Terratema AB and Hifab AB, as technical expert, project manager, and international reviewer. Through his company Ambiental, Mr. Lundgren continues to be involved in mine project development.
Rolf Ritzén - Mining
Mr. Ritzén has over 30 years of international mine/mill management in base metals. He received his B. Sc. in Engineering from Technical School of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden. He began his career as a civil engineer at Skanska, a leading global construction company, and then moved on to the Swedish State Power Board as Department Manager overseeing rock excavations for the underground power plants at Vietas, Porjus and Harsprånget. He worked for 14 years in mine management at Boliden Mineral AB including the Aznalcollar and Los Fralies Mines, Spain. In 2000, he was appointed General Manager of Boliden’s Aitik copper-gold open pit mine. From 2006-2008, Mr. Ritzén Chairman of Lundin Mining’s Ozernoe Zinc Project in Russia, responsible for guiding the project through pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to become a six million tonne per year ore mine.
Johan Sjöberg - Chief Geologist
Johan Sjöberg holds a B.Sc. Honours in Geology from Uppsala University in Sweden. He has over 8 years in gold and base metals exploration and project geology. He began his career in 2004 with Dragon Mining Sweden AB, as Mine Geologist and was later involved in near mine exploration, drilling campaigns, resource estimation and generation of geological models. In 2010 he joined Wiking Mineral AB as Project Geologist for Northern Sweden, where he managed drill programs including deep exploration, and implemented improved database and QAQC protocols. Johan Sjöberg joined Nickel Mountain AB as Chief Geologist in October 2012.