Mehmet Nazif Gűnal

Non-Executive Chairman & Director:

Mr Günal graduated from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, as a civil engineer in 1971 and has an MBA from the same university.

Mr Günal founded his first company in 1976 and is the owner of the MNG Group.  The MNG Group now employs more than 20,000 people and has interests including construction (high-rise buildings, shopping & commercial centres, hotels, resort villages, industrial plants, dams, hydroelectric power plants, irrigation systems, tunnels, roads & highways), railways including high technology metro cars & compatible electrical locomotives manufacturing, energy production & marketing including renewable energy, a domestic and international cargo airline and MAPA Construction, one of largest firms in Turkey.

Serhan Umurhan

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr Umurhan graduated as an electrical and electronic engineer from Cukurova University, Adana.
Mr Umurhan’s experience in the mining industry includes overseeing the construction of four CIL / Heap leach gold mines in Turkey and West Africa.

Serhan previously worked for 7 years at Koza Gold Corporation where he worked as the Assistant General Manager – Technical.  Prior to that Serhan held various positions with Normandy Mining and Newmont Mining Corporation Limited between 2001 and 2005.

Mr Umurhan is the CEO of Avesoro Holdings.

Jean-Guy Martin

Non-Executive Director:

Mr. Martin is a chartered accountant and a certified public accountant (Illinois) with over 35 years experience in the financial reporting, auditing and transaction areas.

Mr. Martin has recently retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) after serving 35 years with the Firm in Canada of which the last 25 years were as a partner. Mr. Martin has advised various multinational companies looking to complete acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Martin has held a number of senior partner positions during his career with PwC. His industry experience spans many market sectors, including mining, energy and utilities, industrial products, and forest and paper. He has assisted numerous international clients, such as Rio Tinto Alcan, Bain Capital, Blackstone, Domtar and Hydro-Québec in several cross-border transactions.