The highly experienced technical and financial team, has overseen 60+ mine builds and over US$200bn of mining sector transactions, and works in a close and collaborative manner with management teams to deliver optimal results

The Appian Team

JOS HAUMANN

Senior Operating Partner

DESCRIPTION

Jos brings a wealth of mining experience to the Appian team, having been involved in projects ranging from grassroots exploration to bulk sampling and feasibility studies across various commodities in a wide range of geological environments. Prior to joining Appian, Jos was retained as a geologist to the global mining major Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, carrying out project generation on the African continent for base metals, precious metals and precious stones from 2005 until 2009. Prior to working with Vale do Rio Doce, Jos spent 28 years with Rio Tinto Exploration, including eight years as General Manager of Exploration in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. Jos has also served as a director on the boards of a number of Rio Tinto exploration companies operating in Southern Africa. Jos is a fellow member of the Geological Society of South Africa and holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Stellenbosch.

Jos is a Senior Operating Partner of Appian and is also a member of the Investment Committee. He is based in Johannesburg and is responsible for analysing opportunities predominantly from a technical and geological perspective.

Jos and Michael have known each other and worked together since 2006.

MICHAEL W. SCHERB

Founder and CEO

GUILLERMO KAELIN

Managing Partner

TONY REDMAN

Senior Operating Partner

ROBIN MILLS

Senior Operating Partner

JOS HAUMANN

Senior Operating Partner

COLIN PATON

CFO

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining Engineering

GUY DE FREITAS

Principal

KEN BRISEBOIS

Senior VP Resources

MARTIN PAWLITSCHEK

Senior VP Geology

MARCUS SCHOLZ

VP Mining

DAMIEN BRYANT

VP Metallurgy

BENJAMIN MUSTON

Vice President

JP ASALGADO

Senior Mining Engineer

CARLOS LUDOWIEG

Senior Associate

DANIEL ROTTMAN

Investment Associate

CHRISTOPHER LINARES

Investment Associate

HASAN KERMALI

Financial Controller

BARBARA MUEHLEISEN

Executive Assistant

MOYA WOODER

Office Manager

ROMINA ASTE

Executive Assistant