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

JOSÉ MONTOYA

Vice President, Latin America

DESCRIPTION

José Montoya is Appian’s Vice President for Latin America. José is based in Lima and is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities for the Fund, leading evaluations, deal structuring and executing transactions in the region.

José is a mining engineer and MSc in mineral economics, with 26 years of experience in management, operations and planning for underground and open pit mines, in base metals and gold. He has also hold executive responsibilities for business development and commercial management in the mining industry.

Throughout the course of his career, José gained solid knowledge in mine management, operations, and planning, in conjunction with experience in business development, strategy and finance applied to the mining industry. During his 10 years tenure with Volcan, leading corporate development and performing as a technical manager, Jose was involved in exploration, feasibility studies, reserve definition, planning, budgeting, operations, mine management and financial evaluations.

Prior to joining Volcan, he worked with Votorantim Metais Peru as Manager for Business Development co-leading the acquisitions of Milpo and Atacocha mines and worked at Minera Yanacocha, were he held operational positions.

He holds a MSc. from Colorado School of Mines, a General Management Program from Harvard Business School, and B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the Catholic University, Peru. He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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

WINTA JARVIS

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

GEOFFREY COHEN

Senior Advisor North America

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining Engineering

KEN BRISEBOIS

Director, Mineral Evaluations

ROBERT SENNITT

Senior Advisor Australia

GUY DE FREITAS

Principal

ADAM FISHER

Principal

JOSÉ MONTOYA

Vice President, Latin America

MARTIN PAWLITSCHEK

Senior VP Geology

MARCUS SCHOLZ

VP Mining

DAMIEN BRYANT

VP Metallurgy

RICHARD HATCHER

Senior Geologist

BENJAMIN MUSTON

Vice President

CARLOS LUDOWIEG

Vice President

JP ASALGADO

Mining Engineer

JAMES SCAIFE

Investment Associate

NICOLAS COOKSON

Investment Associate

DANIEL ROTTMAN

Investment Associate

MATTHEW VOKES

Investment Associate

HASAN KERMALI

Financial Controller

BARBARA MUEHLEISEN

Executive Assistant

MOYA WOODER

Office Manager

ROMINA ASTE

Executive Assistant

CIOSA HANRAHAN

Administrative Assistant