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The Appian Team

K2 MAPASA

Head of Africa

DESCRIPTION

Khathutshelo (“K2”) Mapasa is the Head of Africa for Appian. K2 is based in Johannesburg and is responsible for establishing and strengthening Appian’s relationships in Africa, with the primary objective of sourcing potential investment opportunities that align with Appian’s objectives. His responsibilities include assisting in the due diligence process, the execution of transactions, presentation of the new investment opportunities to the Investment Committee and providing operational oversight with Appian’s portfolio companies in Africa. K2 is also responsible for promoting Appian’s value proposition and increasing its visibility within the continent by leveraging his extensive networks and knowledge of doing business in Africa.

K2 is an Engineer and an experienced executive with over 24 years’ experience in mining, engineering and construction services having held strategic, technical support, operations, and projects positions. He has record of delivering results in business growth, capital raisings, debt restructuring and distressed business management.

Prior to joining Appian, K2 was the CEO of Basil Read Group, a South African based conglomerate which operates in Construction, Mining, Engineering and Property Development Services. He also spent over 14 years in De Beers Group of companies across mining operations roles, technical support, marketing, and executive support.

K2 holds a B.Sc. Engineering (Chemical) degree , from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and completed the Program for Management Development from Harvard Business School, USA. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa and the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He also serves as a non-executive Director in several listed and unlisted companies.

MICHAEL W. SCHERB

Founder and CEO

GUILLERMO KAELIN

Managing Partner

GRAHAM BROWN

Senior Operating Partner

PAUL HARVEY

Senior Operating Partner

WILLIAM LAMB

Senior Operating Partner

MONICA PINTO

Chief Financial Officer

IGOR GONZALES

Chief Operating Officer (technical)

RICHARD JOHNSON

Global Head of Investor Relations

WINTA JARVIS

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

TIMOTHY MISTER

Head of Credit & Royalties

ANTTI GRÖNLUND

Managing Director, Private Equity

IGNACIO BUSTAMANTE

Head of Base Metals

SILVIO LIMA

Head of Corporate Affairs, ESG and Community Engagement

GEOFFREY COHEN

Senior Advisor North America

PETER NICHOLSON

Senior Advisor Australia and Asia

K2 MAPASA

Head of Africa

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining

KEN BRISEBOIS

Director, Mineral Evaluations

ADAM FISHER

Managing Director

YOHAN SANMUGAM

Principal

DAMIEN BRYANT

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

AUGUSTO CHUNG

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

TREVOR KRAWCHYK

Head of Continuous Improvement

RICHARD CLARK

Global Head of Specialty Materials and Processing

BENJAMIN MUSTON

Senior Vice President

JOSÉ MONTOYA

Senior Vice President, Latin America

JEAN LAFLEUR

Senior Consultant, North America

DAVID ALLISON

VP of Operations

MARCUS SCHOLZ

VP Mining

RICHARD HATCHER

Senior Geologist

DARREN PARSONS

Senior Geologist

HECTOR SALAS

Senior Geologist, Mexico

LUCAS SARTO

Project Management Officer

MILOS AMATI

Vice President

TIM O’DONNELL

Vice President

EMMA LEITH

Head of Sustainability, Base Metals

DAVID SACHT

Vice President

DEREK MARLOW

Senior Associate

JÜRGEN UHLMANN

Senior Associate

DANIEL FREIRE

Senior Associate

AIMAN CHBARY

Senior Associate

STEFAN STROBELE

Senior Associate

VICTORIA TWEEDIE

Resource Geologist

NIKKI MIAO

Investment Associate

SEBASTIAN MACIAS BRANDES

Associate (Base Metals)

MARTIN BARAKSO

Investment Analyst

JASON SANTIXIS

Investment Analyst

NEESHAL RAO

Group Financial Controller

ANH LUONG

Fund Controller

HASSAN SALIM

Fund Controller

ADRIANO FAGUNDES

Director, ANRH Cooperatief U.A.

AMABELLE MORAS

Senior Finance Manager

JOSH HAYNES

Corporate Accountant

SANSKRITA MEHTA

Senior Accountant

OUTI NEVALA

Chief of Staff

MOYA WOODER

Office Manager

OLIVIA MCLAREN

Personal Assistant to the CEO

TOM DE NERT

Head of Marketing and Design/Graphics

ROMINA ASTE

Executive Assistant

CIOSA HANRAHAN

Executive Assistant

SANDRA LAMARO

Executive Assistant

ALISON GORDON

Executive Assistant

BETHAN RICHARDS

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant

MEGAN MAHLANGOVE

Administrative Assistant

FELIX LODGE

Executive Assistant