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

MARTIN PAWLITSCHEK

Senior VP Geology

DESCRIPTION

Martin is Senior Vice President of Geology for Appian. He is responsible for undertaking technical due diligence on mining projects, mainly from a geology and resource risk perspective, but with a concurrent focus on exploration upside evaluation. Martin has over 20 years of experience primarily in exploration and resource drilling.

Prior to Appian, Martin served a 11-year tenure with BHP Billiton, where he oversaw numerous exploration programs in Australia, Laos and many countries in Southern and Central Africa. Later in his career with BHP he was responsible for the technical aspects of establishing several new business opportunities in the diamond sector in Botswana, South Africa, Angola and DRC. The Angolan projects resulted in the discovery of several large, diamond-bearing kimberlites. The Botswana and DRC projects produced two separate listed exploration companies which raised significant funds for kimberlite exploration program.

Martin later joined one of the junior companies seeded by BHP and progressed an ambitious diamond exploration program in the DRC. This effort delineated several focussed,  high potential kimberlite indicator mineral anomalies with distinct macro diamond populations. This was followed by a move to Senegal where he was part of a team that fast tracked the Sabodala gold project from an exploration prospect to producing mine over a three year period. He lead the exploration efforts on the company’s regional land package, which resulted in additional high grade mill feed from satellite open pits.

Martin is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Geoscientists, holds an M.Sc. from the University of New South Wales, Australia, a B.Sc. in Applied Geology from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is fluent in English and German and has a working level of French and Spanish.

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