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
MICHAEL W. SCHERB
Founder and CEO
Michael is the Founder and CEO of Appian Capital Advisory. He chairs the Partners Board and is also Chairman of the Investment Committee. Splitting his time across our sites, Michael has a global role with responsibility for developing and honing Appian’s long term investment strategy, deal sourcing, overseeing the financial team’s execution of transactions, portfolio management, managing core LP relationships and overseeing the Fund.
Michael has overseen the development of Appian into a leading Private Equity investor in the Metals and Mining sector, and seeks to continuously hone the investment strategy for the Fund to remain ahead of the industry.
Originally from Austria and Singapore, Michael has lived in 8 cities around the world and started his career ~20 years ago structuring foreign investment into China, before joining JPMorgan’s Metals and Mining team where he worked on ~US$185billion worth of Metals and Mining transactions across M&A, equity and debt.
He holds a B.B.A. in International Business and a M.A. in Finance.
Michael is the recipient of the prestigious Financial News Top 40 under 40 Private Equity Leaders Award.
Michael was recently voted in the top 35 of Mining’s Most Influential people for 2021 according to Mining Journal.
Michael is also Chairman of the Trustees of the Appian Way Charitable Foundation which has created over 11,000 jobs indirectly in parts of Africa and Latin America.
Should you wish to reach Michael, please email his EA, Olivia Mieszala at [email protected].
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