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

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Michael is the Founder and CEO of Appian Capital Advisory and also Chairman of the Investment Committee. Splitting his time across Appian’s sites, Michael has a global role with responsibility for developing and honing Appian’s long-term investment strategy, deal sourcing, overseeing Appian’s execution of transactions, portfolio company CEO engagement, managing core investor 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 J.P. Morgan’s Metals and Mining team where he worked on ~US$185 billion worth of Metals and Mining transactions across M&A, equity and debt.

He holds a M.Fin. from the European School of Economics and a B.B.A. in International Business.

Michael is a recipient of the 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.

Michael is also a Director of the General Partner and Investment Advisor, Appian Capital Advisory LLP.

 

Should you wish to reach Michael, please email his EA, Julie Ann Porter at [email protected].

For all media enquiries, please contact Charles O’Brien at Finsbury at [email protected] or +44 7825 043656

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

GEOFFREY COHEN

Senior Advisor North America

PETER NICHOLSON

Senior Advisor Australia and Asia

JULIANA MARRECO

Co-Head of Clean Energy Solutions

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining

KEN BRISEBOIS

Director, Mineral Evaluations

ADAM FISHER

Principal

PAUL SCHAFFER

Principal

DAMIEN BRYANT

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

AUGUSTO CHUNG

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

BENJAMIN MUSTON

Senior Vice President

JOSÉ MONTOYA

Vice President, Latin America

JEAN LAFLEUR

Senior Consultant, North America

MARCUS SCHOLZ

VP Mining

RICHARD HATCHER

Senior Geologist

DARREN PARSONS

Senior Geologist

MILOS AMATI

Vice President

DEREK MARLOW

Senior Associate / Corporate Development in Residence

CHRISTOPHER LINK

Senior Associate / Corporate Development in Residence

DAVID SACHT

Senior Associate

TOM BARROW

Investment Associate

STEFAN STROBELE

Investment Associate

RACHEL MCKAY

Senior Financial Controller

ANH LUONG

Fund Controller

JULIE ANN PORTER

Executive Assistant

MOYA WOODER

Office Manager

TOM DE NERT

Head of Marketing and Design/Graphics

ROMINA ASTE

Executive Assistant

CIOSA HANRAHAN

Executive Assistant

SANDRA LAMARO

Executive Assistant

BETHAN RICHARDS

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant