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 Founding Partner and CEO of Appian Capital Advisory and also Chairman of the Investment Committee. Based in London, Michael is responsible for developing and honing Appian’s long term investment strategy, deal sourcing, overseeing the financial team’s execution of transactions, managing core LP relationships and overseeing the Fund.

Prior to founding Appian, Michael started his career in Beijing, structuring foreign investment into China in 2001, followed by joining the JPMorgan London mining team, widely recognized as one of the top teams in the sector where he successfully completed 19 Metals and Mining transactions with a combined transaction value of over $185bn across all spectrums of geographies and commodities. Core clients included BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Xstrata. While there, he noticed how long term capital applied to Metals and Mining could provide a novel source of funding to an industry previously only backed by short term thinking and founded Appian with a view to providing a differentiated source of capital to a long lead time industry.

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.

He holds a B.B.A. in International Business and a M.A. in Finance.

Should you wish to reach Michael, please email his EA, Barbara Muehleisen at bmuehleisen@appiancapitaladvisory.com

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