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

ZETTI GAVELAN

Vice President of Operations

DESCRIPTION

Zetti is Vice President of Operations for Appian Capital Advisory LLP, based in London and responsible for overseeing Appian’s operations portfolio.

Zetti has 27 years of hands-on experience in precious and base metals mining at world-class operations and projects covering a wide variety of technical, operational, and managerial roles from project development to fully operational stages. His experience includes advanced exploration, mine development, operational readiness, mine construction, operations management, business modelling, and SHEC management.

Prior to joining Appian, Zetti served as Vice President of Operations for MMG at Las Bambas, a world-class porphyry–skarn type deposit and one of the largest copper mines in the world. Prior to that, he was General Manager at Nexa’s Cerro Lindo, a world-class volcanogenetic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit type. Cerro Lindo is the largest Peruvian underground mine as well as one of the largest zinc mines in the world, a best-in-class operation, which includes the use of seawater through a desalination plant and drystack tailings disposal. Before Nexa, Zetti worked for Yamana Gold as Technical Services Director in Argentina and Brazil, and prior to that he held various management and engineering roles with Barrick Gold for almost 18 years, latterly as Operations General Manager at the Lagunas Norte mine in Peru and the Veladero mine in Argentina.

Zetti is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy as well as Director of the Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mining, Geological and Geophysical Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining from The National University of San Marcos in Lima-Peru.  He is fluent in Spanish and English, and he also has basic French and Portuguese.

MICHAEL W. SCHERB

Founder and CEO

GUILLERMO KAELIN

Managing Partner

TONY REDMAN

Senior Operating 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

GEOFFREY COHEN

Senior Advisor North America

ROBERT SENNITT

Senior Advisor Australia

RALPH PENNER

Director of Mining

KEN BRISEBOIS

Director, Mineral Evaluations

ADAM FISHER

Principal

PAUL SCHAFFER

Senior Vice President

DAMIEN BRYANT

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

AUGUSTO CHUNG

Director, Processing and Metallurgy

BENJAMIN MUSTON

Senior Vice President

JOSÉ MONTOYA

Vice President, Latin America

MARCUS SCHOLZ

VP Mining

RICHARD HATCHER

Senior Geologist

JASON DANKOWSKI

Senior Geologist

ZETTI GAVELAN

Vice President of Operations

FERNANDO LAVADO

Senior Associate / Corporate Development in Residence

DEREK MARLOW

Senior Associate / Corporate Development in Residence

AMAURY BERZIN

Senior Associate

DAVID SACHT

Investment Associate

JAKUB SKRZYNECKI

Investment Associate

TOM BARROW

Investment Associate

MOYA WOODER

Office Manager

JAYLLEA WISCHHOFF

Corporate Accountant

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