Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari
Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Hon. John Dramani Mahama
Former President of Ghana
Hon. Tiémoko Sangaré
Minister of Mines and Petroleum
Republic of Mali
Hon. Oumarou Idani
Minister of Energy
Mines and Quarries
Hon. Youssouf Abassala
Minister of Mines
Geology and Quarries
Chariman of ASEC Company for Mining "ASCOM"
Partner, Sprott Capital Partners
Head of Gravity and Magnetic Solutions, Getech Group plc.
President, Phoenix Geophysics Ltd.
National Director of Mines & Geology, Senegalese Ministry of Mines
Chief, Africa and the Middle East, USGS Office of International Programs.
Dr Pascal Rey
Chief Executive Officer, INSUCO
Senior Partner, EMEIA Advisory Mining Leader, Member of the EY Global Mining Team, Ernst & Young
Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC
Regional General Manager, West Africa, Teranga Gold Corporation
Ms Lelenta Hawa Baba Ba
Director General of Mining
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
Republic of Mali
Fund Manager - Natural Resources, Legal & General Investment Management
Director and Co-Founder, Core International
Technical Director, Wardell Armstrong International
Ahmed Sekou Keita
Director General, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Republic of Guinea
Mohamed Sidiki Sylla
Managing Partner, Sylla & Partners
Chief Executive Officer, Goviex Uranium
Founder, Wimmer Family Office LLP
Director, Ptolemy Capital
Chief Operations Officer, International Geoscience Services (IGS)
Stephen G. Roman
Chief Executive Officer and President, Global Atomic Corporation
Mohamed Baba Sylla
Deputy Director General, Mining Promotion and Development Center, Republic of Guinea
Dr Penda Diallo
Lecturer in Sustainable Mining, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
Chief Executive Officer, International Council on Mining & Metals
Founder, Africa Risk Consulting
Managing Director, Rocklore Exploration Services
Head of International Business Development – Primary Markets London Stock Exchange Group
Hon. Abubakar Bawa BwariMinister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari was appointed Minister of State for Solid Minerals Development on November 11, 2015. A consummate politician with extensive working experience in both public and private sectors, he began work as a planning officer with the Niger State Ministry of Lands, Survey and Town Planning in 1988 before setting up his own practice, Tropical Design Associates in 1994. His other business interests include Gamji-Tech Aluminium Company, Mercury Nigeria Ltd, Interstate Property Development Company and a dealership with Unipetrol Nigeria. Elected member of the House of Representatives for Suleja/Gurara/Tafa Federal Constituency in 1998, he served as the Chief Whip of the House for 8 years (between1999-2007), becoming the longest serving member of the National Assembly leadership. During this eventful period, he was elected Vice President of the African, Caribbean, Pacific and European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly and Chairman of the planning committee, ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in 2000. In 2004, he was awarded Officer in the Order of Leopold (the highest honour bestowed on a foreigner) by His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium, and in the same year, he received a honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the City University of Los Angeles. Hon Bawa Bwari holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and is a registered member of both the Nigeria Institute of Town Planners and Town Planning Registration Council. Hon. Bwari is widely travelled and enjoys sporting activities (he is known to be an excellent Football Match Commentator). He also enjoys reading and continues to be actively involved in environmental issues and projects that directly impact on the lives of his people.
Hon. John Dramani MahamaFormer President of Ghana
Hon. Tiémoko SangaréMinister of Mines and Petroleum
Republic of Mali
Hon. Oumarou IdaniMinister of Energy
Mines and Quarries
Hon. Youssouf AbassalaMinister of Mines
Geology and Quarries
Fayez GressChariman of ASEC Company for Mining "ASCOM"
Fayez Gress is the Chairman of ASEC Company for Mining “ASCOM”. A trained geologist, Fayez gained his BSc in Geology from the Ain Shams University Cairo in 1978. From university, Fayez began straight as a field geologist for the Arab Swiss Engineering Co. (ASEC), later moving partly into an office role alongside the field work. Between 1995 and 2001, Fayez worked his way up to geology department manager and then technical manager, before assuming the role of managing director in 2001. As MD, Fayez has been in charge of significant growth of the company in the field of mining in a number of Arab and African countries, as well as establishing of the industrial arm of the group ( Ascom for Carbonates ACCM, and Glassrock insulation ).
In 2018 Fayez is the Chairman of the group composed of a number of companies in Mining and Industrial Minerals.
Brock SalierPartner, Sprott Capital Partners
Brock Salier is a publishing research analyst at Sprott Capital Partners, the merchant banking division of asset manager Sprott. Sprott has over US$12bn AUM in the mining and physical metal space, spread between principal early stage investing, private equity, debt, mutual funds and metal and miner ETFs. Brock has worked as a publishing research analyst since 2006, most recently as CEO and Head of Research at GMP Securities Europe. He has a technical background having worked as a mining and exploration geologist in Australia, including time with Placer Dome and Rio Tinto. Dr Salier holds a Ph.D. (Distinction) and BSc (Hons), in economic geology from the University of Western Australia.
Simon CampbellHead of Gravity and Magnetic Solutions, Getech Group plc.
Simon Campbell is the Head of Gravity and Magnetic Solutions as Getech Group plc. His particular focus is the analysis of gravity and magnetic data within integrated geoscience studies to address exploration problems. After graduating in Geophysics from University College Cardiff, he received an MSc in Exploration Geophysics from the University of Leeds in 1991. After joining Getech in 1992, he worked primarily of the development of their integrated gravity and magnetic data sets before specialising in the interpretation of potential fields data within the hydrocarbons and minerals exploration industries. His primary focus has been the integrated analysis of potential field data with supporting geological and geophysical data to reduce interpretation uncertainties. He has in excess of 25 years experience in the use of gravity and magnetic data to address exploration problems on both local and regional scales.
Leo FoxPresident, Phoenix Geophysics Ltd.
Leo Fox was born in England and emigrated to Canada as a boy. He started his career in earth sciences in 1963, working on the underground surveying crew at United Keno Hill Mines, in the Yukon Territory.
From 1963-1969, he worked at underground and surface mining, drilling, and geophysical exploration. He got a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Geophysics from University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1972.
He worked as Computer Programmer and Research Associate at UBC from 1972-1975.
He worked with earth-science related computer systems in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from 1975-1977, then traveled worldwide.
From 1978-1980, he worked for Huntec (Toronto) in worldwide sales of geophysical instrumentation.
In 1980-1981, he completed course work for M.Sc. in Computer Graphics at University of Toronto.
He joined Phoenix Geophysics in 1982; since 1987, he has been President. In 1996, he invented and patented the first GPS-synchronized MT system, which has become a world standard, with thousands of units sold and operated in many countries for exploration and research.
Ousmane CisseNational Director of Mines & Geology, Senegalese Ministry of Mines
Prior to his appointment at the Senegalese Ministry of Mines as the National Director of Mines & Geology, Mr. Ousmane CISSE worked as a Technical Specialist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Project for Capacity Development for Negotiating and Regulating Investment Contracts to strengthen the long-term institutional capacity of some African countries to negotiate contracts and manage related large-scale natural resources investment projects. Mr. CISSE has been involved in many international projects related to the mining sector. He has been selected as a Person Resource by the United Nations Economic Commission of Africa (UNECA) to review the mineral law and policy of some selected West and North African countries, by Oxford Policy Management to review issues and challenges in the design and application of minerals taxation regimes. Also, he served as a National Expert at the Economic Commission for West Africa States to prepare the draft document of the ECOWAS Directive on the Harmonization of Guiding Principles and Policies in the Mining Sector. Mr. CISSE is a Geologist Engineer and also completed an MBA degree in General Management and a Master of Laws – Mineral Law & Policy.
Jeff DoebrichChief, Africa and the Middle East, USGS Office of International Programs.
Jeff Doebrich has been an economic geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for the past 34 years. Jeff received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Colorado School of Mines. His research has focused on a variety of mineral resource issues in the Great Basin of the western United States, in Central Asia, and in the Middle East. In the 1980’s and 1990’s Jeff served two tours of duty with the USGS Saudi Arabian Mission, including one as Mission Chief Scientist. Jeff has coordinated large regional mineral resource assessments in the Great Basin and Central Asia, including initiation of the USGS mineral resource assessment of Afghanistan from 2004-2006. In 2010, Jeff led the overall USGS effort in Iraq, a multidisciplinary effort involving mineral and water resource studies, establishment of an agro-meteorological network, and creation of a national spatial data infrastructure. For 10 years, from 2006 to 2016, Jeff was the Deputy Program Coordinator for the USGS Mineral Resources Program. Since January 2017, Jeff has been the Chief, Africa and the Middle East for the USGS Office of International Programs.
Dr Pascal ReyChief Executive Officer, INSUCO
Agro-economist and holder of a PhD in Development Geography, Pascal Rey has over 18 years experience in Africa, Asia and South America, where he has been working in socio-economic development and development research programmes with scientific Institutes (ICRISAT, CNRS, IFSRA), Funders (WB, Afd, MCC…), Governments (Guinea, Djibouti, Burkina Faso…), international NGOs and mining companies.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of an international social engineering firm, INSUCO, that has gathered in-depth experience of working on social and land management in Africa, as well as in Latin America and Asia. INSUCO Group provides support in mining sector to junior and major firms, Governments and International Funders for managing social impacts and implementation for the development of mining projects in an integrated way.
Pascal combines both field expertise and an up-to-date knowledge of leading issues in the development sector. As associated Researcher at IFSRA (Institute For Social Researches in Africa), his work is regularly published in scientific journals, reviews and books, in particular on issues relating to land rights, natural resource management, CSR in mining sector, resettlement processes and participatory approaches. Along the years, his support and trainings on legal reforms and international standards have been well appreciated by multiple African governments and International Funders. He also gives senior lectures in several Universities in France (La Sorbonne, ISTOM) and in Africa.
Christian MionSenior Partner, EMEIA Advisory Mining Leader, Member of the EY Global Mining Team, Ernst & Young
Christian has been working with EY for more than 23 years. He is a Belgian engineer from Mons University. As a member of the EY Global Mining Team and Mining Advisory Leader for the EMEIA region, he is an expert in emerging markets issues, particularly in Africa. He was Country Managing Partner forGuinea (West Africa) and DRCand is now Co-Manager of the EY initiative to help Australian investments into Africa, with the EY Perth Mining Leader. He is also GCSP (Global Client Service Partner) and CSP (Area Client Service Partner) for numerous mining companies.
His transversal role as a Partner enables him to identify and implement the best approaches and solutions for client issues on the ground, in keeping with the axiom “Think Global, Act Local”. Due to his various roles and responsibilities he is connected with almost all the EY offices in Africa. His main specialty and areas of focus today are “Global Risks Assessment” (and remediation plans) in order to secure investments on the ground.
Christian is a regular lecturer at global mining conventions and events and frequently quoted in the global media on current mining trends.
Simone BrunnerInvestment Officer, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC
Investment Officer, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, IFC Simone Brunner is an Investment Officer in IFC’s Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department, based in London, and covers IFC’s Western European based clients in the natural resources sector. Prior to her current posting, Simone was based in Washington DC. During her 10 years at the institution, Simone has led numerous equity and debt investments in the mining and natural resources sector in emerging markets. Before joining IFC, Simone worked for Citigroup’s investment banking division in New York, structing bond deals and derivative trades to finance public infrastructure projects. Simone has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia University (New York) and a Masters Degree from IE Business School (Madrid).
Aziz SyRegional General Manager, West Africa, Teranga Gold Corporation
Since 2014, Mr. Sy has been an integral member of Teranga Gold’s senior management team, acting as Teranga’s primary government liaison in West Africa and ensuring compliance with the company’s in-country obligations and its corporate code of conduct. Mr. Sy has developed and maintains the long-term strategic plan for Teranga’s community relations and environmental management departments and also supports the company’s strategic growth initiatives, with a particular focus on permitting and lease approvals. Prior to joining Teranga, Mr. Sy served as Vice President Senegal Operations for the Oromin Joint Venture Group (2010-2014), Senior Manager Exploration of Lonmin for West and Central Africa (2007-2010) and Randgold Resources’ Country and Exploration Manager for Senegal (1995-2007). Mr. Sy is a geological engineer with a M.Sc. and MBA from Université du Québec.
Ms Lelenta Hawa Baba BaDirector General of Mining
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
Republic of Mali
Nick StansburyFund Manager - Natural Resources, Legal & General Investment Management
Nick Stansbury is a global equities fund manager at Legal & General Investment Management, with responsibility for global resources with a particular focus on emerging markets. His investment experience is primarily equities and convertible bonds. Prior to working at L&G, Nick was Investment Director – Global Emerging Markets at Standard Life Investments in Edinburgh, and has also investment experience at both hedge funds and boutiques.
Abubakar LawalDirector and Co-Founder, Core International
Abubakar is an International Investment and Trade expert based in London. He has worked for several organizations including; Signet Trading UK as a Sales Associate from 2005-2008, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation from 2010-2011, SOCPP Holdings UK from 2014 – 2016 and Newcastle University from 2017-2018. Abubakar is also Co-founder of Core International and the Project Leader of the I-Mine information sharing and marketing digital platform, an innovative platform being developed by Core International with the support of Newcastle University. Abubakar has consulted for multinational corporations, State Governments, and has organised conferences that seek to promote investment in numerous African countries in collaboration with organizations such as Chatham House, the British Houses of Parliament, the Nigerian Ministry of Mines, and the office of the Senior Special Assistant of the President of Nigeria on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora. He is currently completing research on Mining Investments in Africa at Newcastle University and gearing up to launch the I-Mine digital information sharing and marketing platform within the next quarter.
Mark MoundeTechnical Director, Wardell Armstrong International
Mark has over 20 years of mining experience gained in both the operations and consultancy working environment. Marks’ operational experience is gained from working in Southern Africa where he was employed on the Goldfields of South Africa deep level gold mines. Mark moved across to the underground coal mine of and latterly to the open cast where he held the statutory post of Mine Manager with Anglo Coal. Within the consultancy Mark has been involved and managed consultancy projects that have ranged from Feasibility Studies on industrial minerals and base metals, Pre-Feasibility Study on gold mines and numerous Scoping Study Reports. Mark has acted an Independent Lender’s Engineer and has also signed off Competent Person’s reports. Mark is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and an Associate member of the Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Ahmed Sekou KeitaDirector General, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Republic of Guinea
Mohamed Sidiki SyllaManaging Partner, Sylla & Partners
Mohamed has more that 15 years’ experience in project finance, negotiating mining concession agreements, mining law, taxation and arbitration. Mohamed regularly represents governments and companies on mining and mining infrastructure related transactions. He has represented the Government of Guinea in a number of mining transactions including the USD 20 billion Simandou project.
Beyond the Guinean mining industry, his experience covers the region. As such, a significant part of his practice is focused on assisting in reforming legal and regulatory framework of the mining industry (recently in Chad with the AMDC) or in negotiating mining agreement and capacity building in favor administrative bodies and private companies both in contract negotiations and mining taxation (recently in Cameroon with NRGI). Jeune Afrique ranked him on its list of the 50 most influential lawyers in Francophone Africa for 2017. His works in the extractive sector is recognized by organizations like Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, ACQ Awards.
Daniel MajorChief Executive Officer, Goviex Uranium
Per WimmerFounder, Wimmer Family Office LLP
Per Wimmer (born 1968) is a Danish philanthropist, space advocate, entrepreneur, financier and author.
Wimmer owns and administers his own international corporate financial advisory firm, Wimmer Financial,which he founded on the 50th anniversary of Sputnik day, October 4, 2007. Wimmer Financial specializes in global corporate finance, shares trading, real estate and natural resources. Wimmer is a founding astronaut with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic; held a ticket to be the first astronaut onboard the XCOR Lynx rocketplane (now canceled) and holds a trip to space reservation with Space Adventures. He expects to be the first Danish citizen to enter space on board SpaceShipTwo. However LA-based René Gross Kærskov is also claiming to become the first Danish citizen in space with Virgin Galactic.
In September 2011, Wimmer published the book “Wall Street”, about the bubbles in the financial markets, with anecdotes from his career in the world of global finance. In June 2014 he published his second book “The Green Bubble” in Sweden for the think tank Timbro, which argues there is a bubble within the renewable energy sector. The book has also been published at one of Denmark’s largest publishing houses, Gyldendal.
On Oct 6, 2008, Wimmer participated in a tandem skydive 17.8 miles away from Mount Everest with Ralph Mitchell as tandem master.After six days of trekking, Wimmer & Mitchell flew in a Pilatus Porter airplane to an altitude of 29,500 feet (ca. 9 km), just above Syangboche Airport, free-falling for one minute before opening the parachute and landing at the Drop Zone at 12,350 feet (ca. 4 km).
Wimmer bought a ticket to the Russian submersible Mir 1, in connection with the centennial of the construction and sinking of the Titanic. Mir 1 was supposed to dive to 3.8 km depth to Titanic in July 2012, however the dive never took place.
Matthew GordonDirector, Ptolemy Capital
Matthew is a former merchant banker who has worked extensively across Africa on large scale infrastructure projects. Now however, his family Office, Ptolemy, is focussed on the development of international natural resource, Industrial, manufacturing and technology projects and they actively invest in and back technical operational teams in early stage mining and energy projects. They aim to help create growing and profitable businesses through investment and innovation.
Antony BenhamChief Operations Officer, International Geoscience Services (IGS)
Antony Benham is the Chief Operations Officer for IGS (International Geoscience Services) Limited, an independent commercial company spun out from the British Geological Survey (BGS).
Antony has a First-Class Honours degree in Geology and a Masters degree in Mineral Resources. He has >20 years of experience as a geologist in industry and academia including as a mining and exploration geologist on the Witwatersrand Basin and Bushveld Complex in South Africa, and as a geotechnical engineer in Hong Kong.
He formerly worked at the BGS where he was involved in many international projects including as Project Leader for PGE exploration in the UAE, an artisanal gold mining project in Ghana, and as Deputy Project Leader on a DFID-funded project in Afghanistan from 2004-8. Antony is currently involved in various governmental mineral resource projects in Africa and Central Asia and has recently managed a major three-year project in Afghanistan.
Stephen G. RomanChief Executive Officer and President, Global Atomic Corporation
Mr. Stephen G. Roman, B.A., is a Co-Founder of Global Atomic and serves as Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Roman has been the Chief Executive Officer of Silvermet Inc. since August 2008 and also serves as its President. He has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President at Harte Gold Corp. since January 2009 and serves as its Resource Consultant. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Belo Sun Mining Corp. (formerly Verena Minerals Corp)., from September 1, 2008 to February 26, 2010. He co-founded Global Atomic Fuels Corporation in 2005 and has been its Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President since 2005. Mr. Roman serves as Energy Resource Industry Consultant. He has been involved in all aspects of the resource industry over the past 30 years and has successfully identified, developed, financed and brought into commercial production a number of significant mining and oil and gas projects.
Mohamed Baba SyllaDeputy Director General, Mining Promotion and Development Center, Republic of Guinea
Mohamed Baba SYLLA, B.Eng., M.Eng., holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (Telecommunication) and a master’s degree in computer engineering from Polytechnique Montréal affiliated with Université de Montréal. He holds also a strategic foresight certificate from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in Paris.
From 2002 to 2008, he has been working in Montreal as software engineer and consultant for several companies, including the investment bank Morgan Stanley through Compuware.
From 2008 in 2015, he worked as Senior Consultant in France mainly for CAC 40 companies (Accor, Cap Gemini, T-Systems…) as major Information System project manager and architect.
From 2015 to 2016, Mohamed Baba SYLLA was Chief Operating Officer in Niger in charge of defining and implementing a strategy of transformation and development of one of the leader company of the country.
Since July 2016, Mohamed Baba SYLLA is the Deputy Director-general of the Mining Promotion and Development Center of the Republic of Guinea. He has driven successfully the completion of the modernization of the mining cadaster which now enables an efficient and transparent management of mining titles and authorizations.
Dr Penda DialloLecturer in Sustainable Mining, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
Before joining CSM, Penda was Senior Resilience Advisor at CARE International-UK, providing technical support and project development assistance on resilience building projects in various CARE country programmes including Niger, Nepal, Somaliland, South Sudan, and Haiti. Before joining CARE she was a livelihoods and governance advisor, where she worked on natural resource management projects in Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Cameroon. Previously she had worked as an environmental consultant for AECOM, and in research and communications roles for the Conflict, Security and Development Group in King’s College London, Helen Keller Worldwide in Guinea.
Penda has worked and lived in several developing countries. Her expertise includes, advising different stakeholders on building sustainable community relationships in mining areas, monitoring the resilience aspect of development and humanitarian projects, social impact assessment for the delivery of sustainable natural resource management projects, market analysis, identifying and working with local, national and international institutions, supporting the design of locally appropriate development projects in mineral resource rich countries, and increasing the capacity of local institutions and vulnerable groups to manage their natural resources in a sustainable manner. She also advises different organizations on advocacy, marketing and communication strategies.
Penda holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, School of Social and Political Sciences with a focus on the impact of mining on development and politics.
Tom ButlerChief Executive Officer, International Council on Mining & Metals
Tom Butler became CEO of ICMM in July 2015. Before that, he spent 18 years with the International Finance Corporation (part of the World Bank Group) in the infrastructure and natural resource teams, with much of that time focused on mining and power projects in Africa. From 2011, Tom was IFC’s Global Head of Mining, where he led a multi-disciplinary team of specialists responsible for IFC’s financing of mining exploration and development in emerging market countries, all in accordance with IFC’s environmental and social Performance Standards.
Tom began his career as an officer in the British army. Prior to joining IFC, he was a project manager and engineer with oil and gas industry service companies Technip and Schlumberger. He holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University in the UK, and an MBA from INSEAD in France.
Tara O’ConnorFounder, Africa Risk Consulting
Africa Risk Consulting (ARC) provides political advisory, corporate investigations and due diligence, business intelligence and reputation risk management services. Subscribers to ARC Briefing get country reports on Africa’s political, business and operating environment.
Tara brings to ARC 20 years’ of global risk management experience. Since 2006, ARC’s highly experienced team has delivered over 400 projects on 40 African countries. These include political and strategic advice, pre-investment integrity due diligences as well as more complex cross-border investigations and reputation risk management.
Prior to founding ARC in 2006, ARC Tara headed the Africa departments of two global risk management companies. Born in Zimbabwe, brought up in Zambia, Tara is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, a fellow of the institute of marketing and a member of the Frontier Market’s council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)
Drew CraigManaging Director, Rocklore Exploration Services
Drew specialises in early stage project development and remote exploration as well as GIS, QA/QC and logistics. Having worked with or consulted to a number of Major and Junior mining companies he has developed strong communication skills and a wide range of practical field skills. Drew graduated with Honours in Geology from the University of St Andrews in 1997 and spent time in the Aberdeen oil industry before completing a Master’s degree in Mineral Exploration at the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College (1999). He then spent time working with the British Army before starting Rocklore in 2002, working both independently and as an associate exploration geologist with SRK Exploration Services Limited.
Drew is a Fellow of the Geological Society of London and a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining with registration as a Chartered Engineer. He also provides specialised advice on geology, geospatial intelligence and stabilisation to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces. In his spare time Drew enjoys travel, outdoor sports, rugby, cuisine and supporting charities through participation in ultra-marathon and endurance sports events.
Tom AttenboroughHead of International Business Development – Primary Markets London Stock Exchange Group
Tom joined the Primary Markets team at the London Stock Exchange Group in September 2013, with a focus on large-cap companies and the LSE’s relationships with private equity clients. Since the second half of 2016, Tom has taken on responsibility for business development across our international markets. In this role, Tom advises companies and their owners on the process of going public and life as a listed company on London’s markets.
Prior to joining the LSE, Tom was at Citigroup for over 15 years. Tom was a Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets division, originating, structuring and executing equity and equity-linked transactions across EMEA. He has been involved in a large number of IPOs and follow-on capital raisings over the years, including many involving a London listing. Prior to Citi, Tom worked in Kleinwort Benson’s Equity Capital Markets team from 1994 to 1997.
Tom graduated from Oxford University with a BA (Hons) degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
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