Fortune is a mining entrepreneur with a strong exploration and development track record, Fortune has played a leading role in the origination, establishment and project development of several junior mining companies in Africa including New Kush Exploration and Mining (Gold in South Sudan), AfriTin Mining (Tin), Bushveld Resources Limited (Iron-Ore), New Horizon Minerals (Iron Ore), Bushveld Platinum Limited (PGMs) and Eagle Resources Limited (Uranium).
As chief executive officer of Bushveld Minerals since its inception, he also serves as a non-executive director of ASX-listed Lemur Resources Limited.
Mikhail is an entrepreneur, business expert and founder of Bushveld Energy. He has strategic and operational experience across four continents and eight African countries. Prior to Bushveld Energy, Mikhail spent six and a half years with McKinsey & Company in Moscow and Johannesburg as an advisor for national governments, utilities and manufacturers on strategy and policy, and also led operational turnarounds in the energy sector. He worked as a banker in the USA and has a deep knowledge of mid-cap funding and has published work on national competitiveness and trade and co-authored McKinsey & Company’s 2015 “Brighter Africa” report on the power sector.
Mikhail holds an MBA from INSEAD from France, an Economics Diploma from the London School of Economics in the UK and two BA degrees in History and in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in the USA.
Prince has over 15 years’ experience in Energy and Mining with a particular focus on Project Development and Mergers & Acquisitions. He has worked in several countries including Zambia, South Africa, India, Singapore and the USA under Shell Oil, Total Petrochemicals, Eskom, Tata Power and Oreport. As Group Head of Tata Power, Prince evaluated over 100 coal assets and over 50 power opportunities in 30 countries. He served on the Board of Directors at Cennergi and the Tsitsikamma and Amakhala Wind Projects. He has led the development of numerous infrastructure projects in sub-Saharan Africa and facilitated transactions worth approximately $1.5 billion in Zambia and South Africa.
Prince holds a BA from the University of Zambia and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the University of Houston.
Bill joined Bushveld Minerals in January 2016 as corporate finance advisor. He currently also holds various management and director positions with other Group companies.
Bill was previously M&A Director at Societe Generale’s London-based metals and mining M&A business, responsible for the European, Indian and Southern African regions. Before Societe Generale, he worked for ABN AMRO Investment Banking London (subsequently the Royal Bank of Scotland) in the metals and mining team. His formative experience in mining corporate finance was with the base metals corporate finance team of Anglo American.
Bill has over 13 years of financial advisory experience in metals and mining corporate finance. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the financial services audit practice of PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Kate joined VMI as a project manager in 2009 having spent 5 years working for Morgan Stanley and then Legg Manson in Product Development and Management in London. Prior to moving to the UK, she worked for Investec Private Bank in Cape Town. Kate manages Corporate Governance & Board Operations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance Support, Project Development & Management as well the Oversight of Mineral Rights at Bushveld Minerals.
She graduated from the University of Natal with a B. Com degree and postgraduate diploma in Finance, Banking and Investment Management.