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International commercial and technical expertise in energy and minerals, supplemented by strong trade connections in the energy and chemical industries of Argentina, Brazil and Chile.

Martin Jackson


Martin founded the Company in 2016 to focus on critical metals exploration. As a geologist with 35 years of exploration and project management experience, he has worked in various roles and commodities in Africa, Australia, and South America. Following work in Witwatersrand gold mining and diamond exploration in South Africa and Venezuela, Martin completed post-graduate research on the mineral potential of part of the western Cordillera of northern Peru, with an emphasis on the alteration and geochemical signatures of sediment-hosted, porphyry and epithermal precious- and base metal deposits. He consulted on several projects in Australia, before returning to South America in 2006 to work in base metals, critical metals, diamonds, gold, iron, and uranium. 

Martin holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology and Chemistry, a MSc in Remote Sensing with GIS and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).

Guillermo Wild


Guillermo has more than 25 years of international experience in corporate and government relations, including 7 years at the British Embassy in Montevideo. He has represented and acted on behalf of renowned multinational companies developing their business and operations in Latin America. Since 2007 Guillermo’s consultancy has offered a comprehensive commercial service including advice on legal and tax issues, business development, problem solving and marketing and trade with a focus on Latin America with studies and experience in lobbying and public relations. 

Guillermo graduated in International Commerce from Universidad Catolica, Montevideo, and has attended various courses/seminars/workshops at the London School of Economics and in the UK Department of Trade and Industry.

Thibault Van Stratum


Thibault is an experienced natural resources executive whose 30-year career has included significant achievements in business growth, strategic development, and complex negotiations, principally in emerging markets. Following a brief term at Ernst and Young as a Junior Auditor and International Tax Consultant, Mr Van Stratum enjoyed a successful 20-year career at the Sibelco group. Here, his finance and leadership roles included EVP Strategic Development for M&A transactions across Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America, and CEO Sibelco Asia, where in 5 years he contributed to an EBITDA growth from €2 – 25M and established a commercial footprint of 28 operations in 12 countries.

At First Bauxite Corporation (Guyana), he served as CEO and Chairman, representing the interests of the private equity group Resource Capital Funds (RCF). He managed the commencement of bauxite mining, negotiated the acquisition of two large plants in the USA and advanced partnerships in India, Spain, and USA to build a global trading platform.

Now as the Manging Director of Stratum Ventures his focus is private equity including buy and sell side M&A advisory, assisting junior mining companies with their growth and strategic development, as well as selective mining investments, including vanadium.

Mr. Van Stratum graduated in 1990 with a Master’s degree in Business Engineering from the Solvay School of Economics and Management, Brussels.


The Company will ensure that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is fully integrated into long-term business strategies to add value. The ESG agenda includes:
Vocational training
Carbon footprint
Engagement with local government​
Promote and encourage initiatives

Carbon footprint

Conduct all exploration, development and production activities in an environmentally friendly manner by reducing the carbon footprint wherever possible.

Vocational training

Local job creation and student vocational training.

Engagement with local government

Engagement with local government and communities, and through open and transparent communication work together for a sustainable long-term future.

Promote and encourage initiatives

Promote and encourage initiatives such as environmentally sensitive projects, education in the recycling of waste materials generated from mining activities, training in new technologies / entrepreneurial skills, and community participation in environmental monitoring, e.g., water.