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NewEra Metal Resources appoints former Sibelco executive as a director.

NewEra Metal Resources appoints former Sibelco executive as a director.

22 November 2023 – Cardigan (UK): NewEra Metal Resources Ltd (the “Company” or “NewEra”) is pleased to announce that Mr. Thibault Van Stratum has agreed to join the Company as a Director.

An experienced natural resources executive, Thibault has enjoyed a highly successful career spanning three decades across the Americas, Asia and Europe in the mining and trading of metals and industrial minerals. His significant achievements include driving business growth and value creation, strategic development, and the completion of complex negotiations, principally in emerging markets.

 

 

A solid track record in resources

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, a leading producer of industrial minerals. Here, his senior finance and leadership roles included:

  • CEO Sibelco Asia: managing profit and loss of the Pan Asian region, employing more than 1,700 people, overseeing sales exceeding €300M, and contributing to an EBITDA growth from €2 – 25M. Established a commercial footprint of 28 operations in 12 countries.

  • EVP Strategic Development, Sibelco Group: led the process of defining the group strategy and executed more than 50 M&A transactions across Asia, Eastern Europe, and South America.

Thibault’s operational experience includes a 4-year role as Chairman and CEO at First Bauxite Corporation (Guyana), where he represented 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 the USA to build a global trading platform.

Now as the Managing 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 in a vanadium mine in North Africa.

Mr. Van Stratum previously also held two private directorships: a Singapore based company introducing a novel clean technology to extract metals from complex ores, and a company developing a limestone operation in Vietnam.

NewEra is delighted to welcome Thibault to the team and believes his professional track record will add much value to the Company as it advances its uranium and vanadium portfolio in Argentina and continues due diligence of other critical mineral opportunities in Argentina and Spain.

The Company looks forward to a productive 2024 in Argentina as the new government of President-elect Javier Milei assumes office on 10th December 2023, and as the momentum in the Malargüe energy and mining sector continues to gather pace.

About NewEra

NewEra Metal Resources Ltd, a UK registered natural resources company, is focused on exploration for critical metals. As the leading vanadium explorer in Argentina, the Company has ten vanadium projects over, adjacent, or proximal to former bitumen mines in the Neuquén Basin of central Argentina. Its Argentine portfolio also includes three uranium projects in the Neuquén Basin.

Through its 100% owned Spanish subsidiary, NewEra is evaluating opportunities in Spain.

Martin Jackson

Director

martin.jackson@newera-metal.com

NEWERA METAL RESOURCES Ltd.

www.newera-metal.com

Mobile: + 44 (0)7852514878

 

Martin Jackson
Director
martin.jackson@newera-metal.com

NEWERA METAL RESOURCES Ltd.
www.newera-metal.com
Mobile: + 44 (0)7852514878

 

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