John (Jack) Hamilton
Jack Hamilton is a founder and the Vice President Exploration at Sarama Resources and has 30 years experience as a professional geologist working around the world for international resource companies. Prior to Sarama, he was the Exploration Manager for Moto Goldmines Ltd in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he led the team that discovered the main deposits and resource at the world class +22 million ounce Moto Gold Project (now Kibali Gold).
Jack specialises in precious metal exploration in Birimian, Archean and Proterozoic greenstone belts and has worked and consulted in West, Central and East Africa for the past 20 years with various companies including Barrick Gold Corporation, Echo Bay Mines, Etruscan Resources Inc, Anglo American, Geo Services International and Moto Goldmines Ltd. Whilst at Moto Goldmines he led the exploration team that took the Moto gold deposit from discovery to bankable feasibility before it was sold to Randgold Resources and AngloGold Ashanti in October 2009.
Paul Schmiede is a major shareholder and the Vice President Corporate Development at Sarama Resources Ltd. He is a mining engineer with over 20 years experience in mining and exploration. Prior to joining Sarama in 2010, Paul was Vice President Operations and Project Development at Moto Goldmines Ltd where he managed the pre-feasibility, bankable and definitive feasibility study for the +22 million ounce Democratic Republic of Congo based, Moto Gold Project (now Kibali Gold). Whilst at Moto he also managed the in-country environment and community studies and pre-construction activities. Prior to joining Moto Goldmines, he held senior operational and management positions with Gold Fields Ltd and WMC Resources Ltd where he was responsible for underground and open pit operations as well as project development and planning.
Paul holds a First Class Mine Managers Certificate (Western Australia), a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Lui Evangelista is Sarama’s Chief Financial Officer with thirty years of public company accounting, finance and corporate governance experience. He has more than eighteen years’ experience in the mining industry, of which nine years has been at operational and corporate level with companies operating in Francophone Africa.
Lui held the positions of Group Financial Controller and Acting CFO at Anvil Mining Ltd which operated 3 mines in the DRC. He was an integral part of the senior management team that saw Anvil’s market capitalisation grow from C$100 million in 2005 to C$1.3 billion upon takeover by Minmetals in 2012.
Lui holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.
Guy Scherrer is the Exploration Manager for Sarama Resources Ltd in Mali and Burkina Faso. Guy has over ten years experience working as an exploration geologist in Canada, DRC, Republic of Congo, Guinea, Burkina Faso, and Mali. Guy has worked on a number of advanced exploration projects including the +22 Moz Moto gold project (Moto Goldmines) and the Kalana gold project (Avnel). He has also worked on the start-up of several mineral exploration projects in Africa including Lindian Resources in Guinea and Elemental Minerals in Republic of Congo.
Guy has a Bachelors degree from Laval University (Quebec) in Geology and a Masters degree from the National Institute for Scientific Research (Quebec) in Earth Sciences.