Nana Bompeh Sangmuah
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sangmuah has over 20 years of international mining experience and provides Roscan with strong leadership skills and an extensive knowledge of the mining exploration industry and Capital Markets. Most recently, Nana Bompeh Sangmuah was Managing Director, Equity Research - Metals and Mining for Clarus Securities Inc. During Mr. Sangmuah tenure’s at Clarus, he successfully:
Transitioned Clarus to become of one the leading financial mining institutions;
Attracted institutional capital funds into a number of West African Mining Companies including Endeavour Mining, SEMAFO, Asanko, Cardinal Resources, Perseus Mining, Golden Star Resources, amongst others; and,
Grew the mining capital markets profile and increased overall share trading volume at Clarus.
Prior to Clarus, he held other global equity research roles with Haywood Securities Inc. and Stifel Financial Corp U.S.A. Mr. Sangmuah holds a BSc Hon’s degree in Mining Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, and an MBA from University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management.
Bruce C. Ramsden
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ramsden has over 38 years of finance experience, the last twenty-three (23) of which have been dedicated to the mining sector. He has played a key role in the arranging and execution of U$525M of senior debt and subordinated debt financing through various debt financial institutions and other sources. Prior roles include VP Finance and CFO of the following publicly traded mining companies: Kennady Diamonds Inc., Mountain Province Diamonds, Andean American Gold Corp. and Sinchao Metals Previously and Vaaldiam Mining Inc. He has also held the positions of Director and CFO with Freegold Ventures Ltd., Sierra Minerals Inc., and Heritage Explorations Ltd.
Mr. Ramsden holds a B. Comm. from the University of South Africa and the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (C.I.S) through the UK. He was a member of the Institute of Commercial and Financial Accountants of Southern Africa and is an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Canada and Financial Executives International.
Pascal Van Osta
Vice President - Exploration
Mr. Van Osta has over 30 years of extensive mineral exploration experience throughout West Africa and the Guiana Shield with junior companies exploring for a variety of commodities including gold and base metals. He has been involved in the Morila gold deposit discovery in Mali and development of several projects from exploration through to mine construction stage including Samira Hill in Niger, Agbaou in Ivory Coast and Toroparu-Sona Hill in Guyana. He was previously the Exploration Manager for Sandspring Resources in Guyana and prior to this was with Etruscan Resources/Endeavour Mining working on the West Africa gold projects (Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast).
Mr. Van Osta is EuroGeo and graduated from the Free University of Brussels with a Master’s Degree with Honors in Geological & Mineralogical Sciences.
Mr. Irwin practices securities and corporate/commercial law and has been the President of Irwin Professional Corporation since August, 2006. He advises a number of public companies on a variety of issues including continuous disclosure and regulatory issues; reverse-takeover transactions, initial public offerings and takeover bids. Mr. Irwin also advises boards of directors, including independent committees. Mr. Irwin is a director and/or officer of several public companies including: Seafield Resources Ltd.; Laramide Resources Ltd.; Canada Lithium Corp.; Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. and Ursa Major Minerals Incorporated. Mr. Irwin has served as a member of the independent committees for both Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. and Seafield Resources Ltd.
David Reading, MSc
Mr. Reading has significant expertise in the global gold mining industry with over 40 years’ experience across the fields of exploration, feasibility, project development and mining. He is the former CEO of European Goldfields and Aureus Mining and the former General Manager of African exploration for Randgold Resources. In addition, he was Special advisor to Continental Gold until the recent sale to Zijin Mining for $1.4B and has consulted to various Toronto and London based Mining Groups with assets in the Americas and Africa. Mr. Reading has an MSc in Economic Geology and is a fellow of Institute of Materials, Metals and Mining (IOM3) and the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG).
Mr. Bantsimba is a Consulting Geologist with over 18 years of gold exploration experience in West Africa. He has held positions as a project geologist, senior geologist, project manager, and country exploration manager. Mr. Bantsimba was a former geologist with Iamgold (Diakha deposit discovery (2014) and the Boto deposit discovery (2012)). Mr. Bantsimba holds a M.Sc. from Queen’s University and has completed his Doctoral degree in Applied Geology (internships at IRD).