Senior Management

Chaarat’s Board and management are deeply invested in the Company and their interests are fully aligned with shareholders. More than 40 per cent of the Company is owned by the management and Chairman with an incentive programme entirely paid in locked-in shares and options.

The Company’s senior management brings global industrial expertise in building mines and managing them, at spotting untapped exploration potential, and at optimising opportunities via cost-effective discovery.

Artem Volynets

Chief Executive Officer

Appointment:  26 March 2018

Artem Volynets

Mr Volynets has more than 20 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and senior corporate management roles.  During this time, he has led private and public transactions worth more than US$30 billion and managed leading businesses in the metals and mining industry.
His M&A, capital markets and executive experience in the mining sector, combined with his global industry and investor connections in Russia and Asia, will be invaluable to progress the Chaarat Project and achieve further growth based on acquisitions in Central Asia and the FSU.
Artem founded ACG Amur Capital Group Ltd which is an advisory and investment management firm in 2014.  He is also an independent director and a member of the Strategy and Budget Committees of PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel.

Chris Eger

Chief Financial Officer

Appointment:  July 2018

Chris Eger

Mr Eger has extensive financial, M&A and commercial expertise in the metals and mining sector, gained over a 20-year career in investment banking, metals trading and private equity. He was previously the chief financial officer of Nyrstar NV, where he played a major role in developing and implementing the Company’s transformation strategy in addition to strengthening the balance sheet. Prior to that, he was M&A director at Trafigura AG and a member of the investment banking group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he worked with metals and mining companies on debt and equity financing and M&A. He also worked as a director in the global metals and mining group at BMO.

Robert D Benbow

Chief Operating Officer

Appointment:  3 July 2018

Robert D Benbow

Mr Benbow’s responsibilities include oversight of the Company’s operations and project development.  During his 45 year career, Mr Benbow has taken three green field gold developments into production, including Alacer Gold Corp.’s Çöpler Gold Mine in Eastern Turkey which has produced over 1 million ounces as one of the lowest cost producers in the world. The Çöpler mine is now moving into development of the refractory ore contained within the deposit.