Mr Cooper joined Chaarat with more than 30 years’ experience in the metals and mining industry spanning operations, projects, restructuring and culture change. Immediately prior to joining Chaarat, Darin was Head of Mining at Fusion Capital, a Swiss investment firm, where he was responsible for due diligence of potential projects, assessment of early stage exploration projects, and development of capital and operating plans for proven development assets. Darin held senior roles at Nyrstar, the global multi-metals business, from 2012-2017, latterly as Vice President, Zinc Smelting. He has also served as COO of Talvivaara Mining Company (Finland) where he worked with the Finnish government, creditors and investors to secure financing options during their restructuring. Darin started his career at the Rio Tinto-Zinc Corporation. He obtained a BEng in Metallurgy from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and an MBA from the Open University Business School, Great Britain.