MANAGEMENT TEAM

DIDIER FOHLEN

Chief Executive Officer

Didier has an engineering degree from the School of Geology and Mines, Nancy, France. He has 38 years’ experience in natural resources, energy and geoscience including senior management positions in project finance, exploration, mine development, operations and closure/rehabilitation. and setting up junior explorers. This included 15 years in the World Bank Group/IFC mining group working in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Russia, three years with Areva Mines, managing new projects in Canada, Niger and Namibia as well as historical mines in the US and France. Over the last 7 years, he held various top positions in Lydian International, and was Founder then Executive Director of Tethyan Resources. Didier created SustainRisk 2 years ago and has worked for over a year in Laos assisting an investor to undertake an exploration programme various due diligence assignments in South America, Europe and Africa. He has about 5 years working experience in Laos.

PAUL BURRELL

Chief Geologist

Paul is an Australian expat geologist with +30 years’ continuous experience in mineral exploration, project generation and management, in Australia, South America and Southeast Asia. His commodity experience includes PGMs, Au, base metals & industrial minerals. Paul is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (RPGeo) with the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a Competent Person for precious & base metals in deposit types including porphyry/epithermal and sediment-hosted. He has worked in Laos since 2011, initially managing district exploration for MMG Limited at Sepon Mine then in 2017 establishing Savan Resources, a Lao-owned exploration consulting company.

CHANTHAVIPHONE (CHAN) MOUANMANY 

Finance & Investor Relations Executive

Chan holds Bachelor degrees in Business Administration, Finance & Banking and an MBA (Vientiane, with Australian curriculum).  She has 16 years broad experience on a variety of assignments related to financial and human resources management in the education, utilities (Electricite du Laos) and travel industry.  Chan has extensive knowledge in finance management, human capital strategy, human resources operations and cross-border personnel management and has worked in small and large companies as well as with Government agencies, supervising accounting and financial work in the private sector.  She has a proven track record in implementing corporate policies and developing leadership. Chan’s role is to oversee the financial function in Annamite as well as taking full charge of investor relations. 

KHACHONESIN (TIC) SITHIPHONG 

Business Development Executive

Tic holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Engineering and Computer Science (San Diego) and a Diploma of Business Management (Phoenix).  Since returning to Laos in 2006, he has worked in managerial roles in tourism, project development and management (including contracts for Phu Bia Mining) and most recently in tourism as a business owner.  Tic has excellent communication skills in Lao, Thai & English, with a proven record of exceeding corporate goals and maneuvering ahead of time constraints.  Key role is leveraging his extensive local network of contractors and tenement holders to bring high quality projects to the discussion table. Tic’s role is to develop a pipeline of quality projects for Annamite and support building relationships with Government officials.