© 2019 by Euro Manganese Inc.

 
CORPORATE OVERVIEW

Euro Manganese Inc. (EMN on TSX-V and ASX) is a Canadian public company exclusively focused on the development of a new high purity manganese production facility, based on the recycling of a tailings deposit located in the Czech Republic. 

With the development of the Chvaletice Manganese Project in the heart of Europe, we aim to establish a reliable producer of very high purity electrolytic manganese and manganese sulfate to satisfy the needs of sophisticated producers of lithium-ion battery precursor materials, as well as specialty steel and aluminum alloys.

EMN’s Management and Board of Directors are led by strong teams of highly-experienced executives with a broad and complimentary range of skills. We are committed to advancing the Chvaletice Manganese Project in an effective, efficient and prudent manner while adhering to the very best practices in corporate governance, application of technology, environmental excellence and social integration. Our goal is to develop a state-of-the-art, commercially-viable and environmentally sustainable business enterprise at Chvaletice – one that is highly respected and valued by local communities and its customers.

Our activities in the Czech Republic are conducted through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Mangan Chvaletice sro, which holds a 100% interest to the Chvaletice Manganese Project.

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MANAGEMENT & DIRECTORS
The management and directors of Euro Manganese Inc. have combined experience of over 300 years in project planning and development, geology, metallurgy, engineering, environmental planning and permitting, project finance, commodities marketing and corporate development. This veteran team brings together competencies and perspectives that are crucial for tackling the complexities of developing a project such as the Chvaletice Manganese Project, while meeting the demanding social and environmental standards of the Czech Republic and the European Union. 

 

Our success depends on the talent, dedication and cohesion of our management team, along with that of the many engineers, metallurgists, geoscientists, environmental scientists, financial experts, legal advisors and administrators who work with us

 
MANAGEMENT
Marco Romero - President & CEO, Director
Marco Romero is an entrepreneur with over 39 years of experience in the technical services, mining and construction materials industries. He has held leadership roles in exploration, mine planning and operations, permitting and finance, as well as project and corporate development. He co-founded several Canadian companies, including Eldorado Gold, Polaris Materials, Delta Gold, and Euro Manganese. He has received several international, national and regional awards for achievements in corporate social responsibility and environmental excellence. 
Pierre Massé - VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer
For the last 35 years, Pierre Massé has held senior financial positions as a controller, Vice President Finance or CFO with several Canadian private and public exploration and mining companies, including Equinox Resources Ltd., Pan American Silver Corp. and Eldorado Gold Corporation. Between 1998 and 2015, he held similar positions in Vancouver with various entities within the Ivanhoe Capital group of companies, including thirteen years with Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., formerly known as Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. Pierre earned a mining engineering degree from McGill University in 1973, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1976 and as a Chartered Financial Analyst in 1995.
 
Fausto Taddei - VP Corporate Development and Corporate Secretary
For more than thirty years, Fausto Taddei has held senior financial executive positions, primarily with development and operating public companies in the mining and resource industries.  These include roles as chief financial officer of Nevsun Resources Ltd., Aura Minerals Inc. and Western Canadian Coal Corp.  He has been involved in the copper, gold and bulk commodities business, with multiple mining operations, responsible for financing, treasury functions, off-take arrangements, tax planning and public company reporting and governance matters.   Fausto earned his B.Comm. degree from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and qualified as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) in 1985.
 
Jan Votava - Managing Director Mangan Chvaletice sro, and Director, Euro Manganese Inc.
Jan Votava is a highly skilled and respected Czech engineer and executive leader who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering. For 17 years, he held various managerial roles at LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest construction materials company. These roles included Head of Transformation Team for Europe, Technical Director for Central Europe, Executive Chairman and Managing Director for the Czech Republic, and he oversaw, among other activities, quarrying and cement production. He also recently played a leadership role with the team that constructed a €250 million cement plant in Hungary for Lafarge using Chinese technology, equipment, engineering and construction companies, and he led the team in optimizing and developing the operation. He is now responsible for leading EMN’s activities in the Czech Republic, for its organizational and reputational development, as well as for Project permitting and development.
Thomas Glück - Vice President, Project Development
Thomas Glück has a 35-year track record of successful development and operation of production facilities in the mining and chemicals processing industries.  For 23 years he undertook various development, management and leadership roles for Manganese Metal Company, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, the world’s leading producer of high purity, selenium-free EMM.  He holds a B.Sc. and PhD in Chemical Engineering for high purity manganese oxide development from the University of the Witwatersrand.  He has managed the strategic manganese development program of a significant base metal project for Baja Mining that included extensive laboratory and pilot scale test work for manganese and cobalt electrowinning. In 2013, Thomas started a Canadian-based consulting company that specializes in the implementation of best practices in project, process, product and systems development for entrepreneurial companies in the resource and other sectors. Thomas is based in Vancouver, Canada. 
Wenling Sun - Strategic Director, China
Wenling Sun is a highly experienced mining industry professional with an 18-year track record in China, covering mining project development, metal trading, pricing and trade structure, as well as project management and financing. She managed the development of the first bio-heap copper and nickel leaching projects in China. She also played a key role in several international mine and process plant developments. Until joining EMN, Mme. Sun ran an active consulting practice, advising international clients on the procurement of Chinese technology, equipment and services. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Renmin University of China. She divides her time between Europe and China.
Klaus Acker - Vice President, Manganese Markets
Klaus Acker is a prominent and highly experienced metal sales and trading professional with 28 years of experience in European metal markets. He has extensive manganese trading and sales agent history, representing some of the world’s leading EMM producers. Most recently, he was Vice President, Ferro Alloys, for Traxys SA, one of Europe’s leading electrolytic manganese metal dealers. Klaus is based in Germany.
Gary Nordin - Chief Geologist
Gary Nordin is a leading exploration geologist with a long and storied history of identifying, evaluating and developing successful mining projects around the world, including the Refugio Mine, La Colorada Mine, Kisladag Mine and the Orca Sand Quarry. During the last 40 years, Mr. Nordin has been a co-founder and director of several public companies including Bema Gold, Eldorado Gold, Polaris Materials, Orestone Mining, Nevada Pacific Gold, Delta Gold and Galileo Minerals. 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Roman Shklanka - Chairman
Dr. Roman Shklanka is a geologist, mine finder and company builder who was instrumental in several important discoveries across the world. His corporate development experience includes Chairman, Director and co-founder of Sutton Resources, Canico Resource Corp, Polaris Materials, International Barytex, Kobex Resources, Delta Gold and Pacific Imperial Mines. He previously held various senior exploration positions with Placer Dome more than 20 years, including VP Exploration. He was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2009.
Marco Romero - President & CEO, Director
Marco Romero is an entrepreneur with over 39 years of experience in the technical services, mining and construction materials industries. He has held leadership roles in exploration, mine planning and operations, permitting and finance, as well as project and corporate development. He co-founded several Canadian companies, including Eldorado Gold, Polaris Materials, Delta Gold, and Euro Manganese. He has received several international, national and regional awards for achievements in corporate social responsibility and environmental excellence. 
Jan Votava - Managing Director Mangan Chvaletice sro, and Director, Euro Manganese Inc.
Jan Votava is a highly skilled and respected Czech engineer and executive leader who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering. For 17 years, he held various managerial roles at LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest construction materials company. These roles included Head of Transformation Team for Europe, Technical Director for Central Europe, Executive Chairman and Managing Director for the Czech Republic, and he oversaw, among other activities, quarrying and cement production. He also recently played a leadership role with the team that constructed a €250 million cement plant in Hungary for Lafarge using Chinese technology, equipment, engineering and construction companies, and he led the team in optimizing and developing the operation. He is now responsible for leading EMN’s activities in the Czech Republic, for its organizational and reputational development, as well as for Project permitting and development.
Dr. David Dreisinger - Director
Dr. David Dreisinger is a Professor and Chairholder of the Industrial Research Chair in Hydrometallurgy at the University of British Columbia. He has published over 300 papers and is co-inventor of 21 U.S. patents for work in hydrometallurgical research. He runs an active international consulting practice focused on various major hydrometallurgical projects and plants. His previous experience includes director positions at PolyMet Mining, Search Minerals, LeadFX and officer positions with Camrova Resources, Clifton Star Resources and South American Silver.
Gregory P. Martyr - Director
Greg Martyr became a director of the Company in March 2018.  He is an experienced resource industry banker, advisor and corporate executive. Mr. Martyr has over 30 years’ experience in resources investment banking and corporate finance, as well as the management of international mining companies.  Since 2017, he has served as Executive Director of Carbon Fibre Development Technologies Pty Ltd., a company manufacturing carbon fibre industrial scale products using mass production robotics. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Martyr was a Managing Director with Standard Chartered Bank ultimately as the Global Head of Advisory, Mining and Metals. From 2005 until its 2011 acquisition by Standard Chartered Bank, he was a partner with Gryphon Partners, a boutique resource advisory firm.  From 1994 to 2003, he was employed in several executive roles by Normandy Mining Ltd., including President, Americas. Prior to that he held positions with Deutsche Bank and Morgan Grenfell. Mr. Martyr obtained a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, Australia.   
Harvey McLeod - Director
Harvey McLeod is a geotechnical engineer and a leader in the evolution and development of mine tailings management over a 40-year career, with work on over 100 tailings dams in over 20 countries. He is chairman of the ICOLD subcommittee on tailings dams and active in the Canadian Dam Association. He is currently Vice President, Strategic Marketing for Klohn Crippen Berger. In April 2017, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
Daniel Rosický - Director
Daniel Rosický is a senior partner at PRK Partners, a leading Czech corporate law firm. He specializes in real estate and inbound foreign investment law, including resource development. Daniel was born in the Czech Republic and educated in Canada. He has been practicing law for 23 years and is fluent in English and Czech. He is an attorney at law of the Czech Bar Association and is also admitted to the Bar in Ontario, Canada.
John Webster - Director
John Webster is a senior finance professional who spent over 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers until his retirement in 2014. His former roles include BC Managing Partner, Assurance Leader in Romania and head of the firm’s mining practice in Canada. He has extensive experience as audit partner and advising private and listed clients, and he has valuable international experience with mine development projects. He is currently a director of Eldorado Gold Corporation.