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Lucy Yan Chairman and CEO (director since April 2013)

Ms. Yan has over 20 years of experience in the finance, investment, construction and mining fields. She was an accountant for a large Chinese corporation that was involved in numerous national scale projects within China where she was directly responsible for the corporation’s financial affairs, human resources and administrative work, as well as coordination of internal and external resources to facilitate the company’s operations. Ms. Yan has extensive expertise in the fields of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, building of management teams and corporate governance.

David de Jongh Weill  Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Weill started his professional career with Salomon Brothers in 1983 in derivative products sales and trading. He subsequently became active in proprietary trading for Salomon Brothers in International Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange. Mr. Weill left Salomon in 1989 to develop an international proprietary trading activity with Greenwich Capital Markets.

Thereafter, in 1992, Mr. Weill developed his own fund management activity with funds under management growing to over US$1.2 billion. From 1998, he has focused on private equity investment, predominantly in natural resource and media and technology companies. Mr. Weill has acquired considerable experience in proprietary trading in international financial markets, investment management, corporate finance and corporate governance. Mr. Weill is also a founder and partner ofPatrimoine Partners LLP, a London based corporate finance advisory and investment management firm.

Mr. Weill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, magna cum laude in International Business from the University of Georgia, a Masters of Business Administration from the London Business School, a Masters in Law and Accounting from The London School of Economics and a Masters in Decision Sciences from The London School of Economics. Mr. Weill was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple.

Boubacar Sidibe 

Boubacar Sidibe joined Axmin Inc. in December 2011 and is currently the Country Representative.

He has a background in Information and Computer Technology/Instrumentation engineering and prior to join Axmin Inc., he worked with Avnel Gold Mining Limited, IAMGOLD which provided him with extensive experience and a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of various industries and sectors such as mining projects through all stages of development from exploration, feasibility studies, financing, construction, commissioning and operations.

He has invaluable experience in managing projects, resources, and staff in an effective and efficient manner in challenging environments with over 11 years.