Board of Directors

Heye Daun
CEO, Co-founder & Director

BSc (Eng) (Mining), MBA
Heye has over 20 years of experience with top-tier mining companies and financial groups. As the former President & CEO of Ecuador Gold & Copper Corp. (“EGX”) he was instrumental in the creation of Lumina Gold Corp. through the C$200m merger of EGX with Odin Mining. He is a co-founder of Auryx Gold Corp. and co-lead Auryx through IPO, capital raising, project development to the C$180m sale to B2 Gold Corp. Prior to that he worked for Nedbank Capital and Old Mutual Investment Group. He spent the first ten years of his career with Rio Tinto, AngloGold-Ashanti and Gold Fields, building and operating mines in Africa.

Alan Friedman
President, Co-founder & Director

Bcom, BProc
Alan is a South African-trained lawyer and public markets entrepreneur. He has been involved with North American public markets for over 15 years and played an integral role in acquisitions, financings and go-public transactions for many resource companies onto TSX and AIM. Alan is a Co-founder and Director of TSX-V listed Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd. and a co-founder of Auryx Gold Corp. He is also a director of the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business.

Eugene Beukman
Director (Independent)

Eugene has been a corporate consultant to public companies in Canada since January 1994, primarily involved in the acquisition of assets and joint ventures. Mr. Beukman graduated from Rand University of Johannesburg, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Law Degree and a Bachelor of Law Honors Postgraduate Degree. In total he has over thirty years’ experience in the acquisition of assets and joint venture agreements. Mr. Beukman is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He is a director and/or officer of public companies trading on the TSX-V and the CSE.

Lazarus Shigwedha
Director (Independent)

Lazarus Shigwedha is a Namibian-born emerging markets and frontier portfolio manager with Investec Asset Management in Cape Town. He has deployed capital into emerging markets over the last 12 years, particularly into cement, infrastructure and resources. He has broad investment experience across sectors such as Banking, FMCG, Telcos and REITS’s in jurisdictions such as Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Namibia, South East Asia and South America. Lazarus is also an active personal and institutional investor in Namibia.

David Hodgson
Director (Independent)

David Hodgson was co-Director alongside with Osino’s founders and officers, Heye Daun and Alan Friedman on the Board of Auryx Gold Corp. (TSX: AYX), from inception of that company until the time of its sale to B2 Gold Corp. in 2012. He formerly held a series of senior and executive positions over three decades with the Anglo American and De Beers group of companies, including the post of Chief Operating Officer of AngloGold Ashanti from November 2001 through to his retirement in April 2005. In addition, he has held non-executive directorships at Moto Gold Mines, Uranium One, Goliath Gold Mining, Montero Mining and Exploration, and Acacia Mining. David is currently a non-executive Director on the Board of AngloGold-Ashanti.