BSc (Eng) (Mining), MBA
Heye is a Namibian-born mining engineer and has 28 years of varied experience in mining and finance. After 10 years in uranium and gold mining in Namibia and West Africa with Rio Tinto, AngloGold and Goldfields, Heye spent the next three years in mining project finance and fund management with Nedbank Capital and Old Mutual Investment Group in South Africa.
Since 2009 he has become a public markets mining entrepreneur with two successful exits (formation, advancement and sale of Auryx Gold Corp. which advanced the Otjikoto gold project in Namibia until selling to B2Gold Corp. for US$160m in 2011, then turn-around and subsequent merger of Ecuador Gold & Copper Corp. with Odin Mining, a Ross Beaty company, to form Lumina Gold Corp.) before founding Osino Resources Corp. with Alan Friedman in 2015 (current market cap of ~C$150m).
Osino started as just an exploration idea and since 2019 has discovered and consolidated ~4moz of gold in Namibia and is in the process of advancing the Twin Hills open pit gold project through permitting, project financing and definitive feasibility to planned construction late in 2023. This would be ~4 years from discovery to mine construction, which is a feat generally unheard of in the mining industry today.
Alan is a South African-trained lawyer and public markets entrepreneur. As a result of being involved with North American public markets for over 20 years, his little black book is brimming with the Who-is-Who in Finance and Acquisitions and he has played an integral role in the financings and go-public transactions for many resource companies onto TSX and AIM. He is also a director of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. Alan is a Co-founder and Director of TSX-V listed Eco (Atlantic) Oil and Gas Ltd., and co-founder of Auryx Gold Corp and Osino Resources.
Marvin brings 40 years of wide-ranging experience in natural resources law to the Osino Board. He is a former Senior Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, one of North America’s largest law firms. Since January 2020 he has been a corporate consultant to private and public companies after retiring from practicing corporate, securities and natural resources law.
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. His dedication to Namibia is also evident in his reputation as an active personal and institutional investor in Namibia.
Margot is a CFA and capital market executive with 25 years of investment experience, managing long-only, long/short and global natural resource strategies. She is the President of Elephant Capital Inc and serves on the board of BTU. Her extensive experience in mining investing includes the management of natural resource mandates at TDAM, where she served as Managing Director, and CPPIB, where she was Senior Portfolio Manager for the Global Materials sector.
Alongside with Osino’s founders Heye Daun and Alan Friedman, David was a director on the Board of Auryx Gold Corp., from inception of the company until the time of its sale to B2 Gold Corp. in 2012. Over three decades, he held a series of senior and executive positions with the Anglo American and De Beers group of companies. He was Chief Operating Officer of AngloGold Ashanti, where he remained as a non-executive Director on the Board after his retirement. In addition, he has held non-executive directorships at Moto Gold Mines, Uranium One, Goliath Gold Mining, Montero Mining and Exploration, and Acacia Mining.
Tony is a qualified CA(SA). After graduating from the University of Natal he completed his articles with Nexia in Cape Town and stayed on as an Audit Manager after completion. In 2008 Tony joined BlueAlpha Investment Management as an equity analyst and later became a portfolio manager managing local and offshore assets. Since 2017 Tony is the Financial Director of Osino’s operating subsidiaries in Namibia.
BSc Geol (Hons)
Dave has 26 years of broad exploration experience in Africa and beyond. He spent his formative years with De Beers and Anglo American including 6 years in Tanzania and Kenya, exploring for gold and base metals. The last 12 years he worked as an independent exploration consultant in exploration, target generation, evaluation and due diligence programs for, among others, Newmont, AngloGold-Ashanti, Silver Bull Resources and Roxgold. Commodities include gold, silver, base metals, uranium, manganese and iron ore. Dave is a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology, and Registered Professional Scientist with the SACNSP.