Group management team
Mr. Rangnes was CEO of Lindorff Group AB in the 2010-2014 period. Prior to that Mr. Rangnes served as CEO of EDB Business Partner ASA, now EVRY ASA, in the 2003-2010 period. Prior work experience also includes various positions within the IBM Group (including being Country Manager Norway and serving as member of IBM Nordic’s executive and top management teams).
Head of Strategy and Projects
Mr. Tsolis has eight years of experience from working at Lindorff Group AB, with emphasis on cost improvement. Mr. Tsolis has also previously been a partner in DHT Corporate Services AS and Cardo Partner AS.
Executive Vice President HR
Mrs. Siv Farstad is coming from a temporary HR Executive position in Kommunalbanken. Until May 15th 2015 she was the Senior Executive Vice President HR at Lindorff Group.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Oddgeir Hansen is coming from Chief Operating Officer position in Lindorff Group.
Nickel business area managers
Managing director nickel subsidiaries
Mr. Ranta has more than 15 years of international and commercial experience from publicly listed companies in the natural resources industry (mainly in oil and gas). Mr Ranta worked as CEO for Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd (1996-2001) and later as CEO for Vostok Oil Ltd (2001-2002). Between 2004 and 2009 he was CEO for the gold exploration and production company Central Asia Gold. Since 2009, he has worked as a senior consultant to external clients with focus on Eastern Europe. Recent clients include for example Alpcot Capital management Ltd. He has held directorships on the boards of Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd (1996-2001), North Atlantic Natural Resources (1998-2001), Central Asia Gold AB (2004-2009), Malka Oil AB (2006-2009), Tomsk Refining AB (2007-2011) and Urals Energy Ltd 2012 – 2013. He has a degree in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. Mr. Ranta is a Swedish citizen and resides in Stockholm, Sweden. Shareholdings in NMG:0.
Manager Operations Development
Mr. Carnerud holds a M.Sc. degree in Mining Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. Mr. Carnerud has had a long and varied experience working for the Boliden group of companies. He began his career, in 1970, as a mine engineer at Boliden’s Laisvall mine. He moved on to become Mine Manager at the large Zinkgruvan lead/zinc/silver mine tasked with overseeing the doubling of mine output. He joined new established Boliden trading arm as trader of base metal concentrates. This was followed by the role of Project Executive, Boliden International, in charge of evaluating prospective global mining projects. In 1989, he joined Saudi Company for Precious Metals as Managing Director. A joint venture between Boliden and Petromin, Mr. Carenrud was responsible for establishing SCPM as the first private mining company in Saudi Arabia. Thereafter, his roles at Boliden encompassed business development, marketing and sales, and strategy. As Project Executive, he assessed the potential of mine project investments in CIS countries. He acted as Managing Director Markets in charge of raw material purchases, as well as the sales of Boliden Rönnskär Works metal products including copper, lead, zinc, precious metals and acid. At the end of his career, based at Boliden’s headquarters in Stockholm, he joined the Strategy Team with responsibility for raw materials and metals markets and metal prices.
Ms. Kirves has over 28 years in resource marketing, and has developed a reputation in base metals market research analysis. She specialised in base metals and precious metals market research, competitor analysis and business intelligence for Xstrata Nickel and Falconbridge Limited. Ms. Kirves founded MK Commodities Consulting to provide market research and investor relations support to small cap resource companies and is a recognized speaker at global metals conferences. She holds an MBA from York University in Toronto, Canada and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Investor Relations.
Mr. Ritzén has over 30 years of international mine/mill management in base metals. He received his B. Sc. in Engineering from Technical School of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden. He began his career as a civil engineer at Skanska, a leading global construction company, and then moved on to the Swedish State Power Board as Department Manager overseeing rock excavations for the underground power plants at Vietas, Porjus and Harsprånget. He worked for 14 years in mine management at Boliden Mineral AB including the Aznalcollar and Los Fralies Mines, Spain. In 2000, he was appointed General Manager of Boliden’s Aitik copper-gold open pit mine. From 2006-2008, Mr. Ritzén Chairman of Lundin Mining’s Ozernoe Zinc Project in Russia, responsible for guiding the project through pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to become a six million tonne per year ore mine.