NM Africa Consultancy LLC is led by a highly experienced team of mining professionals with significant expertise in the international mining and resource development sector with strong Africa-wide knowledge and a reputation as responsible operators.
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Chairman
Nash Merchenz has extensive experience in natural resources sector in
Africa. He has successfully obtained licenses and concluded mineral
exploration and exploitation agreements in the entire EAC, SADC region,
Ethiopia and most of the CEMAC and ECOWAS regions. Under the auspices
of Exploration Services, he provided consultancy to prospective exploration
companies and has acted in significant capacities for a number of start-ups
that have subsequently listed on AIM and TSX-V. Mr Nash maintains a
number of other interests in start-ups which include Anglo African Agriculture
that recently acquired the East Africa based business of Dynamic Intertrade,
as well as Agriminco Inc. A TSX-V listed Agricultural developer in Africa.
Chief Operating Officer
John Malomba is a mining professional with in excess of 35 years’ of
experience in mining engineering gained at both open pit as well as
underground operations across Africa with companies like Shanta Gold, First
Quantum Minerals and Anglo American. Mr Malomba has significant
experience in mine planning and production management of a range of
metallic ores and non-metallic minerals as well as supervising large mining
operations. In addition, Mr Malomba has significant experience in conducting
preliminary studies on mineral projects across Africa.
Non-Executive Director and Finance Consultant
Russel qualified as a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) in 1989, after
serving articles with Price Waterhouse in Johannesburg. After leaving the
profession in 1991, Russel took up senior financial roles within a number of
JSE listed South African companies. Subsequently, Russel was appointed as
CEO of the largest specialist telecommunications group in South Africa before
taking on a director role at a private equity investment group involved in
energy and natural resources. Russel has extensive experience in Southern
African and international listed entity reporting, rules and regulations,
corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, specialist financing,
strategic planning and group reporting planning and structuring. Russel has
been involved in auditing, group reporting, budgeting and forecasting,
systems implementations and restructuring.
A qualified metallurgical engineer with in excess of 30 years’ of experience in
mining and process engineering. Mr tambwe has authored a number of
international papers on mining and process technology and is a speaker at
international mining conferences.
Mr Bretz is a seasoned geologist with 27 years of experience in lithium, rare
earth elements and as well precious and base metals. In the 1990s, Mr Bretz
was involved in the discovery and development of several gold deposits and
major gold anomalies in West Africa. Mr Bretz has a degree in Geology,
Economic Geology and Petrology from the Technical University of Munich.
Senior Resource Geologist
Mr Gerald has 27 years’ experience in geology and resource geology,
primarily in the Southern African mining industry. He holds an Honours
Degree in Geology from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a
Competent Person in gold exploration.