Our Team

Richard Van Gonda - CEO & Founder
Paula Georgina Paizes - Managing Director
Georgii Speakman - SVP Marketing
Dr Ajay K Agrawal - Managing Director, Europe


Advisory Board
Dr Ajay K Agrawal
Rolene Markson
Kjeld Thygesen
Dr Fredrik Verkroost

Kjeld Thygesen

Kjeld is a graduate of the University of Natal in South Africa and has 30 years experience as a resources analyst and fund manager. He joined African Selection Trust in 1970, reseaching and managing a portfolio of South African mining companies. In 1972 he joined James Capel and Co. in London in 1972 as part of their highly rated gold and mining research team, and subsequently became manager of N M Rothschild & Sons’ commodities and Natural Resources Department in 1979. In 1987 he became an executive director of N M Rothschild International Asset management Limited, before co-founding Lion Resource Management Limited, a specialist investment manager in the mining and natural resources sector, in 1989. Kjeld has been a director of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd since 2001 and served as Investment Director for Resources Investment Trust PLC from 2002 – 2006.

Kjeld resides in London and brings a wealth of experience in the natural resources sector as a fund manager, advisor and investor.


seahorse Los Angeles New York London Sydney