Ashley Heppenstall is a corporate director with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas and resource sectors. From 2002-2015, Mr. Heppenstall served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director of Lundin Petroleum AB, an oil and gas exploration and production company with core assets in Norway and South East Asia. Early in his career, Mr. Heppenstall worked in the banking sector where he was involved in project financing of oil and resource sector businesses. In 1990, Mr. Heppenstall was a founding director and shareholder of Sceptre Management Limited. In 1998 he was appointed Finance Director of Lundin Oil AB. Following the acquisition of Lundin Oil by Talisman Energy in 2001, Lundin Petroleum was formed and Mr. Heppenstall was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002 until his retirement in 2015. Mr. Heppenstall holds a degree in Mathematics from Durham University.
Mr. Heppenstall is also a director of Africa Energy Corp., Filo Mining Corp., Lundin Gold Inc., International Petroleum Corporation, and Lundin Petroleum AB.
Adam I. Lundin
President, CEO & Director
Mr. Adam Lundin has many years of experience in capital markets and public company management across the natural resources sector. His background includes oil & gas and mining technology, investment advisory, international finance and executive management. He began his career working for several Lundin Group mining companies in various countries before moving into finance where he specialized in institutional equity sales, ultimately becoming co-head of the London office for an international securities firm. In addition to serving as President, CEO and a Director of Josemaria, Mr. Lundin is the Chairman of Filo Mining Corp., and a Director of NGEx Minerals Ltd., Lundin Energy AB and the Lundin Foundation.
Dr. Wodzicki has a doctorate in Geosciences from the University of Arizona and over 30 years of experience in international mineral exploration and corporate management. He has led successful exploration teams throughout the world, and has managed large scale projects from the generative stage through to engineering studies. Teams led by Dr. Wodzicki are responsible for several significant discoveries including Los Helados, Josemaría, Filo del Sol, and El Limon-Guajes. Dr. Wodzicki has worked for the Lundin Group since 2007 and was previously CEO of Filo Mining and Sanu Resources and served as a director of several public companies. He was responsible for the spinout of Filo Mining from NGEx, and is currently a director and technical adviser to Filo Mining.
Mr. Conibear previously served as the CEO and Director of Lundin Mining from 2011 through 2018, Senior VP Corporate Development and Projects of Lundin Mining from 2007 through 2011, a director of NGEx Resources from 2009 through 2016 and the CEO/COO and Director of Tenke Mining Corp. from 1999 through 2007. Mr. Conibear was one of ten founders of Simons Mining Group (Now Amec), where he served as the Manager, Vancouver office and Project Manager from 1994 through 1999. From 1982 through 1994, Mr. Conibear was responsible for project management of a number of projects at Fluor Daniel Wright, including feasibility studies, details design and construction.
Mr. Conibear has more than 35 years of progressively more responsible positions in the resource sector ranging through management of all phases of mine investment including exploration, economic assessments, construction, operations and closure. He has geographic experience for assets in multiple jurisdictions including Africa, Europe, Russia, South and North America and commodity experience including base and precious metals, diamonds, coal and industrial materials.
Ron F. Hochstein
Mr. Hochstein has a wealth of experience in the mining industry. Ron has worked for the Lundin family directly and as a consultant for over twenty years and is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lundin Gold - a near-term gold-producing company whose key asset is the Fruta del Norte gold deposit, in Ecuador. Prior to becoming President and CEO of Lundin Gold, Mr. Hochstein served as President and CEO of Denison Mines Corp. (TSX, NYSE MKT) for seven years. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hochstein was a Project Manager with Simons Mining Group and worked at Noranda Minerals as a metallurgical engineer. Mr. Hochstein has a B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering and an MBA.
Ms. Batruch currently acts as Strategic Sustainability Advisor at Lundin S.A. From 2001 to 2019, Ms. Batruch was the VP Corporate Responsibility at Lundin Energy AB (Nasdaq Stockholm). Ms. Batruch, a citizen of Canada and Switzerland, is a historian and lawyer by training, graduate of the University of Toronto and McGill University, respectively, admitted as barrister and solicitor at the Law Society of Upper Canada.
As VP Corporate Responsibility at Lundin Energy from 2001 – 2019, Ms. Batruch was responsible for Lundin Energy’s sustainability strategy as it related to Anti-Corruption, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Human Rights, Stakeholder Relations, Sustainable Investments and International Initiatives. Ms. Batruch is President of the Board of Ms. the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation. Ms. Batruch is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lundin Foundation (Vancouver) and a member of the Advisory Board of the International Philanthropic Society (Stockholm). She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business (Oxford University Press) and of the Oil Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (online journal).