Douwe van Hees (1986) is the Fund’s manager. He started his career as a private investor in junior mining companies and he worked for a junior exploration company in Canada. He is a regular visitor of mining and exploration sites and trade shows.
Peter Vermeulen (1979) attended the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and obtained a M.Sc. in Finance in 2007. Mr. Vermeulen was co-founder of the Plethora Precious Metals Fund and is an advisor to that fund since December 2014. Mr. Vermeulen will advise the Fund Manager on investing strategies and specific investments.
Mr. James started his exploration career in 1997 working as an exploration geologist in Tanzania with Ashanti Goldfields. He spent 5 years working in London for Bloomberg and Yahoo on various debt and equity roadshows. In 2005 he joined ACA Howe and consulted on various exploration projects across Africa, Europe and Asia.
Thomas Kwant (1986) is responsible for the daily accounting, administrative and legal activities of the incubated companies. He helps the fund to iron out inefficiencies in the finances of the underlying companies and keeps track of expenditures versus budgets on a daily basis. Thomas reports directly to the fund’s management.
Cornel van Eck (1986) attended Law School at the University of Amsterdam and Tilburg (both the Netherlands) and obtained Master Degrees in Criminal Law and Health Care Law. As a Sustainable Development Officer he is responsible for community relations and environmental subjects. He is the point of contact for landowners, community leaders and other stakeholders.
A world-renowned economic geologist. Over 40 years experience, has worked in over 70 countries, and authored over 100 technical papers.
+30 years mineral exploration experience. Leading teams to major gold discoveries across Africa and North America. Most recently was VPEx with GT Gold. Previously was Global Director of Exploration for Newmont.