Fabio Granitzio, PhD Engineering, Exploration Manager, Saudi Arabian Projects
Fabio Granitzio (BSc Geol. PhD Eng.) is an exploration and mining geologist with over 14 years experience in exploration and production management of gold, base metals and industrial minerals. He brings an aggressive exploration style to the group. Following his Doctoral research on gold-copper epithermal systems in Sardinia (Cagliari University), he studied these systems in detail at Antofagasta and the giant Escondida (BHP) deposit in Chile. Later work included involvement in the discovery of the Monte Ollasteddu gold deposit (Sardinia) as field exploration supervisor; mine and exploration manager of five open cut bentonite mines (Sardinia), and resource evaluations on similar prospects in Mexico, Morocco and Turkey. In the five years prior to joining KEFI Minerals he was responsible for generating new opportunities for Gruppo Minerali Maffei throughout Europe, Latin America, North Africa, Asia Minor and Australia, developing and managing projects from grass roots exploration through feasibility stage.
Gokhan Kellecioglu, District Geologist
Gokhan is an exploration geologist with +8 years experience. He graduated from Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, as a geological engineer. Gokhan has been part of the KEFI team since 2007, shortly after the formation KEFI in late 2006. Gokhan has been involved in all of KEFI’s exploration projects in Turkey and in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi, he led the team that made new gold discoveries that are being drill tested in the Selib North Licence area. Gokhan previously worked for Newmont Mining in Turkey where he explored for epithermal and porphyry Cu-Au styles of mineralisation and was invloved in the discovery of a +3Moz Carlin Type gold deposit at Diyadin in Eastern Turkey. He later worked for Koza Gold at their underground and surface gold mine at Ovacik, and was responsible for their exploration projects in Central and Eastern Anatolia. Gokhan is a member of Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a member of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Sergio Di Giovanni, Metallurgist Consultant
Sergio Di Giovanni is a metallurgist with 20 years’ experience in both project development and operations management roles at gold, base metals and iron ore mines. He completed his Bachelor of Science, Mineral Science (Extractive Metallurgy) at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia His wide experience has been gained with international mining projects in Spain, Norway, Italy, Mexico, Armenia, Indonesia, Philippines and Australia, where he has been responsible for production management, (mining and processing), commissioning, process and engineering plant design, productivity improvements, human resource management, financial control, financial modelling, project evaluation, project development and metal concentrate sales and marketing. He has been involved assessments of metallurgical aspects of potential acquisition opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Turkey.
Patrick Gorman, Project Advisor and Consultant Mining Engineer
Patrick Gorman is a mining engineer, BSc (Hons) Mining, Imperial College UK, MSc Mining, Colorado School of Mines and a Chartered Engineer (UK) with 35 years of technical and project experience in a wide range of business, cultural and climatic environments and commodities. Patrick has managed development programs, conceptual evaluations and studies for scoping, pre-feasibility and definitive feasibility stages. He has provided acquisition studies and post privatization support and technical audits for project financing. Patrick’s feasibility study experience has included Escondida copper in Chile, Rebecca gold in Zimbabwe, Loma de Niquel in Venezuela, Castellanos lead/zinc in Cuba. He has worked in over 60 countries and previous clients include BHP-Billiton, Rio Tinto and Barrick. He has led or been a key member of long term technical redevelopment and cooperation programs at Trepca-UNMIK in Kosovo, Jiangxi Copper in China, Buryatzoloto Gold in Russia and Zhayrem Manganese in Kazakhstan. He has formed, managed and legally represented mining companies, consultancies and EPCM company subsidiaries with offices in Australia, Chile and the UK. He is an experienced non-executive director of TSX-V and London-AIM listed mineral resource companies.