Board of Directors & management

Board of Directors

Alan M. Clegg,  Executive Chairman

Alan CleggMr. Clegg, a British and South African Citizen, with Turkish residency is a Mining Industry Professional with over 35 years experience gained from working mining & minerals projects in 164 countries on all the continents.

He is a registered Professional Mining Engineer (Pr.Eng), a registered Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr.CPM), a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), and carries professional Fellowship status with South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (FSAIMM) and the Institute of Quarrying (FIOQ) as well a professional memberships of most of the major Mining Institutes globally and is a recognized mining technical assessment, reporting and mining project valuation expert with key experience in stock exchange listings and the requirements for successful capital raising.

Mr. Clegg has been intimately involved as team leader or member of teams that have completed feasibility studies and/or constructed on ECM, EPC or EPCM basis over 60 Mining & Mineral Projects with a combined value in money of today in excess of US$18 Billion over the last 20 years.

He has advised a number of governments on Mining Policy, Legislation & Regulation since 1990, as well as being the architect & executor of practical plans for unlocking the potential value of their resources base.

Mr. Clegg has been Chairman of numerous high profile Mining & Resources Technical Conferences and Seminars in the industry both in Turkey and globally, most recently the Turkey Mining Finance Investment Summit in September 2013 in London, as well as himself being an accomplished technical author and speaker of over 40 papers and Journal Articles. Further, he has been nominated for a number of awards and prizes internationally, most recently for the prestigious “John Barrie Award” of the PMI (USA) Project Management Institute, for his contribution to Project Management Theory & Practice.

Mr. Clegg held several past Board appointments, including 3 at CEO level in International and Multinational mining, engineering, mining equipment & construction sector companies and has been active as a member of the Institute of Directors keeping fully up to date with highest standards for Corporate Governance in companies. He currently holds 8 Directorships, two in listed companies, and three of which are as Board Chair, in Mining & Energy related sector companies.

Please find further information about Mr. Clegg here and Mr. Clegg's expertise profile and project list here. Mr. Clegg carries both British and South African citizenship; he has permanent resident status in Turkey.

Turgut Abacioglu | CEO and V. Chairman

Turgut AbaciogluMr. Abacioglu is a senior and experienced professional possessing highly effective and strong leadership, well developed political, intercultural and multinational vision and presents outstanding professionalism, ability and gravitas.

Mr. Abacioglu makes things happen, has the vision, tenacity & resilience and manages through with professionalism with regard to leadership/executive level management, international business, corporate, financial and organizational management and structuring, managing international M&A process, market development and marketing,  entrepreneurship, innovative business strategies and implementation.

Mr. Abacioglu was former Managing Director and Board Member of a start-up in India where he led the structuring process of the start-up and its organization and build business strategies and implement them ground-up successfully. Prior to that he was the Head of Investments at an Energy company and led the investments and M&A strategies at international level and executing them in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Bulgaria.

He was a founding member of the team and VP of Business Development at an energy start-up in the UK.

His keen business acumen, commercial abilities and proven decision-making skills will allow him to make an immediate impact on the organization's bottom line.

Turgut is the member of (1) Institute of Management Consultants of the USA, (2) Project Management Institute (PMI),  (3) IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, (4) IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology and, also (5) International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM).    

He ran six international marathons including NYC and carries both Canadian and Turkish citizenship. Please find further information about Turgut here.

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