Hanno Resources is a mineral exploration company focused on the Reguibat Shield of northwest Africa. The company completed an exclusive 4-year Technical Cooperation Agreement (TCA) evaluating the mineral potential of Western Sahara in June 2011, earning first right to licence up to 20,000km2 of ground. The results of the TCA have given Hanno significant first mover advantage in this highly prospective but very sparsely unexplored area.
Alan Stein, Chairman
Alan has over 25 years experience in the oil and gas industry and was a founder and CEO of Ophir Energy Plc from 2004 to 2012. Through Ophir, and previously as a founder and Managing Director of Fusion Oil & Gas, Alan has over 15 years involvement in Western Sahara and along with the other founders of Hanno has built a strong relationship with the SADR Government, leading to Hanno’s exclusive 4 year Technical Cooperation Agreement (TCA) to evaluate the mineral potential of Western Sahara. Alan is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Neon Energy and a Non-Executive Director of Buccaneer Energy and Daco Energy.
Caedmon has been Managing Director of Hanno since April 2009 and has overseen the completion of the TCA with the SADR Government and built and managed Hanno’s operating presence and exploration program in the country. Caedmon previously worked as a buy-side mining analyst at JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMorgan Natural Resources Fund), Och-Ziff Capital Management and GLG Partners (GLG Global Mining Fund) where he focused on public and private equity investments in small-to-medium sized early stage mining companies.
Peter Dolan, Non-Executive Director
Peter has over 40 years experience in the oil and gas industry and geoscience consulting, most recently as non-executive Chairman of Ikon Science. Peter was a founder and Executive Chairman of Fusion Oil & Gas from 1997 to 2003 and later became a founder and Director of Ophir Energy in 2004 to 2007. As part of building the exploration portfolio of Fusion, Peter was involved in the early negotiations to win the confidence of the SADR Government and secure rights of first refusal to explore offshore SADR. Peter is a Director and founder of several other companies and is Chartered Fellow of the Geological Society and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Energy Institute.
Management and Advisors
Alex has over 40 years experience in mineral exploration, resource evaluation, mining geology and project feasibility, including extensive experience in executive and project management positions for Australian and International mining companies in Australia and overseas. Most recently he spent 12 years as an Executive Director of Grange Resources, a publicly listed Australian mining and exploration company developing an iron ore project in Western Australia. Commodity experience includes iron ore, base metals, gold, mineral sands, coal and chromite. Alex is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and a Member of the Geological Society of Australia.
Bachir Mehdi Bahya, Country Manager
Bachir is a Saharawi national responsible for managing all of Hanno’s local logistics and operations, he speaks fluent Arabic, Spanish, English and French. In 2002 Bachir led the BBC trip through Western Sahara for Michael Palin’s Sahara travel program.
Joshua Combs, Geologist
Joshua has been with Hanno since March 2012, primarily involved with the large scale exploration program in Western Sahara. His main focus has been on regional scale geological mapping and ASTER target evaluation. Before joining Hanno, Joshua had previously gained experience in both mine site and exploration geology, working on a number of mine sites and exploration programs in Western Australia including both gold and manganese mines.
Saleh Lehbib Nayem, Geologist
Saleh is a Saharawi national and has been with Hanno since October 2011. Supported by Hanno, Saleh is undertaking a PhD on the Metallogenic Potential of Western Sahara at the University of Barcelona and has been involved in Hanno’s regional scale geological mapping and target generation programs.