Management Team

Strong management team with excellent technical capabilities and community relations

Joern Vogt – Chairman & Director

With a Ph.D. in Economic Geology, Joern has more than 30 years of executive management as well as hands-on experience in various fields of the metals industry in Australia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, covering exploration, mining, processing, general management, project development etc.  He held senior positions at Degussa (now Umicore), H.C. Starck, and others.

Agne Ahlenius – CEO / Managing Director

Agne has more than 35 years international mining development and operations experience, in both underground and open pit operations. He has held high level positions in several Spanish and International mining operations and holds a Master of Science Degree in Mining from the University of Lulea, Sweden.

Alvaro Serrano – CFO

Alvaro holds a degree in economic and business sciences and an executive M.B.A. from IE Business School. He has +20 years experience in senior financial roles, including purchasing and internal audit, and has held CFO roles across a number of leading Spanish companies.

Tomas Vecillas – Barruecopardo Statutory Manager

Tomas is a Mining Engineer, MSc, with 25 years operating experience including 3 years as statutory Mine Manager at the Los Santos Tungsten mine, Salamanca, Spain; 7 years on the Barruecopardo Project.

Miguel Angel Menendez – Mine Manager

Miguel holds a Mining Engineer degree, MSc, from the Technical University of Oviedo (Spain), in addition to an MBA from the Chamber of Commerce in Oviedo. Miguel has more than 15 years of experience in management positions in several mining and processing operations including both open pit and underground mining operations.

Pedro Jimenez – Plant Manager

Pedro holds a Mining Engineer degree, MSc, from the Technical University of Madrid, in addition to an MBA from Salamanca University. Pedro has more than 20 years of professional experience including management roles in mining operations and processing plants, in addition to power generation plants. Pedro has been involved in the development of several mining projects.