Avesoro Resources is a West Africa focused gold producer and developer that operates three gold mines and is listed on the TSX and the AIM market. Avesoro is the seventh largest UK listed gold producer.
Serhan Umurhan – Chief Executive Officer
Over 15 years experience in the mining industry overseeing the construction of four CIL / Heap leach gold mines in Turkey and West Africa
Formerly held senior roles including General Manager – Technical at Koza Gold Corporation and Project and Infrastructure Manager at Normandy Mining and Newmont Mining
Geoff Eyre – Chief Financial Officer
Chartered Accountant & Electrical Engineer with >10 years experience in the mining industry, mostly gained in West Africa
Formerly with Ernst & Young, was Group Financial Controller for Ferrexpo Plc during its IPO and CEO of Amlib Holdings PLC
Nick Smith (Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications)
What is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
Attending the 121 to attract new investors and to increase market awareness within the institutional investment community. With low operating and development costs, Avesoro has plans to become a premier mid-tier African gold producer and we are keen to communicate the investment case story to the analyst and institutional investor community
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
To acquire a further asset in Africa
To continue to increase yearly gold production towards the Company’s 500Koz p.a. target
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
A key challenge is identifying suitable assets to acquire in order to expand our resource portfolio. It is key that in order to deliver value to shareholders the Company does not over pay for these acquisitions.
In a sentence, what do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
Avesoro focuses on acquiring distressed or low valuation assets and then applying our ability to deliver a lower cost structure than achieved by our peers as a mechanism for creating value, whilst our confidence in our ability to turn around marginal operations enables the company to apply an M&A strategy that few of our West African peers have confidence in advancing.