Cobus van der Merwe, BCom (Accounting), BCompt (Hons. Accounting Science), CA (SA), Age 43

Interim CEO & Chief Financial Officer

Cobus is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has held senior financial, managerial and executive level positions for over 15 years in the investment management and energy, utilities and resources sectors. He has significant experience servicing clients based in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Africa with specific reference to the Energy and Resources industries. Further to this, he has extensive experience in managing bespoke investment portfolios for high net-worth individuals, including capital raising and facilitating deal making. Cobus is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), and also hold a BCom degree in Accounting and a BCompt Honours degree in Accounting Science.

Noel O’Keeffe, BSc (Hons), Geology, MBA, Age 60

Director (Non-Executive) & Secretary

Noel O’Keeffe has over 30 years’ experience in mineral exploration and has worked on a variety of base metal and gold projects in Ireland, Canada, Australia and Africa. Prior to co-founding Kibo in 2008 he worked as a quality coordinator with Boston Scientific (Ireland) Ltd, a multinational medical device company. He also worked part-time for Irish geological services group, Aurum Exploration Ltd during 2003 and early 2004. During the mid-nineties he was exploration manager with Ormonde Mining plc in Tanzania, a company currently listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and on AIM. Previously Noel was a senior geological consultant with BDA Consultants Limited and worked on both government and private sector contracts. Earlier in his career, Noel worked as a geologist for Burmin Exploration and Development plc and for its Canadian and Australian subsidiaries.

Clive Roberts, BSc (Hons), Age 61

Director (Non-Executive) & Chairman

Clive Charles Herbert Roberts (Aged 61) had a 30-year career in investment banking, including 22 years at ABN AMRO Hoare Govett, and has spent the last 10 years investing in startups and AIM companies. He has helped raise many millions of investment funds for multiple companies and his market experience will be extremely valuable to KIBO going forward.