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Our team




Andrew Wray

Chief Executive Officer



  • CFO and Head of Corporate Development at Acacia Mining plc prior to La Mancha
  • Previously worked JP Morgan Cazenove in the Corporate Finance team with over 15 years advising mining and other companies on capital-raising activities and other strategic objectives



Karim Nasr


Chief Financial Officer



  • Previously CEO of DWC, a hedge fund manager specialized in Telecom & Media investments
  • Joined Orascom Telecom in 2000 to become its head of corporate finance, led over 225 M&A, financing and restructuring deals totalling over US$135 billion from 2001 to 2011
  • Karim holds a Masters in Management from the University of Paris IX, major in Finance



Marion Guimard

Vice President: Evaluations 


  • Previously worked at ArcelorMittal Mining, coordinating strategic iron ore projects for the Executive team, and prior to that as a mining analyst for Polygon Global Partners
  • Marion holds an MSc in Economic Geology & MSc in Metals and Energy Finance from Imperial College London




Simon El Beze

Vice President: Corporate Development 


  • Previously worked at BMO in the M&A natural resources team, advising mining and oil & gas companies on M&A and capital markets transactions
  • Simon holds an MSc in Metals and Energy Finance from Imperial College London & an MSc in Engineering from CentraleSupélec