President and CEO
Peter Cowley is a geologist with 40 years international experience in the minerals industry, mainly in Africa. Mr. Cowley was President and CEO of Banro Corporation from June 2004 to 2008, where he led the exploration program that delineated 11 million ounces of gold along the Twangiza-Namoya gold belt. Prior to joining Banro, Mr. Cowley was Managing Director of Ashanti Exploration, where he oversaw the exploration of the Geita mine in Tanzania, which resulted in 17 million ounces being delineated. He holds M.Sc and M.B.A. degrees and is a Fellow of I.M.M.M. Mr. Cowley is also a director of Cluff Gold plc and Banro Corporation.
Arnold T. Kondrat
Executive Vice President
The founder of both Loncor and Banro, Mr. Kondrat has been involved in corporate finance activities for over 20 years. He is also President and Managing Director of Sterling Portfolio Securities Inc., a private venture capital firm based in Toronto.
Mr. Fall is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of experience in various countries in Africa. Previous to his role with Loncor, Mr. Fall served as Exploration Manager for Banro Corporation (11 million ounces of gold delineated), Anglogold Ashanti and Gencor. Mr. Fall also led the exploration team which discovered the Ahafo and Akym deposits in Ghana, West Africa, totalling some 20 million ounces.
General Manager, DRC
Mr. Matheys is a professional geologist with more than 21 years of experience in Africa. Prior to his role with Loncor, Mr. Matheys served as Exploration Geologist for De Beers in Botswana, West Africa and South Africa and spent eight years as Exploration Manager in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with exploration programs focused on gold, diamonds, niobium and tungsten.
Mr Hannam is a professional geologist with more than 35 years of experience in Africa including seven years in Tanzania with Anglogold Ashanti focused on the Geita Greenstone Belt, eight years in the DRC at Mongbwalu with Anglogold Ashanti and at Twangiza with Banro Corporation.
Mr. Sangara manages Loncor's government relations and is based in Kinshasa. Mr. Sangara also serves as Banro's Vice-President, Government Relations. He has a Master's degree in management from E.D.C. (Paris) and has over 17 years professional experience in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's exploration and mining sector. He previously held senior positions with the Belgium-Luxemburg mining company, Mindev, and with Ashanti Goldfields, where he was the company's country manager for seven years.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Madilo has more than 17 years of experience in finance and administration and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Kinshasa, a B.Sc. (Licence) in Applied Economics from University of Kinshasa and an Honours Master of Science in Accounting from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Vice President, Investor Relations
Ms. Nemeth is a seasoned investor relations professional with more than 25 years' experience, the majority of which has been focused on the mining industry with companies such as Desert Sun Mining (acquired by Yamana Gold), Wolfden Resources (acquired by Zinifex), African Copper, Homeland Energy and Continental Gold. Naomi began her career as a geologist working in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Ontario and has an undergraduate degree in geology and biology from Brock University and a Master's degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario.
Mr. Jones served as Vice President, Corporate Development, with Banro for seven years following a career as a consultant in corporate communications. In 2007, Mr. Jones took over management of the Company's registered charity, the Banro Foundation, and in 2011, became the Foundation's Chairman. The award-winning Banro Foundation has been formally recognized in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Canada for its contributions to social and economic reconstruction in the Congo. Mr. Jones advises and supports the management of the Loncor Foundation, and is actively involved in furthering this foundation's mandate to ensure that local communities share in the benefits of mineral development through initiatives to promote social and economic development, as well as through job creation and skills development.