Board of Directors

Antoine Karam

Executive Chairman
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Cyber I – cyber security firm
  • Former Board member and CEO of ITWay Group S.P.A.
  • Former Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch brings many years of board experience and business development across Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Chemical Engineering degree from Southeastern University in Louisiana,
  • Masters in Finance and Economics at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio

Ewen Ainsworth

Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Experienced AIM company director, Ewen is CFO of Coro Energy Plc and CEO of Discovery Energy Limited, an advisory, consultancy and investment company
  • Worked in a variety of senior and board-level roles in the natural resource sector for over 30 years, most recently as a Non-Executive Director of Ascent Resources Plc and as Finance Director at San Leon Energy and at Gulf Keystone Petroleum Ltd.
  • Qualified as a chartered management accountant, before moving into leading commercial roles
  • Holds a degree in Economics and Geography from Middlesex University and is a member of the Energy Institute.

Yan Zhao

Non-Executive Director
  • Ex Shell EP looking after Shell EP Asia budget back to 2000-2004
  • Associate in Actis Capital London for oil & gas, mining, banking and TMT in Emerging market especially in Africa
  • Partner in Sentient Resource Fund managing Asia portfolio and maintaining Asian investor relationships
  • Founder and President of New Power Group focusing on lithium battery material production