Management Team

Alexandru Rosu

Project Manager

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  • Alex Rosu has 20 years of experience in natural resources sector, serving as a regional head for Amerocap and deputy CEO for a European refinery. Alex brings good business development experience in Romania having negotiated large commercial and M&A contracts in energy and commodities.
  • BA, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest

Ilhan Goknel

VP Metallurgy

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  • Ilhan is a mining engineer with great expertise in non-ferrous mineral projects, from his
    30+ year career.
  • He was the former Project Manager and Plant Manager of the Esan, Turkey Magnesium Mining and Processing; the sole such asset built outside China in the last 20 years.
  • MSC, Mining Engineering,
    The Technical University of Istanbul and RWTH Aachen

Serghei Gheorghe

Commercial Manager

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  • Serghei has 30 years of expertize as a top commercial executive mainly in primary metals (non-ferrous) production and mining.
  • He was the Procurement Manager and Board Member of Romanian Aluminum Smelter, VIMETCO-ALRO, being also involved in the alumina refining and bauxite mining activities of the Group.
  • DSC Structural Engineering – Brasov University, MSC Engineering – Bucharest Polytechnic University

Gelu Maracineanu


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  • Gelu has over 30 years of international experience in mining projects. He was the former GM of the fully permitted predecessor project to Verde Magnesium.
  • Gelu is also a former President of NAMR with great knowledge of Romania’s geology, industry legal frame, NAMR procedures.
  • Ph.D., Petrosani Mining University, Romania