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Executive Leadership

Dr. Colin Nexhip

Dr. Colin Nexhip
Chief Executive Officer

Otto Schwethelm

Otto Schwethelm
Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Colin Nexhip

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Nexhip has over 20 years of experience in the mining and minerals industry. He spent 14 years in technical, managerial and executive management roles with Rio Tinto in Australia and the United States. He served as General Manager, Integration and Operational Excellence at Rio Tinto Kennecott, a Utah-based fully integrated copper and byproduct production facility encompassing mining and refining. Dr. Nexhip started his career working for the Australian Government as a Research Engineer in the field of minerals and metallurgy, and he was awarded several academic fellowships. He obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Melbourne, where he investigated the physical chemistry of molten slag systems, an energy efficient process utilized in making steel and iron. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Melbourne.

Otto Schwethelm

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Schwethelm has 30 years of experience as an accounting and finance executive, predominantly in the energy sector. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 refining, marketing and logistics company, as Chief Financial Officer of Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company and as Chief Financial Officer of a Saudi Arabian family-owned leader in the provision of multiple-sector contracting services. Mr. Schwethelm has also worked in Saudi Arabia with the Internal Audit department of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, and with the State Auditor of Texas supervising the compliance and financial audits of The University of Texas System. Additionally, he served as Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer of a Texas Hill Country-based community bank holding company. Mr. Schwethelm received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He began his career with Touche Ross & Co., a predecessor to a Big Four Accounting Firm.

Board Members

Michael Rosenthal

Michael Rosenthal
Principal, QVT Financial LP

James Litinsky

James Litinsky
CEO & CIO, JHL Capital Group LLC

Michael Rosenthal

Principal, QVT Financial LP

Mr. Rosenthal is a Managing Director of QVT Financial LP, an alternative investment management firm. He concentrates on global equities, distressed debt and special situations with a focus on the global automotive sector and on China. Prior to joining QVT Financial LP, he worked as a senior high yield credit analyst for Shenkman Capital Management. He is fluent in Chinese. Mr. Rosenthal graduated from Duke University with an A.B. degree in Economics and Comparative Area Studies.

James Litinsky

CEO & CIO, JHL Capital Group LLC

Mr. Litinsky is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of JHL Capital Group LLC, an alternative investment management firm.  Before founding JHL in 2006, Mr. Litinsky was a member of the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund at Fortress Investment Group.  Prior to Fortress, he was a Director of Finance at Omnicom Group, and he worked in corporate finance at Allen & Company.  Mr. Litinsky received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University, cum laude, and a J.D./M.B.A. from the Northwestern University School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management.  He was admitted to the Illinois Bar.
Ana Chapman

Ana Chapman
President, JHL Capital Group LLC

Ana Chapman

President, JHL Capital Group LLC

Ms. Chapman is the President of JHL Capital Group LLC, an alternative investment management firm. Prior to joining JHL in 2009, she was Managing Director of Business Development and Investor Relations at Coghill Capital Management, an alternative investment firm. Before Coghill, Ms. Chapman was Director of Institutional Sales for Amba Research, an investment research outsourcing firm. Prior to Amba Research, she was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the Equities and Investment Research divisions, and an Analyst at Smith Barney in the Investment Banking Division. Ms. Chapman is fluent in Spanish. She received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Columbia Graduate School of Business.

Executive Leadership

Dr. Colin Nexhip

Dr. Colin Nexhip
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Colin Nexhip

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Nexhip has over 20 years of experience in the mining and minerals industry. He spent 14 years in technical, managerial and executive management roles with Rio Tinto in Australia and the United States. He served as General Manager, Integration and Operational Excellence at Rio Tinto Kennecott, a Utah-based fully integrated copper and byproduct production facility encompassing mining and refining. Dr. Nexhip started his career working for the Australian Government as a Research Engineer in the field of minerals and metallurgy, and he was awarded several academic fellowships. He obtained his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Melbourne, where he investigated the physical chemistry of molten slag systems, an energy efficient process utilized in making steel and iron. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Melbourne.
Otto Schwethelm

Otto Schwethelm
Chief Financial Officer

Otto Schwethelm

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Schwethelm has 30 years of experience as an accounting and finance executive, predominantly in the energy sector. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 refining, marketing and logistics company, as Chief Financial Officer of Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company and as Chief Financial Officer of a Saudi Arabian family-owned leader in the provision of multiple-sector contracting services. Mr. Schwethelm has also worked in Saudi Arabia with the Internal Audit department of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, and with the State Auditor of Texas supervising the compliance and financial audits of The University of Texas System. Additionally, he served as Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer of a Texas Hill Country-based community bank holding company. Mr. Schwethelm received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He began his career with Touche Ross & Co., a predecessor to a Big Four Accounting Firm.

Board Members

Michael Rosenthal

Michael Rosenthal
Principal, QVT Financial LP

Michael Rosenthal

Principal, QVT Financial LP

Mr. Rosenthal is a Managing Director of QVT Financial LP, an alternative investment management firm. He concentrates on global equities, distressed debt and special situations with a focus on the global automotive sector and on China. Prior to joining QVT Financial LP, he worked as a senior high yield credit analyst for Shenkman Capital Management. He is fluent in Chinese. Mr. Rosenthal graduated from Duke University with an A.B. degree in Economics and Comparative Area Studies.
James Litinsky

James Litinsky
CEO & CIO, JHL Capital Group LLC

James Litinsky

CEO & CIO, JHL Capital Group LLC

Mr. Litinsky is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of JHL Capital Group LLC, an alternative investment management firm.  Before founding JHL in 2006, Mr. Litinsky was a member of the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Fund at Fortress Investment Group.  Prior to Fortress, he was a Director of Finance at Omnicom Group, and he worked in corporate finance at Allen & Company.  Mr. Litinsky received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University, cum laude, and a J.D./M.B.A. from the Northwestern University School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management.  He was admitted to the Illinois Bar.
Ana Chapman

Ana Chapman
President, JHL Capital Group LLC

Ana Chapman

President, JHL Capital Group LLC

Ms. Chapman is the President of JHL Capital Group LLC, an alternative investment management firm. Prior to joining JHL in 2009, she was Managing Director of Business Development and Investor Relations at Coghill Capital Management, an alternative investment firm. Before Coghill, Ms. Chapman was Director of Institutional Sales for Amba Research, an investment research outsourcing firm. Prior to Amba Research, she was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the Equities and Investment Research divisions, and an Analyst at Smith Barney in the Investment Banking Division. Ms. Chapman is fluent in Spanish. She received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Columbia Graduate School of Business.