Anthony Cina

Director, Chairman

Mr. Cina has over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance and tax-related matters and has extensive experience in the mining industry. Mr. Cina is a corporate director and board advisor to various mining and technology-related public and private companies. Prior to these roles, Mr. Cina served in several senior executive roles with mining companies, most recently as Senior Vice President, Business Administration at Yamana Gold Inc. (“Yamana”). Prior to joining Yamana, Mr. Cina was Chief Financial Officer of Itafos. Mr. Cina is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant and has received the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Cina holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.

Ricardo De Armas


Mr. De Armas is a Director at Castlelake, L.P. (“Castlelake”) Mr. De Armas joined Castlelake in 2016 as part of the Global Special Situations team and is responsible for investments in emerging markets across a variety of sectors including agribusiness and metals and mining. Prior to joining Castlelake, Mr. De Armas was Vice President at De Jong Capital and Principal at Zaff Capital where he was instrumental in the acquisitions and restructurings that ultimately resulted in the formation of Itafos. Prior to joining Zaff Capital, Mr. De Armas was an investment banker at Citigroup where he focused on investments in Latin America across a variety of sectors including agribusiness and metals and mining. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. De Armas was a financial analyst at Procter & Gamble. Mr. De Armas serves on numerous boards, including Nevada Copper Corp., Heron Resources Limited and North River Resources Plc. Mr. De Armas holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Universidad Metropolitana and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

G. David Delaney


Mr. Delaney serves as Chief Commercial Officer at Farmer’s Business Network Inc., an independent network of thousands of North America’s most advanced farmers. Mr. Delaney previously served as a Strategic Advisor for Paine & Partners, LLC (now Paine Schwartz Partners), a private equity firm that focuses on the large and growing food and agribusiness sectors. Prior to these roles, Mr. Delaney was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (“PotashCorp”) where he oversaw operations across the company’s business segments, spanning 16 different sites. Earlier in his career at PotashCorp, Mr. Delaney served as President of Sales and Marketing where he led the centralization of the global sales function and had oversight of all sales, marketing, market research, transportation and distribution activities. Prior to joining PotashCorp, Mr. Delaney held various sales and product positions at Arcadian Corporation Ltd until it was acquired by PotashCorp in 1997. Mr. Delaney has served on numerous boards, including Arab Potash Company , Canpotex, Fluid Fertilization Association, Phosphate Chemicals Expert Association and the International Plant Nutrition Institute and currently serves on the board of Orbis and the Foundation for Southern Illinois University. Mr. Delaney holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Mhamed Ibnabdeljalil

Director, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ibnabdeljalil is a senior executive with over 20 years experience in sales, marketing, raw material procurement, logistics, complex deal structuring, negotiation and M&A in both emerging and developed markets. Dr. Ibnabdeljalil is the Founder and Managing Partner at Spika Ventures LLC, a strategic advisory and corporate development firm focused on natural resources, basic materials (including fertilizers) and industrials sectors. Dr. Ibnabdeljalil previously served as the EVP and Chief Commercial Officer of OCP Group S.A. (“OCP”) where he played an integral role in the corporate, strategic and commercial restructuring that reshaped OCP’s role as a global leader in the phosphate fertilizer sector. Dr. Ibnabdeljalil has served on more than a dozen boards of mining, chemical, shipping, and trading companies and industry associations in Europe, India, Africa and the Americas and currently serves on the board of Innophos Holdings Inc. Dr. Ibnabdeljalil holds a Bachelor and Master of Aeronautical Engineering from London University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mathematics from Cornell University.

Evgenij Iorich


Mr. Iorich serves as a Managing Partner at Pala Investments Ltd. (“Pala”) and is responsible for oversight of Pala’s private equity and liquid equity investment portfolios, as well as high-yield corporate debt portfolio. Mr. Iorich joined Pala in September 2006 and has since worked on a wide range of strategic initiatives, M&A opportunities, operational and financial planning and structuring in emerging markets. Mr. Iorich’s commodities experience extends across a broad range of bulk commodities, precious and base metals, uranium, minor metals and other commodities. Prior to joining Pala, Mr. Iorich held senior roles at Mechel. Mr. Iorich serves on the board of Nevada Copper Corp. Mr. Iorich holds a Master of Arts from the University of Zurich.

Rory O'Neill


Mr. O’Neill is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at Castlelake. Mr. O’Neill founded Castlelake in 2005 and is responsible for the firm’s overall direction, including all investment and operational activities, as well as establishing the firm’s vision, culture and investment approach. Mr. O’Neill also serves as chair of Castlelake’s Investment Review Committee and has overseen more than $25 billion of global investments in more than 60 countries across a variety of sectors including agribusiness, minerals, energy and transportation. Prior to founding Castlelake, Mr. O’Neill was a senior managing director at Cargill Value Investment (now CarVal Investors) where he helped establish and grow the firm’s global investment business. Early in his career, Mr. O’Neill was a certified public accountant at KPMG. Mr. O’Neill serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas. Mr. O’Neill holds a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and biology from the University of St. Thomas and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.

Ronald Wilkinson


Mr. Wilkinson retired from Agrium Inc. (“Agrium”) in February 2016 after a career spanning 40 years in the fertilizer industry. Mr. Wilkinson served as Senior Vice President and President of Agrium’s Wholesale Business Unit from 2004 through September 2015 where he was responsible for manufacturing operations for 12 production sites, along with the associated supply chain, sales, marketing and distribution. Prior to this role, Mr. Wilkinson held various positions of increasing responsibility with Agrium, Viridian Inc., Sherritt International Corporation, Imperial Oil Ltd. and Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Wilkinson has served on numerous boards, including the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, Profertil S.A. and Canpotex and currently serves on the board of Fertoz Ltd. and Sulvaris Inc. Mr. Wilkinson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

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