Liam Hardy
Managing Director - Ekometall Group Ltd.

Liam is based in Wien and has a family background in mineral exploration, along with a degree in geology. He brings a mix of ore-hunting and corporate development experience to the team having worked as a geochemical analyst in the UK and as an exploration geologist in West Africa, before focusing on streamlining communications in exploration businesses through the founding of ‘Spotlight Mining’, while also developing several international mineral exploration ventures.

Severina Ditzov
Managing Director- Ekometall Exploration GmbH

Severina graduated law studies with the University of Vienna and the University of Sofia. Severina has been working in commercial, company, immigration, labour and social security law for 6 years in Vienna, Austria and will provide EMEX with valuable insight into corporate operation in the country.

Julien Desrosiers

Julien Desrosiers is a financial risk analyst, originally from Quebec and now based in Vienna. In his early career, Julien studied mining management and operated diamond drill rigs in North America, before focusing on the fundamental analysis of metal and mining securities with several major firms in Europe.

Mark Rollins

Mark holds a doctorate in engineering science from Oxford University, as well as a masters in mathematics from Cambridge University. Mark serves as non-executive director of two publicly-listed companies in the oil & gas sector and is particularly active in advising companies on growth activities and accessing public and private markets for capital. Earlier in his career he was a senior executive in the international resource sector for companies including BG Group and Shell.


Katharina Löckinger
Corporate Advisor

Katharina is a marketing and finance professional with more than 10 years’ experience in financial markets and investing in private and listed companies. She holds an MA honours degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of Glasgow, runs a project management consultancy in Dubai and works for DGWA, focusing on ESG and impact investments.

Nicole Küper
Environment & Community Advisor

Nicole holds a masters degree in development studies from the University of Bayreuth and the Université Bordeaux Montaigne. She has experience in the development field as well as managing community relations and project reporting for Origin Exploration Ltd. in Liberia & Osino Gold in Namibia.

Reinhard Wagner
Technical Advisor

Reinhard studied geology and mineralogy at the University of Salzburg and holds a PhD from the University of Salzburg. He is a leading expert on Austrian deposits and has extensive experience in licensing, permitting, operation and management of Austrian exploration projects.


Peter Zitnan
Senior Geologist

18 years' experience in exploration, mining and project generation. Discovery of > 1Moz Au porphyry at Biely Vrch (Slovakia) with EMED Mining, 5 years as Chief Geologist at Rozalia, 3years as Exploration Manager for Prospech Ltd. Last 2 years served as General Director of Rudne bane state enterprise under Ministry of Economy of Slovakia.

Kayleigh Barrow
GIS Manager

Kayleigh is an Exploration Geologist with over 7 years' experience in project generation, field exploration and resource development in Australia, Southern Africa and Europe. After working most of her career in the field, she now runs a GIS and database management consultancy from her home in Linz, Austria.

Jennifer Epstein

Jennifer has led EMEX's historic data research program alongside the Geologische Bundesanstalt in Vienna throughout 2022. She is currently completing an MSc at Universität Wien, which focuses on impact petrology and geochemistry.

Bethsabée Tatitscheff
Junior Geologist

Beth joins our team on a summer training program in collaboration with École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie de Nancy, France. She will support our sampling and mapping programs, working in the field alongside our senior team.

Paula González Pizarro
GIS Assistant

Paula studied Geology at Universidad Católica del Norte (Antofagasta, Chile) and has two years of professional experience in the mining industry.