Management Team

Ryan Finlay

Ryan is an investor and analyst in the natural resources industry with experience in the engineering, project development, financing, and exploration of mining and energy projects globally. He is the founder of Ledgewood Resources, a resources investment firm currently targeting mineral exploration opportunities. He studied geology at Brown University, received his master’s degree in engineering management from Duke University, and holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.

Severina Ditzov
Director of Corporate Development (AT)

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

Liam Hardy
Director of Mineral Exploration (AT)

Liam is a co-founder of Ekometall Exploration GmbH and an exploration management professional with 12 years of experience in international mineral projects. He has completed a BSc in Geology, 3 years of greenfields exploration field work, 4 years of analytical geochemistry and 5 years of corporate develoment and exploration management consulting for listed & private companies in Europe, North America & West Africa. He now specialises in identifying and exploring original projects with specialist teams in regions that have been missed by the wider market.

Technical Team

Jennifer Epstein

Jennifer has led Ekometall’s historic data research program alongside the Geologische Bundesanstalt in Vienna throughout 2022. She holds an MSc from Universität Wien, with a focus on impact petrology and geochemistry and is now working in the field digitalising historic deposit models and mine maps.

Richard 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.

Sebastian Drvodevic
Explorational geologist

Sebastian holds a Bsc in Applied Geology & MSc in Economic Geology from Montanuniversität Leoben. He has supported & published research on the reconstruction of the Alpine continental margin and most recently spent 2 years in Finland as an exploration geologist, focused on field mapping, drill core logging and the geological reconstruction of gold deposits.