People: Verde Potash PLC (AMHPF.PK)

AMHPF.PK on OTC Markets Group

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Cristiano Veloso

33 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Slater

40 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Antonio Schettino

2013 Chief Operating Officer

Alysson Paulinelli

77 2014 Director

Getulio Fonseca

76 2007 Non-Executive Independent Director

Renato Gomes

34 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Cristiano Veloso

Mr. Cristiano Veloso is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Verde Potash PLC. Mr. Veloso founded Verde Potash in 2005 and has since led its development. During 2004, Mr. Veloso was employed with Eastland Medical Systems Plc working on financing and regulatory issues. From 2000 to 2003, he was employed by Banco do Brasil S.A. in its International Business Development Department, and prior to that, in the Corporate Branch. During 1999, Mr. Veloso worked at Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais S.A. (CEMIG), a South American energy and gas company. Mr. Veloso is fluent in four languages and was awarded scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the British Council (U.K.). Mr. Veloso is a qualified solicitor and a member of the Brazilian Bar Association. Mr. Veloso holds a Business Management diploma from Escola Tecnica de Formaçao/SEBRAE, Brazil, a Bachelor of Law degree from Universidade Federal de Minais Gerais, Brazil, and a Master of Laws (International Business and Commercial Law) from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.

Timothy Slater

Mr. Tim Slater is Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary of Verde Potash PLC. Mr. Slater is the Managing Director of Harmer Slater Chartered Accountants in the United Kingdom, and has been involved in the preparation of all of the Company's financial statements and audit materials since 2007. Mr. Slater has acted as Finance Director for a range of companies in the UK.

Antonio Schettino

Mr. Antonio Schettino has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Verde Potash PLC., with effect from July 15, 2013. Mr. Schettino has spent his career developing and operating mining projects. In addition to managing operations, as COO of MMX he also spent the last two years directing the engineering development and implementation of its Serra Azul expansion project, expected to increase iron ore capacity to 29 million tonnes per year at the company's mines in Minas Gerais state. Prior to joining MMX, Mr. Schettino spent six years at Votorantim, Brazil's second mining group. From 2008 through 2010, he was Director of Primary Products at Votorantim Siderurgia, and was responsible for iron ore, limestone and coal mines in Colombia. His role as Business Director of Votorantim's nickel unit (2005) included overseeing a business of 2,000 employees. From 1998 through 2003, Mr. Schettino was the General Manager of Mining at Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional ("CSN"), where he was responsible for the operation of iron ore and limestone mines in the state of Minas Gerais, including 16 million tonnes of iron ore output. At CSN, Mr. Schettino directed the expansion of the Casa de Pedra mine, one of the iron ore mines in Brazil. Responsibilities at CSN also included management of production, administration, commercial negotiations and personnel. From 1992 through 1998, he was General Manager at Minerações Brasileiras Reunidas (MBR), where he led the engineering, construction and operation of an iron ore beneficiation plant in Minas Gerais state. Earlier in his career Mr. Schettino spent six years at the Odebrecht Group in various development and mining operation roles in Brazil, Chile and the United States. He managed the construction of a tunnel seven kilometers in length by nine meters in diameter as part of a hydroelectric plant for Odebrecht in Chile. Mr. Schettino received a Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Alysson Paulinelli

Mr. Alysson Paulinelli has been appointed as Director of Verde Potash Plc., with effect from 14 January 2014. Mr. Paulinelli has a distinguished career devoted to the agricultural sector and government, having held positions such as the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, President of the National Confederation of Agriculture, Congressman, Secretary of Agriculture for Minas Gerais State, and Professor and Dean of Lavras University. In 2006 he was awarded the World Food Prize. In 1974, Mr. Paulinelli was nominated Brazil's Minister of Agriculture. As Minister, he established the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), the world's leading tropical agriculture research institution, which studies, improves and transfers technologies for advancing modern agriculture throughout the country. As a branch of EMBRAPA, Mr. Paulinelli also established the Cerrado Center (CPAC), which focuses on agricultural development in that region. Mr. Paulinelli received his Agronomy Engineering degree in 1959 from the Federal University of Lavras, in Minas Gerais State, where he later served as Professor and Dean, having been integral in establishing the school as one of the top agricultural universities in Brazil. In 1986, he represented Minas Gerais State in Congress, taking part of the National Constitutional Assembly (1987-1988), which was responsible for drafting Brazil's current constitution. In 2006, Mr. Paulinelli received the World Food Prize for his contribution to changing the Cerrado region into productive land. Mr. Paulinelli also implemented the Brazilian Cerrado Cultivation and Development Program (Programa de Aproveitamento e Desenvolvimento do Cerrado Brasileiro), implemented the Brazilian Cerrado Development Program (Programa de Desenvolvimento do Cerrado Brasileiro) and created the Agribusiness Institute of Minas Gerais.

Getulio Fonseca

Mr. Getulio Lamartine de Paula Fonseca is Non-Executive Independent Director of Verde Potash PLC. Mr. Fonseca is a senior economist with over 40 years of government and consulting experience in the Brazilian resource, electrical and power generation sectors, and served as Deputy Minister of the Environment (Brazil) in 1994. Since 1990, Mr. Fonseca has been employed by GL Consultoria Ltd. as consultant to the Brazilian resource, electric and power generation industries and industrial development. In that role, Mr. Fonseca has assisted businesses such as Bank of Montreal, Samarco Mineração S.A., Klabin S.A., Alcoa Inc., KLM Aerocarto B.V., Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A., Acesita S.A. and Dow Corning Company with projects in Brazil. From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Fonseca was the General Director of the National Department of Power and Water Supply at the Brazilian Ministry of Mining and Power Supply, and from 1979 to 1984, was the Executive-Secretary of the Industrial Development Council at the Brazilian Industry and Commerce Ministry. From 1971 to 1972, he was employed with the Minas Gerais state Industrial Development Institute, and the office of the Industry, Commerce and Tourism Superintendant. From 1966 to 1971, Mr. Fonseca held positions with Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais S.A. Mr. Fonseca holds a degree in economics from the Faculdade de Ciências Econômicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. He is a former President of both the Industrialization Council of Minas Gerais state and Befiex (the Brazilian federal government agency for promotion of exports). Mr. Fonseca also served on the advisory board of several Brazilian companies, including Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes Company, (steel and tubes), Siderurgia Brasileira S.A. (steel), Usiminas Mecânica S.A. (mechanics), Companhia de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais (CPRM) (mineral prospecting) and Cia Ferro Ligas da Bahia (Ferbasa) (ferro-alloys).

Renato Gomes

Mr. Renato Gomes is Non-Executive Independent Director of Verde Potash PLC. Mr. Gomes is currently the President and CEO of Atlantica Mining, which operates iron ore projects in Brazil. He also serves as director of the ABCI Institute (Brazilian International Trade Scholars) and researcher at Georgetown University, where his work focuses on the Brazilian government, its development agenda, and foreign investment. He is a qualified attorney and a member of the Brazilian Bar Association, the Portuguese Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association. Previous professional experience includes a number of consultancies on government-business relations in Brazil, legal practice with a Brazilian law firm, and serving as legal officer to Nobel Peace laureate Martti Ahtisaari at the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy in Vienna. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Gomes has also had solid political experience. He has worked for former state congressman Luis Carlos Gambogi and worked on a number of political campaigns, most recently serving on Aécio Neves’ 2006 re-election campaign to the governorship of Minas Gerais. Mr. Gomes holds an LL.B. from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (Graduate Merit Award and AlBan scholar), an LL.M. from Georgetown University (Instituto Ling scholar), and is currently concluding his doctoral thesis at Georgetown University (CAPES-Fulbright scholar).

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Cristiano Veloso

970,500

Timothy Slater

111,908

Antonio Schettino

284,782

Alysson Paulinelli

--

Getulio Fonseca

--

Renato Gomes

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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