People: Molycorp Inc (MCP)
3 Dec 2013
Mr. Ross Randolph Bhappu, Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of Molycorp Inc., since September 2008. Since 2005, Mr. Bhappu has been a partner with Resource Capital Funds, a series of private equity funds investing in the mining and minerals industry, and from 2001 until 2005, Mr. Bhappu was vice president/principal of Resource Capital Funds. Mr. Bhappu has served on the board of directors of Ambre Energy Limited, an integrated mine-to-market coal group, since December 2011, and he has been a director of Traxys S.A., a metal trading and distribution company, since January 2007. Previously, Mr. Bhappu served on the board of directors of EMED Mining Public Ltd., a copper mining company from October 2008 until January 2012; Constellation Copper Corporation, a copper mining company, from July 2002 until November 2007; and Anglo Asian Mining, a gold mining company, from November 2005 until September 2006. Mr. Bhappu has prior experience constructing and operating complex mining and processing operations, as well as mining-related merger and acquisition activities. He was previously employed by Newmont Mining Corporation, GTN Copper Corporation, a copper mining company, and Cyprus Minerals Company, a diversified mining company. Mr. Bhappu holds a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
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