John Clarke | President & CEO, Director
John is a non-executive director of Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd. and has served as the CEO of Nevsun Resources Limited, which successfully brought the Bisha Mine into production in Eritrea. Prior to joining Nevsun in 1997, Dr. Clarke was an Executive Director of Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited of Ghana, where he helped establish Ashanti’s gold exploration program throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Clarke holds a Ph.D. in metallurgy from Cambridge University and M.B.A. from the University of Middlesex.
Donat K. Madilo | Senior Vice President, Commercial & DRC Affairs
Donald joined Banro in 1996 as Treasurer of the Corporation and served as CFO until September of 2014. He has over 25 years experience in finance and administration, including CFO of a number of mining exploration companies. Donald holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Kinshasa, a B.Sc. (Licence) in Applied Economics from University of Kinshasa and a Masters of Science in Accounting (Honors) from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Rory Taylor | Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Taylor is a senior finance executive with over 18 years of international public company experience. Most recently, Mr. Taylor served as Chief Financial Officer of Aura Minerals Inc. Before that, Mr. Taylor served in senior financial positions for various international companies including Endeavour Mining Corporation and Crew Gold Corporation. These companies owned and operated gold mines and various exploration properties in South and Central America, West Africa, Greenland and the Philippines. He holds a South African CA designation and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Town.
Dan Bansah | Head of Projects and Operations
Dan has over 25 years-experience in the gold mining industry. He has an MSc in Mineral Exploration with Distinction from Leicester University, UK and is a Member and a Chartered Professional of AusIMM. Dan was Banro’s Vice President of Exploration from 2007 to 2013. Prior to joining Banro in 2004, Dan was the Group Mineral Resource Manager with Ashanti Goldfields, with responsibilities for the coordination, auditing and compilation of Ashanti’s Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves in Africa.
Desire Sangara | Vice President, Administration & Stakeholders Relations
Desire is Banro’s Vice-President, Government Relations and is based in Kinshasa. He has a Masters degree in management from E.D.C. (Paris) and has over 17 years professional experience in D.R.Congo’s exploration and mining sector. He previously held senior positions with the Belgium-Luxemburg mining company, Mindev, and with Ashanti Goldfields, where for seven years he was the company’s country manager.