Directors

Segun Lawson, BSc, MBA

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Segun has been the CEO of Thor since August 2011. He has since identified and lead all of Thor’s acquisitions and financings, most recently, Thor’s acquisition of the Segilola Gold Project and Thor’s JV with Acacia Mining.

He is a Co- founder of African Star Resources Incorporated where he served as an officer assisting with financing, corporate and business development activities. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College (UK) with Honours in Geology, and has an MBA from Cass Business School. Mr Lawson had extensive transaction experience at Noble Company, in the Oil and Gas corporate finance areas, and also experience at Premier Oil in identifying and negotiating new West African opportunities.

Segun is a British Nigerian citizen and has a strong network of contacts both in the UK and in West Africa.


Chief Kayode Aderinokun

Non-Executive Director

Chief Kayode Aderinokun is a traditional Chief with over thirty-five years of accomplished business in Nigeria. He currently serves as Chairman of First Marina Trust Limited, a leading Central Bank regulated financial services institution in Nigeria. He is one of the leading business personalities in the Nigerian Mining sector, having led a number of initiatives including the first commercial exploration program of the Segilola Gold Project. He is a founder shareholder of Tropical Mines Limited and Segilola Resources Operating limited and brings invaluable in-country expertise to the board of Thor through his significant experience gained in the mining and financial services sectors and also through his network of contacts in the Nigerian mining community.

He is an accomplished writer, and was Chairman of the Association of Nigerian Authors. He also founded the Fencing Federation of Nigeria, after serving as a Special Adviser to the Government of Osun State of Nigeria.


Folorunso “Folli” Adeoye

Non-Executive Director

Folorunso “Folli” Adeoye is the co - founder and President of Superior Petroleum Limited, a Nigerian downstream oil and gas company. He also co - founded Pacific Merchant Bank Limited (founded in 1989), which subsequently merged into Unity Bank Plc., one of the leading banks in Nigeria. He also served in a capacity as Special Adviser to the Osun State Government on development matters.

Mr Adeoye has had over twenty five years involvement in the Nigerian Mining Sector, where he co - founded Pineridge Nigeria Limited in order to advance prospective projects technically and financially in joint ventures with the Nigerian Mining Corporation. This included pioneering modern standards in gold exploration in Nigeria with Tropical Mines Limited, the original indigenous owners of the Segilola Gold Project.

Mr Adeoye join’s Thor’s board with a track record of successfully doing business in Nigeria for almost forty years, where he has built a strong network of contacts.


Adrian Coates, MA, MBA

Non-Executive Director

Adrian has over 20 years’ experience in the mining sector. He served as the Global Sector Head of Resources and Energy Group, Global Banking and Markets Division of HSBC Bank plc until 2008 with strategic responsibility for its relationships and businesses with major clients globally in the resources and utilities sectors. He was the Lead HSBC Banker on a number of large-scale metals and mining transactions. At HSBC, his advisory clients included Randgold Resources. He was cited in the press as “HSBC’s star advisory banker” and named in Financial News’ “Top 20 European Dealmakers” in late 2007. He has also held senior roles in UBS, Warrior International and Credit Suisse First Boston with a specialisation in the resources sector. He served as Managing Director, Metals and Mining at UBS Investment Bank, London and was responsible for originating the landmark Billiton IPO, a deal which both restarted the London mining market and set a precedent for the subsequent influx of emerging market companies. He currently serves as Senior Independent Director and Audit Committee Chairman of JKX Oil & Gas plc, and previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Regal Petroleum plc from July 18, 2008 until August 2017. He served as a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Polyus Gold International Limited from July 2011 until November 2015 when the company was taken private. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Kazakhgold Group, Ltd from March 2010 until July 2011 when the company was acquired. In his non-executive career, he has also served as an Adviser to a number of leading mining companies. Mr. Coates holds an MA degree in Economics from Cambridge University and an MSc (MBA) from London Business School.


Dr. Julian Barnes

Non Executive Director

Dr Barnes has 35 years of experience in over 52 countries in a wide variety of commodities and has over 26 years experience in undertaking bank due diligence studies for the majority of the major resource lending institutions. Dr Barnes co-founded Resource Service Group (subsequently RSG Global) in 1986. In 2004, he joined Dundee Precious Metals Inc. and was responsible for their worldwide exploration activities, project acquisition and investment due diligence. Following this, Dr Barnes was responsible for all technical aspects including exploration, project management, development, and management of Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) studies and due diligence for various companies as a specialist consultant. Dr Barnes has extensive experience in due diligence studies, company and project reviews for major global resource lending institutions and mining companies located throughout the world.


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