Mr. Scholtz has undertaken management development studies at London Business School, University of South Africa (UNISA), and University of Cape Town's Graduate Business School.
Mr. Mark Lochtenberg (52)
Formerly the co-head of Glencore International AG’s worldwide coal division, Mr. Mark Lochtenberg spent 13 years at Glencore’s commodity trading concern, overseeing a range of trading activities including the purchase and aggregation of the coal project portfolio that would later become Xstrata Coal. Previously, Mr. Lochtenberg had established a coal “swaps” market for Bain Refco (Deutsche Bank) after having served as coal marketing manager for Peko Wallsend Limited. He is also a director of Australian Transport and Energy Corridor Limited (“ATEC”) and an alternate director of Surat Basin Rail Pty Ltd. Mr. Lochtenberg is currently the Executive Chairman and a founding executive director of ASX-listed Cockatoo Coal Limited.
Mr. Lochtenberg graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Hons) degree from Liverpool University, U.K.
Mr. Robert Stan (59)
Mr. Robert Stan has been involved in the Canadian coal industry since 1979, during which time he has developed an extensive knowledge of the international coal industry and markets. He has held senior management positions with several Canadian mining companies, including Fording Coal Limited, Westar Mining Ltd, Teck Corporation and Smoky River Coal Limited (SRCL). Mr. Stan was appointed a director of Grande Cache Coal Corporation in July 2000, President in February 2001 and Chief Executive Officer in September 2002. Grande Cache Coal was sold for C$1 billion in 2011 to Hong Kong-listed Winsway Coking Coal and Japanese trading house Marubeni Corporation. Prior to February 2001, Mr. Stan was Vice-President of Westpine Inc., a privately held mining investment company, and prior to March 2000 was Vice-President, Marketing and Business Development of SRCL.
Mr. Stan received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Lawrence Clark, Jr. (41)
Mr. Larry Clark recently became President and Chief Executive Officer of JW Resources, Inc., a private operator of thermal coal assets in Central Appalachia, and serves as Managing Member of BalanTrove Management, LLC, a corporate advisory business catering to small and middle market resource and energy companies. Prior to founding BalanTrove in early 2011, Mr. Clark was a Managing Director and Director of Investments of Harbinger Capital Partners LLC from 2002 to 2011 where he was responsible for investments in metals, mining, industrials, and retail companies, among other sectors. Prior to joining Harbinger, from 2001 to 2002, Mr. Clark was a Distressed Debt and Special Situations Research Analyst at Satellite Asset Management, L.P., where he covered financially stressed and distressed industrial, cyclical, and energy companies. He has actively participated in numerous financial restructurings in official and unofficial capacities.