Almas Resources: Emerging Diamond Producer

Board of Directors

Iris Alexander

Non-Executive Director

Iris commenced her career with Everbright Bank international finance in China before moving to Australia and building a highly successful financial advisory, investment banking, and commodities trading business. She was involved in a number of significant transactions and capital raisings. Recently, Iris founded Finest Jewellery by Iris Alexander, a high-end boutique diamond jewellery brand focusing on Asia retail markets.

Juan van der Westhuizen

Non-Executive Director

Juan is a diamond industry specialist from South Africa. After graduating from University in 1999 he managed his family’s alluvial diamond mine near Kimberley and subsequently became involved in all sectors of the diamond industry. Juan has an intimate knowledge and understanding of the industry as well as the governance of Mineral Rights in South Africa. In 2006 he played a key role in the listing of a diamond mining company in London.

Phil Brilus

Executive Director

Phil is a highly experienced diamond valuer and diamond industry professional with over 30 years career with Diamond Trading Company (De Beers), Rio Tinto, eDiamond and DDA Trading. He worked in every significant centre of diamond industry including South Africa, Namibia, London, Anwerp, Tel Aviv and Moscow. He is currently a CEO of DDA Trading BVBA online diamond trading platform based in Antwerp.

Alex Alexander

Chief Executive Officer

Alex was the founder and managing director of Summit Capital Ltd, a financial advisory firm with a particular focus on resources, commodities and in particular diamonds. He has played a leading role in a number of capital raisings and corporate transactions and was an Executive Chairman of two listed companies. Prior to Summit Capital,  Alex was a stock broker with Deutsche Bank and ABN AMRO and a group executive with Westpac Bank.

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