Jørgen Evjen


Jørgen is an experienced manager and leader, having held senior positions in Cxense, Norsk Gjenvinning and Enfo Energy. He also has a background as corporate finance advisor at the Nordic investment bank Carnegie AB. Jørgen has worked extensively with business strategy, governance and external relations in addition to financial performance management and controlling.

Morten Often

Head of Operations and Chief Geologist

Morten has worked with the Geological Survey of Norway for 33 years as mineral resource geologist, and was Head of EthioNor, a 5-year development project in Ethiopia. Morten has also been CEO for the exploration and mineral resource development company Store Norske Gull AS, as well as exploration manager for the coal mining company Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani AS for 5 years.

Befekadu Balcha

General Manager Ethiopia

Befekadu has over 50 years of experience as a geologist with several decades in exploration. He has also worked with the Geological Survey of Ethiopia for more than 25 years and has an extensive knowledge about Ethiopian geology.

Teshome Abera

Technical Manager

Teshome has over 35 years’ experience from the technical side of the mining and exploration business, he has previously worked as the head of the drilling department of the Geological Survey of Ethiopia.

Bezabh Tamene

Exploration team manager

Bezabh is a highly experienced exploration geologist, and our local exploration team manager. Bezabh has been with the company since 2011 and has extensive experience of the Akobo projects.

Alem Hailegebriel

Exploration geologist

Alem is a highly experienced exploration geologist. Alem has worked with the Akobo project since 2011 and has a solid knowledge about the gold occurrences and regional geology there.

Johan Sjöberg


Johan is a highly experienced Swedish exploration geologist and mine manager with focus on gold and nickel. He has previously worked for Dragon Mining and Nickel Mountain Resources where he held various geology and management positions. Johan has also been CEO of Akobo Minerals for several years.