PAUL SCHMIEDE - Vice President Corporate Development

Paul Schmiede is a major shareholder and the Vice President Corporate Development at Sarama Resources Ltd. He is a mining engineer with over 20 years experience in mining and exploration. Prior to joining Sarama in 2010, Paul was Vice President Operations and Project Development at Moto Goldmines Ltd where he managed the pre-feasibility, bankable and definitive feasibility study for the +22 million ounce Democratic Republic of Congo based, Moto Gold Project (now Kibali Gold). Whilst at Moto he also managed the in-country environment and community studies and pre-construction activities. Prior to joining Moto Goldmines, he held senior operational and management positions with Gold Fields Ltd and WMC Resources Ltd where he was responsible for underground and open pit operations as well as project development and planning.

Paul holds a First Class Mine Managers Certificate (Western Australia), a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

LUI EVANGELISTA - Chief Financial Officer

Lui Evangelista is Sarama’s Chief Financial Officer with thirty years of public company accounting, finance and corporate governance experience. He has more than eighteen years’ experience in the mining industry, of which nine years has been at operational and corporate level with companies operating in Francophone Africa.

Lui held the positions of Group Financial Controller and Acting CFO at Anvil Mining Ltd which operated 3 mines in the DRC. He was an integral part of the senior management team that saw Anvil’s market capitalisation grow from C$100 million in 2005 to C$1.3 billion upon takeover by Minmetals in 2012.

Lui holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance.