Douwe van Hees (1986) is the Fund’s manager. He started his career as a private investor in junior mining companies and he worked for a junior exploration company in Canada. He is a regular visitor of mining and exploration sites and trade shows.
Since the end of 2013 he joined the Plethora Precious Metals Fund as an advisor and as of the end of 2014 he is the manager of that fund. Aside from this he performs no other activities.
Peter Vermeulen (1979) attended the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and obtained a M.Sc. in Finance in 2007. Mr. Vermeulen was co-founder of the Plethora Precious Metals Fund and is an advisor to that fund since December 2014. Mr. Vermeulen will advise the Fund Manager on investing strategies and specific investments.
Mr. James started his exploration career in 1997 working as an exploration geologist in Tanzania with Ashanti Goldfields. He spent 5 years working in London for Bloomberg and Yahoo on various debt and equity roadshows. In 2005 he joined ACA Howe and consulted on various exploration projects across Africa, Europe and Asia. He joined Stratex International in 2007 managing exploration on the Inlice gold deposit in Turkey before establishing operations and exploration projects in Ethiopia, leading teams to the discovery of the Afar Epithermal Province, which is now under a JV agreement with Thani Ashanti (a JV company of Anglo Ashanti). Mr. James is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists and a fellow of the Geological Society of London.
Dr. Hennigh is an economic geologist with 25 years of exploration experience, mainly gold related. Early in his career, he explored for major mining firms including Homestake Mining Company, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Newmont Mining Corporation. Dr. Hennigh joined the junior mining sector in 2007 and has been involved with a number of Canadian listed gold companies including Gold Canyon Resources where he led exploration at the Springpole alkaline gold project near Red Lake Ontario, a 5 million ounce gold asset that was recently sold. In 2010, Dr. Hennigh helped start Novo Resources and began assembling its Australian exploration portfolio. Dr. Hennigh obtained a Ph.D. in Geology/Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.