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Brent Omland

Co-CEO

Brent is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (Commerce) and a Canadian Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the mining, metals and trading business.  Before joining Ocean Partners in 2013, Brent was the CFO for Ivernia Inc. and Enirgi Metals Group, companies focused on lead mining and secondary lead smelting in Australia. Brent also worked in finance roles for Teck.

Siva Pillay

Chairman / Co-CEO

Siva graduated from Southampton University in 1984, with a BSc Joint Honours in Accounting and Law. After 15 years experience with various banks (The Bank of New York, MeesPierson/Fortis and Standard Bank) working in the commodity finance and related fields, Siva established his own boutique advisory company arranging Trade Project Finance. In 2004, Siva assisted with the Ocean Partners MBO and subsequently in 2005 joined the company. Siva was promoted to Managing Director / CEO on January 1st, 2015.

Al Paterson

Director

Al is a graduate of Queen’s University (1985) with a degree in Mining Engineering. After spending time in operations with Lafarge Corporation, Al joined the Noranda Sales team in 1987 helping to coordinate zinc and lead concentrate purchases and sales for the Noranda group.  Al left for Pechiney World Trade (PWT) in 1993 as zinc/lead trader, a role he maintains at Ocean Partners.

Devin Burnett

Director

Devin is a graduate of Fordham University (2000) with a degree in Economics and Duke University’s The Fuqua School of Business (2006) with an Executive MBA.  From 1995 until 2000 he worked at Pechiney World Trade (PWT) and was then transferred to Pechiney Trading Limited (PTL) in 2001 where he managed the secondary trading business, as well as having regional responsibility in Eastern Europe on concentrate and blister. Devin currently focuses on copper concentrate trading and blending operations.

Walter Cimowsky

Director

Walter is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with degrees in Geology (B.Sc., 1978) and Business (MBA, 1980). From 1980 until 1994 he worked in the sales and marketing division of Noranda Inc., initially posted to the Lead/Zinc Concentrate department before being appointed head of the Precious Metals Recycling and then Copper Concentrate departments. In 1994 he joined Pechiney World Trade (PWT) as a copper concentrate trader, a position he still holds with Ocean Partners.

Steve Ball

Director

Steve graduated from the University of Wales (Swansea) in 1987, with BSc Honours in Geography and has more than 30 years of experience within the raw materials sector of the lead and zinc industry. Since starting his career in the UK, Steve has worked for a number of the world’s leading zinc and lead smelting companies based in The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland where Steve was head of Raw Materials and By-Products for Nyrstar, the world’s largest zinc and lead producer. In July 2012, Steve joined Ocean Partners’ concentrate trading team and is based in Maidenhead, UK.

John Foley

Director

John is a graduate of the University College of Cork (2002) with an Executive MBA. John started his career as a shipbroker in Ireland in 1986 and joined Anglo American in 1999 as head of logistics and shipping for the Lisheen mine. He subsequently moved into sales and marketing and was Manager of the sales and marketing office for the Lisheen mine as well as overseeing sales strategy for the Black Mountain mine from 2007 to February 2011. He joined Ocean Partners in April of 2011 and is based out of the UK office.

Sinisha Bogicevic

Director

Brent Omland

Structured Finance

Brent is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (Commerce) and a Canadian Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the mining, metals and trading business.  Before joining Ocean Partners in 2013, Brent was the CFO for Ivernia Inc. and Enirgi Metals Group, companies focused on lead mining and secondary lead smelting in Australia. Brent also worked in finance roles for Teck.

Al Paterson

Zinc concentrates trader

Al is a graduate of Queen’s University (1985) with a degree in Mining Engineering. After spending time in operations with Lafarge Corporation, Al joined the Noranda Sales team in 1987 helping to coordinate zinc and lead concentrate purchases and sales for the Noranda group.  Al left for Pechiney World Trade (PWT) in 1993 as zinc/lead trader, a role he maintains at Ocean Partners.

Devin Burnett

Copper concentrates trader

Devin is a graduate of Fordham University (2000) with a degree in Economics and Duke University’s The Fuqua School of Business (2006) with an Executive MBA.  From 1995 until 2000 he worked at Pechiney World Trade (PWT) and was then transferred to Pechiney Trading Limited (PTL) in 2001 where he managed the secondary trading business, as well as having regional responsibility in Eastern Europe on concentrate and blister. Devin currently focuses on copper concentrate trading and blending operations.

Walter Cimowsky

Copper concentrates trader

Walter is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with degrees in Geology (B.Sc., 1978) and Business (MBA, 1980). From 1980 until 1994 he worked in the sales and marketing division of Noranda Inc., initially posted to the Lead/Zinc Concentrate department before being appointed head of the Precious Metals Recycling and then Copper Concentrate departments. In 1994 he joined Pechiney World Trade (PWT) as a copper concentrate trader, a position he still holds with Ocean Partners.

Steve Ball

Zinc concentrates trader

Steve graduated from the University of Wales (Swansea) in 1987, with BSc Honours in Geography and has more than 30 years of experience within the raw materials sector of the lead and zinc industry. Since starting his career in the UK, Steve has worked for a number of the world’s leading zinc and lead smelting companies based in The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland where Steve was head of Raw Materials and By-Products for Nyrstar, the world’s largest zinc and lead producer. In July 2012, Steve joined Ocean Partners’ concentrate trading team and is based in Maidenhead, UK.

John Foley

Lead & Zinc trader

John is a graduate of the University College of Cork (2002) with an Executive MBA. John started his career as a shipbroker in Ireland in 1986 and joined Anglo American in 1999 as head of logistics and shipping for the Lisheen mine. He subsequently moved into sales and marketing and was Manager of the sales and marketing office for the Lisheen mine as well as overseeing sales strategy for the Black Mountain mine from 2007 to February 2011. He joined Ocean Partners in April of 2011 and is based out of the UK office.

Damdinsuren Munkhbayar

Copper & Molybdenum (Mongolia)

Bayar studied in Odessa State University (Ukraine) and Mongolian State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in International relations in 1996. He began his career in trading in 1998 when he joined Pechiney to develop the resource trading business in Mongolia. Bayar continues these duties at Ocean Partners where he focuses on copper, gold and molybdenum. He is a loyal fan of the British band Depeche Mode.

Roberto Guerra

Copper, Lead & Zinc (Americas)

Roberto is a graduate from ITESM Campus Puebla (2012) with a degree in Industrial Engineering and minor in Systems with many years experience in the mining trading business. Roberto is based in Wilton, CT and heads up trading of zinc and lead in the Americas.

Koenraad van Halder

Lead & Zinc (Europe)

Koenraad is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (MA Honors International Business Administration) and the Rotterdam School of Management (MSc in Strategic Management) with 10 years experience in the trading business.

Before joining Ocean Partners in 2014, Koenraad was the Commercial Manager for the Oilseeds division of Louis Dreyfus China based in Beijing. Koenraad is currently focused on Zinc, Lead, Copper concentrate and by-product trading activities in Europe and Northern Africa.”

Juan Carlos Orbezo

Copper (Americas)

Juan Carlos is an Industrial Engineer from the Universidad de Lima with 15+ years in the mining, metals and trading business (MK Metals and Antamina). Juan Carlos joined MK Metals in 2003 which was subsequently acquired by OP in 2012. Juan Carlos is based in Wilton, CT and oversees trading of copper in the Americas.

Jay Hemenway

By-Products, Precious and Minor Metals (USA)

Jay is a graduate of the Technical University of Nova Scotia (1991, now Dalhousie University) with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. After university he worked in various engineering positions at Noranda’s Brunswick Smelter in eastern Canada. In 1996 Jay was instrumental in bringing a lead-acid battery recycling operation to the plant and in 1999 was selected as part of Noranda’s initial contingent of Six Sigma trainees where he became a Black Belt and was also a Six Sigma instructor. In 2002 Jay moved to fill the Business Superintendent position where he was responsible for ‘the business of smelting’ including the lead-recycling program and the inaugural ISO9001 registration. In January 2009, Jay joined Ocean Partners as the “Secondary Materials Trader”. His responsibilities include smelter secondary materials, minor elements and precious metal bearing concentrates and other materials.

James Hwang

Copper (Taiwan)

James is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with bachelor’s (1991) and master’s (1993) degrees in Metallurgy and Materials Science. He is a metallurgist with 30+ years in the mining, metals and trading business mainly spent with Teck. James joined Ocean Partners in 2015 and is based in Taiwan managing our Asian concentrate blending operations and providing general oversight over our Asian trading efforts.

Jon Pattenden

Gold concentrates

Jon initially started at Ocean Partners during an industrial placement as part of his degree program. After graduating from Bath University in 2013 with a BSc in Mathematical Sciences he returned to Ocean Partners where he focussed on finance and treasury aspects of the business. More recently he has transitioned to the trading team where he is heavily involved in African business and has also been instrumental in building our worldwide precious metals book. Jon is based in Maidenhead, UK.

Sunny Ma

Copper (Hong Kong)

Sunny is a graduate from the Hong Kong Baptist University (MSC in Environmental and Public Health Management). Sunny joined Ocean Partners in 2013 starting at departments of logistics and hedging, he subsequently moved to sales and marketing in 2017. Sunny currently focuses on copper concentrate trading in China.

Wesley Gao

Lead and Zinc (Hong Kong)

German Sovero

Copper, Lead and Zinc (Peru)

Chamath Kodagoda

CFO / Risk Management

Chamath is an Australian Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce (in International Business and E-Commerce) from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Chamath joined the Ocean Partners team in April 2015, before joining Ocean Partners, Chamath was the Corporate Controller for Ivernia Inc. and Enirgi Metals Group, companies focused on lead mining and secondary lead smelting in Australia. Chamath worked in public practice obtaining broad corporate experience providing a wide range of professional services to companies in the mining industry.

Sandeep Mittal

Logistics

Sandeep graduated in Commerce from Delhi University with Post Graduate diplomas in Export Management and Systems Management. He has more than 25 years of experience within commodities trading. Sandeep has been with Ocean Partners since its inception in 2004 and is based in Maidenhead, UK.

Zekeriya Turhal

Treasury / Finance

Zekeriya is a graduate of Executive MBA from Henley Business School in UK, and Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences of Bogazici University in Turkey. He is a Chartered Management Accountant. After his exporting and banking experiences, he joined to Okyanus Mineral Mining in Turkey (owned by Ocean Partners) as a VP Finance & Administration. He moved to Treasury / Trade Finance function of Ocean Partners in 2012, and he has been heading this function since 2019.

Paul Benjamin

Market Research / Consulting

Metallurgist. 15 years in commodity market analysis (Wood Mackenzie). Previously spent 20 years in the design and supply of mineral processing equipment (Metso). Has been carrying out market research and consulting activities for Ocean Partners since 2018.

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Ocean Partners UK Limited
The Pearce Building, Third Floor, West Street,
Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1RL, UK
Tel: +44 1628 644060 | Fax: +44 1628 644070

Ocean Partners USA, Inc.
43 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897, USA
Tel: +1-203-834-4444 | Fax: +1-203-834-4444

MK Metal Trading Mexico, S.A de C.V.,
Av. Ejército Nacional Mexicano No. 769,
Torre B Piso 3 Oficina L02, Col.
Granada, Mexico City, 11520 Mexico.
Tel: 55-5540-0255

Trading Partners Peru SAC
Av. El Derby 254 Of. 2402,
Surco, Lima 15023 Peru
Tel: 511-617-9500