Our Team

Board & Senior Leadership Team 

Founder & Executive Chairman

Etienne Kiss-Borlase

Etienne is the founder and major shareholder of the Clean Resources Group, with significant experience creating, developing and managing results-orientated, good governance companies. Previously Etienne founded and operated a Strategic Management, Audit and Fiduciary Consultancy, based in Geneva & Singapore. Etienne began his professional career as an investment banker in London. Etienne is a Swiss national, with an MBA from University of St Gallen and is a qualified CPA. Etienne holds a number of other private directorships and is a member of the Swiss Mining Institute.

Director

Adrian Bruegger

Adrian works as the Legal Counsel for Swiss Life Asset Managers, responsible for the asset manager’s corporate, M&A and capital market transactions. Adrian previously worked at ING Bank as Head of Legal & Compliance. Adrian obtained his Master of Law & Economics from University of St Gallen and is a Swiss-qualified lawyer.

Director & Group CFO

Miguel Perry

Miguel is Group CFO for Clean Resources. Miguel previously held CFO positions with AIM-listed African Minerals and FTSE-listed ENRC, as well as advising Shandong Iron & Steel on its acquisition and restructuring of its Tonkolili iron ore project in Sierra Leone. Miguel was previously an Audit & Assurance Partner with PWC in Switzerland and Russia, in the Global Energy & Natural Resources division. Miguel qualified as a Chartered Accountant, after graduating from the UK's University of Essex. 

Director & ReCinis Technical Advisor

Dr Bruce Christensen

Bruce is Senior Vice President with Master Builders Solutions Admixtures US, responsible for commercial leadership across the US and Canada. Bruce also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ready Mix Concrete Research & Education Foundation. Bruce worked for the previous business owner, BASF Construction Chemicals division, for over 15 years, holding an array of Technology Innovation, Operational and Marketing roles in the Americas and Asia Pacific, including Chief Technology Officer (Construction Materials). Prior to that, Bruce worked for Degussa Construction Chemicals and before, as a research scientist for bio-degradeable packaging developments with E.Khashoggi Industries. Bruce obtained his PhD. in Materials Science & Engineering from NorthWestern University in Illinois. 

Senior Mine Engineering Advisor 

Chris Reardon

Chris has been a mining engineering profession for over 25 years in open cut mine planning, operations and management. Chris is Sudan Country Manager for Orca Gold, while previously working as European Managing Director for Deswik. Chris also worked as Technical Director for Africa Minerals in Sierra Leone, for SRK Consulting as a Principal Mining Engineer and for KCGM as Chief Mining Engineer. Chris obtained his BSc. from the University of Queensland in Brisbane Australia.

Head of Operations – ReCinis

Nick Taylor

Nick is Head of Operations for the ReCinis business. Nick previously worked for Royal Bank of Canada as European Head of Natural Resources Investment Bank and before, for Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong & London, in similar roles. Nick began his career at PWC. Nick obtained his Masters in Natural Science from the UK's University of Cambridge. Nick consults to EMR Capital and is a non-executive director of Jubilee Metals Group Plc.

Chief Technology Officer – ReCinis Upstream

Tim Sambrook

Tim is Chief Technology Officer for ReCinis Upstream. Tim was previously CEO and Technical Business Development Manager for Maelgwyn Mineral Services, having worked as a metallurgist for SGS, Wolf Minerals and Mineco. Tim obtained his Masters of Chemistry at the UK's University of Oxford & his Masters of Science (Mining & Engineering) at the UK's Camborne School of Mines. Tim also served with the British military.

CEO – Vinca Technologies

Melinda Moore

Melinda is CEO of Vinca Technologies. Melinda previously worked as Chief Commercial Officer for Sydvaranger while also Finance Director & Head of Global Outreach for WIM UK in a non-profit capacity. Melinda has over 20 years in commercial, investment banking and strategic development roles within the banking and commodity sectors. Melinda worked for BHP and Credit Suisse in commercial strategy, and for ICBC Standard Bank, as Head of the Bulks Desk and Director of Mining Coverage. Melinda gained her B.Ec (Hons) from Monash University in Melbourne Australia.

Head Chemist – Vinca Technologies

Dr Hassan Elsentriecy

Hassan is Head Chemist of Vinca Technologies and the lead developer of the ground-breaking patented Vinca high recovery non toxic metal extraction process. Hassan is a renowned electrochemist and materials research scientist, specialising in materials corrosion mitigation for advanced materials engineering applications for over 15 years. Hassan previously led the US University of Arizona research into solar power applications, funded by the US Department of Energy. Prior to that, Hassan worked for Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Corrosion Science & Technology Group, evaluating magnesium alloys for automotive applications. Hassan obtained his PhD in Materials Science from Japan’s University of Hokkaido’s Graduate School of Engineering. Hassan has published 3 granted patents and 20 materials science research papers focusing on corrosion and corrosion protection solutions for metallic alloys.