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Our Advisors
A wise man seeks the counsel of many.

Advisory Boards can extend a company's experience, connections and diversity of thought and outlook. We assist clients in establishing Advisory Boards tailored to their business and ambitions. Practising what we preach, we like to call on the expertise of Advisors who share our values whilst contributing their unique point of view.

David Bamford
Dr. Bamford is widely known in the Oil and Gas sector. Formerly Chief Geophysicist at BP, he was later BP Head of Exploration before joining Tullow Oil and then Premier Oil as a Non-Executive Director. He is the founder of Finding Petroleum, a leading forum held at the Geological Society in London at which key issues facing the exploration sector are regularly debated. As well as undertaking asset and company valuation projects for investment banks and hedge funds, David is a prolific commentator on the Oil and Gas sector and his insightful views invariably generate interest and comment.

Kalaa Mpinga
Kalaa is a leading international businessman with a strong network of international contacts, particularly in Africa. He gained his Master of Science degree in California and worked for Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco. He later served as an executive director of mining giant Anglo American before establishing Mwana Africa in 2003 with the support of investors in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and South Africa. From 2002 to 2017 he was Non-Executive Director of leading African company GROUP FIVE Ltd, a diversified international construction and infrastructure group with over 9000 employees and operating experience in 28 countries and which is certified as one of the Top Employers in South Africa. He is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Mafuta Investment Holding Limited.
Battuya Gankhuyag
Battuya is experienced in business development, investor relations, corporate administration, director-level executive search and financial management. Raised in Mongolia, she has a Masters degree in International Business from Hult International Business School in the UK. She has a strong network of professional connections in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors. Battuya has acted as a trade ambassador in Central Asia as well as working as Corporate Manager for London and Canadian listed lithium development company and as Investor Relations Manager for a London Main Listed diamond producer . She has strong cross-cultural skills and understanding, and is experienced in delivering successful road-show campaigns to international investors. Battuya is the founder of a consultancy focusing on connecting Western investors and Mongolian/Central Asian natural resource projects.
Graham Lyon
Graham has over 30 years broad international experience in the petroleum industry at senior technical and executive levels in substantial businesses such as Petro-Canada, Shell and the E.On group of companies. After qualifying in Petroleum Engineer at London's Imperial College he undertook a wide range of technical roles including appraisal, drilling, reservoir engineering, development, production and asset management. Thereafter he moved into Company Leadership, combining General Management, Strategy and Commercial roles with his proven technical skills. Graham has held positions as Chairman, CEO, Executive Director, Non-Executive Director and Advisor in both public, private and state owned entities. He is Director of industry consultants Soncer Ltd, and nowadays enjoys creating and developing sustainable and viable International Oil and Gas companies through business development and mentoring individuals and teams. Graham couples his strong technical background with entrepreneurial flair in an international setting and is a keen supporter to young businesses within and without the energy sector.
Ludivine Wouters
Managing Partner, Latitude Five
Ludivine is a governance and policy consultant with expertise in strategy, transaction management, regulatory, government relations and permitting. Since 2007, Ludivine has assisted countless natural resources companies and investors in emerging markets, and worked on technical assistance programmes for African States. She is co-founder and managing partner of Latitude Five, an investment and advisory firm focusing on real estate, infrastructure, mining and/or private equity in Africa. Ludivine has previous experience in political risk insurance within a Lloyd's insurance syndicate, and significant legal experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets with leading international firms in Paris; she also worked for an emerging markets investment bank in London, focusing on metals and mining clients, particularly African juniors. Ludivine is committed to change and market leadership in natural resources, participating in policy initiatives and regulatory reform across a variety of African market, and as a Director of Women in Mining (UK) from 2009 to 2012 and of International Women in Mining since March 2020. In 2013, she was nominated by her peers to be one of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining.
Sim Khirid
Sim is a successful Indian entrepreneur, politician and spiritual leader.
Sim founded and runs an Ayurvedic Beauty Products brand Divine Love - www.divinelove.in
All Divine Love products are made as per ancient Ayurvedic formulations, using the finest premium botanical ingredients, giving one a feeling of satisfaction and pleasure.
An interest in politics, took Sim into the political field - www.simforindia.in
Having contested two Parliamentary elections in India - one as an independent, the other with a party - he has first hand experience of the political game.
In his quest for truth and the meaning of life, Sim walked the path of enlightenment, under the guidance of his Gurudev - His Holiness Sat-Guru Swami Krishna Gautam - a BrahmaRishi of the NathSiddha Sampradaya - www.ashram.com.au. Sim does Vedic Tantric Divine Meditations to realise and experience the hidden world of truth and bliss.
His international experience across different cultures and his astute insights into matters, worldly and beyond, give us a unique and thoughtful perspective and vision.