Diamond Fields was originally founded as Diamond Fields Resources Inc. (TSE:DFR) by Mr. Jean-Raymond Boulle in 1993. Diamond Fields Resources (DFR) discovered the massive Voisey's Bay nickel deposit, and in 1996 DFR was sold to INCO for CDN$4.3 billion. Diamond assets of DFR were spun off into Diamond Fields International Ltd. (DFI). Diamond Fields International Ltd. is focused on diamonds, gold and base metal opportunities worldwide.
The members of Diamond Fields management team bring strong technical, geological and financial expertise to the Company. Below you will find a list of all the directors and management as well as a brief summary on each.
| ||Edward Wayne Malouf|
Position: Director and Chairman
Mr. Malouf was President and CEO of Diamond Fields from December 2007 to July 2010. He has been Chairman of the Board since January 2008, and a director since December 2007. Mr. Malouf received his B.A. and J.D. from St. Mary's University in Texas and his M.A. from the University of Chicago. In private practice for several years, Mr. Malouf has represented a number of mining companies. In 2002 he became chief executive officer of Sierra Rutile Limited, a subsidiary of Titanium Resources Group ("TRG"), a London AIM listed company (TRX), and one of the world's largest producer's of natural rutile. In that capacity and later as Executive Vice-Chairman of TRG, Mr. Malouf played a pivotal role in the successful restart of TRG's rutile and bauxite mining operations in Sierra Leone.
| ||Ian Ransome|
Position: Director, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer
Ian Ransome is a geologist and has been involved in management and running the Company's various exploration programmes for the past twelve month's. He has extensive experience in Africa in running exploration and mining programmes for various commodities and precious metals. Mr. Ransome became interim President and CEO of the Company in July 2010.
| ||Earl Young|
Mr. Young was appointed Director of Diamond Fields in June 2003. He is a director of the Corporate Council on Africa, a Washington, D.C. based organization with a membership that represents nearly 85% of all U.S. private sector investment in Africa. Mr. Young also serves as President of the U.S./Madagascar Business Council headquartered in Washington, D.C.
| ||Norman Roderic Baker|
Norman Roderic Baker is a geologist. Since 1989 Mr. Baker has been a self-employed mining geologist engaged in pursuit of his individual interests in Venezuela and Brazil. Mr. Baker has also acted as a consulting geologist for other mining companies. Mr. Baker was a founding director of Diamond Fields Resources Inc.
| ||Gregg J. Sedun|
Mr. Sedun is an independent venture capital professional based in Vancouver, Canada with 29 years of mining & industry-related finance experience. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB), he practiced corporate finance/securities & mining law in Vancouver until retiring from law in 1997. Thereafter, he founded two private venture capital firms, including Global Vision Capital Corp., where he continues to carry on venture capital investing as President & CEO.
Mr. Sedun has been involved as a director and/or founding shareholder in a number of successful companies including Diamond Fields Resources Inc. (founding director) which was acquired by Inco in 1996 for $4.3 billion in the largest takeover of a junior mining company in Canadian history; Adastra Minerals Inc. (founding director) which was acquired by First Quantum Minerals in 2006 for $275 million; and Peru Copper Inc. (founding shareholder) which was acquired by Chinalco in 2007 in an all-cash $840 million takeover. Mr. Sedun is also currently Chairman, President & CEO of Goldgroup Mining Inc. (TSX:GGA), Chairman & CEO of Uracan Resources (TSX.V:URC), Director and former President of Oceanic Iron Ore Corp. (TSX.V:FEO) and former President & CEO of Luna Gold Corp. (TSX:LGC).
| ||Gooroodeo (Mahen) Sookun|
Position: Director, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary
Mr. Sookun was appointed as a director in May 2007, and as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary in April 2008. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an MBA(Finance) from the University of Leceister(Uk). He was previously the Group Finance and Administrative Manager of Titanium Resources Group Limited, a company operating in Sierra Leone and listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. Before 2005, he was with the Mon Loisir Group, working in Mauritius and Mozambique.
| ||Craig A. McLean|
Mr. McLean was appointed as a director in December 2009. He is a geologist who brings many years of international operating experience to Diamond Fields. He was formerly a senior geologist, and also consulting geologist on a number of base metals, gold and diamond exploration programs in west Africa, central/east Africa, Russia & western Australia, representing companies including America Mineral Fields Inc., Centaur Mining & Exploration Ltd., Aurora Gold Ltd., Gondwana (Investments) BVI, as well as Diamond Fields International Ltd. Mr. Mclean received a B.Sc. Hon. (Geology) from Kingston University, UK in 1996.