Ceylon Graphite management team is made up of a unique blend of individuals with immense experience and excellent business leaderships in Asia.

Management Team

Sasha Jacob

Sasha Jacob

Founder and Strategic Advisor

Sasha Jacob is the Chairman & CEO of Jacob Capital Management Inc. a merchant bank focused on the renewable power and infrastructure sectors. Sasha brings over 20 years of experience in the power sector, including founding and leading the power and infrastructure practice at a leading Canadian investment bank, as well as several years in senior political positions with the Ontario Minister of Energy.

Rodney Stevens

Rodney Stevens

Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Stevens is a Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) charterholder with over a decade of experience in the capital markets, first as an investment analyst with Salman Partners Inc. and subsequently as a merchant and investment banker and  portfolio manager. Over his career, he has been instrumental in assisting in financings and M&A activities worth over $1 billion in transaction value.

Donald Baxter

Donald Baxter, P.Eng.

Chief Executive Officer

Don Baxter is one of the premier graphite experts outside of China, having built one of only two producing graphite mines in North America. Don is also CEO of private Company, Applied Graphite Technologies. Prior to this, Don served as President, CEO and Executive Director of Alabama Graphite Corp, successfully completing the company’s disruptive Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) and introducing a new, battery-focused strategy.

Dr. Siva Bohm

Dr. Siva Bohm

Chief Scientific Executive

Dr Siva Bohm is a renowned nano materials scientist with decades of multi-industry experience. He served as the graphene experts in ArcelorMittal, CTO in Talga, and Principal Scientist in Tata Steel. Siva has been a Royal Society industry fellow from 2017 affiliated initially with Cambridge Graphene Centre and later with Imperial college. He is also a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Faraday Council member, and Fellow of Technical surface Coatings. During his career, he has coinvented 35 patents, authored 95 scientific publications and is responsible for implementing ten commercial products. He has chemical engineering degree in Germany and has a PhD from University of Bath, UK.

Dr. Mallika Bohm

Dr. Mallika Bohm

Technical Director

Dr. Mallika Bohm has a PhD in Physics from University College, London. She has been a project leader for Tata Steel in anti-corrosion technologies as well as in the advancement of new products for galvanised wires and processes for motor tire bead wire. She has also been a Technical Director at Talga Technologies in the area of use of graphene in coating, composite, construction materials and energy.

Kevin Aylward

Kevin Aylward

Director

Kevin Aylward is an Indigenous senior executive with both Public and Private sector experience. Kevin is a former Provincial Cabinet Minister with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, having served ten years in Cabinet. Kevin served 20 years as MHA in the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador and served as Leader of Liberal Party NL in 2011. He is Co-Founder of Beothuk Energy Offshore Wind group and Co Signatory to Beothuk Joint Venture with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners.

Abbey Abdiye

Abbey Abdiye

CFO

Abbey Abdiye has extensive experience in the financial sector, in both public and private companies. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and current chief financial officer of reporting issuers, where he is responsible for all financial, fiscal management, regulatory compliance matters and reporting aspects of company operations.

He also provides strategic guidance and direction in capital structuring and is engaged in innovative financing programs that leverage sales and development.

Brett James

Brett James

Director

Brett James is currently the Vice President of Sussex Strategy Group (“Sussex”). Prior to joining Sussex, Brett operated his own consulting practice servicing clients in government as well as in the health care, finance and energy sectors. He also spent two years as a Senior Associate at APCO Canada, part of one of the world’s largest public affairs agencies. Before entering the private sector, Brett worked for Ontario’s Minister of Health, Jim Wilson, serving as a senior advisor and Communications Assistant to the Minister.

Jody Lenihan

Jody Lenihan, P.Eng. , P.E

Director

Mr. Lenihan has had tremendous success doing business in Sri Lanka. He is one of the founding shareholders of Ceylon Graphite, and was Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of South Asia Energy Management Systems (SAEMS), formerly Sri Lanka’s largest independent hydropower producer. With Sprott Asset Management as its largest shareholder, SAEMS was involved in the development, construction, and operation of run-of-river hydropower facilities in Sri Lanka and Uganda including eleven projects totaling 40MW in Sri Lanka,

Technical Team

Dr. Ranjith Premasiri

Dr. Ranjith Premasiri

Consultant Geologist

Hasara Prabhajith

Hasara Prabhajith

Senior Geologist

Charith Jeewantha

Charith Jeewantha

Geologist

Pasindu Raviranga

Pasindu Raviranga

Mining Engineer