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.

Bharat Parashar

Bharat Parashar

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Bharat Parashar has over 42 years of experience in Asia and the United States in a variety of fields including Mining, Private Equity and Investment Banking. He is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Ceylon Graphite Corporation a company involved in the exploration and mining of Graphite in Sri Lanka. He is also concurrently the Managing Partner for Clove Capital Partners LLC a private investment firm.

Anuka Soza

Anuka Soza

Director

Dr. Siva Bohm

Dr. Siva Bohm

Chief Scientific Executive

Dr. Siva Bohm, has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bath and currently is a Royal Society Industry Fellow at Imperial College London. He was also awarded the fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), and is an elected member of Faraday Council and Fellow of Technical Surface Coatings (FTSC- OCCA). He has 16 years of experience in innovative product development at Tata Industries.

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.

Donald Baxter, P.Eng.

Donald Baxter, P.Eng.

Director

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 presently Chief Executive Officer and Director of 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.

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