Board of Directors


Jesus Fernandez, Board Member

Mr. Fernandez has over 15 years of experience in mining investments and commodities financing. He established the Trafigura Group’s mining investment arm in 2005, and he currently heads the mining investment team at Galena. Mr. Fernandez is a board member of a number of companies including Trafigura Group’s mining division, Cadillac Ventures and Mawson West. Prior to joining the Trafigura Group, he worked in the project finance team at International Power plc in London. Mr. Fernandez has a Master of Science degree (Finance and Investment) from the University of Exeter and a Licenciatura (Economics degree) from the Universidad de Cantabria, Spain.

Carlos Pons, Board Member

Mr. Pons has over ten years of experience in M&A, investments and financing in mining and natural resources. He started his career at Goldman Sachs and worked in its London and Moscow offices where he was involved in numerous merger, acquisition and capital markets transactions. Most recently, Mr. Pons worked for Ural Invest as Vice President for investments and executed mining and infrastructure investments in Russia and Africa. Mr. Pons joined Galena in 2013 from Glencore’s oil department, where his main focus was M&A. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from ICADE Madrid, Spain.

James Grech, Board Member

Mr. Grech has over 30 years of experience in the natural resources industry. Prior to joining Wolverine Fuels, LLC in July 2018, Mr. Grech served as President of Nexus Gas Transmission and previously held the position of Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Consol Energy. Mr. Grech brings a strong operational, commercial and financial background in both mining and other energy business operations, and also has extensive utilities and capital markets experience. Mr. Grech holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.