Mr Milind Kantilal Oza
Executive Chairman, Wollongong Coal Limited
Mr Milind Oza holds a Bachelor degree in business and an LLB degree in law from South Gujarat University, India. Mr Oza also holds a Masters in International Management studies from the University of Texas and a Masters of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas, Dallas, USA.
Mr Oza has more than 30 years of experience and has held senior positions in various organisations. He worked with Canadian telecom major Nortel Networks as Director of International Marketing for 14 years. He worked two years with Booz Allen Hamilton in McLean Virginia. Prior to this he successfully managed his own business in the hospitality industry in the USA. He was President, Global Ventures, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) before joining Wollongong Coal as CEO. He remains the Chairman of Jindal Power Senegal SAU, which has signed a power purchase agreement for building a 350 MW coal-based power generation plant in Senegal, with total investment of US$900 million.
Dr Andrew Edwin Firek, M.Sc, Ph D, FAusIMM, FAIE
Non-Executive Director and Member of Audit Committee & Remuneration Committee
Dr Firek has been involved in mining and mineral processing for over 26 years. His experience includes managing of process development, construction, commissioning and operations of coal, base and precious metals plants in Europe, Africa and Australia. He worked in Europe and Africa as a United Nations expert in fossil fuels exploration, mineral processing and energy generation. Dr Firek is also familiar with downstream processing of oil and gas that helps in evaluating feasibility of fuel resources.
Dr Firek was a Group Leader at the CSIRO, Division of Fossil Fuels in Sydney and was engaged in developing technologies to produce liquid fuels from coal. He was Project Director at Memtec Ltd, following which he joined Pancontinental Mining Ltd where he was Research and Development Manager involved in substantial mineral resources projects including base and precious metals, uranium and the development and commissioning of a $220 million magnesia production facility near Rockhampton in Queensland. He worked on site during construction and commissioning for 12 months.
Dr Firek was a director of mineral residue processing group Hydromet Technologies Ltd. He was a founding director in three ASX listed companies and managed coal, iron ore, base and precious metals exploration, feasibility studies and financial negotiations for projects in Australia, South America, China (Inner Mongolia) and Indonesia.
Dr Firek was also the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Coalworks Limited until June 2012 and currently is a Technical Director at Orpheus Energy Limited.
Mr Sanjay Kumar Srivastava, Masters in Science & Technology in Applied Geology and PG Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Mr Srivastava has more than 25 years of experience in Coal and Mineral business while working for some the largest Steel and Aluminium companies of India in various functional roles. His experience includes Business Development, Raw Material Procurement for Steel and Aluminium Industry, Exploration and Development of Greenfield Mining Projects in India and South East Asia. He has been involved in the acquisition of medium to large size Coal and Nickel ore assets in Indonesia. Mr Srivastava is also experienced in Business Development in Oil & Gas & Power Projects in Indonesia. He is currently working as Business Head of Jindal Steel & Power Limited in Indonesia.
Mr Sanjay Sharma, B.Com (Hons), MBA
Mr Sharma is a Management Graduate from the University of Canberra with over 15 years of experience in business management. He has held various senior positions in two other companies before joining Wollongong Coal Limited as a Company Secretary in 2004. He is also Company Secretary in other group of companies in Australia. He is currently looking after Secretarial and Legal compliance of the group in particular Wollongong Coal Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).
Mr Sharma has been associated with Wollongong Coal Limited since its inception and was fully involved in the Company’s successful initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the ASX. He is also actively involved in investors and other stakeholders’ relations.