Michael A. Barton

Former Chief Executive Officer at Pala Investments Ltd.

Michael A. Barton

Michael A. Barton

Former Chief Executive Officer at Pala Investments Ltd.

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Pala Investments Ltd.
Pala Investments Ltd /Switzerland

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590

Number of Boards

13

Birthday

1980

Age

38

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Senior Vice President & General Counsel at GEOVIA

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Registered Professional Engineer at South African Council for Professional Engineers

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Managing Partner at Pala Investments Ltd /Switzerland

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Managing Partner at Pala Investments Ltd /Switzerland

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Managing Director, Investment Team at Pala Investments Ltd /Switzerland

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Former Vice President at Pala Investments Ltd /Switzerland

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Chief Financial Officer & Joint Secretary at Kore Potash Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Kore Potash Ltd.

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Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Nevada Copper Corp.

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General Manager-Liqhobong at Firestone Diamonds Plc

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Michael A. Barton
Former Chief Executive Officer at Pala Investments Ltd.
Education

The University of Leicester is a public research university based in Leicester, England.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment operates as securities and investment educational institute. It is the professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of major financial centres round the world. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Pala Investments Ltd. is a multi-national private company located in Saint Helier,. The firm operates as private equity and venture capital firm. It was founded by Jan Alex Castro. The company's website shows the following as a description of the firm: Pala is a multi-strategy investment company focused on the mining and metals value chain with a strong track record of successful investments and value creation. Pala’s team has extensive experience within the sector and seeks to assist companies in which it has long-term share holdings by providing strategic advice and innovative solutions in development, production, expansion and turnaround situations. Pala also pursues a range of liquid investment strategies. Pala invests across all geographies and in all mining commodities as well as mining services and consumables.

Chief Executive Officer
2006 - Prior
Managing Director
Prior

Pala is a specialist investment manager focused on the mining and metals sector. The firm invests worldwide in private equity as well as in public companies, both in established and emerging markets. They consider investments across a variety of commodities and minerals, including base metals, precious metals, industrial minerals, oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, coalbed methane and alternative energy sources. They also invest in mining services and consumables, as well as in mineral processing, mining technology and mining infrastructure. Their investments have included mining operations for gold and diamonds. In emerging markets they target early-stage companies, whereas in established market they tend to invest in larger companies, including in turnaround situations.Pala is a hands-on investor who gets actively involved in their investee companies at the board level. They provide strategic advisory and innovative financing solutions, and stay invested over the long term. The firm invests up to USD 150 million in the form of direct equity, debt and mezzanine financing. The firm's investment approach starts with a top-down macro view of developments within their sector of interest, and they may also invest opportunistically outside of their key sector of focus. Individual investment decisions are bottom-up and based on in-depth fundamental research at the company level.

Boards & Committees
Non-Executive Director
2018 - Current

Dalradian Resources, Inc. is an exploration company, which engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious and base metals projects. Its exploration properties are located in Canada, Northern Ireland, and Norway. The company was founded on March 27, 2009 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Non-Executive Director
2012 - Current

Kore Potash Ltd. engages in the mineral exploration and development company. Its projects include Kola sylvinite deposit, Dougou and Yangala Prospect hosts sylvinite of the Hangingwall Seam. The company was founded on February 19, 2004 and is headquartered in Perth, Australia.

Member, Advisory Board
Current