Michael Martineau

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Michael Martineau Independent Director of First Quantum Minerals.

"Mr. Martineau graduated from the University of Oxford in England with a MA and d.Phil in geology. He has worked worldwide in mineral exploration and mine development since 1970, specializing in Africa since 1986. After seven years in North America with Kennecott Copper Corporation he moved to the United Kingdom becoming General Manager Global Exploration for BP Minerals. After a period as Director Minerals for Seltrust Mining (Australia) and CEO of Cluff Minerals Exploration in 1989, he founded and acted as CEO for Canadian listed SAMAX Gold Inc, Carpathian Gold and latterly AXMIN Inc. Currently he serves as a non-executive director of several UK and Canadian natural resources companies." [1]

"Dr. Michael Martineau is a geologist with 36 years experience in the mining industry including 20+ years diversified across Africa. Michael holds a first class honours degree in Geology from Oxford University, a dPhil also in geology from Oxford and he is a LEP programme graduate of the London Business School. He previously held the positions of president and director of Axmin, a gold exploration company whose regional emphasis is West Africa. Michael was a director of Ashanti Goldfields until its merger with AngloGold. An independent director since 2004." [2]

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  1. Directors, First Quantum Minerals, accessed January 23, 2009.
  2. Directors, Golden Star Resources (Cached 2008), accessed May 11, 2010.