The Sahara Natural Resources leadership team has a wealth of experience across the Mining, Oil and Gas, Agribusiness, and Infrastructure sectors. 

We’ve handpicked our team to carry out our company mission and values of Sustainability, Integrity, Professionalism, and Accountability.

Our can-do culture and results-driven approach set us apart as a leader in our industry. We look forward to working with you on your next project.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Graeme Slattery

Chairman

Graeme is a practising lawyer with over 20 years of experience advising listed and unlisted companies in the mining and resources sector on aspects of corporate and commercial law. He has extensive experience dealing with foreign jurisdictions and regulatory issues and serves on numerous international boards.

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Mohammed Munkailah

Chief Executive Officer

Munks is a geologist with over 27 years of exploration and mining related experience and the CEO of Sahara. Munks coordinates the Sahara ground team of over 200 employees.

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Beau Nicholls

Executive Director

Beau is an Australian Geologist and Executive Director for Sahara with over 26 years of experience in 20 countries including Australia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Nth and Sth America.

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Aurelien Douyere

Chief Financial Officer

Aurelien is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with extensive operational experience in the international mining industry. Aurelien has worked for both Australian ASX listed companies and international private corporations in Australia and Africa and is fluent in English and French.

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TECHNICAL MANAGERS

  • Drilling – Paul Ainger
  • Exploration – Emmanuel Sarbah
  • Consulting – Michael Cantey
  • Geotechnical – John Wilberforce
  • Testing & Inspection – Kwabena Barning
  • Survey – Kingsley Gyang
  • Drones – Hazel Kwamena
  • Hydrogeology – Osumanu Munkailah
  • Maintenance Manager – Julius Coetzee
  • EPCM – Albert Quayson
  • Telematics – Leonel Ngankeu
  • HSSE – Franklin Appiah-Thompson
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COUNTRY MANAGERS

  • Ghana – Mohammed Munkailah
  • Australia – Beau Nicholls
  • Cote d’Ivoire – Emmanuel Sarbah
  • Burkina Faso – Emmanuel Sarbah
  • Mali – Siaka Diawara
  • Guinea – Ibrahima Sory Diallo
  • Nigeria – Michael Cantey
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