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Vulcan

Team Zero Carbon

Our most important resource: our team of world-renowned experts in chemistry, engineering and geology.
We’re from all over the globe, bound together with one goal in common: decarbonising the transition to electric vehicles.
Meet the Vulcan Zero Carbon Lithium™ team.

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Board

Our team of world-renowned experts in geology, chemistry and engineering is supported by a Board with decades of leadership and expertise in the lithium industry, geology, and investment banking.

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Gavin Rezos

Gavin Rezos

B.Juris, LLB, BA, Law, Economics, International Politics

Chair

  • Executive Chair/CEO positions of two companies that grew from start-ups to the ASX 300.
  • Extensive international investment banking experience.
  • Investment banking Director of HSBC with senior multi-regional roles in investment banking, legal and compliance functions.
  • Currently Chair of Resource and Energy Group and principal of Viaticus Capital.
  • Previously Non-Executive Director of Iluka Resources, Alexium International Group.
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Dr. Francis Wedin

PhD & BSc (Hons) Geology & Mineral exploration, MBA in renewable energy

Managing Director & Founder – CEO

  • Founder of Vulcan Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project. Lithium industry executive since 2014.
  • Previously Executive Director of ASX-listed Exore Resources Ltd.
  • Three discoveries of JORC Lithium Resources on two continents including Lynas Find, now part of Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora Project in production.
  • Management & Executive experience in resources sector on four continents; bilingual; dual Swedish & Australian nationality.
Dr Horst Kreuter

Dr. Horst Kreuter

PhD Engineering Geology, MSc Applied Geology

Co-Founder & Board Advisor

  • Ex-CEO of Geothermal Group Germany GmbH and GeoThermal Engineering GmbH (GeoT).
  • Co- Founder of Vulcan Zero Carbon Lithium™ Project.
  • Successful geothermal project development & permitting in Germany and worldwide.
  • Widespread political, investor and industry network in Germany and Europe.
  • Based in Karlsruhe, local to the project area in the Upper Rhine Valley.
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Annie Liu

BEng Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Former Tesla Head of Battery and Energy Supply Chain.
  • Led and managed Tesla’s multi-billion-dollar strategic partnerships and sourcing portfolios that support Tesla’s Energy and Battery business units including Battery, Battery Raw Material, Energy Storage, Solar and Solar Glass, including raw materials sourcing efforts such as lithium for battery cells.
  • 20 years’ experience with Tesla and Microsoft.
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Dr. Heidi Grön

PhD Chemical Process Engineering, Dip. Chemical Engineering

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Dr. Grön is a chemical engineer by background with 20 years’ experience in the chemicals industry.
  • Since 2012, Dr. Grön has been a senior executive with Evonik, one of the largest specialty chemicals companies in the world, with a market capitalization of €14B and 32,000 employees.
  • At Evonik, Dr. Grön is currently responsible for:
    • Global product stewardship;
    • Asset & portfolio strategy development based on the impact assessment of the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability;
    • Management of Evonik’s major investment volumes.
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Josephine Bush

CTA, MA (Hons) Law CFA, ESG investing, Sustainable Finance Certification

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Member of the EY Power and Utilities Board.
  • Led and delivered the EY Global Renewables and Sustainable Business Plan and spearheaded a series of major Renewable Market Transactions.
  • Successfully advised on the first environmental yieldco London Stock Exchange listing, Greencoat UK Wind PLC.
  • Ms. Bush is a Chartered Tax Advisor, holds an MA Law degree from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and brings a wealth of experience in ESG strategic advisory.
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Ranya Alkadamani

BA Media, Communication, Media Studies, MA International Relations & Affairs, MA International Communications

Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Founder of Impact Group International.
  • A communications strategist, focused on amplifying the work of companies that have a positive social or environmental impact.
  • Experience in working across media markets and for high profile people, including one of Australia’s leading philanthropists, Andrew Forrest and Australia’s then Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.
Julia-Poliscanova

Julia Poliscanova

BA (Hons) Politics, French. MSc Energy

Special Advisor

  • Senior Director with the EU’s Transport and Environment.
  • Instrumental in shaping policies around EU vehicle CO2 standards & sustainable batteries.
  • On the steering committee for the Battery CO2 Passport program of the Global Battery Alliance.
  • Previously worked for the Mayor of London and in the European Parliament following EU legislation on renewables, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
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Rob Ierace

CA, CSA BComs Accounting & Finance

CFO / Company Secretary

  • Robert is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 20 years experience, predominately with ASX and AIM listed resource and oil and gas exploration and production companies.
  • He has extensive experience in financial and commercial management including experience in corporate governance, debt and capital raising, tax planning, risk management, treasury management, insurance, corporate acquisitions and divestment and farm in/farm out transactions.
  • Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Curtin University, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia and a Graduate Certificate of Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia
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KEY EXECUTIVES

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Thorsten-Weimann

Thorsten Weimann

Diploma Mechanical Engineering (TU), MBA

Chief Operating Officer

  • Expert in geothermal and drilling technology, with more than 25 years of professional experience.
  • Thorsten is Technical Manager of the German Geothermal Association (Bundesverband Geothermie e.V.) and he is well connected in the German geothermal industry.
  • Mr. Weimann has a diploma in Engineering (Technical University of Munich) and an MBA (Universities of Augsburg and Pittsburgh).
Vincent-Ledoux-Pedailles

Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles

BA International Business, MA Green & Sustainable Business Environment, Risk Management

Vice President – Business Development

  • Vincent was previously Executive Director – Corporate Strategy at Infinity Lithium Corporation, where Vincent led the project to become the first to secure EU funding.
  • Vincent was also appointed as a Lithium Expert by the European Commission.
  • He previously worked at IHS Markit where he led the lithium and battery materials research team covering the entire industry’s supply chain from raw materials to E-mobility.
  • Mr. Ledoux-Pedailles holds a Business Masters in Risk Management and International Purchasing from ESDES Business School in France.

Energy Business

Planning and consultancy company for deep geothermal energy projects, based in the Upper Rhine Valley, Germany. Highly credentialed scientific team with >100 years of combined world-leading expertise. 12 team members, created in 2005.

Agreement to acquire

Consultancy company focused on deep geothermal projects at surface: power plant, heat stations, drill pads, and permitting. More than 300 years engineering knowledge of Gec-Co’s team. 25 team members, created in 2012.

Agreement to acquire

Lithium Business

Project Development team based in Germany. World-leading experts in the fields of lithium chemistry, DLE and chemical engineering: 8 team members.

Founded in 2020

PUBLIC AFFAIRS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Europe

Germany

Australia

Corporate Directory

Board of Directors

Gavin Rezos
Chairman

Dr. Francis Wedin
Managing Director & Founder – CEO

Dr. Horst Kreuter
Co-Founder and Board Advisor

Annie Liu
Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Heidi Grön
Independent Non-Executive Director

Josephine Bush
Independent Non-Executive Director

Ranya Alkadamani
Independent Non-Executive Director

Julia Poliscanova
Special Advisor

Rob Ierace
CFO / Company Secretary

Stock Exchange Listing

Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX Code: VUL)

Auditors

RSM Australia Partners
Level 32, 2 The Esplanade
Perth WA 6000

Solicitors

Steinepreis Paganin
16 Milligan Street
Perth WA 6000

Bankers

Westpac Banking Corporation
Level 4, Brookfield Place, Tower Two
123 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Share Registry

Automic Share Registry

Level 2, 267 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Telephone: 1300 288 664
https://www.automicgroup.com.au/

Registered Office

Level 11, Brookfield Place
125 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Telephone: 08 6189 8767
https://v-er.eu

Corporate Governance

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