Chairman - Lukas Lundin
Lukas Lundin is known for recognizing value and superior global investment opportunities in the natural resource sector. Mr. Lundin currently serves as a Director of a number of publicly traded companies. He has a growing list of accomplishments, including raising hundreds of millions of dollars for exploration projects, and developing huge resource discoveries into production as principal of the Lundin Group of mining and oil and gas companies. Mr. Lundin balances out his abundant energy by participating in extreme sports such as the Paris Dakar motorcycle race, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and extreme skiing. He combined his love for extreme sports with his global awareness of critical issues to make a positive impact in Africa by riding a motorcycle from Cairo to Cape Town in 2006, creating the Lundin Foundation in the process. As the visionary for Lundin Foundation, Mr. Lundin follows in the adventurous spirit of his father, Adolf Lundin, who was one of the first entrepreneurs to realize the multiple opportunities emerging markets present.
Ms Batruch, a historian and lawyer, is based in Geneva and works in the non-profit and business sectors. Ms. Batruch is President of the Board of the Fondation Vidrodgenia in Geneva and of the Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation in Kyiv, and member of the Advisory Board of the International Philanthropic Society in Stockholm. She is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of World Energy Law and Business and the Oil Gas and Energy Law Intelligence Journal. She helped establish non-profit institutions in Ukraine and was liaison officer and assistant professor at the International Academy of the Environment. As Vice President Corporate Responsibility at Lundin Petroleum, she is responsible for sustainability, environmental and health and safety strategy. She has spoken and lectured on international environmental, social and governance issues at international conferences, business schools and universities.
Ron Hochstein is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lundin Gold Inc. Mr. Hochstein has worked for the Lundin family directly and as a consultant for over twenty years. Mr. Hochstein served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Denison Mines Corp. from 2009 to 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Hochstein served as President and Chief Operating Officer starting in 2006 when International Uranium Corporation (“IUC”) and Denison Mines Inc. (“DMI”) combined to form Denison Mines Corp. Before then, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IUC. Mr. Hochstein joined IUC in October 1999 as Vice-President, Corporate Development prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2000. Prior to joining IUC, Mr. Hochstein was a Project Manager with Simons Mining Group and with Noranda Minerals as a metallurgical engineer. Mr. Hochstein is a Professional Engineer and holds an M.B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta.
Mr. Hochstein is a director of Denison Mines Corp. (TSX, NYSE MKT), Lundin Gold Inc. (TSX, Nasdaq Stockholm) and Sprott Resource Holdings Inc. (TSX)
Mr. Conibear is a professional engineer who brings over 30 years of senior leadership experience from predominantly developing countries to the Board of Lundin Foundation. Mr. Conibear is currently the President and CEO of Lundin Mining, is a Director of several Lundin Group companies and was the former President and CEO of Tenke Mining Corp.'s and head of Tenke Fungurume Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Conibear understands the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility for international companies operating in developing countries, and brings insight into social development needs and the issues facing local communities.
Mrs. Lundin was born in 1934 in Stockholm, Sweden. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Vermont, USA. Married for almost 50 years to Adolf Lundin, Mrs. Lundin has two sons, two daughters and twelve grandchildren. She has been a successful horse breeder since 1975 and is presently active in the art market through the Swedish auction house Bukowskis, of which the family is the owner. Mrs. Lundin is a frequent visitor to Africa and plays an active role overseeing the activities of the Foundation.
Mr. Nairne has served as the Lundin Foundation's Managing Director since 2007. He serves on the Advisory Board of several SME funds and companies in Sub-Saharan Africa and is concurrently appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches courses on Country and Project Risk Analysis in Developing Countries and African Political Economy. Prior to joining the Lundin Foundation, Mr. Nairne served as Deputy Director with Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Pacific Office and as Senior Political Risk Analyst at Export Development Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and a Master of Arts from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.