The Sakumpu Team

Graham Brown

Graham is the former head of global exploration for Anglo American plc, having led the teams that discovered numerous world class ore deposits including the Los Sulfatos porphyry copper deposit in Chile and the Sakatti magmatic copper-nickel-PGM deposit in Finland. He was co-recipient of PDAC’s 2011 Thayer Lindsley Award for an international discovery. Graham has 35 years of experience in a range of commodities in over 25 countries. He has a BSc in Geology from the University of Strathclyde and an MSc from James Cook University, is a Fellow of the SEG and the Geological Society, and has Chartered Geologist and European Geologist professional status. Graham is a founding director of Sakumpu and is a consultant to S2.

Graham Brown

Jim Coppard

Jim is the former head of arctic exploration for Anglo American plc, and led the team that discovered the Sakatti magmatic copper-nickel-PGM deposit in Finland, receiving the Fennoscandian Mining Award in 2011 and the Nordic Exploration Award in 2012 for his role in this discovery and the Rakkurijarvi IOCG deposit in Sweden. Jim has worked for Rio Tinto, British Geological Survey and Anglo American exploring for gold, diamonds, base metals, iron ore and industrial minerals throughout Sweden, Finland, Greenland, Norway, Russia and Canada. He has a BSc in Geology from Kings College London, and an MSc and DIC from the Royal School of Mines, is a Fellow and Councillor of the Geological Society of London, a Fellow of the SEG and has Chartered Geologist and European Geologist professional status. Jim is a founding director of Sakumpu and is a consultant to S2.

Jim Coppard

Bo Langbacka

Bo is the former project manager for the Sakatti copper-nickel-PGM project and the former managing director of AA Sakatti Mining Oy – a subsidiary of Anglo American plc. He has over 20 years experience in gold, base metals and diamonds, having worked for Rio Tinto, Golder Associates, the Finnish Geological Survey (GTK), Bidjovagge Gruber (Outokumpu) and Anglo American in Finland, Sweden and Norway. Bo has an MSc in Geology from the University of Abo Akedemi (Turku). He is a full time employee of Sakumpu.

Bo Langbacka

Alain Chevalier

Alain is the former general manager for Northern Europe and Canada for Lundin Mining. He has over 35 years experience exploring for gold and base metals in Sweden and in the Abitibi region of Quebec. He was instrumental in the discovery of the Philibert gold deposit in Quebec and the Storliden copper-zinc mine and Eva deposit in Sweden. Alain has a BSc and MSc in geology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a part time employee of Sakumpu.

Alain Chevalier