Biplob has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and mining industry through careers in Rio Tinto (1995-2009), Geological Survey of India (1986-1995) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (1985-1986). Biplob was previously a Director, country head and Exploration Manager for the mining major Rio Tinto Exploration in India. As Director (Geology), in Salva Resources, Biplob leads the mining services team of Salva Resources operating from India. Biplob has explored commodities like diamond, basemetals, bauxite, nickel, coal, iron ore, gold, industrial minerals and petroleum in all continents of the world, over 30 countries. His skills include creating, managing and leading integrated (cross functional and cross cultural) mineral exploration teams. He has carried out conceptual geological assessments and project generation, exploration project design, developed project teams and managed exploration projects at various stages of exploration: early stage-greenfield, pre-feasibility to feasibility studies, developed business strategies as country manager (India) and Director of Rio Tinto Exploration (India). Biplob been to every corner of India (26 different states), and different parts of the world. The most exciting places he has worked have been oil exploration in the Arabian Sea, geological mapping and mineral exploration in the Himalayas, exploring for diamonds in the Kimberleys of Australia and the Arctic Canada and metals exploration in the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Loknath has 26 years of experience in the Minerals Industry and is a techno-commercial expert with specialization in developing new businesses and geographies related to resource segment. His expertise includes business setup, project management, international trade, project marketing, M&A advisory services & asset valuation. Loknath has started his career in Tata Steel Ltd (1989-97), and became the National Head – Domestic Sales in Tata Steel Ltd (1997-2000), International Operations in Tata Steel Ltd (2000-2001), Country Manager - China in Tata Steel (2001-2008), Managing Director in Salva Resources (HDR|Salva) (2008-2011), Chairman at Salva Resources (HDR|Salva) (2011-2013) and now in Geovale Services (2013 onwards) Loknath’s Specialties includes Strategic Business Planning, Business Development, Start-Up, Project Management, Foreign Operations, International Business, Commodity Marketing, SCM, Market Expansion & Penetration, Contract & Risk Management, Value Engineering, Forecasting / Trend AnalysisNew Product Launch & Development, Negotiations.
Master’s in applied Geology from a premier Institute with a rich experience of over seven years with renowned organizations. Distinction of driving large exploration projects – Greenfield and Brown field projects. Proficient in 3D modeling backed with data /interpretation/analysis skills. Proven expertise at conducting resource evaluation and pre-feasibility studies. Technology savvy. Team leader collaborating with teams towards excellence. His professional experience includes significant skills in exploration methodology, geological mapping, geological and geochemical sampling as per standard protocols, exploration data management, mapping.His skills include Geological Modeling, Reserve Estimation and Mine Planning. He is well versed with mining software (Vulcan, Datamine) and mapping software (mapinfo). Furthermore, he has working experenices in Project scheduling and project financial evaluation at Pre-Feasibility level.
Souradeep is MSc in Geology and has 10 years of multi-geography experience in geological exploration of Base Metal, Iron and other commodities. He has worked in India and also several years in DR Congo for base metal exploration. His professional experiences include exploration project planning and management, geological mapping, drill core logging & sampling, exploration data management, supervision of geophysical surveys, surface geochemical sampling and drilling.
He has also carried out several desktop and field due diligence studies for various mineral deposits such as copper, gold, heavy mineral sand, limestone, manganese, aggregates etc located in India and Other Countries.His skills include extensive use of geological/GIS softwares in exploration planning, data plotting/viewing & interpretation, preparation of geological/geochemical maps & sections and 2d/3d modeling of geochemical and geophysical data. He is well versed with Geosoft Target, Global Mapper, AutoCAD, GPS Trackmaker etc and is trained in basic operations of SURPAC from GEOVIA.
Pritam has seven years of experience in geological exploration, primarily in Iron Ore & Manganese. His technical skills include geological mapping, lithological core logging, sampling, database management. He has worked in several exploration and mining projects in India, Australia & Africa. He is well conversant with Exploration Project Management & GIS and detail geological mapping and Geophysics.
Pritam has extensive skill sets in implementing SOP driven lithological and geotechnical logging, quality control in sampling and overall project management. He is trained in all the aspects of HSEC implementation in mineral exploration project execution. He is a Member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM).
Software proficiency: AutoCAD, Mapinfo, Global Mapper
Rajib has completed M.Tech in Geoexploration from IIT Bombay and possess industrial experience of more than 6 years in metal and non-metal exploration. He is experience in handling both greenfield to brownfield projects, mostly gold and base metals, iron-ore exploration and coal exploration. Rajib’s professional experience includes significant skills in geochemical soil sampling, interpretation of IP, AMT and resistivity data, drill-core and drill chips logging, interpretation of lithologs, resource estimation.
Rajib’s domain of expertise are articulated with significant experience in identification of pay horizon, geochemical sampling and processing test of alluvial placer gold deposit, detailed exploration for assessment of copper-cobalt potential in Katangan Copper Belt, near Likasi. His software expertise includes Global Mapper, MapInfo-Discover, GPS Trackmaker, Base Camp, Petroglite and Leica Q-win.
Mr. Anjan Mukhopadhyay, a Mining Engineer, retired as a Director (Technical – Operation) ECL, has more than 38 years of experience in Coal Mining and has worked with various subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd. and had been part of Senior Management of CCL, NCL, CMPDI, SECL and ECL for many years.
His professional qualification includes First Class Coal Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency, F I E (India), Chartered Engineer (India), Grant of recognition as competent person to prepare Mining Plan for Coal / Lignite Block (RQP) vide Ministry of Coal’s letter no. 34011/(10)/2007 – CPAM dt.9.4.2007 for a period of 10 years [ Listed as Sl. No. 67 in the list of RQP in the MoC’s website He was instrumental in planning, development and construction of large Open cast and UG projects.
Dr. H. M. Ramchandra, retired as a Director - GSI, has more than 30 years of experience in research and identification of several mineral potential zones. He is a renounced geologist whose works on Geophysical Modelling, Geological Mapping, Structure, Petrology and Mineralization have been highly appreciated at various platforms. He has an extensive record of working in the Central India and has been instrumental in research projects of base metals and other industrial minerals in the region.