Non Executive Chairman of Zinnwald Lithium Plc
Jeremy has significant experience in companies involved in mining exploration. He has worked in South America, Central America and Europe, where he was responsible for grassroots regional metalliferous exploration programmes through to resources definition and mine development. Jeremy has been involved in the formation of a number of publicity listed mineral resource companies and is currently CEO of Horizonte Minerals Plc.
ANTON DU PLESSIS
CEO of Zinnwald Lithium Plc and Managing Director of Deutsche Lithium GmbH
Anton has over 20 years‘ experience in the finance sector. During this time, he held senior positions at several international investment banks including CIBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley with a focus on advising natural resources companies on the execution of strategic and financing transactions. He has worked on transactions across a range of commodities and for several leading global companies including Anglogold Ashanti, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. Prior to embarking on his investment banking career, Anton workd for the Anglo American group in a corporate finance and business development capacity.
PROF. DR. ARMIN MUELLER
Managing Director of Deutsche Lithium GmbH
Prof. Dr. Armin Müller studied chemistry at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg (1982 – 1986). He holds a degree in chemistry (Diploma 1986) and became a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the same university in 1989. From 1989 to 1990 he worked as a scientist at the Central institute for inorganic chemistry of the academy of science (GDR) in Berlin.
1991 he started to work as chemist at Bayer AG (business unit inorganic pigments) in Krefeld.
In 1996 he moved to Freiberg as head of production (crystallization of semiconductor silicon) of Bayer Solar GmbH, later Deutsche Solar GmbH, and worked in this position until 2003.
2001 – 2007 he was also responsible of the R&D for the solar value chain of Solarworld AG (from silicon to solar modules). Since 2008 he has been appointed Honorary Professor of Inorganic-Chemical Technology at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
From 2007 to 2011 he was CTO of Sunicon AG. The main activities of Sunicon AG included the production of high-purity silicon, silicon recycling and the crystallization of silicon for photovoltaics.
Prof. Dr. Armin Müller was also Managing Director of Joint Solar Silicon GmbH, a joint venture between Evonik and SolarWorld from 2003 – 2013.
From 2010 – 2017, Prof. Müller was a member of the Supervisory Board of Qatar Solar Technologies and, from 2012 to 2016, Director of Strategic Materials SolarWorld AG.
Since 2008 he has been managing director of Deutsche Lithium GmbH, formerly SolarWorld Solicium GmbH, and head of the Zinnwald-Lithium-Project.