Focused on high quality projects, Mongold uses international standards to bring strategic mining projects in Central Asia to reality through discovery, development, and management.
Chief Executive DirectorMichael Fischer is a professional mining engineer with more than 30 years of mine management experience, covering gold and base metals in South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Chile, and Kyrgyzstan. In his previous post, Michael served as President of the Kumtor Gold Company, a multi-million ounce gold mine in Kyrgyzstan with more than 5,000 employees.
At Kumtor Michael was instrumental in the re-capitalization of the mine with capital expenditure of $1 billion over three years, resulting in quantum increases in production from 280,000 tons to 600,000 tons per day, the extension of the life of mine from 2012 to 2026, and increasing mill throughput to 17,000 tons per day.
DirectorWith more than 15 years of experience managing private and public sector projects in emerging markets, Richard has successfully led diverse international teams on the ground in the U.S., China, and Central and South America. Richard has lived in Mongolia for the past eight years and has developed several multi-million dollar projects both in and out of the mining sector.
DirectorPjotr Gainullin joined Mongold from Reuben Brothers in 2019. As an Investment Manager at RB he covered special situations and private equity transactions with a focus on metals & mining, commodities, and logistics. Prior to that Pjotr was an executive in charge of steel-making raw materials and new business development at the investment team of Pallinghurst, a mining-focused private equity firm managing USD1.8 billion in assets. Before joining Pallinghurst, Pjotr was a structured commodity finance banker at Deutsche Bank where he helped his Natural Resources clients raise over USD22 billion in financing between 2007 and 2011.
Jamie Reuben was formerly Chairman of Reuben Brothers Resources, the natural resource and energy platform of Reuben Brothers Group.
He has sat on the boards of numerous companies including Metro Bank, Detroit-based real estate and metals business Metro Warehousing, as well as Arena Racing Company which holds 40% of UK racing fixtures and includes courses such as Royal Windsor and Doncaster. He has also served as the Vice chairman of the Metro Bank Advisory board 2015-2019.
Jamie Reuben is also a real estate investor and developer, primarily in London where he has been instrumental in the redevelopment of entire districts within the West End, in particular Mayfair (including the world-renowned ‘In & Out Club’). He founded Iconic Hospitality, owner of a portfolio of freehold hotels in London and strategic locations in Europe.
Separately he founded a private equity vehicle, Melbury Capital which specialises in emerging markets such as Mongolia, Indonesia and Myanmar.
Jamie also served as committee Chairman for Mayor Boris Johnson's successful re-election campaign in 2012 and 2019, and is a treasurer of the Conservative Party.
He is also an active board member of Queens Park Rangers Football Club.
Education: Bachelors, international business degree. Regents business school.
Andrew Danenza has spent the last eight years investing in emerging and frontier markets. Early on, he was the lead investor and driving force behind a consortium focused on developing telecoms, property and infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia. The launch of Draper Capital broadened this scope to include other Asian markets.
In partnership with a large family office, Andrew built up and consolidated a considerable portfolio of commercial real estate focused primarily on office buildings in Western Europe.
David Reuben is a well-known international investor, industrialist and philanthropist. David and his brother, Simon, were at one time the biggest foreign investors in the former Soviet Union and their company, Trans World Group, controlled 5% of the world’s aluminum output.
Today, their business revolves around real estate, private equity, and venture capital. Well known for their charitable contributions, they established the Reuben Foundation with an endowment of $100 million.