The members of the Management and Supervisory Boards collectively bring a wealth of mining, financial and/or public company experience to TRE AG.
Markus Kivimäki, Chief Executive Officer
Prior to joining Tantalus Rare Earths AG Markus Kivimäki served as an Executive Management Team member responsible for Corporate Affairs at the integrated mining and processing company Afarak Group Plc. Earlier in his career Kivimäki has acted as the Senior Vice President and Management Board member of listed companies domiciled both in Finland and in Luxembourg. Kivimäki holds masters’ degrees in Law (Helsinki University) and in Business Administration (Aalto University).
Kalle Lehtonen, Chief Financial Officer
Prior to joining Tantalus Rare Earths AG Kalle Lehtonen served as an Executive Management Team member responsible for Finance and Administration at the integrated mining and processing company Afarak Group Plc.. Earlier in his career Lehtonen has held a number of senior management positions in companies domiciled in Europe and in US.
Ulrich Krauskopf, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Ulrich Krauskopf is the president and managing partner at Metal Resources US. Metals Resources is a market leader in managing the global flow of industrial metals. They are a leading provider of a wide-range of metals solutions to industrial clients worldwide. Prior to founding Metal Resources, Ulrich Krauskopf held a number of senior management and partner positions in metal trading, mining and consulting at ELG Haniel Trading Corp., Lazarus Metal Resources Group NY and at Metallgesellschaft Frankfurt AG as well as Metallgesellschaft Corp. New York.
Anna-Kreeta Rantamaa-Hiltunen, Member of the Supervisory Board
Anna-Kreeta Rantamaa-Hiltunen is a managing director of Novator (Luxembourg) S.à.r.l. which is a London based alternative investment firm. She is a lawyer specializing in corporate law and corporate governance issues in companies investing amongst others in telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, commodities, renewable energy and IT sectors. She has been a board member of several companies specialising in the above-mentioned sectors.
Kai Knötsch, Member of the Supervisory Board
Mr. Knoetsch is Managing Director of ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products GmbH, a worldwide leading trading company for raw materials. His expertise on raw materials covers e.g. solid fuels, minerals, metals and ferroalloys. After his studies of economics he worked in senior management positions in trading companies like SSM before joining ThyssenKrupp. His experiences include senior expatriate positions in the USA and China. It is his constant aim to develop new sources for raw materials, to broaden the customer base and to find synergies between the trading side and technology departments of ThyssenKrupp.