Management

MICK ADAMS

CEO
CEng, MICE, MA (Engineering), MBA
Has over 40 years of business experience in the development and financing of major projects and new business initiatives in both sponsor and advisory roles, having worked for several multinational corporations and advisory firms. He is a past Chairman of the Shanghai Chapter of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. Mick holds an MBA from  INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and a Masters degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.
MICHAEL ADAMS
Chief Executive Officer
CEng, MICE, MA (Engineering), MBA

ALEXIS CLARK

CFO
Alexis is seasoned professional with over 20 years international finance experience. Previously a Co-Founder/CEO of an ASX listed Energy company and finance professional with significant experience in a number of leading companies. With strong leadership and industry experience, capital raising skills, financial modelling, entrepreneurial initiative, and transactional experience. He commenced his career at PWC and has previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Patersons/Cannacord in equity research covering the Australian energy sector. In addition to this he has a background in institutional banking & finance responsible for the origination and execution of structured finance transactions for Infrastructure, Resources and Energy companies. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics from the University of Adelaide and Chartered Accounting and CFA qualifications.
ALEXIS CLARK
Chief Financial Officer

STEPHANE BLANCHETTE

Chief Human Resources Officer
CRHA-CHRP
Stephane Blanchette is a transformational HR leader with over 25 years of experience catalyzing organizational success across startups and large enterprise organizations. He brings solid technical insight and a keen ability to align tangible strategies with long-term corporate objectives. Throughout his career, Stephane has been heavily involved in business transformations, mergers and acquisitions, and building efficient organizational designs and cultures from scratch mostly for manufacturing and BTB services companies. Stephane holds a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Relations from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada.
STEPHANE BLANCHETTE
Chief Human Resources Officer CRHA-CHRP

DANIELE FREGONESE

Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing

PhD (Polymer Science)

Daniele has over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and R&D in Europe and Asia. Before joining AEM, Daniele was Head of Global Marketing at Almatis GmbH and Evonik Industries. Previously, Daniele was President of Degussa NTECH in Italy, where he expanded the company’s business internationally with a strong focus on Asia. Daniele brings extensive experience across the materials and chemical sectors and has a strong track record of successful product launches to increase revenues, developing and executing commercial and marketing strategies and expanding operations of marketing departments. He holds a PhD in Polymer Science and has business education in Marketing and Finance from the London Business School and Oxford Business School. Daniele is Italian by birth but has spent much of his working life in Germany and currently is based near Frankfurt.

Daniele Fregonese
Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing
PhD (Polymer Science)

EBRAHIM ALIZADEH

Senior Vice President for R&D and Technical Services
Over 15 years’ experience in engineering, mostly in research and development. Has spent over 9 years working on all aspects of HPA production with Orbite and latterly AEM.

Ebrahim Alizadeh
Senior Vice President for R&D and Technical Services

SYLVAIN SEYER

Senior Vice President for Production and Asset Management
Chemical Engineer, with over 35 years’ experience in metallurgical production, plant designs and plant commissioning. Process specialist with recognized skills in engineering of complex or innovative projects, designing and implementing new technologies, developing, commissioning and optimizing processes, including the commissioning of the AEM Cap-Chat plant.
SYLVAIN SEYER
Senior Vice President for Production and Asset Management

BELKACEM EL IDRISSI

Global QA

BSc (Industrial chemistry),
MSc (Environment & industry)

18 years of experience in commercial and private analytical labs in Morocco, France and Canada; including 3 years for Orbite and latterly AEM.

Belkacem El Idrissi
Global QA
BSc (Industrial chemistry),
MSc (Environment & industry)
AEM on the road