Investment Battlefield

Ironridge Resources crowned the 2021 champion!

Len Kolff, COO of Ironridge Resources impressed the judges with their entry: lithium pegmatite discovery project in Ghana, and emerged as the ultimate Battlefield winner. It was a close-run competition; however, the lithium project secured the title. The 2.0 Mtpa production operation with a high-grade resource and coarse spodumene won over the judges, producing an average 295,000tpa of SC6% of Li20. 

2021 Finalists
*Runner up* Antler Gold – represented by Christopher Drysdale, Vice President of Operations
Gratomic – represented by Arno Brand, CEO & President
Cora Gold – represented by Bert Monro, CEO & Director

The platform famed for pitching Africa’s hottest junior mining companies against each other returned in 2021 but this time, with a twist. Hosted as part of the Virtual Investment Programme, the Investment Battlefield took place online in the lead up to and during the programme.

For the first time ever it wasn't just the expert panel of investor judges who will chose the finalists. We asked the audience to vote on who they think should go through to the next round and go on to be crowned 2021 champion.

For more information on the winner, read the press release.

  2021 participants included:




2021 investor judges included

Fred White

Associate Director
Medea Natural Resources

Boris Kamstra

Pangea Resources

Richard Crookes

Managing Partner
Lionhead Resources

James Rattenbury

Senior Associate
Resource Capital Fund

Stephen Motteram

Global Head of Asset Development
The Noble Group

Peter Major

Director Mining
Mergence Corporate Solutions

Erez Ichilov

Managing Director
Pallinghurst Traxys

Miranda Werstuik

Corporate Development Director
OCIM Precious Metals

James Harvie

Terea Africa

Alistair Finerty

Director Metals & Mining
Standard Chartered Bank

David Twist


David Baker

Business Development
Elemental Royalties

Heidi Sternberg

Sector Specialist: Mining
Public Investment Corporation

Jonathan Cordero

Head of Corporate Development
Eurasian Resoruces Group

Caroline Donally

Managing Partner
Sprott Resource Streaming and Royalty

Shoaib Vayej

Executive Director, Portfolio Manager
Afena Capital

Ajaz Ahmed

Executive Vice President
Ridge Solutions Group

David Netherway

Altus Strategies

Vera Ivanova

Executive Director

David Awram

Senior Executive Vice President
Sandstorm Gold

Matt Geiger

Managing Partner
MJG Capital

Andy Brown

Exploration Manager
B2Gold Corporation

Obinna Aja-Okorie

Managing Director
OAO Investments

Steve Bristo

Director Corproate Development & Research
Triple Flag Precious Metals

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