Avana Resources

Sam Malin, Chief Executive Officer

Sam Malin has some 30 years of extractive industry experience. Before founding Avana, he
founded Madagascar Oil and was the originator of its giant heavy oil field projects. As CEO of Madagascar Oil, he built it from a startup into a USD 1.25 billion company. Sam was Chairman and Founder of Red Island Minerals, which is developing major coal fields in south western Madagascar and was purchased for approx. $100 million by Thai company PTT-APM in 2012.

Sam sits on the board of Global Li-Ion Graphite Corp. (LION:CSE) which is
developing graphite projects in Madagascar, Nevada and Manitoba and a graphite
to graphene technology; he is a director of Cellcast (CLTV:AIM), an interactive media
provider and President of Burkes Peerage producer of definitive guides on genealogy & heraldry of aristocratic & distinguished families worldwide.

Sam's previous experience includes positions as an industry advisor under various EU programmes and employment with Standard & Poor's DRI, Arthur D. Little and Dome
Petroleum.  Sam gained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Geological Engineering (Applied Geophysics) from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada, prior to undertaking graduate studies at the University of Cambridge in England.
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