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D Saradhi Rajan

Managing Director

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Saradhi Rajan is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Cybele Capital Partners. He is a highly experienced mining financier, principal investor, fund manager and investment banker. 

 

Since 2014, Saradhi has acted as CEO of Legacy Hill Resources, a privately held mining sector investment company he co-founded. Previously, as head of M&A at Vedanta Resources, Saradhi led more than $20bn of M&A, acquisition financing and post-merger integration activities. Saradhi spent five years as principal at RP Capital, a $1.6bn hedge fund focused on self-originated illiquid structured investments in selected emerging markets. He has held various investment banking roles at Merrill Lynch, DLJ and Lazard.

 

Saradhi is a Chartered Accountant and was educated at Loyola College and The Doon School.

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Greg Paholski
Head of Value Creation

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Greg Paholski is the Head of Value Creation at Cybele Capital Partners. A mining professional with over 38 years of experience in operations management, project development and business transformation.  

 

Greg joined Cybele in 2021, having worked with the team at Legacy Hill Resources over the past 5 years. Commencing his career with CRA (Rio Tinto's subsidiary) in Broken Hill, Greg moved into operational roles across a broad suite of commodities, eventually fulfilling various mine manager positions throughout Australia. Greg progressed into study and mine development whilst developing his skills and a passion for commencing and optimizing mining operations globally for major mining companies such as BHP, Vale, Newcrest, Rio, Ausenco, Sedgman and AMEC. 

 

Greg holds engineering, commerce and law qualifications. He has also authored NI 43-101 reports as well as held a prior role as implementation team member with CRC ORE in Australia.

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Daniel Swasbrook
Head of Investor Relations

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Daniel Swasbrook is the Head of Investor Relations at Cybele Capital Partners. He has spent over 20 years working in the financial services industry, having worked for Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and UBS. 

At his last role, he acted as Head of Distribution in the Americas for UBS, where he oversaw the whole fixed income business, managing over 80 people across 6 different business lines and responsible for US$500 million top line revenue.

 

Daniel has an MBA from NYU and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.

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Johannes Petersen

Principal

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Johannes Petersen is a Principal at Cybele Capital Partners, responsible for sourcing and execution of transaction opportunities. He is an experienced natural resources professional and has been involved in the acquisition and development of several energy and mineral exploration projects in Asia, North America and South America.  

 

Johannes has worked for LHR since 2014, acting as Head of Business Development. Over the last 17 years Johannes has also been involved in 10 different mining exploration and energy companies as a founder, director and executive, including most notably Alameda Minerals and Hainan Mining Corporation. In his early career, Johannes covered fixed income portfolio management and currency trading positions in Peru. 

 

Johannes holds a BSc in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico in Peru and an MBA with a concentration in Finance, from the London Business School.

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Susan Kawczak

Analyst

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A recent graduate, Susan Kawczak is an Analyst in Cybele’s investment team, assisting in research, financial modelling and other relevant analysis. She provides continuous support to the team on pipeline development, transaction evaluation and execution, and monitoring activities. 

Susan graduated from Coventry University London with an MBA in Global Financial Services. She also holds an MSc in Accounting and Finance from Queen Mary University and a Bachelors in Accounting and Finance from Middlesex University.

 
 
 
 
 

Senior Advisers

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Philip Seers

Chairman of Investment Committee

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Marcus Scott

Senior Adviser

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Dr. Stavros Siokos

Senior Adviser

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Bina Trivedi

Senior Adviser

Finance & Operations team

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Nicola Hammond

Chief Administrative Officer

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Chelsey Stratford

SVP Administration

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Aidan Bailey

Financial Controller