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Management Team

  • Philip RickardChairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr Philip Cecil Rickard, a Canadian national, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackGold Group with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the BlackGold Group's operations. Mr Rickard has extensive mining, energy and entrepreneurial experience from a variety of senior positions in Indonesian and international mining and energy ventures.

    Mr Rickard is also the Founding President of the Association of Catalist Companies.

    Prior to joining the BlackGold Group in November 2011, Mr Rickard was the country manager (Indonesia) for the Norsk Hydro group from January 2009, where he was involved in the founding and creation of several successful resource and mining ventures, including Terrasys Energy Pte. Ltd., Sawa Energy and Indo Gold Mining Pte. Ltd. In these ventures, Mr Rickard led significant acquisitions, capital raisings and mining expansions and demonstrated an acute ability to formulate strategic vision and advance expansion plans, developing mines and investments for various large resource companies.

    From April 2003 to December 2008, Mr Rickard served as an executive director at PT Jagad Mahesa Karya, a mining company dealing with iron sands, where he led and devised a strategic investment plan for its exploration phase. He also demonstrated his entrepreneurial qualities with the NASDAQ listing of ActiveIQ Technologies, a technology company he founded and developed, in 2000.

    Mr Rickard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from Gonzaga University in 1992.

  


 

Board of Directors

  • Philip RickardChairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr Philip Cecil Rickard, a Canadian national, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the BlackGold Group with responsibility for the day-to-day management of the BlackGold Group's operations. Mr Rickard has extensive mining, energy and entrepreneurial experience from a variety of senior positions in Indonesian and international mining and energy ventures.

    Mr Rickard is also the Founding President of the Association of Catalist Companies.

    Prior to joining the BlackGold Group in November 2011, Mr Rickard was the country manager (Indonesia) for the Norsk Hydro group from January 2009, where he was involved in the founding and creation of several successful resource and mining ventures, including Terrasys Energy Pte. Ltd., Sawa Energy and Indo Gold Mining Pte. Ltd. In these ventures, Mr Rickard led significant acquisitions, capital raisings and mining expansions and demonstrated an acute ability to formulate strategic vision and advance expansion plans, developing mines and investments for various large resource companies.

    From April 2003 to December 2008, Mr Rickard served as an executive director at PT Jagad Mahesa Karya, a mining company dealing with iron sands, where he led and devised a strategic investment plan for its exploration phase. He also demonstrated his entrepreneurial qualities with the NASDAQ listing of ActiveIQ Technologies, a technology company he founded and developed, in 2000.

    Mr Rickard graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from Gonzaga University in 1992.

  • Bangun Madong Parulian SamosirIndependent Director

    An Indonesian national, Mr Parulian has extensive mining and entrepreneurial experience from holding a variety of senior positions in the Indonesian mining and construction industry.

    Mr Parulian has been the adviser of PT Pamapersada Nusantara, one of Indonesia’s largest mining construction and contracting companies and part of the multi-billion dollar PT Astra International Group, since 2007, and had also served in its engineering division (first as engineering department head and subsequently as engineering division head) and operational audit division (as operational auditor) from February 1994 to August 2007.

    Prior to his tenure with PT Pamapersada Nusantara, Mr Parulian had served in both the Surface and Underground mining divisions of PT Freeport Indonesia Inc. (first as a mine engineer trainee, where he progressed to a control foreman, and subsequently the assistant chief engineer) from January 1983 to January 1994.

    Mr Parulian graduated with a Bachelor of Mine Engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology in October 1982.