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Our People

Tolga Kumova

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Kumova is a resource industry entrepreneur and corporate finance specialist with over 15 years’ experience in stockbroking, IPOs and corporate restructuring.  Throughout his career, Mr Kumova has raised in excess of $500 million for ASX listed mining ventures associated with a variety of projects from early stage exploration through to construction and operations.

Tolga was previously Managing Director and founding shareholder of Syrah Resources Limited (ASX: SYR), which is now an ASX200 mining company.  During his period of tenure at Syrah, he led to the Company’s development activities from delineation of the mineral resource through to being fully funded for development of the world class Balama graphite deposit in Mozambique, including the completion of offtake negotiations and agreements with numerous globally recognised counterparties.  The results of these activities generated significant returns for shareholders.

The focus of Mr Kumova within European Cobalt is to deliver the same successful strategy of applied to Syrah in terms of marketing, promotion and funding.

Dale Ginn

Managing Director

Mr Ginn is an experienced mining executive and geologist of over 30 years based in central Canada. He is the founder of numerous exploration and mining companies and has led and participated in a variety of gold and base metal discoveries, many of which have entered production.


Mr Ginn has led or was part of the discovery teams for the Gladiator, Hinge, 007, 777, Trout Lake, Photo, Edleston and Tartan Lake deposits and received the Quebec Discovery of the Year Golden Hammer award in 2018 for the Gladiator high grade gold deposit. His contributions have led to approximately 10 million ounces in resource generation as well as over $500 million in capital raised for exploration and development projects. His experience has included both senior and junior companies such as Goldcorp, Harmony Gold, Hudbay, Westmin, San Gold, Bonterra, Gatling Exploration and others.


While specialising in complex, structurally controlled gold deposits, he also has extensive mine-operations, development and start-up experience. In addition to operations experience, Mr. Ginn has most recently been extremely active as a partner with RSD Capital of Vancouver in founding and creating startup exploration companies such as Pacton Gold, and successful spinoffs like Gatling Exploration. Dale is a registered professional Geologist (P.Geo.) in the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba.

Rob Jewson

Executive Corporate Director

Mr Jewson is a geologist with 14 years of experience from junior to major mining and exploration companies throughout a variety of jurisdictions and commodities.  He has conducted both corporate and technical roles within the mining and exploration sectors inclusive of due diligence, business development, exploration management, acquisitions/divestment and corporate structuring.

Throughout his career, Mr Jewson has identified, acquired and transacted on numerous resource projects globally. 

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