Karl-Axel Waplan is since 2017 Chairman of the Advisory Council of Mining Shared Value.
Management and Mining consultant, with a prime focus on management, structuring organisations, business development and developing international business and has more than 30 years’ experience in raw material extraction, production, processing, trading and management.
Holds a Masters’ degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Has served as top manager of international mining and trading companies and has gained extensive expertise in managing development projects, operations in international companies.
Has held different positions with responsibility for negotiating M&A deals as well as for managing complicated mining development, production and revamping projects. In this process, negotiated and finalized financing through equity raising, bond financing, project financing, trade financing as well as ordinary debt financing with international investors, trading companies and banks and Moreover, has great expertise in structuring organizations, especially in the design of the business model, managing technical teams and administrating processes and logistics of new as well as old operations.
An important part of the functions as described above included the management of major subcontractors and consultants as well as dealings with authorities and interested parties on all levels to secure permitting and good relations.
Has proven the ability to work in difficult situations and in a multi-cultural Environment when participating in projects in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.