Board & Management

Youval Rasin

Non-Executive Chairman
Mr Rasin is the co-founder of DekelOil and has held senior management positions in various companies within the Rina Group, a family holding company with diverse interests including agriculture, mining and hotels in Africa and Europe. Mr. Rasin is interested in StarEnergy SA which has undertaken construction 38 of a 381MW gas turbine. Furthermore, Mr. Rasin has interests in Marine Carrier SA, Starten Limited, StarTen CI SA and Egoz Limited. He is also interested in StarAgro SA which is involved in the production of rubber and cacao plants. By profession, Mr Rasin is a qualified lawyer and has been active in Côte d’Ivoire since 2002, with 7 years’ experience in agroindustrial projects including 5 years in the palm oil industry with DekelOil

Yuval Cohen

Chief Executive Officer
Mr Cohen has 15 years of experience in mining operational management and was formerly operations manager of a global coltan mining and refining company with operations in Macedonia, Slovenia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Guinea Bissau, responsible for supply chain, logistics. Mr Cohen has previously held several management positions with BSG Resources in Sierra Leone (diamonds), Guinea (iron ore) and Macedonia covering diamond, iron ore, and nickel mining. Mr Cohen holds a Bachelor of Law from The College of Management Academic Studies in Israel. 

Shai Kol

Chief Financial Officer 
Mr. Kol is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 23 years' experience in finance and is a CPA & MBA graduate.He is a Co-Founder of DekelOil and a  former KPMG corporate finance executive. 

Vassilios Carellas

Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr Carellas is a natural resources professional with over twenty years of corporate and operations experience in the mining and exploration industry. Corporate experience includes the executive management and financing of two publicly listed exploration and development minerals companies, while operating experience gained in the general management of producing mines, mining operations and exploration activities. Mr Carellas is Chief Operating Officer of Arc Minerals Ltd, which operates out of Zambia and is focussed on copper/cobalt, and is quoted on AIM.

Rémy Welschinger

Non Executive Director
Rémy Welschinger is the Cofounder and President of Viridian Lithium SAS, which is focused on building the first lithium refining and conversion plant in France. Remy was until recently finance director of Arc Minerals Limited, the Zambia-focused copper explorer (and remains as a non- executive director). Up until 2018, he was Head of Commodities Sales in Europe for Deutsche Bank and previously, an Executive Director in the Fixed Income and Commodities division of Morgan Stanley in London.