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Our team consists mainly of native Saxons. We grew up in the mining tradition and know how important it is to make the past mining experience tangible for future generations.


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Accordingly, there is intensive cooperation with local institutes such as the Helmholtz Institute for Resource Research and the TU Bergakademie in Freiberg. In this way, we actively promote Saxony as a business location.

Our Team

Executive Board & Supervisory Board

Micha Zauner

PhD in Geophysics (TU Clausthal) and Master in Economic Geology (TU Bergakademie Freiberg) with ongoing close R&D collaborations with renowned mineral research institutions and universities. Experienced multilingual and intercultural mining and exploration consultant for international technology metals projects (focus on REE, U, Sc, Li, Au, Cu, Co, among others) with field visits and work experience in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa as well as North and Latin America.

Head of the Mineral Resources Department at UIT GmbH Dresden (consulting and engineering company of General Atomics).

Expert in the Mineral Working Group for Resource Classification of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Mr. Heiko Thomas has been a successful entrepreneur for 20 years and advises on worldwide expansions.

Bachelor of Engineering in Mining Engineering from UNSW School of Mines and 30 years’ experience in the resources industry, including working as a fund manager and analyst in Australia. He moved to London in 1993 and founded Rock Capital Partners in 1996.

Over 17 years experience managing resources investments in South America. Ana has been involved in the development of several different projects including iron ore, gold and tungsten. In 2015 she was directly responsible for the acquisition of South American Ferro Metals Limited (the owner of an iron ore project in Minas Gerais, Brazil) from Deutsche Bank. She was appointed as Executive Director and was responsible for expanding production by 100 % from 1.5 m tonnes to 3 m tonnes per annum and significantly reducing operating costs.

The transaction has attracted attention from major players in the sector resulting in a substantial increase in its valuation. She lives in São Paulo, Brazil and is actively involved in managing property and agricultural investments there.

Advisory Board

Mr. Rainer Witt has been a successful entrepreneur for 20 years and specialises in integrations, mergers or acquisitions.

Has over 20 years of experience as Head Legal and General Counsel including 16 years working for leading natural resources companies and commodity traders (Vanomet Group, Monaco Resources Group, Tungsten West, Renova Group, Metinvest International, London Mining, Timis Mining, Consolidated Minerals) on most type of commodities (in particular Oil & Gas, Iron Ore, Manganese, Bauxite, Coal, Copper, PGM, Tungsten and Chrome) in different geographical areas (Russia, CIS, Europe, Africa, Australia and South America).

He holds a Master of law degree from the University of Zurich (1998), LLM in Banking and Finance Law University College London (2003) and is admitted to the Swiss Bar.


Lorena Camacho Aristizábal

Lorena Camacho Aristizábal completed her Masters in Applied Geosciences at RWTH Aachen with focus on energy metals and mineral resources. She holds a B.Sc. of Geology and a Specialization in Geotechnics of the University of Caldas in Colombia.

Since 2017 she works as consultant, scientist and assistant in analytics, documentation and presentation of various mineral resources projects. 

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B. Sc. of Geology and Ph.D. in Natural Sciences with a focus in sedimentology both at the National University of La Plata, Argentina. Extensive fieldwork experience in Southern Patagonia and Buenos Aires Province. Several years of work experience in teaching university, Naval Hydrographic Service, and geology-related GIS projects.

Meet us

Meet us at the following events

Lithium Supply and Battery Raw Materials
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Phoenix, USA

Barrett Charity-Dinner
Da Capo Eventhalle Leipzig, Deutschland

Fastmarkets: Europe’s leading battery raw materials conference
Meliá Barcelona Sarrià, Spain

Mines and Money London
Business Design Centre, London, GB

Mining Indaba 2023
CTICC, Cape Town, South Africa

PDAC Convention 2023
MTCC, Toronto, Canada


DEM – Deutsche E Metalle AG

Headquarters Dresden
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01309 Dresden

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    Frankfurt · Toronto · São Paulo · London · Nairobi · Buenos Aires

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    For us, compliance means more than just adhering to rules and laws. Compliance is a question of attitude: reliability, honesty, credibility and integrity are part of our DNA.

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    Our compliance programme is designed to identify potential risks at an early stage and to initiate appropriate countermeasures when necessary. Compliance is an integral part of every business processOur compliance programme is designed to identify potential risks at an early stage and to initiate appropriate countermeasures when necessary. Compliance is an integral part of every business process. 

    We take a strategic approach

    Our compliance strategy is about anchoring the topic of compliance even more comprehensively and sustainably throughout the entire Group. We are constantly developing our concepts, actively integrating compliance into business processes and driving forward our target group-oriented communication. And that is by no means all.

    Please report specific cases of possible misconduct by DEM employees or employees of the supplier and by persons acting on behalf of the supplier or DEM to the following e-mail address: transparency@deumet.com

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