Australian Mines appoints Bolhassan as IR manager

Mar 15, 2018
New role based at company’s Perth, Australia headquarters

Australian Mines has appointed Sophia Bolhassan to the newly created role of investor relations manager.

Sophia Bolhassan, Australian Mines

   Sophia Bolhassan,
   Australian Mines

Bolhassan is based at Australian Mines’ headquarters in Perth, Western Australia, and reports to managing director Benjamin Bell. She will develop the company’s relationships with its existing shareholders and international investment community and articulate Australian Mines’ investment case, project development strategy and achievable milestones.

Before joining Australian Mines, Bolhassan was vice president in corporate and investment banking for Citi in London covering the bank’s European, Middle East and African markets, and most recently was on a short-term assignment in Citi’s Perth office from September 2017 to February 2018. She joined Citi in 2008 and has extensive experience across investment banking, strategic planning and business development.

She tells IR Magazine: ‘I am thrilled to be joining Australian Mines, especially at such a critical time for the company. Given the expected increase in demand for electric vehicles and that cobalt is a critical component in electric vehicle batteries, this is a very exciting business to be part of. I look forward to working in the team as Australian Mines makes further progress in developing Sconi, Australia’s most advanced cobalt-nickel-scandium project.’

Bell says in a statement: ‘I am delighted to welcome Sophia to the Australian Mines team and believe her previous experience at a leading global investment bank such as Citi makes her the ideal person to assist me with Australian Mines’ increasingly busy investor roadshow and shareholder engagement schedule. 

‘I look forward to the additional investor relations support from Sophia, which will serve to further enhance the company’s engagement with our supportive shareholder base and assist in attracting new investors into Australian Mines as we work toward the achievement of developing one of the world’s leading cobalt-nickel-scandium operations.’

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