Brian Barrett - "Brian is President & CEO of AfroCan Resources Ltd"
With over 20 years' experience in corporate finance, venture capital and private equity, Brian is an expert in deal structuring and is known for developing business strategies that deliver across the value chain while producing commensurate returns for the risks involved.
Brian is part of the Terrapinn Training faculty and he has designed and currently presents various three-day courses, including the 3 Day MBA in Mining Finance, the 3 Day MBA in Mining Company Valuation and the 3 Day MBA in Mining Modelling, all aimed at senior mining professionals, bankers, fund managers, investors, advisors and suppliers.
After matriculating Benoni High School in 1979, Brian commenced his B.Comm at the University of the Witwatersrand in 1980, completed his professional training at Deloitte Haskins and Sells in 1986 and obtained a Higher Diploma in Management Psychology from the Winchester Foundation in 1991.
Investment professional & venture capitalist
Entrepreneurial phase business building
President & CEO at AfroCan Resources Ltd 2009 – present
AfroCan Resources Ltd is a Canadian based resources company specializing in collaborative mining ventures and resource-based infrastructure projects. AfroCan Resources Gold Ltd is an emerging gold producer, engaged in exploration and mining projects in the East and Southern Africa region. We are pursuing a high grade, low cash cost business model and are focused on smaller gold projects which deliver high returns for investors.
Chief Executive of RBS Consolidated Investments Ltd 2012 - present
RBS Consolidated Investments is a boutique investment house that provides bespoke knowledge-based services to select clients in the resources sector. RBS advises on key aspects of mining finance, capital raisings, JV's and M&A related to prospecting, exploration and mine development. RBS is in the process of creating two resource focused funds. A Private Equity Fund focused on developing a balanced portfolio of investments of which RBS will participate as a General Partner and a Sharia Compliant Fund with financing from the Middle East focussed on resource and mining assets in Africa.
President at Parabola Metals Africa Ltd 2010 - 2012
Parabola Metals Africa Ltd is a syndicated resources fund created to invest in selected resources and metals projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.
CEO at Ventures Africa Limited 2005 - 2009 (5 years)
Ventures Africa Ltd is engaged throughout the continent in collaborative ventures in infrastructure, energy, resources and general trade & commerce.
Director at Nirvana Group Holdings 1999 - 2004 (5 years)