Group Chairman, CEO & Founder
Group Chairman and Founder of The TLI Global Group in 1995. Acknowledged as an expert in the field of gold mining, processing and trading, he contributes over 30 years of experienced business management to the group, and holds many corporate and governmental contacts at the very highest level worldwide.
Juan J. Lopez
Highly experienced precious metals trader with over 16 years in the commodities and futures market ranging from localization products at source to the final placement of the product with consumers, and services relating to the entire value chain, including activities such as procurement, trading, refining, processing, storage and distribution.
Head of Strategy
Formerly a CEO of a UK plc, and currently holding executive and non-executive positions with various organisations, Craig offers a wealth of business acumen and advises GGR on business strategy and expansion. A comprehensive understanding of international trading, his particular focus lies in identifying emerging markets and optimising GGR’s financial return from value-add products & services.
Director – Europe and Latin America
Highly experienced professional with multiple Governmental and International relationships.Previous Founder and Executive VP of Crude Oil and Precious metals company Qubeoil. Former President of Applied Technology and Science Innovation Institute (Incita).More than 20 years experience on physical and futures trading on oil, precious metals and forex mainly in Europe and Latin America.
Regional Director Africa
With over 20 years’ experience in international business and international market and a well-connected professional with excellent ties in Africa and China. Very closely associated with TLI since its inception. Extremely knowledgeable in Gold trading and a master of negotiation and sales and marketing.
Operations and Compliance Director
UK trained contracts and compliance specialist with years of experience serving with top level blue chip organisations involved in mining, drilling, outsourcing and supply. General legal counsel and compliance expert.
Regional Director (USA)
Motivated, highly experienced, and well-connected sales management professional with excellent ties to both African and South American gold suppliers. Also closely involved in mining, drilling, outsourcing and supply from source.
European Regional Director
German sales and marketing professional with over twelve years experiences in European and Global precious metal trading. Project and investment management, with high level international investors and banking contacts worldwide; and highly experienced in South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand)
Sales & Marketing Director
Vast skills and expertise accumulated over a 35 year period and has established a proven acumen for Sales & Marketing. Extensively travelled and closely networked with major companies and various Government officials. Robert was appointed as the Official Attaché for Overseas Investment to the Dominican Republic in 2004 and works closely with African and Asian Governments as well as with several other Gold producing countries.
Director of Middle East and Asian Affairs
Well-known, highly respected and influential UAE national from Abu Dhabi now based in Dubai, with excellent senior level contacts throughout the Middle East and Asia. Main GGR and TLI Global interface with all Middle Eastern and Asian Governmental departments, including Customs and Immigration and all local ministries. Speaking Arabic, Hindi and English ensures a smooth flow of information between the company and all various parties.
Director of Mining (Ores and Metals) Regional Director – Australia/New Zealand
With over 35 years’ experience in international business, ranging from exports, transport, trading and mining on all continents (e.g. Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Iron-ore), he has travelled extensively during this time and is closely networked with most of the major companies in the field of mining and procurement.
Head of Bullion & TreasuryFormerly a Lloyds of London underwriter with over 15 years experience in the City of London. Predominantly insured super yachts and dealt with the wealthiest yacht owners in the world. After leaving the insurance sector he graduated to a career working in minerals and international property. Now with a sole focus on minerals, he is considered an expert in sourcing mineral ores and contract negotiation with a keen eye for detail.
Regional Director AFRICA
Over 10 years experience in trading high-end commodity and services, sales and logistics, with a vast knowledge of the African Continent and its laws and procedures. He has travelled extensively throughout Africa and currently also lives in Africa with his family. Concise operations coordinator with many high level political connections. As the previous CEO of a highly successful shipping and logistics company in South Africa, he is very well connected in most Southern African countries and throughout the Region in general. An exceptional logistical and sales coordinator with a very high level of understanding of both African and Global business procedures.
Mr. Johannes Stephanus Steyn (Fanie)
Regional Director West Africa
Fanie has either lived or worked in the African Continent for more than 20 years and has also extensively traveled throughout Europe and most of Asia during this time. Educated in South Africa, he has extensive mining and logistics experience working particularly in Gold, other Precious Metals and in various export commodities. His particular countries of expertise are South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Guinea and he is very well versed and extremely knowledgable on all of West Africa. Fanie works extremely closely and ‘hand in hand’ with the Small and Medium miners in these various countries in order to ensure that these communities are kept fully informed by us and that they understand all procedures concerning the sale of their product. Most importantly, he ensures that our suppliers are fully included in the working process with GGRS and T.L.I GLOBAL in order to make certain that all parties are comfortable and that the logistics of our various shipments run smoothly.