Executive team

Peter Steiness Larsen

Chairman
Peter has an MSc in Finance from the Copenhagen Business School. He has 30 years of working experience primarily within project financing and project development. Prior experience includes shipping and ship financing with Burmeister & Wain Shipyard; international project financing and project development within the energy sector with Elsam Project and trading and origination with Enron. Since 2004 he has held the position as CFO with the Tschudi Group and has had asignificant involvement with the mining operation in Kirkenes since Tschudi acquired the mining assets in 2006.

Antony Beckmand

Chief Executive Officer
Tony is a qualified CPA with a B.Com from the University of Western Australia and a Grad. Dip in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia. Tony has over 20 years’ experience in financial, commercial and corporate roles including 10 years with Sydvaranger in both CFO and MD/CEO roles. Previous experience within the mining industry has been with Exxaro Resources, Perilya Ltd and Robe River Iron Associates across a range of commodities including iron ore, minerals sands, base metals and gold.

Thomas Bækø

Chief Operating Offier
Thomas joined Sydvaranger in January 2009 following the construction phase into commissioning and operations. He is born and raised in the Kirkenes region. After the commission phase he held the position as production superintendent. From 2011 until 2013 Thomas was the production manager at a large iron ore project in West Africa. In that role his responsibilities were operational readiness, commissioning, maintenance and operations. From 2014 and up to November 2015 Thomas was the processing manager at Sydvaranger. Thomas re-joined the project in April 2016 as a project manager and later moved to the role of COO.
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