Savaş Şahin, MAusIMM and mining engineer with 20 years of experience in Turkey, Australia and Saudi Arabia. After working several years in underground production of gold and base metal mines of Newmont, Inmet and Xstrata Zinc in Turkey and Australia, he also worked for consulting groups like SRK Consulting before joining the executive team of Demir Export, which is the mining house of the largest conglomerate of Turkey, Koç Group. He successfully lead Demir Export teams to develop a large underground coal mine, a HL gold mine and expand production at iron ore mines as the CEO of the company. He recently moved to Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co in Saudi Arabia as the CEO, to lead the team to reinstate the large underground base metal mine and develop gold mine to production phase. Savaş has bachelor degree in mining engineering and and executive master degree in business administration.