Dr. Jelena Manojlovic - Chairperson
Jelena Manojlovic has been a member of the Board since 11 July 2008. She is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She is an established university lecturer and organizational consultant and has 35 years’ experience in the human resources field and 20 years’ in management positions in a diverse range of organisations, including the UK’s National Health Service, universities and other companies. She was previously Human Resources Director of Kermas (a major shareholder in the Company). Manojlovic is independent of the Company but through a controlled entity of her husband Danko Koncar, she is dependent on a major shareholder of the Company.
Barry Rourke - Independent Non-Executive Director
Barry Rourke was a member of the Afarak Board, the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee from April 2010 to February 2013. Previously he was an Audit Partner at PWC's for 17 years from 1984 to 2001 where he specialised in the Oil and Gas and Mining sectors. He currently holds a number of non-executive directorships and positions on the audit committees in other listed companies.
Ivan Jakovčić - Independent Non- Executive Director
Ivan Jakovčić is a Croatian politician and a member of the European Parliament where he is in the Committee on Regional Development, Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. Prior to joining the European Parliament Mr. Jakovčić has held numerous political positions in Croatia where he has been a member of the Croatian Parliament, the President of the Istrian Democratic Assembly and served as Minister of European Integration. Mr Jakovčić does not hold any Afarak shares. No information regarding the proposed director is required to be disclosed pursuant to the UK Listing Authority's Listing Rule 9.6.13 R.
Guy Konsbruck- Executive Non- dependent Director
Guy Konsbruck was appointed as CEO of Afarak in December 2016. He previously served as an Executive Vice-President of MFC Industrial since 2014. Before that, he served as CEO of FESIL's global sales companies and was also the co-founder of Luxalloys. Mr Konsbruck holds an MBA from SHU Fairfield and is a graduate of the Unversité de Strasbourg II.
Thorstein Abrahamsen - Independent Non-Executive Director
Thorstein Abrahamsen is an internationally respected stainless steel and ferro-alloy industry professional. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of various manufacturing companies within stainless steel, ferro-alloy, construction equipment and mining industries. He also served as Vice- President Sales & Distribution of a global stainless steel production company. Throughout his career he has served on over 30 boards including chairmanships of ferro- alloy and steel trading & marketing companies around the world. He is currently chairman of construction industry company, a board member and partner of a management consultancy company and two investments companies.