Meet Our Team



Ben has been spent the last thirty years of his professional career focused on the areas of natural resources, renewable energy and finance within both public and private companies. Known for his commitment to sustainable development, and his ability to establish strategic and financial partnerships between parties from different continents, Ben’s focus is to create value for his shareholders and for the local communities in which he operates. He is also board member of the Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C)


Director of Traceability

Freddy has senior level experience with a particular focus on managing political and social risk as an executive and adviser in DRC mining projects. Freddy has great interest in the equitable, environmental and sustainable development of mineral resources and has had the chance to offer advice to governments on topics related to mine development, commodities supply security, mineral sector development and economic growth.


Managing Director

Loïc Bonduelle has more than 15 years of experience in management, strategic procurement, business development and human resource, within the IT and mining sectors. He has an in-depth working knowledge of the business cultures in Europe and Africa, which has allowed him to successfully develop commercial and supplying partnerships overseas. Loïc is an active member committed to sustainable business practices in mining, as well as to the promotion of mining non-conflict resources.


Chief Financial Officer

Janvier has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SMB since 2014. Since 2007, Kyle has been providing CFO services to a number of public and private companies both domestic and international. He has focused on assisting companies with financial reporting and controls, governance, operations, financing, regulatory compliance and taxation.