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Mr. Chaim Lebovits
President & CEO

President & CEO, is an international entrepreneur and businessman with extensive experience in the natural resources industry. He heads ACC International Holdings, which holds stakes in offshore E&P projects in West Africa and Israel. Chaim served on the board of several oil and gas companies including publicly listed Rialto Energy (ASX: RIA) and Shemen Oil and Gas Resources (TASE: SOG).  He is also involved in real estate projects and biotechnology companies, and serves as the President of Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQB: BCLI). During his career, Chaim has developed excellent personal relationships with many African leaders, he has successfully negotiated agreements on behalf of the region’s governments and global mining businesses. He has also helped to promote the interests of African nations around the world and focuses on Ghana as a core area of expertise.


Mr. Jean-Pjean-pierre-petit.jpgierre Petit
Chief Operating Officer - C&L Natural Resources

Jean-Pierre Petit has wide ranging experience in the oil exploration and production industry in Africa.  His experience in logistics and finance in the African territories, combined with his academic and professional backgrounds make him the ideal person to manage ACC International Holding’s operations. Mr. Petit was in charge of operations for projects employing over a thousand people from many different countries.  From 1996 to 2002, he was the General Manager in charge of building the Chad-Cameroon pipeline of 1000km.  He has also held different executive level positions in world leading companies such as Esso and Exxon. Mr. Petit leads his team with his solid confidence in the company’s potential for growth and shares the common goal of being world leaders in the industries of natural resources, biotechnology and in real estate.



Mike Kolin PE
General Director Burkina Faso

With over 40 years of wide-ranging experience and mine engineering degrees from Colorado School of Mines and Henry Krumb School of Mines, Mike Kolin leads ACC’s mineral exploration activities in West Africa. Mr. Kolin is a registered professional engineer and a Qualified Person (QP) for NI 43-101 reporting. His work experience includes mine operations, management and consulting for base, precious and energy minerals.





kone fousseni.jpgFousseni Kone
Chief Geologist Burkina Faso

Mr. Kone has degrees in geology from Alger University of Sciences and Technology and the Paris School of Mines. His more than 15 years of progressive experience in Burkina Faso include senior positions in geology, environmental and mine operations at the Poura Gold Mine; management and supervision at the Ministry of Mines; and supervision of exploration at the large Essakane and Inata Gold  Projects.
zonou.pngSiaka Zonou Ph.D
Exploration Director

Dr.Siaka Zonou, a Ph.D graduate from the University of Nancy I, in France, who has over 25 years of experience in mine operations and the exploration of gold and uranium in west Africa. Dr. Zonou is highly respected as an expert on Birimian greenstones gold exploration in most countries of West Africa.

lila_copy.jpgLila M. Badjo
Togo Representative

Mrs Lila M. Badjo is in charge of optimizing communication between ACC International Holdings and the organizations we work with in Togo.  She has an academic background in international relations and has built an interesting variety of experience over the years.  She puts her efficient planning and organization skills to the benefit of the company’s present and future needs.  Her excellent communication skills, her bilingualism and her problem-solving skills are her tools of choice in the pursuit of the company’s corporate objectives.


Dr. Nick Johnson
Chief Geologist

Dr. Nick Johnson is a geologist with more than 30 years’ upstream experience. One of his special areas of expertise is Ghana. Building on an impressive record of pinpointing and exploiting commercial oil and gas fields in locations including Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand, Nick’s career began at BP in 1981. In 1991, he moved to OMV to become Head of Global Exploration & Production, where he successfully oversaw the development of the company’s global portfolio. Nick then became Head of Exploration & New Ventures at Afren in 2005, helping to grow the portfolio to 15 assets across six countries with operated production over 25,000 bopd. He graduated in Geography from Bristol University in 1976 and gained a PhD from University College London in 1980.


Jan Tomanek
Special Advisor

Jan Tomanek is an International Exploration and Development Geologist with a solid background in Reservoir Engineering as well as Geophysical expertise. Over 30 years of experience including offshore Gulf of Mexico and carbonate work. Also serves as VP Oil & Gas Division at Gustavson Associates team of Geophysicists, Geologists and Engineers.



Gustavson Associates Company
Gustavson Associates Company is a world-renowned consulting firm, located in the United States, that has a vast expertise in the industry of natural resources.  ACC International Holdings works with them on a regular basis for projects management.