The Senior Management team has been operating in the Republic of Congo since 1998

They have successfully led other potash projects from inception through to development


Stéphane A. Rigny

SMI (shareholder)
Executive Chairman

  • Co-founded Kanga Potash in 2016 to develop a potash project capable of securing global food supply

  • Founder and CEO of Kanga Investor, SARMIN Holdings Inc. in 2014

  • Over 20 years of professional experience in originating, structuring, funding and developing industrial and natural resource projects in the ROC as well as many other African countries

Achim Strauss

Kanga Potash

  • CEO of Kanga Potash in 2017 to direct the project after 25 years of experience in large-scale project management and potash exploration and development

  • Formerly Vice President Engineering & Development of a TSX listed potash junior

  • Managed another carnallite solution mining potash asset from inception to project finance in the ROC

Dr. Mathurin Enama Mengong

NewCo Mining SA (Kanga)
General Manager

  • PhD in Geology with over 20 years of mining and minerals experience

  • Manages ROC subsidiaries NewCo Mining SA and Origins Exploration Congo SA

  • Maintains relations with ROC authorities on various levels

Engin Adigüzel

Kanga Potash

  • Over 20 years of experience in financial management positions in services and natural resources sectors

  • Successfully managed accounting, compliance and reporting functions of oil & gas joint ventures in Africa

  • Certified Management Accountant (USA)

AMED Funds

Rudolph DE BRUIN

AMED Funds (shareholder)

  • Founding Partner of AMED Funds and majority shareholder of Kanga Potash

  • Rudolph focused his career on acquiring and developing mineral exploration and mining projects in Africa

  • Advocate at the Pretoria Bar

Luke Knight

AMED Funds
Director Portfolio Management

  • Joined AMED Funds as a director responsible for portfolio monitoring

  • Luke brings a wealth of experience in the management of exploration and development projects in Africa

  • In the mining sector with a focus on South America and Africa since 1997