Our experts have been involved in the business for decades, mainly as researchers, managers and technical or economical experts. In addition to our expert management team we have a vast and valuable network of experts, researchers and experienced mining developers. These experts and teams are available as consultants for our customers.

Johan Hedlin

Managing Director

Mr Hedlin is a dedicated and well-experienced manager. He has management experience from small and large enterprises in different business as well as from large international project management tasks. He has been cooperating with companies and Universities from a large number of countries. Mr Hedlin area of expertise is management and organisation development. His main task last 30 years has been about management for R&D organisations or R&D departments, project management and sales, on national as well as international level. Corporate clients include equipment and system suppliers such as Atlas Copco, Sandvik, Orica, Ericsson, Telia Sonera, ABB, Bekaert, SKF and mining companies such as Boliden, LKAB, KGHM, Barrick Gold, Vale, Agnico Eagle.

Prof. Magnus Ericsson

He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He represents Sweden in the International Organising Committee of the World Mining Congress. His main interests lie at the cross-roads of social, political and economic impacts of mining. At present he is active in the Stockholm based RMG Consulting advising the global mining cluster. Magnus Ericsson advises companies, governments and international organisations all over the world. He has a wide network of contacts in the Nordic countries, Europe and in Africa. Since the early 2000s he has widened this network to include China and Japan.

Karl Erik Rånman

Mr Rånman has many years of experience from various management employments in the mining industry, but also from R&D work. Main areas of expertise are in management, mining technology, mining economics, H&S and mining related environmental questions. Some of the R&D projects have involved universities, other mining companies and suppliers to the mining industry. Mr Rånman has recently left the employment with Boliden Mineral and is now working part time in own consulting company with various mining related projects. From the long mine management experience, he is very focused on reaching solutions that are well functioning, safe, stable and at low cost for the mine.

Assoc. Prof. Jenny Greberg Ph D

Dr Greberg has management experience from small and large enterprises as well as research centres and academia in the raw materials area sector. Dr. Greberg expertise is in the area of hard rock mining and optimisation of mining processes and she has extensive experience from international R&D projects. Recently she held a management position in EIT Raw Materials, a multinational (22 countries) organisation focusing on innovation in the raw materials sector. She has also been responsible editor for the Strategic research and innovation agenda for the Swedish mining and metal producing industry(STRIM) 2016.

Therese Bejgarn Ph D

Dr Bejgarn has been working with the mining industry for 10 years, managing exploration projects, in-mine grade control and development work. Her main expertise lies within (gold) ore formation, covering aspects from targeting, exploration process and legislation frameworks, to the challenges of mining different types of ore deposits. She has developed and held university level courses and excursions within ore geology. During the last three years, she has been working with the development and execution of multiple industry-focused ”Research, Development & Innovation” programs and projects, run in collaboration between multiple companies and organisations from several countries.

Craig Walter Griffiths

Mr Griffiths has a long career in the international mining industry and has been project manager for a broad range of development projects e.g. developing future drilling rigs or tunnel driving and he managed a team of engineers and specialists to carry out support for the various mining operations both underground and open pit as well as been the manager for underground rock mechanics department etc. Mr Griffiths has during his journey in mining business built up a deep and excellent understanding of all parts of mining production and mining technology. He is also a well reputed manager.

Prof. Graham Swan Ph D

Graham Swan was educated at the Imperial College, Royal School of Mines, London, UK graduating with a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering and a Ph.D. in Rock Fracture Mechanics in 1974. During his career he has worked variously as a rock mechanics research engineer at the Technical University of Luleå, Sweden, at the Mining Research Laboratory of CANMET in Elliot Lake, Canada and for Schlumberger Cambridge Research, Cambridge, UK. In 1987 he joined Falconbridge Limited, Sudbury Operations, Canada as Senior Geomechanics Engineer and subsequently, in 1995, became the company’s Principal Rock Mechanics Engineer. Since retiring in 2009 he consults privately for mining companies and mining research agencies in Canada and Sweden. He hold the position as Project Manager for Rock Tech Centre Ground support program-MIGS, since 2012.

Kent Tano Ph D

Mr Tano has more than 30 year’s experience in the iron ore business including position as Director of R&D but also served in many different positions as Manager Process Technology, Manager R&D Mineral Processing and Regional Marketing Manager for LKAB in their office in Singapore. Valuable experiences are from development projects e.g. new concentrators and pelletizing plants. Mr Tano has also been the program director for the Hjalmar Lundbohm Research Centre at Luleå Technical University.

Prof. Thorkild Maack Rasmussen Phd

Thorkild Rasmussen is chaired professor in exploration geophysics at Luleå University of Technology since January 2014. Prior to this position, Thorkild Rasmussen has been employed at the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) from 1994 to 1998 and at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) from 1998 to 2014. Thorkild Rasmussen has experience from a broad spectrum of geophysical disciplines including magnetics, gravity, gamma-ray spectrometry, hyper spectral methods, electromagnetics and seismics. His interest has covered all aspects from data inversion and interpretation of geophysical data to instrument development and data collection. Thorkild Rasmussen is an experienced software developer and has experience from database modelling and development and has extensive experience from database maintenance and data security. The main responsibilities at GEUS were related to airborne geophysical surveys in Greenland and interpretation of the geophysical data. Thorkild Rasmussen was manager of the airborne geophysical projects. In 2006, GEUS was appointed as quality control consultant for an airborne survey project in Ghana. The project was a major contribution to the Mining Sector Support Programme financed by the EU. The project was completed January 2010. The project comprised a combined magnetic and gamma-ray spectrometer survey, combined electromagnetic and magnetic surveys and an airborne gravity and magnetic survey. Thorkild Rasmussen was the key-person at GEUS for this project, and was involved in the quality control of all data collected in the programme. Thorkild Rasmussen has provided consulting services to mineral prospecting companies operating in Greenland, Norway and Germany.