Our People

Our People, Our Strength

Mert Koksal B.Sc.

Mr.Koksal is International Operation’s Manager of Matrix GeoTechnologies Ltd, based in Turkiye. He is been an important part of our expansion in Europe and Asia, providing great support to our business development team.

Mert is very versatile in all aspects of exploration, having very important role in designing, executing and supervising most of our large projects in North America, Africa, Balkans and Asia. Furthermore, he is been one of our key figures behind the research and development of some our ideas such as wireless data collection.

Since 2022, Mr.Koksal is  a member of the Board of Association of Geophysics of Turkiye.

Ivan Ccuno B.Sc.

Mr.Ccuno is General Manager of Matrix GeoTechnologies South America, based in Peru, with over 15 years of experience in geophysics field such us induced polarization,  magnetic, electromagnetic surveys and gravity, in addition design and quality control seismic data.

He worked projects in North America, South America and the Caribbean as Project Manager field, successfully completing all data acquisition and quality control of geophysical data. He is fluent Spanish and English.

Amoo Olukunle Olanrewaju Ph.D., B.Sc.

Bishop (Mr.) Amoo is a trained geophysicist and a business manager of repute for over 20 years.  He has worked close with several companies in China, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore, Canada, U.S.A., Hong Kong among others seeking exploration opportunities in West Africa, Canada or elsewhere.  He has extensive experience in negotiations, management and consulting in various mining aspects with governments and worldwide companies.

He was appointed as our Executive Director of Africa Operations, establishing in short period strong relation with mining,  oil and gas sectors with several governments in the region.  Mr. Ammo is been and integral part of our international business development, successfully promoting our services and the need for integrated modern geoscience in Africa.

Thomas Mulja Ph.D., P.Geo.

Dr. Mulja has more than 20 years of professional and research experience in gold and base-metal projects, from epithermal to porphyry type, in Asia, Australia and North America, including designing multi-disciplinary exploration methods such as geology, petrochemistry, remote sensing and geophysics, that led to the discovery of several gold and base metal occurrence in rugged and unexplored terrains.

Tom has extensive practical experience in evaluation of various exploration programs and mining projects, coupled with negotiating, drafting and finalizing of joint ventures agreements. He has established, managed and developed Canadian overseas subsidiary exploration companies and lead strategic planning to acquire projects in China, Southeast Asia and Mexico.

Okan Bayrak

Okan Bayrak is a corporate finance expert with over 25 years of experience in IPO’s, M&A’s, company valuation, due diligence, financial reporting, corporate governance and investor relations topics. He served as an executive in publicly held mining companies.

Mr.Bayrak has experience in financing exploration and project development projects in the mineral resources sector in Turkiye and Central Asia. He acted as a deal maker in establishing joint venture structures between private and governmental entities in various mining projects.

David Burga B.Sc., P.Geo.

David Burga is an exploration geologist with 18 years of combined mining and environmental industry experience. He is fluent in English and Spanish and has worked with Canadian and Australian junior exploration companies in Canada, Peru, Chile, Mexico, Argentina and Nicaragua.

He was recently the General Manager of Goldsmith Resources, leading a team of 50 people operating a small scale gold mine in Chaparra area of Peru, a Carbon in Pulp Leach Plant in the Chala area and a head office in Lima.  In 2008 and 2009, David was the exploration manager of Red Metal Resources, a Canadian Junior with properties in Chile.  He was responsible for selecting properties, geological mapping and all aspects of their drill programs.  He also oversaw their small scale copper-gold mining operation.

David has been involved with property visits, QA/QC sampling, assisting with the writing of NI 43-101 reports, creation of block models using Gemcom and compiling databases.  He is QP under 43-101 regulations for geology and exploration.

Onur Kerem Kumtepe B.Sc.

Onur Kerem Kumtepe is a project geologist in Matrix GeoTechnologies Ltd, based in Turkiye with over 5 years experience in polymetallic exploration, geological mapping, sampling, drilling planning and management, and alteration testing.

He contributed to many different gold exploration projects in Turkiye and he is comfortable to work in interdisciplinary teams and with different departments.

Mr.Kumtepe has an interest in different GIS software and developing 3D geology models. He is a versatile geoscientist with great interest in science and technology.  He is a member of the Chamber of Geological Engineers of Turkiye (JMO).

Tolga Gursoy B.Sc.

Tolga Gursoy obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in geophysics from Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkiye and works as team lead geophysicist and project manager.  He is specialized in base metal projects, undertaking field execution and managing of several large scale exploration programs.

Mr.Gursoy is a versatile geoscientist with vast experience in induced polarization, magnetic and gravity survey, as well as geochemistry and sampling.  He has practice his profession continuously since 2017 in Africa, Asia and Europe, successfully completing all stages of data collection, quality control and data processing.

Dennis Palos B.Sc.

Mr. Palos is a senior geophysicist with over 30 years of experience in all facets of geophysics, such us induced polarization polarization, gravity and magnetic surveys, EM sounding etc. He worked in several large exploration projects in North America, South America, Europe,  the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa, successfully completing all data acquisition, quality control and interpretation of geophysical data. Dennis has executed surveys in mining exploration, geotechnical and environmental research and geophysical structural mapping and is fluent in English and Spanish.

He joint Matrix team on 2016, becoming quickly very important part of our operation, making sure that his teams’ surveys are always successful and adhere to rigorous QC standards.

Piro Shuteriqi Ph.D.

Dr. Shuterqi holds a Ph.D. in Physics and Applied Mathematics, with vast experience in large data set processing and developing programs that handle and interpret multi-disciplinary data.  Few years ago, he took on the task developing our own software that is design to interpret and integrate multi disciplinary geoscientific data.

He is versatile in several programming languages and operating systems, with through hands-on experience in all levels of testing, including performance, functionality and integration.