- Fortune Graphite Inc has appointed Peter Sederowsky, Edward Rochette and Bhagyesh Dash as directors with effect from 10 December.

Sederowsky is active in private equity and venture capital, and has directorship experience in companies on the London Stock Exchange, the Nasdaq/OMX Stockholm Stock Exchange, AIM (London), the NGM (Stockholm) and the Toronto Venture Exchange (TSX-V).

He is a director and chairman of the board of GeoReach Ltd. In addition, he serves as an advisor to Mechel OAO - a Russian company listed on the NYSE with businesses in mining, steel, ferroalloy and power - as well as to the well-known apparel manufacturer, Champion. He held the position of chairman of the mining company, East Asia Minerals Corporation, and was a director of East Asia Minerals Corporation since 6 September 2011 (and was its lead independent director since 24 October 2012).

Rochette is an internationally recognized negotiator and transaction specialist with over 35 years of experience in international business, land management and natural resources. He is currently managing a start-up agricultural fund, with the purpose to fund natural resource related business developments in Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The initial businesses of the fund include a coconut wood flooring business, coconut oil processing, bio-diesel, aquaculture development, natural insecticides and confectionary foods, and a consulting and business development unit.

Additionally, Rochette has experience setting up initial corporate and legal structures for new ventures, as well as assisting in the preparation of taking companies public on international stock exchanges. He also has experience with negotiating joint venture agreements, the acquisition of property rights, obtaining operating licenses, and setting up the structure to manage the licences, leases and joint venture agreements, as well as legal due diligence. Currently, he is the CEO and a director of East Asia Minerals Corporation, a company listed on the TSX, and is also a board member of several private companies working in Asia.

Dash is a co-founding director at Bromius Capital, a Singapore-based natural-resource-focused advisory and investment firm. Dash has over two decades of investment banking and corporate advisory experience in the mining and broader natural resources sector across Asia. During 12 years living in Jakarta, he advised the government of Indonesia on the privatisation of state-owned mining companies, as well as on the divestment by international companies of stakes in leading Indonesian coal companies Kaltim Prima Coal, Adaro and Arutmin Coal.

Dash has extensive relationships with mining companies and resource investors globally, and has been featured numerous times in the media as a leading commentator on the Asian mining sector.

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