Apex team

Board of Directors

  • Founder, Chairman & CEO: Gopal P. Das
  • Co-Founder & Director: Dadkarim A. Mulla
  • Director: George Mpeli Kilindu

Management

Gopal P Das

Gopal P Das

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Gopal joined Das & Co. in 2015 as Managing Director, focused on a variety of private market opportunities.

In Das & Co.’s portfolio, Gopal is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apex Resources Ltd., Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of Safehouse Technologies, the Managing Director of KHMDL, and a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Board at Orthogonal Thinker.  He has also led investments in Relativity Space and UrLife/Slice Media. 

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Shigongo J. Kimogele

Shigongo J. Kimogele

General Manager

Eng. Kimogele joined the practicing mining industry in 1992 after graduating with a Bachelor of Minerals Sciences in Mining Engineering from the University of Zambia. From January 1992 to January 1993, Eng. Kimogele was employed as a Junior Mining Engineer at Mundarara Ruby Mining responsible for surveying and supervision of hoisting. From Feb 1993 to March 1998, Eng. Kimogele was employed by Graphtan Limited, a company that was mining tanzanite in a small underground mine and graphite ore in a 200 metric tonnes per annum open pit.

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Masanja Donald Kiloba

Masanja Donald Kiloba

Finance & Administration Manager

A holder of a Masters of Science Degree in Finance, Mr. Kiloba has vast experience in the accounting field. After graduating his first degree in finance in the year 1999 he joined the work field as an Assistant Lecture at the Institute of Accountancy Arusha from Jan2000 to May2005. During the time he was at the Institute, he attained the certification from NBAA as Certified Public Accountant CPA(T) in the year 2000.

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Abdulkarim Ali Shauri

Abdulkarim Ali Shauri

Processing Plant Manager

A holder of BSc (Hons) in Mineral Processing Engineering, Eng. Shauri has a vast experience in gold processing. After graduating from the University of Dar es Salaam, he was employed by Barrick Gold Corporation – North Mara Gold Mine (Tarime, Tanzania) from Jan 2008 to Aug 2008 as a Process Technician. Due to his hard work and commendable leadership, he was promoted to the position of Graduate Metallurgist within six months of joining the company. He worked in that position for two years. In December 2010, Eng Shauri was promoted to the position of plant Metallurgist up to March 2013.

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Bonaventure Charles Shirima

Bonaventure Charles Shirima

Accountant

Mr. Shirima is a holder of Bachelor Degree of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Dodoma (UDOM), attained in the year 2012. In April 2013 to September 2015, Mr. Shirima was employed by Aust East Africa Mining Ltd in the position of Administrative and Logistics Officer.

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Yohanes Cherstino Kinyunyu

Yohanes Cherstino Kinyunyu

Mining Manager

Mr. Kinyunyu joined the mining industry in 1994 as a heavy earth moving equipment operator. Due to his commitment and working hard spirit, a fast learner of the various unit operations of the mining trade, as well as being trustful, he climbed the ladder into leadership as a foremen for the 200,000 tonnes per annum graphite open pit in Northern Tanzania. In 1998, he joined small scale tanzanite mines as a foreman, where he successful supervised the mines with high standards of safety, low cost and bringing the mine to production within a relatively short period. From Tanzanite mining, he moved into quarry operations for the production of stones for road construction in Tanzania and Uganda.

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Edson Charles Ngasa

Edson Charles Ngasa

Geologist

A holder of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Applied Geology, Mr. Ngasa joined Apex Resources Limited in 2018 as a junior Geologist. Mr. Ngasa has worked with the team since then, hardworking, trustful and committed to improving ore availability for the processing plant. Mr. Ngasa has managed to study the way the ore body exists at our mine hence direct our mining team to the best areas for ore production. Mr. Ngasa has also done some preliminary exploration works in other areas in and around Itumbi that has allowed our sister company to get into mining partnerships with many small scale gold miners, thus increasing ore sources for our Processing Plant.

Raymond F. Rukomwa

Raymond F. Rukomwa

Chief Security Officer

A retired police office with the rank of Inspector of Police, he joined the police force in 1986 as a general duties police officer. Thereafter, Mr. Rukomwa was shifted to the position of criminal investigation department from 1990 to 2004. Having shown good conduct and hard-working sprit, Mr Rukomwa was promoted to the position of incharge of the criminal investigations department at TAZARA police station in Mbeya Region Southern Tanzania. From 2011 to 2013 Mr. Rukomwa was Officer Commanding Station (OCS) at Mkwajuni and Galula police stations both in Songwe Region southern Tanzania. In 2014 to 2019 Mr. Rukomwa was promoted to the position of Twice OC CID at Chunya Police Station in Mbeya Region as well as the Public Prosecutor Incharge at the District Court at Chunya. Mr. Rukomwa ceremoniously retired from the police force in December 2019.

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Hussein Jumanne Kitiku

Hussein Jumanne Kitiku

Safety Officer

Mr. Kitiku joined the mining industry in Jan 2002 as an employee of African Barrick Gold at Bulyanghulu mine in Tanzania as a Geo-Technician up to Feb 2004. Activities that were done include soil sampling, RAB drilling, RC drilling, core cutting and sample preparation. November 2004 to October 2009,Worked with African Barrick Gold in Tanzania, Bulyanhulu mine as Ganger Leader- conventional stopping, shrinkage and development. From October 2009 to October 2010, Mr Kitiku was promoted to the position of Jnr to Snr shift boss, Conventional Stopping, Shrinkage and Development.

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Gopal P Das

Gopal joined Das & Co. in 2015 as Managing Director, focused on a variety of private market opportunities.

In Das & Co.’s portfolio, Gopal is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apex Resources Ltd., Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of Safehouse Technologies, the Managing Director of KHMDL, and a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Board at Orthogonal Thinker.  He has also led investments in Relativity Space and UrLife/Slice Media.

Gopal received his A.B. in Economics from Brown University and his MSc in Global Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2009, Gopal directed and produced the award winning documentary “Ayurveda: Otherwise No Yoga.”

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Gopal joined Das & Co. in 2015 as Managing Director, focused on a variety of private market opportunities.

In Das & Co.’s portfolio, Gopal is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apex Resources Ltd., Co-Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of Safehouse Technologies, the Managing Director of KHMDL, and a Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the Board at Orthogonal Thinker.  He has also led investments in Relativity Space and UrLife/Slice Media.

Gopal received his A.B. in Economics from Brown University and his MSc in Global Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science. In 2009, Gopal directed and produced the award winning documentary “Ayurveda: Otherwise No Yoga.”