Savannah Resources plc (AIM: SAV) the AIM quoted resource development company, this morning announced the appointment of a senior industry executive, Mr. Martin Steinbild, to the role of ‘Director, Lithium Business Development’ for the Company. Mr. Steinbild’s role is a newly created, non-board appointment. Mr Steinbild will provide strategic, commercial and technological insights of the lithium value chain to Savannah as it develops its Mina do Barroso Lithium project.
Mr. Steinbild graduated in Business Administration and Chemical Engineering at the University of Technology Berlin. He has over 25 years’ experience working for well renowned companies holding roles primarily in strategic management and business development. Since 2008, Mr. Steinbild has held the position of Senior Manager with Rockwood Lithium GmbH (acquired by Albemarle Corp., the leading lithium producer in the world). Before joining Rockwood Lithium, Mr. Steinbild held product and project management roles in the engineering and construction sector with industry players Lurgi ÖI, Zimmer AG and Outotec GmbH.
David Archer, Savannah’s Chief Executive Officer said “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the Company’s senior management team. He brings to Savannah a wealth of experience in the lithium industry, which will be extremely valuable as we develop our Mina do Barroso Lithium Project which we believe has the potential to be the first significant lithium mine in Europe. In his role, Martin will focus on helping Savannah introduce Mina do Barroso to the international lithium industry, as we look to commercialise our project.”