Propelled by experience, collaboration, and a devotion to excellence.


A digital supply chain is productive, accurate, collaborative, secure, and transparent. Every user of the MineHub platform benefits from access to information, insightful decision-making, and streamlined processes. The solution brings transformative efficiency.

Supply chain becomes supply trail =
Transformative transparency

Platform vision

MineHub is a foundational, open platform for digital trade. It provides global mining and metals supply chain participants with:

  • Ability to transact electronically, securely and efficiently
  • Real-time visibility of upstream and downstream supply chains
  • Transparency and a superior customer experience

MineHub’s core services digitise key interactions between supply chain participants, enabling automation, reduced cost, and increased security and regulatory compliance.

As an open platform, it’s able to integrate with a range of solutions, as well as specialised services like trade finance and logistics.

MineHub connects the transaction participants and services across the mining and metals supply chain to each other through shared information on a common, decentralised platform.

The technology enables parties in a transaction to virtually integrate their trade processes like contracting, logistics, specifications and financing services.

This inter-company integration streamlines communication channels and provides transaction participants with a reliable, real-time single source of truth.

The underlying blockchain technology ensures that each party controls the privacy, integrity and geographical residence of their data, whilst allowing trading parties to use or verify the integrity of shared information.

Building with industry, for industry

We work with top-tier global companies to help design new 21st century mining & metals supply chains.

ABN AMRO is a Dutch based bank with a long history in commodities financing. The bank provides liquidity for the entire supply chain of multiple commodities.

ING Group is not just the world’s largest commodity banker and a top-five mining project financier, it is a leading innovator and multinational banking and financial services giant with a global presence and relations across supply chains.

Ocean Partners offers a complete range of trading services for miners, smelters, refiners, and metal consumers worldwide.

Wheaton Precious Metals is one of the world’s largest precious metals streaming companies.

A Canadian base metals mining company, Capstone Mining Corp is a leading intermediate copper producer.

Kutcho Copper Corp is a Canadian mineral exploration company committed to social responsibility and high environmental standards.

Kimura Capital LLP is an asset management firm headquartered in London providing an alternative to bank funding.

More coming soon…


Partners

Our vision for MineHub was a streamlined, dependable platform that’s second to none. We partnered with the world’s best companies to make it happen.

IBM is the world’s leading technology firm with over a century of experience in forward-thinking innovation.

White & Case is an international law firm dedicated to helping companies, governments, and financial institutions navigate complex legal challenges.

essDOCS’ mission is to enable paperless trade. essDOCS provides SaaS financial (fintech) and supply chain (SCtech) technology for the export, trade and logistics industries.

Team

Driving real change throughout an entire industry means assembling the leaders—the people who know what needs to be done and who aren’t afraid to make it happen—so that’s what we did.

Arnoud Star Busmann, <br />
President & CEO

Arnoud Star Busmann,
President & CEO

Arnoud Star Busmann is one of the pioneers in the intersection of commodities, finance and blockchain technology. Prior to joining Minehub, he was the Innovation lead for Commodities at ING Bank where he led the cross-industry initiative ‘Easy Trading Connect” that spawned projects like VAKT and komgo. Arnoud is an all-round executive with tech DNA, and has over 20 years experience in strategy execution, enterprise transformation and “blue chip” startups. After obtaining a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Netherlands, he lived and worked across Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Hugh Halford-Thompson, <br />
VP Product

Hugh Halford-Thompson,
VP Product

Hugh Halford-Thompson is a software entrepreneur and investor with over 8 years experience in the blockchain sector. Hugh is a founder of BTL Group the world’s first public blockchain company and QuickBitcoin, the largest UK bitcoin brokerage. Hugh has launched several technology businesses and has experience selling and deploying innovative blockchain solutions to consortiums of the world’s biggest enterprises in energy and banking.

Rachel Pan,<br />
Lead Advisor, China

Rachel Pan,
Lead Advisor, China

Rachel has over 15 years’ experience with PwC China, where she has been a key member of the Innovations and Disruptions Group in Risk Assurance, responsible for supporting initiatives in relation to emerging technologies including blockchain, RPA and AI, as well as supporting the Assurance Digitalisation initiatives in China. Rachel is a member of the core team leading Blockchain initiatives in Hong Kong and China, working with traditional enterprises, technology start-ups, and incubators/accelerators in the Blockchain domain. Rachel worked with a wide range of commercial and public sector clients, including conglomerates, state-owned enterprises and domestic companies. Rachel has developed close working relationship with several major government regulators, including the China Ministry of Finance (MOF), China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC).

Gavin Cooper,<br />
CFO, Corporate Secretary

Gavin Cooper,
CFO, Corporate Secretary

Mr. Cooper is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and financial management. For the past 35 years, Mr. Cooper has been providing strategic and financial advice and corporate administration services, and has held senior positions with a number of public and private companies with local and international operations. He was formerly CEO and a director of a ship-construction project with a budget in excess of $400 million, and Director of Finance & Administration at a shipyard that had employed over 1,000 workers. He has a Hons. Bachelor of Accounting and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Vince Sorace, <br />
Executive Chairman, Founder

Vince Sorace,
Executive Chairman, Founder

Mr. Sorace is a mining entrepreneur with over 25 years of international business and capital markets experience. Mr. Sorace has financed and led several resource companies with assets in the U.S., Canada and Europe, and has raised over $200M in equity and debt financings for public and private entities. He has been the founder, served as a Director and held CEO positions for numerous companies with extensive experience in development, management and public company governance in the resource and alternative energy sectors.


Board

Joseph Nakhla,<br />
Director, Founder

Joseph Nakhla,
Director, Founder

Joseph Nakhla is the Founder and CEO of bazinga! Technologies Inc. one of the world’s largest condo management solutions provider. Mr. Nakhla is also the founder of Eli Technologies, an AI solution for Real Estate transactions and Tribe Management, one of BC’s largest Property Solutions provider. Prior to bazinga!, Joseph was the Chief Operations Officer of one of Canada’s largest cloud–based payment processors, TIO Networks, which was acquired by Paypal in 2017. Joseph studied Civil and Structural Engineering and Executive Business Management at BCIT.

Guy Halford-Thompson,<br />
Director, Founder

Guy Halford-Thompson,
Director, Founder

Guy Halford–Thompson is a thought leader and entrepreneur in the Canadian technology ecosystem. Over the last five years Guy has launched several successful public and private ventures, raising over $30m CAD in funding and building over $500m in investor value. Guy is a founder of BTL Group , the world’s first public blockchain company, and sits on the board of leading Canadian technology companies covering blockchain, real estate and esports markets.

David Garofalo,<br />
Director

David Garofalo,
Director

David Garofalo to his current role as Chairman & CEO of the Marshall Precious Metals Fund, David was President & CEO and Director of Goldcorp (2016-2019), President & CEO and Director of Hudbay from 2010, Senior Vice President and CFO and Director of Agnico-Eagle from 1998 and Treasurer of Inmet Mining from 1990. David was recognized as The Northern Miner’s Mining Person of the Year for 2012. He was also awarded as Canada’s CFO of the Year by Financial Executives International Canada (2009) and Top Gun CFO by Brendan Wood International (2009 and 2010) and was recognized by IR Magazine with awards for Best Investor Relations by a CFO (2009 and 2010) and Best Investor Relations by a CEO (2011). David earned designations as a Canadian Chartered Public Accountant and a Certified Director of the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

Advisory board

Heike Truol,<br />
Advisor

Heike Truol,
Advisor

Heike is a Non-Executive Director of global shipping company Clarkson plc. Until April 2020 Heike was an Executive at Anglo American plc for 11 years, most recently as Executive Head of Commercial Services.  She was a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the Marketing Business Unit, which runs global marketing, sales, trading and distribution. She oversaw strategy and projects, coordinated all logistics and market analytics, and was responsible for offices in China and India. Heike drove the digital transformation of Anglo American’s global Marketing/Trading business. Heike joined Anglo American at the beginning of 2009 and was Group Head of Strategy for 5 years. She set and implemented Board level strategy, and led the £5bn acquisition of De Beers and its integration into Anglo American. Previously, Heike was a Management Consultant, advising on strategic and operational issues across multiple industries in Europe and Australasia.

Dr Andor Lips,<br />
Advisor

Dr Andor Lips,
Advisor

Dr. Andor Lips brings over 25 years of experience in mining project development, mineral trade, and mining finance. He provides strategic, business development, and governance advise, whilst integrating financing and technical business requirements and opportunities. Andor worked until recently for Eldorado Gold as VP European Strategy & Corporate Sustainability, and was previously holding senior positions with ING Bank N.V., the Commodity Discovery Fund, Lydian International Ltd, and the French Bureau of Mines. He holds a Doctorate and a Masters of Science in Geology from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Over the past decade he is a solicited expert by the European Commission for research and innovation in the minerals industry.

Sacha Konan,<br />
Advisor

Sacha Konan,
Advisor

Sacha Konan brings over 25 years of experience in commodity trading. He has led, built, grown, transformed, sold and integrated businesses across energy, metals, shipping and agriculture with Cargill and Macquarie. Starting in various agricultural trading roles in Amsterdam he moved in 2000 to Cargill’s global trading headquarters in Geneva. In the early 2000’s Sacha was building out the Capesize business in the Ocean Transportation Division where he was running at its peak a 70mio mt shipping book. From 2009 to 2014 Sacha went on to lead Cargill’s Global Metals business from Singapore where he was instrumental in transforming Cargill’s iron ore and steel trading business into a global leader. In 2014 Sacha returned to Geneva to lead and integrate Cargill’s Petroleum and Petrochemical businesses, which under his leadership were eventually sold to Macquarie group. He subsequently led and integrated the petroleum business into Macquarie’s commodities platform after which he provided strategy and leadership support to Macquarie’s Metals & Bulk businesses. Since February Sacha embarked on new avenues as investor and advisor to various commodity businesses.