Danakali is a resource company focused on Colluli SOP Project in Eritrea, East Africa. Our strategy targets development of a world class potash project that will become pivotal for Global and African agriculture. Colluli is expected to provide an outstanding economic, social and community dividend through positive impact on infrastructure, job creation and sustainability in Eritrea.


  • Seamus Ian Cornelius | Executive Chairman

    Mr Cornelius is a corporate lawyer and former partner of one of Australia’s leading international law firms. He has a high degree of expertise in cross-border transactions, particularly in the resources and finance sectors.

    Mr Cornelius has been based in China since 1993 and brings more than 20 years of corporate experience in legal and commercial negotiations. He has also advised global companies including major resource companies and banks on their investments in China and advised Chinese State-owned entities on their investments in overseas resource projects.

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  • Neil Gregson | Non-Executive Director

    Mr Gregson is an experienced resource sector investor having spent over 30 years managing investments predominantly in mining and energy companies.

    Mr Gregson’s previous roles included portfolio manager in J.P.Morgan Asset Management’s Global Equities Team based in London and responsible for global natural resource mandates. Prior investment roles were with CQS Asset Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager, with a focus on the natural resource sector and Credit Suisse Asset Management as Head of Emerging Markets and related sector funds.

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  • Samaila D. Zubairu | Non-Executive Director

    Samaila D. Zubairu is AFC’s President and CEO. Prior to his appointment, he was the CEO of Africapital Management Limited and has established a joint venture with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund 1 for infrastructure private equity across West Africa.

    Samaila led the launch of Africa’s largest syndicated project finance facility for the Obajana Cement project and has undertaken investments of over US$3 billion in green-field projects, acquisitions, corporate transformation, privatization and equity capital market transactions.

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