About Us

Board of Directors

Executive Chairman/Managing Director

Malcolm James has over 27 years experience in finance, project development and public company management. During this period Malcolm James has worked in several countries and been involved in over $2 billion in capital and debt raisings. He is currently the principal of MRJ Advisors, a boutique investment, advisory and project development organisation with offices in Perth and New York, and is the Non-Executive Chairman of Anova Minerals Ltd. Mr. James is well known for his philanthropic work in Australia and overseas and was the inaugural CEO of the Australian Employment Covenant, an organisation set up to promote long term employment for Indigenous Australians.

Mr Malcolm James currently holds directorship in Anova Metals Ltd as Non-Executive Chairman. Malcolm James also held directorship in Peninsula Energy Limited to 2013 and Triton Gold Limited to 2014.

Executive Director

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in a range of senior executive positions with Australian and International companies. He has an extensive skill-set in the areas of business optimisation, capital raising and company restructuring.

Prior to joining Algae. Tec, Peter held senior financial and Board positions in Australia, Africa and the UK. He has particular experience in revitalising business plans, attracting investor funding, and implementing profitable strategies.

Peter graduated as a Chartered Accountant in the United Kingdom, where he worked for Coopers and Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers ), and subsequently moved to Africa, where he spent 8 years in Malawi, where he was CFO of the Malawi operation of international trading group, Guthrie Limited. Peter moved to Perth in 1988.

Executive Director

Earl has over 35 years experience over a broad field of chemistry and associated technologies, including global markets, bulk chemicals and plastics, differentiated commodities and intermediates, specialty chemicals, polymers and interaction with environmental sectors. Earl’s field experience includes international business management, plant operations, and project engineering in the US, Europe (especially Germany, Holland, Switzerland, UK and CIS), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina and Mexico) and Asia (Korea, China and Australia). Earl was employed with Dow Chemical Company for 25 years. He served as Global Director for chemicals and plastics in the latter part of his employment. Subsequently Earl was employed with Lockwood Greene and Foster Wheeler Corporation.

Earl has over 10 years of specific technical and business experience in the biodiesel and glycerine industry sectors. He is a founding director and controlling shareholder of Teco.Bio LLC, and is based in Atlanta, Georgia where he has co-ordinated the microalgae development.

Earl has received a BSc (Chem Eng) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and a ME Chemical Engineering from Texas A & M University. He is a registered Professional Engineer, Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Society of Plastic Engineers.

Ramasamy V Venkatesh

Non – Executive Director

Mr R.V.Venkatesh is one of the founders and Managing Director of Gencor Pacific Limited, part of the Gencor group worldwide, which is Algae.Tec’s offtake partner for algae oils.  He is a Chemist with over 30 years’ experience in key industries namely Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals.  He has extensive experience in International Business in the Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical sectors worldwide, having done business in over 70 countries.  His expertise includes R&D Management, scientific reviews, product development, clinical trials, product branding, strategic partnerships and he has a track record of successful nutraceutical product launches worldwide.
Mr R.V. Venkatesh was appointed as Non-Executive Director on 15 August 2017.

Non – Executive Director

Mr. Allan Tan is a lawyer with 22 years of corporate and regulatory experience.  He is currently lead independent director of Nico Steel Holdings Limited and independent director of CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited, both listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Mr Allan Tan was appointed as Alternate Non-Executive Director on 15 August 2017.

Alternate Non – Executive Director

Mr Veeravalli has advanced degrees in Engineering and Management and over 40 years of experience in evolving technologies.  He is a serial entrepreneur and is the founder and President of Gencor, a boutique nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company based in Irvine, California.  He is also very active in giving back to society and is involved in the eye and general nutrition of children with malnutrition around the world.

Mr Jith Veeravalli was appointed as Alternate Non-Executive Director on 15 August 2017.