Laz Nikeas

Non–Executive Director

Mr Nikeas currently manages energy minerals investments for a New York City based private equity group called Weston Energy LLC, a portfolio company of Yorktown Partners LLC. He was previously a partner of Traxys Capital Partners, a private equity vehicle focused on mining, chemicals and industrial investments with Traxys SA and The Carlyle Group.

Mr Nikeas was formerly an investment banker with BNP Paribas, Hill Street Capital and Morgan Stanley. He served as the Head of Corporate Finance Advisory for Materials, Mining and Chemicals for North America for BNP Paribas, and has advised on over $25 Bn of mergers and acquisitions transactions. He holds a BA from Amherst College, SUMMA CUM LAUDE/ PHI BETA KAPPA.