Atmavireshwar Sthapak is a geologist specialising in mineral resource exploration and evaluation studies. He joined Alara in 2011 as an Exploration Manager and led geological investigations in Oman spanning over 1,000km² in five JV tenements in the country. His contribution resulted in identification of copper mineralisation in four tenements, definitions of JORC resources at Wash-hi and Daris East, and applications for mining licences over five areas.
After being appointed Executive Director in 2015, Mr Sthapak contributed in completion of a feasibility study, a maiden ore reserve statement, and a mining licence for the Al Hadeetha Copper-Gold Project in Oman. Later he contributed to the formulation of AHRL’s mining project development strategy and further exploration plans in Oman.
In July 2020, Mr Sthapak was appointed Managing Director, with the responsibility of directing the Company to become a major miner and producer of copper concentrate in Oman, and to expand its shareholders' value to new levels.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr Sthapak’s career spanned 10 years with ACC/ACC-CRA Ltd as exploration geologist and project manager, and 10 years with Rio Tinto (Australasia) Exploration and Rio Tinto Diamond, where he was awarded a Rio Tinto Discovery Award in 2009. He has worked on world-class deposits and mines in Australia, and gold and diamond mines on four continents. Mr Sthapak is an active member of Aus IMM.