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The team is comprised of seasoned business leaders and mining experts with proven track records in creating value, by crafting and executing innovative growth strategies that drive performance, deliver results and sustain communities.


Oliver B. Hasler
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Oliver is an accomplished Chief Executive, president and board member successfully leading world-class businesses and brands spanning multiple industries and markets, including natural resources, agroindustry, innovative manufacturing and various industrial sectors.

He led the successful transformation of the publicly traded Spanish packaging company, Europac Group, in a short span of 3 years into a mid-cap company which was then acquired for a value exceeding US$2 billion. Major projects that Oliver has participated in include a revision to the strategy of the Professional Division of Douwe Egberts, which is headquartered in the Netherlands, and its joint venture with U.S.-based Mondelez, and the restructuring of France’s Arc International.

Oliver has over 20 years’ experience of doing business in Asia, where he has built and operated factories, as well as setting up distribution networks throughout the region while managing significant export and import operations.

Oliver is a Swiss citizen with a degree in Materials Engineering and a master’s degree in Metallurgy from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland and an MBA with Honors from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He is fluent in English, German, Spanish and French.


Gary J. Artmont - PYX Director

Gary J. Artmont
Non- Executive Director

Gary has 46 years of experience in the mining business operating in 21 countries and is familiar with all aspects of mineral exploration from grassroots to project pre-feasibility studies through to mining operations.

Gary is a fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, AusIMM”#312718 qualified to write Ni 43-101 or JORC Competent Person reports. He is experienced in the management of large multifaceted regional and detailed exploration programs in overseas locations with 14 years working in tropical environments.

Gary has worked as a geologist and project manager for multiple organizations over the past four decades, including Geostar Consulting. Rio Tinto, PT Pelsart Indonesia, PT Freeport Indonesia and Ivanhoe Mining China.

Gary received a bachelor’s degree from Waterloo University, Ontario.

Alvin Tan - PYX Director

Alvin Tan
Non- Executive Director

Alvin has over 25 years’ corporate experience in Australia and Asia, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raisings and listings on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) and the German Stock Exchange.

Alvin studied at the University of Western Australia, gaining a Bachelor of Commerce with honours, and subsequently was employed by KPMG in Kuala Lumpur from 1993-1995 as a financial consultant. Returning to Australia, Alvin worked with the stockbroking firm of DJ Carmichael before pursuing other business interests. He was a founding director of various companies which are now listed on the ASX. Alvin served on the board of ASX listed Advanced Share Registries Ltd and previously listed BKM Management Ltd. He also has interests in companies in technology, mining, exploration, property development, plantation and corporate services both in Australia and overseas.

During the past three years Alvin held the following directorships in other ASX listed companies: Non-Executive Director of Advanced Share Registry Ltd (11 September 2007-6 October 2020) and previously listed BKM Management Limited (5 February 2002- Current).

Bakhos Georgest - PYX Director

Bakhos Georges
Non- Executive Director

Bakhos has more than 40 years of experience in management and operation in the wholesale, retail and pharmaceutical sectors with significant direct involvement in internationally focused import and export operations.

Bakhos has received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2019 for service to the community. He currently serves as Director of Saint Charbel’s Aged Care Centre and is a Justice of the Peace (JP) in and for the State of New South Wales.

Bakhos received a B.Ph.Chem from University of Santa Maria in Caracas, Venezuela in 1982.