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Monday, November 21 2022 - 19:00
Appian appoints Silvio Lima as Head of Corporate Affairs, ESG and Community Engagement
LONDON, November, 21, 2022, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Appointment of Silvio Lima adds significant ESG expertise to projects
Silvio will work closely with local management teams, while supporting the 
Appian Way Charitable Foundation's efforts to allocate capital across social 
Formerly Director of Corporate Affairs and People at Appian Capital Brazil

Appian Capital Advisory LLP ("Appian" or the "Company"), the investment advisor 
to long-term value-focused private equity funds that invest solely in mining 
and mining-related companies, today announces the appointment of Silvio Lima as 
Head of Corporate Affairs, ESG and Community Engagement.

Based in London and Brazil, Silvio will be brought into Appian's projects to 
provide the business' Investment Committee with insights from an ESG and in 
particular community engagement perspective. Post-investment, Silvio will be 
heavily involved in developing and implementing a permitting and community 
strategy for the Company's local management teams.

As part of his new role, he will also spend more time with the Appian Way 
Charitable Foundation ("AWCF"), Appian's philanthropic vehicle, focused on 
allocating capital across social initiatives unique to each project. Since 
2019, AWCF has prioritised educational projects, including supporting a teacher 
training programme in the Alagoas region of Brazil. Additionally, the charity 
provided a social and community budget of $1.7m at Mineração Vale Verde and 
Atlantic Nickel for hygiene products and equipment across local communities 
during the Covid-19 pandemic.

With more than 16 years of experience in metals, aeronautics, and mining, 
Silvio has a significant track-record managing complex communication and 
engagement projects in a multi-stakeholder environment – dealing with 
governments, public, private and third sector with an effective and sustainable 
approach. He joins from Appian Capital Brazil, where he was Director of 
Corporate Affairs and People from September 2019. During his time at the 
business, Atlantic Nickel and Appian returned the Santa Rita mine into 
production with the first sale of nickel concentrate being consummated in 
January 2020.

Before joining Appian Capital Brazil, Silvio held executive positions at 
Accenture Strategy Consulting, served as Head of Social Performance at 
AngloAmerican for the Minas-Rio system and for the Nickel operations in Brazil, 
and was part of Kinross, where he served as Director of Corporate Affairs.

Silvio graduated from the Federal University of Minas Gerais with a Bachelor of 
Science in Control and Automation Engineering and gained a Master degree in 
Aeronautical Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics. 
Silvio holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Michael W. Scherb, Founder and CEO of Appian, commented: "It is great to 
welcome Silvio, after seeing first-hand his excellent work at Appian Capital 
Brazil. His deep understanding of our existing projects, and Appian's ambition 
to meet our robust ESG commitments, means we are well-positioned to deliver 
value for our investors and the communities where we operate. ESG is central to 
every investment decision that Appian makes, and Silvio's appointment 
reinforces the strategic importance of ESG for our future success."

Silvio Lima, Head of Corporate Affairs, ESG and Community Engagement at Appian, 
said: "I am delighted to join Appian, after seeing the fantastic work of the 
business at Appian Capital Brazil since 2019. Appian has prioritised ESG across 
all the business' projects, reflecting the leadership of Appian in the sector 
and its competitive differentiation to peers. I look forward to working with 
Michael, the whole Appian team, local portfolio companies and indeed colleagues 
at AWCF so that we maintain a Tier-1 standard over the years to come."

For further information:

FGS Global +44 (0)20 7251 3801 /
Charles O'Brien, Richard Crowley, Theo Davies-Lewis

Appian Capital Advisory +44 (0)20 7004 0951 /
Michael W. Scherb

About Appian Capital Advisory LLP
Appian Capital Advisory LLP is the investment advisor to long-term 
value-focused private equity funds that invest solely in mining and 
mining-related companies.

Appian is a leading investment advisor in the metals and mining industry, with 
global experience across South America, North America, Australia and Africa and 
a successful track record of supporting companies to achieve their development 
targets, with a global operating portfolio overseeing nearly 5,000 employees.

Appian has a global team of 58 experienced professionals with presences in 
London, Toronto, Vancouver, Lima, Belo Horizonte, Montreal and Perth.

For more information please visit, or find us on 
LinkedIn or Instagram.

About Appian Way Charitable Foundation
The Appian Way Charitable Foundation seeks to contribute to the health and 
equal education of the children in the communities and principal regions Appian 
invests into, with the aim of contributing to social advancement and improving 
long-term environmental stability in these regions.

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source: Appian Capital Advisory LLP