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Vasile Frank Timis (Frank)

Date of Birth: 28/01/1963
Place of Birth: Borsa, Romania


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Drilling down

(AML), the company founded by Vasile Frank Timis which took Tonkolili into production in 2015...


Majors push out the minnows

Rapid manoeuvring by some of the world's largest oil producers to take advantage of Senegal's resource boom appears to have removed maverick businessman Vasile Frank Timis, the self-styled Emperor of West African resources, from the scene...


Timis takes shine off boom

The involvement of the maverick businessman Vasile Frank Timis in Senegal's oil industry and his cosy relationship with President Macky Sall's government has attracted renewed interest from international investigators and delayed a promised licensing round (AC Vol 57 No 14, Mercy and Machiavelli)...


Timis's seam of woe

Three legal and political disputes mark the end of a rare spell out of the limelight for Vasile Frank Timis since the collapse of African Minerals Limited (AML), his mining company that was publicly listed in Britain and focused on Sierra Leone...

Fight to redeem Frank's iron guarantee A US$75 million lawsuit brought in London against Vasile Frank Timis by the United States' commodities trading firm Gerald Metals has afforded a rare insight into the entrepreneur's complex financing arrangements and his use of collateral...


What price recovery?

Until March 2015, Tonkolili was 75% owned by Vasile Frank Timis's African Minerals Limited (AML), which went into receivership that month...


Chinese inherit law suit

Frustrated by promised dates for restarting production being pushed back, President Ernest Bai Koroma, is putting pressure on SISG and the AML founder and former Chairman, Vasile Frank Timis, who now owns the Marampa iron-ore mine, to commit to a firm timetable...


Frank’s fickle fortunes

In the face of tumbling commodity prices, the operations of Vasile Frank Timis in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone have sunk, stopped producing or come under the increased scrutiny of regulators around the world...


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