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Vasile Frank Timis (Frank)
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Vasile Frank Timis (Frank)

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


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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...


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...


Timis under scrutiny

The operations of entrepreneur Vasile Frank Timis in Senegal have come under scrutiny from the United States Department of Justice, Africa Confidential has learned...


The discord lingers on

Koroma is also believed to have stakes in African Minerals Limited, whose majority ownership recently passed from Vasile Frank Timis to a Chinese conglomerate (AAC Vol 4 No 9, Not so fast, Frank)...


Feast ore famine

At least that is what the controversial British-based mining entrepreneur Vasile Frank Timis, owner of African Minerals Limited (AML), told the Sierra Leonean government...


Not so fast, Frank

Businessman Vasile Frank Timis, the Chairman of African Minerals Limited (AML), has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese partners to develop a project that has already been awarded to another company...


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