Ulysses (Malick) Smith- Director Oversea Operations
Malick is a director of oversea operations. He brings more than 30 years of engagement in mineral exploration to include diamond mining, upstream hydrocarbon development and the trade of crude oil. Malick is a consultant to various natural mineral exploration projects and infrastructure development projects in the Middle East and North, West and Central Africa. Much of his work is centered on structured finance for these large scale projects. He serves in a variety of roles including Director, Board member, Vice President, and consultant to many oil and gas companies throughout Africa and the Middle East, as well as, in the U.S.. He was trained in Antwerp, Belgium as a sorter and valuer of natural diamond gems. In this capacity, he operates globally and has traveled extensively for tender sales, specialty goods and general natural rough diamond trading. Malick is conversant in French, English, and several local African dialects. He was born in Tennessee, received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, is married and is the father of two children.