Hans Mende joined the Board of White Energy on 17 September 2010. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBA, both from Cologne University in Germany.

Hans Mende has been President and Chief Operating Officer of AMCI International Inc (USA), a mining and trading company since he co-founded the company in 1986. He remains one of AMCI’s largest shareholders. He has extensive experience in coal mine development and coal marketing.