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Leading producer of sustainable African hardwoods

Woodbois Ltd, listed on the AIM section of the London Stock Exchange, is involved in the production, processing, manufacture and supply of sustainable African hardwood and hardwood products.

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Management Team

Miles Pelham

Non-Executive Chairman

Paul Dolan

Chief Executive Officer

Hadi Ghossein

Deputy Chairman

Miles Pelham

Non-Executive Chairman

Based in Hong Kong, Miles enjoyed an illustrious proprietary trading career in Asia with investment banks Nomura, Barclays and Mizuho where he was Global Head of Convertible Bonds, before founding Diginex, an institutional-grade blockchain solutions business with ambitions to shape the future of financial services and technology in 2017. Miles has served as non-executive Chairman since April 2016.

Paul Dolan

Chief Executive Officer

Based in the UK, Paul held senior management positions within banking and hedge funds prior to joining Woodbois. Paul has consistently built award winning, world-class teams employing custom-built technology to manage substantial pools of human and financial capital across a diversified group of asset classes ranging from fixed income and equity derivatives to soft commodities and forestry.

Hadi Ghossein

Deputy Chairman

Based in Gabon, Hadi has 25 years of experience managing forestry operations, including full ownership of a forestry business. Hadi previously served as a diplomat, travelling extensively across Africa, as well as owning various trading and real estate companies. Hadi is fluent in Arabic, French, Portuguese and English and holds Gabonese citizenship.

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Origins of Woodbois

Combining two uniquely Africa focused businesses

This Group combines the DNA of two uniquely Africa focused businesses. In changing its name in March 2019, from Obtala Resources Ltd (Obtala) to Woodbois Ltd, the combined group signalled the completion of a transition for the original Obtala.

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Production

Fully equipped production facilities

Our production facilities in Gabon, located in the city of Mouila, include a 13 hectare sawmill site and a further 5 hectare veneer factory site.

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Sales

Highly experienced global team

Our highly experienced team is comprised of timber specialists located in Europe and Africa, where they source sustainable timber and timber products and efficiently supply to a global customer base.

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