Governance at a Glance
|Nominating and Corporate Governance
Paul E. Mann
Paul Mann co-founded ASP Isotopes in September 2021 and serves as the Chairman of our Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Paul has more than 20 years of experience on Wall Street investing in healthcare and chemicals companies, having worked at Soros Fund Management, Highbridge Capital Management and Morgan Stanley. Paul started his career as a research scientist at Procter and Gamble and he is named as the inventor of numerous skin creams in the Oil of Olay range of cosmetics. Paul has an MA (Cantab) and an MEng from Cambridge University, UK where he studied Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering, and he is a CFA charter holder.
Professor Gorley is Chief Technologist at the UK Atomic Energy Authority and a visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, U.K. He is a well-known expert in fusion technology and fusion materials. In 2014, Mike was awarded a Ph.D. (DPhil) in Materials Science from Oxford University, U.K., with a thesis on ODS steels (specialized alloys for high-performance applications). Soon after joining the UK Atomic Energy Authority in 2016, Mike directed the establishment of the Materials Technology group and supporting materials testing laboratories and led the EUROfusion Engineering Data and Design Integration group. For the past three years, Mike has served as a Strategic leader and program area manager for fusion technology at the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
Duncan Moore, PHD
Duncan Moore, Ph.D. has served on our board of directors since October 2021. Duncan is a partner at East West Capital Partners since May 2008, which has a focus on making investments in the Healthcare Industry in Asia. Previously, from 1991 to 2008, Duncan was a top-ranked pharmaceutical analyst at Morgan Stanley leading the firm’s global healthcare equity research team. Duncan was educated in Edinburgh and went to the University of Leeds where he studied Biochemistry and Microbiology. He has a M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge where he was also a post-doctoral research fellow.
Rob Ryan is a private investor with more than 30 years’ experience in investment banking, private equity and international financial law. Mr. Ryan was a partner of Balbec Capital LP from January 2019 to July 2023 and a managing director of Balbec Capital LP from January 2013 to January 2019. Prior to joining Balbec Capital LP, Mr. Ryan was associated with a number of international investment banks. Mr. Ryan started his career as a solicitor at a leading U.K. multinational law firm. Mr. Ryan received a LL.B. degree from the University of Leicester. The Board of directors believes that Mr. Ryan’s significant board experience and financial expertise contribute to the Board’s understanding and ability to analyze complex issues, particularly as the Company looks to grow its business, and qualify him to serve on our board of directors.
Hendrik Strydom, PHD
Dr. Strydom has over thirty years of experience in isotope enrichment and co-developed the isotope separation technology, known as “Aerodynamic Separation Process” (ASP), which is the technology backbone of ASP Isotopes. Hendrik’s work on separation of isotopes started when he was employed as a scientist at the South African Atomic Energy Corporation (AEC), where he specialized in the laser separation of heavy isotopes. Hendrik left AEC in 1993 to co-found Klydon, an isotope enrichment company based in South Africa. Dr. Strydom holds a BSc(Ed) (Physics & Maths) (1981), followed by the Hons course at the University of Pretoria (1983). Dr Strydom also holds an MSc (Physics) from the University of Port Elizabeth (1990), and a PhD (Physics) (2000) from the University of Natal (Durban).
Todd Wider, MD
Todd Wider, MD. has served on our board of directors since October 2021. Todd is the Executive Chairman and Chief Medical Officer of Emendo Biotherapeutics, which focuses on highly specific and differentiated next generation gene editing. Todd previously consulted with a number of entities in the biotechnology industry and has served on numerous boards of directors during his career. Todd is an active, honorary member of the medical staff of Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he worked for over 20 years, focused on reconstructive surgery. Todd received an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was Rudin Fellow, and an AB, with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from Princeton University. Todd did his residency in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and postdoctoral fellowships in complex reconstructive surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he was Chief Microsurgery Fellow, and in craniofacial surgery at the University of Miami. Todd is also a principal in Wider Film Projects, a documentary film company focused on producing films with sociopolitical resonance that have won Academy, Emmy and Peabody Awards.