Ingo Hofmaier is Partner – Metals and Mining at Hannam & Partners, a London-based, natural resource-focused merchant bank. Mr Hofmaier has 18 years’ prior experience in corporate finance, corporate M&A and capital markets advisory across various commodities. Ingo was formerly with Rio Tinto, focusing on JVs and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and with Wienerberger AG, an Austrian diversified heavy industries group, where he was responsible for their Indian expansion and worked in corporate finance and business development. He is a forestry engineer by background, has a MBA and is an INSEAD (Asian International Executive Programme – Shanghai) graduate. He is a CFA charter-holder since 2004. His sector and commodity experience spans fertilizers, bulk commodities, aluminium, energy, base and precious metals.