An experienced team of industry experts

AMCI Capital Team

Hans Mende

  • Co-Founded AMCI in 1986 and led growth to multi-billion dollar global enterprise
  • Former member of Board of Directors of numerous resources companies including Whitehaven Coal, ANR, Felix Coal and Foundation Coal

Bert van Druten

  • CEO of AMCI Group
  • Over 25 years of experience in the trading, marketing and mining of natural resources
  • Bert joined AMCI in 2019 from his position of Head of Trading at JERA Trading in Singapore
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam

Brian Beem

  • Partner and key member of AMCI team since 2006 
  • Member of Board of Directors of numerous portfolio companies
  • Joined AMCI from First Reserve Corporation, a leading private equity firm focused on the energy industry that co-invested with AMCI in 10 successful deals
  • Started his career in Leveraged Finance/Financial Sponsors group at Merrill Lynch
  • A.B. from Princeton University

Nimesh Patel

  • Partner and key member of the AMCI team since 2008
  • Member of Board of Directors of numerous portfolio companies
  • Joined AMCI from Great Hill Partners, a middle market private equity firm based in Boston.  Previously worked at ChrysCapital, an India focused private equity firm
  • A.B. from Princeton University and M.B.A. from Wharton

Elizabeth Oates

  • CFO of AMCI Group
  • Elizabeth has been with AMCI for over 10 years leading the financial management of  key trading and marketing activities within AMCI
  • Joining AMCI with over 18 years experience in nationwide commercial property development
  • Bachelor’s degree of Science in Business from Indiana University With both CPA and CMA accreditations

William Hunter

  • Over 25 years of experience in the natural resource and industrial sectors involved in over $20 billion of transactions
  • Bill joined AMCI from Nomura Securities and previously ran the mining and industrial groups at Jefferies and TD Securities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and M.B.A. (with Distinction) from DePaul University

Patrick Murphy

  • Managing Director joined AMCI Capital in 2018 from Macquarie Bank Limited’s Metals & Energy Capital business having worked for 11 years in Sydney and New York
  • At Macquarie, Patrick was a specialist in providing principal financing to natural resources companies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law and Commerce (Honours) from the University of Western Australia

Reinhold Schmidt

  • Reinhold joined AMCI in 2017 after working in securities and listed derivatives in Australia
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management from Bond University (AUS)

Walker Woodson

  • Walker joined AMCI Capital in 2018 from Citigroup’s Global Energy Investment Banking Group
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance with a specialization in Alternative Asset Management from Southern Methodist University


AMCI Global Team

Team Member



Josef Ehrengruber USA Operations
Bob Gray USA Operations
Patrick Valentine USA Marketing
Brent Ledford USA Marketing
Chris Barnes USA Marketing
Robert Malone USA Marketing
Walt Stenger USA Marketing
Ornella Bolz Zug Finance

Team Member



Fabio Stupia Europe Marketing
Martijn Kouwenhoven Europe Shipping
Jose Delamanha Singapore Marketing
Gustavo Rocha Singapore Marketing
Adrian Lunt Singapore Marketing
Fiona Witting Brisbane Marketing
Fiona Murdoch Brisbane Finance