Ceylon Graphite is a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, that is in the business of mining for graphite, plus the exploration for and development of graphite mines in Sri Lanka. Graphite mined in Sri Lanka is known to be some of the purest in the world and has been confirmed to be suitable to be easily upgradable for a range of applications including the high-growth electric vehicle and battery storage markets. The Government of Sri Lanka has granted the Company’s wholly own subsidiary Sarcon Development (Pvt) Ltd. an IML Category A license for its K1 site and exploration rights in a land package of over 120km². These exploration grids (each one square kilometer in area) cover areas of historic graphite production from the early twentieth century and represent a majority of the known graphite occurrences in Sri Lanka.
Chairman and CEO
Bharat Parashar has over 42 years of experience in Asia and the United States in a variety of fields including Mining, Private Equity and Investment Banking. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Ceylon Graphite Corporation a TSXV listed company involved in the mining of Graphite in Sri Lanka since its inception in 2017. He is also concurrently the Managing Partner for Clove Capital Partners LLC a private investment firm.
Bharat has over 20 years of experience in the Private Equity business investing in a variety of companies in Asia and formerly was Chief Executive Officer for EMP Daiwa Capital Asia Ltd and Managing Director for EMP Global’s Asian Private Equity business. Prior to the private equity business, he served at Citi Group’s (Salomon Brothers) as Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for South and South East Asia, where he raised over US $ 10 billion in debt and equity for regional corporations and governments. He was also Chief Executive of American Express’s business in India and Head of Chemical Bank’s Investment Banking business in Asia (ex -Japan).
He has a MBM from the Asian Institute of Management and a BA(Hons) in Economics from Delhi University in India.