Serge Muller

SERGE MULLER is a President and Chief Executive of Rex Diamond Mining
Corporation Limited. He has been involved in the diamond business since
joining his family’s business, S. Muller & Sons Diamonds NV, 20 years
ago. His expertise is in rough diamond sorting and trading and in the
various cutting and polishing procedures. Mr. Muller is a Member of the
Diamond Bourse in Antwerp, and represented his family’s company as
sightholders of De Beers from 1982 to 1994, during which time he was
responsible for rough diamond purchases. He has had an active
involvement in Sierra Leone for the past 15 years. He initially provided
financing to the government owned National Diamond Mining Company (NDMC)
backed by their diamond production. He acted as the exclusive marketing
agent for NDMC. When NDMC was eventually privatised he acquired the
famed Tongo Fields Kimberlites and Zimmi Fields. He also owns a thriving
general trading business active in many West African countries and real
estate companies. Mr. Muller has been involved in the diamond business
in South Africa for more than 15 years, initially as a purchaser of
rough diamonds and operating cutting plants, and then in connection with
the acquisition and the development of the Bellsbank mine. After
acquiring the Rex mine and listing it on the Johannesburg Stock
Exchange, he then completed the reverse take-over of the JSE listed
Carrig. In May 1995, he amalgamated all the diamond properties in which
he had an interest into the Rex Diamond Mining Corporation and listed
Rex on the Toronto Stock Exchange in September 1996. Under his guidance,
Rex bought out the minority interests of Carrig in South Africa in
December 1998 and thereby achieved the goal of wholly owning all assets
and operations in the group. That move allowed the unhampered and
aggressive restructuring of all Rex’s components during 1998. As Chief
Executive of Rex Diamond Mining Corporation he has successfully merged
all the operations into a fully integrated diamond company active in all
facets of this industry. He recently took the initiative of launching
exclusive Rex branded diamond jewelery online. He initiated the diamond
exploration activities of Rex, under the guidance of Dr. Luc Rombouts,
in a large-scale grassroots program in Mauritania, widely acknowledged
now as the frontline for worldwide diamond exploration. Serge Muller is
married to Nina Neumann of New York, an international lawyer, and has a
son and three daughters. He loves skiing, sailing and reading Talmud.