Kris Knauer

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Challenger Exploration

Kris Knauer (CEL Managing Director) started his career as an exploration geologist before moving into investment banking, initially as a mining analyst. Kris led the listing of a package of copper/gold assets in Saudi Arabia to create Citadel Resources (ASX : CGG) becoming the founding Managing Director. 

Citadel was taken over for A$1Bn after completing a DFS on its lead Jabal Sayid copper project in Saudi Arabia. Kris developed the current Challenger Ex assets privately for 18 months prior to becoming the Managing Director of CEL at the IPO.

Kris Knauer