Mr Pas held the position of VP at Chase Manhattan bank between 1973 and 1983. In 1984 he joined the oil trading community and in 1987 co-founded the Addax & Oryx Group, an Africa-based oil production and trading group. In 1988 he co-founded, and was chairman of Samax Resources, a company that discovered several economic gold deposits in Tanzania and in 1998 was acquired by Ashanti Goldfields for US$130M. In 1995 he was founder of Mano River Resources a West African gold, diamond and iron ore business which merged with African Aura Resources. He was a director of African Aura Mining and its successor firm Afferro Mining. Afferro was sold to IMIC plc for £126m $200M in December 2013. Among other projects that Guy Pas was a founder or strategic investor in are Stellar Diamonds, Oxus Resources, Siberian Diamonds, Afren, Ovoca Gold, Advance Gold, GAIA Resource Fund, Eastbound Resources and Thriai Capital Advisors Ltd. He has a degree in Applied Economics from HHS Antwerp since part of KU-Leuven, Belgium.