(EnergyAsia, December 5 2012, Wednesday) — Renowned commodities investor Jim Rogers has joined Singapore Exchange-listed Geo Energy Resources as a non-executive director.

This will be Mr Roger’s first board seat on a Singapore-listed company.

The Singapore-based global investor, who recently turned 70, is also the chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests Inc.

Listed in October, Geo Energy Group mines coal in Indonesia through PT Bumi Enggang Khatulistiwa (BEK) which owns a 4,570-hectare concession area in Kutai Barat in East Kalimantan. Geo Energy also operates subsidiaries involve in heavy equipment and machinery procurement and rental.

Charles Antonny Melati, Geo Energy’s executive chairman, said:

“We are pleased to be able to tap on the vast experience and knowledge that Jim will bring on board to continue the progression of the Group, allowing us to push forward to greater heights.”