With relevant alliances in the Lithium Triangle and across Latin America, and the US, Southium matches Lithium producers with direct buyers in the US and Europe; by offering lithium producers the key advantage to tailor its respective products to the requirements and preferences of the end user.
And the strategy already proved to be adequate, as it has made it possible to sign
agreements with large producers in the lithium spectrum.
A multi-disciplinary team of experts in mining, financing, international negotiations and cross-cultural commercial innovators is ready to help you set footing in the world’s largest market.

Our Leadership Team

Axel Menges

Founder &Director

Axel has a proven record of complishments and entrepreneurial success in general management, P&L, marketing, business development, finance and alliances. On top of being an innovative problem solver, able to implement creative solutions and think out of the box; while also specializes in the financial analysis and valuation of emerging private companies.
Prior experience include C level responsibilities at a variety of well recognized companies in financial services, in the US, Europe and Latin America. Also VC expertise, from start-up through development and exit strategy/going public.
Axel holds a Master in International Management from Thunderbird, and advanced degree studies from Berkeley, University of California, and Portfolio Management from NYU, New York University.

Furthermore, Axel’s professional achievements had him included in Who is Who in the World, and in Who is Who In Finance, since the mid 1990s.

John Hazle


John holds a Bachelor in the art of Advertising, with pure entrepreneurial spirit and the ultimate ability to be able to get almost anything overnight; making John the ideal Rainmaker for a start up with so many and various needs.
John also took a proactive approach in servicing large traditional corporations in securing PPE equipment, such as gloves, masks and other items to protect its employees from the Covid virus.

Jorge Vallmitjana

Technical Advisor

30 years + experience in mining operations & projects in Latin America, served as Rep / Consultant to :
Alberta Energy Co. / ENCANA – Canadian Oil & Gas Co. based in Calgary Alberta, Canada; Bow Valley Resource Services LTD. Consultant / Marketing drilling services; Burj Petroleum Corp. (Dubai UAE) – International Energy Company. Director Latin America; Gas y Petroleo del Neuquen – Legal consulting services – Going public TSX; Gasoducto del Mercosur N.E. Argentina / Paraguay / Bolivia and Brazil – Pipeline Project USD 2 Billion – General Advisor and founder of the consortium formed by Alberta Energy Company, Mobil Oil, Marubeni and Petrolera San Jorge; Westburne Drilling – Drilling Contractor. Consulting services in South America 
Sparrow Electric – Nisku, Alberta, Canada. Int’l marketing services in M. East(Kuwait), North Africa, Asia and Latam; Council of Great Lakes Governors (USA) – Director for Argentine Office Endorsed by the Canadian Securities Exchange, https://thecse.com/en/services/services-for-listed companies/vallmitjana-company-consulting-services
On top of extensive commercial diplomacy experience.