Hai Van Lê
Managing Director



As a global dealmaker, Hai has successfully built long-term relationships that span all continents, bringing with him a network of top industry contacts in many global financial centres. He cultivates and forges relationships of trust, respect and responsibility with a diverse range of players in the mining industry including institutional investors, metals traders, Asian trading companies, state-owned enterprises, producers and numerous executives from the ranks of juniors and producers.

Prior to this position, he was Director of Corporate Development for a Peru-focused gold producer and before that had worked in various capacities for a number of junior exploration and development companies with projects in various stages around the world.

Hai and the Sattva team, to date, have been instrumental in arranging transactions with a combined value of approximately $125 million.

Hai holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Simon Fraser University. He has an appreciation for African and Latin American culture, society and music. He practices yoga, tai chi and qigong daily to uplift his spirit and maintain good health.

Vanishing Fortunes The Curse of the Blood Oath
The Commodity Supercycle created numerous paper fortunes. Then just as luickly they came tumbling down like a house of cards.
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Beware the Arbitration Pitfalls in Latin America
Eco Oro Minerals, Ventana Gold and Sulliden Exploration are some of the juniors that have experienced legal difficulties with their partners in Latin America. Could a little foresight save them a tonne of hassle down the road? Read more…


Making Sense of the Price of Gold
It was remarkable day not too long ago when the price of gold dipped below $1200, an important psychological barrier for anyone who works in the resource sector. The drop is attributed by many commentators to the strengthening US dollar. Is there more to it than the stronger greenback?  Read more…


Predicting the Next Boom: Making Sense of Events Through the 7-Year Lens
A classic story in the Old Testament tells of how the Pharaoh has a strange dream of standing on the bank of the Nile and seeing seven fat cows coming out of the riverand grazing among the reeds. These were followed by another seven scrawny cows that devoured the crops.  Read more…


Adjusting to the New Low-Growth Paradigm
There’s a reason why Chinese banks, some of which are the largest in the world, trade below book value. By contrast, Royal Bank of Canada, the biggest Canadian bank by market capitalization, trades at two times book value. The major difference between the Chinese and Canadian banks is that the former are largely insolvent. Read more…


Searching for the Light at the End of the Tunnel
When things proceed to the extreme, they alternate in the opposite direction. This was one of the key tenets of the I-Ching, the Book of Changes.  Read more…


Sattva Capital Expands its Reach in Latin America
A forest fire is often associated with destruction. But look at it from a broader perspective, it is also quite necessary to keep the forest healthy. Without an occasional bout of destruction, the forest can grow denser and thick with undergrowth, preventing new trees from sprouting and creating conditions for an even bigger fire in the future.  Read more…


An Age of Uncertainty
With global markets on the rocks and commodity prices falling, investor’s confidence is fragile. Any bad news will send them scurrying for the hills.  Read more…


Separating the Wheat from the Chaff in the Age of Social Media
Most of us have a Facebook or Linked-In account. The more adventurous among us will be on Twitter as well. I am not on Facebook yet, but I do have a Linked-In account. On a regular basis, I get an invitation to connect with someone. Often the invitation is from someone I have never met.   Read more…