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MARK BILLINGS, CFA

Chairman

Mr. Billings is a seasoned director, mining expert and former investment banker. Mr. Billings holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Billings is a strong business leader of Canadian public venture companies. Mr. Billings founded and managed companies in the junior resource sector, in addition to being CEO, CFO or a director of a number of publicly traded resource companies in Canada and abroad, as well as VP-Corporate Finance at Desjardins Securities, Inc.

ASHWATH MEHRA

Director

Mr. Mehra is an economist by training and received his BSc in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics. Mr. Mehra is the CEO of the ASTOR Group, a private investment and advisory business, working in the fields of Mining, Tech, Biotech and Real Estate. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Mehra served as a Senior Partner at Glencore International AG where he ran the nickel and cobalt businesses and was responsible for establishing Glencore's operations in India. Mr. Mehra is also director of several companies, both public and private in both executive and non-executive roles, he was the co-founder of GT Gold Corp., which was sold to Newmont in 2021. 

Rajesh Sharma, ICD.D

Director

Mr. Sharma holds global leadership experience across industries including mining, exploration, metals and international trade. He has led large-scale mining start-ups, concluded several investments and acquisition deals, forged mutually beneficial stakeholder partnerships and led international businesses. Mr. Sharma has worked in Asia, Africa, NA and Europe, and has served on the boards of various public and private companies. Mr. Sharma held several leadership roles with the Tata Group including as CEO and Board member of various exploration, mining and investment subsidiaries of Tata Steel in Canada and Africa. He also served as Executive in Residence at Investissement Quebec. Mr. Sharma holds management and engineering degrees  and was granted the ICD.D designation.

MATHIEU STEPHENS

Director

Mr. Stephens is a professional geologist with over 15 years in the mining industry.  Mr. Stephens is the founder and CEO of NeoTerrex Minerals, previously President and CEO of UrbanGold Minerals (acquired by Troilus Gold in 2021) and VP Exploration for Beaufield Resources (acquired by Osisko Mining in 2018). Mr. Stephens also previously worked for Canaccord Capital.

CHARLES TARNOCAI

Director and Technical Advisor

Mr. Tarnocai has a strong technical background with extensive experience in mining and mineral exploration. Mr. Tarnocai’s past roles include, member of the board of directors of GT Gold Corp , Vice President, Corporate Development for Alamos Gold and Chief Geologist with Oro Gold Resources Ltd. Mr. Tarnocai holds a Ph.D in geological sciences from the University of Ottawa.

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