Mr. Billings has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has been an investment banker, having raised hundreds of millions of dollars for small-cap companies, including several junior mining companies. Mr. Billings also 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.
Mr. Mehra is an economist by training and received his BSc (Econ) in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics. He is the CEO of the ASTOR Group, a private investment and advisory business, working in the fields of Mining, Tech, Biotech and Real Estate. He spent many years in the commodity trading and mining business, owning buying and selling companies over 30 years and has substantial experience in the industry. He is a director of several companies, both public and private in both executive and non-executive roles. He also devotes significant time to non-profit activities in the fields of education and healthcare.
Mr. Ferron has 20 years of mining industry and capital markets experience, and is the former director and CEO of Treasury Metals Inc. Previously, he held various corporate finance, corporate development and investor relations roles, including Laramide Resources Ltd., Treasury Metals, TMX Group, and Scotiabank. Mr. Ferron has diverse M&A experience completing joint ventures, project acquisitions, asset sales and project divestitures, including Laramide's Westwater ISR project acquisition and Treasury's merger with the Goldlund Gold Project, creating one of Canada’s largest gold developers. He currently serves on the board of directors at Platinex Inc. and provides corporate development and advisory services to mining clients.
Mr. Stephens is a professional geologist with over 15 years in the mining industry. He is the founder and CEO of NeoTerrex, a private company focused on exploring for critical rare earth elements. He previously was President and CEO of UrbanGold Minerals which was subsequently acquired by Troilus Gold in 2021 and Vice President of Exploration for Beaufield Resources which was acquired by Osisko Mining in 2018. Prior to this, Mr. Stephens worked for Canaccord Capital for over 6 years.
Dr. Charles Tarnocai has a strong technical background with extensive experience in international mining and mineral exploration. Dr. Tarnocai was a member of the board of directors of GT Gold Corp from January 2018 till May 2021. He also served as Chair of the Technical Committee of the board. He served as Vice President, Corporate Development for Alamos Gold Inc from 2008 to 2015. He was responsible for the identification, financial and technical evaluation, and acquisition of development and production-stage mining projects. Prior to that Dr. Tarnocai held the position of Chief Geologist with Oro Gold Resources Ltd. and that of Research Geologist with Placer Dome Inc. He holds a B.Sc. geology from Brock University and a Ph. D in geological sciences from the University of Ottawa.
Rajesh SharmaPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Director
Over 25 years of leadership experience in mining, exploration, metals and international trade. He has executive experience in advancing exploration and mining projects including investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and running global businesses. Past roles include Executive in Residence at Investissement Quebec, CEO and Board Member of TSMC, Board member of SFPPN, PPP for Port at SFPPN, CEO and Board Member of Black Ginger 461 Pty Ltd, investment arm of Tata for mineral projects in Africa, Board member of exploration company Tata Steel Cote D’Ivoire. Rajesh has management and engineering degrees. He completed a scholarship program on Globalization and Leadership from London School of Economics. He was granted the ICD.D designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors.