Board & Management

Board & Management

Mr. Peeyush Varshney, LL.B. 
CEO & Chairman

Principal and Director of Varshney Capital Corp., a public venture capital firm. He is currently a director or officer of several public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX including Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (MPV) and Minaean International Corp. (MIB). Mountain Province Diamonds is a partner in the largest new diamond mine under development globally. The project has the potential to become one of Canada's major high grade and long-life diamond mines. Mr. Varshney obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1989) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (1993) from the University of British Columbia.

Mr. Jim Mustard, P.Eng.
President

Geologist and Professional Engineer with extensive exploration, development and operating experience in North and South America including Canada with Cyprus Anvil Mining Corporation, Amax Group of Companies and Noramco Mining Inc. In South America/Mexico he has worked for Pacific Rim Mining Corp., Eldorado Gold and Barrick Gold. From October of 1996 to September 2007, he was Vice President and Senior Mining Analyst of Haywood Securities Inc. Mr. Mustardís exploration experience ranges from project generation, prospect evaluation, drill definition, reserve estimates to economic valuation for underground and open pit mines. He has excellent knowledge of deposit models, mine site economics, engineering and computer modeling techniques and has several years of operation/engineering experience at both open pit and underground mines, including lead-zinc development projects and lead-zinc mines. Mr. Mustard graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree, Geological Engineering (1974), from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Mr. John Fraser, P. Geo. (BC), P. Geol. (NWT)
Director

Has been employed in mineral exploration since 1970, including 15 years with Noranda Exploration Co. Ltd., retiring as Exploration Manager, Central Canada, and seven years as Senior Geologist for Bow Valley Industries Ltd. In 1992, Mr. Fraser formed Fraser Geological Services Inc., a private company that has provided mineral exploration consulting services to a number of resource companies. He has also served as a director or officer of a number of public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Mr. Henry Giegerich, P. Eng.
Director

Graduated from the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Mining Engineer. From 1982 to 1987, Mr. Giegrich was President & General Manager of Cominco Alaska Inc. and in this position was responsible for the development of the Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska, the largest zinc mine in the world. In the past, has also been Project Engineer on the Black Angel Mine Project in Greenland, Project Manager or the Polaris Mine Project on Little Cornwallis Island, NWT (the furthest north metal mine in the world). 

Dr. John Thomas, Ph.D
Director

Has 34 years of experience in the mining industry -- in both base and precious metals -- and has worked in Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada and Zambia.  His extensive experience covers a wide range of activities in the mining industry, from process development, the management of feasibility studies, engineering, and the management of construction and operation of mines.  Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology where he received a Bachelor of Science (honours), as well as an MSc and Ph.D in chemical engineering.

Mr. Marco Strub
Director

From 1997 to 2003 was a partner of Exulta AG and is currently a principal of Sircon AG, both are portfolio management companies based in Zurich, Switzerland. Marco is currently a director of various private companies.

Mr. Praveen Varshney, CA
Chief Financial Officer

Principal and Director of Varshney Capital Corp., a public venture capital firm.  He currently is or has been a director or officer of several public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange or the TSX including Bayswater Uranium Corporation (BAY) and Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH), the largest solar-power company in Canada .  

Mr. Kirill Klip
Advisory Board Member

Has extensive business and management experience and is presently actively involved in managing a network of brokerage firms and banks around the world. Also has a strong connection to the investment communities and mining houses of Europe and Asia.

Mr. Klip graduated in 1998 from the St. Petersburg State University of Railways specializing in management.  In 2001, he was awarded the external degree of master of business administration in finance from both the International Business School in Moscow and Guildhall University in London.

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