James C. TworekChief Executive Officer, EMBA, BA Latin American Studies, Business
Over the past 24 years, James has held Director, Senior Management, Analytical and Operations roles in both public and private companies. A quick learn and entrepreneurial to the bone, his 25-year career started in commercial banking in 1998 and he has garnered a wealth of experience across diverse industries between Mining, project finance, mezzanine debt and mortgage brokerage, Hemp/Legal Cannabis, Oil and Gas, and Clean Water/Envirotech industries. A team leader driven by results, James has built his career on successfully executing development and corporate growth targets, exceeding sales objectives, and being mindful to ensure open communication, honesty and integrity with investors and stakeholders.
Heidi Gutte Chief Financial Officer B.S.C.S, CPA, CGA
Ms. Gutte specializes in providing corporate finance, financial reporting, consulting, taxation and other accounting services to public and private companies in various industries. She also assists in many aspects of clients' administration, corporate compliance and other activities. Ms. Gutte earned her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Brandenburg, Germany. She holds the professional designation of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA), and is a member of Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C. and Canada. Ms. Gutte recent experience includes controller positions in accounting, finance, and administration with publicly traded mining and exploration companies.
Distinguished senior business and operations leader, Mr. Tumur brings a wealth of experience and a profound understanding of mining, investment funding, and government relations. Former Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Tumur's remarkable career has been characterized by visionary leadership, strategic acumen, and an exceptional ability to navigate complex challenges. Mr. Tumur held several executive-level positions at minerals exploration and mining organizations, including Hunnu Coal Ltd. (ASX: HUN), Energy Resources LLC (later, MMC, HKEX: 0975) and other public and private entities. Most notably, in these roles, Mr Tumur has had a transformative impact in leadership, unlocking significant coal resources, estimated at 1 billion tons of measured and indicated coal across three projects at Hunnu Coal, and elevating the company's valuation nine-fold in just 18 months following IPO; as well as commencing a significant production of a private project within six months from a headstart, introducing an international contract mining experience into local mining industry, leading to a successful IPO. Prior to his recent role as a senior advisor at Gateway Partners Ltd., a private equity investment fund in Singapore, Mr. Tumur has been appointed as Ambassador of Mongolia to Singapore, Philippines, and Brunei Darussalam, and applied his diplomatic skills to strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations, boasting trade and tourism between host countries and Mongolia.
Kim Kirkland VP Global Exploration Registered Professional Geologist, State of Wyoming, RPG # 2663
Has held executive and lead engineering roles with some of the world's largest mining companies. Barrick Gold Corp., Rio Tinto Group, MMG Ltd., Amec Foster Wheeler PLC, McEwen Mining. Project lead with extensive South American experience, who can proficiently lead exploration programs and mining operations through milling, extraction/concentration and optimization/beneficiation.
Antonios Maragakis Chief Operating Officer, Director BA, BSc, M.Sc., PhD, PMP
Mining-focused Project Manager and Civil Engineer who has built, optimized and operated mines globally throughout his career. Has held Management and Director- level positions overseeing multi- billion-dollar project portfolios globally. Barrick Gold Inc, Skeena Resources, Ltd., Freeport McMoRan Inc, Eldorado Gold Corp., Koch Industries.
Zara Kanji CPA, CGA
Zara is a founder of Zara Kanji & Associates (established in 2004). Zara is experienced in financial reporting compliance for junior listed resource companies, personal and corporate taxation, general accounting, financial reporting and value-added operational consulting services for individuals, private and public companies. Prior to starting her accounting practice, Zara served as a controller for a marketing company, as an accountant in public practice for a CA firm, a CGA firm and as an analyst for a pension fund. In addition to providing accounting and financial compliance services to private and public entities, Zara has served as director and officer for several listed issuers. Zara has been a Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and Canada and has been a designated professional for almost two decades. Zara holds a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting (Honors) and a Diploma in Corporate Finance (Honors) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology
Neil Pettigrew M.Sc, P.Geo
Neil is a professional geologist in good standing registered in Ontario with over 20 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry receiving his Honours B.Sc. from the University of New Brunswick and his M.Sc. from the University of Ottawa. Neil has been employed as a Senior Precambrian Geoscientist with the Ontario Geological Survey and has worked for several junior and major companies in gold and Cu-Ni-PGE exploration. He has held officer and director positions at several TSX and TSX-V listed junior companies and currently sits as Vice President Exploration and director of Palladium One Mining Inc (TSXV Listed).
Shane Williams Advisor
Mr. Williams carries a history of significant value creation in both early-stage and operating companies, which includes senior executive and management roles overseeing and delivering world-class multi-billion dollar projects at highly prominent companies, including; Chief Executive Officer at West Red Lake Gold (TSXV Listed), Chief Operation Officer at Skeena Resources Limited (NYSE Listed), Eskay Creek Project, former Senior Vice President at Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE Listed), $2B Global Project Portfolio, former General Manager of Expansion Projects at Rio Tinto Group (NYSE Listed), $2.5B CAPEX, and former Vice President of Projects at Kaunis Iron AB, $800M Flagship Kaunisvarra Iron Ore Project.