Board of Directors
Position: President & CEO & Director
Mr. Baxter brings over 25 years of experience, principally in Latin America, in the mining industry. Mr. Baxter is the General Manager of Baxter Consultants Engineering, a consulting company located in Peru. From May 2000 to September 2000, he held the position of Business Development Coordinator Americas for North Limited, a senior Australian mining company acquired by Rio Tinto, PLC in October 2000. Also at North Limited, Mr. Baxter held the posts of Regional Geologist, Americas from June 1999 to May 2000 and Regional Manager (Chile/Argentina) from November 1996 to June 1999. Mr. Baxter was previously a Director of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and was also a director of Chariot Resources Ltd. which was sold to China Sci Tech, a Hong Kong listed company. Mr. Baxter was the Chairman of the Board of Marcobre S.A.C., a 100% fully owned subsidiary of China Sci Tech, until September 2010. He was President, Director and Chief Operating Officer of Norsemont Mining Inc. until March 2011 when the company was acquired by Hudbay Minerals. Mr. Baxter is also a director of Pan Global Resources Inc.
Mr. Baxter has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM).
|Henk Van Alphen|
Mr. van Alphen has been in the mining business for 24 years. He began his career as a successful exploration/drilling contractor, and then became the President of Pacific Rim Mining Corp. ("Pacific Rim") where he laid the foundation for Pacific Rim to become a successful South American based resource company. He served as Vice-President of Corriente Resources Inc. from 1994 to 1999, following which he became the President of Cardero Resource Corp. ("Cardero") in 1999, the cornerstone of the Cardero Group of companies which currently includes 9 publically listed resource companies. Mr. van Alphen also holds directorships with the following companies; International Tower Hills Mines Ltd., Ethos Capital Corp. and Wealth Minerals Ltd.
Mr. Savage has held senior executive roles in the construction industry in Australia, Asia and the Middle East for more than 25 years. From 1988 until March 2011, Mr. Savage was a senior executive with the Leighton Group of Companies, Australia's largest construction and project development group.
Mr. Savage is Chairman of Stonehouse Construction Limited, ("Stonehouse") a project development company based out of Singapore with activities in South East Asia, Central Asia and Africa and holds non-Executive Director positions with both Keller Group PLC, a ground engineering company listed on the London Stock Exchange and Mudajaya Corporation Berhad, a Malaysian construction conglomerate, listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
Mr. Savage holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia.
Bob is a Chartered Accountant and retired PricewaterhouseCoopers partner after a career spanning 34 years. He currently serves on the International Affairs Committee of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He has served on the boards of the PDAC (1985-2003), the Indonesian Mining Association, the Canada Indonesia Chamber of Commerce, the World Mines Ministries Forum, the Canadian Minerals Industry Federation, the Advisory Council of the Centre for Resource Studies at Queens University, and the Professional Advisory Board of the Government of Canada's Petroleum Monitoring Agency. He has previously served on the boards of several listed exploration companies and is currently a director of Indico Resources Ltd., Prism Resources Inc., and Kennady Diamonds Inc.. In 2013, the Government of Canada awarded Bob the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contribution to Canada's mining industry.
Mr. Kerzner has over 23 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur in retailing and real estate. Mr. Kerzner is the Founder and President of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Canada Inc., which operates retail chocolate stores from coast to coast in Canada. He has also founded several other private companies that have completed extensive residential and commercial development in Toronto, Phoenix, Whistler and Vancouver. Mr. Kerzner has been extensively involved in providing seed capital for many successful public and private companies in the resources, environmental and technology sectors. Mr. Kerzner is an Honours graduate of the University of Toronto Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) program and was a Director of Norsemont Mining Inc. He is also a member of the BC Children's Hospital Circle of Care and is actively involved in many other charitable organizations.
|Asgari bin Mohd Fuad Stephens|
Asgari has over 25 years of experience in both public and private equity investing in Malaysia. He is currently a director and founding member of Intelligent Capital Sdn Bhd (Intelligent Capital) and is a director of Kumpulan Sentiasa Cemerlang Sdn Bhd (KSC), a privately owned investment management company in Malaysia that he co-founded in 1995. KSC provides investment advisory and fund management services to high net worth individuals and institutions. He has also served as an independent non-executive director for Mudajaya Group Berhad and Maxis Bhd and currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of JayCorp Berhad and Privasia Technology Berhad, both public companies listed on the Bursa Malaysia (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange). He is also a director and shareholder of Stonehouse Constructions Pte Ltd. Asgari holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from Cranfield University in the UK.
Mr. Alva is the General Manager and a Director of Aruntani S.A.C., Peru. Mr. Alva is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in mining operations and metal trading in Peru. Prior to Aruntani, he held the positions of operations manager with both Minsur and Trafigurar. Mr. Alva is a graduate of the Universidad Nacional de Ingineros, Lima, Peru, where he obtained his degree in Mining Engineering and his Masters in Mining Management and a Diploma in Mine Management from Gerens.
Tarek Damerji graduated from McGill University in Montreal with a double Major in Economics and Political Science and worked in Corporate Finance for the Toronto Dominion Bank, managing loan and financial portfolios for some of Canada's largest companies before returning to the Middle East and becoming one of the founders of Bayt.com.. Tarek sold his interest in Bayt to a leading U.S. based Private Equity firm, and founded Wajehat, a company that specialised in the design, engineering and project management of Facades for buildings, and later became the Special Projects Director for the Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG). He is also on the board of directors for Stonehouse.
Mr. Willi has over 29 years of experience in corporate banking and wealth management with a focus on the American continent. From 1987 until 2014, he worked in various senior management roles for Credit Suisse AG, Clariden Leu, UBS AG and Republic National Bank of New York (Suisse) AG. During the 1990s, he worked in the commodity derivatives area of UBS in New York covering American based companies in the non-ferrous/precious metals and energy area. In December 2015, he joined Sound Capital AG in Zurich and works as an advisor for selected families and companies in Latin America.
The University of St. Gallen awarded Mr. Willi the degree of a Licentiate in Business Administration/Economics (lic. oec. HSG), majoring in Business Administration with a specialization in "Finance and Accounting" in 1986. He attended the International Executive Program (IEP) at INSEAD during spring 2006.