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Advisory Board

Joe Piekenbrock, M.Sc

Advisory Board Member
Mr. Piekenbrock, Vice President of Exploration for NovaGold Resources Inc. has over 25 years experience in the minerals exploration and development sector. He has managed exploration projects from grassroots discovery through advanced acquisitions. Prior to joining NovaGold, Joe worked extensively in South America, and he brings a wealth of northern experience through years of exploration for both Teck Cominco and Placer Dome in Alaska. Joe holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of Colorado and an M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Arizona.

Stephen Leahy

Advisory Board Member
Mr. Leahy has over 33 years of experience in the venture capital and public company arenas primarily in the Mining and Petroleum sectors with involvement in projects located around the globe. Mr. Leahy, as Chairman and CEO of North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (NATC), acquired several Tungsten mineral assets, including the Cantung Mine, located in the Northwest Territories in 1997. By 2001, under Mr. Leahy's stewardship, the Cantung Mine was brought into production and quickly became the Western World's largest Tungsten producing entity, with annual output equating to 4% of the total annual world production. NATC achieved significant successes during Mr. Leahy's tenure, being named twice as the "fastest growing public Company" 2 years in a row and achieving a consistent position in the "top 100 public companies in B.C.", with revenues in excess of $CDN 80 million as well as a employing a 250 person workforce. Mr. Leahy's participation in the world of Tungsten did not end at the production level, becoming an active member of the London based, International Tungsten Industry Association (ITIA), serving on the Executive Committee for eight years, as Vice President for 2 years (2009/10) and becoming President for the years 2011/12.

Bob Jacko

Advisory Board Member
Mr. Bob Jacko has more than thirty years of mining experience. During that time, Mr. Jacko has worked for Falconbridge, Cominco (Teck Cominco), Thompson Creek and Tintina Resources Inc. He has spent 14 years as General Manager at numerous mines including the Polaris Mine and Sullivan Mine in Canada for Cominco Ltd., and the Red Dog Mine and Pogo Mine in Alaska for Teck Cominco Ltd. in the USA. During his career, he has been involved with three startups; the most recent was the Pogo Mine in Alaska. Mr. Jacko, a Mining Engineer, is a graduate from Michigan Technological University, having received a bachelor of science in mining engineering (BS. Mining) in 1977.

Rafael Ovallos

Advisory Board Member
Mr. Ovallos has over 25 years of experience in the venture capital and Mining sector with involvement in projects located in South America with emphasis in Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina. Rafael, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Colombian Golds Company, a Colombian gold producer for over 45 years, has been active in the mining arena with his family, especially in Columbia for over two generations. He has an in-depth knowledge of the mining industry, the political and regulatory environment within this industry throughout the Central and South American region.

Andrew Bowering

Advisory Board Member
Mr. Bowering has over 30 years of experience in the venture capital and public company arenas primarily in the Mining sector with involvement in projects located around the globe. Andrew is a self-employed management consultant to public companies and has provided services in a variety of management and financial oversight roles. He has held senior executive positions and directorships in numerous public companies involved in mineral exploration in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and China. He has an in-depth knowledge of securities markets, regulatory affairs and investor/public relations. Mr. Bowering has led several large acquisition programs in North America. Mr. Bowering obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science, from the University of British Columbia in 1986.

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