Mr. Chowdhry, the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Futura Capital Limited., a private venture capital company, has invested in and raised funds for various projects around the world. Mr. Chowdhry, currently a director of various publicly listed companies, has over 32 years' experience in the capital markets; being the founder, chairman, director, chief executive officer and president of several public companies trading on global Stock Exchanges including Stock Exchanges in the United States and Canada. Mr. Chowdhry was one of the founding directors of America Mineral Fields Inc. [(Copper mining/production) -- name changed to Adastra Minerals Inc. and acquired in 2006 by First Quantum Minerals Ltd.], Axion Communications Inc. (Internet operations), International Thunderbird Gaming Inc. (Casino Gaming operations), Tintina Resources Inc. (Copper exploration), SolidusGold Inc. (Gold exploration), Camphor Ventures Inc. (Diamond exploration & mining/production), and a director of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (Diamond exploration & mining/production). Camphor and Mountain Province entered in to a business combination in 2007 to unify their existing joint venture with De Beers Canada, leading to commencement of diamond production in Canada in 2016. Mr. Chowdhry, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) received a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) degree from The University of British Columbia, Canada, and his designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, Canada. He is also a charter member of the Vancouver chapter of The INDUS Entrepreneurs (TIE).
Mr. Park, the Chief Investment Officer of Foundation Capital, was formerly a partner at Vulcan Mining, a mining private equity investment platform of Soros Fund Management. Prior to Vulcan Mining, Mr. Park held the position of managing director and commodity strategist at Electrum Group; after being for several years, the commodity analyst at Soros Fund Management where he focused on commodity investing in public and private equities and futures. Henry started his investing career at GE Capital where he was Assistant Vice President in the distressed debt business, followed by a long/short equity analyst in basic material sector for Highlander Fund Management (part of Ospraie Fund Management's Wingspan platform). Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Chicago and Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.
Mr. Sutherland is a partner of the law firm DuMoulin Black LLP. Mr. Sutherland practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate and commercial law, and proxy contests in a range of industries, including mining, oil and gas, technology, biotechnology and food and beverage. Jason is a peer-rated lawyer in the Martindale Hubbell international legal directory and has been selected for inclusion in the 11th Edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada (2017) for his work in Securities Law.
Ms. Terrylene Penstock having over 25 years' experience in insurance, business management, marketing and finance continues, as she has in the past 15 years, to focus on entrepreneurial business development and finance; assisting private companies in developing strategic vision and corporate development, right through to the going public process. Ms. Penstock, was one of the founding directors of Amex Ventures Inc., a company originally listed as a capital pool company ("CPC") on the TSX Venture Exchange. Amex Ventures Inc., since its inception, has effectively gone through a forward stock split on 8 new shares for 1 old share basis; now trading on the TSX Venture Exchange as Tintina Resources Inc. Further, pursuant to the completion of a plan of arrangement, undertaken by Tintina Resources Inc. under which the shareholders of Tintina Resources Inc. received 1 share of a new publicly trading company for each 1 share held in Tintina Resources Inc., AsiaBaseMetals Inc. became a publicly listed company on the TSX Venture Exchange. Ms. Penstock, while in the insurance business, held an Insurance Brokerage License (1996-1999) having achieved an Agency License via North West Life (now Industrial Alliance Pacific Life).
Ioannis (Yannis) Tsitos
Mr. Tsitos, originally trained as a physicist-geophysicist, having over 27-year experience in the mining industry; 19 years with BHP Billiton group prior to his departure in December 2007 from his position as New Business Manager for Minerals Exploration with a global reach, has lived and worked in South Africa, Ecuador, Greece, United Kingdom and Canada. In addition to having been part of two discovery teams with BHP Billiton in porphyry-copper and nickel-sulphide deposits, he has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of more than 50 exploration agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies.
Mr. Bryce A. Clark, CFA has been a director, chief Executive Officer (CEO) and senior officer of various publicly traded companies on the TSX Venture Exchange. He has been the Managing Partner of Minni, Clark & Company, CGA since October 2004. Mr. Clark received a Certified General Accountant designation from the University of British Columbia in August 2004 and is a Member of the Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia in August 2004.