Vivian A. Katsuris - Director, President, Acting CEO, and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Katsuris was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Secretary on August 11, 2014. On November 20, 2017 she resigned as CFO and was appointed President, acting Chief Executive Officer, and Director.
Ms. Katsuris has over 25 years of experience in the brokerage industry, the North American capital markets & public financings. She was an Investment Advisor at Global Securities Corporation from 2003 to 2013 and worked at Canaccord Capital Corp. (Canada and US divisions) from 1993 to 2003. Ms. Katsuris also served as a director of Universal Ventures Inc. (now Universal mCloud Corp.)
Ioannis Tsitos – Director
Mr. Tsitos has been a director of our company since August 11, 2014.
Mr. Tsitos has over 28 years’ experience in the mining industry, having spent 19 years with BHP Billiton Group. He has lived and worked in South Africa, Ecuador, Greece and the United Kingdom, and has been working in Canada since 2000. Originally a physicist-geophysicist, he left BHP Billiton in December 2007, where he had the title of New Business Manager for Mineral Exploration. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Athens and a Master’s degree in Applied Geophysics and Geology from the University of Birmingham, U.K. In addition, he has done management and finance studies as part of an MBA program with Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh. Mr. Tsitos brings to the Company a wealth of knowledge and extensive experience in the mining sector focused on exploration and development for a wide spectrum of commodities, from gold, base metals, nickel and diamonds to bulk minerals such as bauxite, coal and iron ore. He has done business in 32 countries. He has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of more than 50 exploration and mining agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies. He is currently a director of Goldsource Mines Inc., First Bauxite Corporation and Kensington Court Ventures Inc.
Jeremy Poirier – Director
Mr. Poirier has been a director of our company since December 22, 2017.
Jeremy Poirier has over 12 years of experience in the capital markets, built a strong network of investor and industry contacts, served on a number of boards, and held senior officer positions at several public and private companies. Most recently, Mr. Poirier was a co-founder of Pure Energy Minerals Limited (TSXV:PE) and served as a Director from December 2013 to September 2016, in addition to holding a senior management role. During his tenure with Pure Energy, he reviewed numerous lithium assets and fostered relationships with various partners throughout the supply chain. Mr. Poirier was instrumental in the formation of Bearing Lithium in it’s current form, including facilitating a number of over-subscribed capital raises, in addition to the acquisition of Li3 Energy and a number of other corporate developments. He also serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Nevada Energy Metals Inc. (TSXV:BFF) since April 2016.
Zara Kanji – Chief Financial Officer
Zara Kanji, CPA, CGA, has been Chief Financial Officer of our company since January 15, 2018.
Ms. Kanji, is a Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and Canada and the owner of Zara Kanji & Associates, CPA, an accounting, tax and management consulting firm she founded in 2003. She holds a Bachelors of Technology in Accounting (honors) and a Diploma in Corporate Finance (Honors) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She is experienced in financial reporting compliance for junior listed companies, and has served as a director and officer for several public companies listed in Canada. She currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Director of Xander Resources Inc. (TSXV-XND), and as Chief Financial Officer, of Megastar Development Corp. (TSXV-MDV).