Dr. Jingbin Wang 2
Dr. Wang is Executive Director of China Nonferrous Metals Resource Geological Survey, a position he has held since 2003. He has also held the title of Vice-President of the China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association since 2008. Dr. Wang is a leader in the non-ferrous metals industry in China with great expertise in mineral exploration and mining amassed over his 28 years of experience. He has been granted the title of National Youth Expert for Outstanding Contribution in China in recognition of his success in prospecting results and scientific research. In addition, he is the Chief Scientist of National 973 Program. Dr. Wang has been President of the Beijing Institute of Geology for Mineral Resources since 2002, and is currently Chairman of Sinotech Minerals Exploration Co., Ltd.
Andrew Lee Smith 2,3
Mr. Smith is a Professional Geologist. He has over 25 years of experience successfully exploring, developing and operating African and North American base and precious metals mining projects. He also holds Directorships and management positions with a number of other junior exploration companies.
Mr. Smith holds a BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo and is a professional geologist and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He received the Mining Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1994 from the Quebec Prospectors Association for his role in mine development with Aurizon, and was named Outstanding Alumnus of 2009 by the Science Faculty of the University of Waterloo for his contributions to mineral exploration.
In 2015, Mr. Smith competed the International Corporate Directors Education Program and received the ICD.D accreditation, the only professional designation for Canadian directors recognized both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Antony (Tony) Harwood 1,3
Dr. Antony Harwood (Tony) is an economic geologist with over 30 years of experience in the mining industry, he graduated from the University of Wales, Cardiff, in the UK with a BSc (Hons) cum laude and a PhD degree in Economic Geology.
Tony is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Montero Mining and Exploration (TSX-V) a rare earth element focused company with its flagship property, the Wigu Hill Rare Earth Project in Tanzania. In addition Tony is a non-executive Director of Endeavour Mining Corporation (ASX/TSX)
Prior to joining East Africa Metals, Tony was President and CEO of Africo Resources, which he took to the TSX, raising $124 million during his tenure from 2006 to 2009, prior to this Tony was Vice President Global Generative Exploration for Placer Dome Inc. from 1998 to 2006. Tony was founder of Harwood International, a geological consulting company, which he operated for 10 years and prior to this he held the position of lecturer at Cardiff University, UK and Natal University, Durban, South Africa.
David Parsons 1,2
Mr. Parsons is retired. Until June 30,2016 he served as Vice-President, Insurance of Goldcorp Inc. where he was responsible for corporate risk including mining operations loss control, business continuity planning and insurance. Prior to this appointment in 2010, he was Director, Corporate Services and Financial Analysis from October 2004 to 2010. He was employed by Wheaton River in 2001, serving as Controller until October 2004 and was directly involved in the acquisitions by Wheaton River and the subsequent merger with Goldcorp in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant / Certified General Accountant with over 30 years of experience in the gold mining industry, having served in the roles of Controller, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of public companies.
Sean I. Waller, P.Eng 1,3
Mr. Waller is a mineral processing engineer, registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia. Mr. Waller has over 30 years of International minerals industry experience including company and project management, evaluation, design and operation.
Mr. Waller currently serves as President of Candente Copper Corp. Candente Copper is developing the large scale Cañariaco Norte copper deposit located in Northern Peru.
Previous roles in Mr. Waller's career included AMEC Americas Limited Mining Division ("AMEC") in Vancouver where he held the positions of Vice President of Business Development and Senior Project Manager. At AMEC, Mr. Waller was the Study Manager for the definitive Feasibility Study of Nevsun's very successful Bisha Mine in Eritrea and the Project Manager for the Front End Engineering Design of the large scale Petaquilla Copper project in Panama (now under construction).
Prior to AMEC, Mr. Waller worked with SNC-Lavalin's Mining Division in senior technical roles in mineral processing and project engineering. Mr. Waller previously worked for Freeport-McMoran as Chief Metallurgist at its world class Grasberg copper gold mine in Indonesia, as well as Chief Metallurgist at the Colomac gold mine in the sub-Arctic. Mr. Waller is the Past President of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. He was the Chair of the Organizing Committee for the CIM Annual Conference in Vancouver in 2010. Mr. Waller sits on the Board of Trustees for the CIM Foundation, a charitable foundation that supports educational programs and activities, provides scholarships, and promotes the minerals industry as an enviable career choice.
Dr. Zhijun He 3
Dr. Zhijun He is a professional geologist with over 20 years of experience in geological research, mineral exploration, and geological services. He holds a PhD degree in Petrology and Economic Geology from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and is a member of AusIMM.
Dr. He is Winner of the 11th Silver Hammer Prize in Geological Science awarded by Geological Society of China, and has won several provincial and ministerial Technology Awards for mineral exploration and scientific research, including two First Prizes of the Prospecting Achievement Award from China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association. He currently serves as Deputy General Manager of Sinotech Minerals Exploration Co., Ltd. ("Sinotech") and holds the positions as director or supervisor for six major subsidiaries of Sinotech.
Dr. He has been guiding exploration and has pioneered the market development of geological services in China, Asia, Canada, and Africa, and has led the discoveries of several large-sized multi-metallic deposits for clients of Sinotech in Africa.
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