Directors

 
Bill Boden, CPA, CA
Chairman

Mr. Boden is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of experience as a manager of risk capital investments. He was founder and President of the CW Funds group of companies, affiliated with Ventures West Management Inc., for which he structured and raised financings totaling $130 million, primarily from overseas investors. Mr. Boden was a founding director of Landex Petroleum Corp. and a founder of First Coal Corporation for which he served as Chairman and CEO. The two companies were acquired for over $450 million.

 
Augusto Baertl
Director

Mr. Baertl is an experienced mining executive with over 50 years of experience in the Peruvian and International Mining sectors. Mr. Baertl's career began with the San Cristobal Mining unit of the Cerro de Pasco Corporation followed by Compañía Minera Milpo where he rose to the role of President & CEO. Mr. Baertl was also President & CEO of Compañía Minera Antamina where he led the $2.25 billion development of one of the world's largest copper/zinc mines from exploration to start-up. Mr. Baertl is a past member of the Board of Directors of many mining companies including Milpo, Atacocha, Huaron, Chungar, Corporacion Minera Castrovirreyna and Norsemont Mining in addition to serving on the boards of banking, engineering, construction and contract mining companies in Peru. Mr. Baertl is a former Chairman of the SNMPE, IIMP, Petroperu, the Canada Peru Chamber of Commerce and the Peru Chapter of the Latin American Business Council. Mr. Baertl has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Graña y Montero, a New York Stock Exchange listed and Peru's largest Engineering and Infrastructure company. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Chinalco International, Alturas Minerals, Fima and Stevia One.

 
Ronald Hall
Director

Mr. Hall holds a BSc. in Metallurgy from Cardiff University in the UK and has over 40 years' experience in the management, operation, evaluation and design of mining projects globally. Over his career he has worked and lived in the UK, South Africa, Botswana, Canada, Australia, China and elsewhere where he has advanced mining projects from early stages through feasibility and into development and operation. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Hall lead the growth of Wardrop Engineering's mining business in Vancouver, B.C. and internationally, including the establishment of offices in the UK, China, Chile, Brazil, Hong Kong and Australia, prior to the acquisition of Wardrop by TetraTech Inc. Mr. Hall is currently an independent director of Chinalco Mining Corporation International (CMCI), a publicly listed company on the Hong Kong stock exchange, which operates the Toromocho Copper project in Peru.

 
Anthony Laub
Director

Mr. Laub has held a number of senior leadership positions in several companies of the Peruvian energy sector, having been Chief Legal Counsel of Electroperú, Director of Distriluz, SEAL, Electro Sur Este, Empresa de Generación del Centro and Electro Sur Medio, as well as a member of the Special Privatization Committee CEPRI Oroya-Carhuamayo-Paragsha-Antamina Electrical Power Line. He also has experience in the public sector, having served in many positions within the Ministry of Energy and Mines, including Secretary General, Director-General of Legal Counsel, Advisor to the Ministerial Office and Chief of the Ministry of Energy and Mines' General Bureau of Electricity's Legal Department. Mr. Laub graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú with a law degree, and has also completed a LL.M. in Energy Law & Policy at the University of Dundee, United Kingdom. He is currently a Senior Partner of Laub & Quijandría -- Consultores y Abogados, the first Peruvian firm specialized in the energy and mining industries.Mr. Laub also has teaching experience, having been a professor in Universidad ESAN's Gas PAE, as well as a professor at the UPC and UPC's Graduate School.

 
Christian Pilon
Executive Director Peru, Director

Resident in Lima, Peru, Mr. Pilon has over 30 years of experience in applied geophysics in mining, civil engineering, environmental and water resource projects. He is currently president of Geoline S.A., a Peruvian company dedicated to the sales and rental of engineering instrumentation and to specialized geophysical surveys and consulting.

 
Luquman Shaheen, P.Eng., MBA
President, CEO, Director

Mr. Shaheen has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration. He has over 22 years of experience in the international mining sector with over 17 years dedicated to the development of mineral projects in Peru and Latin America. Mr. Shaheen resided in Peru from 1996 until 2001, is fluent in Spanish and English, very knowledgeable of the Peruvian mining sector and the social, environmental and business issues of this important mineral producing nation.

 
Christiaan F. Staargaard, M.Sc., P.Geo.
Director

Mr. Staargaard holds a B.Sc. in Geology from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.Sc. in Geochemistry from Queen's University. Initial employment with a number of major and junior mining companies was followed by the development of a successful independent consulting practice. He has served as a director with a variety of publicly traded companies with advanced, international mineral projects since 1990 and recently left InZinc Mining Ltd. after fourteen years as President and CEO. He has over forty years of experience in all facets of mineral exploration in a wide variety of geological environments throughout North, Central and South America as well as China, the Southwest Pacific, Africa, Europe and Madagascar.

 
Lorne Torhjelm
Director

Mr Torhjelm is currently President of L.C.T. Management Corp., a private real estate and financial investment company. Since 1995, Mr. Torhjelm has worked for numerous public companies, all in the resource sector, holding positions of CEO, President, Director and CFO.