Board & Management

Mr. Peeyush Varshney, LL.B. 
CEO, Chairman & President

Principal and Director of Varshney Capital Corp., a public venture capital firm. He is currently a director or officer of several public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the TSX including Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (MPVD). Mountain Province Diamonds is a partner in the largest new diamond mine under development globally. The project has the potential to become one of Canada's major high grade and long-life diamond mines. Mr. Varshney obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1989) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (1993) from the University of British Columbia.

Mr. Ken MacDonald, P.Geo.
VP Exploration  

Has over 23 years of experience in the mining sector, including work as a consulting exploration geologist, as a senior project manager for a Canadian engineering company, and as a senior permitting official with the Mines Branch of the B.C. government. He is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

Mr. MacDonald has managed and participated in a wide range of exploration projects in varied terrain, principally in Western Canada, with international experience in South America. He has been responsible for design and implementation of exploration programs from grass-roots to advanced drill definition. He has also managed mine scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility projects, bulk sample projects, environmental assessments and was recently responsible for all mine permitting for the Mt. Milligan open pit copper-gold mine.

Dr. John Thomas, Ph.D
Director

Has 34 years of experience in the mining industry -- in both base and precious metals -- and has worked in Brazil, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, Russia, Canada and Zambia.  His extensive experience covers a wide range of activities in the mining industry, from process development, the management of feasibility studies, engineering, and the management of construction and operation of mines.  Dr. Thomas is a graduate of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology where he received a Bachelor of Science (honours), as well as an MSc and Ph.D in chemical engineering.

Mr. Marco Strub
Director

From 1997 to 2003 was a partner of Exulta AG and is currently a principal of Sircon AG, both are portfolio management companies based in Zurich, Switzerland. Marco is currently a director of various private and public companies.

Mr. Praveen Varshney, FCPA, FCA
Chief Financial Officer

Principal and Director of Varshney Capital Corp., a public venture capital firm. He currently is or has been a director or officer of several public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange or the TSX including Mogo Finance Technology Inc. (TSX: MOGO) and Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV: HEMP).

 

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