Roman Shklanka, B. Comm. Ph.DChairman and Director
Dr. Shklanka is an explorationist with over 45 years of international experience in the mining industry which included positions as Chairman of Canico Resources Corp. (Onca-Puma laterite deposit, Brazil was purchased in 2005 by CVRD, now Vale, in a $940 million takeover); Chairman of Sutton Resources Ltd. (Bulyanhulu deposit – Tanzania), which was acquired by Barrick Gold Corporation; founder and chairman of Polaris Minerals; and Vice President of Exploration for Placer Dome. With Placer, Dr. Shklanka was involved in the acquisition and exploration of numerous mines, among them the Australian Granny Smith gold mine, the Osbourne copper mine, and the Kidston gold mine, at that time the largest gold mine in Australia. He is the recipient of a number of achievement awards, and in 2009 was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
Chris McLeod, M.E., P. Eng.President, CEO & Director
Mr. McLeod has spent more than 30 years in senior management positions in Canada, USA, Russia, Europe and Asia. Previously, Mr. McLeod was the CEO, President and Director of Gold Mountain Corporation (GMC), a junior resources company based in British Columbia. Prior to GMC he was CEO and Director of Borets-Weatherford, a global oil services company. Before Borets-Weatherford Mr. McLeod spent 20 years with Schlumberger involved in mergers and acquisitions, business development, operations, and marketing. Mr. McLeod has start-up operations project experience as well as merger and acquisitions experience in a variety of geopolitical environments.
Mr. McLeod holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Engineers from the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Leo King, M.A., P.Geo., P. Eng.Director
Mr. Leo King has 50 years experience in minerals exploration and mining geology, including 20 years in senior executive positions. Past employment includes Vice President, Exploration for Sulpetro Minerals Ltd., Vice President, Exploration for Novamin Resources Ltd., Vice President, Exploration for Breakwater Resources Ltd., and Vice President, Exploration for Noramco Exploration Inc. Mr. King was President and Director of both
International Barytex Resources Ltd. and Kobex Resources Ltd. until 2009 when the two companies amalgamated to form Kobex Minerals Inc. Currently, Mr. King is a Director of Gold Mountain Mining Corp.
Mr. King is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. Mr. King graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Geology.
Alia Khan, CPA, CAChief Financial Officer
Mrs. Khan is a Chartered Professional Accountant and she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001 majoring in Economics from Simon Fraser University. Mrs. Khan has previously worked for Midas Gold Corporation as Controller and PWC as a Senior Associate. Alia Khan received her CA designation in 2008.
Chelsia Cheam,Corporate Secretary
Ms. Cheam, Corporate Secretary for Pacific Imperial Mines Inc., has extensive experience as Corporate Secretary for several public companies including International Barytex Resources Ltd. and Kobex Resources Ltd.