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Steve Stakiw

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Stakiw is an experienced executive and geologist with over 25 years in the mining sector, particularly in capital markets. As Senior Vice President, he was most recently a key member of the team at New Pacific Metals Corp. that is advancing a world-class silver deposit in South America and was also involved in the successful funding and spinout of its wholly owned subsidiary, Whitehorse Gold Corp., as a public company. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Investor Relations and part of the original team that successfully grew Trevali Mining Corp. from an exploration-stage company through development into a mid-tier base metal producer with four operating mines on three continents.

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Paul Johnston, PhD., P.Geo.

Vice President, Exploration

Dr. Johnston has worked in the exploration and mining industry for 30 years, devoting much of his career to exploration and development of porphyry copper and epithermal gold deposits. Most recently, he was Chief Geologist for Globetrotters Resource Group Inc. focused on generating and advancing copper and gold prospects in Peru. He began his career as a mine geologist at the Hemlo gold deposit with Noranda. In 1996, he joined the exploration group at Teck Resources and accumulated extensive international experience in early to advanced stage exploration through a variety of technical and management roles in Southeast Asia, Australia, North America, and South America, including Regional Chief Geoscientist for South America. Paul is a Professional Geoscientist registered in British Columbia and holds a PhD from Queen’s University. He is currently an independent director of Nicola Mining Inc.

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Duane Lo, CPA (CA)


Duane is a financial executive in the mining industry with 20 years of experience in financing, business development, management and administration of mining operations and development projects in multiple jurisdictions including USA, Africa, Brazil, Mongolia. Currently, Duane is the Chief Financial Officer of Ridgeline Minerals Corp., Entrée Resources Ltd and recently was the CFO of Mason Resources Corp, which was sold to Hudbay Minerals. He also worked for Luna Gold, First Quantum, and Deloitte. Duane holds a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

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Terese Gieselman

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Gieselman has 32 years of international experience with junior mining and exploration companies listed on the TSX, TSXV, OTCBB, NASDAQ and AMEX, in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary and Director. During her tenure in the resource sector, Terese has accumulated an extensive background in corporate and financial reporting and compliance for Canada and the United States, including particularly relevant experience in financings, treasury, international corporate structures and financial reporting in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Zimbabwe. Terese is currently the CFO, Secretary & Director of TSX.V listed Golden Ridge Resources Ltd. and CFO & Director of Julian Resources

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Ricardo Labó

Country Manager, Peru

Mr. Labó is a mineral economist with over 20 years industry experience in Peru, Latin America, and Africa. He currently shares his times also as associate consultant for LQG Energy and Mining Consulting. He has held several high-level positions in the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru including Vice Minister of Mines, Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Mines as well as Director of Mining Promotion and Development where he successfully promoted responsible mining exploration and development investment in the country. In the private sector, he held several senior positions at the Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce, Rio Tinto, Roche, Phelps Dodge and Grupo Apoyo, provided strategic advisory and consultancy services to several international mining companies and institutions, and was a board member of several private and state-owned mining and energy companies. He also lectures, publishes and is an opinion leader related to the mining industry. Mr. Labó is a Peruvian Chartered Economist from Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), with an MSc. in Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines (US), an LLM in Mineral Law and Policy from CEPMLP, University of Dundee (Scotland, UK) and an MBA from Adolfo Ibañez School of Management (Chile and US).

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