We are conﬁdent that our technical ability supplemented by our combined operational experience and expertise of 125 years will complement our passion to become a leading junior miner, while unlocking tangible value to our stakeholders.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Terry L. Tucker (P.GEO)
Executive Chairman & Director
Terry Tucker is a Canadian citizen and geologist with 26 years‘ experience in mineral exploration and development projects worldwide. Prior to moving to Switzerland in 2011, he was the CEO and Director of Nyota Minerals Limited (AIM, ASX: NYO) focused on an advanced stage gold project in Ethiopia. He was also President, CEO and Director of TSX-listed StrataGold Corporation, where he successfully advanced the exploration and development of two gold projects in both Guyana and Canada before the company’s acquisition by Victoria Gold Corp (TSX-V: VIT) in June 2009. Previously he was responsible for a number of exploration projects in northern Canada, including the discovery of the Wolverine gold-rich massive sulphide deposit. His experience includes a number of roles at strategic, operational and corporate levels.
CEO and Director
Mr. Samer Khalaf has over 25 years of investment banking experience in the Middle East, Africa and Europe and has held senior positions at various institutions including Nomura Securities, Gazprombank and PrimeCorp Finance SA. His most recent position was as Director for Africa & Middle East at GPB Global Resources. Samer holds an economics degree from Syracuse University and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School. He has also completed the executive program for energy at Harvard Business School.
Donna M. Moroney
Donna Moroney has over 30 years of experience in regulatory and corporate compliance in both Canada and the United States, and as a senior officer of various public companies. As President of Wiklow Corporate Services Inc., she assists companies in the resource, financial and technology sectors in maintaining the securities and exchange demands on public companies, as well as keeping them up-to-date on relevant issues, policies and working practices. Ms. Moroney also assists companies reporting in the US in preparing registration statements, quarterly and annual financial filings and other various facets of meeting US securities requirements. She also leads seminars that provide a practical guide for public companies in meeting their securities regulatory compliance requirements. She serves as a director and/or senior officer for numerous public companies.
Neil Budd qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and worked in local government for seven years, specialising in commercial property and development projects. In 1995 he joined the Moscow Office of international law firm, Watson Farley and Williams. Neil worked in Moscow for four years, undertaking a broad of work including property, shipping, corporate, trade finance, asset finance, banking and securities. In 1999, Neil moved back to London and worked in the London office of Watson Farley and Williams as an energy lawyer; initially working on conventional power projects in Eastern Europe and, from 2005, specialising in renewable energy. In 2012, Neil joined Shakespeare Martineau, a top 50 UK national law firm, to develop his renewable energy practice, in particular in solar and biomass. Neil became a Partner in Shakespeare Martineau in 2016. In 2018, Neil founded Budd Legal. The focus of the firm is to be a niche practice advising on renewable energy and conventional energy projects, infrastructure projects, real estate and construction in the UK and internationally.
Simon van der Loo
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. van der Loo is a qualified charted accountant and registered with the South African Institute for Charted Accountants. He has 14 years experience which includes professional services serving the mining, agricultural, environmental and information technology sectors local as well as international. He worked for 10 years with Ernst & Young as an Audit Senior Manager and three years as finance director for a supply chain focused subsidiary of a major copper project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is experienced in financial management, financial reporting, taxation, budgeting, risk assessment and valuations.