Roman Shklanka, B. Comm. Ph.D
Chairman 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.
Leo King, M.A., P.Geo., P. Eng.
President and 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.
Albert Wu, CPA, CMA, B.Comm., MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wu is a Chartered Professional Accountant and he received his Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1969 and his MBA in 1971 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the last 30 years, Mr. Wu has been working with various public companies providing accounting and management services on a contract basis.
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.
David A. Bending, M.Sc., P.Geo.
David Bending has over 25 years of consulting, exploration, mining and corporate development experience. He is currently Director and President of Gold Exploration Management Inc. and a Director of Mahdia Gold Exploration Management Inc. He held executive and senior positions in a number of senior and junior mining companies including 14 year with Homestake Mining Company, in part as Exploration Manager for Latin America. Mr. Bending resides in Reno Nevada and has extensive lithium experience.