Spencer Sung Bum Huh, BEc.
Director, President and Chief Executive OfficerMr. Spencer Sung Bum Huh graduated from the Korea University in Seoul with a BEc. He is an experienced and proven financial professional with more than 25 years of financial and operational experience in Canada and Korea, and a track record of supporting ambitious growth plans. His expertise includes financial operations, strategy, performance management, and business planning for Korean and Canadian companies.Mr. Huh began his career in 1993 as an investment advisor with Hanwha securities in Korea. After immigration to Canada in 2000, he served for 6 years as an investment advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns in Toronto and, subsequently, he joined TD Canada Trust in Vancouver. Since 2012, Mr. Huh worked with numerous private and publicly listed companies in Korea and Canada, including mining, medical device, and high-tech companies. He has played an integral role in the establishment, acquisitions, and financing for these companies.
Director, Vice President of Corporate Finance
Mr. Chris Chung received his honors bachelor’s degree with a double major in statistics and economics at the University of Toronto and has been a registrant with Canadian securities commissions since 2005. In addition, he has fulfilled numerous curricula, including, among others, Derivatives Fundamentals Course (DFC), Options Licensing Course (OLC), Professional Financial Planner (PFP) and Life License Qualification Program (LLQP).
Mr. Chung has been a licensed equity and derivative trader at Merrill Lynch Securities in Toronto, an investment representative of HSBC Securities (Canada), a regional manager (Western Canada) of Walton Capital Management in Calgary, vice-president of corporate sales for Triview Capital Ltd. for both British Columbia and Ontario, and vice-president, finance, for Ascenta Finance Ltd. (an independent Canadian institutional investment bank headquartered in Vancouver).
Mr. Chung has over 12 years of banking and wealth management experience specializing in both the private and public equities sector. During his career, Mr. Chung has raised more than $100-million in private equity.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Edward Low has 20 years of experience in providing accounting services to both public and private companies. Within his extensive experience, Mr. Low has held positions including those of Chief Financial Officer, controller, and consultant in various publicly traded companies.
Since 1998, Mr. Low has provided accounting services to junior mining companies including those listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and Nasdaq OTC:Bulletin Board. Currently, Mr. Low is also the Chief Financial Officer for Prime Meridian Resources Corp., Phoenix Metals Corp. and Image International Group, Inc.
John Kowalchuk, P. Geo.
Mr. John Kowalchuk is a professional geoscientist with the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Presently he is Project Manager for Golden Reign Resources Ltd. developing a high– grade gold resource in Nicaragua. He has over 43 years of experience developing and managing exploration projects with both senior and junior mining companies and has worked in Canada, the United States, Russia, Mexico, Chile and Nicaragua. He was Yukon and Northern B. C. District Geologist for Placer Dome Inc., during which time he was instrumental in the discovery and advancement of several world–class mineral deposits, including the Howard’s Pass lead–zinc deposits and the Kerr copper–gold porphyry deposit. He was directly responsible for the discovery of the barium–lead–zinc–silver deposit in Driftpile Creek, and the discovery and exploration management of the Clea Tungsten property, which has the potential to become a significant tungsten mine in northern Canada.
Dra. Jenny Egúsquiza
Dra. Jenny Egúsquiza is a Lima–based Peruvian lawyer who serves as a Director and Advisor to several Canadian, English and Peruvian mining companies. Dra. Egusquiza advises and consults to Peruvian and international companies, and government institutions, specializing in laws governing development of mining, energy, and exploitation of natural resources. Dra. Egusquiza has more than 23 years of experience working for multi–national companies that include Glencore Group, Phelps Dodge, BHP Billiton, Perubar S.A. (San Ignacio de Morococha), Compania Minera Poderosa SA, Peruana de Energia SAA, and EDEGEL SAA, among others.Dra. Egusquiza serves as a Member of the Lima Bar Association and Peruvian National Law Federation. Dra. Egusquiza graduated as a Lawyer from the Law and Politic Science Faculty of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru and continued her postgraduate study in Private International Law at the University of South California, USA, and in Business Law (Doctorate) at the University of Seville, Spain.
Dr. Adam Szybinski, PhD.
VP Exploration South America and Director
Dr. Adam Szybinski is an exploration geologist with over 30 years of experience in the exploration project implementation and management. Dr. Szybinski has broad experience with a variety of commodities and styles of mineralization, and especially in epithermal Au–Ag systems, Au–Cu–Mo porphyry deposits, mesothermal Au systems, and MVT deposits.
Most recently, between 2007 and 2015, Dr. Szybinski worked in Peru as VP Exploration, general manager, and field geologist with Canadian and Australian junior mining companies operating in that country.He actively supervised the exploration and development od four mining projects located ~30km southwest of the Toromocho Cu–Au–porphyry deposit. He also participated in generating of three geothermal projects in Peru, located in Puno and Ayacucho. In addition, between 1997 and 1999, Dr. Szybinski worked in Peru as a geologist and structural geology consultant for Cominco on the MVT Bongara project in the Amazonas department of Peru.
Previously, Dr. Szybinski worked with several other companies (e.g. Rio Algom, Cominco) in Canada (Newfoundland, B.C., Yukon and NWT), United States (Nevada, Arizona, California), Mongolia, and Poland.Between 2004–2006, he was a chief geologist for the Canadian geothermal company, Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
Dr. Szybinski holds a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (1996) and M.Sc. in Geology from Wroclaw University, Poland (1975).
Gary W. Anderson
Mr. Gary Anderson is a former investment adviser with Canaccord Capital Corp (1989 – 2004) and, later Business Development Manager for Nevada Geothermal Inc., where he assisted in raising over US$20 million for the development of the Blue Mountain Project in Nevada. He was President and CEO of Canadian listed company High Ridge Resources Inc. from 2004 to 2010, during which time he and his team actively searched and evaluated mineral and geothermal projects in Peru and Canada. He oversaw the first drilling and initial discovery on the Chanape project in Peru and arranged a joint venture of HRR’s ’Newton Hill’ property discovery with the Hunter Dickinson company ’Amarc Resources’ before leaving High Ridge. He has been privately involved in the mining industry focusing on Peru since that time.