Directors & Management
Director and CEO
Mr. Meirelles has over 15 years’ experience in managing publicly traded mining companies in Brazil and Canada. Mr. Meirelles brings extensive expertise in finance as well as operation, government and stakeholder relations. Previous roles include Corporate Director & Country Manager for Equinox Gold / Luna Gold for 6 years. Mr. Meirelles also progressed his career through various management roles with Troy Resources, Colossus Minerals, Serabi Gold, Jaguar Mining and Newcrest Mining. Mr. Meirelles is also an independent director of the Signus Mining News Platform and a fellow of the Brazil-Canada Mining Chamber of Commerce.
Marcelo Antonio Batelochi
Senior Exploration Manager
Mr. Batelochi’s experience includes geologic positions of increasing responsibility at Rio Tinto, Vale S.A., Ferrous Resources Limited, and Great Panther Mining. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the identification and resource evaluation for gold, iron ore, manganese, copper, nickel, bauxite, rare earth elements and platinum group metals in both South America and Africa. Mr. Batelochi is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and is a Qualified Person for both NI 43-101 and JORC disclosure and technical reports. Mr. Batelochi has a BSc (Honors) School of Geology, UNESP, São Paulo State University, Brazil
Mr. Leduc is a mining engineer and geologist with over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the development, operation, planning and evaluation of mining projects, with expertise in designing construction and operating large heap leach gold mines. Previously, Mr. Leduc was COO and then CEO of NewCastle Gold Ltd until it merged with Equinox Gold, CEO of Luna Gold Corp, COO at Lydian International Limited and President and COO of Bear Creek Mining Corporation. He is currently the COO of Kore Mining and in charge of the development and permitting of the Imperial Project in California. He holds a B.Sc. (Honors)in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of Ottawa.
Director & CFO
Ms. Gieselman has had 32 years’ experience with junior mining and exploration companies listed on the TSX, TSX-Venture Exchange, OTCBB, NASDAQ and AMEX, in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. During her tenure in the resource sector, she 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, Mozambique, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Dr. Charlie Cheng
Dr. Cheng holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of British Columbia and a M.Sc and B.Eng in Geology from the China University of Geosciences, Wuhan China. Over the last 25 years Dr. Cheng has specialized in the exploration and evaluation of almost all types of precious, base and rare metal ore deposits in China, North and South America where he worked as the field geologist, exploration geologist, computing geologist, project Manager, chief geologist, and general manager of several mineral exploration projects. Among the projects that Dr. Cheng participated in or was in charge of, three of them have been in production, one of them is under development into a mine, and two of them are in the pre-feasibility and feasibility stage respectively.
Mr. Friesen holds a B.Sc (Hons.) degree in geology from University of British Columbia and a M.Sc degree focusing in sedimentology from Simon Fraser University. He has been actively involved in mineral exploration since 2010. He has worked on a number of precious and base metal projects throughout Nevada, British Columbia, and the Yukon.
Mr. Su was appointed a Director on October 17, 2006. He holds a B.Sc. degree and a M.Sc. degree both in geology from China Geological University. Mr. Su is the Chairman of Dongying Delta Forestry Development Co., a tree plantation and forest product company based in Dongying City, China, since August 1997. Mr. Su is also a director of Huaxi Jiye Minerals Corp., a mineral exploration company based in China.