Mr. Mehra is a senior executive and entrepreneur who has founded and managed numerous companies. He has close to 30 years of experience in mining and metals, including significant experience in debt and equity capital markets and, while maintaining a focus on mining, is a large investor in a spectrum of businesses spanning real estate to technology. Mr. Mehra commenced his career trading commodities with Philipp Brothers in London, England. From 1990 to 2000, he served as a Senior Partner at Glencore International AG (and its predecessor) where he ran the nickel and cobalt businesses and was responsible for establishing Glencore's operations in India. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of MRI Trading AG (formerly Marc Rich + Co Investment AG) from 2001 to 2011 and was its Co-Owner, and successfully sold the firm in 2011. Mr. Mehra holds a BSc Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Steve Burleton, CFA, MBA, is an experienced mining executive with significant experience in capital raising, corporate development and strategy. He served most recently as Vice President, Business Development, at Richmont Mines Inc. prior to Richmont being acquired by Alamos Gold Inc. for US$770 million. Mr. Burleton was responsible for the financing at Richmont and worked closely with its executive team in determining the Company's strategic direction. He has over 18 years of experience in the Canadian investment banking industry advising and executing debt and equity financing for companies in the mining, fertilizer and industrial products sectors. Mr. Burleton is a CFA Charterholder and has an MBA from York University.
With more than 35 years in the sector, Mr. Greig is among the most experienced geologists in B.C., having worked on projects such as Brucejack Lake (Pretivm), Red Mountain (Lac Minerals, IDM), Silbak Premier (Westmin, Ascot), IKE (HDI-Amarc), and abroad on projects such as La India in Mexico (Grayd, Agnico Eagle) and Bisha in Eritrea (Nevsun).
Mr. Pallot studied at Simon Fraser University prior to serving with Telus Corp. for 30 years. He has more than 20 years of involvement with public companies as a director and/or in senior executive capacities with such companies as Statesman Resources, Messina Minerals, Windarra Minerals (acquired by Wesdome Gold), Westward Exploration, and Redmile Capital (now Orla Exploration). He presently serves as an independent director of Klondike Gold Corp.
M.Eng, P.Eng; CPA, CMA; B.Eng., University of Toronto; M.Eng., McMaster University. Mr. Singh is a Professional Engineer and a Chartered Professional Accountant. He has 17 years of experience in the minerals sector and presently serves as President and CEO of Discovery Metals Corp. Prior to joining Discovery Metals, Mr. Singh was VP of Engineering, Projects & Business Development at Timmins Gold Corp; VP and Mining Equity Research Analyst at Macquarie Capital Markets; and worked in various senior engineering roles at Inco Limited and Vale Limited.
Dr. Tarnocai has 22 years of experience in international mining and mineral exploration and was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development for Alamos Gold Inc. During his 7 years with Alamos Gold, he was responsible for the identification, financial and technical evaluation, and acquisition of development and production-stage mining projects. Prior to that Dr. Tarnocai held the position of Chief Geologist with Oro Gold Resources Ltd. and, for the previous 13 years, the position of Research Geologist with Placer Dome Inc. He holds a B.Sc. geology from Brock University and a Ph.D in geological sciences from the University of Ottawa.