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John Huguet - CEO, President
Mr. Huguet has over 35 years of success within the resource development sector. Much of his career has focused on the development and execution of major international projects incorporating unique and innovative partnership formations, financing arrangements and equity structures. His broad business experience includes all forms of resource development, plus technology applications for the environment and manufacturing industries. He has hands on executive experience in Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Mexico, Canada and the United States.
Mr. Huguet is active in many industry and community organizations. He is President of the Canadian Peruvian Business Council and has been decorated by the Peruvian Government on two occasions. He is a former member of the Business Council on National Issues, the Construction Industry Development Council, a former Director of SMABC and CMA Councils, and former Division Chairman of the Children’s Miracle Telethon Network. Mr. Huguet is a Fellow of the Certified Management Accountants and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program, University of Western Ontario (1988).
Nick DeMare - Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. DeMare, holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. Since May, 1991, Mr. DeMare has been the President of Chase Management Ltd., a private company which provides a broad range of administrative, management and financial services to private and public companies engaged in mineral exploration and development, gold and silver production, oil and gas exploration and production and venture capital. Mr. DeMare currently serves as an officer and director of other public reporting companies.
Blair Way - Director
Blair was most recently, Vice President, Project Director, member of the Executive Management Team, reporting to the CEO of Ventana Gold’s LaBodega project in Colombia. Ventana was purchased by Ike Batista in 2009 for $1.5 billion. Prior to the success at the Ventana Gold Corp., Blair served as President and Project Director for Oceanagold Philippines on the Didipio Gold Copper project. Prior to that he was Project Manager Non Ferrous Group with Hatch Associates (Brisbane) where he provided project management support for various mining and metal related projects in Australia, South Africa, China, Papua New Guinea and South East Asia. Prior to that Mr Way was Project Director - Major Projects for BHP Billiton (QNI Pty Ltd) in Townsville, Queensland. While with BHP, Mr Way led a project management group that was responsible for implementing A$210 million of improvement projects(brownfield) from pre-feasibility through to commissioning throughout the refinery.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Dusan Berka, P.ENG. - Director
Mr. Berka is a graduate engineer with a M.Sc. (Dipl.Ing.) degree from the Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Slovakia (1968) and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. since 1977. He has over 40 years international experience in Engineering, Marketing & Sales and Business Administration. He also has extensive experience in the management, marketing, promotion and administration of public companies as well as in the Corporate Communications, shareholders information, public relation and contract negotiations. During the past 33 years Mr. Berka has served as a Director and Officer of various public companies traded on the TSX and TSX Venture Exchanges and the NASDAQ System in USA.