Advisory Board

Joe Piekenbrock, M.Sc

Joe Piekenbrock, M.Sc

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Piekenbrock, the recipient of the 2009 Thayer Lindsey Award & the 2015 Colin Spence Award, respectively for International Discovery for contributions to the Alaskan discoveries of both the giant Donlin Gold (Au) deposit and the high-grade Bornite Copper (Cu) deposit, brings over 35 years of exploration experience to AsiaBaseMetals. Having served as Vice President Exploration ("VP Exploration") for NovaGold for 10 years until 2012, he then served as Senior Vice President Exploration (Sr. VP Exploration") with NovaCopper (name changed to Trilogy Metals) through 2014. Mr. Piekenbrock, having worked extensively both in South America and Alaska, brings a wealth of experience through years of exploration for both Teck Cominco and Placer Dome. Joe holds a B.A. in Geology from the University of Colorado, and an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona.

Bruce Bragagnolo

Bruce Bragagnolo

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Bragagnolo is the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Timmins Gold Corp. (name changed to Alio Gold Inc.) an emerging intermediate, Mexican-focused gold producer. He is also the co-founder and the former CEO of Silvermex Resources Ltd., a silver explorer which was acquired by First Majestic Silver in 2011 for a market capitalization of $120 million. Mr. Bragagnolo is currently the CEO of CobalTech Mining Inc. and the Chairman of Inca One Gold Corp.

Mr. Bragagnolo’s strategic planning, business development, administration and financing abilities were instrumental in Timmins Gold’s IPO, the acquisition and construction of the San Francisco Mine, its listing on the TSX and NYSE-MKT, and the acquisition of the Caballo Blanco Project, the Ana Paula Project and the El Sauzal Mill. Mr. Bragagnolo was responsible for structuring and raising over $120 million in equity and debt for Timmins Gold and overseeing the growth of the Company as it transitioned from junior developer to a +100,000 oz. per year gold producer with a peak market capitalization of over $450 million. Mr. Bragagnolo obtained a degree in law from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbi

Carl Hering, Ph.D.

Carl Hering, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Hering, a professional geologist, is an independent consultant and a Director of several public companies. Having over 35 years of worldwide diversified technical and managerial experience in mineral exploration and corporate development he has experience in all aspects of the mining industry, including exploration, from generative to advanced projects, negotiations, acquisition evaluation, mine and corporate valuation, management, strategic planning and new program design and implementation. Carl was instrumental in two major gold discoveries in Latin America, each exceeding 3 million ounces, and while a director and technical advisor of Brett Resources Inc., he was instrumental in the acquisition and advancement of Hammond Reef, an Ontario gold project. Brett was subsequently acquired by Osisko for approximately $375 million; with Hammond Reef approaching in excess of 10M ounces of gold in 2017.

Previously, Carl worked in senior exploration positions for Noranda Exploration (1978 to 1988 - primarily in the western U.S), Placer Dome Inc. [1989 to 1997 - District Geologist (Western Great Basin, Latin America), Regional Geologist (Mexico and Central America), and Exploration Manager Austral - Asia (exploration Manager Asia – Pacific)]. and subsequently in Vancouver coordinating technical evaluations for major worldwide acquisition opportunities, Bema Gold Corporation (1997 to 1999 - Vice President Corporate Acquisitions) and Rio Narcea Gold Mines (2006 - Senior V. P. Exploration and Business Development).

Sorin Posescu

Sorin Posescu

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Sorin Posescu is a professional geologist having more than 20 years of experience in natural resource exploration and development. Sorin has, to date, worked both with major and junior resource companies throughout Europe and North America, including working on world-class projects such as Donlin Gold and Galore Creek. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) and a strong background in corporate and project valuation. Sorin is a graduate from the Oil and Gas University, Ploiesti, Romania and a member in good standing with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.

Stephen Leahy

Stephen Leahy

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Leahy has over 33 years of experience in the venture capital and public company arenas primarily in the Mining and Petroleum sectors with involvement in projects located around the globe. Mr. Leahy, as Chairman and CEO of North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. (NATC), acquired several Tungsten mineral assets, including the Cantung Mine, located in the Northwest Territories in 1997. By 2001, under Mr. Leahy's stewardship, the Cantung Mine was brought into production and quickly became the Western World's largest Tungsten producing entity, with annual output equating to 4% of the total annual world production. NATC achieved significant successes during Mr. Leahy's tenure, being named twice as the "fastest growing public Company" 2 years in a row and achieving a consistent position in the "top 100 public companies in B.C.", with revenues in excess of $CDN 80 million as well as a employing a 250 person workforce. Mr. Leahy's participation in the world of Tungsten did not end at the production level, becoming an active member of the London based, International Tungsten Industry Association (ITIA), serving on the Executive Committee for eight years, as Vice President for 2 years (2009/10) and becoming President for the years 2011/12.

Bob Jacko

Bob Jacko

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Bob Jacko has more than thirty years of mining experience. During that time, Mr. Jacko has worked for Falconbridge, Cominco (Teck Cominco), Thompson Creek and Tintina Resources Inc. He has spent 14 years as General Manager at numerous mines including the Polaris Mine and Sullivan Mine in Canada for Cominco Ltd., and the Red Dog Mine and Pogo Mine in Alaska for Teck Cominco Ltd. in the USA. During his career, he has been involved with three startups; the most recent was the Pogo Mine in Alaska. Mr. Jacko, a Mining Engineer, is a graduate from Michigan Technological University, having received a bachelor of science in mining engineering (BS. Mining) in 1977.

Rafael Ovallos

Rafael Ovallos

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Ovallos has over 25 years of experience in the venture capital and Mining sector with involvement in projects located in South America with emphasis in Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Argentina. Rafael, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Colombian Golds Company, a Colombian gold producer for over 45 years, has been active in the mining arena with his family, especially in Columbia for over two generations. He has an in-depth knowledge of the mining industry, the political and regulatory environment within this industry throughout the Central and South American region.

Andrew Bowering

Andrew Bowering

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Bowering has over 30 years of experience in the venture capital and public company arenas primarily in the Mining sector with involvement in projects located around the globe. Andrew is a self-employed management consultant to public companies and has provided services in a variety of management and financial oversight roles. He has held senior executive positions and directorships in numerous public companies involved in mineral exploration in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and China. He has an in-depth knowledge of securities markets, regulatory affairs and investor/public relations. Mr. Bowering has led several large acquisition programs in North America. Mr. Bowering obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science, from the University of British Columbia in 1986.

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