Mr. Chowdhry, the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Futura Capital Limited., a private venture capital company, has invested in and raised funds for various projects around the world. Mr. Chowdhry, currently a director of various publicly listed companies, has over 35 years' experience in the capital markets; being the founder, chairman, director, chief executive officer and president of several public companies trading on global Stock Exchanges including Stock Exchanges in the United States and Canada.
Mr. Chowdhry was one of the founding directors of America Mineral Fields Inc. [(Copper mining/production) -- name changed to Adastra Minerals Inc. and acquired in 2006 by First Quantum Minerals Ltd.]. Mr. Chowdhry was also the founding director, Chairman and CEO of International Thunderbird Gaming Inc. (Casino Gaming operations), Axion Communications Inc. (Internet operations), Sandfire Resources America Inc. [(Black Buutte Copper Project - Final Mine Operating Permit Granted) (prior to name change: Tintina Resources Inc.)], SolidusGold Inc. (Gold exploration), Camphor Ventures Inc. (Diamond exploration & mining/production), and a director of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (Diamond exploration & mining/production). Camphor and Mountain Province entered in to a business combination in 2007 to unify their existing joint venture with De Beers Canada, leading to commencement of diamond production in Canada in 2016.
Mr. Chowdhry, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) received a Bachelor of Commerce (B. Comm.) degree from The University of British Columbia ("UBC"), Canada, and his designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, Canada. He is also a charter member of the Vancouver chapter of The INDUS Entrepreneurs (TIE).
Mr. Park, the Chief Investment Officer of Foundation Capital, was formerly a partner at Vulcan Mining, a mining private equity investment platform of Soros Fund Management. Prior to Vulcan Mining, Mr. Park held the position of managing director and commodity strategist at Electrum Group; after being for several years, the commodity analyst at Soros Fund Management where he focused on commodity investing in public and private equities and futures. Henry started his investing career at GE Capital where he was Assistant Vice President in the distressed debt business, followed by a long/short equity analyst in basic material sector for Highlander Fund Management (part of Ospraie Fund Management's Wingspan platform). Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Chicago and Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.
Terry Penstock has over 20 years of experience in the finance and securities industry. Terry started in finance, in the investment and insurance business, as a licensed insurance broker (1995-1998) going on to achieve an agency license with Northwest Life & iA Industrial Alliance Pacific Life. Terry focuses on entrepreneurial business development and finance. Having worked both with private and public companies, from the formation of business plans through to execution of financing and going public, she has guided the process of financial structuring, venture capital and public relations in the mining, bio-tech and technology sectors.
Ms. Penstock a founder and director of various publicly listed companies, all listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, is a co-founder and former director of Tintina Resources Inc.
Mr. Tsitos, originally trained as a physicist-geophysicist, having over 27-year experience in the mining industry; 19 years with BHP Billiton group prior to his departure in December 2007 from his position as New Business Manager for Minerals Exploration with a global reach, has lived and worked in South Africa, Ecuador, Greece, United Kingdom and Canada. In addition to having been part of two discovery teams with BHP Billiton in porphyry-copper and nickel-sulphide deposits, he has been instrumental in the identification, negotiation and execution of more than 50 exploration agreements with juniors, majors, as well as with state exploration and mining companies.