Rajinder (Raj) Chowdhry, CPA, CA.
Chairman of the Board & Founder
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.], Axion Communications Inc. (Internet operations), International Thunderbird Gaming Inc. (Casino Gaming operations), Tintina Resources Inc. (Copper exploration), 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).