Leadership

Adrian Lamoureux

President, CEO and Director

Mr. Lamoureux has worked in the venture capital markets for the past 8 years, specializing in the design and implementation of market strategies and corporate development. Mr. Lamoureux has particular expertise in the mineral exploration and development sector. During his time working in the venture capital markets, Mr. Lamoureux has financed a number of successful private and public companies.

Darren L. Smith, M.Sc., P.Geo.

Vice President of Exploration

With more than 14 years experience in the industry, Mr. Smith specializes in high-level project management including program design and implementation, technical reporting, land management, community engagement, and corporate disclosure. He has provided technical oversight for PEA, PFS, and FS level projects as well as complex metallurgical programs. ​

Mr. Smith’s experience includes carbonatite complexes & associated metals (Ta, Nb, Sc, REEs), lithium, cobalt, graphite, phosphate, fluorspar, uranium, as well as base & precious metals. In 2009, Darren & his team discovered one of the world’s largest REE deposits (Ashram) and has been instrumental in its development since this time.

Dusan Berka, P. Eng.

Chief Financial Officer and 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 34 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.

Kelly Pladson

Corporate Secretary

Kelly Pladson has provided corporate governance and regulatory compliance services to many TSX Venture and CSE listed companies since 2009. She works closely with the company’s CEO and legal counsel in maintaining corporate records, managing the day to day operations of the company and ensuring the company’s filings with the securities commissions and exchanges are accurately filed and in accordance with their deadlines. Prior to 2009, Ms. Pladson was an investment advisor’s assistant for two years.

Paul Chung B.Sc., MBA

Director

Mr. Chung holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia and received a Masters of Business Administration in IT from Athabasca University.

Mr. Chung is experienced in project management and possesses extensive skills in bringing companies to the public markets and negotiating international transactions. As a director for numerous companies, Mr. Chung conducted operations throughout North and South America as well as China and is experienced in coordinating asset acquisition, financings, and marketing for multi-location international businesses.

As a geologist, Mr. Chung helped research and identified a suite of lithium projects including the Mariana brine in Argentina, the Avalonia project in Ireland and the Mavis Lake lithium/rare metals project in Ontario. These projects are now the core projects for International Lithium Corp and their strategic partner Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd. of China.

Todd Hanas 

Marketing and communications / sales specialist

Mr. Todd Hanas is a marketing and communications/sales specialist with 24 years’ experience in all aspects of business communications, corporate Identity, corporate finance and investor relations/ consulting for both private and public companies. He has proven resource, oil and gas E & P expertise with significant experience and success in start-up, early-stage junior resource companies. Mr. Hanas is currently President & CEO of Bluesky Corporate Communications Ltd.

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