Leadership

Adrian Lamoureux

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.

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.

Blair Way B.Sc., MBA

President and Director

Mr. Way is an experienced international executive with over 30 years management experience within the resources and construction industry throughout Australasia, Canada, the United States and Europe. Mr Way has experience in a wide range of commodities including gold, copper, nickel, zinc, magnesium, graphite, cobalt and lithium.

Mr Way was most recently CEO, President and Director of TSXV listed Leading Edge Materials for over 5 years restarting the Swedish Woxna brownfield graphite operation in mid 2014.  Prior to Leading Edge Mr Way was CEO of Strike Graphite and CEO of Aguila American Gold.  Prior to that he was VP Project Development for TSX listed Ventana Gold with projects in Colombia. Prior to Ventana he was Project Director and President for Oceanagold Philippines.  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.

Mr. Way holds a Science (Geology) from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, a MBA from the University of Queensland, Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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.

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.

Todd Hanas 

Director

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.

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.

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.

Blair Way, B.Sc., MBA

Director

Mr. Way is an experienced international executive with over 30 years management experience within the resources and construction industry throughout Australasia, Canada, the United States and Europe. Mr Way has experience in a wide range of commodities including gold, copper, nickel, zinc, magnesium, graphite, cobalt and lithium.

Mr Way was most recently CEO, President and Director of TSXV listed Leading Edge Materials for over 5 years restarting the Swedish Woxna brownfield graphite operation in mid 2014.  Prior to Leading Edge Mr Way was CEO of Strike Graphite and CEO of Aguila American Gold.  Prior to that he was VP Project Development for TSX listed Ventana Gold with projects in Colombia. Prior to Ventana he was Project Director and President for Oceanagold Philippines.  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.

Mr. Way holds a Science (Geology) from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, a MBA from the University of Queensland, Australia, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

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 

Director

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.

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.

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.

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