International experience discovering significant mineral resources
Mentor is an exploration and resource geologist with 19 years of experience across Eastern Europe. He is a certified professional geologist, registered by the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), holds a BSc in Geology, and is an active member of the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) and Society of Professional Scientists of Sweden (Naturvetarna). His early career commenced with the United Nations. Between 2007-2014, Mentor worked with several TSX listed junior companies, such as Lydian International Ltd. in Kosovo and Armenia and Tigris Resources (now Royal Road Minerals, TSX-V listed) in Turkey, operating in the roles of exploration and resource geologist on epithermal, intrusion related copper-gold and carbonate replacement deposits. In 2014, Mentor established his own consulting company, Taurus Field, through which he offered a wide range of exploration and resource geology services for clients operating in Africa, the Americas and Europe. Until recently, Mentor was President of a Canadian private company Via Egnatia Resources Inc, a Ni-Co focused exploration company with projects in Kosovo.
Chris is a mining engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the industry. He has a BSc Hons in Mining Engineering from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College in London and a GDE in Mineral Economics from the University of Witwatersrand and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining. His career covers extensive production and technical experience at senior levels in both junior and multi-national companies, in gold, diamonds and base metals in Africa, Canada and United Kingdom. In 2007, Chris co-founded ASX and AIM listed Scotgold Resources and was its CEO / Managing Director until October 2014 and remained a Non-executive Director until February 2021. He is currently a Non-executive Director of Ariana Resources.
Andor has held leading positions in the mining industry, mining finance, and mineral resources research & education organisations whilst being engaged with multilateral and non-governmental organisations. Andor is currently engaged with HCF International Advisers in the role as Senior Adviser. Prior to Andor’s self-owned consulting and advisory activities (corporate strategy, research & innovation, and stakeholder engagement), he worked for Eldorado Gold until the end of 2019 as Vice President, European Strategy & Corporate Sustainability. He has held prior positions with Lydian International Ltd, ING Bank N.V., the Commodity Discovery Fund, and BRGM, whilst also providing external expert advice to the European Commission and the UNESCO. He has extensive academic and exploration experience across south-eastern Europe with emphasis on geodynamic evolution and the development of magmatic-hydrothermal systems.
Didier has an engineering degree from the School of Geology and Mines, Nancy, France. He has 40 years’ experience in natural resources, energy and geoscience, including senior management positions in project finance, exploration, mine development, operations and closure/rehabilitation, as well as setting up junior explorers. This included 15 years in the World Bank Group/IFC mining group working in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Russia, three years with Areva Mines, managing new projects in Canada, Niger and Namibia as well as historical mines in the US and France. Over the last decade, he held various top positions in Lydian International, and was Founder, and then Executive Director of Tethyan Resources (now Adriatic Metals). In 2017 Didier established SustainRisk (a minerals industry risk management consulting firm) and has worked for over a year in Laos assisting an investor to undertake an exploration programme and various due diligence assignments related to mining investments in South America, Europe and Africa. More recently Didier co-founded and is CEO of Annamite Resources, a copper-gold-silver focused exploration company in Laos.