Mahendra Naik , B.Comm., C.P.A., C.A., Mississauga, Ontario. , Chairman, Director

Mahendra Naik is a Chartered Accountant and was one the founding directors and key executives in starting IAMGOLD Corporation, a TSX and NYSE listed gold mining company. As Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 1999, he was involved in the negotiations of the Sadiola and Yatela mine joint ventures with Anglo American and the US$400 million in project debt financings for development of the mines. In addition, he was involved in more than $150 million in equity financings including the IPO for IAMGOLD. Mahendra is currently the Chief Executive Officer of FinSec Services Inc., a private business advisory company and a director and member of the audit and compensation committees for IAMGOLD. In addition, Mahendra is a Director and member of audit ,compensation and risk/control committees of FirstGlobalData Limited , Goldmoney Network Limited and Jameson Bank.

Robin E. Goad , M.Sc., P.Geo., London, Ontario. , President, CEO & Director

Robin Goad is a professional geologist with 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industries. Prior to founding Fortune in 1988, Robin worked for large companies including Noranda and Teck, and as a consultant in the resource industry. Robin is a director of the NWT and Nunavut Chamber of Mines and has served as President and director of other TSX listed mineral exploration and development companies.

Glen Koropchuk , B.Sc., M.Sc., Calgary, Alberta , Technical Director

Glen is a mining engineer with ~30 years of global, multiple commodity, operations, project development and corporate social investment experience predominantly with Anglo American & De Beers. Prior to his retirement from De Beers Canada in 2016, Mr. Koropchuk was COO and responsible for delivering safe, operational excellence from the Snap Lake and Victor diamond mines in Canada’s north. Notably, he also led the permitting, Aboriginal engagement, and project management for the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories that was finished on budget, on time, and was recognized as the world’s largest new diamond mine at its opening ceremony in 2016.

David Ramsay , B.A., Yellowknife, Northwest Territories , Director

David Ramsay has extensive elected public office experience in the Northwest Territories, which has included prominent cabinet positions in the Legislative Assembly. Prior to November 2015, he was Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment that includes the preeminent mining portfolio, accounting for about 50% of private sector GDP in this jurisdiction. Mr. Ramsay has also served as Minister of Justice, Attorney General, Minister of Transportation and the Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board for the Government of the Northwest Territories.

As a long-term resident of the Northwest Territories, David has been involved with numerous businesses and was the recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award from the Business Development Bank of Canada in 1996. He was first elected to public office in 1997 and served five years as a Yellowknife City Councillor, where he chaired the Corporate Services Committee and represented the City on the Diamond Task Force. Mr. Ramsay was elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2003, representing the riding of Kam Lake in Yellowknife. In addition to serving in Cabinet, David was Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) from 2011 to 2014, ‎and President between 2014 and 2015. The PNWER is a statutory public / private partnership of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories whose mandate is to increase the economic well-being and quality of life for all citizens of the region, while maintaining the natural environment. Mr. Ramsay is also President of RCS Limited and Northern Building Solutions and he is a director of Northern Gateway Consulting.

Edward Yurkowski , B.Sc., Vancouver, B.C. , Director

Ed served as Chief Executive Officer of Procon which, in addition to the resource company, is a full mining provider through Procon Mining & Tunnelling Ltd until he retired from that position in 2014. He currently serves as a director and consultant for Procon.

Mr. Yurkowski has been involved in the mining and civil contracting industries since 1966, including ownership and management of two large mining construction contracting companies. Mr. Yurkowski received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1971 from the University of Saskatchewan and currently serves as a director of a number of other TSX and TSX Venture Exchange listed companies, including Imperial Metals Corp., Chieftain Metals Corp., Golden Band Resources Inc., BC Moly Ltd. and Copper Lake Resources Ltd.

John McVey , M.A.Sc., P.Eng, ICD.D, Burnaby, British Columbia , Director

John is the CEO and an Executive Director of the Procon Group of Companies. His engineering and construction industry career spans more than 35 years in the mining, energy and power industries in Canada as well as internationally. John joined Procon as CEO in 2015 and is leading the growth and diversification of this experienced full-service mine development and civil infrastructure contractor across Canada and select international locations. Prior to Procon, John held executive and senior management positions with Bechtel, SNC-Lavalin and Kilborn Engineering. John has B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario and Alberta. He has completed the Queen’s Executive Development Program and the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program, obtaining the ICD.D designation from the Institute.
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