Keith Henderson M.Sc.

President & CEO and Director, Vancouver

Keith has 25 years’ global experience in the mineral exploration industry throughout Africa, Europe, and North and South America. He was educated in Europe, graduating with B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. in geology and has extensive experience in multiple mineral deposit types and commodities.  Keith worked with Anglo American Exploration in Europe and North America, leading a number of exploration projects and ultimately, he was appointed project manager for Anglo Coal as the company made its first entry into Canada. In 2007, Keith joined Cardero Resource Corp. as Executive Vice-President, where he played a critical role in advancing the Pampa de Pongo through a positive scoping study and ultimate sale for US$100 million cash.  He was formerly President & CEO at Dorato Resources and is currently President & CEO at Latin Metals focused on project acquisition and exploration in Argentina.  Keith serves on the board of several public companies. 

Daniel Marinov M.Sc.

Vice President Operations, Bulgaria

Daniel has 25 years of international experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry including 5 years in an underground production environment.  He holds a Master of Science degree in mineral exploration from the University of Mining and Geology of Sofia, Bulgaria.  He has extensive experience in precious, base metal and industrial minerals exploration having worked throughout Eastern Europe, Asia, Australia, as well as Central and South America.  Daniel was most recently Vice President Exploration at Trevali Mining.  In his career, Daniel has undertaken senior geological and managerial roles with Anglo American and Rio Tinto.  Prior to Trevali, Daniel was the project exploration manager at Anglo’s Michiquillay porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposit in Peru.  Daniel will serve as Executive Director in each of three subsidiary corporations in Bulgaria.

Stuart Mills M.Sc.

Vice President Exploration, Bulgaria

Stuart has an M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration & Mining Geology and 30 years’ experience working in minerals exploration and advanced feasibility projects.  He is a skilled and enthusiastic explorationist with a number of significant discoveries under his belt, including the Galat Sufar gold deposit in Sudan (maiden resource of 28.8Mt @ 2.2 g/t Au, 0.8 g/t cut-off; approximately 2 million ounces).  Stuart’s early career was with Anglo American, working initially as Senior Geologist in Bulgaria, Turkey, Yemen, Iran, and Ireland and he was ultimately appointed Principle Geologist Asia-Pacific, having responsibility for exploration in China, India and Australia.  In Australia, Stuart was responsible for Anglo’s Myrtle zinc discovery in the Batten Trough.  Later, Stuart worked with Lundin Mining as Regional Exploration Manager Africa-Eurasia where he had exploration responsibility for Lundin’s Ozernoe zinc – lead deposit in Siberia.  He was also part of the Lundin M&A team and Lundin’s exploration representative on the Tenke Fungurume ownership team.  He was later Exploration Manager with technical responsibilities on all of Red Back Mining’s projects and was part of the M&A team that sold Red Back to Kinross for $7.2 billion.  Most recently, he was country manager for Orca Gold in Sudan and managed eexploration funded by the $65M RTO of Canaco Resources, discovering Galat Sufar.  Stuart has global experience having actively explored and/or reviewed projects throughout most of the world.

Valentin Velikov Buhov M.Sc

Exploration Manager, Bulgaria

Valentin graduated with an M.Sc. in Geology and Exploration Drilling from the University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski" in Sofia, Bulgaria. Since then he has accumulated more than 25 years of international exploration and mining experience with companies such as Minorco, Anglo American, Hereward Ventures, Ivanhoe, Dundee Precious Metals, Lundin Mining and Kinross, where he worked for 7 years exploring the Kupol gold mine and defining the Dvoinoe gold mine. His experience spans Yemen, Central Asia, Russia, Serbia and India, as well as his native Bulgaria. He has extensive experience with the Velocity projects and he previously worked on the Rozino gold deposit with both Hereward and Ivanhoe (Asia Gold).

Joyce Musial (Hons) B.Sc.

Vice President Corporate Communications, Vancouver

Joyce has 35 years of investor relations and corporate development experience with public companies in the mining sector.  She has a wide range of experience with exploration, development and producing mining companies, and was a member of a management team that successfully advanced a junior exploration company through development to acquisition.  Joyce’s background includes ten years with Placer Dome, five years with Cumberland Resources, and management and consulting roles in a variety of mineral resource companies including Teck Resources, Lundin Group, Hunter Dickinson Group, Viceroy Resources, Batero Gold and InZinc Mining. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of Western Ontario and has completed the Canadian Securities Course.

Darren Morgans CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver

Darren Morgans is a Canadian CPA, CA who has worked with Canadian and Australian publicly listed resource companies for almost 20 years. Mr. Morgans is currently the CFO of Perpetua Resources Corp. (formerly Midas Gold Corp.). Prior to joining Perpetua Resources Corp. in 2011, he was the Controller and Secretary for Terrane Metals Corp. prior to its acquisition by Thompson Creek Metals. Mr. Morgans began his career with PwC after obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland.

Dani Palahanova CPA, CGA

Director of Finance, Vancouver

Dani is Canadian-Bulgarian, CPA, CGA with over 15 years of experience in managing and leading finance and accounting functions of publicly listed Canadian companies with international presence. Ms. Palahanova has held positions as CFO, Controller and Corporate Secretary for various junior exploration and technology companies in Vancouver. She was an instrumental member of the finance team that supported Asanko Gold Inc. transition from a late stage exploration company to a mid-tier gold producer. Ms. Palahanova has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and holds an MBA degree from Simon Fraser University.

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