Management

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 Centenera Mining focused on project acquisition and exploration in Argentina.  Keith serves on the board of several public companies. 


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).


Blaine Bailey

Chief Financial Officer, Vancouver

Blaine is a Certified General Accountant who has worked with numerous private and public companies over the past 20 years. Blaine brings complementary skills to the team in the areas of finance, administration and financial reporting. 


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