President of Brazil Potash Corp. which has discovered the largest and highest-grade potash deposit to date in Brazil. He has over 20 years of experience in exploration with Falconbridge, (now Xstrata / Glencore) most recently as Director of Global Nickel and PGM exploration. He was a member of the Senior Operating Team for mining projects with Falconbridge. He has led exploration teams that made brownfield discoveries at Raglan and Sudbury, Matagami, Falcondo, and greenfield discoveries at Araguaia in Brazil, Kabanga in Tanzania and Amazonas, Brazil. He has held Executive and Directors positions with several junior and midsize mining companies for the past 10 years.
A professional geologist with 20 years of experience in the mining industry. He was previously Vice President, Exploration for Primero Mining Corp. and before that Vice President Exploration for Apogee Minerals Ltd. Previously was the exploration manager for Placer Dome at Porgera Mine and a mine geologist at Hecla Mining's La Camorra mine. Joaquin has extensive international experience in South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Joaquin holds a MSc from Queens University, and a BSc in Geology from University of Seville (Spain). Mr. Merino is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Marilia Bento has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and Canadian capital markets. Some of Ms. Bento’s previous positions include, Managing Director and Head of Equity Capital Markets Canada at Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. (formerly Orion Securities Inc.) and Vice President of Corporate Development for various resource companies. Marilia was on the Board of Directors of Orion Securities Inc. and has been a board member of junior mining companies.
Mr. Guy is Chief Executive Officer of North 52nd Asset Management Inc. Previously, Larry was a Portfolio Manager with Aston Hill Financial Inc. Prior to Aston Hill, Mr. Guy was Chief Financial Officer and Director of Navina Asset Management Inc., a company he co-founded that was subsequently acquired by Aston Hill Financial Inc. Mr. Guy has also held senior offices at Fairway Capital Management Corp., and First Trust Portfolios Canada Inc. Mr. Guy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degree from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Catherine Stretch is Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Troilus Gold Corp., a TSX listed advanced stage exploration and early-development company focused on the mineral expansion and potential mine re-start of the former gold and copper Troilus mine in Quebec. From 2015 to 2019, Catherine was Chief Commercial Officer of Aguia Resources Limited, an ASX and TSX Venture listed company developing phosphate and copper assets in Brazil. She has 20 years of experience in capital markets with a particular focus on the formation, development and operation of resource companies and was previously a partner and the Chief Operating Officer of a Canadian investment firm which had $1 billion in assets under management. She is currently a Director of TSX Venture listed AnalytixInsight Inc and TSX listed UEX Corporation. Ms. Stretch has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History from Western University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Mr.Jones has over 25 years’ experience in the mining and metals industries. He has a technical background and worked internationally as a geologist before moving into financial services where he has spent more than 20 years. During this period he has worked on a broad variety of mining projects and companies, completing due diligence and structuring financing facilities across a range of projects, commodities and jurisdictions. Michael has most recently been the head of the resource finance team for Investec Bank in London. He has also worked for UniCredit Bank and Societe Generale in their mine finance teams. Michael holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Geology from the University of Leicester and an MBA in Mineral Resources Management from the University of Dundee.