President, CEO and Director
Mr. Sandhu is a specialist in corporate finance and development and has over 18 years of experience in the capital markets. Mr. Sandhu has assisted domestic and international mining companies in raising multi million dollars for resource exploration and development. He has dealt extensively with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, financings and operations for mining companies. Mr. Sandhu has held various senior level executive positions in a number of listed companies. He received his Bachelor of Economics from Simon Fraser University in 1990.
Mr. Eckhof is a geologist with more than 20 years of experience developing mineral deposits throughout the globe including Africa. Mr. Eckhof worked for Mount Edon Gold Mines Ltd as Business Development Manager before it was acquired by Canadian mining company Teck. In 1994, he founded Spinifex Gold Ltd and Lafayette Mining Ltd, both of which successfully delineated gold and base metal deposits. In late 2003, Mr. Eckhof founded Moto Goldmines which acquired the Moto Gold Project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There, Mr. Eckhof and his team delineated more than 20 million ounces of gold and delivered a feasibility study within four years from the commencement of exploration. Moto Goldmines was subsequently acquired by Randgold Resources (NASD: GOLD) (LSE: RRS) who poured first gold in September 2013. (600,000 ozs per year producer). Mr Eckhof is the Executive Chairman of AVZ Minerals Ltd. (ASX: AVZ). AVZ is a mineral exploration company focused on developing the Manono Project, potentially one of the world’s largest lithium-rich LCT (lithium, caesium, tantalum) pegmatite deposits. Manono is located in the south of the DRC in central Africa.
Mr. Ferguson is a geologist with over 30 years of experience in gold and base metals exploration, resource definition and feasibility studies. He has held senior management positions for the past 16 years and has experience in overseas locations including Saudi Arabia, South East Asia, South and Central America with a focus on Africa. Mr. Ferguson was Country Manager – Tanzania for Ashanti Goldfields, being instrumental in assessing and the acquisition of the now multi-million ounce Geita Gold Project. He has been active in the DRC since 2004 in gold and base metals exploration and resource development. Mr Ferguson is the Executive Director of AVZ Minerals Ltd. (ASX: AVZ). AVZ is a mineral exploration company focused on developing the Manono Project, potentially one of the world’s largest lithium-rich LCT (lithium, caesium, tantalum) pegmatite deposits. Manono is located in the south of the DRC in central Africa.
Mr. Gasson is a qualified geologist based in Switzerland and has 28 years experience in mining and exploration. He has held senior positions with a number of Australian and international mining companies operating in Africa. He is currently a Non Executive Director, Technical Services Division of Alphamin Resources (TSXV: AFM.V) and most recently was the Managing Director of Erongo Energy Limited (ASX:ARN). Previously he was the Exploration Manager-East Africa for Gallery Gold Limited and the Executive Director of Exploration for Tiger Resources Limited.