President, CEO and Director
Mr. Yingling benefits from over 23 years experience managing publicly traded companies. He has served as President and CEO and/or a director of other resource based public companies. During that time Mr. Yingling has specialized in Corporate finance, assisting in raising capital, corporate communications and strategic planning for the companies. Mr. Yingling has built and maintained strong business relationships in North America, Europe and Asia.
CPA, CGA FCCA, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Binny Jassal brings over 20 years of accounting and management experience to the Company. Mr. Jassal is qualified as a Certified Public Accountants (CGA) in Canada, and fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in London England and holds Certificate in Accounting and Finance from Ryerson University Toronto. Mr. Jassal is currently serving as a director and/or chief financial officer for a number of public companies in mining sector. Mr. Jassal will be an important member of the team working on the financial and corporate side of the operations.
Mr. Ian Graham is a mining professional with over 20 years of experience in the technical characterization and financing of mineral deposit exploration and development. Ian’s experience with the major mining companies Anglo American and Rio Tinto has been followed by experience in founding and financing public companies in the minerals sector. In his roles with both the major and junior companies, Ian has been involved with the modeling of project economics (DCF) and the structuring of project and company financing.Ian’s project roles have taken him to southern Africa, Canada, the US, India, and Russia; as Chief Geologist with the Project Generation Group at Rio Tinto his focus was of a global nature. Ian’s corporate roles have involved establishing Canadian companies with projects active in Canada, the US, Colombia and Peru: these companies have completed financing in the Americas, Europe and China.Ian’s mine projects include the Diavik Diamond Mine (Northwest Territories, Canada), Resolution Copper (Arizona, USA), Eagle Nickel (Michigan, USA), Lakeview Nickel (Minnesota, USA) and Bunder Diamonds (India).
Ian graduated from the University of Natal (now Kwa-Zulu Natal) in Durban, South Africa with a B.Sc. in Geology and Applied Geology (1984) and B.Sc. (Hons) in Geology (1985).
Mr. Charn Deol
Mr. Charn Deol has over 35 years of experience in the financial markets. Mr. Deol currently serves on both private and public company boards as a director or in a management capacity. His past and present experience includes providing management and consulting services to companies, project analysis, investor relations, technical market analysis and the financing of international projects. Mr Deol has extensive experience in international business development, having previously been a senior partner in a futures trading firm (Evergreen Futures) with operations in Canada and Asia and negotiating mining projects internationally.
Technical Advisory Committee
Mr. Michel Robert, Ed’s erstwhile collaborator at Quinto. Michel has 45 years of experience in mining operations with major companies, including Quebec Cartier Mining Ltd., Teck Corp., SNC, Lac Minerals (now Goldcorp), AMEC, MineroPeru, Fluor Daniel and Pan American Silver Corp., where Michel¹s roles have ranged from foreman to president. He has practical experience in operation, commissioning, design, construction, finance and due diligence, and graphite experience from due diligence and start-up of the ND-du-Laus graphite mine of Asbury Graphite Ltd. (now closed), and as VP of Quinto Mining Corp. responsible for the formation of the team and management of the Lac Guéret project until the sale of the company. Michel¹s 15 years of experience in Quebec for Teck Corporation, Quinto Mining Corp, Commerce Resources Ltd, and Critical Elements Corp. and his familiarity with regulations, social and physical infrastructure, government agencies and service providers at all stages of mine-life makes Michel a key contributor on our team.