Dr. Sadek E. El-Alfy, Ph.D, D.I.C., BSC (Eng.) Director
Dr. Sadek El-Alfy is a professional mining Engineer with 35 years experience in underground as well as open pit mining on various continents. Recently he was responsible for mining operations in Venezuela and Uruguay for Crystallex International Corporation over a period of 12 years. In the past few years, he was also responsible for the completion of Feasibility Studies and Environmental Impact Studies for major mining projects in several South American countries as well as Mexico. Prior to his involvement in South American operations, Dr. El-Alfy was in charge of mining and concentrating operations at several locations in Canada including General Manager of the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Dr. El-Alfy is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
Ron Shenton, President
For the past 25 years Ron has worked in the financial sector in various capacities. He spent several years as an investment advisor, first at a national firm managing portfolios, and then at a local firm raising funds for venture companies. For the past 10 years he has worked with various companies assisting in fund raising, public relations and overseeing the public listing process.
Dr. Luca Riccio, Ph.D, P.Geo.
Dr. Luca Riccio, is president of Riccio Geoconsulting Ltd. and former V.P. Exploration of Crystallex International. Dr. Riccio has been involved in the evaluation and/or supervision of gold, base metal, chromite, nickel-copper and PGMs projects in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He was responsible for the underground exploration and development at the New Britannia Mine in 1987-88 and the initial evaluation of the Andacollo gold project in Chile in 1989. In the early 1990's Dr. Riccio pioneered a regional exploration program in southeastern Venezuela, which led to the discovery of several gold deposits and one producing mine. Under his supervision, the reserves at the Las Cristinas gold deposit in Venezuela increased from 10.0 to 12.6 million ounces. Dr. Riccio is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.
Brian Roberts, B.Comm
For the past 27 years Brian has been the principal of B. Roberts & Associates of Delta, B.C., a private financial and business consulting firm. He was previously President and a co-founder of Gilmour McKay Roberts Consulting Ltd., which provided services for corporations in financial distress as well as diligence services on acquisition candidates. In that capacity, he carried out a broad range of business consulting assignments involving acquisitions and corporate finance and was principal author or reviewer on over 600 separate assignments.
Dr. David Stone, MBA, P.Eng
Dr David Stone, Senior VP, Business Development of HDI Mining, has over 30 years of engineering and financial consulting experience to underground and surface metal mines worldwide. He has managed and led multidisciplinary project teams through pre-feasibility and feasibility level evaluations of development-stage projects, and has contributed to the engineering, design and construction of several mines. His expertise includes scoping and feasibility studies for open pit and underground projects, and an extensive international knowledge of current mining best practices, environmental permitting, mine planning and production scheduling, capital and operating costs, equipment selection, and financial analyses. He received his BA Sc. in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia and went on to complete a PhD in civil engineering at Queen's University in Kingston where he also returned to complete an MBA. He is a licensed professional engineer in numerous Canadian and United States jurisdictions. Dr Stone sits on a number of Boards of TSX and Venture Exchange listed companies.