Board of Directors
Board of Directors – Focused on building value for our shareholders.
Mike Weeks – Executive Chairman
Mr. Weeks was a founder of Angkor Gold Corp. and previously served as its president and CEO. Mr. Weeks has 25 years experience in project management of power generation and petroleum-related industries. Mike spent over 14 years negotiating with foreign governments in developing and implementing natural resource concessions. During that time, Mike was instrumental in implementation of training programs for local labour force development, professional accreditation, and made significant strides in self-sustaining community growth and enhancement in developing countries. He has an engineering background and holds a First Class Power Engineering Certificate. Mike has managed large projects in Canada, Africa and Europe, constructing and managing several large production facilities in North Africa. Mike was, and continues as a founding director of a petroleum training company as well as two financial service companies.
Ken Booth, B.Sc., M.B.A. – Independent Director
Ken has more than 30 years of experience in exploration, mining and corporate finance and public company administration. In mining corporate finance, he has worked for two of Canada’s largest investment banks executing numerous equity financings for both junior and senior companies and was involved in a variety of significant mergers and acquisitions.
Rhonda Hewko B.A. Sc. P.Eng. – Independent Director
Mrs. Hewko has over 17 years’ experience in the environmental consulting and chemical manufacturing fields. She is licensed both in British Columbia through APEGBC and Alberta through APEGA. Mrs. Hewko has conducted and managed several hundred Phase 1 and 2 commercial environmental impact studies. In addition to extensive experience in ground water, soil, and waste water monitoring programs.
Terry Mereniuk – Independent Director
Mr. Mereniuk has been a Director and CFO of several public and private companies. He has owned and operated his own accounting firm for 9 years. Terry obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) – University of Alberta – April 1981. He is a Certified Management Consultant since June 1988 and a Chartered Accountant since December 1983. Terry was director and CFO of Wescorp Energy Inc., an OTC Bulletin Board listed company from 2003 to 2009.
Jiancheng Peng – Independent Director
Mr. Peng is the President of Tohui Beishan Property Group Holding Limited. He received his engineering degree from Southwest Jiaotong University and has spent 20 years in enterprise management and business operations for Chinese state-owned companies. He founded and chairs Tonghui Investment Management Corp. and the Tonghui Group of companies, specializing in the financial, industrial and service sectors.
Grant T. Smith, CPA, CA
Mr. Smith’s management background extends over 25 years with diverse operations and organizations, including York University and PriceWaterhouse Coopers. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has over 15 years of experience in the accounting field. Grant has served as the CFO or director for several public companies on the TSX Venture Exchange with operations in Canada, the USA, and Mexico. Mr. Smith also has extensive experience serving private companies in various industries as well as not-for-profit organizations. He is very active in his community, supporting both the arts and social services by serving on various Boards, including his role as the treasurer of The Lookout Housing Health Society and Honour House. Grant has recently founded Clarity-NPO.ca, a new organization to support financial excellence in not-for-profit enterprises. He holds a BFA (1984) from York University and received his designation as a CA in 2005.