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A resident of Canada, Mr. David Anthony has +40 years’ experience in mine project development and operation. His experience includes mine and process plant design, permitting, construction and operation. He has also worked in Canada, Ecuador, Brazil, Indonesia, Chile and Argentina to design, deliver and operate open pit and underground mine assets with CAPEX from $100 million to $3.6 billion and with total material movement to 65 million tonnes per year.
Mr. Anthony joined Asante as Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) in July 2021 responsible to build and lead the Company operations team to refurbish the Bibiani Mine and to become a significant gold producer. Before joining Asante, he was COO of Cardinal Resources Limited, which developed the 5 million oz (reserve) Namdini gold deposit and project execution plan, prior to its purchase by Shandong Gold for more than US$500 million. Previous positions include working with Barrick in Africa for 10 years where he became COO of African Barrick Gold.
Mr. Anthony holds a B.Sc. Mining Engineering from Queen’s University.
A resident of Canada, Mr. MacQuarrie has 40 years’ mineral exploration experience, including almost 30 years in West Africa. He has been responsible for the discovery, acquisition of gold deposits both in Canada and in Ghana. As the former CEO of PMI Gold Corporation, he oversaw the acquisition of all the PMI mineral titles including Kubi and Obotan (+ 5 million oz. gold deposit) prior to PMI being bought by Galiano Gold(formerly Asanko Gold/Keegan Resources) in 2013 in an all-share deal valued at CAD$183 million; the Galiano-Goldfields 50:50 JV mine is now in production at circa 220,000 oz per year. Mr. MacQuarrie is the founder of Asante Gold Corporation and a member of the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and also serves as an Independent Director at IC Capitalight Corp., which owns and operates Capitalight Research – a weekly and monthly subscription-based research company focused on the gold and silver commodity prices.
Mr. Easah was a founding Director of Cardinal Resources Limited where he spearheaded the acquisition of all tenements and played a key role in the discovery and development of the seven million-ounce Namdini Gold Project in Northern Ghana. Cardinal Resources was recently purchased by Shandong Gold Company for ~AUS$600 million. Mr. Easah has over fifteen years of exploration, mining, and project development experience; is a resident of Ghana.
A resident of Obuasi, Ghana, Mr. Ahmed, a Ghanaian National, is a mining engineer with over 30 years of experience in mine operations, planning, production, and management. This wealth of expertise gained him the position as Mine Manager at Obuasi, one of the World’s foremost underground gold mines, producing up to 1.8 million tonnes per year (~4,900 tpd). In this capacity, Mr. Ahmed managed a workforce of over 1000, with an annual budget of US$100 million.
A resident of Canada, Mr. Heath has 15 years of corporate finance, investment banking, and capital markets experience focused on the mining industry. He has worked on several equity offerings, valuations, fairness opinions, and M&A transactions.
Mr. Alothman is a senior professional who currently serves as the CEO of Fujairah Holding where he oversees both UAE and Global operations. He established and now heads an Investment Subsidiary with a portfolio in Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate Development, Corporate Finance, Family Offices, and public companies. Mr. Alothman holds an MBA from Hult International Business School, a Bachelor of Science, from Kings College London, and also the following certifications: CMA, PMP, and CDIF. He has more than 15 years of experience in financial services including the set up of various large industrial joint ventures including a Platinum Recovery Plant and Refinery. Mr. Alothman is resident in the Emirate of Fujairah.
Mr. Smirnov is a resident of Dubai, UAE., and the CEO of Emiral Resources Ltd. which is focused on international natural resources exploration, development, production, trading, and procurement. Mr. Smirnov oversees creating a diversified mining portfolio across geographies including Africa and the Middle East. Emiral, through its production subsidiary, Alliance for Mining, is the largest industrial gold producer in Sudan. Alliance has been commended by the Sudanese Ministry of Energy & Mining for its development of the country’s mining sector and its outstanding results.
A resident of Peru with more than 25 years experience as Founder, CEO, and Board Member. An innovative leader and go-to-guru for project consultations, government issues, and startup initiatives. Carsten is a business coach and active board member in businesses related to intellectual property, retail, investment, mining, and data-driven marketing.
Dr. Roger Norwich is a resident of Great Britain. He has undertaken undergraduate and postgraduate studies in geology at Manchester University, England. As a founding director of Mexican Silver Mines (TSX-V), Dr. Norwich was instrumental in merging with Rio Alto Mining (TSX & NYSE) which grew into a significant gold producer in Peru and was subsequently sold to Tahoe (NYSE) for US$1.12billion.
A resident of Ghana, Mr. Koranteng is a lawyer, corporate and investment banker with over 23 years international working experience. He holds a Master of Laws Degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Leeds. As Chief Executive Officer of MIIF, a sovereign minerals wealth fund, he oversees management of Ghana’s equity interest in mining companies and manages all royalties paid to the state from mining activities. Mr. Koranteng has held executive and senior managerial positions covering corporate, oil and gas and mining for Ghana International Bank plc (GHIB), Ecobank Ghana, Access Bank Ghana and Fidelity Bank.