Kirill Klip, MBA – Executive Chairman
Mr. Klip graduated with a management degree from St. Petersburg State University of Railways and also holds an external degree of Masters of Business Administration in finance from both the International Business School in Moscow and Guildhall University in London. He has extensive expertise in banking, transportation, mining, telecommunication, and internet industries and his insight has brought many companies to the next level. In addition to years of entrepreneurial and investment endeavours, he is also currently managing a portfolio of global assets.
Maurice Brooks – Director
Mr. Brooks is a licensed senior statutory auditor in the UK. Since 2000, he has been a senior partner in Johnson, Smith & Co., Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors. Previously, he had been Finance and Deputy Managing Director of a vehicle producer, Investment Accountant to the Western Australian Government, and before that he had been employed in the audit department of Price Waterhouse Coopers-U.K.
Mr. Davies possesses thirty-five years in the private investment management, capital financing, and risk management sector. From the early 1980’s as a representative for highly prestigious brokerage and commodity firms he established a bar of excellence for managing client funds and developing innovative hedging approaches for multinational firms before expanding into capital financing and playing a role in the enormous real estate development of Toronto, London, New York and Montréal. Through this entire period he has continued an entrepreneurial spirit as a contrarian investor within an insightful eye towards emerging markets, investment strategies and opportunities well ahead of the pack.
Greg Johnson – Director
Mr. Johnson has over 25 years of international mining industry experience in corporate finance, project development, and exploration. Mr. Johnson has acted as a director of several Canadian listed development stage resource companies with assets in North America, South America and Africa. Previous roles include President and CEO of South American Silver Corp., co-founder and executive at NovaGold Resources and senior roles in domestic and international exploration for Placer Dome Inc. (now Barrick Gold) including a key role in the discovery and advancement of the 40 million ounce Donlin gold deposit in Alaska.
Natalia Lobanova – Director
Mrs. Lobanova has a degree in “Linguistics and Intercultural Communication” and has over sixteen years of experience in strategic communications covering all aspects of Shareholders’ Relationship, PR and Marketing.
Ross Thompson – Director
Mr. Thompson is a speaker and expert in marketing behavioural science. In 1995, he started a company Giftpoint Ltd. which is now one of the largest specialist promotional merchandise businesses in the UK with offices in London and Shanghai, whose clients include L’Oreal, Oracle, Ocado, and Pernod Ricard among others. Mr. Thompson was President of IGC Global Promotions for seven years, one of the world’s oldest and largest global network of premium resellers. He is an active investor having a special interest and understanding of natural resources businesses.