Kirill Klip, MBA – President and CEO
Kirill Klip graduated with the degree in Management from St. Petersburg State University of Railways, later obtaining a degree in Economics from the International Business School in Moscow and a degree in MBA in Finance from both the International Business School in Moscow and Guildhall University in London. He has extensive expertise in banking, transportation, mining, telecommunications and internet industries. Kirill Klip served as the First Vice President and Member of the Board of TransCreditBank (Moscow), Member of the Board of TransTeleCom (Moscow) and Member of the Board of Dry Bulk Terminal (Tallinn). He also acted as the Adviser on Finance for the Minister of Russian Railway System (Moscow).
From 2007 Kirill Klip has acted as Non-Executive Chairman and member of the Board of TNR Gold Corp. (International Lithium’s parent company through a Plan of Arrangement and spin-out) and an Adviser to the Board of Canada Zinc Metals.
Together with TNR Gold Kirill Klip founded International Lithium Corp. in 2009 and served as Non-Executive Chairman, President, Director and Executive Chairman of ILC.
From January of 2017, Kirill Klip serves as Executive Chairman of TNR Gold Corp. and holds approximately a 20% equity stake in the Company.
In addition to years of entrepreneurial and corporate stewardship, he also manages a portfolio of global assets and brings a robust financial network to the group.
Kirill Klip is a UK citizen and resides in London.
Maurice Brooks, B.Sc., FCA (ICAEW) – Chief Financial Officer
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.
Anthony Kovacs – Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Kovacs has over 18 experience in mineral exploration and development. Before joining TNR Gold Corp. he held senior management roles at Pacific North West Capital Corp. and Adriana Resources Inc. Mr. Kovacs is a consultant to the minerals industry having prior experience on industrial minerals, ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals and precious metals projects throughout Canada, Europe, Mexico and Africa.
Nancy La Couvée – Corporate Secretary
Nancy La Couvée has over twenty years of experience acting as Corporate Secretary of a number of public and private internationally focused companies in the resource sector. Ms. La Couvée specializes in corporate governance and compliance.
Roberto Lara, Geologist – Managing Director of South American Projects
Mr. Lara graduated from Universidad Nacional de San Juan in geology and has been involved in the mining industry in South America since 1988, mainly in the province of San Juan, Argentina. He previously was chief geologist from Crown Resources USA and consulted to numerous resource companies. Presently Mr. Lara is Vice president of Compañia Minera Solitario Argentina S.A., TNR Gold’s 100% subsidiary.
Natalia Lobanova – Strategic Communications: PR, Marketing and Social Media
Mrs. Lobanova has a degree in “Linguistics and Intercultural Communication” from University of Russian Academy of Education and has over seventeen years of experience in strategic communications covering all aspects of shareholder relations, marketing and public relations. Natalia is actively involved in connecting TNR Gold with communities and promoting diversity in business and sustainable mining for the green energy rEVolution on Social Media.
Dr. Frederick W. Breaks, PhD, PGeo – Technical Advisor
Dr. Breaks is a Ph.D. and Professional Geoscientist who is well known as a Lithium and Rare Earth Elements (REE) expert in Canada. A proven explorer, he discovered two significant lithium-rich deposits: Avalon Venture Ltd’s Big Whopper pegmatite near Kenora, Ontario and Houston Lake Mining Inc’s Pakeagama Lake pegmatite in the North Spirit Lake area of Northwestern Ontario. His ability to create genetic and exploration models of lithium-rich, pegmatite deposits was developed during his career at Ontario Geological Survey where he authored and coauthored over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers.