Mr. Eyton is a corporate director who most recently served as a Member of the Ontario, Canada Senate of Canada from 1990 until his retirement in 2009. Senator Eyton is currently a director of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc., Silver Bear Resources Inc., and Magna International Ltd. He is a well-known businessman in Canada as well as internationally. Mr. Eyton was formerly President and CEO of Brascan (now Brookfield Asset Management Inc) one of Canada's largest companies. He has sat on numerous boards in his career including Barrick Gold (1990-2000), Coca-Cola Enterprises (1998-2007), and Glencore Canada Corporation (1981-2005).
Mr. Anthony Julien has a proven track record as an entrepreneur focusing on growth and innovation. Anthony has previously sold several companies in the IT, media, and distribution space. Mr.Julien is the current President of Ferrometals which develops industrial minerals in Brazil and the United States. Ferrometals is special purpose investment vehicle for the Sentient Group. Ferrometals is a joint venture partner with Cancana on the BMC manganese project in Brazil.
Mr. Willock has over 30 years of experience in both corporate finance and junior mining. He founded and was CEO of Polar Star Mining Corp a junior mining company focused on exploration in Chile. Mr. Willock has Brazilian and Canadian citizenship and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a major in finance from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, and Bachelor of Arts (History) degree from the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Bolitho holds qualifications in both metallurgy and chemistry and has over 30 years of experience in the minerals industry. Over the last 15 years he has held a number of executive management positions in the resource sector including board positions with both producer and exploration companies. Mr. Bolitho has experience in developing feasibility studies and project evaluations. He is currently a fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Dr. Pfaffenberger joined the Company in April 2008 after initiating interest by way of a series of investments in Cancana. Having long standing ownership in Fundamental Resources Corp. and with over 40 years of experience in the TSX Market, Pfaffenberger brings a wealth of knowledge from a mining and exploration point of view. Also President of Saint Jean Carbon, he has a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.