Mr. Watters has twenty years of experience in the exploration and mining field and is a co-founder of several successful mining enterprises. Mr. Watters has extensive experience with raising capital for start-up and development opportunities. During his career he has been instrumental as part of the team that brought several projects from initial discoveries to full development. Mr. Watters is currently in charge of business development for East Africa Metals Inc. as well as serving as a director of several other public companies. Mr. Watters has been the President of his private investment vehicle, Talisman Venture Partners since 1999.
Mr. Bondarenko is a highly qualified and experienced Seaman including over 10 years as a Senior Officer in a military submarine and 18 years 2nd Officer and/or Chief Officer on various cruise ships and private yachts. Mr. Bondarenko is a hardworking and positive team player with exceptional problem solving skills and experience in leadership roles.
Mr. Hugo currently works with Marrelli Support Services, which provides CFO, accounting, regulatory, compliance and management advisory services to numerous issuers on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange, and other Canadian and U.S. exchanges. Mr. Hugo is a CPA and CMA, and holds a bachelor of commerce with honours, specializing in accounting and cost and management accounting, from Potchefstroom University in South Africa. Mr. Hugo has served as CFO for several TSX Venture Exchange companies. He has over 20 years experience in the mining and manufacturing sectors, with responsibility for accounting, budgeting and financial reporting.
Mr. Ralfs has experience with public companies as a director and through several types of officer positions held with various reporting issuers. Mr. Ralfs often participated on each Company’s audit committee. Mr. Ralfs has a B.Sc. (Geology) (1975) from the University of British Columbia.