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Rudy de Jonge – CEO
Mr. de Jonge is the Founder of American Potash Corp. whose shares trade on the CNSX Exchange in Canada. Mr de Jonge has directed the formation of the company, the IPO and corporate development to the present including negotiating the acquisitions and team building.
Mr. de Jonge has over 20 years experience with publicly trading mining exploration Companies. His experience in investor relations, managing IPOs, financing, corporate development, team building, and project acquisitions is extensive.
Mr. de Jonge has many years experience in project acquisitions and management in international markets. Including the countries of Peru, Indonesia, Tanzania, Brazil and projects in Canada and the United States. Mr de Jonge has been instrumental in the creation and development of many public companies in the past. Companies he has been involved with include:
- Evolving Gold Ltd. Founding Director
- Confederation Minerals Ltd. A Founding Promoter
- Great Quest Metals Ltd. A Director
- Continent Resources Inc. (currently Copper One Inc.) Founding Promoter
John A. Greig, MSc, PGeo – DirectorAt age 70, John has played a key role in a number of successful exploration/development projects since 1969, both in Canada and internationally. He is experienced in the management and financing of public companies. Mr. Greig currently serves as a Director of Blackstone Ventures Inc., a TSX-V listed company and American Potash Corp., a Canadian National Stock Exchange listed company.
Mr. Grieg was a founder of Sutton Resources Ltd. (TSX and NASDAQ), Cumberland Resources Ltd. (TSX and AMEX) and EuroZinc Mining Corp. (TSX and AMEX) He served as a director from 1979 to 1999, and senior officer from 1979 to 1996, of Sutton Resources Ltd. He served as a director from 1979 to 2004, and Chairman from 1993 to 2004, of Cumberland Resources Ltd. He also served as a director from 1999 to 2006, and Chairman from 1999 to 2002, of EuroZinc Mining Corp.
Sutton Resources owned a 100% interest in the major Bulyanhulu gold depost (now a mine) in Tanzania and was taken over in 1999 by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. for $710 million in Agnico shares. EuroZinc Mining Corp. owned 100% of the giant Nerves Corvo copper/zinc mine in Portugal and merged in 2006 with Lundin Mining Corporation. EuroZinc’s market capitalization just prior to the merger was approximately $1.8 billion.
Mr. Greig served from 1985 to 2000 as a director of Winspear Resources Ltd. (TSX-V), which owned 70% of the Snap Lake diamond deposit (now a mine) in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Winspear was taken over by DeBeers for $260 million.
Mr. Greig served from 1990 to 2005 as a director of Dynamic Oil and Gas Inc. (TSX and NASDAQ), which was sold to an income trust for approximately $105 million and from 2005 to 2006 he served as a director of Shellbridge Oil and Gas Inc. (TSX-V) which was sold to True Energy for approximately $60 million in shares of True Energy Trust.
Mr. Greig holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Geology from McGill University, Montreal, and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He has a Professional Geoscientist designation with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. Mr. Greig is also a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.
Lawrence Dick, PhD, PGeo – DirectorDr. Dick is a professional geologist with 35+ years experience in base and precious metals exploration world-wide. He spent over 20 years exploring for copper and gold throughout South America and was credited with major finds at Collahuasi (Chile); Golden Bear (B.C.) and the San Jose silver deposit in Mexico. After a 17 year stint with Chevron Minerals Ltd, where he was Director of Exploration in Latin America, Dr. Dick consulted for SRK and his own consultancy before co-founding General Minerals Corporation (now Sprott Resource Corporation) and then co-founding and acting as President and Chief Executive Officer of Evolving Gold Corporation.
He currently serves as Chief Geologist and Manager of the Resource Group for Baron Global Financial Canada Ltd., a Hong Kong based merchant bank dedicated to the identification, acquisition, exploration and marketing of mining projects worldwide. Dr. Dick also serves on a number of boards, including Timmins Gold Corp., Copper one Inc., United Mining Group Inc. and Confederation Minerals Ltd.
Kenneth R. Holmes, LLB – DirectorMr. Holmes began his legal career in 1982 and spent ten years in a predominantly corporate and securities practice, but which also included a full complement of commercial, real estate, tax technology and intellectual property matters and often had international issues and elements. This resulted in exposure to and an understanding of a broad range of businesses and transactions, including natural resources (mining, oil and gas) companies.
Since 1991, Mr. Holmes has been acting as in-house counsel and senior management of, or consulting to, companies, public and private, involved in businesses ranging from natural resource exploration, franchising, television production and gaming. Mr. Holmes also serves on the board of Confederation Minerals Ltd.
Kent Ausburn, PhD, PGeo – DirectorDr. Ausburn is a senior geologist with over 30 years of experience in the mineral exploration/mining industry, with three years experience as a consulting hydrogeologist, leading to a focus on property acquisition with equity positions in both private and public companies. He has extensive field and management experience in the minerals business in a wide variety of mineral deposits, rock types and geologic terrains.
He has worked and managed exploration programs in several countries including the Western USA, Alaska, Mexico, Colombia, SW Mainland China and Malaysia and has also consulted for several environmental consulting companies in the highly competitive and regulatory-complex Los Angeles-Orange County areas of Southern California. Dr. Ausburn also serves on the board of Confederation Minerals Ltd.