Pierre Gauthier

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gauthier holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa and a M.B.A. from Concordia University. Founder, President and CEO of Dundee Sustainable Technologies Inc. until December 2014. In the last 20 Years he has been involved in raising over $500 million dollars of financing in various projects.

Mark Billings


Mr. Billings has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has been an investment banker, having raised hundreds of millions of dollars for small-cap companies, including several junior mining companies. Mr. Billings also founded and managed companies in the junior resource sector, in addition to being CEO, CFO or a director of a number of publicly traded resource companies in Canada and abroad.

Marc Filion


Dr. Filion holds a PhD (Economic Geology and Geostatic) from Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, U.K. (1973) and a M.B.A from École des Hautes Études Commerciales, Montréal. He has more than thirty five years of experience in the development and management of capital intensive world-class industrial projects in joint venture with international businesspartners.

Bernard Jun HE


Mr. Jun HE is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of operational and investing experience. Mr. Jun HE has successfully completed a number of multijurisdictional joint venture transactions and has effectively conducted business in China, Hong Kong, North America, Africa, and Europe. The foundation of Mr. Jun HE’s businesses are manufacturing and international trade. In 2002, Mr. He began to invest in mineral exploration and mining in West Africa - Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger. Mr. Jun HE controls a gold tailings mine, the Tounte Project located in Burkina Faso. He was also instrumental in assembling a 250 sq km highly prospective gold property in Burkina Faso. Recently Mr. Jun HE has spent a significant amount of time in Niger establishing operations focusing on the exploration of uranium properties. Mr. Jun HE starts to work on Central and South America in the past few years. Mr. He holds an MBA from Universite de Nice Business School in France as well as a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies from IAE Paris. Mr. Jun HE is well connected in the GTA area, he is the member of numbers of China/Canada business associations. He has been elected the 2014 best Asia Pacific Business Award. He also spent lots of time to the local community and charity work. He speaks four languages – English, French, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Rick Whittaker


During his 20 year career in technology investment, Mr. Whittaker has been consistently recognized as a motivational leader, guiding teams of up to 300 people through rapid change. Mr. Whittaker led initiatives in product development, and managed several advanced technology investment programs. He holds several patents on these technologies, which are in production today. Mr. Whittaker has applied his experience in clean technology development and investment to help traditional industries in the energy, mining, manufacturing, transportation, agriculture and forestry sectors become more sustainable. Most recently, Mr. Whittaker was the founding Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Canada’s largest clean technology fund where he helped grow the organization from $100M to over $1B in funds under management, leveraged by an additional $1.9B in private sector capital. Mr. Whittaker attracted over $430M of matching funding from the defence industry as part of their offset and growth strategies. Mr. Whittaker understands the very real challenges of an entrepreneur: in addition to managing a portfolio of over 200 companies, Mr. Whittaker has personally launched, built and transitioned four of his own start-up companies. Mr. Whittaker has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences from the University of Waterloo with an option in Management Science. He has received the Governor General’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Salvador Brouwer


Mr. Brouwer holds a bachelor degree in Science (Geology) from University of Waterloo, Ontario. He worked for Falconbridge for 30 years in Canada and in the Dominican Republic. From 1996 to 1999 when he retired, he was an exploration manager for Latin America. Mr. Brouwer is very knowledgeable about the gelology, mining and processing of nickel laterites in Latin America.

Joseph Lau


Mr. Lau holds a BSc. (Chem) from Concordia University and a MBA from University of Ottawa. Founder and Chairman of Rockhound Limited in Hong Kong. Since his return to Hong Kong in 1994, he has served as Senior Executive position in various industries, including financial services, real estate, telecom and retail jewellery. Mr. Lau is a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Mining Metallurgy & Petroleum. From 2012-2015 he is Dean's Advisory Board member of the Telfer School of management of the University of Ottawa.