Michael Smith, Director
Mr. Smith is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded two investment funds, and technology and excavation companies, amongst others. Most recently he was the CFO for a technology company he cofounded in 2012. He has lived in and managed companies within Caricom for more than fifteen years. He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance and Investment. Mr. Smith has been an investor in Mahdia since the company was founded and has participated in subsequent investment rounds.
Adam Szweras, Director
Mr. Adam Szweras is a partner with the law firm Folger, Rubinoff LLP in Toronto, and is Chairman of the Merchant Bank, Foundation Markets Inc. Mr. Szweras has practiced securities law for 20 years focusing on public and private financing transactions, listings and corporate development and growth. He represents public companies seeking listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Toronto Venture Exchange and the Canadian Stock Exchange, and has a particular expertise in structuring cross border transactions. He has represented and assisted in the financing of numerous mineral exploration and development companies, and has previously sat on the board of directors of exploration companies active in South America. Mr. Szweras will work with the rest of the board to to assist the Company restructure, finance and develop a strong corporate governance regime.
Frederick Mraz, Director
Mr. Frederick Mraz is the president of FPM Investments, LLC an investment fund that focuses on the mining of rare earth and precious metals in South America and emerging technologies. He is currently director of an emerging firm that mines and process tantalum for sale in Europe and Asia. He holds patents for processing of food based additives and oil refining for difficult to process feed streams. In addition to FPM Investments, Mr. Mraz represents a large international investment fund. Mr. Mraz's addition to the board of directors will provide the company access to funding sources with a proven track record.
Major General (Retired) Norman McLean, MSc., Director
Mr. McLean held the office of Human Resource Manager for the Omai Gold Mines Limited from the inception and participated in the management group for exploration, site build out and mining operations. These experiences will provide valuable insights to the Company.
Mr. McLean has a Masters Degree in Security Management from the University of Leicester in England and served as the Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, President of the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association, Consultant for Reunion Manganese, Consultant for Sandspring Resources, and the Company Secretary for the Bosai Mineral Group Company.