Joachim Bayah, ing.
Joachim Bayah is a mining engineer who has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry working in exploration and mining projects management. Mr. Bayah has hands-on mining operations experience in mining, metallurgy and process engineering as well as in the conduct of environmental and social impact studies and their implementation. Mr. Bayah is a graduate of Camborne School of Mines and Queen's University. He has worked on mining projects in Canada, several countries in Africa and the Guiana Shield of South America. He also brings experience from project positions promoting mining projects in Guyana, and as a consultant to the Work Bank/IFC group dealing with technology, environment and stakeholder issues.
Carlos H. Bertoni, P.Geo.
Carlos H. Bertoni graduated as a geologist in Brazil and obtained his M.Sc. degree in mineral exploration at Queen´s University in Canada. His professional experience spans over 40 years with diverse groups such as Cominco, Rio Tinto, Golden Star Resources, SNC Lavalin, Minières du Nord and Reunion Gold exploring and developing mineral projects in a variety of geological environments in Canada, South America and Africa. At Golden Star, Mr. Bertoni managed the exploration of all its key projects in the Guiana Shield, including Omai, Rosebel, Paul Isnard (Montagne d´Or), Yaou, Dorlin and Dachine (diamonds). Mr. Bertoni also participated at the development of the Tulawaka gold mine in Tanzania as the CEO of MDN. Mr. Bertoni is a consultant to Reunion Gold and Vice-President Exploration of Highland Copper. He is also a Professional Geoscientist under the Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, Canada, a Qualified Professional with the Brazilian Commission of Resources and Reserves, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists.
Dominique Fournier (EurGeol)
Advisor, French Guiana
Dominique Fournier holds a doctorate degree in applied geology from Paris University and is a member of the European Federation of Geologists (EurGeol). Mr. Fournier brings more than 30 years of experience in the minerals industry in operational and managerial capacities. He has worked for major and mid-tier mining companies, such as Asarco and Alamos Gold as exploration manager and as vice president exploration for junior mining companies. His work experience covers a variety of countries and geological environments including Canada, Mexico, French Guiana, Mongolia, West and East Africa and Turkey. He was involved in the discovery or expansion of five gold deposits in French Guiana and Turkey.
Mr. John Wakeford, has served as advisor and strategic technical consultant to the exploration team of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. since 2012, after retiring as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Sabina’s Back River project in 2009 and in the subsequent discoveries increasing the Back River resources from 2 to 7 million ounces. Mr. Wakeford has 40 years in worldwide exploration with extensive experience in Archean greenstone deposits, including the Hemlo and Timmins gold camps. On the creation of Hemlo Gold Mines, he led Hemlo's international gold exploration activities. Following the merger of Hemlo with Battle Mountain, he eventually became responsible for Battle Mountain's exploration efforts. He also served as the VP Exploration at Miramar Mining Corp. from 2003 to 2007 during which time his experience and knowledge of Archean greenstone belts enabled it to grow the Hope Bay project resource to over 10 million ounces of gold. He also spent 14 years with Noranda, where, among other things, he played a key role in the discovery and evaluation of the Holloway gold deposit located in the Abitibi greenstone belt.