Zahir (Zip) Dhanani Chairman Advisory Board, Manager Of Business Development, and Assistant To The President
Mr. Dhanani has over 20 years’ experience in the Canadian mining industry with extensive background in strategic planning, venture capital, capital structure, capital markets, business development, acquisitions and divestments. He has been active in the private equity arena since 1993, having invested and raised early-round funding in mining (precious and industrial mineral exploration), oil and gas(upstream), and technology (Internet / information, clean) sectors. He has served as an officer, director and financier of a variety of resource and technology companies, with industry experience in industrial minerals and real estate development. Mr. Dhanani has held various senior level executive positions in a number of Public Companies and is currently a Director of Terraco Gold Corp.
Dr. Abo Taheri
Dr. Taheri is currently Managing Partner of Denna Homes, a company formed in 2005 which is presently developing the billion dollar Selynn Village in the Lower Lynn Valley, of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr Taheri brings 35 years of international experience to the Advisory Board. His educational background brought him experience in London, England as well as the United States where he completed his degrees in Environmental Design, Masters of Business Administration and Doctorate of Industrial Management. His work experience also has a broad international base having operated as Chief Executive Officer of 6 international companies. His enduring reputation is acknowledged as one of the top directors in his industry.
Chih (Jeffrey) Yen Zhao
Mr. Zhao resides in Beijing, China, where he is the president of Beijing HRS Investment Consulting Co. Ltd., an investment banking firm, and a member of Globalscope, a leading group of corporate finance and business advisers operating globally to support clients in cross-border transactions.
Mr. Zhao focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financing and joint venture.
Mr. Zhao was formerly managing director of the Yily Group and the vice-president of Asia Finance Co. Ltd. based in Hong Kong, assisting private investment groups to make investments in China. He was also the former general manager (China division) of ACS Partners Inc. of New York, an investment banking firm, focused on mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Havolli has over twenty-five years experience in business and eighteen years as Professor for Orientalism Studies in the University of Pristina, Kosovo. Mr. Havolli is founder and chairman of an Accredited College “Univers” since 2003. He is also CEO and main stock holder of “Balkan Group”, a company which mainly deals with real estate and possesses more than 50 million dollars in assets, thefounder of the company “Magna Food”, and master franchise of international food chain “Goody’s” for the Kosovo market.
Mr. Cavey is a senior consulting geologist with over 40 years of experience, since 1982 he has been the President of OreQuest Consultants, a company providing geological consulting to resource companies, both public and private companies. Mr. Cavey has supervised mineral exploration projects throughout North, South, and Central America as well as Europe and Africa since 1982. He has authored numerous geological reports for Canadian junior resource companies’ prospectus and/or public financing documents.
He is past president of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists and was the recipient of the 2004 C.J. Westerman Memorial Award – BC’s highest recognition award for a professional geoscientist for his outstanding and professional contributions. Mr Cavey was the recipient of the 2010 Canadian Professional Geoscientist Award – the highest recognition award for a professional geoscientist in Canada. In addition, Mr. Cavey has acted as a consultant to both the BC Securities Commission and the TSX Venture Exchange in matters relating to 43-101 mining and mineral exploration disclosure issues from 2001 until present. He is currently a member of the Canadian Securities Administrators Mining Technical Monitoring and Advisory Committee.
Mr. Cavey was VP Exploration for Orko Silver Corp and was directly involved in the discovery of the 265 million ounce La Preciosa silver deposit in Mexico. Orko Silver was acquired by Coeur Mining in April 2013 for $380,000,000.
Dr. Elezaj Zenun
Dr. Zenun is a Professor in Faculty of Geosciences in Mitrovica and is a member of the Geological Society of Kosovo and considered an expert in the Geology of Kosova, Deep Drilling, Engineering Geodynamics and Environmental Geology. Dr. Zenun has worked for the Ministry of Economic Development as the Director of the Mining Department and has been a leading consultant on large scale development projects from 2014 to present. He was also a Board Member of the Independent Commission for Mines and Minerals of Kosovo where he oversaw the creation of a geochemical stream sediment data base of Kosovo with corresponding maps for mineral exploration,and collected and analysed archived geological information on Kosovo under the European Union funded Geochemical Survey.