Walter Henry – Chairman of the Board
Walter is currently President of Frontline Gold Corporation, holds a BA in Political Science/Economics, and has several years experience in the finance and mining industries. He served with CIBC, BNP Paribas, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers where he managed portfolios and arranged project financing totaling over $1 billion. He has since held executive positions with Royal Nickel Corporation, Tiberon Minerals, and Alturas Minerals.
Eric Owens – President and CEO, Director
Dr. Owens co-founded Alexandria Minerals and helped guide the company to its present status as one of the principal explorers in Val d’Or, Quebec. With 27 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry in North America, Mexico and Central America, he previously held positions with Newmont Mining, BHP Minerals, Phelps Dodge, and Echo Bay. His accomplishments include the discovery holes at the El Zapote silver deposit in El Salvador, definition drilling of the American Girl and Madre-Padre gold mines in California, and at the Brookbank gold project in northern Ontario.
Robert Geis – Director
Upon finishing his graduate studies at Loyola University in Chicago, Mr. Geis went to Wall Street where he worked for money management company Tweedy, Browne and Knapp from 1977-1980. From 1980-1994, he was a Managing ‘Trader of the Dean Witter InterCapital mutual fund company which had $28 billion in AUM and whose trading staff numbered five senior traders and two junior traders. He served as a consultant to President Reagan’s Gold Commission, chaired by Treasury Secretary Donald Regan, and the National Economic Commission chaired by Treasury Secretary James Baker, III. Mr. Geis has served as a research analyst for Aletheia since 1997.
Gary O’Connor – Director
Gary O’Connor is currently the Vice President, Exploration of Dundee Resources Limited where he has been responsible for the technical due diligence of resource projects. During his 30 years’ global experience in the mineral exploration industry he has been instrumental with the discovery, growth, and development of several large gold and base metal deposits in Romania, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia, while employed by Gabriel Resources, European Goldfields, Freeport-McMoRan, BP Minerals and Amax Minerals. Gary graduated from the University of Auckland in 1982 with a degree in geology, geophysics and environmental studies, and is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Fellow of the Society of Economic Geology.
Priya Patil – Director
Ms. Patil brings to Alexandria over 20 years senior executive experience in the financial services industry as an investment banker and finance attorney. She was most recently Head of Diversified Industries responsible for business development at the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. In this role, she primarily advised corporate boards and management teams as well as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and private equity funds on IPO strategies for their investee companies. Her investment banking experience prior to the TMX Group includes Managing Director and founding partner at PI Financial Corp. relating to their expansion into Eastern Canada and as the Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Limited.
Peter Gundy – Director
Mr. Gundy began his career as a Mergers and Acquisitions lawyer in Montreal. He subsequently co-founded Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (now PotashCorp), where he served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He went on to become Vice President, Corporate Finance, at Dominion Securities, before founding Neo Material Technologies Inc., a high-tech magnet manufacturing company in China and Southeast Asia, which was subsequently acquired by Molycorp for $1.3 billion. Mr. Gundy has also served on the boards of a number of junior and mid-tier mining-related companies.