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Position: Chairman of the Board
Mr. Gueneau, a French national, is a trained Engineer who started his career in the French group Alstom and then turned Entrepreneur, Investment Banker and Private Equity Investor. He has over 20 years of track-record in the Energy Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa and serves on the board of multiple companies.
He started his career in the French power group Alstom before becoming a successful Entrepreneur in the oil services industry, subsequently serving as a Senior Adviser and Managing Director in Renaissance Capital, before founding a private equity group in Mauritius. He was a party or advised on multiple private equity transactions in Africa, as well as bids related to privatizations and leveraged buyouts. He served on the Board of the French-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce for 5 years and as Economic Advisor to the French Ministry of Finance & Industry for 3 years ("CCE" Nigeria Section, by appointment of the French Prime Minister). He is an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, and a registered professional of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.
Position: Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Reford is a veteran energy industry and corporate finance professional with considerable experience in the renewable energy space. In August 2016, Mr. Reford was asked to serve as acting CEO of the Company. Since August 2014, Mr. Reford has also served as a Partner with Solar Ship Inc., a private aviation development company pioneering solar electric flight. Previously, Mr. Reford served as Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Power Inc., a renewable energy developer that listed on the TSXV in 2008 that was ultimately acquired by a US strategic buyer in 2010.
In 2006-2007, Mr. Reford served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MGI Securities Inc., a full-service Canadian brokerage firm. From 1998 to 2005, he served as Managing Director with J.P. Morgan Securities in New York and Toronto, and before that he worked as an investment banker with Salomon Smith Barney and Richardson Greenshields. Prior to his investment banking career, from 1988 to 1993, Mr. Reford worked as a corporate development executive for Total SA, the French energy multinational. In addition to his corporate executive roles, Mr. Reford has considerable governance experience, having served on the Board of Directors of Gazit America Inc. (TSX: GAA, acquired by a strategic investor in 2012). At the community level, Mr. Reford currently serves as President of the North Rosedale Residents' Association. Mr. Reford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Position: Independent Director
Mr. Bennett is a private investor and advisor to a number of companies. He recently participated as a principal investor, director and executive in the successful leveraged buyout and subsequent sale of a Canadian food ingredient manufacturing company. Mr. Bennett's career includes six years in the renewable energy industry - first as a Vice President and Director of Helios Energy Inc., a developer of large-scale solar energy projects, and then as a consultant to Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure on its acquisition of the Grand Renewable Solar Project. Prior to his involvement in renewable energy, Mr. Bennett was Vice President of Investment Banking at Cormark Securities Inc., one of Canada's leading independent investment dealers. In this role, Mr. Bennett was involved in public and private equity transactions, structuring corporate and project debt offerings and negotiating mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Bennett holds an Honours Business Administration (HBA) degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He also holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a CFA charterholder.
Position: Independent Director
Ms. Zaradic has 30 years of experience in both corporate, project and business development. As Manager of Infrastructure Development for Canico Resource Corp. in relation to the Onca Puma nickel laterite project in Brazil, she led the development of all major road and power infrastructure prior to a successful corporate take-over by Vale (previously CVRD). Ms. Zaradic held the position of VP Operations and Development for Magma Energy Corp. ("Magma"). Additionally Ms. Zaradic led the Magma based team through both a financial and technical due diligence of Plutonic Power ("Plutonic"), resulting in the successful merger of Magma and Plutonic to form Alterra Power Corp. As President and CEO of Troon Ventures Ltd. ("Troon"), Ms. Zaradic led the company through a successful merger/RTO with Grenville Strategic Royalty Corp. ("Grenville"); a new business model in the royalty finance sector. Following the successful merger of Troon and Grenville, Ms. Zaradic went on to the role of President and CEO of Northair Silver where she successfully completed a merger with Kootenay Silver ("Kootenay"). She now resides on the board of Kootenay and serves as Technical Advisor to Northleaf Capital in relation to their geothermal investments in Ormat Technologies.
Position: Independent Director
Mr. Mathonnet is a French national who serves as the Director of the Family office division at Kappafrik Group, a private equity firm based in Mauritius that focuses on Energy and Infrastructure investments in African markets. He started his career in Gabon in charge of internal auditing and cost optimization for a multinational company in the hospitality sector and held management positions in the industry across sub-Sahara African countries. Mr. Mathonnet managed the corporate relations with global Mining, Education, and Oil companies, supervised multiple profit centers and directly managed 400+ employees. Mr. Mathonnet lived across the African and European continents and has undertaken various African investments in real estate, tourism, digital marketing and micro-finance as an angel investor.
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Cepeliauskas is a CPA, CGA professional accountant with more than 20 years of financial accounting and treasury experience in the mineral exploration and mining industry. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer of EMX Royalty Corp., Reservoir Capital Corp., and Pan Global Resources Corporation. Ms. Cepeliauskas received her Corporate Director designation (ICD.D) from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2015 having completed the comprehensive Directors Education Program. She is a long-time volunteer of Fraserside Community Services Society, an organization committed to helping people overcome challenges.
Position: Corporate Secretary
Since 1994, Ms. Casswell has served as Corporate Secretary of several public companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Ms. Casswell has played an important role in the growth of these companies, including Reservoir Capital Corp. where she has served since 2006. Kim is familiar with regulations governing public companies in several jurisdictions.
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