David Boehm David Boehm, a chartered accountant, is an investor and advisor to companies regarding the Asian and North American capital markets. He has been the Chairman of Wolmar Investments Ltd., a private investment company, since November 2001. Mr. Boehm previously was a senior partner of Grant Thornton in Hong Kong, and a director of Ivanhoe Capital Pte Ltd., a private company based in Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Chairman of Audit Committee Terry Krepiakevich, was the Interim CEO of the Kaizen's predecessor, Concordia Resource Corp. from March 2013 until the Plan of Arrangement that created Kaizen in December 2013. Mr. Krepiakevich was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of SouthGobi Resources Ltd., a TSX and Hong Kong publicly-listed mining company. Previously, Mr. Krepiakevich was Chief Financial Officer for Extreme CCTV Inc., a publicly traded company on the TSX involved in manufacturing high tech surveillance equipment, and Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Maynards Industries Ltd., a private firm specializing in retailing, auctioneering, liquidating, and mergers and acquisition services. Prior to his position with Maynards, Mr. Krepiakevich was a senior officer in a number of private and public issuers. He is a Canadian qualified Chartered Professional Accountant and was employed with the international accounting firm Peat Marwick Thorne (KPMG), where he worked with a number of companies in mining and related industries. Mr. Krepiakevich also serves as Director at Alexco Resource Corporation. In addition to acting as Chairman of the Kaizen's Audit Committee, Mr. Krepiakevich also is a member of the Compensation Committee.
Interim Chairman Eric Finlayson is President of High Power Exploration (HPX), an affiliate of Kaizen's majority shareholder, HPX TechCo Inc. HPX is a private, metals-focused exploration company deploying proprietary geophysical technologies to rapidly evaluate buried mineral targets. Prior to joining HPX in 2013, Mr. Finlayson spent 24 years with Rio Tinto, including five years as Rio's Global Head of Exploration. He was Interim CEO for Kaizen Discovery from March 2016 until January 2017 and appointed to Kaizen's Audit Committee in February 2019.
Director Jay Chmelauskas has 25 years of international experience in project financing, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and mining project development. As a seasoned senior executive, Mr. Chmelauskas is serving as the President and CEO of Camino Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Chmelauskas was the CEO of Western Lithium (now Lithium Americas Corp.) He has a Geological Engineering Degree from the University of British Columbia, and an MBA from Queens University.
Director Ricardo Labó is a mineral economist with over 20 years of industry experience in Peru, Latin America, and Africa. Mr. Labó has extensive experience and knowledge about the Peruvian mining industry from both the public and private sectors. Mr. Labó has held several high-level positions in the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru, including Vice Minister of Mines, Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Mines as well as Director of Mining Promotion and Development.
Director Blake Steele is an experienced metals and mining industry executive with extensive knowledge across public companies and capital markets. Mr. Steele is currently President and CEO of Azarga Uranium Corp., also serves as a non-executive director of Gold Mountain Mining Corp. and Azarga Metals Corp. Mr. Steele is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator in Canada.