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The Board of Directors of Global Atomic Corporation (“Global Atomic”) is comprised of seven directors, four of whom are independent within the meaning of National Instrument 52-110 which sets out the standard for director independence.

Stephen G. Roman
Chairman, President and CEO
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Stephen G. Roman is the founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Global Atomic Corporation, and was previously the President & CEO of TSX listed Harte Gold Corp.  Mr. Roman has successfully identified, financed, developed, and brought into commercial production many mining and oil and gas projects in the past 40 years and notably he was the founder, Co-Chairman and Director of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd., that was acquired by Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 Billion in 2008.

Previously he was a Policy Advisor to the Minister of National Defence, Canada, and he also spearheaded the privatization of two major petrochemical companies in Central Europe, as well as working with Denison Mines, Gabriel Resources, Belo Sun Mining, Exall Energy, Silvermet and Polar Star Mining among others.  Mr. Roman was awarded the honour of “Prospector of the Year” for 2016 and received the “Bill Dennis Award” from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in March, 2016.

George Flach
Vice Chairman, VP Exploration
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George Flach is an Hons. BSc Graduate Geologist from University of Waterloo and a Canadian P. Geo with over 30 years experience.  George has been instrumental and or the principal geologist in the discovery of six major gold mines to date each made up of numerous individual deposits for total ounce count in the range of 35 million ounces.  These in order of discovery are Bogosu (5moz) and Tarkwa (25moz) as well as Hwini-Butre/Benso (2moz) all in Ghana, as well as the Goulagou deposit (2moz) in Burkina Faso.  Recently, George has been key to the discovery and development of the Sugar Zone deposits for Harte Gold in Canada that are in the range of 2 million ounces.

Concurrently, George has been Vice President of Exploration for Global Atomic over the last 13 years and along with his team is responsible for the discovery of the Dasa Uranium deposit as well as the others for Global in Niger that total over 300 million pounds of U3O8.

 

Paul Cronin
Non-executive Director
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Paul Cronin is a co-founder and Director of Adriatic Metals, and is Managing Director of ASX listed Black Dragon Gold Corp, in addition to being a Director of Global Atomic Corporation. Paul has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking, funds management, and commodity trading, with a strong European mining focus. Paul was Vice President of RMB Resources, the highly successful resource investment arm of First Rand Bank, and has a B. Com and MBA from the Queensland University of Technology.

Richard Faucher
Non-executive Director
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Richard Faucher is a retired Professional Engineer trained in metallurgical engineering. Mr. Faucher has had extensive experience in the management of large-scale mining and metallurgical projects including serving as Vice-President, Brunswick Mining & Smelting, for Noranda Inc; COO of Princeton Mining where the Huckleberry project in BC was built on time and budget and, President and General Manager of Falconbridge Dominicana.

Derek Rance
Non-executive Director
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Derek Rance is a Professional Engineer and principal of Behre Dolbear & Company Inc. a global mining industry consultancy. Previous experience includes acting as President and COO of Iron Ore Company of Canada, Mine Manager at the Dickenson Mine, Red Lake, Ontario, President and CEO of the Cape Breton Development Corporation and serving on the board of directors of several public companies.

Asier Zarraonandia Ayo
Non-executive Director
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Asier Zarraonandia is the CEO of Befesa Zinc S.A.U. a world leader in electric arc furnace dust recycling since 2006. He was formerly was a senior manager, auditor and consultant, with Arthur Andersen specializing in merger and acquisitions in the industrial sector. In 2001 Mr Zarraonandia joined the Befesa – Abengoa Group as CFO of Befesa Aluminium and later was Financial Controller of Abengoa Group. Mr. Zarraonandia graduated in 1990 with a degree in Economics from Basque Country University.

Trace Arlaud
Non-executive Director
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Trace Arlaud, M.Eng, is an expert in mining, geology, geotechnical engineering, mining engineering and project management with 27 years of industry experience.   She has reported and presented her work to corporate and private Boards in Australia, Russia, Canada, Europe, Kazakhstan, China, Africa and the United States.

Currently CEO of underground mining specialist, IMB Inc., she previously held lead engineering roles with several engineering and project implementation consultants including JDS Energy and Mining Inc., Hatch Associates Inc. and McIntosh Engineering (Stantec).  Prior to that she was Chief Engineer at PT Freeport in Indonesia, and held engineering roles at WMC Resources Ltd. and Normandy Ltd. both of Australia.  Educated in Victoria, Australia, Ms. Arlaud has a Masters of Mining Engineering from the University of Ballarat and an Honours BSc from La Trobe University.