Edward Rochette - Director
Edward is an internationally known negotiator and transaction specialist with over 30 years of acquisition experience in international business, land management and natural resource transactions. He is currently serving as the CEO of East Asia Minerals Corporation (TSX) which has major exploration projects in Indonesia and Mongolia, and is assisting the efforts of Forbes & Manhattan (a Toronto based Investment Bank) as their country manager in Mongolia. Previously Edward was the Executive Senior Vice-President, of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., a publicly traded copper and gold mining company with its head office in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, where he was on an international posting, from1991 to January 2006. At Ivanhoe, he was the person responsible for negotiating, acquiring and managing the exploration and mining rights in almost all 12 of the countries in Asia, all of North and South America, and various countries in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as establishing the on-shore and offshore corporate entities, conducting the negotiations and joint ventures and the closing of various transactional agreements with the highest levels of government in each of these countries. This includes the negotiation of the Monywa joint venture agreement with the Government of Myanmar in 1994, and the acquisition of the world class Oyu Tolgoi copper project in Mongolia from BHP for $5million which is now worth $30 billion. Mr. Rochette is a resident of Mongolia.
Chandra Reddy - Director
Mr. Chandra Reddy is the Managing Director of Beyond Advisory and a former partner in the law firm Rotstein Lockwood Reddy. Beyond Advisory enables businesses in the Asia Pacific region and Indian sub-continent to identify and capture commercial opportunities which lie beyond their borders. The core focus of the company is organizing project teams that deliver financial and strategic advice on green field, expansion and diversification projects to a cross section of businesses and organizations. As a founder of Beyond Advisory, Mr. Reddy has comprised a team of various high caliber business identities who have expertise in media, retail, telecommunications, technology, entertainment and law and who have achieved commercial success in India, China, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Australia. Mr. Reddy has previously occupied numerous senior legal positions including: Acting Group General Counsel for Allianz Australia Ltd, Head of Legal & Compliance for the Business Insurance division of GIO General Ltd and Compliance Counsel for Telstra. Mr. Reddy is a resident of Australia.
Dr. Saliba Sassine - Director
Dr. Sassine is an experienced director and company executive. He is Chairman of S&A Capital Pty Ltd (a predecessor of BlueMount Capital), a boutique investment and origination group specializing in resources, energy and renewables. S&A Capital has now transformed into a Commodities Broking and Facilitation House, focusing on thermal coal, coking coal, iron ore and other steel commodity inputs.
Dr. Sassine has held Chairman or CEO-level positions in a number of listed and privately held companies and has directed and advised on start-up and early stage enterprises at pre- and post-IPO. He has also worked as a senior ministerial adviser to the West Australian government on state and national advisory boards and committees. He is a Senior Associate Member of the Securities Institute of Australia. He is Chairman of the Perth Theatre Trust, Chairman of the POWA Institute, and Chairman of the board of the WA Academy of Performing Arts. He holds a PhD and Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours. Mr. Sassine is a resident of Australia.
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