DIRECTORS

James Walker 
President, CEO & Director

James Walker has extensive experience in engineering and project management; particularly within mining engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing, engineering design, infrastructure, safety management, and nuclear engineering.

James’ professional experience includes designing nuclear reactors, submarines, chemical plants, factories, mine processing facilities, infrastructure, automotive machinery, and testing rigs. 

Mr. Walker holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Nuclear Engineering, as well as qualifications in Project Management and Accountancy, and is a Chartered Engineer with the IMechE, registered as a Project Manager Professional with the APM, and registered with APEGA as an Engineer.

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Raul Sanabria
VP of Exploration,
Fluorspar Expert & Director

Mr. Sanabria has over 20 years of international experience as an exploration and mine geologist in a variety of mineral deposits. He started his career working 5 years for MINERSA Group, the largest European Fluorspar Producer. He recently worked as Senior Exploration Manager for Tudor Gold Corp, VP Exploration for Rover Metals Corp., Chief Geologist for Red Eagle Exploration, and VP Exploration of American Creek Resources Ltd., G4G Resources Ltd., and Northern Iron Corp. He was President and CEO of Condor Precious Metals Inc. Currently, he is President of Malabar Gold Corp./Minera La Fortuna SAS focused on small scale gold production and toll milling in Colombia.  

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Michael Changxian Li
Director

Michael Changxian Li has 29 years of experience in trading and investing in iron ore and steel-related raw materials and finished steel products. In the 1990s, Mr. Li devoted himself to bulk commodity trade of iron ore, steel scrap, coal, ferro-alloy, base metals, and non-metallic minerals. And from 2008, Mr.Li started mining investment in Australia, the United States, and Canada.

Mr. Li had ever worked 13 years in Mitsubishi Corporation of its metals division and being a senior manager, he was responsible for trading operations among China, Japan, India, South Korea, the United States, Canada Australia, and Chile.  In July 2004, Mr. Li became independent and established his own company based in Hong Kong to continue international trade of steel-related raw materials and finished steel products.

Mr. Li is currently the co-founder and CEO of OMC Investment Co., Ltd in Hong Kong, and also the co-founder and CEO of Vantage Asia Holdings.

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Karl Marek
Director

Mr. Karl Marek has been involved in the public markets for over 20 years, during which time Karl served in: due diligence, deal sourcing, marketing, and capital raising. Karl began his career in sales at a Vancouver Investor relations company, and in 2007 Karl started his own multi-tiered marketing firm which quickly rose to become an industry leader in their field. Within 2 years, said the company was a buyout target for one of the world’s most influential marketing companies and was sold. For the past 8 years, Karl has started and been running a successful private boutique equity firm that has consistently shown large annual returns. Karl has the been involved in projects ranging from Technology, to BioFuel, to Clean Coal, to Oil and Gas and Mining Exploration

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Paul Sarjeant
Director

Mr. Sarjeant is a professional geologist with mineral exploration and development experience in North and South America and throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe.  Mr. Sarjeant’s career in mineral exploration spans 25 years.  He has extensive experience having served as President & CEO roles for several small-cap exploration and development companies and is currently a director and consultant to a number of private and public mining companies.  He is also the President, CEO, and founder of Doublewood Consulting Inc. that provides technical and management services to the mineral exploration industry.  Mr. Sarjeant holds a BSc (honors) in geological sciences from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and is a member of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario. Mr. Sarjeant is the Qualified Person for Northern Iron Corporation under NI 43-101.

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Bob Li
Director

Mr Li is the Chairman & Managing Director of the Mujim Group, one of Asia's largest fluorspar producers. Mr. Li operates several fluorspar mines in Thailand and Laos, as well as fluorspar trading companies in India, China, and the UAE. Mr Li. is the Board Chairman of Yixin Mining, Bright Biz Mining, Bun Nun Mining, Dihao Investment Co, Everbright Fluorochemicals, L&S International Trading, and Green Efficiency Mining. He has worked as a Representative as Gujarat Fluorochemicals, was the Deputy General Manager in Hengyuan Tech. Chemical Co, and is a Board DIrector in Delong. Mr. Li brings to Ares many years of operational experience in the fluorspar industry, as well as his expertise, and knowledge of fluorspar equipment and processing. 

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