Board of Directors
with the skills and experience required to efficiently identify, assess, acquire, fund and develop high quality mining project opportunities.
Board recently strengthened
to support growth initiatives, including M&A, business development and project execution.
Aligned with shareholders
the board and associates own or represent more than half of issued shares in Fidelity Minerals.
Bahay Ozcakmak - Executive Chairman
Corporate strategy expert with extensive M&A, business development & corporate restructuring experience including CEO and director level roles in the energy and resources sectors. Currently, Bahay is a director of several mining focused companies, including Activated Water Technologies, Consolidated Potash Corporation and Lions Bay Capital Inc., Fidelity Minerals Corp’s largest shareholder.
Ian Graham - CEO & Director
20 years in development and exploration of mineral deposits with Rio Tinto (Chief Geologist), Anglo American (Geologist) & Discovery Harbour (President & CEO), international projects, including Diavik Diamonds (NWT, Canada), Resolution Copper (Arizona, USA), Eagle Nickel (Michigan, USA) and Bunder Diamonds (India).
Anthony Balic - CFO & Director
Anthony has worked with Canadian and US publicly listed resource companies in a range of senior roles during the past 10 years. He is the current CFO of Goldgroup Mining where he was part of the finance team which brought their Mexican mine into commercial production.
Luis F. Zapata - Director
Former Partner and Head of Capital Markets at Seminario SAB and former Head of Latin America Institutional Equity Sales at Canaccord Genuity. Has structured, financed or participated in over C$500M of equity raises. Frequent media commentator on the resources sector in Peru as well as a dual Canadian/Peruvian citizen fluent in English and Spanish, conversational Mandarin.
As Fidelity Minerals embarks on a number of important growth initiatives, in order to provide the board with strategic support, the Company has established an Advisory Board composed of seasoned mining professionals that have spent the majority of their extensive careers building successful mining operations around the world.
The founding members of the Advisory Board consist of Mr. John Byrne, Mr. Leonard (Len) De Melt and Mr. Greg Hall. The Advisory Board will be chaired by Mr. John Byrne.
John Byrne has 40 years of experience in the natural resource industry as a financial analyst, investor and mine developer. He formed Cambrian Mining Plc in 2002 with net assets of £1.4 million and before being acquired in 2008 had net assets of GBP£149 million. John has been Chairman and CEO of numerous successful resource companies, including Western Coal Corp which was capitalised at less than C$1 million when he joined, and was sold for C$3.3billion in 2010. He is afounder of Lions Bay Capital, Fidelity’s largest shareholder.
Len De Melt
Len De Melt is widely recognized within the mining industry. He has been involved with 10 properties which became mines, including Hudbay’s Constancia mine in Peru (Cu), Homestake’sGolden Bear mine (Au), Goldust’s Croiner mine (Au), and BHP’s Ekati mine (diamonds). He hasbeen Chairman of International Norsemont Ventures which subsequently went through a name change and, in 2011 was sold to Hudbay Minerals for US$520 million. Mr. De Melt resigned as director and officer of Norsemont Mining in 2006.
Greg Hall has 30 years experience in advancing international exploration, development, and mining ventures, and all aspects of their structuring and finance. Greg is currently President of Water Street Assets and Director of Prophecy Development. Previously a director of Silvercorp Metals, China’slargest primary silver producer and one of the lowest cost silver producers among its industry peers. Other former appointments include: Director at Haywood Securities; VP at Canaccord Genuity; and Senior VP at Leede Jones Gable.