Robert R. McEwen - Non-Executive Chairman, Director
Mr. McEwen has been associated with the mining industry for 30 years.
His career began in the investment industry, then in 1990 he entered the mining sector.
As founder, Chairman and CEO of Goldcorp Inc., Mr. McEwen took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $10 billion. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of McEwen Mining Inc., which he created by combining US Gold Corporation and Minera Andes Inc.
Mr. McEwen is the largest shareholder of McEwen Mining and of Lexam VG Gold, companies exploring for gold, silver, copper, in Canada, USA, Mexico and Argentina.
He holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada and an MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mr. McEwen is the recipient of awards such as
the PDAC Developer of the Year Award (2001),
the Ernst & Young’s Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year - Energy Award (2002),
the Northern Miners’ Mining Man of the Year Award (2003),
Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from York University (2005),
the Most Innovative CEO by Canadian Business Magazine Award (2006),
the Order of Canada Award (2007),
the Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Award (2013)
and the Weizmann Canada's Leading Man Award (2014).
Richard W. Brissenden - Director
Mr. Brissenden is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Ontario) and a graduate from the Director’s Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors with an ICD.D designation, with more than 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration sector.
Mr. Brissenden became a director of Banro Corporation in 2013 and Chairman in May 2014. He also serves as a director for McEwen Mining Inc. (since January 2012). He has previously served as a board member and executive of numerous companies in the mining and mineral exploration sector.
John Drake - Director
Mr. Drake is the President and co-founder of Drake Goodwin Corporation, an investment firm with interests in financial services, real estate development and manufacturing.
Mr. Drake is the Chairman of Critical Outcome Technologies Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed company. Mr. Drake was appointed an Honorary Colonel of the 1st Hussars of the Royal Canadian Armored Corps. in 1999 (retired in 2011).
Mr. Drake obtained his BA and LL.B degrees from the University of Western Ontario and he is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Robin Dunbar - Director
Mr. Dunbar is a director and President and CEO of Mustang Minerals Corp. which is developing a nickel deposit in Manitoba, Canada (TSXV: MUM).
Mr. Dunbar is the former Chief Financial Officer and director of Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX: AQA). Mr. Dunbar holds an M.B.A. from Dalhousie University.
Mr. Dunbar holds a M.B.A. from Dalhousie University.
Hugh C. Squair - Director
Dr Hugh Squair (PhD, PEng) is a graduate of the Universities of Saskatchewan with a BA in geology, and London, UK, with a PhD in mining geology.
He has over 35 years of field, managerial and exploration consulting experience in the search for precious and base metals within North America and abroad.
Dr. Squair has held senior exploration positions with Falconbridge Ltd., Selection Trust Group, Newmont Exploration of Canada, and has worked as a consultant to Kennecott Canada and Watts Griffis & McOuat Ltd. of Toronto.
He currently serves on the boards of the following companies: Goldrea Resources Corp., Plato Gold Corp. and Rome Resources Ltd.
John Tait - Director
Mr. Tait is a consultant to the resource sector.
He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Superior Copper Corporation (TSXV: SPC) and White Pine Resources Inc. and he served as Chief Operating Officer of VG Gold Corp., as President and director of Southern Star Resources Inc. (TSXV: SSR), which merged with Exall Resources to form Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX: GEA) and as director of Merc International Minerals Inc. (TSXV: MRK). Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. was purchased by Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 billion in 2008. Mr. Tait has over 20 years of experience in the mining exploration business.
Robert E. Van Tassell - Director
Mr. Robert Van Tassell is a retired geologist and corporate director. Mr. Van Tassell currently sits on the board of Plato Gold Corp., a junior mineral exploration company.