Dev Randhawa, MBA
Chairman & CEO
Dev Randhawa is an experienced CEO with a strong track record of growing resource, mining exploration and energy companies. Northern Miner Magazine named him ‘Mining Person of the Year 2013’ and Finance Monthly awarded him with their ‘Deal Maker of the Year 2013’ award. Currently he is the CEO of Fission Uranium and Fission 3.0 Corp.
Mr. Randhawa founded Strathmore Minerals Corp. in 1996 and remained CEO until September 2008. In 2007, Dev Randhawa spun Fission Energy Corp. out of Strathmore to focus on uranium exploration in Saskatchewan. He remained as CEO and Chairman until the company sold its Waterbury Lake discovery and a large selection of its assets to Denison Mines in 2013. Fission Uranium Corp. was spun out with the remaining Fission Energy assets as part of the agreement with Denison.
In 2011 Fission Energy was named a TSX Venture 50(r) Company. “The TSX Venture 50(r) are the top 10 companies listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, in each of the five major industry sectors – mining, oil & gas, technology & life sciences, diversified industries and clean technology – based on a ranking formula with equal weighting given to return on investment, market cap growth, trading volume and analyst coverage. All data was as of December 31, 2010.”
Dev Randhawa received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with honours from Trinity Western College of Langley, British Columbia in 1983 and received his Master in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia in 1985.
Ross McElroy, P. Geol.
President / COO and Chief Geologist
Ross McElroy is a professional geologist with nearly 30 years of experience in the mining industry. He is the winner of the PDAC 2014 Bill Dennis award for exploration success and the Northern Miner ‘Mining Person of the Year 2013’. He has comprehensive experience with working and managing many types of mineral projects from grass roots exploration to feasibility and production.
Mr. McElroy has held positions with both major and junior mining companies, which include BHP Billiton, Cogema Canada (now AREVA), and Cameco. He was a member of the early stage discovery team of the MacArthur River uranium deposit.
Mr. McElroy was part of the hugely successful Fission Energy Corp. team as President, COO and Chief Geologist. He headed up the technical team that made the discovery at Waterbury Lake, SK and Fission Uranium Corp.’s PLS discovery. Mr. McElroy received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, with a Specialization in Geology from the University of Alberta in 1987 and is a registered professional geologist in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nunavut/Northwest Territories.
The technical information in this website has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in National Instrument 43- 101 and reviewed on behalf of the company by Ross McElroy, P.Geol. President and COO for Fission Uranium Corp., a Qualified Person.
William V. Marsh
Mr. Marsh previously worked on domestic and international drilling programs for Chevron for 15 years both in Canada and Internationally. Mr. Marsh was a former director of Pacific Asia China Energy until its sale to Green Dragon Gas wholly owned subsidiary, Greka China Ltd, for 35.18 million in 2008. He was also a former director of Predator Capital Corp. and Wolf Capital Corp. and is currently on the Board of Ballyliffin Capital Corp. Mr. Marsh has also provided consulting services to a number of resource exploration and production companies, both public and private, operating in Canada and internationally.
Frank Estergaard, CA
Mr. Estergaard is a professional Chartered Accountant who retired as a Partner with KPMG in 2001. His career with KPMG spanned 38 years, providing audit, taxation and business advice to clients in Vancouver, Vernon, Ottawa and Kelowna. He served a wide variety of corporations in the forestry, mining, real estate and land development, high technology, manufacturing, wholesale and retail industries. These companies ranged from start-ups to mature enterprises with both domestic and world-wide operations. In addition, he served on the Management Committee and Partnership Board of KPMG.
Following his retirement from KPMG, Mr. Estergaard has served as a Director and Chairman of the audit committee for QHR Technologies Inc. (TSX-V), CFO for Metalex Ventures Ltd. (TSX-V) and CFO and/or Director for several private entities, including Okanagan Capital Fund (VCC) Inc., Rackforce Networks Inc., Wear Air Oxygen Inc. and Wear Air Industrial Inc.
Anthony Milewski, J.D., M.A.
Mr. Milewski is an expert on uranium industry supply and demand dynamics, has considerable experience in paper and physical uranium trading and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences. He has also managed numerous mining investments at various stages of development, including exploration, development and production and has served as a director of both public and private companies.
Prior to founding Black Vulcan Resources, Mr. Milewski worked at Firebird Management, a specialist emerging market fund, where he focused on natural resource investments in Africa, Central Asia and the Former Soviet Union.
Mr. Milewski holds a B.A. in Russian history from Brigham Young University, an M.A. in Russian and Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington, and a J.D. from the University of Washington. He holds an LLM in Corporate Finance from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Raffi is a corporate finance and marketing advisor to global uranium mining companies. He was previously Vice-President, Investment Banking at Dundee Securities, where he was responsible for the firm's uranium mining practice. Raffi began his professional career at AREVA SA, the world's leading nuclear fuel cycle company, at the company's headquarters in Paris, France. His first responsibilities there involved evaluating growth opportunities for the company's reprocessing/recycling business. He subsequently joined Areva's Uranium Mining Business unit, working to identify, evaluate and implement merger and acquisition opportunities and associated marketing strategies. Mr. Babikian has a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University, a MSc. from MIT, and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris.
Mr. Chang has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry and is a sought after expert in uranium markets among the main stream media. He most recently served as the Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining at a global investment bank where he provided research coverage in uranium, precious metals, base metals and lithium. He was recognized by Bloomberg as the Best Precious Metals Analyst in Q1 2016. Mr. Chang is frequently quoted and a regular guest of several media outlets including: Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC, and the Wall Street Journal. Mr. Chang has previously served as a Director of Research and Portfolio Manager at a Canadian investment firm that managed $3 billion in assets. He was also on a five-person multi-strategy hedge fund team where he specialized in equity and derivative investments. Mr. Chang completed his MBA at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
Mr. Deshao Chen
Mr. Chen has 22 years working experience in the financial field. Mr. Chen started his professional career at the goods and materials trade center of Anhui Materials Group Corporation in 1996. Mr. Chen now serves as the Executive Director and CFO of CGN Mining. The principal business of CGN Mining at present is the development and trading of natural uranium resources for use by nuclear energy companies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Chen used to be the general manager of the Financial Department of CGNPC-URC, the head of budget section of CGNPC's Financial Department and business group director of Ling Ao Nuclear Power Corporation. Mr. Chen holds a B.E. from Anhui University of Finance and Economics and a Master of Accounting from Xiamen University.
Shiming is the director in charge of overseas M&A for CGN Mining. He started his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor in the energy group. His clients included energy giants such as China Coal, China Datang Corporation and China Huaneng Power International Inc. He subsequently joined CGN Uranium Resources Co., Ltd., the mother company of CGN Mining in 2010. His role was to secure the nuclear fuel supply for CGN's growing nuclear fleet. He has procured more than 80 million pounds of natural uranium concentrates from Cameco, Areva, Paladin, Kazatomprom, Nukem and others. During this time he accumulated a wealth of experience in natural uranium concentrate trading. Mr. Ma holds a Bachelor of Economics and a MEcons. from Renmin University of China.