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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Franz Kozich-Koschitzky studied communications in 1969. He spent one year in Cardiff, UK expanding his knowledge in electronics. In 1972, he received his trading business licenses and started a wholesale and retail business in the fashion and textile business.

In early 1991, he started to focus on venture capital business in junior mining companies trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange. Since 2005, he has been serving on the board of Richmond Minerals Inc. as a director, CEO and President. He also has been a board member and consultant for different companies.

Toronto, Ontario

David Ellis has worked in junior mining for over 30 years providing investor relations for Triorigin, Conquest Resources, Canadian Zinc, Southwestern Resources, Kombat Copper, Harte Gold, Cogitore, and Wallbridge Mining. He worked with Harte Gold for eight years and was involved in the financing, development, and construction of the Sugar Zone mine in White River, Ontario. Most recently he worked as a consultant to Aurora Strategies Group advising on the takeover of Noront by Wyloo Metals.

Pissouri, Cyprus

Peter Lukesch has been an investor and advisor for more than forty years in various industries, predominately raw materials as well as online education and other sustainable industries. He has served on the boards of privately and publicly owned companies in Canada, the United States and Europe. Mr. Lukesch holds a doctorate in business and economic sciences from the Economic University in Vienna, Austria.

Chief Financial Officer
Toronto, Ontario.

Philip Chong is a business entrepreneur with more than 33 years of international business experience in various industries, including financial investment, property development, manufacturing, clean energy, internet, life science, and the food industry. He spent the first 10 years of his career in the banking industry in both Hong Kong and Toronto with responsibilities in project finance, corporate finance, trade finance, M&A, and investment banking. He has served on several public and private company boards.


Thomas Unterweissacher is the founder and CEO of GEO Unterweissacher GmbH, a European consultant geology firm. He has provided geological and mineral exploration services to a number of private and listed entities for 10 years+. Thomas is an exploration professional with significant experience in lithium, base, and precious metals. During his career, he intensively worked on vein-type gold, magnesite, and copper mineralization systems within the Eastern Alps of Europe, and is one the leading historical mining experts in Austria. He holds a doctorate in Applied Geosciences from Montanuniversität Leoben and is registered as European Geologist (EurGeol).