Mr. Thomas Brunner is 50 years old, an Austrian citizen and since 2014 his primary focus has been the Chairman & CEO of Swiss private limited company Aurex Biomining AG. (“Aurex”). Aurex is the owner of a 100% interest in Austrian Silbermine Zeiring GmbH, which is the developer of Austrian gold project Pusterwald, and former project operator of the Oberzeiring Polymetallic Project that was purchased by Canadian based Richmond Minerals Inc. on November 5, 2019. Mr. Brunner also operates his own private Austrian energy brokerage (in the areas of electricity & natural gas).

After studying communications engineering and electronics at the Technical University of Steyr, Mr. Brunner started his own company in 1989, at that time one of the Austria’s youngest entrepreneurs at age 19. He has founded and was a partner in various other ventures, working in positions such as manager, managing director and CEO. Over the past 25 years Mr. Brunner has been a strategic investor in several exploration & mining companies in various continents around the world. During his professional career Mr. Brunner has developed fundamental geological and geophysical knowledge and is familiar with the implementation of modern exploration techniques in current exploration programs.