Directors & Management
Mr. Gilman, a mining engineer, has more than 30 years of experience as a deal maker in the metals and mining sector. He was a founder of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ("CIBC") Global Mining Team in Toronto in 1988. He subsequently led the team's efforts out of Australia and Hong Kong. During his time with CIBC, Mr. Gilman was responsible for some of the largest equity capital markets financings in Canadian mining history. He served as advisor to the largest mining companies in the world including BHP, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, Noranda, Falconbridge, Meridian Gold, China Minmetals, Jinchuan and Zijin.
From 2011, Mr. Gilman led CEF Holdings Ltd., a global mining investment company, owned 50% by CIBC and 50% by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd. Warren serves as a director for Niobec Ltd. (niobium in Quebec) and NexGen Energy Ltd. (uranium in Saskatchewan).
Mr. Gilman obtained his B.Sc. in Mining Engineering at Queen's University and his MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University. He is Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Western University and a member of the Dean's Advisory board of Laurentian University.
Position: CEO and Director
Mr. Granger is Managing Director of Xela Group Ltd., a consulting firm to the junior metals & mining sector. From 2010-16, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Barisan Gold Corp., the predecessor company to Lithion Energy Corp. Alex has fifteen years of experience in the investment banking and capital market industry covering the metals and mining sector. Ten of those years were spent in the Asia Pacific region with CIBC covering companies based in East Asia and Australia. Mr. Granger holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.
|John F. Anderson|
Position: Independent Director
Mr. Anderson is a partner practicing corporate and securities law with a focus on public M&A, and a general corporate practice that also involves private M&A, joint ventures, corporate finance/securities and corporate governance. John is a former member of the firm's national Partnership Board and former head of the Vancouver office's Corporate/Securities Group. John's primary expertise is in the mining, forestry and technology sectors. He has worked on many of the most significant BC-based transactions over the past 20 years, including such milestone transactions as the sale of MacMillan Bloedel to Weyerhaeuser, the sale of Westcoast Energy to Duke Energy and the sale of Terasen to Kinder Morgan. Through his significant prior involvement with mining issuers, Mr. Anderson has experience with reviewing financial statements and related management discussion and analysis, and discussing financial issues with management, accountants and auditors, and as a result, he possesses the understanding of accounting principles and the ability to analyze and evaluate the financial statements of the Company.
Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of British Columbia.
Karen has been with Barisan Gold since the company's inception. She has 10 plus years' experience in preparing financials for publicly listed TSX listed companies.