Mr. Gupta is a Professional Geologist (P.Geo.) registered with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and has experience working with numerous junior exploration and development stage mining companies. Most recently he worked as an equity research analyst covering junior mining companies for Toronto-based financial institutions including Dundee Capital Markets, Fraser Mackenzie and Global Financial where he conducted independent technical due diligence on several exploration and resource development programs throughout North, Central and South America. Previously, Mr. Gupta worked as an exploration geologist for several junior mining companies, and was involved in various aspects of resource exploration, including the planning, preparation, execution and reconciliation of drill programs. Mr. Gupta joined the Company in May 2013 as Director of Corporate Development, and has been serving as the Company’s President & Chief Executive Officer since November 2014.