Mr. Berzins is a mining engineer with 30 years of experience in the mining industry having worked in gold, oil sands, coal and base metals. He previously held senior management positions with Sherwood Copper, Albian Sands and Suncor Energy and served as General Manager at several gold mining companies including Harmony Gold (Canada) Limited, Echo Bay Mining (Lupin Operations) and Miramar Con Mine. He is registered as a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba.
Mr. Ginn is a geologist with over 25 years of geological, mines management and executive experience with gold and base metal companies throughout North America. Mr. Ginn is currently President and CEO of SGX Resources and Executive Vice Chairman for San Gold Corporation, and is a co-founder of each. Previously, Mr. Ginn worked at Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting, GoldCorp, Granges, Westmin and was General Manager of Harmony Gold (Canada) before initiating the start-up of operations for San Gold at the Rice Lake Gold Project.
Mr. Kristjansson has been involved in Finance and Business Development in a career spanning 14 years. He has been CFO of another publicly listed entity and has held executive management positions with real estate investment funds, capital corporations and has been employed as a consultant. He is on the board of another public company and brings a wealth of financial and accounting experience with him to the Company.
Mr. Michaud is a professional geologist with over 25 years of experience in mineral deposit exploration and mining. He recently held the position of Vice President of Exploration for St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. Prior to this, he was President and CEO of two junior mining and exploration companies, J-Pacific Gold Inc., and China Diamond Corp. Mr. Michaud also previously held executive positions with SRK Consulting Inc. and North American Palladium Inc. Mr. Michaud holds an Honors Earth Sciences degree from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Science degree from Lakehead University.
Mr. Setchell has been working in the mining industry for more than 25 years, holding positions in mining, engineering and geology. He has extensive underground and open pit gold experience, working with various companies including Placer Dome Canada, Goldcorp, Harmony Gold (Canada) and Echo Bay Mines. He was Manager of Mining at Goldcorp's Red Lake Mines and at San Gold's Bissett Mines before being appointed General Manager of the Rice Lake Mining Complex. He has a B.Sc. in Geology from Mount Allison University.
Mr. Rai is a Chartered Accountant with significant accounting, finance and audit experience working with large public corporations. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he worked in the Assurance & Advisory practice focusing on publically listed companies. Prior to joining San Gold, he worked in the manufacturing industry for a public company headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. Rai has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Manitoba, and is a designated Chartered Accountant (CA).
Mr. Friesen has more than 15 years of communications experience, working in a variety of marketing, regulatory consulting, and community relations roles. Mr. Friesen has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Communications (BA) from the University of Winnipeg.