Corporate

Board of Directors & Advisors

Robert Giustra

Chairman

Robert Giustra

Mr. Giustra is the Chairman of Orea Mining Corp., which in 2015 was selected from a peer group of some 1,200 mining companies as a TSX Venture 50 company – a ranking of the top 10 companies in each of the five major industry sectors that make up the TSX Venture Exchange. He has been actively engaged in funding and managing mining companies for more than 25 years. He is a former investment banker with the Québec based national investment dealer Whalen Béliveau (later acquired by Canaccord Capital) where he co-founded the institutional equity sales department with a specialist focus on the mining sector. He has raised millions of dollars for the exploration and development of mining projects globally, and has held director and senior executive positions with a number of listed mining companies. Mr. Giustra has completed option and joint venture arrangements on numerous mineral exploration projects and has successfully negotiated agreements with some of the world’s leading miners, including Teck, Agnico Eagle, IAMGOLD, First Quantum, Nordgold, Alacer Gold, and the world’s two largest gold mining companies, Newmont and Barrick. Mr. Giustra is also the Chairman of Allegiant Gold (AUAU: TSX-V), and a former member of the TSX Venture Exchange’s Local Advisory Committee. Mr. Giustra holds an economics degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Laurent Mathiot

Director

Laurent Mathiot

Mr. Mathiot is a third-generation member of the founding family of Paris based OCIM Group and the CEO of OCIM Finance.  He has held several positions in the finance and banking sectors most notably at Banque Paribas and L’Immobilière de Crédit where he served as CFO.  Mr. Mathiot has founded and successfully managed a number of companies specializing in the trading and marketing of investment gold and diamonds.  Under his leadership the OCIM Group diversified into a strong precious metals merchant and financier with operations in Geneva.  Mr. Mathiot is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique and holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

Peter Gianulis

Director

Peter Gianulis

Mr. Peter Gianulis is the President and Managing Director of Carrelton Asset Management, and was formerly a Partner of Saranac Capital Management, a NYC-based hedge fund. Carrelton Asset Management is an asset management and private equity firm specializing in small and micro-cap companies with a particular emphasis on the natural resource sector. Carrelton Asset Management is a significant shareholder of Orea Mining. Mr. Gianulis graduated with an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from the University of California at San Diego.

Marie-Hélène Bérard

Director

Marie-Hélène Bérard

Marie-Hélène Bérard is a former high-ranking French civil servant; she was Special Adviser to Mr. Jacques Chirac, the former French President, and is currently the Treasurer of the Chirac Foundation and of the France-Israel Chamber of Commerce. She is the President of MHB SAS, an investment banking boutique firm she founded in 2000 specializing in international transactions, primarily in emerging markets. She chairs Orea’s French Advisory Board and, with her appointment as an Independent Director, will continue to play a key role with regard to Orea’s strategy in France. Ms. Bérard is also a Director of the Russian Investment Fund Verno.

Ms. Bérard was with the French Ministry of Economy and Finance from 1972 to 1988 in various senior roles; as Financial Advisor to Mme Simone Veil, the Minister of Health and Social Security, as Deputy Advisor to Prime Minister Raymond Barre, and as Special Advisor to Prime Minister Jacques Chirac on matters relating to employment, immigration and social reforms. In 1988, Ms. Bérard transitioned from government to the private sector and held a number of executive positions, including Deputy Managing Director of Marceau Investments, a French investment firm, and was for 10 years a member of the management board of Crédit Commercial de France (now HSBC France).

Ms. Bérard has been honored for her contributions to France with the distinction of Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur (Commander of the Legion of Honor) and Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Mérite (Commander of the Order of National Merit). Ms. Bérard is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques and holds a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Paris.

Oleg Pelevin

Director

Oleg Pelevin

Mr. Oleg Pelevin holds the position of Director of Strategy and Corporate Development at Nordgold. He has been with Nordgold since its founding in 2007 as the gold mining division of OJSC Severstal, one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel companies. During his tenure, Nordgold has grown aggressively from an ambitious upstart to a major gold producer, and now operates nine gold mines in four countries. In 2013, Nordgold achieved 924,000 ounces of gold production and generated US$1.3 billion in revenue, earning it the distinction of being the world’s fastest growing gold company.

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