David Cornell

Chief Executive Officer

David has 20 years of commercial, management and corporate experience in the resources sector. He is currently serving on the board of Vimy Resources (VMY: ASX) which owns one of Australia’s largest independently owned uranium resource in Australia.
David has assisted several companies through the listing process and raising over half of a billion dollars for leading resource companies including Atlas Iron, Alliance Mining Commodities and Energy and Minerals Australia. David has 7 years of experience in the Philippines having served on the board of Greater Arc Resources. He also has a technical background in hydro-graphic surveying and oceanography.

Vijay Kamath

Chief Financial Officer

Vijay has over 25 years of cross-functional expertise in banking, leasing, financial management, sales management, commercial, and business development. He has listing experience at Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE), and several other exchanges.
Vijay was previously the Chief Financial Officer of BW LPG Limited at the time of its listing on the Oslo Bors. He is currently on the Board of Kalon Acquisition Corp, a TSX listed capital pool company. In his various capacities, Mr. Kamath has dealt with transactions in excess of US$10 billion.

Joey Nelson Ayson

Country Manager

Joey is a graduate of BS Geology from the University of the Philippines and has more than 35 years of experience in the mineral industry from grassroots exploration to project development and management, including government permitting, liaison, and compliance.
He is the President of the Philippine Mining & Exploration Association (PMEA) and the Chairman of the UP Geology Alumni Association (UPGAA). He is a member of the Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP) and the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM).
He is also an Accredited Competent Person under the Philippine Mineral Reporting Code (PMRC).

Leonides Ramos

Project Head &
Resident Geologist

A Geologist by education and profession, Leo has over 38 years of experience in precious Metals, Geothermal and Oil exploration and development. He is an expert in mineral lands management, mine contract negotiations, mine project management, associated campaigns and government compliance and environmental management.
Leo is a certified Professional Geologist (License no. 0906) of the Philippines and affiliated to ‘Geological Society of the Philippines’ and ‘Association of Filipinos for the Advancement of Geosciences, Inc.’.

Ronnie Siapno

Project Head &
Resident Mining Engineer

With a Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering from Saint Louis University, Ronnie is currently the president of Crescent Mining and Development Corporation and Director of Bezant Resources Inc. Prior to this he was the president of Pacific Falkon (Phils), Inc, and was Mine Manager of Multistone Mining Corporation. Additionally he was also an Engineer for Portman Mining (Phils), Inc and Benguet Exploration Thanksgiving Mine.
Ronnie is also a lifetime member of the Philippine Society of Mining Engineers.