Board of Directors

Lars-Eric Johansson

Non-Executive Chairman and Director

MBA from Gothenburg School of Economics


Mr. Johansson has over thirty years of experience managing Canadian mining companies listed on major stock exchanges in Canada and the United States, including serving as CEO and President of Ivanhoe Mines from 2007 to 2019 and CFO and Executive Vice President of Kinross Gold Inc., Noranda Inc. and Falconbridge Ltd. from 1989 to 2006 and various Boliden companies in Sweden from 1983 to 1989. In addition, Mr. Johansson has held the position of Chair of the Audit Committee for several issuers including, Harry Winston (later named Consolidated Diamonds) from 2003 to
2009, Golden Star Corp from 2003 to 2005 and 2007 to 2010 and, Canadian Solar Inc from 2006 to 2019.

Independent in relation to company and management: Yes
Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Became a director in 2020

Daniel Major

Director

BEng (Hons.), Mininig Engineering, Camborne School of Mines


Mr Major is a mining engineer from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK and currently holds the position of CEO for GoviEx Uranium Inc. His career spans over 30 years in the mining industry where he has established a solid track record initially with Rio Tinto at the Rossing Uranium Mine in Namibia and later as a mining analyst with HSBC Plc followed by JP Morgan Chase & Co. in London. More recently Mr. Major was Chief Executive and later Non-Executive Chairman of Basic Element Mining and Resource Division in Russia, and held leadership positions in several Canadian listed mining companies with exploration and producing assets in Canada, Russia and South America.

Independent in relation to company and management: Yes
Independent in relation to major shareholders: Yes

Became a director in 2020

Eric Krafft

Director

MSc, Shipping Trade & Finance, City University of London


Mr. Krafft held the position of Corporate Finance, DVB Bank AG from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Krafft has over 15 years as Managing Owner/Director of numerous private shipowning/operating companies and various financial investment holding companies.

Independent in relation to company and management: Yes
Independent in relation to major shareholders: No

Became a director in 2020

Management

Filip Kozlowski

Chief Executive Officer

M.Sc. Business Administration, Major in Finance. Stockholm School of Economics


Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr Kozlowski held the position as director of the company based out of Stockholm for the last 3 years. In his role as a director Mr Kozlowski has been central in developing the Company’s presence in Europe in relation to capital markets, European industry forums such as the EU Battery Alliance and European Raw Materials Alliance and local stakeholders and regulators. Mr. Kozlowski has 15 years of experience in various capital market roles, including as an investment manager for private funds, a trader with a global tier one investment bank, and as a portfolio manager for a hedge fund.

CEO since 2020

Nick DeMare

CFO and Corporate Secretary

Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia


Mr. DeMare, a chartered professional accountant, has been President of Chase Management Inc. since 1991, providing accounting, management, securities regulatory compliance and corporate secretarial services to private and public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare also serves as an officer and/or director of a number of public-listed companies. Mr. DeMare holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member in good standing of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

CFO since 2012

Technical Advisor

Mark Saxon

Technical Advisor

B.Sc.(Hons) GDipAppFin, MAusIMM, MAIG


Mr. Saxon has 20 years of experience in exploration and resource geology. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 with a First Class Bachelor of Science (Honours) in geology, and is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Saxon has extensive practical and operational experience within Australia, Europe, North and South America. Mr Saxon was the President & CEO of Tasman Metals Ltd from 2009 to 2016, until the acquisition of Tasman by Leading Edge Materials where he most recently served as the Interim CEO and President of the Company. Mr. Saxon is a well-recognized expert in the REE industry, especially within a European context. Mr. Saxon is also a director or advisory board member of other publicly-listed companies.

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