BOARD AND MANAGEMENT
Board of Directors
Non-Executive Chairman and Director
Mr Johansson has had an extensive career in the mining industry, most recently as President and CEO of Ivanhoe Mines, and previously CFO of Kinross Gold Corporation, Noranda Inc and Falconbridge Ltd in Canada and Vice President and CFO of Boliden Mineral AB in his native Sweden.
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.
Mr Krafft is a Swedish private investor across a number of different industries and also a substantial shareholder of the Company.
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. 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 local stakeholders and regulators. Mr. Kozlowski holds a M.Sc. Business Administration with a major in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics.
CFO and Corporate Secretary
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.
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.