Chief Executive Officer
Gilbert Clark has 19 years of international experience within the natural resources industry. Prior to joining Sentient Equity Partners he was a Senior Investment Advisor and Director of Sentient Asset Management Canada for The Sentient Group His portfolio covered base and precious metals with investee companies in Europe, Greenland and South America.
Prior to joining the Private Equity Industry he managed the international expansion for Queensland Gas Corporation (subsequently BG Group) for non-conventional oil and gas developments. Mr Clark has resource development and production experience from the Eastern Gold Fields of Western Australia. He has natural resource business experience in continental Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, S.E. Asia, Greenland and Australia.
Mr Clark holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology) from Macquarie University.
Chief Operating Officer
Carlos Braga has held a number of senior positions in the Brazilian mining and fertiliser industries, specialising in strategic planning and implementation. Formerly a senior associate at AT Kearney, he moved to MBAC Fertiliser in 2009. As VP of Operations, he also managed new business development and coordinated the implementation of new policies and procedures as part of the process of listing the company on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Carlos earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from Sao Paulo University and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University NY.
Chief Geologist, Qualified Person
Adrian has over 20 years of experience in exploration, resource delineation and project generation roles for industrial minerals, gold and base metals. He currently leads a team of 13 geologists in a multi-commodity exploration program for Meridian which has confirmed a new style of hydrothermal manganese mineralization and identified a number of emerging gold and tin targets. Adrian holds a B.S.c. Hons, PhD from Monash is a fellow of AusIMM and is the qualified person for Meridian.
Board of Directors
M. Riopel is an accomplished senior-level executive with 20 years domestic/international investment experience in mining. He has managed over the year’s both private and public investment funds. He is the founder and managing partner at Latitude 450, a private equity fund specialized in mining. Prior thereto, he was Senior Investment Director at The Sentient Group, one of the largest PE Funds in mining with over US$2.7 billion under management. He served as Senior Investment Director Metals & Mining at the SGF from 2006 to 2012. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Women in mining Canada in 2017 and is currently the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee. He is also a board member of Aligo Innovation. He has served as a director and/or officer of several Canadian and international companies. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Montreal University and a Masters in Business Administration from Laval University.
John Sabine, qualified as a solicitor in Ontario Canada, has provided over 40 years of legal advice on corporate reorganizations, securities, financings, and mergers and acquisitions. With transaction experience in the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia, John is widely recognized for advising clients on complex international projects and is recognized for his expertise in mining and minerals. He is ranked as a Senior Statesmen, Energy: Mining by Chambers Global. In addition to advising public companies and investment banks, John has served on the boards of directors of a number of public and private companies in a variety of businesses. Until the takeover in 2012, he was a director and non-executive Chairman of the Board of Anvil Mining Limited. He is currently non-executive chair of North American Nickel Inc. and of Meridian Mining S.E., and serves as a director of Seabridge Gold Inc., Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd., and Falco Resources Ltd.
Peter Weidmann has over a decade of private equity experience as a fund investor and in direct co-investments, including several years with Macquarie Bank. He started his career at KPMG and Deutsche Bank, more recently having been an Investment Director with BTV Group in Munich. Peter is currently a Director with The Sentient Group. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and an M.S. in Finance and Computer Science from the University of Mannheim in Germany.
Andre Wessels has more than 27 years experience in mining and related fields, steel, financial services and information and communication technology industries. He is Chief Executive Officer of Era Resources Inc. and has also been appointed as Vice President of Rincon Ltd. He holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and Masters in Business Administration, is a graduate member of the Australian Institute for Company Directors (AICD) and member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).