Sandy has 25 years experience in the investment banking and financial industry. He was a former investment advisor at Canaccord Capital Corp and was involved in numerous corporate financings in Canada and abroad for a wide range of companies. His Experience includes extensive exposure to precious and base metal projects throughout North and South America. He has been Chairman of the Board at Astorius Resources Ltd. since May 24, 2016.
Mr. MacDougall is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, in economics.
Art brings 36 years of business experience to the Astorius board. He has served on the boards of eight other companies in sectors ranging from technology to oil & gas and mineral exploration. Art understands all the aspects and requirements a public company has to operate successfully. This knowledge and experience has been translated into many successful financings for the various companies he has been involved with.
Dr. Carlos Arias Eguiguren has been appointed as Director of the Company. Dr. Arias is a lawyer based in Quito, Ecuador specializing in mining law and is a former Director of the Ecuadorian Chamber of Mines 2003-2005, 2001-2003 and 1996-1998. He holds a Doctorate in law with a Master's degree in international business legal studies from the University of Exeter in England, and a diploma in transactional contracts from the International Development Law Institute, Rome, Italy. Additionally, Dr. Arias is the Ecuadorian representative & associate of Investbank Corp., (USA), Legal Advisor of Kroon Global, Freepoint Commodities, First Merit Group (Canada), CEO of ICAT Investments Corporation from 2008, CEO of Energy Services & Investments ESI Corp from 2009, Legal Advisor and Vice-president of Tecnipetrol Inc.; Legal Advisor of Bellweather International Inc., General Manager and lawyer of Bradley Ecuador S.A., a Branch of Bradley Brothers, Canada 1995-2005; Member of the Board of Aim Explorations Ltd. (Canada). Dr. Arias has been included and recognized in Madison Who's Who of the World, Baron's Who is Who (USA) and received the GDS Excellence Leader Award for his legal mining career. Dr. Aria is fluent in English and Spanish.
Mr. Smyth is a consulting geologist with an MSc. in Geochemistry (University of Cape Town) and a MSc. in Computer Science (Imperial College, London). He has 40 years of experience in the minerals industry, working in Africa, Asia, Australia, Mexico, Canada and Turkey. From 1975 to 2000 he worked for the Anglo American Corporation in minerals exploration, resource evaluation and mining, his last positions being that of VP of Exploration for Australasia (1996-1999), and Africa (1999-2000). He led the team which discovered the Buzwagi gold deposit in Tanzania and the Boyongan Cu/Au porphyry deposit in the Philippines. He also led the group responsible for resource evaluation in Anglo American’s News Mining Business Division, managing various deposits including Navachab and Sadiola (gold), Skorpion (zinc), Uikomst (nickel), and Namaqua Sands (mineral sands). He has subsequently served public Canadian companies as President of Dolly Varden Resources Ltd, and VP Exploration for Dome Ventures Corporation, Miocene Metals Ltd and Pasinex Resources Limited.