Dirk Harbecke, MBA
Mr. Harbecke is currently the CEO of ADC African Development Corporation, a financial services group focused on providing operational management, investment banking and merchant banking services to the banking and insurance markets in sub-Saharan Africa and other select frontier markets. Mr. Harbecke possesses more than sixteen years of experience as a manager, entrepreneur and consultant in the financial and information and communications technology industries. Mr. Harbecke has significant project and managerial experience in France, the UK, China, Abu Dhabi/Dubai, the US, North Africa and many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Christian Schlag, Ph.D. (Geology), M.Sc. (Geology)
Mr. Schlag has served as the Senior Exploration Geologist for Goldfields South Africa, as the Economic Research Officer of the Geological Survey of SW Africa (Namibia), as Senior Lecturer at the University of Calaber (Nigeria), as Political Advisor for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Tanzania), as Consultant to the Indonesian Ministry of Mines and Energy and United Nations Industrial Development Projects (Indonesia) and was a member of the Deustche Forschungs Gemeinschaft (German Research Foundation). Additionally, Mr. Schlag consults on exploration projects for rare earth metals, uranium, gold, diamonds and heavy minerals throughout Africa and Asia and was instrumental in the discovery of the Marenica uranium project in northern Namibia.
Afzaal Pirzada, M.Sc. (Geology) and P.Geo.
Director, Vice President Exploration and interim CEO
Mr. Pirzada has nearly thirty years of international experience in mineral exploration and mining. He is registered as a Professional Geologist in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Early in his career, Mr. Pirzada was responsible for uranium exploration with the Atomic Energy Minerals Centre of Pakistan. Since coming to Canada, he has led exploration projects for spodumene, iron ore, nickel, PGE and titanium. Mr. Pirzada is a Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for all aspects of Rock Tech’s exploration programs.
Corporate Secretary, Controller and Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs
Mr. Barnett has been involved in the mineral exploration industry since 2007. Prior to joining Rock Tech, he spent several years with a company that invested in and managed several junior mining companies listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange. Mr. Barnett has extensive experience in the areas of regulatory filings, compliance and finance and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) and a Diploma in Financial Management, Advanced Accounting (Honours) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and is currently writing his thesis to earn an M.Sc. in Corporate Finance.
Chuck Jenkins, B.A. and CGA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jenkins has held senior financial positions with publicly-trading companies including Oromex Resources Inc., White Mountain Titanium Corporation and Aurcana Corporation. He has also worked in a corporate finance and regulatory compliance capacity with three leading brokerage firms and served with the British Columbia Securities Commission. Mr. Jenkins obtained his BA in 1977 and has held his CGA designation since 1983.