Dr. Weiguo Lang, B.Eng., D.Eng. – Chief Executive Officer
Weiguo has over 20 years of experience in the mining, technology and agriculture sectors, with a focus on building strategic alliances, joint ventures and financing. He is the Executive Director of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company, Zhongsheng Resources Holdings Limited (Symbol: 2623.HK), primarily responsible for business development and investment. Prior to that, he acted as director for Klondex Mines Ltd., Agro International Inc., Zhongrun (Tianjin) Mining Development Co., Ltd., Ventek Systems Inc. and Q-Net Technologies Inc. Weiguo received his Bachelor Degree in Engineering from Agriculture University of Heilongjiang, and then obtained his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Kiki Smith CPA, CGA – Chief Financial Officer
Kiki has over 20 years of experience assisting private and public companies in the roles of Accountant, Corporate Controller and CFO in mining, oil and gas, real estate, high technology, food production and investment fund management. She currently provides consulting services in mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting and regulatory compliance to several public and private companies in the resource, food production and investment sectors. Kiki graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. She holds a Certified Professional Accountant designation from the Certified Professional Accountants Association of British Columbia.
Afzaal Pirzada M.Sc.(Geology), P.Geo. – Vice President, Exploration
Afzaal is a professional geoscientist with over 30 years’ experience in mineral exploration and mining with expertise in lithium and rare metals, graphite, PGE and uranium. Throughout his career, he has managed multiple exploration projects in various jurisdictions across Canada, USA and internationally. He has worked as Project Geologist, VP Exploration, Director and CEO of Adriana Resources, Rock Tech Lithium and various other mining companies. He has discovered one graphite deposit in Quebec, and successfully developed a lithium project in Ontario from early stage exploration to advanced exploration. He is registered as a professional geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada, authored several NI 43-101 technical and exploration work assessment reports, and has worked as a “Qualified Person” person on mineral exploration projects. He is currently engaged in the exploration of Ultra Lithium’s brine lithium project at the La Borita, Argentina, and hard rock lithium project at the Georgia Lake pegmatites in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.