Mr. Wilkinson holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Geology as well as an MBA. Mr. Wilkinson has over 35 years of experience in the mining and finance industries. He has held senior positions with numerous junior resource companies as well as corporate finance and research positions with several financial institutions.
Mr. Metcalfe has been Counsel at Metcalfe, Blainey & Burns LLP since 2001, and prior to that was a senior partner with the law firm Lang Michner LLP for 20 years. He is a former president and CEO of Armadale Properties and was a director of Canada Lands Company Limited. Mr. Metcalfe is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and has served as a director of numerous private and public companies.
Mr. Yurichuk is a senior partner at Bobot & Yurichuk LLP a chartered accounting firm. Mr. Yurichuk is a past board member and Audit Committee Chair of NovaDx Ventures Corp., Emgold Mining Corp., ValGold Resources Ltd and Paragon Minerals Corp. He has served as a director of Mavrix Fund Management Inc., a director of Matrix Balanced Income funds, a subsidiary of Growth Works Ltd. and director of a number of resource funds.
Ms. Baker is the founder and CEO of Argo Gold and has 25 years of experience in capital markets including equity analysis, restructuring, fund management, and mineral exploration and mining company activity. Judy Baker was also the founder of Superior Copper and Canada Lithium. Ms. Baker holds an Honours B.Sc. Geological Engineering in Mineral Resources Exploration from Queen’s University (1990) and an M.B.A. from Ivey Business School (1995).
Mr. Schmid has been a banker for more than 45 years, focused mainly in corporate and investment banking in Germany. He works for the Sparkasse in Haslach/Black Forest. Mr. Schmid studied at the Administrative and Business Academy Freiburg, Germany. He continued with ongoing certifications and achieved the highest level of licensed certifications which allows him to run a bank. He was one of the first investors in the EURASIA Holding. This company has supported the development of Osisko on an ongoing basis in Canada right from the early beginnings. Through his investments in numerous resource companies he is familiar with the junior markets, particularly in Europe and North America.
Dr. Pollert is an accomplished technical and financial executive. In 1982 Dr. Pollert received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Clausthal in Germany. Over the next 18 years, his career advanced through acting as the head of process technology and technical marketing to the executive management team at Feld & Hahn in Bendorf. While at Feld & Hahn, Dr. Pollert became responsible for the entire technical area and participated in the building of the first large scale continuous bio-diesel plant in Germany. In 2000 and after two years as an independent consulting engineer, he and a partner founded Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel, a company for the production of biodiesel in Bitterfeld near Leipzig, Germany. In 2006, he and his partner also founded Verbio AG, where they concentrated all bio-energy-activities. There he was the COO until 2011. Since that time, he has been a Member of the Supervisory Board. Verbio AG is now the leading independent bio-energy producer in Germany.