Trigon is creating shareholder value in Africa as a copper producer with ongoing exploration projects. In Namibia, Trigon holds an 80% interest in five mining permits in the Otavi Mountainlands, an area of Namibia widely recognized for its high-grade copper deposits, where the company is focused on continued exploration of its permits while simultaneously ramping up to full production at the Kombat Mine.
Trigon restarted the Kombat Mine after 14 years of closure. The company has also expanded its mineral resource after acquiring the Copper King Extension, a +30km area of strike length and exploration ground around the Kombat Mine, with various known mineral occurrences on the property.
In Morocco, Trigon is the holder of the Silver Hill project, a highly prospective copper and silver exploration project. The company owns a 100% interest in the Silver Hill project, a 16km² property in the Anti-Atlas region of Morocco, home to Africa’s foremost silver mines. The current exploration campaign shows copper and silver mineralization at high grades distributed over a wide area. Slags from ancient workings indicate historical large-scale mining for silver. The project is easily accessed via paved national highways and a well-maintained gravel road sufficient for the requirements of an exploration program.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Daye Kaba is a corporate lawyer who brings corporate governance experience and a variety of necessary skills to the Trigon board. He is a partner at ASAFO & Co., Abidjan and formerly and partner in the Global Metals & Mining group at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto. His 20-year practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities and commercial law matters, with a focus on the mining sector in Africa. Mr. Kaba previously worked at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Toronto and Coudert Brothers LLP in Paris.
Ms. Sprott is the President of Sprott Money, an online retailer of gold, silver and platinum bullion to investors and collectors, founded by her father celebrated resource investor Eric Sprott. Prior, she worked as an investment advisor with Sprott Asset Management. Her work history includes experience in Public Relations with Toronto-based firm DKPR. Amongst a list of charitable work, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Sprott Foundation.
Dr. David Shaw has worked both in the technical and financial communities within the resource industry for nearly 40 years. He brings a wealth of expertise in public companies and exploration geology. He has served as an in-house structural consultant on both metal and hydrocarbon exploration programs, then as a member of a hydrocarbon project financial evaluation team with Chevron Resources in Calgary and Vancouver.
Mr. Benharref is a founding partner of Technomine Africa, the Moroccan mineral prospecting company Trigon acquired in 2020 responsible for the discovery of the Silver Hill copper-silver-cobalt exploration project. Mr. Benharref has more than 30 years of geological experience, including mineral exploration, geological mapping, applied geology and geosciences.
Mr. Ollivier brings over 25 years of resource sector and capital markets experience, working both domestically in Canada and internationally in numerous countries. He currently leads Equus Energy Advisors Inc., a consulting practice based in Calgary, Alberta, and he is also currently the President and CEO of the oil company United Hydrocarbon International Corp.
PRESIDENT, CEO AND DIRECTOR
Mr. Richardson is a qualified mine engineer with a background that includes mine finance and resource development over a 20-year career. As CEO of Great Quest, a fertilizer resource developer active in Mali, West Africa, he gained valuable experience operating and creating shareholder value in Africa. He has also held an executive position at Amazon Mining developing resource assets in Brazil.
VP, INVESTOR RELATIONS
Mr. Sullivan has more than 20 years of experience building and financing both private and public companies in North America and China. Mr. Sullivan has been engaged as Financial Advisor to many early-stage ventures raising capital from private or institutional investors in natural resources, advanced materials, automotive, technology and media.
Mr. Bozoki is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business with over 25 years of accounting, tax and corporate finance experience working with development stage companies and has been involved with projects in Zimbabwe, Mali, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
VP, OPERATIONS AND COUNTRY MANAGER
Mr. Müller is a professional mining engineer registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Mr. Müller has a wide range of commodity experience with a strong focus on development to production stage assets. Mr. Müller started his career in the production environment, before also gaining experience in the technical and management divisions
VP, FINANCE, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Ms. Roberts is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with experience and expertise in the finance and mining industry. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Roberts was the Chief Financial Officer at Buffalo Coal Corp. after having spent nine years in the corporate finance industry where she played a key role in initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and debt and equity offerings.
Management of the Company and the Board recognize the importance of corporate governance in effectively managing the Company, protecting employees and Shareholders, and enhancing Shareholder value.
The Board fulfills its mandate directly and through its committees at regularly scheduled meetings or as required. The directors are kept informed regarding the Company’s operations at regular meetings and through reports and discussions with management on matters within their particular areas of expertise. Frequency of meetings may be increased, and the nature of the agenda items may be changed depending upon the state of the Company’s affairs and in light of opportunities or risks that the Company faces.
The Company believes that its corporate governance practices are in compliance with applicable Canadian requirements. The Company is committed to monitoring governance developments to ensure its practices remain current and appropriate. Trigon is creating shareholder value in Africa.